Does EirGrid comply with current WHO regulations?

Yes, but

  • Compliance is NOT a measure of safety
  • Current compliance levels wholly inadequate and do not reflect increasing evidence of health risks;
  • Many countries have set voluntary exposure compliance levels 250-500 times lower than EirGrid (100 microtesla)

Microtesla Levels

Country/RegionMicrotesla LevelYear of Implementation
Sweden0.21996
Switzerland1.01999
Italy0.22000
Queensland, Australia0.42002
Netherlands0.42004
  • A doubling of the risk of childhood leukaemia has been observed at 250 times lower level than the compliance level used by EirGrid (100 microtesla);
  • Evidence of health risks related to EMF now stronger than the evidence related to the risks of passive smoking.

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