Electromagnetic Fields: What the experts say

  • The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment. Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU) / November, 2013

     

    In the update to its report on Electromagnetic Fields and Health published in 2007, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment concludes: “no scientifically-proven adverse health effects are observed from exposure to electromagnetic fields below the levels specified by ICNIRP. However, it is currently not possible to analyse possible long-term effects.”

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  • French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) / October 2013

     

    In its bibliographical review, the French Health Agency (ANSES) does not find arguments which suggest the need to change the ICNIRP exposure limits. In the current context of a society in the midst of technological development and research projects whose results have yet to be released, it recommends limiting the exposure to radiofrequencies, in particular those of mobile telephones, especially in the case of children and intensive users (not prohibiting their use). It also notes the development of studies with electro-sensitive people which will provide data that will make it possible to take them into account.

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  • Electromagnetic Fields Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands. De Gezondheidsraad / June 2013

     

    The Dutch Health Council: Comparative analysis of the results of the epidemiological studies carried out since 2000 concludes that there is no clear, consistent evidence which would indicate an increase in the risk of suffering brain tumours or tumours in other areas of the head associated with the use of the mobile phone..

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  • Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. Strålkäkerhetsmyndigheten (SSM) / May 2013

     

    The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) concludes that the recent evidence from the latest scientific publications does not suggest a link between the use of the mobile telephones and the development of brain tumours. The main recommendation made by the Swedish agency is that, as a precaution, the hands-free kit should be used and the handset should be kept away from the body during mobile telephone calls.

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  • International Agency for Research on cancer (IARC) / May 2013

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) publishes a monograph about the carcinogenicity of RF in humans. This monograph includes the scientific evidence by the IARC expert group, which established that radio frequency electromagnetic fields of mobile phones are carcinogenic type 2B

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Scientists do not establish health risks from electromagnetic fields