Health Council of the Netherlands issues report on health effects
A report by the Health Council of the Netherlands has concluded: " .there is at present no cause for concern" that mobile phones can adversely affect health. The 96-page report, like most others from review panels, also says that further research is indicated. The Council "finds no reason in the scientific data concerning non-thermal effects to apply the precautionary principle and lower the SAR limits for partial body exposure".
The report can be found at www.gr.nl
Health Council of the Netherlands. Mobile telephones; an evaluation
of health effects. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 2002;
publication no. 2002/OIE.
The "precautionary principle" is a much-used phrase with regards to mobile phones. A report from the European Environment Agency examines a number of environmental issues that occurred in the 20th Century, and examines lessons that can be learned from these examples.
The report is available on PDF at http://reports.eea.eu.int
Reference: Late lessons from early warnings: the precautionary principle 1896-2000. Environmental issue report No. 22. OPOCE ã EEA, Copenhagen, 2001.