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Parliamentary questions
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26 March 2018
Question for written answer E-001797-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Biljana Borzan (S&D)

 Subject:  Implementation of EU legislation with regard to electromagnetic radiation
 Answer in writing 

Electromagnetic radiation emitted by base stations for mobile network operators is a matter of great concern to European citizens, particularly those living in urban centres. Citizens are often worried about the impact of electromagnetic radiation on human health, particularly when base stations are installed on or in the immediate vicinity of residential or social buildings.

At EU level, this issue is mainly regulated by Directive 2013/35 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields).

1. Have all Member States implemented Directive 2013/35 in a satisfactory manner, and are there any Member States that have set stricter limit values than those provided for in the directive?

2. Is there any specific EU legislation regulating the construction and installation of base stations for mobile operators in terms of the protection of public health, and does the Commission have powers to regulate this area?

3. What research relating to the impact of electromagnetic radiation on human health does the Commission consider relevant in the context of the preparation and implementation of EU legislation?

Original language of question: HR 
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