Denmark – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health
Denmark Board of Health Provides Recommendations to Reduce Exposure
- Denmark Board of Health Recommendations on Reducing Cell Phone Radiation
- “As a precautionary measure, the Board of Health recommends a series of simple steps you should follow to reduce exposure from mobile phones:
- Use the headset or handsfree with earbuds, conversation, or use the speakerphone feature
- When possible, use text instead of call
- Limit the duration of calls
- Did not sleep with the phone close to the head
- Limit conversations during low reception and while in transport.
- Do not cover the phone with aluminum foil, special covers, etc.
- Compare phones’ SAR value. Lower SAR require less exposure
Denmark Schools that have removed or reduced wireless exposure; Bjedstrup elementary School og Børnehus, (school and kindergarten) Student must hand over cell phones before classes + no wifi in school premises; Hammer Free Private School – all internet connections are hard wired; Vejlernes private school – no wifi; Kastanjely kindergarten – no wifi
Danish Health Authority recommends that new homes and new institutions where children stay should not be built close to existing power lines and new power lines should not be built close to existing homes and institutions where children stay.
ELF limits: Annual average is not supposed to exceed 0.4 microteslas
Utilities measure magnetic fields at new installations: The annual average is not supposed to exceed 0.4 microteslas (µT) ( .4 microtestas is the same as 4 milligauss) no kindergartens or new buildings in the vicinity of a high-voltage line.
- “In 1993 the Danish health authorities introduced a precautionary approach which stated that new high voltage installations should not be built close to existing dwellings or childcare institutions/schools. Equally the building of new homes close to existing high voltage installations should be avoided. The term “close to” was not defined by a minimum distance or an exposure limit but left to a pragmatic evaluation. The precautionary approach was updated in 2007.
- Autumn 2009: To ensure that the precautionary approach is applied in a uniform manner and to make it more communicable, Danish grid owners and local governments (local planning authorities) have defined an evaluation