Model legislation for electromagnetic fields protection

1 Jan 2006


Regulations and Policies


The Model legislation for electromagnetic fields protection is developed to assist WHO member states in enacting appropriate legislations which could enable government agencies to protect citizens from exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). The model legislation aims to introduce measures to protect the public and workers from potential harmful effects of EMF, through a set of legal frameworks:

– A Model Act to establish limits on human exposure to EMF and minimum requirements for the protection of the public and workers, based on recommendations by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
– A Model Regulation to set exposure limits for the public and workers, dealing with exposure in living and working environments.