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 & Wireless Forum (MWF).

AMTA, GSMA and the MWF 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 summary of health effects

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 Technologies
  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.

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February 2018

US National Toxicology Program (NTP) – Mobile Phone Study Results Published

The US National Toxicology Program (NTP) has released its Draft Technical Reports on the results of its two-year studies of RF exposure on mice and rats. The results will be subject to a three-day scientific review meeting in March 2018, after which the final reports on the studies will be completed and released. ... click here for more information


December 2017

ICNIRP – Revision of the HF Guidelines

The International Commission for Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has provided an update on the revision of the HF guidelines advising

ICNIRP’s current guidelines for the high-frequency (100 kHz – 300 GHz) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum were published in 1998. Given the large body of relevant research that has been generated since those 1998 guidelines, ICNIRP is now revising the guidelines to incorporate this literature. ... click here for more information


First 5G Specifications Approved

The 3GPP standards group this week approved the first 5G Non Stand Alone (NSA) New Radio specifications called ‘release 15’ for 5G. Release 15, has been split into two phases with the second phase due later in 2018 as a fully standalone version for 5G. ... click here for more information