• Introduction


    The current regulation in Catalonia regarding maximum exposure levels to electromagnetic fields for the general public is Royal Decree 1066/2001. The levels indicated in this regulation are the same as those indicated in the European Union Council Recommendation in 1999, which are the same as those given by the ICNIRP 1998 guidelines.

    In order to prepare Recommendation 1999/519/EC, the European Commission consulted the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) to determine the recommended limits in accordance with the state of scientific knowledge and in compliance with its monitoring and surveillance obligations.

    The majority of the Member States of the European Union apply the levels of Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC, with the same levels as in the ICNIRP recommendations.

    Countries outside the European Union, such as Japan, Brazil and New Zealand, apply the same levels indicated in the ICNIRP's recommendations. USA and Canada have higher limits.

    In this section you can consult these and other documents.