|Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks (Fourteenth report from SSI’s Scientific Council on Electromagnetic Fields, 2019)
|The results of the research review give no reason to change any reference levels or recommendations in the field. However, the observations of biological effects in animals due to weak radio wave exposure clearly show the importance of maintaining the Swedish Environmental Code 1 precautionary thinking. The hands-free recommendation for mobile phone calls remains even though trends of glioma incidences do not provide support for an increasing risk caused by mobile phone radio wave exposure. However, observed biological effects and uncertainties regarding possible longterm effects justify caution. The Swedish authorities’ recommendation to generally limit exposure to low frequency magnetic fields, due to the observed increased incidence of childhood leukaemia close to power lines, still remains.
|Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI)
|SSI’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields.
|SSI Rapport 2020:04