Database of Worldwide Policies on Cell Phones, Wireless and Health

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Radiofrequency radiation and public health policy. Worldwide Policies on Cell Phones, Wireless and Health by governments, health authorities and schools worldwide
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France - Policy Recommendations on Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

France – Policy Recommendations on Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) 2016 Report “Radiofrequency Exposure and the Health of Children” recommends regulatory changes to ensure “sufficiently large safety margins” to protect the health of young children stating: “ALL wireless devices, including tablets, cordless phones, remote controlled toys, wireless toys, baby monitors and surveillance bracelets, should be […]

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Belgium - Policy Recommendations on Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Belgium – Policy Recommendations on Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2014: Ghent Belgium bans wi-fi from pre-schools and day care. Read the Flanders Today article: “Ghent bans wi-fi from pre-schools and day care” 2013 Federal Public Health Regulations Bans Cell Phones and Advertising Cell Phones for Young Children Original Legislation:“New rules for selling mobile phones: Practical guide for sellers and distributors” Phones designed for children […]

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Spain - Policy Recommendations on Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Spain – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Spain: Several autonomous parliaments and numerous municipalities have adopted resolutions that urge the application of the precautionary principle in the field of electromagnetic pollution, e.g. by eliminating/ limiting wireless networks for children, conducting health education and public awareness campaigns,  avoiding the implementation of smart meters, and claiming support measures for people affected by central sensitization […]

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Statements and Recommendations on Cell Phones/Wireless

Canada – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Health Canada offers Practical Advice on reducing exposure to wireless radiation Limit the length of cell phone calls Replace cell phone calls with text, use “hands-free” devices Encourage children under the age of 18 to limit their cell phone usage. 2015 Canadian Parliament Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons Report: “Radio Frequency […]

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

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

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 […]

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Australia – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Australia – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency 2015 Fact Sheet: “How to Reduce exposure from mobile phones and other wireless devices.” Reduce the risk from WiFi devices by “keeping them at a distance, for example placing the wireless router away from where people spend time”, and “reducing the amount of time you use them”. […]

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New Zealand – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

New Zealand – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2016 – Rotokawa School Takes Steps to Minimize RF Exposure: After concerns were raised about e-learning by a small group of parents from the school, the principal has put some positive procedures in place as follows: Children will use ipads in flight mode Children using laptops and Chromebooks will work on the desk top Parents […]

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Italy – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2017: Decree of the Environment Minister has recommendations on reducing EMF. Section 2.3.5.4 of the Decree recommends reducing exposure to indoor electromagnetic pollution Reduce low frequency magnetic fields: “In order to reduce as far as possible the indoor exposure to low frequency magnetic fields (ELFs) induced by electrical panels, uprights, conductor dorsals, etc.” the design […]

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Finland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

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 […]

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Israel – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Israel – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2017: Ministry of Education banned personal use of cell phones for teaching and educational staff during teaching hours. Read english translated memorandum.  Read original Memo in Hebrew 2016: Ministry of Education banned cell phones during the school day. Original Summary of the Directive A computer or tablet are approved for Pedagogical activities and smartphones are […]

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Statements and Recommendations on Cell Phones/Wireless

Switzerland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

The Switzerland Federal Office for the Environment  Webpage Informs Public on EMF “Mobile as an electrosmog source” “How strong is mobile radiation?”  – Webpage that contains a PDF of tips for mobile phone use from the Federal Office of Public Health and which states “caution should be exercised primarily when using devices held close to […]

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Germany – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Germany – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (FORP) Website provides precautionary advice and tips for reducing radiation exposure to smartphones, tablets and wireless devices stating, “Since long term effects could not be sufficiently examined up to now the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) recommends to keep exposures to these fields as low as reasonably achievable.” […]

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Austria – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Salzberg Public Health Department Advises Against Wi-Fi in Schools Original Letter “The official advice of the Public Health Department of the Salzburg Region is not to use WLAN and DECT in Schools or Kindergartens.” – Gerd Oberfeld, MD. The public health department of Salzburg (Landessanitätsdirektion) also recommends to evaluate mobile phone base station exposures based […]

