Monday, September 8, 2008

Risk to Children, Pregnant from Mobiles Concerns European Parliament

Dear all,
Just recently, Members of the European Parliament (MEP) critized the European Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010 for not being more precise about how to implement prevention strategies, especially for vulnerable population groups, and how to actually reduce disease. Among other topics, they were especially concerned about the obselete exposure limits for electromagnetic fields:
"They are greatly concerned at the Bio-Initiative international report on electromagnetic fields, which highlights the health risks posed by emissions from mobile-telephony devices such as mobile telephones, UMTS, Wifi, Wimax and Bluetooth, and also DECT landline telephones. It notes that the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields which have been set for the general public are obsolete. They do not take account of developments in information and communication technologies or vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, newborn babies and children." (28 Aug 2008)

In the German press release of the same plenary session, it is also noted that 522 MEPs supported this report and only 16 were against.

Best regards,
Katharina Gustavs
Building Biology Environmental Consultant (IBN), Canada