Electromagnetic Fields: What the experts say

  • Health Council of Netherland / October 2011


    A new advisory report released by the Electromagnetic Fields Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands concludes, “no evidence has been found that exposure to [RF EMF] has a negative influence on the development and functioning of children’s brains, not even if this exposure is frequent.” However, the Committee says that a lack of data leaves them unable to draw conclusions about possible long-term effects.

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    The Health Council of the Netherlands

    Press release


  • World Health Organization / June 2011


    In the new version of Fact Sheet 193 titled “Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile phones”, WHO includes the classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Besides WHO indicates that “to date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use”. And adds that “studies are ongoing to more fully assess potential long-term effects of mobile phone use”.

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    Fact Sheet 193


  • The Scientific Advisory Committee on Radiofrequency and Health (CCARS) / February 2011


    The Advisory Committee’s annual report states that “as a number of prestigious organisations have outlined recently, there are no scientific reasons that justify a reduction in current mobile phone electromagnetic exposure limits, either for the general public or as a result of occupational contact”.

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  • The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority / January 2011


    The 2010 annual report of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority concludes: “The link between mobile phone use and cerebral cancer as a result of recent research indicates that this risk is improbable. Nevertheless it is advisable to continue investigating the long-term effects on children and adolescents”.

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Scientists do not establish health risks from electromagnetic fields