The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking the views of stakeholders and interested parties in the process of preparing an Environmental Health Criteria monograph on radiofrequency (RF) fields. The monograph will include a scientific review of all studied health outcomes and it will provide an overview of risk management policies and practices around the world.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to present their views on specific questions to be addressed during the course of this project. The discussions at the seminar and their conclusions will be considered carefully in the development of the WHO monograph.

More details about the seminar (pdf, 27 ko)

Meeting Agenda

8:30 – Registration

9:00 – Welcome address

Marc Mortureux, Director General, ANSES
Maria Neira, Director PHE, World Health Organization

9:15 – Setting the scene

The WHO Monograph on radiofrequency fields, Emilie van Deventer, WHO
Objectives of the seminar, Denis Zmirou-Navier, EHESP and University of Lorraine

9:30 – Scientific background

Sources, measurement and dosimetry: Simon Mann, PHE, United Kingdom
In vitro studies: Eric van Rongen, HCN, The Netherlands
Animal studies: Maria Rosaria Scarfì, CNR-IREA, Italy
Volunteer studies: Gunnhild Oftedal, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway
Epidemiological studies: Maria Feychting, Karolinska University, Sweden

10:30 – Coffee break

10:50 – The WHO survey of RF policies

Results and analysis of the WHO international survey or RF policies: Denis Zmirou-Navier

12:00 – Lunch

13:15 – Parallel sessions

Policies regarding personal exposures
Policies regarding environmental exposures
Policies regarding occupational exposures

15:45 – Coffee break

16:05 – General discussion

Rapporteur’s reports from the parallel sessions

17:15 – Concluding remarks

Emilie van Deventer, WHO

17:30 – Close of meeting

Practical Information

Wednesday 5 June 2013

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) – Paris
27-31 avenue du Général Leclerc – 94701 Maisons-Alfort, France


Pr. D Zmirou-Navier
Head – Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EHESP)
and University of Lorraine

Publié le 14 mai 2013