EU actions

EU action related to electromagnetic fields is based on Council Recommendation (1999/519/EC) of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of the exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz- 300 GHz)pdf.

This recommendation proposes basic restrictions and reference levels.

Background

Implementation

Action taken so far is set out in different reports on implementation of the Recommendation:

EU rules in other areas

The Recommendation serves as a reference for EU rules in other areas, such as:

Actions of the European Parliament

The European Parliament has produced resolutions on EMF and is sending written questions to the Commission on a regular basis.

Stakeholder Dialogue Group

In 2011, the Stakeholder Dialogue Group on EMF met four times to identify the main issues for the various stakeholders and to formulate recommendations on the management of these issues.

For more information on the issues, stakeholders and recommendations, see the meeting minutes.