HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4007
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives Hine, Grant, Holland, G. Fisher, Forner, Braddock, Heavey, Prentice, Leonard, Valle, Kremen, Fuhrman, Morton, Spanel and Anderson.
Read first time February 7, 1991. Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.
TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, Some recent scientific studies suggest a possible link between exposure to electric and magnetic fields and human health effects; and
WHEREAS, There has been increasing public attention and concern about possible health effects from electric and magnetic fields (EMF); and
WHEREAS, Electricity is essential to the productivity, health, and security of all people in the United States; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that there is a clear need for a solid scientific basis for decision making on the EMF issue, particularly with respect to the confident establishment of standards for field strength exposures; and
WHEREAS, it is also recognized that individual states and local jurisdictions do not have the resources to conduct thorough and conclusive scientific research on the health effects of EMF; and
WHEREAS, It is in the nation's best interest to address the possible health effects of EMF on a national basis, through research conducted by an independent institution with a credible track record in public health research;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the Congress of the United States provide, alone or in conjunction with other public and private entities, additional funding to expand and accelerate a national research program to address and resolve the growing concern about possible health effects from electric and magnetic fields.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the research program be overseen by an independent advisory board consisting of top-level officials from federal agencies, state health departments, and public utility commissions; and
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to each member of Congress from the State of Washington.