Airwave Health Monitoring Study: System map
This is a system map of the UK Airwave Health Monitoring Study, a cohort study and led by Imperial College that’s been following the lives of 53,000 members of the police force since 2004. The original purpose of the study was to determine if police radios have detrimental health effects, and now the cohort data and biobank is used to study many different health outcomes.
A biobank is a system for collecting, processing and storing data and biosamples from participants in such a way that they can be used by researchers within their studies.
The study is ongoing, and the original Airwave cohort is currently being invited back screenings. So far, the study has found no link between police radios and adverse health effects.