|Public consultation on the SCENIHR Opinion on
Possible effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on Human Health
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) have their origin in diverse sources such
as domestic, industrial and medical electrical appliances and devices
as well as high voltage overhead transmission lines. Exposure to EMF
has been increasing for instance with the growth in the use of
appliances of the telecommunications industry and with a rapid increase
in the installation of transmitter masts used as radiotelephone base
In view of the Commissionís intention to prepare a report to the
Council and the amount of scientific evidence that has become available
since the publication of an earlier opinion by the CSTEE on "Possible
effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), Radio Frequency Fields (RF)
and Microwave Radiation on human health", of 30 October 2001, the
Commission has asked the SCENIHR to both update the previous opinion of
the CSTEE and to monitor new information that may influence the
assessment of risks to human health in this area.
The Commission, in consultation with the SCENIHR, invites interested
stakeholders to send their comments on the preliminary opinionby Friday, 3 November 2006 to the following e-mail
In order that your comments can be given the fullest consideration by
the Commission, please use this format .
You are requested to provide contact details in the event that the
Commission would like to have further clarification on any technical
issue you may have raised.
The outcome of the consultation will be published. The opinion, which
will be finalised after consideration of the replies to this public
consultation, will serve as a basis for future activities carried out
by the Commission.
Contributions received will be
published on this website, unless requests not to do so have explicitly