A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Sir William Stewart Reappointed Chair of NRPB

NRPB To Become HPA

May 25, 2004

Sir William Stewart has been reappointed the chairman of the U.K. National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB). Sir William, who also heads the Health Protection Agency (HPA), will now lead the board through March 31, 2005. (The government plans to make the NRPB part of the HPA.)

In May 2000, Sir William chaired the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Telephones and Health, which in its final report, Mobile Phones and Health, recommended a “precautionary approach” be applied to the use of handheld phones by children (MWN, M/J00, p.1).