Severe environmental sensitivities recognized as a disability in the US since 2002

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Aug 7, 2012, 7:30:34 AM8/7/12

Recognition of the Electromagnetic Sensitivity as a Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

“The Board recognizes that multiple chemical sensitivities and
electromagnetic sensitivities may be considered disabilities under the ADA if they so severely impair the neurological, respiratory or other functions of an individual that it substantially limits one or more of the individual’s major life activities.


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The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health suggests reducing EMF exposure

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and other government agencies do not consider EMFs a proven health hazard. Because some studies have associated high magnetic field exposures with increased cancer risks, the government will continue studying EMFs. While research continues, concerned workers and employers might consider the following simple, inexpensive measures for reducing EMF exposures:

• Inform workers and employers about possible hazards of magnetic fields.
• Increase the worker's distance from the EMF source. Since magnetic fields often drop off dramatically within about 3 feet of the source, workers can stand back from electrical equipment, and work stations can be moved out of the 3-ft range of stronger EMF sources.
• Use low-EMF designs wherever possible (for the layout of office power supplies, for example).
• Reduce EMF exposure times. No action should be taken to reduce EMF exposure if it increases the risk of a known safety or health hazard such as electrocution.


For more information

IEQ Indoor Environmental Quality
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André Fauteux, éditeur

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