03 February 2015

A law in France about Sobriety, Transparency, Information and Consultation for Exposure to EMF

France passed on January 29 a law introducing a principle of “sobriety” of public exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) induced by mobile networks. The law restricts the use of Wi-Fi in schools and childcare facilities, it bans advertisements targeting children under 14. This law also obligates to monitor the EMF exposure with the objective to reduce it, if technically feasible, when it is significantly above the mean exposure. The law also obligates to a stronger communication on Radio Frequency networks.
The LEXNET Exposure Index can be a good metric to quantify the global RF EMF exposure. Towards this evaluation, CENELEC decide to start a new working group to standardize the assessment of such global exposure.