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Argentina aims to reduce EMR exposure
EMR Australia, Monday, April 11, 2016

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. It proposes: to limit emissions from digital mobile phone base stations to 0.1 uW/cm2; to keep mobile base stations at least 100 metres from r  read more

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EMR Updates from Around the World - EMR & Health Report March 2016 Issue
EMR Australia, Friday, January 15, 2016

Italy An Italian town has turned off WiFi in its schools. The Mayor of Borgofranco, Livio Tola, made the decision to remove WiFi from both primary and secondary schools because of concerns about the impact of radiation on children’s health. The schools will continue to provide internet access by wired computers. (La Stampa Cronache, 08.01.16.) Cyprus The government of Cyprus has begun a campaign to reduce children’s exposure to wireless radiation. Launched in December, the campaign aims   read more

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Israel's activities
EMR Australia, Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Israel is implementing strong precautions to measure and reduce public exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Its National Activity Report 2015 advises that: magnetic fields were measured in 4800 schools and action was taken to reduce fields in locations that measured more than 4 milliGauss [Australian limits allow exposure to 1000 mG]; ten types of mobile phones were measured for SAR [Specific Absorption Rate] and results showed that, when phones were held close to the head and in   read more

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EMR Updates from Around the World - EMR & Health Report December 2015 issue
EMR Australia, Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Italy On 10 June, the Parliament of South Tyrol voted in favour of precautions to protect people’s health. These included replacing public wireless networks with those that emit less radiation; educating the public about the possible risks of wireless technology and establishing a working group to identify safer and sustainable technology options. (http:// kompetenzinitiative.net/KIT/KIT/progress-in -south-tyrol-applying-the-precautionary- principle/) Smart meters The US City of Napervil  read more

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Berkeley introduces mobile phone label
EMR Australia, Monday, September 28, 2015

Following a judgment in the Californian District Court, the City of Berkeley will become the first in the US to successfully in introduce labelling for mobile phones. On 21 September, Judge Edward Chen pronounced his decision in a legal battle between Berkeley, whose councillors voted for the labels in May, and the CTIA Wireless Association, which claimed that the labels violated the First Amendment. The Berkeley ordinance required that the specific information should be provided to eve  read more

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Canadian recommendations regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields
EMR Australia, Tuesday, September 08, 2015

During early 2015, the Canadian Government conducted a series of meetings in which witnesses provided testimony about the country’s health standard (Safety Code 6) and exposure to electromagnetic fields. These meetings were conducted by a Panel of the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health, which published its report in June. The report concluded that ‘Safety Code 6 provided adequate protection from established adverse health effects’. However, in light of the evidence brought to th  read more

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New standard in Israel lowers radiofrequency (wireless) radiation exposure
EMR Australia, Tuesday, December 23, 2014

An Israeli municipality plans to introduce a standard which dramatically lowers the amount of radiofrequency (wireless) radiation exposure for residents. The announcement was made following the development of cancer by three students in classrooms located near mobile phone antennas, which sparked a September demonstration by parents of students. Zvika Zarfati and Eshel Armoni from the Mayor’s office, wrote to parents at the school, promising action to protect the community from radiation  read more

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Reviewing the reviews
EMR Australia, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since 2008 over 30 international authorities have published reviews of studies conducted on the link between radiofrequency radiation and health, producing voluminous tomes of notes and recommendations. Now the highlights of this information are available in a paper by Vijayalaxmi and Maria Scarfi, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in early September.1 In the paper, Vijayalaxmi and Scarfi summarised the conclusions and recommendations of   read more

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India's phone tower recommendations
EMR Australia, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An expert group in India has recommended legislation to protect wildlife from the radiation from mobile phone base stations. The group, established by the Environment and Forest Ministry, reviewed research on the effects of radiofrequency radiation on biological systems. It was chaired by Dr Asad Rahmani of the Bombay National History Society and included professors from a number of universities and institutes. According to the Tehelka newspaper, the group’s report stated that radiofrequ  read more

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US mobile phone bill announced
EMR Australia, Thursday, September 09, 2010

US Congressman, Dennis J Kucinich is planning to introduce legislation on mobile phone safety. The proposed bill will require warning labels for mobile phones with information about SAR levels, an update of the ‘decades-old’ standard and a national research program to study the health effects of mobile phone radiation. ‘Consumers have a right to know whether they are buying the phone with the lowest–or the highest–level of exposure to cell phone radiation. They also deserve to have up to  read more

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