Health risks posed by electromagnetic fields will be the subject of a Parliamentary Assembly committee hearing on 25 February.
Power transmission and the increasing use of mobile phones, household appliances and other gadgets have raised concerns about the dangers of electromagnetic fields. These worries will feature in the discussions in Paris of the Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs.
The World Health Authority admits that “electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which there is anxiety.
“Concerns have been expressed that exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields at power frequencies (50/60 Hz) could lead to an increased incidence of cancer in children and other adverse health effects. The evidence comes primarily from residential epidemiological studies. These studies suggest that children exposed to ELF magnetic fields have an associated increased risk of leukaemia.”
World Health Organisation: International EMF Project
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