Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 17 November 2011
European Commission, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
This scientific conference is organized under the auspices of the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), in the context of the periodic review of the scientific evidence on the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) as mandated by EU Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC.
The issue of the potential health effects of EMF is the source of a continuing high level of concern among the EU public, as confirmed by the findings of the 2010 Eurobarometer on this issue. Two thirds of the polled European citizens said that they believe that their health is affected by EMF from high voltage power lines, mobile phones or base stations. This concern is fed by scientific controversies developing around the remaining scientific uncertainties.
The objective of the conference is to identify the main sources of uncertainty in EMF & Health research, to identify the areas of scientific consensus on the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields, to define the key remaining knowledge gaps and to develop proposals on a strategy to address them. This strategy would prioritize research actions according to health relevance and by decreasing level of health concerns.
The speakers at the conference will be international scientists with high level credentials. A Steering Committee composed of international personalities has been appointed to help develop the programme.
Contact email address of the organising company LIGARIS: EMF2011@onetec.be.