Welcome to the EMF Explained Series

The EMF Explained Series is an information resource referencing national and international health agencies developed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) in conjunction with the GSM Association (GSMA) and Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF).

AMTA, GSMA and the MMF relies on the expert advice from the World Health Organization with respect to EMF and health and their position is;

World Health Organization - EMF and Health "Despite extensive research, to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health" WHO source

How to use this web portal

The EMF Explained Series aims to offer clear explanations of mobile telecommunication and health. We have broadly divided the topics into those related to:

  1. EMF Overview - What is EMF?
  2. Wireless Technology and Health
  3. EMF Research
  4. EMF Standards
  5. Mobile Myths
  6. EMF Links

The information on each topic is structured with

  • basic information - L1
  • detailed information - L2
  • links and additional resources - L3

Our site is easy to navigate and you can browse through the information in a number of different ways

  • we recommend that you begin by browsing through the L1 subjects
  • then delve more deeply into the subjects that take your interest by following the tabs to the detailed information at L2 and specific links.
  • the web portal main links page provides a range of useful web links and references for additional information on radio frequency EMF and health

The menu structure is based on topics and questions commonly asked and will be updated over time.

You can read the information at each layer directly from the website or you can download the information in a convenient print format using the print page icon.

Download flyers are available for some topics at L2, and these are particularly useful as a professional handout or explanatory aid. Over time, most L2 information will be available as a download flyer.

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July 2009

Mobile Phone SAR Measurements Video

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