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Ref. PACE 021 (2011)

"Information from the WHO confirms the potential danger of electromagnetic fields" states PACE rapporteur

Strasbourg, 01.06.2011 – "I welcome yesterday's announcement by the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that mobile phone use should be classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans," today declared Jean Huss (Luxembourg, SOC), author of the report on the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment, which resulted in a Resolution adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) last Friday.

"The information from the WHO confirms the contents of my report," he added. "I wish to underline the need for reinforced protection of children and for active prevention measures. Awareness-raising campaigns targeting teachers and parents should be implemented rapidly, warning of the risks of prolonged use of mobile phones by children from an early age," Mr Huss concluded.

PACE Resolution 1815 (2011) on the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment

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The Assembly brings together 318 members from the national parliaments of the 47 member states.
President: Mevlüt Çavusoglu (Turkey, EDG) - Secretary General of the Assembly: Wojciech Sawicki.
Political groups: EPP/CD (Group of the European People's Party); SOC (Socialist Group);
EDG (European Democrat Group); ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe);
UEL (Group of the Unified European Left).