Citizens' view

Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States by doing surveys across the European Union citizens. These Eurobarometers did also look into the citizens' view of potential health risks of electromagnetic fields.

A 2007 Eurobarometer surveypdf about the potential health risks of electromagnetic fields showed a fairly even split between "concerned" and "not concerned" - but most European citizens felt that national authorities could do more to prevent potential health risks from electromagnetic fields and inform the public.

A 2010 follow up Eurobarometer surveypdf (+ Annexespdf) showed a slight decrease in the number of people concerned (46% instead of 48%) but showed that most European citizens still felt that national authorities could do more to prevent potential health risks from electromagnetic fields and to inform the public. This is a request that almost half of the respondents also make to the European Commission.

In 2011, the Commission held a stakeholder dialogue on EMF.