Cell phone radiation news: French Government cracks down to protect citizens

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wi fi(NaturalHealth365) Last week the French Parliament passed a law to control exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by wireless technologies like, cell phones, computer tablets and Wi-Fi. This move has been long overdue.

Because, as we all know, it was Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, who proclaimed “first do no harm”. So, finally with this new law, the French government embraces the same ideal by using the ‘precautionary principle’.

This new law makes far-reaching changes concerning EMF exposures

As reported in the newspaper Le Monde newspaper, WiFi is banned outright for preschoolers. In addition, wireless internet is prohibited in places dedicated to the welcome, rest, and activities of children under the age of 3 years old.  With this new restriction, one can only wonder what they really know about the dangers of wireless technology.

At primary school level WiFi must be disabled when not in use for teaching and any establishment offering public access to WiFi must put show a sign at the entrance indicating the presence of WiFi.

Cell towers installations come under scrutiny

For any new cell tower installations, the ANFR (France’s equivalent of the FCC) if requested by the local mayor, must submit to the local government calculations of EMFs that will be generated. This information must be made available to the public.

A new national committee will be created under the remit of the ANFR. This committee has to make a yearly report showing “atypical” exposures. That’s to say areas where the level of public exposure to EMFs substantially exceeds national exposures.

Telecom operators will then be given six months to remedy these hotspots subject to “technical feasibility”. And, within one year, the ANFR is required to produce a municipal-level map of all cell towers in France.

Tough measures to protect children from cell phone radiation

Anyone selling a cell phone to a child aged under 14 must be also able to provide an accessory, headset or other, designed to reduce exposure of radio frequency (RF) radiation to the head. Similarly any cell phone related advertising must recommend the use of such an accessory device.

Believe it or not, advertisements promoting the use of cell phones without these accessories are prohibited. Plus, where the law is not respected, a fine of 75,000 euros (that’s over $85,000 US) may be applied to violators.

Finally, a recognition of ‘electromagnetic hypersensitivity’

There are a growing number of people that suffer adverse health reactions when exposed to EMFs. Conservative estimates are that between 3% and 5% of the population are electro-sensitive, but the true figure may be much higher. This new law requires that the French government submit a report on electromagnetic hypersensitivity to Parliament within one year.

Although there is no scientific consensus on the issue of EMFs there is now a substantial body of scientific evidence showing the adverse effects on our health of these exposures. This is reflected in the declarations made by important institutions.

National and international bodies gradually move to protect citizens

In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified EMFs of the type used by cell phones and WiFi as possibly carcinogenic. Then in 2013, the French National Agency Health Safety of Food, Environment and Labour (ANSES) recommended to limit exposure of cell towers.

In 2015, the EU’s European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) issued an important document giving recommendations on how to protect people generally from EMFs with specific recommendations on how to help people that are already suffering from these exposures.

EMF exposures are dangerous and a threat to the public. Though perceived as a compromise this law is seen as an important first step. It’s the first law in France to deal exclusively with the question of EMFs.

Although, at this point, it remains to be seen whether this national law will be another case of ‘l’exception francaise’ or whether other countries will follow suit.

Editor’s note: We, at NaturalHealth365, feel very strongly – based on the scientific evidence – that EMF pollution is a serious health threat. Click here to learn more about the dangers of EMF pollution and how to protect yourself.

About the author: Lloyd Burrell is the founder of ElectricSense.com. His website offers solutions to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies. Download his free EMF Health Report today!

References:
http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/01/29/une-loi-pour-encadrer-l-exposition-aux-ondes_4565339_3244.html
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities-electromagnetic-hypersensitivity
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2015/02/01/france-new-law-bans-wifi-in-daycares-restricts-wireless-infrastructure
http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/wifi-banned-in-pre-school-childcare-facilities-by-french-government-2

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  • pam r

    I don’t think in the US this would happen anytime soon -unless enough people voiced themselves. People in the goverment make way to much money from the telecommunications industry.

  • HisPurpose

    It is all around you, there is nowhere to hide. But I remember a secret place that you can hide and be protected…..

    Psalm 91
    Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

    1 He who dwells in the SECRET PLACE of the Most High
    Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
    My God, in Him I will trust.”

    3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    And from the perilous pestilence.
    4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
    And under His wings you shall take refuge;
    His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
    5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
    Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
    6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
    Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

    7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    And ten thousand at your right hand;
    But it shall not come near you.
    8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
    And see the reward of the wicked.

    9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
    Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
    10 No evil shall befall you,
    Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
    11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
    To keep you in all your ways.
    12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
    Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
    13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
    The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

    14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
    I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
    15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    16 With long life I will satisfy him,
    And show him My salvation.”
    HOW AWESOME IS THE LORD MOST HIGH

  • synrgii

    Hey Lloyd Burrell: Good to see you making contributions over on this site now too. Your work is important!

  • There is little awareness of the dangers of EMFs in France but there is a strong green/ecological movement and these people are informed of the dangers. This law was backed by the Green party there are strong eco movements around the world….change will come.

    • Helga Tronrud

      Thanks Lloyd for your input ……you are so valuable with your knowledge and experience.
      We appreviate you greatly !