Safety limits have been set by the European Union for the protection of workers and the general public against the effects of mobile phones and other electromagnetic fields. Are these safety limits adequate in the light of recent scientific evidence? The EC Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has updated the previous opinion on “Possible effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), Radio Frequency Fields (RF) and Microwave Radiation on human health” by the Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment (CSTEE) from 2001, with respect to whether or not exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) is a cause of disease or other health effects.
European Commission – Directorate General for Health and Consumers
Radiation, Mobile Phones, Base Stations and Your Health
With the technology rapidly advancing, mobile phone users and people living within close range of the mobile phone base stations have become increasingly concerned over the potential harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation produced by these devices to their health.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
This publication describes the background to research on the health impacts of electromagnetic fields and gives some examples of research projects funded by the European Commission. It also places this research in the context of EU policies and initiatives at international level.
EMF – Electric and Magnetic Fields Associeted with the Use of Electric Power. Questions & Answers
This booklet explains the basic principles of electric and magnetic fields, provides an overview of the results of major research studies, and summarizes conclusions of the expert review panels to help you reach your own conclusions about EMF-related health concerns.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
OET Bulletin Number 56 (Fourth Edition August 1999) – Questions and Answers about Biological Effects and Potential Hazards of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
This is an informative bulletin written as a result of increasing interest and concern of the public with respect to this issue. The expanding use of radiofrequency technology has resulted in speculation concerning the alleged “electromagnetic pollution” of the environment and the potential dangers of exposure to non-ionizing radiation. This publication is designed to provide factual information to the public by answering some of the most commonly asked questions. It includes the latest information on FCC guidelines for human exposure to RF energy.