WHO FAQ - What are the health risks associated with mobile phones and their base stations?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an online Q&A on the health risks associated with mobile phones and their base stations.
The WHO Q&A addresses the question of What are the health risks associated with mobile phones and their base stations?, covering the following topics
- Other health effects
- Electromagnetic Interference
- Traffic accidents
Specifically on base stations and health the WHO states:
"Studies to date provide no indication that environmental exposure to RF fields, such as from base stations, increases the risk of cancer or any other disease."
The conclusion from the WHO on mobile phones and health is:
"While an increased risk of brain tumours from the use of mobile phones is not established, the increasing use of mobile phones and the lack of data for mobile phone use over time periods longer than 15 years warrant further research of mobile phone use and brain cancer risk.
In particular, with the recent popularity of mobile phone use among younger people, and therefore a potentially longer lifetime of exposure, WHO has promoted further research on this group and is currently assessing the health impact of RF fields on all studied endpoints."