EU Directive 2013/35/EU – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Electromagnetic fields) Regulations – Contains examples of workplace related health effects and risks, based on 6 minutes non-thermal exposure to pulsed microwave radiation.
EMF Safety Directive confirms, non-thermal exposure to non-ionising radiation may cause bio-physical effects, and have a detrimental effect on the mental/physical health of exposed employees. EMF Safety Directive identifies four ‘at particular risk‘ groups.
- Pregnant women
- People with active implants e.g. Pacemakers, hearing aids etc.
- People with passive implants e.g. Pins, plates, stents, metallic implants etc
- People with body-worn medical devices e.g. infusion pumps etc.
Workplaces are required to conduct information and awareness training re:EMF health risks e.g. Wi-Fi, Wireless Smart Meters, 3G, 4G etc.