World Health Organisation


Lyon, France, May 31, 2011 ‐‐ The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued its decision to classify
radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as a Group 2B ( possibly carcinogenic to humans)

This mirrors the 2001 IARC finding that extremely low frequency ( ELF-EMF) pertaining to power frequency ( powerline and appliance) non-ionising radiation.

The IARC Monograph Working Group discussed and evaluated the available literature on the following exposure categories involving radiofrequency electromagnetic fields:
-occupational exposures to radar and to microwaves;
-environmental exposures associated with transmission of signals for radio, television and wireless telecommunication; and
-personal exposures associated with the use of wireless telephones.

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