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First report on EU electro-radiation guidelines

The European Commission's health and consumer directorate has published a first review of implementation by EU member states, candidate and associated countries of a 1999 non-binding EU recommendation setting maximum limits for public exposure to electromagnetic fields, or non-ionising radiation (EED 11/06/99). Governments' responses have varied widely, it concludes, creating a situation which "could end up going against the free goods movement law in the EU". Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Greece have adopted tougher restrictions, mostly through binding regulations, while Finland and Estonia have yet to implement the guidelines. See EMR report.

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