2016 – Department of Education re:EMF

1.8 EXPOSURE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

The DoES has sought the opinion of the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government (DoECLG) on exposure to electromagnetic fields in schools.

The DoECLG set up an Expert Group to report on the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Field and they reported on this in 2007. The Expert Group examined in detail the scientific evidence relating to the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields. The conclusions of this report were accepted by the then Government.

The report concluded that the weight of scientific evidence currently available shows no adverse short or long-term health effects from exposure to the radiofrequency signals produced by base station transmitters on Wi-Fi systems. There is also no scientific evidence to date that exposure to the non-ionising radiation limits established by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is damaging to health.