European Parliament

European Parliament

On 23 February 2009 a report was commissioned into ‘health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields.’  The full report is here, but important points to note are:


C. … ‘there are continuing uncertainties about the possible health risks, particularly to young people whose brains are still developing.’


H. … ‘need, as a matter of priority, to conduct exposure tests under actual conditions in order to asses the non-thermal effect associated with radio-frequency (RF) fields, and the fact that children exposed to EMFs are especially vulnerable’

Note: in the parliamentary question by Merja Kyllonen dated 10 January 2018, she points out that in tests conducted in 2015, 95% of phones exceeded the regulatory threshold when used in contact with the skin, in other words ‘’under actual conditions’.


J. 'whereas the Special Eurobarometer report on  Electromagnetic Fields) No 272a of June 2007) indicates that the majority of citizens do not feel that the public authorities inform them adequately on measures to protect them from EMFs’


2. ‘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’

Note: An excellent point.  A fundamental flaw in the original design of the cell phone network was that it used pulsed frequencies, which some experts have identified as having a particularly detrimental effect on living cells.


3. the Commission, working in coordination with experts from Member States and the industries concerned (electricity companies, telephone operators an manufacturers of electrical appliance including mobile phones), should draw up a guide to available technology options serving to reduce exposure to EMFs’

Note: Unless evidence is found to the contrary, the Commission has failed to do this.


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