Recommendation1999/519/EC and Workplace Directive 2013/35/EU "must be based on the best available scientific data". We demand limits are set to the MOST PROTECTIVE AMONG ALL scientific and empirical guidelines available, including
- Council of Europe Resolution 1815 point 8.2.1.
- Bioinitiative 2012
- Building biology evaluation guidelines for sleeping areas
- EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses (page 19)
There are many guidelines on exposure limits to RF EMF, but the EU Commission has decided that "advice on this matter has been given by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)" only (in the preamble section point 10); however We Consider ICNIRP Flawed.
Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1815 in point 8.1.2. states: "reconsider the scientific basis for the present standards on exposure to electromagnetic fields set by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection, which have serious limitations, and apply ALARA principles, covering both thermal effects and the athermic or biological effects of electromagnetic emissions or radiation".
To ensure the best attainable protection (although no radiation is the ideal goal, we understand it is not attainable), EU should consider the lowest limits among scientific guidelines put forward by experts who are independent of the telecommunication industry and without conflict of interest *1:
- RESOLUTION 1815
"set preventive thresholds for levels of long-term exposure to microwaves in all indoor areas, in accordance with the precautionary principle, not exceeding 0.6 volts per metre, and in the medium term to reduce it to 0.2 volts per metre;"
(Note: 0.2 V/m = 100 μW/m2)
The BioInitiative 2012 Report has been prepared by 29 experts from ten countries. "The great strength of the BioInitiative Report is that it has been done independent of governments, existing bodies and industry professional societies that have clung to old standards."
(Note: No observable effect on humans 1μW/m2)
- INSTITUT FÜR BAUBIOLOGIE
The Building Biology Evaluation Guidelines are based on the precautionary principle. They are specifically designed for sleeping areas which are associated with long-term risks and represent the most sensitive window of opportunity for regeneration. Any risk reduction is worth aiming at. Nature is the ultimate standard.
(Note: over 1000 μW/m2 is extreme; 10-1000 μW/m2 is high)
The EUROPAEM EMF guideline 2016 was drawn up by the EUROPAEM EMF - WORKING GROUP and approved by the EUROPAEM board on August 9, 2016. The EUROPAEM EMF guideline 2016 represents the current state of medical science.
under 100μW/m2 for 2G-4G daytime exposure
under 10 μW/m2 for Wi-Fi daytime exposure
under 10 μW/m2 for 2G-4G night time exposure
under 1μW/m2 for Wi-Fi night time exposure)
(Updated in September 2022: WHO International EMF Project published another report - South Africa National Report 2022. Page 30, headline:
Legal accountability of a Guideline versus a Standard
"The WHO states there is to be no internationally mandated EMF radiation standard but recommends that countries adopt their health-based EMF radiation standard from the large selection of international guidelines published, based on their tolerance of risk value toward accrued benefits to health. Because it cannot be denied that there is the potential of harm from exposure to EMF radiation, legally binding exposure standards have been established in many countries worldwide."
"We see the idea of changing theories in all realms of science. It is also important to keep in mind that scientists are human. They have prejudices; they misinterpret data; they become emotionally attached to their theories and thus lose objectivity; and they play politics. The scientific methods are only as effective as the humans using them."
1 Lennart Hardell and Michael Carlberg 2020: Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7405337/