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Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response his Department made to (a) the interim report of the Government’s stakeholder advisory group on extremely low frequency electronic and magnetic fields (SAGE) of April 2007 and (b) the Health Protection Agency’s response of October 2007 to the SAGE interim report. (286182)

A Government response to the “First Interim Assessment” published by the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (SAGE) is currently being finalised.

The Health Protection Agency’s advice to Government on the SAGE “First Interim Assessment on power lines and property, wiring in homes and electrical equipment in homes” was issued in October 2007. Both the HPA’s advice and the reply from the Minister of State are on the Department’s website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Healthprotection/DH_4089500