Electromagnetic fields (EMF)

WHO handbook on Establishing a Dialogue on Risks from Electromagnetic Fields

Originally published by WHO in 2002 (in English), this handbook is intended to support decision-makers faced with a combination of public controversy, scientific uncertainty, and the need to operate existing facilities and/or the requirement to site new facilities appropriately. Its goal is to improve the decision-making process by reducing misunderstandings and improving trust through better dialogue. Community dialogue successfully implemented helps to establish a decision-making process that is open, consistent, fair and predictable. It can also help achieve the timely approval of new facilities while protecting the health and safety of the community.


Since the first publication of the handbook, it has been translated into 12 languages:

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