Science & Precautionary measures in EMF Policy - review by Dr Michael Repacholi
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are generated by many of the technologies we use in everyday life. Since virtually everyone on the planet is subjected to these fields, safety from exposure to them is a matter for government health policy.
Most countries limiting exposure to EMF fields have adopted those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO); the guidelines on exposure limits published by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). Yet there are challenges to the use of established science and some call for the incorporation of additional precautionary measures into government policy.
This paper discusses the use of science and precautionary measures for policies that protect the health of everyone from exposure to manmade EMF.