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09 December 2017

Poland: Krakow's New Initiative On Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution

Krakow Poland’s New Initiative On Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution
Environmental Health Trust

International Expert Forum on Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution and ”Let’s Be EcoDigital” Community Project

The City of Krakow Poland has started a new initiative regarding digital devices and electromagnetic radiation. The City has developed a series of contests, community gatherings and electronic waste awareness activities as part of their EcoDigital” project launched under the Mayor of the City of Krakow. As an example, the City hosted a family picnic on the “International Day of Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution”

The City will be hosting the 2nd International Expert Forum on Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution [27 November 2017 - see details below]. Last years conference featured several international scientists including Professor Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute, Sissel Halmøy, President of The International EMF Alliance and Professor Włodzimierz Klonowski from Maciej Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The detailed program of the conference is available here.

The City has a webpage called Protection against electromagnetic fields which includes “Practical Guidance on reducing EMFs” which recommends “Reducing mobile call to an absolute minimum; Turn off the phone, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband (3G / 4G) and Bluetooth; Turning off Wi-Fi router if it is not used, especially in the night; Giving preference to wired Internet, and the occasional use of mobile Internet (wired link, and especially fiber is safer, more stable and faster than wireless).

The City raises public awareness with a two page brochure “Electromagnetic Fields: Information For Residents” Page 1 , Page 2

Krakow City Hall purchased high quality equipment for personal monitoring of EMFs. Every resident can rent a dosimeter and take independent measurements of EMF at any chosen point of the city.

Poland’s Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy issued new regulations in June 2016 on health and safety at work related to exposure to electromagnetic fields. The employer is obliged to eliminate electromagnetic threats, taking into account all available technical measures to reduce the output of EMF at its source or limiting exposure to EMF, and if this is not possible, apply safeguard measures limiting these risks in a different way.


Krakow Poland 2nd International Forum On Protection From Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution - 27 November 2017 - Program

“Digital technology develops with the speed of a jet airplane, not leaving any time for research on the effects of such rapid growth. Many people, especially the young ones, cannot imagine life without constantly being online, using cell phone or membership of a social network. There are first alarming reports on the consequences of uncontrolled by science access to digitalization. Other countries, local authorities and non-governmental organizations undertake a variety of actions in the domain of protecting people from artificial electromagnetic fields pollution. The Krakow City authorities take efforts to provide residents with well-grounded information on artificial electromagnetic fields.”

2nd International Forum on Protection From Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution

November 27, 2017, Krakow City Hall, Krakow Poland

Opening of the Forum prof. dr hab. Jacek Majchrowski, Prezydent Miasta Krakowa / Mayor of the City of Krakow, Marta Patena, Radna Miasta Krakowa / Councillor of the City of Krakow
Topics and Speakers

”Protection against Electromagnetic Fields in relation to Precautionary Principle in wireless technology – proposed actions in the European Union” Michèle Rivasi, MEP France

”Legal aspects of protecting the citizens against the Electromagnetic Fields pollution generated by base stations: on the example of France” Prof. Olivier Cachard
Profesor Prawa, Honorowy Dziekan Wydziału Prawa, Instytut François Gény, Université de Lorraine / Full Professor of Law, Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Law, Institute François Gény, University of Lorraine

“Diagnosing, treating and preventing the Electromagnetic Fields impact on adults and children”Prof. Dominique Belpomme
Profesor nauk medycznych, specjalista onkologii klinicznej Uniwersytet René Descartes w Paryżu, Założyciel i Prezes Stowarzyszenia ARTAC / Full Professor in Clinical Oncology at the Paris University René Descartes, Funding President of the Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer ARTAC, France

”Using mobile phones as a risk factor of developing of head and neck cancers”
Prof. Dr hab. n. med. Alicja Bortkiewicz
Kierownik Zakładu Fizjologii Pracy i Ergonomii, Instytut Medycyny Pracy imienia prof. dra med. Jerzego Nofera w Łodzi / Head of Department of Work Physiology and Ergonomics, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine Poland

”Proposed objectives and lines of activities for the City of Krakow related to protection against EMF” Dr hab. inż. Janusz Mikuła, prof. PK
Dyrektor Instytutu Materiałoznawstwa i Technologii Metali, Wydział Mechaniczny, Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki / Head of Institute of Material Engineering, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cracow University of Technology

Dr inż. Jacek Stępień
Adiunkt, Katedra Elektroniki, Wydział Informatyki, Elektroniki i Telekomunikacji, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanislawa Staszica w Krakowie / Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics, Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications, AGH University of Science and Technology Poland

”Results of EMF measurements including the results obtained from personal dosimeters in Krakow” Dr Barbara Gałdzińska-Calik
ekspert ds. PEM, Wydział Kształtowania Środowiska UMK / expert on EMF, Environment Department, Municipality of Krakow Poland

”Project Let’s be EcoDigital – summary and lines of the activities”
Marta Patena, Radna Miasta Krakowa / Councillor of the City of Krakow, Poland

Learn more about how Krakow Poland is addressing the issue of electromagnetic radiation on EHT’s webpage on Poland


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