Monday September 27, 2021
EU EMF Team Has Problem Finding Experts
An EU panel looking at risks from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) hit a snag finding experts for the work. That is according to minutes (bit.ly/3lXnaat) of an early September meeting of the related work group for SCHEER (Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks).
The panel failed to find people with adequate knowledge of physics and EMF in an EU database of outside experts. As a secondary option, they will seek expertise in human or other vertebrate biology/toxicology. If that fails, the group will need to use a lengthier call for experts.
Last summer (PSL, 7/19/21), the EC sought a review of the sufficiency of existing guidelines, which date to the late 1990s. A previous, similar review looked at research available through mid-2014. Since then, according to the EC's request for an opinion (bit.ly/3z1bKan):
"[A] sufficient number of new scientific publications have appeared to warrant a new analysis of the scientific evidence on possible effects on human health of exposure to EMF."