Proposed legislation in Argentina aims to reduce public exposure to wireless radiation from mobile phones, base stations and WiFi.
The bill, introduced by Deputy Gabriela Troiano, aims to protect people from both the heating and biological effects of wireless radiation and follows widespread public outcries against electromagnetic pollution.
- to limit emissions from digital mobile phone base stations to 0.1 uW/cm2;
- to keep mobile base stations at least 100 metres from residences;
- to prohibit the installation of wireless transmitters within 100 metres of parks, health, educational, sporting and cultural facilities
- to require wired, rather that wireless, internet in educational and health facilities;
- to require all mobile phones to be sold with information about emissions, a health warning and an accessory to reduce exposure.
The bill has strong support from unions, NGOs and local resident groups.
About The Author - Lyn McLean is a consumer advocate, author and educator and has been monitoring and writing on the subject of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) for over 20 years. She is the director of EMR Australia.