European Parliament – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

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2011 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – Resolution 1815:

  • Resolution 1815: “The Potential Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields and Their Effect on the Environment.”
  • A call to European governments to “take all reasonable measures” to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields “particularly the exposure to children and young people who seem to be most at risk from head tumours.”  The Resolution calls for member states to:
  • Implement “information campaigns about the risk of biological effects on the environment and human health, especially targeting children and young people of reproductive age. “
  • “Reconsider the scientific basis for the present standards on exposure to electromagnetic fields set by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection, which have serious limitations, and apply ALARA principles, covering both thermal effects and the athermic or biological effects of electromagnetic emissions or radiation.”
  • “For children in general, and particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises.”

2009 European Parliament Resolution: Health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields

  • Original Resolution
  • Urges the Commission to review the scientific basis and adequacy of the EMF limits as laid down in Recommendation 1999/519/EC and calls for the review to be undertaken by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks
  • Calls for particular consideration of biological effects when assessing the potential health impact of electromagnetic radiation, especially given that some studies have found the most harmful effects at lowest levels
  • Calls for active research to address potential health problems by developing solutions that negate or reduce the pulsating and amplitude modulation of the frequencies used for transmission

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