Scientific review bodies

We give here summaries of the conclusions reached by expert review bodies.  We try to include all major reviews regardless of the viewpoint expressed.  But it is important to be aware of the differing status of the various bodies.

Bodies with legal international status

World Health Organization (WHO)

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Other bodies with recognised international status

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). ICNIRP is self-constituted but is formally recognised by WHO

The European Union's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIR) - see also other statements about EMFs from the European Union.

Bodies with legal status in the UK

Health Protection Agency (HPA), formerly National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB).  HPA is charged by Act of Parliament with providing advice on EMFs.

Bodies with recognised status in UK

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).  IET is formally constituted but its advice on EMFs does not have any legal status.

Bodies with formal status in the USA

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Reports and reviews without formal status

California Department of Health Services.  This report was produced by three scientists working for California DHS but was never adopted by DHS itself.

Bioinitiative.  Bioinitiative is a self-appointed ad-hoc body.

Static fields

Some of these bodies have also made statements about static fields