Electromagnetic fields

Actions of the European Parliament

Call for review

In 2007, the Commission prepared the mid-term review of the European Environment & Health Action Plan 2004-2010. In its response adopted on 4 September 2008, the European Parliament called "upon the Council to amend its Recommendation 1999/519/EC in order to take into account the Member States' best practices and thus to set stricter exposure limits for all equipment which emits electromagnetic waves in the frequencies between 0.1 MHz and 300 GHz". The Commission responded in Document SP(2008)6486..

In its resolution on "Health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields" of 2 April 2009, the European Parliament did not renew its earlier call upon the Council. It decided instead to "urge the Commission to review the scientific basis and adequacy of the EMF limits as laid down in Recommendation 1999/519/EC and report to the Parliament" and to "call for the review to be undertaken by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks". The Commission responded in Document SP(2009)3508.

Written questions from the European Parliament (since 2006)

Overview of written questions from the European Parliament on EMF (2006 -)