Exposure and Precaution
The precautionary principle requires taking «effective and proportionate measures aimed at preventing the risk of serious and irreversible damage to the environment» in the event of «lack of certainty, taking into account scientific knowledge and techniques of the moment». For the precautionary principle to be respected, it is therefore necessary to take into account the potential risks and not only the proven effects on the environment.
The recommendations on the biological risks related to electromagnetic fields are based on the guidelines of the precautionary principle of the Bioinitiative Report (2012) as well as those of the German building biology for sleeping areas (SBM-2015) pdf.
Magnetic fields: < 1 mG
Electric fields: < 5 V/m
Body voltage: < 100 mV
Radio frequencies: < 10 uW/m2
Symptoms and levels of severity can vary from person to person, as each person reacts differently to different intensities and frequencies of EMFs. Children and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable. Caution is advised where you spend the most time, with particular attention to the sleeping area. Chronic exposure should be avoided.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) based its exposure recommendations on outdated reports published by the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP), using tissue heating, not biological effects, as a guideline.
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines are not adequate to protect public health and safety.
The World Health Organization based its recommendations on these reports.
Compare the huge difference between these standards.
Magnetic fields < 1000 mG
Electric fields < 5000V/m
Radio frequencies (2,45 GHz) 10 000 000 uW/m2
Numerous international and independent scientific studies demonstrate the potential risks of electromagnetic radiation on human health at exposure to levels below the thresholds set by ICNIRP.