In 1989, while researching the topic of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure and health, the author discovered some difficulty in readily accessing such information. It was found also that an increasing number of people were seeking advice regarding EMR exposure.
In an attempt to fill this knowledge
gap, with tacit approval of some
members of the medical and scientific professions,
the EMR Committee was
established under the auspices of the
Sutherland Shire Environment Centre.
This committee was convened
by Betty Venables
from 1990 until 1996 when she
then established and now co-ordinates the
EMR Safety Network-international.
Since the inception of this work the following aims have been paramount :
Betty Venables currently holds membership in the following associations:
ACTA - Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance (ACTA)
AESSRA - Allergy & Environmental Sensitivity Support & Research Assoc. Inc.
CTN - Consumersí Telecommunications Network
SOMA - Health Association of Australia Ltd
Her efforts include a number of written submissions in response to government inquiries into EMR and other environmental pollutants.
The entire book Electromagnetic Radiation and Your Health (© B Venables ), published in 1999 ( See YOUR SAY page for a critique) was accepted as a supplementary submission to her original submission (No 111) to the Australian Government Senate Inquiry into Electromagnetic Radiation (June 2000).
EMR Safety Network-intíl has also
been instrumental in gaining community representation on committees dealing with
EMR and health. Currently this
Electromagnetic Energy Reference
Group (EMERG) attached to the EME
Public Health Issues Committee (CEMEPHI) which
advises the Government on EME health issues.
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