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Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to local planning authorities on planning applications for housing and schools located close to high voltage overhead power lines. (286726)

The stakeholder advisory group on extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (SAGE) published a report in April 2007 which made a number of recommendations to Government on ways to reduce people’s exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF EMF). The Government are currently finalising their response to the SAGE report.