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Austrian Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Austria): New work on climate and EMF

A team of 240 Austrian scientists has worked for 3 years to produce the first Austrian Assessment Report (AAR). This report follows the concept of the IPCC reports but focuses on climate change in Austria and the Alpine Region. As with the IPCC reports, the AAR consists of 3 volumes and was produced involving a multi-stage reviewing process and stakeholder participation. The AAR was finally published and presented to the general public on Sept. 17th. Experts from the Austrian Doctors of the Environment have been contributing to the chapter on the health-care sector (in volume 3, coordinating lead author: Hanns Moshammer) and ISDE Austria are now using the AAR in awareness raising work.

In addition, ISDE Austria also published a new version of the (German) Guideline on the placing of stations for radio frequency telecommunication services. The guideline describes strategies and approaches to serve the interest for technical innovation, and pays respect to the understandable desire to minimise human exposure to electromagnetic fields. It is particularly aimed at local policy-makers local policy makers who are responsible for the placing of base stations. The guideline recommends a public participation process and a guideline value of 1 mW/m² in dwellings.

Download the German version here

The full report on climate change (more than 1000 pages, in German) and an English summary can be downloaded from the AAR website here.

Originally posted on 21 October 2014

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