Public Perceptions of Radiation Effects on Health Risks and Well-Being

A Case of RFEMF Risk Perceptions in Malaysia

  • Yusniza Kamarulzaman
  • Farrah Dina Yusop
  • Noorhidawati Abdullah
  • Azian Madun
  • Kwan-Hoong Ng

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yusniza Kamarulzaman
    Pages 17-36
  3. F. D. Yusop
    Pages 63-68
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 69-73

About this book


This book reports on the investigation of the public’s perception of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field (RF-EMF) radiation effects on health and well-being, in Malaysia. It elaborates on how understanding the impact of perceived risk is essential in order to investigate the explanatory value and effectiveness of interventions influencing these beliefs. The book expands on the knowledge and understanding of different risk perception related to radiation in order to explain the gap in literature regarding the relationship between risk perceptions that lead to public behaviors. In doing so, the book presents empirical findings of a national study that unveils two key factors affecting public risk perceptions: psycho-graphic and personal factors. It offers a more collective and cultural understanding of public perceptions on radiation risks via a systematic mixed-method research approach. Research in the book also show that while the radiation risk is recognizable and unavoidable, the relevant stakeholders should be more proactive and committed to communicate and rectify the perception of radiation. The book thus serves as a valuable source of reference to understand the debate and to invite more participatory dialogues on radiation risk perceptions among public.


Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field Radiation effects Electromagnetic devices Electromagnetic fields Health aspects RF-EMF Risk Perceptions in Malaysia Radiation Effects on Health Risks Radiation Effects on Well-Being

Authors and affiliations

  • Yusniza Kamarulzaman
    • 1
  • Farrah Dina Yusop
    • 2
  • Noorhidawati Abdullah
    • 3
  • Azian Madun
    • 4
  • Kwan-Hoong Ng
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and AccountancyUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  4. 4.Academy of Islamic StudiesUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  5. 5.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9893-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9894-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-3162
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-3170
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