Commissie van Europees Parlement erkend groeiende bezorgdheid over gezondheidsrisico's EMV

donderdag, 05 maart 2009 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

Bron: 4 maart 2009

Met overweldigende meerderheid (43-1) heeft de Commissie Elektromagnetische Velden van het Europees Parlement in een resolutie de groeiende bezorgdheid erkend van publiek en wetenschap over de gezondheidsrisico's van elektromagnetische velden:


On Health Concerns Associated with Electromagnetic Fields

In a 43-1 vote, the European Parliament Committee on the Environment,
Public Health and Food Safety adopted OVERWHELMINGLY a Resolution urging
the European Commission to recognize growing public and scientific
concern over health risks from electromagnetic fields. The Resolution
will be voted on in plenary by the full Parliament on 26 March 2009.

This vote by the Parliament’s Environmental Committee on February 23,
2009 mirrors the 522-16 vote by the full Parliament last September on
the EU Environment and Health Action Plan which called on the European
Council to /‘amend its Recommendation 1999/519/EC in order to take into
account the Member States' best practices and thus to set stricter
exposure limits for all equipment which emits electromagnetic fields in
the frequencies between 0.1 MHz and 300 GHz’/.

The Resolution identified existing conditions that have lead to the need
for the Commission to take urgent notice and take action to address the
exponential growth of new technologies that may place societies at
increased health risks, and to review the scientific basis and adequacy
of the EMF limits.

_Highlights of Adopted Motion (Summary of 29 Points Adopted in Resolution)_

• Calls for review of adequacy of the existing EMF limits.

• Calls for specific consideration of biological effects.

• Calls for Member States and industry to address new technologies to
reduce EMF exposure

• Encourages negotiation for new cell siting and transmission lines to
avoid siting too close to schools, retirement homes, and health care

• Calls for studies on electromagnetic compatibility of artificial EMF
with the living human body.

• Calls on the Commission to issue an annual report on EU levels of EMF
and actions taken to protect human health and the environment.

• Calls for worker protection from EMF (steps to speed implementation
of Directive 2004/40/EC)

• Deplores the delay in publication of the final Interphone Report, and
asks the Commission to ask those in charge of the Interphone Project why
no definitive findings have been published and, should it receive an
answer, to inform Parliament and the Member States without delay.

• Requests the Commission to earmark funds for awareness campaigns for
young Europeans who are cell phone users, including information on
health risks and safer methods of use.

• Calls for ICNIRP and WHO to be more transparent and open to dialogue
in standard-setting

• Proposes the EU’s Indoor Air Quality policy should encompass study of
wireless (indoor WIFI, DECT at home) and in public venues.

• Calls for improved consumer information and labelling on wireless

• Calls for a single standard for ELF exposure along electric
high-voltage grids.

• Calls on Member States to recognize persons that suffer from
electrohypersensitivity as being disabled so as to grant them adequate
protection as well as equal opportunities (as Sweden has done).

• Instructs its President to forward the Resolution to the Council, the
Commissions, the governments and parliaments of the Member States, the
Committee of the Regions and the WHO.

The full Report and result of final vote in Committee can be viewed at: .

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