The Department does not hold this information centrally.
The Department has supported research over the last decade in relation to concerns that there might be adverse effects from low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields from power lines, mobile phones and telecommunications masts. In the course of this work, the scientific and medical communities have become aware of people who report an unusual sensitivity to electric or magnetic fields. A range of symptoms was noted by the Health Protection Agency's (HPA's) Radiation Protection Division in its publication, ‘Mobile Phone and Health 2004’, which is available on the HPA website at:
The HPA also published a study entitled ‘Definition, Epidemiology and Management of Electrical Sensitivity’, which is also available on the HPA website at:
The HPA is undertaking a programme of research on wireless local area networks, including wi-fi use in schools. Information about these studies is available on the HPA website at:
The Health Protection Agency and the World Health Organisation keep scientific reports on health effects from electromagnetic fields under review.