The Irish Government commissioned the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment of the Netherlands (RIVM) to report on the current scientific knowledge on the possible adverse health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields. The focus was on electromagnetic fields from high-voltage overhead power lines and from base stations for mobile telecommunication. In addition, RIVM investigated the policies of five European countries and Ireland concerning exposure of the public to electromagnetic fields. How these policies are implemented in practice was also described.
The information gathered was used to formulate the policy options in this Addendum, which the Irish government can use as a basis to develop its own policy.