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The Vienna Resolution of 1998 stated:
"The participants agreed that biological effects from low-intensity exposures are scientifically established. However, the current state of scientific consensus is inadequate to derive reliable exposure standards. The existing evidence demands an increase in the research efforts on the possible health impact and on an adequate exposure and dose assessment."
This statement has been repeated consistently in international scientific resolutions up to the present day as the consensus view of many concerned scientists and medical doctors. On April 2, 2009, the European Parliament EMF Resolution of April 2, 2009 with stronger language than was included in earlier EP resolutions (1994 and 1996) recommending application of the Precautionary Principle. The new Resolution directs its 26 member states to look "..for particular consideration of biological effects when assessing the potential health impact of electromagnetic radiation, especially given that some studies have found the most harmful effects at lowest levels; calls for active research to address potential health problems by developing solutions that negate or reduce the puslating and amplitude modulation of the frequencies used for transmission."
The European Parliament Resolution generated renewed interest, starting in France where national governments are starting to investigate the state of EMF science, EMF emitting technologies and what public policy or other changes may be warranted. In addition, many nations of the world have already issued warnings about cell phone use by children and teens, including the UK. France, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Thailand and India. Some nations have, since 1998, adopted lower environmental EMF exposure standards, including Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Switzerland, China and Lichtenstein and China; regions, including the State of Salzburg; and, cities, including Toronto, Canada and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
On September 14, 2009, a U.S. Senate Committee Hearing was held on cell phone radiation and expert witness testimony was heard by Members of the U.S. Congress. These hearings may lead to new legislation to fund a federal research program on cell phone radiation and related issues. For details on the Senate hearing and the Expert Conference on Cell Phones and Health: Science and Public Policy Questions, that also took place in Washington DC between September 13-15, 2009, see the Environmental Health Trust website www.environmentalhealthtrust.org. ICEMS was a cosponsor of that meeting,
An international debate is underway on the adequacy of EMF exposure standards to provide human health and environmental protection from wireless devices, antennas, power lines, electrical appliances and emerging electric grid and broadband wireless infrastructure. The ICEMS resolutions and those referred to dating to 1998 send a clear message of concern, that the exposure standards set by nations that conform to the International Commission for Nonionizing Radiation Protection, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or the Federal Communications Commission, are inadequate to protect health and environment, and that more safety precautions are needed, while the research continues that could result in the development of biologically based standards.
1. Porto Alegre Resolution, September 15, 2009 1
PAR - Portuguese translation
PAR - Italian translation
PAR - Espanol translation
PAR - French translation
PAR - German translation
PAR - Norwegian translation
PAR - Greek translation
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1 The English version only will be brought up to date with new signatures, as they are added
2. The London Resolution, March 2009
3. The Salzburg Resolution, June 7 & 8, 2000
Note: for more information go to http://www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/gs/gesundheit/umweltmedizin/elektrosmog/celltower_e.htm
4. The Vienna Resolution, October 25-28, 1998