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Risk management and EMF policy

Risk management and EMF policy

DIRECTIVE 2008/46/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 23 APRIL 2008 AMENDING DIRECTIVE 2004/40/EC ON MINIMUM HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE EXPOSURE OF WORKERS TO THE RISKS ARISING FROM PHYSICAL AGENTS (ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS) (18TH INDIVIDUAL DIRECTIVE WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 16(1) OF DIRECTIVE 89/391/EEC).
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have adopted this directive:
Article 1
In Article 13(1) of Directive 2004/40/EC, the first subparagraph shall be replaced by the following:
"1. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive no later than 30 April 2012. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof."

IARC EVALUATION OF ELF MAGNETIC FIELDS: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE 0.4-μT EXPOSURE METRIC.
Bailey WH, Wagner ME.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2008; 18: 233-235.

The author reflects on the lack of understanding by the public of the magnetic field exposure metric referenced by 0.4 microTesla. The author explains the meaning of 0.4 microTesla measurements in relation to average calculated values. He says that the use of the metric in epidemiology studies can be best-conveyed to the public using simple analogies like a comparison to diet. He also discussed time-weighted average (TWA) exposure metrics in epidemiologic studies of childhood leukemia.

EVALUATION OF THE OCCUPATIONAL RISK RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ACCORDING TO THE EC DIRECTIVE 2004/40 EC: EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY.
Gobba F, Tavani M, Bianchi N.
G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2007; 29(3 Suppl):779-780.

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OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF RISK PERCEPTION IN THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS EXPOSITION.
Pennarola E, Barletta R, Quarto E, Pennarola R.
G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2007; 29(3 Suppl):785-787.

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