Outlined below are the various parties involved with Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) within Ireland, along with their respective roles.
- The Health and Safety Authority regulates exposure to EMF in workplaces only.
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- provides advice to the Government and the public on exposure to electromagnetic fields (including on relevant standards for public protection);
- monitors scientific/technological developments likely to impact on public exposure to EMF; and
- carries out independent monitoring of public exposure to electromagnetic fields to support their advisory role.
- The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for the regulation of electronic communications services and networks.
- The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) decide on national policy on EMF.
- Eirgrid and the ESB ensure that all customers have a safe electricity supply, making sure that the entire network system (for example, generation, transmission and distribution) complies with national and international EMF guidelines and regulations.
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