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Council of Europe adopts Final Resolution warning of dangers of electromagnetic fields

On May 27, 2011, the 47-nation Council of Europe adopted a resolution warning of the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment. Among its many recommendations the Council advised member states to “pay particular attention to ‘electrosensitive’ people who suffer from a syndrome of intolerance to electromagnetic fields and introduce special measures to protect them, including the creation of wave-free areas not covered by the wireless network.”

Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe promotes cooperation among all the countries of Europe in the areas of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Its resolutions are influential in policy-making and its decisions have often been adopted through conventions and treaties.

The resolution may be found on the organization’s Web site at http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/AdoptedText/ta11/eRES1815.htm, and the Cellular Phone Task Force has made this resolution available for download as a PDF here.