Thursday, August 06, 2015

State Parliament of South Tyrol Applying the Precautionary Principle

State Parliament of South Tyrol Applying the Precautionary Principle

Innovations at the State Parliament of South Tyrol (Landtag Südtirol): In a decision from 10 June 2015, a responsible implementation of Wi-Fi and cell phone networks as well as RF radiation exposure guidelines has been announced. The majority of the State Parliament decided allowing the application of the precautionary principle.
Motivated by sustainable progress and political responsibility, this decision mandates the state government, among other things:
  1. To replace existing wireless networks whenever possible with networks that emit less radiation at schools, preschools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other public facilities… 
  2. To establish a working group whose mandate it is to assess these new technologies and their exposure levels. With regard to wireless communication technologies, mobile Internet access, and public health, the working group shall clarify which technologies emit less radiation and provide sustainable technology options…
  3. To start an education and awareness campaign that informs about possible health risks, especially regarding the unborn, infants, children, and adolescents and that develops guidelines for a safer use of cell phones, smartphones, and Wi-Fi …
Discussion at the Plenary Session, 10 June 2015 (in German)  >>>
Official Files, Resolutions (in German)   >>>
Previous Hearing at the Parliament of South Tyrol, 29 April 2015 (in German)   >>>

Katharina Gustavs

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