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CEA Position Statement on EMF

Power-frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) are found everywhere electricity is used – from toasters and computers to electric power facilities such as substations and electrical lines. Since 1972, the scientific community has been studying the potential health effects of EMF.

Scientific evidence to date has not established a causal link between adverse health effects and EMF. However, questions remain about the possible relationship between EMF and certain human diseases. CEA recognizes the public concern over potential adverse health effects from EMF. CEA and its member companies are committed to the health, safety and welfare of the public and our employees. We take seriously our responsibility to work with all stakeholders – including regulatory agencies, the government and the public – to develop and implement appropriate EMF policies.

The CEA and its member utilities are committed to communicating balanced, accurate and up-to-date information about EMF to the public, to employees and to regulatory agencies. CEA continues to monitor world-wide research, standards and policy developments through its EMF Task Group, and its member companies support further research to answer remaining questions on potential health effects.

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