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India – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

India – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2012 – The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology issued new EMF guidelines with new Exposure Limits lowered to 1/10 of the ICNIRP level,  SAR labeling on phones made available to consumers at point of sale and a new SAR limit of 1.6W/kg over 1 gram. Mobile hand set manufactured and sold in India or imported from […]

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French Polynesia – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2016 Legislation To Protect The Public and Reduce Exposure Legislation the country adopted in 2016 prohibits advertising of cell phones to children under 14, prohibits advertising cell phones without showing how to minimize radiation exposure to the head, prohibits wireless in nursery schools, limits wireless in primary schools and reduces exposures to workers. Summary of […]

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Russia – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Russia – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Issued Resolutions to Protect Individuals from Wireless Radiation 2011 Original Resolution – “ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS FROM MOBILE PHONES: HEALTH EFFECT ON CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS” Official Recommendations: The Russian Federation specifically advises that those under the age of 18 should not use a mobile phone at all, recommends low- emission […]

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

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

2013 – EEA Issues “Late Lessons From Early Warnings: Chapter 12: Mobile phone use and brain tumour risk: early warnings, early actions?” The chapter concludes that “ Precautionary actions now to reduce head exposures, as pointed out by the EEA in 2007, and many others since, would limit the size and seriousness of any brain […]

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Singapore – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Singapore – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Singapore’s National Environmental Agency Advises Specific Precautions. Frequently asked Questions About Radiation Protection NEA’s advice to the public on cell phone use on their webpage on radiation protection: “While further research is being carried out to study the long-term health effects of RF field, individuals could take precautionary measures to reduce RF exposure to themselves […]

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Poland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Poland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

In April 2016, the Polish government announced they were preparing an Act on protection of the population from the radiation emitted by mobile base stations. According to the Telecom News article: “The Polish Ministry of Digitalisation has announced its preparation of an act on the control of the effects of electromagnetic radiation from radiocommunications devices […]

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United Kingdom – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

United Kingdom – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

The UK National Health Service recommends reducing exposure since 2002. 2002 Steward Report commissioned by the UK Government – “Phones and Mobile Health – AUK Perspective”. The report found that exposure to RF radiation below guidelines has not been “proven” to cause adverse health effects but it is not possible to say “that exposure to […]

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Cyprus – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Cyprus has removed Wi-Fi from elementary schools and supported a strong educational initiative to educate children and families about cell phones and wireless radiation. They have developed comprehensive brochures for public health and video public service announcements regarding the issue. Please take the time to read through these initiatives and watch some video’s of Dr. Stella Michaelidou , […]

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Argentina – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Argentina – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2016 Proposed National Law on Electromagnetic Pollution The law proposes a regulatory framework to “radio infrastructure with radiant systems, antennas and all installations capable of generating electromagnetic radiation” in order to “ensure the protection of public health” considering “both thermal effects and biological. ” In education and health facilities only wired connections to data networks […]

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Taiwan – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Taiwan – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2015 – Government Updated their Protection of Children and Youths Welfare and Rights Act to Ban Cell Phones for Young Children. Complete ban on  children under the age of two from using electronic devices such as iPads, televisions and smartphones. Parents can be fined NT$50,000 (about $1600 US Dollars) The new law also states that […]

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Namibia – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2011/2012 – Namibia’s atomic energy review report states that current so called “safety” standards DO NOT protect citizens from long term health effects. Atomic Energy Annual Review “ICNIRP guidelines do not guarantee adequate protection against the long term effects of exposure, such as increased risk of cancer. “ – Republic of Namibia:Atomic Energy Board

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Turkey – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Turkey – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

The Ministry of Health has issued public information brochures that recommend limiting exposure especially for pregnant women and children. Ministry of Health Brochure Mobile Phones and Health Effects: The Brochure starts by saying the research on cell phone radiation shows low levels of electromagnetic frequencies “may cause cancer”.  13 Recommendations to Reduce Exposure which include: […]

