ADA

United States Access Board…

http://www.access-board.gov/research/completed-research/indoor-environmental-quality/introduction

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In fact, electromagnetic sensitivity and the health effects of low level RF exposure have already been acknowledged by the federal government. In 2002, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board stated:
 
“The Board recognizes…electromagnetic sensitivities may be considered disabilities under the ADA if they so severely impair the neurological, respiratory or other functions on an individual that it substantially limits one or more of the individual’s major life activities” Additionally, in 2005, the National Institute of Building Sciences, an organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, issued an Indoor Environmental Quality Report which concluded:
“For people who are electromagnetically sensitive, the presence of cell phones and towers, portable telephones, computers,… wireless devices, security and scanning equipment, microwave ovens, electric ranges and numerous other electrical appliances can make a building inaccessible.
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A project of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) with funding support from The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
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National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), is authorized by Congress as an authoritative source in service of  the public’s interest, and with funding from The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), 2005; which is the guidelines arm of the ADA.
 
Overview – Design
The Products & Materials Committee believes that particular attention is critical during building design to assure that the needs of chemically and electromagnetically sensitive people are accommodated to the greatest extent possible. In general, this means selection of
construction materials that are low-emitting or non-emitting and selection of finishes that do not absorb or react with chemicals emitted by other materials or products in the building. To begin to address some of the concerns of electromagnetically sensitive persons, areas of the building can be designed to have reduced electromagnetic fields. By making indoor environments that are safer for the most vulnerable among us, we can create indoor environments that are healthier for everyone, especially children….(Pg. 87)
 
…In addition, during building design particular attention must be paid to choice of electrical appliances, equipment and products that may produce higher than necessary electromagnetic fields. The NIBS-IEQ Materials Committee recognizes that there are
selections that can be made during building design and construction that can provide a more healthful environment for persons with electromagnetic sensitivities. A few of these considerations are:
 
• Incorporation of a foil vapor barrier or other metal shielding feature into the walls around electric equipment can reduce certain electromagnetic fields.
NIBS IEQ Final Report 7/14/05 88
• Wireless (“bluetooth” type) connections should be avoided, or areas of their use should be “contained” by using foil-backed drywall or other incorporation of a foil or metal barrier.
• New construction should use twisted metal clad wiring and/or twisted wire placed in metal conduit.
• Fiber optic connectivity is preferred for computer networks communication because these data lines may be run without concern for
stray emissions…(Pg.88)