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Ireland – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

May 17, 2017


Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Gives Advice to Reduce Exposure

The department has a webpage on Electromagnetic fields which directs people to the advice of the Chief Medical Officer.

  • Advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Ireland.
  • “Advice from the Chief Medical Officer on mobile phone use: We may not truly understand the health affects of mobile phones for many years. However, research does show that using mobile phones affects brain activity. There is general consensus that children are more vulnerable to radiation from mobile phones than adults. Therefore the sensible thing to do is to adopt a precautionary approach rather than wait to have the risks confirmed.In the light of these findings, the Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health and Children strongly advises that children and young people who do use mobile phones, should be encouraged to use mobile phones for “essential purposes only” All calls should be kept short as talking for long periods prolongs exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.All mobile phone users can reduce their exposure to radiofrequency energy by making fewer calls, reducing the length of calls, sending text messages instead of calling, using cell phones only when landline phones are unavailable, using a wired “hands free” device so that the phone need not be held against the head and refraining from keeping an active phone clipped to the belt or in the pocket”.

Irish Doctors Environmental Association Recommends Wired Connections

  • 2013 Letter
  • The Irish Doctors Environmental Association wrote a statement in 2013 concerning health concerns with Wi-Fi in school: “We urge you to use wired technologies for your own safety and that of your pupils and staff.”