Dated: 11 April 2018
A National Research Foundation Synoptic Feedback from the Peer Review Committee are as follows:
- The relevance of the problem statement is convincing from the standpoint of the link between unregulated nnEMF exposure environments and increased the risk of diseases to humans.
- The envisaged research outputs outlined are good and realistic, easy to relate to set objectives.
- Potential impact: The project idea is novel and will contribute to the generation of both new methodologies and new knowledge in on exposure of nnEMF environment and impact on increased diseases in the society. This work has a globally environmental impact and could influence policy, as the findings will be presented to multinational regulatory bodies.
- Alignment with National Research Strategies: This is a multidisciplinary project and different aspects have been fully addressed. The study is highly aligned with national priorities. There are many concerns about exposure to nnEMF radiation, globally. The WHO recommends that countries adopt their health-based nnEMF radiation standard from the large selection of international guidelines published, based on their tolerance of risk value toward accrued benefits to health. Therefore, the study contributes alignment to South African national Strategies.
- Academic merit of the applicant: 81%