Letter to the Editor, 24heures.ch, 11 October 2018 - translation
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significant portion of the population fears exposure to
The law would also not ensure the protection of children and young people from the dangers associated with the use of telecommunications services.
On 26 September, the National Councillor, Yvette Estermann, a physician, introduced two motions calling for better consideration of health in mobile telephony: not to raise the limit values for antennas and to collect data on the health status of the population regarding exposure to EM waves. According to a Swiss study (2010), 10% of the population suffer symptoms of electrohypersensitivity. A federal government survey (2015) revealed that 52% of the population were concerned about the health consequences of mobile telephony. The public must be informed of the potential health risks of waves and appropriate protective measures. All electronic devices should carry warning labels
We sincerely hope that the provisions of these motions will lead to concrete actions by the authorities to better protect the health of the population.
by Meris Michaels