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.