French Health Agency recommends reduced cell phone radiation exposure

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health (ANSES) has during two years work updated their evaluation of health effects from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). It is stated that there is evidence for biological effects both in animals and humans. Also an increased risk for brain tumours has been shown in some studies after long-term use of mobile phones.

It is concluded that:

Given this information, and against a background of rapid development of technologies and practices, ANSES recommends limiting the population’s exposure to radiofrequencies – in particular from mobile phones – especially for children and intensive users, and controlling the overall exposure that results from relay antennas.”

The report can be found here.

It has also been commented by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.