Finland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health
2015 – Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) recommend reduced exposure to children
- “Exposure can be reduced by simple means” webpage recommends:
- Use a hands free device, don’t use phones reception is poor, the phone should be kept on a table or similar location instead of in the user’s pocket.
- “STUK recommends that unnecessary exposure to radiation from mobile phones be avoided. In particular, children’s unnecessary exposure should be avoided as their life-long exposure will be longer than that of those who begin using mobile phone as adults and as only scant research exists on health effects to children.”
- “Mobile phones are a major source of radio frequency radiation” webpage states:
- “The level of exposure to radiation from a mobile phone held next to user’s ear can approach the exposure limits. Never before have humans been exposed to equally strong sources of radiation in their living environments. Identifying any health impacts is highly important because practically everybody uses a mobile phone today.”
2009 – Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) initially issued recommendations to reduce exposure with more explicit cautionary language.
- Information posted on the STUK website in 2009, now removed. – “Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority: Children’s mobile phone use should be limited”
- 2009 Policy position paper by STUK detailing why “It would be good to restrict children’s use of mobile phones.” – “Statement of Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) concerning mobile phones and health on 7th January 2009”
- 2009 Yle Uutiset News article – “Authority Recommends Restricting Childrens’ Use of Mobiles”