Published the Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks on the possible risks from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields


The debate on the potential health effects due to exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields is increasingly heated, especially in recent years following the introduction of 5G technology which will lead to an increase in speed and optimization of internet performance as well as new connection experiences for users.
To take full advantage of the large amount of experimental data available in the scientific literature and provide evidence of the possible health effects, a new approach has been emerging in recent years which employs the systematic reviews of published studies, which are carried out with a detailed planning of bibliographic search strategies, identification and data analysis to minimize bias in the evaluation and synthesis of studies concerning a particular research topic.
In this context, the working group on radiofrequency electromagnetic fields of the Scientific Committee for Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) of the European Commission, where the IREA senior researcher Olga Zeni participated as an external expert, concluded its work of evaluating the scientific evidence on the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (100 kHz - 300 GHz) on human health emerging from the papers published from 2015 up to now.
Based on this extensive revision, the working group has not identified evidence of adverse health effects deriving from short or long-term exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields at levels below the exposure limits set by European legislation.
However, SCHEER argues that a technical revision of the annexes in Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC and Directive 2013/35/EU, with regard to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, is needed in order to recognize the recently introduced dosimetric quantities and establish limits for them.
At this link, you can read the Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks.
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