National Legislation minimizing WiFi has been passed and the National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (ANSES) issued a report on the science in 2013.
Federal Public Health Regulations issued in 2013 due to Health Concerns for Children.
Around the world, countries are taking strong action to reduce wireless radiation on children.
In addition the policies listed below, countries like Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Israel, Russia and China have set RF exposure limits 100 to 10,000 times lessthan the USA. They recognize that there can be non-thermal biological effects from wireless radiation.
The Israeli Ministry Of Education has issued guidelines limiting WiFi and cell phone use in schools including.
The Israeli Ministry of Health published Environmental Health in Israel 2014 which states that “Precautions should be strictly enforced with regard to children, who are more sensitive to developing cancer.” and that "wireless communication networks in schools be reduced."
The Israeli Health Ministry recommends “sensible use of cellular and wireless technology, including: considering alternatives like landline telephones, use of a speaker while talking on a cellphone, and refraining from installing the base of wireless phones in a bedroom, work room, or children’s room.”
In 2013 the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency issued Fact Sheet 14: titled How to Reduce Exposure from Mobile Phones and Other Wireless Devices which states:
Australia has a very organized advocacy group working to redice wireless exposures on children. See the video to the left.
The Italian Supreme Court ruled a man’s brain tumor was caused by his cell phone use in 2012. The National Institute for Workmen’s Compensation must compensate a worker with head tumor due to cell use.
Please watch the documentary to the left about protests against radar installations in Sicily.
On June 10, 2015, the State Parliament of South Tyrol voted to allow the application of the precautionary principle mandating the state government to:
Resolution 1815 was issued in 2011 entitled:
The Potential Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields and Their Effect on the Environment.
A call to European governments to “take all reasonable measures” to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields “particularly the exposure to children and young people who seem to be most at risk from head tumours.” The Resolution calls for member states to:
The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has repeatedly warned about electromagnetic radiation impacts on children and recommended WiFi not be used in schools. Download report HERE.
Health Canada offers “Practical Advice” on reducing exposure to wireless radiation.
The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority issued 2009 recommendations for children which include: favoring text messages, parents limiting duration and amount of calls, the use of hands free devices, avoiding calls in a low reception area and keeping the phone away from the body.
"With children, we have reason to be especially careful, because there is not enough research on children's mobile phone use", according to STUK research director Sisko Salomaa.
Read Namibia's atomic energy review that states pretty clearly that current so called "safety" standards DO NOT protect citizens from long term health effects.
ICNIRP guidelines do not gurantee adequate protection against the long term effects of exposure, such as increased risk of cancer.
-Republic of Namibia- The Atomic Energy Review
October 2015, The Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Child Health (ECH) announced it wants "to err on the side of caution", warning the public that using mobile devices could be potentially harmful to children.
Legislation has been introduced at the state and national level. Some Communities have issued proclamations, resolutions and and started initiatives to inform the public of wireless health issues.
2015 California, Berkeley: Berkeley is the first city in the nation to require cell phone retailers to provide those who purchase a new phone an informational fact sheet which informs buyers to read the user manual to learn the cell phone’s minimum separation distance from the body. Read all about this historic ordinance.
2014 New York: Wireless Router Labeling in all Suffolk Public buildings: 12/2014 The Suffolk County Legislature passed legislation to require all county buildings to post notices that wireless routers are in use such as, "Notice: Wireless technology in use." The resolution, sponsored by Legis. William Spencer (a physician), warns that every wireless device emits radio frequency radiation or microwave radiation. It notes that studies "that have looked at the effects of low-level RFR radiation on human cells and DNA have been inconclusive."
2014 Maryland, Greenbelt: The Greenbelt Maryland City Council voted unanimously on November 24, 2014 to alert citizens about the fine print warnings and possible health risks of cell phones and wireless devices, to send the FCC Chairman a letter urging the adoption of “radiation standards that will protect human health and safety.” They also voted to oppose cell towers on school grounds.
2012 Wyoming: Jackson Hole issued a Proclamation of Cell Phone Safety which cites concern over long term health effects as well as the increased risk the radiation poses to children.
2012 Florida: Pembroke Pines, passed Resolution 3362 expressing the City's "Urgent Concerns" about Wireless Radiation and Health and which encourages citizens to read their manuals and presents information on how to reduce exposure by using a headset or speakerphone. Jimmy Gonzalez, an attorney who had developed brain cancer after heavy cell use, initially petitioned the Commission. Watch the Video of his powerful testimony here.
2010 California, San Francisco: Cell Phone Radiation (How to Reduce Exposures) Webpage launched. San Francisco developed a poster, factsheet and display stickers.
2010 California: Burlingame California City Council voted to include cell phone safety guidelines in their Healthy Living in Burlingame initiative (WHO classification and consumer precautions).
2010 Maine, Portland :Mayor Mavodenes, Jr. declared October “Cell Phone Awareness Month”
2012 The Cell Phone Right to Know Act H.R. 6358 was introduced receiving strong support from many organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics. (AAP Letter here.) This legislation called for labels on mobile devices at point of sale, a comprehensive national research program to study whether exposure to wireless devices causes adverse biological effects directed by NIEHS and the EPA and exposure level regulation.
2014 The Maine LD 1013 "The Wireless Information Act" passed the State Senate and House but then failed to pass the second vote. The Bill requires manufacturer's information on radio-frequency exposure be visible on the outside of the cell phone's product packaging.
2014 Hawaii Senate Bill SB 2571 was introduced calling for a warning label encouraging consumers to follow the enclosed product safety guidelines to reduce exposure to radiation that may be hazardous to their health.
The San Francisco Cell Phone Right to Know Ordinance was signed in 2011 requiring cell phone retailers to distribute an educational sheet created by the San Francisco Department of Environment that explains radiofrequency emissions from cell phones and how consumers can minimize their exposure. The CTIA sued the city and settled with the City to block implementation of the Ordinance in exchange for a waiver of attorneys' fees. The City Cell Phone Radiation Webpage remains online. San Francisco developed a poster, factsheet and display stickers.
SB 932 California, HM 32, New Mexico, HB 1408 Pennsylvania, and SB 679 Oregon.
Read a Recent Review of International Policy
Redmayne M. International policy and advisory response regarding children's exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Electromagn Biol Med. 2015 Jun 19:1-9.