The Bioinitiative 2012 report, released in December 2012, is a 5-year update since the Bioinitiative 2007 report on the situation of electromagnetic fields and health. The report was prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs, 3 former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, Senior Advisor to the European Environmental Agency, and Chair of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation. In light of newer evidence, the recommended exposure standards have been further lowered.
How safe is your living environment from an EMF perspective? Check the comprehensive Table of Precautions as a checklist to see how your house checks out with regards to 4 major categories of EMF's:
- Wireless exposures from Wi-Fi, cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, and smart meters, some of which are continually radiating.
- Radio-frequencies from fluorescent lighting, energy-efficient CFL bulbs, dimmer switches, plasma TV's, and computers.
- AC magnetic fields from electricity towers, wiring errors, and appliances.
- AC electrical fields from unshielded Romex wiring found in most residential homes as well as most appliance wires.