§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies his Department has undertaken to determine the effects of electromagnetic radiation at extremely low frequencies on human health.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Department does not itself undertake research into possible hazards to health from radiation. However, the National Radiological Protection Board is under a statutory duty to inform and advise Government, and others, in relation to any such hazards.
I understand that the electricity supply industry is currently funding a research programme to investigate any late effects on health from electromagnetic fields. Other research into the subject is continuing, both nationally and internationally, and we shall monitor the results closely.