Sunday, May 29, 2011

Council of Europe Resolves To Reduce Electrosmog

On 27 May 2011 The European Assembly Parliament adopted Resolution 1815 addressing "The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment".
For the full wording see: 
In effect the ministers have fully endorsed what the EHS Canaries have been saying for years. Exposure to non-thermal non-ionising types of electromagnetic radiation at below officially endorsed (ICNIRP) levels needs to be reduced.
The adopted resolution states that a policy of As Low As Reasonably Achievable - ALARA and The Precautionary Principle should be applied across European EMR regulations, "even if the risk cannot be determined with sufficient certainty". P5.
The Council of Europe state that ICNIRP exposure limits "have serious limitations" p8.1 and that "microwave levels indoors should not exceed 0.6 Volts per metre and to reduce it in the medium term to 0.2 Volts per metre". P8.2.1
The resolution states that prolonged use of mobiles and other devices emitting microwaves is "ill-considered" p8.3.1 "…and prolonged use of mobiles and other devices emitting microwaves; for children in general, and, particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises". P8.3.2
These levels are realistic, achievable and long overdue.