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December 2012

Australian Science & Wireless 2012 - online presentations & Interviews

Science and Wireless 2012 - Epidemiology, Assessing Risks, Reviewing Standards The World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently undertaking a formal Health Risk Assessment for RF EMF including mobile phones. ... click here for more information


November 2012

GSMA Report on Impact of Planning Exclusion Zones

The GSMA report on the results of a hypothetical modelling analysis of the impacts of planning-based exclusion zones on the ability to site mobile communication base stations has been published on gsma. ... click here for more information


European Health Risk Assessment Network on EMF (EFHRAN) reports on priorities for EMF health risk management and risk communication

This report from EFHRAN details and evaluates the main items and considerations identified during the Risk Assessment on Electromagnetic Field Exposure workshop in Brussels in July 2012, and outlines how these constitute possible inputs to policy and health ... click here for more information


Characterization of radiofrequency field emissions from smart meters

This study from the Electric Power Research Institute in the US presents measurement data that describe radiofrequency emission levels and patterns from smart meters (rated nominally at 1 W) currently deployed in Pacific Gas and Electric Company s service territory in California ... click here for more information


ARPANSA's 2011-12 annual report highlights base station RF measurements

In their annual report the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) says they have continued their limited, but important, program to monitor public exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) with measurements of ... click here for more information


Wireless Communications and Networks - Recent Advances - New Online Book

New online resource from Intech covering fundamentals, recent advances and open issues in wireless communications and networks including a chapter dedicated to the Evaluations of International Expert Groups on the Biological Effects of Radiofrequency Fields. ... click here for more information


October 2012

Risk analysis of human exposure to electromagnetic fields (revised) 2012 - EU Commission EFHRAN Report

This revised report from the European Commission funded "European Health Risk Assessment Network on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure (EFHRAN)" group considers and reviews the latest published research exploring possible effects on humans from EMF ... click here for more information


September 2012

US National Toxicology Program Speaks about Cell Phone Radiation

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is conducting studies to help clarify the potential health hazards from exposure to cell phone radiation. ... click here for more information


Norway - Mobile phones and wireless networks: No evidence of health risk found

There is no scientific evidence that low-level electromagnetic field exposure from mobile phones and other transmitting devices causes adverse health effects, according to a report presented by a Norwegian /Swedish Expert Committee. ... click here for more information


ICNIRP NIR Workshop - online video presentations

Videos from the 7th International Non Ionizing Radiation (NIR) Workshop held in Edinburgh, 9-11 May 2012, are now available on the ICNIRP website at www.icnirp.org. ... click here for more information


August 2012

Sweden - 10 years of research on the health risks of radiofrequency fields

A new report from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) summarizes the last ten years of research on health risks from the exposure to so-called radio frequency fields, specifically radiation emitted by equipment for mobile telephony. ... click here for more information


June 2012

Australia - AMTA launches new online newsletter on mobile health and safety

The Australian mobile phone industry has launched a new online version of their EME Update newsletter on global scientific research, news and views on health and safety aspects of mobile telecommunications ... click here for more information


LTE - Fourth Generation Mobile Communications informantion brochure

To cater for the enormous growth in the transfer of wireless data, fourth generation (4G) mobile communications devices and networks are being introduced. ... click here for more information


GSMA mobile health and communications booklet - 2012 Edition

The GSMA has updated the Mobile Communications and Health booklet to include the latest updates from the World Health Organization ... click here for more information


May 2012

Health and Safety Aspects of Electricity Smart Meters - New Zealand Study

The maximum radiation from smart meters at any distance greater than 1 m from the meter will be less than 35 percent of the allowable limit but in practice will be much lower, a study from the Electric Power Engineering Center (EPECentre) at New Zealand s ... click here for more information


Case Study: Measurements of Radio Frequency Exposure from Wi-Fi Devices - Industry Canada

Industry Canada has conducted an extensive series of tests to measure RF exposure from the use of Wi-Fi devices in a simulated classroom setting. The study confirms that the level of RF exposure is considerably below the limits for uncontrolled environments. ... click here for more information


How Mobile Communication Networks Work - new interactive media tool

A new GSMA interactive media tool outlines the basic operation of mobile communication networks; the factors that affect exposures from mobile devices; and provides an introduction to measuring RF exposures from network antennas for compliance or ... click here for more information


Cancer Council NSW - Brain cancer mobile phone panic should be put on hold

Australians should not unnecessarily panic about mobile phones causing brain cancer according to Cancer Council NSW CEO Dr Andrew Penman. Dr Penman said that numerous studies around the world have failed to prove that mobile phones are a cause of brain cancer. ... click here for more information


mobiles, pylons & health - 2012 review from the UK Institution of Engineering and technology (IET)

There continues to be no persuasive evidence that normal mobile phone use or adult exposure to pylons and power lines causes harmful health effects, such as cancer, according to Europe s largest body of engineering and technology professionals. ... click here for more information


April 2012

UK HPA - Comprehensive review on mobile phone technologies finds no solid evidence of health effects

A new report by the Health Protection Agency s independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) has concluded that there is still no convincing evidence that mobile phone technologies cause adverse effects on human health. ... click here for more information


New ARPANSA EME Fact sheets

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) have issued two new fact sheets covering fixed wireless communications for the National Broadband Network (NBN), and Smart Meters. ... click here for more information


March 2012

INTERPHONE final report submitted to UICC

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has established a separate webpage for the INTERPHONE project and announced that the final report has been submitted to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) ... click here for more information


U.S. population data show no increase in brain cancer rates

In a new examination of United States cancer incidence data, investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reported that incidence trends have remained roughly constant for glioma, the main type of brain cancer hypothesized to be related to cell phone ... click here for more information


International Comparison of Base Station Exposures

A comparative international analysis of radiofrequency exposure surveys of mobile communication radio base stations has been published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. ... click here for more information


January 2012

No increase in brain tumours in the Nordic countries

The incidence of glioma - the most common form of brain tumour - is not increasing in the Nordic countries, contradicting the claim that mobile phone use is a cause of the disease. ... click here for more information


Assessment of RF Exposures from Emerging Wireless Communication Technologies in Different Environments

Assessment of RF Exposures from Emerging Wireless Communication Technologies in Different Environments In situ electromagnetic (EM) radio frequency (RF) exposure to base stations of emerging wireless technologies is assessed at 311 locations, 68 indoor and ... click here for more information


Science & Wireless 2011 "IARC Explained" online presentation with Dr Robert Bann from IARC

The Australian Science Wireless 2011 event provided a unique opportunity for scientists, regulators, industry specialists and members of the community to meet and exchange views on Radiofrequency (including mobile phones) and health in a public forum. ... click here for more information