Blootstellingsnormen voorgesteld in de Seletun Scientific statement
- Gepubliceerd: dinsdag 01 oktober 2013 09:39
The Seletun Scientific Panel recommends global governments adopt the following exposure guidelines to protect public health and the health of future generations:
Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation:
Regarding radiofrequency/microwave radiation, the present guidelines, such as IEEE, FCC, and ICNIRP, are not adequate to protect humans from harmful effects of chronic EMF exposure. It is now instead recommended that:
- For whole-body (in vivo experiments) or cell culture-based exposure, 33 µW/kg. It is approx. 2,400 times lower than the current ICNIRP/FCC standards. No further safety margin or provision for sensitive populations, such as immune-compromised patients or persons with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity, is incorporated. This may need to be lowered in the future.
- Based on power density measurements, the Seletun Scientific Panel finds sufficient evidence for a whole-body scientific benchmark for adverse health effect exists down to 0.17 mW/m² [Beperk de Straling: komt overeen met ongeveer 0,25 V/m, zie omrekentabel]. It is approx. 50,000 – 60,000 times lower than the current ICNIRP/FCC standards. This may need to be lowered in the future.
- The Scientific Panel acknowledges that numeric limits derived here for new biologically-based public exposure standards are still a billion times higher than natural EMF levels at which all life evolved. It is a serious mistake to believe that we have always lived in man-made electromagnetic fields, such as from electrical power, radio, TV, computers, and wireless telecommunication, and therefore should not worry. It was not long ago when people thought that X-rays, radioactivity, strong ultraviolet light and radar were completely without harm. Nowadays we know much better.
Extremely Low Frequency Fields:
- Based on the available evidence, the Seletun Scientific Panel recommends a 0.1 µT (1 mG) exposure limit for extremely low frequency (fields from electrical power) for all new installations, such as powerlines, indoor electric appliances, house-hold items, TVs, radios, computers, and telecommunication devices, based on findings of risk for leukemia, brain tumours, Alzheimer’s, ALS, sperm damage and DNA strand breaks. This exposure limit does not include a safety margin, but starts right at the level where hazardous effects are found. The new recommendation is approx. 1,000 – 10,000 times lower than the current ICNIRP/IEEE standards;
- Set-Back Distance. For all newly installed, or newly upgraded electrical power distribution, the Panel recommends a 0.1 µT (1 mG) set-back distance, from residences, hospitals, schools, parks, and playgrounds schools (and similar locations occupied by children) ; this set-back distance easily can amount to 50 meters or more;
- Maximum 24-hour exposure limit. For all newly constructed residences, offices, schools (and other facilities with children), and hospitals there shall be a 0.1 µT (1 mG) max. 24 hour average exposure limit;