The Bio-Electromagnetic Research Initiative (BEMRI) has been formed to create a research portal, for the scientific community and interested members of the lay public, which helps to rapidly disseminate international research findings, best practice measures and scientific hypotheses on matters related to electromagnetic (EM) phenomena.
The prime purpose of this site is to help stimulate trust, beneficial collaboration and debate between the general public, EM stakeholders, scientists, industry and policy makers, whilst enabling innovation and the development of more biologically-friendly, ecologically-sustainable and user-friendly technologies and solutions.
An emerging technology that is currently being developed is Visible Light Communication (VLC) which, when combined with Fibre Optic Broadband, could provide a safer, faster, more efficient and more secure alternative. VLC looks likely to have far less detrimental biological effects on humans, wildlife and nature.
PACE calls on governments to ‘take all reasonable measures’ to reduce exposure to EM fields
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 27 May 2011
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Kyiv at Standing Committee level, today called on European governments to “take all reasonable measures” to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile phones, “and particularly the exposure to children and young people who seem to be most at risk from head tumours”.
According to parliamentarians, governments should "for children in general, and particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises”, and put in place information and awareness-raising campaigns on the risks of potentially harmful long-term biological effects on the environment and on human health, especially “targeting children, teenagers and young people of reproductive age”.