ITU-T Workshop “Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs)”
Geneva, 20 November 2007
Under the parentage of ITU-T Study Group 5, a workshop on Human exposure to
electromagnetic fields will be held on 20 November 2007 at the ITU
headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The rapid development of radiocommunication and telecommunication services
in which exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is an issue, is of
interest to the general public, regulatory agencies, standards organizations
and industry. Transmitting antennae are a source of EMF and increasingly
need to be placed close to where people live and work in order to support
modern telecommunication services. Questions and concerns have been raised
and need to be addressed in an appropriate manner. This is a very complex
subject and many entities and international standardization organizations
are involved, which makes the proper coordination of work very important.
ITU as an organization made-up of administrations, regulators, operators and
industry is interested in clarification of and in sharing accurate
information on all aspects of the use of radio frequency EMFs in order to
secure their safe use in new radiocommunication systems.
Information and Documentation
The workshop will focus on cooperation and collaboration between
organizations involved in the evaluation of human exposure and provides the
opportunity to present main tasks and achievements including results of
research and real life examples.
The workshop aims to:
The workshop will bring together experts from all over the world to discuss
these and other issues.
- maintain dialogue between the various organizations active within the EMF
health effects domain
- increase understanding and alignment, reduce potential duplication of
- present methods and approaches used with examples of application in real
- give support to developing countries in establishing national regulation
concerning radiation protection.