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ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELDS / RADIATION LINKS
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At the 2003 National General Assembly, the City of Mitcham and the City of Whyalla, South Australia moved that the General Assembly continue to support ongoing research into the effects of Electromagnetic Energy (EME) on the general public and that ALGA disseminate information on Electromagnetic Energy (EME) to its membership

ALGA responded to Motion 66 that it will encourage council to monitor development in the relevant matters related to electro-magnetic radiation, but can only provide a minimum level of monitoring and services in this regard. ALGA is pleased to provide links to online resources.

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

The ACMA is a government regulator of radiocommunications and telecommunications. It works closely with the communications industry to achieve active self-regulation, while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditions, codes and standards and monitoring the effect of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the community’s needs.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

ARPANSA, as part of the Health and Ageing Portfolio, is a Federal Government agency charged with responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

The Department of Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy (DBCDE)

The Department develops and administers legislation relating to the communications, information technology and the arts portfolio. It consults as appropriate with industry, consumer groups, other government agencies and key stakeholders when developing legislation.

Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)

AMTA is an industry lobby group promoting the "The consensus view of world health authorities is that mobile phones do not cause any adverse health effects" view.

World Health Organisation - the International EMF Project

One of the major goals of the International EMF Project is to publish Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) reviews of the scientific literature on RF, ELF and static fields. The EHCs are the result of in-depth critical reviews conducted through independent, scientific peer-review groups on various topics related to exposure of people to EMF.

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)

ICNIRP is a body of independent scientific experts consisting of a main commission of 14 members, 4 scientific standing committees covering epidemiology, biology, dosimetry and optical radiation and a number of consulting members. This expertise is brought to bear on addressing the important issues of possible adverse effects on human health of exposure to non-ionising radiation.

EMF explained

EMF explained provides up-to-date, easy-to-access layered information on the scientific consensus among leading public health and regulatory authorities from around the world on health and electromagnetic fields (EMF).



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