The Federal EMF RAPID Program

The federal government conducted a $45-million EMF research program managed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). This program, known as the EMF RAPID Program (for Research And Public Information Dissemination), submitted a final report to the U.S. Congress on June 15, 1999.

  • "The scientific evidence suggesting that EMF exposures pose any health risk is weak;"
  • "The NIEHS concludes that EMF exposures cannot be recognized as entirely safe because of weak scientific evidence that exposures may pose a leukemia hazard;"
  • "NIEHS suggests that the power industry should continue its practice of siting power lines to reduce exposures and continue emphasis on educating both the public and providers of electricity about ways to reduce exposure;" and
  • the power industry should continue its current practice of siting power lines to reduce exposures and continue emphasis on educating both the public and providers of electricity about ways to reduce exposure.

Copies of the report can be found on the EMF RAPID home page, or by mail at: EMF-RAPID Program, NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Mail drop EC-16, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

The RAPID program also produced question-and-answer booklets about EMF in the home and in the workplace.

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)