Establishing a Dialogue on Risks from Electromagnetic Fields.

Public concern over possible health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) has led to the preparation of this handbook. Potential risks of EMF exposure from facilities such as power lines or mobile phone base stations present a difficult set of challenges for decision-makers. The challenges inclu...

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Main Author: Organization, World Health.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; TABLE OF CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH: THE PRESENT EVIDENCE; What happens when you are exposed to electromagnetic fields?; Biological effects and health effects; Conclusions from scienti.c research; EMF RISK COMMUNICATION: DEALING WITH PUBLIC PERCEPTION; Multiple determinants of the EMF risk issue; How is risk perceived?; The need for risk communication; Managing EMF risk communication; WHEN TO COMMUNICATE; WITH WHOM TO COMMUNICATE; WHAT TO COMMUNICATE; HOW TO COMMUNICATE; EMF EXPOSURE GUIDELINES AND POLICIES: THE PRESENT SITUATION.
  • Who decides on guidelines?What are guidelines based on?; Why is a higher reduction factor applied for general public exposure guidelines?; Precautionary approaches and the Precautionary Principle; Science-based and precautionary approaches for EMF; What is the World Health Organization doing?; GLOSSARY; FURTHER READING.