Some health effects research has led to concern that electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures may increase the risk of certain diseases.
Recent publicity about research results has resulted in numerous inquiries from anxious utility customers.
Moreover, the public has shown greater opposition to actions that may be seen as increasing exposure to EMF, such as construction or upgrading of transmission lines.
Utilities thus need effective means of communicating accurate information about potential EMF risks and securing appropriate public involvement.
Increasing such public concern that exposure to EMF may cause adverse human health effects poses difficult communications problems for utilities.
This paper will assist utilities in clearly conveying the current scientific understanding of EMF and explaining corporate positions on the issue.
Moreover, the paper should help utilities achieve appropriate levels of public involvement in EMF issues.
It provides a comprehensive menu of communication and public involvement methods for helping utilities respond to customers concerns about EMF and offer examples of message development and readily comprehensible information about EMF.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réseau électrique, Ligne aérienne, Champ électromagnétique, Santé et environnement, Analyse risque, Politique sanitaire, Effet champ magnétique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Electrical network, Overhead line, Electromagnetic field, Health and environment, Risk analysis, Health policy, Magnetic field effect
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0274519
Code Inist : 001D05I01. Création : 16/11/1999.