Exposure to electro-magnetic radiation - Inter-ministerial working group

/ Updated on 21.02.2003

On April 6, 2001, within the framework of its attributions as the entity responsible for radio spectrum management, ICP - acting presently under the designation of ANACOM - decided to introduce several measures, recommended at the Community level in order to limit exposure of the general public to electro-magnetic fields. Given that this matter is not an exclusive competence of ICP-ANACOM, the creation of a multi-disciplinary working group was simultaneously proposed, able to respond to a series of relevant questions.

In this context, it was decided to set up an inter-ministerial working group, composed of representatives of several Ministeries, and coordinated by the representative of Minister of Health.

This decision was implemented via the joint ministerial order no. 8/2002, signed by the respective ministers on November 27, 2001 and published in the Diário da República, II Series, on January 7, 2002.

The working group is responsible for the following:

- Analyse the Council Recommendation no. 1999/519/EC, of July 12, 1999;

- Propose a framework of basic restrictions and suitable reference levels;

- Draw up concrete proposals for action.

The working group, in which Anacom was envolved, concluded the works on April 2003.

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