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Greece – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Greece – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Greek law mandates lower RF exposures near schools, nurseries and hospitals The exposure limits in Greece are at 70% of the official European limits. In areas less than 300 m from schools, hospitals and nurseries the exposure limit is lower at 60% of the official European limits. Cell antennae are prohibited from being on top […]

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Chile – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Chile – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2012 “Antennae Law” prohibiting cell antennae/towers in “sensitive areas” International Bar Association Legal Practice Division Newsletter: “New communications antennae law in Chile” ‘Regulates the installation of antennas used for the emission and transmission of telecommunications services’ This law limits the power of antennas,  reduces urban impact of towers through ‘infrastructure sharing’ opens up a process […]

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Ireland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Ireland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Gives Advice to Reduce Exposure The department has a webpage on Electromagnetic fields which directs people to the advice of the Chief Medical Officer. Advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Ireland. “Advice from the Chief Medical Officer on mobile phone use: We may not truly understand […]

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Denmark – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

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 earbud, conversation, or use the speakerphone feature […]

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Tanzania – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Tanzania – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

2014 – Director General of Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC), Mr Idy Mkilaha publicly endorses precaution. “Mr Mkilaha says that when weighing up this convenient tool with the questionable health impact control, caution and measures must be taken to reduce one’s exposure from radio frequency (RF) emissions from the cell phone to prevent health hazards.” […]

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Romania – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Recommendations Of The Consumers Protection Association Of Romania On Cell Phones And Wireless Recommendations to reduce exposure The Association for Consumer Protection in Romania launched a national campaign of information and awareness of consumers entitled “SOS electromagnetic pollution.” “Do not allow children younger than 12 years how to use a cell phone, except for emergencies. […]

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United States – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

United States – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Legislation has been introduced at the state and national level. Some Communities have issued proclamations, resolutions and and started initiatives to  inform the public of wireless health issues. May 12, 2015 Berkeley Adopted the Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance on a Unanimous Vote. Berkeley is the first city in the nation to require cell […]

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Schools Worldwide Removing the WiFi and Reducing Exposure

This page hosts a running list of INDIVIDUAL schools that have removed Wi-Fi or reduced Wi-Fi radiation. Please note that the countries of Cyprus, France, Belgium and Israel are among the countries that have banned Wi-Fi in classrooms for young children and/or taken major measures to reduce radiation exposure. Learn more about government and country […]

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Teacher Unions and Parent Teacher Organizations

2017: Hillsmere Elementary School PTA  Writes Letter To Anne Arundel County Opposing a Small Cell Near The School and cites the EMF Scientists. Read the letter. 2016: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) published the article  “Minimize health risks from electronic devices” in the September 2016 NJEA Review. Adrienne Markowitz and Eileen Senn detail how to […]

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DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS APPEAL FOR STRICTER WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY REGULATION

DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS APPEAL FOR STRICTER WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY REGULATION

NPR 2008 Radio Interview “Scientist: Cell Phone Use May Increase Cancer Risk”. NPR’s Melissa Block interviews Dr. Dan Wartenberg professor of environmental epidemiology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Listen to the interview below. Vienna Resolution 1998 Salzburg Resolution 2000 Stewart Report, UK 2000 Declaration of Alcalá 2002 Catania Resolution 2002 Freiburger Appeal 2002 Bamberger Appeal […]

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Firefighter Unions Opposing Cell Towers

Firefighter Unions Opposing Cell Towers

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS “The IAFF opposes the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings […]

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California Governor Brown Vetos SB649 Halting Small Cell Streamlining Legislation

California Governor Brown Vetos SB649 Halting Small Cell Streamlining Legislation This week, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed  SB 649, 5G streamlining legislation that would have granted the telecom industry a green light to place “small cell” antennas approximately every hundred yards throughout California neighborhoods directly in front of homes.   Learn more about SB649 Here […]

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