The Airwave Tissue Bank is an epidemiological study of police officers and staff in Britain. It was established in 2004 to investigate possible long-term health effects associated with use of TETRA, the personal radio system used by the police service. The cohort now supports broader research into common diseases affecting this well-defined occupational group.
Update: 12th September 2023: The Airwave follow-up screening phase has now concluded for this year. Thank you to all participants who attended one of our clinics in South Wales and Scotland over the past few months.
Update: 30th November 2022: We are pleased to announce the follow-up phase of the Study will re-commence in 2023 with the first batch of invites planned to be sent in the New Year. We will initially operate in Cardiff and Carmarthen with plans to extend to other parts of Wales and Scotland.
The Airwave Study team have spent the last 2 years working on the REACT programme which has been fundamental for the Government in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now looking forward to continuing the Airwave re-screening programme thanks to the kind help of our participants.