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December 2013

New WHO Publication - Health and environment: communicating the risks

A new report from the World Health Organization's Europe Regional Office on Risk Communication has been published. ... click here for more information


AMTA launches MobileSiteSafety Web App and YouTube channel

A new mobile telecommunications industry web app for smartphones and tablets MobileSiteSafety provides streamlined public access to mobile network information, including the location of Australia s nearly 14,000 base stations and reports on radio frequency ... click here for more information


November 2013

Switzerland - Updated Report on Radiation from Transmission Installations and Effects on Health

This report from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) updates the assessment of the health effects of high-frequency radiation based on newly published studies on human beings in the period from October 2006 to December 2012.

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October 2013

Anses - French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety - issue update on EMF Limits

ANSES has published the results of its assessment of the risks related to exposure to radiofrequencies based on a review of the international scientific literature, thereby updating the report on the state of knowledge published in 2009. ... click here for more information


Radio Frequency Safety and Utility Smart Meters - IEEE Committee on Man and Radiation Update

Smart Meters typically employ low power (~1 W or less) transmitters that wirelessly send electric energy usage data to the utility company several times per day in the form of brief, pulsed emissions in the unlicensed frequency bands of 902-928 MHz and 2.4-2. ... click here for more information


September 2013

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. ... click here for more information


NATIONAL SURVEYS OF RADIOFREQUENCY FIELD STRENGTHS FROM RADIO BASE STATIONS IN AFRICA

This paper analyses almost 260 000 measurement points from surveys of radiofrequency (RF) field strengths near radio base stations in seven African countries over two time frames from 2001 to 2003 and 2006 to 2012. ... click here for more information


Electromagnetic field exposure assessment in Europe - radiofrequency fields (10 MHz–6 GHz)

European researchers have published updated information on exposure levels in Europe. ... click here for more information


August 2013

Radio frequency Toolkit - British Colombia Centre for Disease Control

The Radiofrequency Toolkit was developed in response to requests from British Colombia's medical and environmental health officers to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) for assistance in assessing and communicating the risk to health from exposure ... click here for more information


ITU International EMF Workshop - Quito South America

The International Telecommunication Union held a workshop on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) in Latin America on 14 August 2013 in Quito, Ecuador. ... click here for more information


July 2013

new 4G (LTE) EMF Explained Flyer

A new factsheet is available for download explaining how 4G and LTE systems work, what 4G systems offer, and a summary of the safety limits and what the experts say about 4G and health. ... click here for more information


June 2013

New EU Directive to protect workers from EMF in the workplace

The EU has welcomed the adoption of the commissions proposal for a directive to update and improve the EU rules to protect workers from EMF in the workplace The new draft directive takes account of new scientific studies in order to review exposure ... click here for more information


Health Council of the Netherlands Report on Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer

The Electromagnetic Fields Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands has published a new advisory report on mobile phones and brain cancer. The report concludes there is no clear and consistent evidence for an increased risk for tumours in the brain and other regions in the head in association with up to approximately 13 years use of a mobile telephone, but such risk can also not be excluded. It is not possible to pronounce upon longer term use. ... click here for more information


May 2013

World Health Organization Environmental Health Criteria & EMF Research Timeline Update

A key aspect of the WHO EMF project is the Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) where formal health risk assessments will be made on exposure to EMF. The WHO monograph will include a scientific review of all studied health outcomes and it will provide an overview of risk management policies and practices around the world. ... click here for more information


6.6 billion mobile connections - Mobile networks are necessary to deliver a connected world

With over 6.6 billion mobile connections, the efficient rollout of mobile phone network infrastructure is crucial to supporting the continued evolution of connected devices and machines, from smartphones and tablets to connected cars, medical equipment and future innovations ... click here for more information


International workshop extends ITU-T work on human exposure to electromagnetic fields

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Ministry for Economic Development of Italy organized a workshop on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) ... click here for more information


BBC medical Myths - Are mobile phones dangerous in hospitals?

Is there any evidence that mobile phone signals do, or ever did, disrupt equipment? With the exception of holding phones next to critical care equipment, there is no convincing evidence supporting blanket bans on the grounds of electromagnetic interference ... click here for more information


Less support for possible link between cancer and using mobile phones - Swedish Radiation Safety Authority

A possible link between cancer and use of mobile phones was not supported by a new report about recent research on electromagnetic fields published by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority s Scientific Council on Electromagnetic Fields. ... click here for more information


April 2013

IARC Monographs Vol. 102 on ‘Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Published

IARC Monographs Vol. 102 on Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields has just been published ... click here for more information


American Cancer Society - Latest on Cell Phone Towers

The American Cancer Society has updated its public information on cell phone towers and cancer. ... click here for more information


US Federal Communications Commission Announces review of EMR safety Standards

The Federal Communications Commission has officially opened an inquiry into whether U.S. standards need to be updated to protect people from cell phone radiation. ... click here for more information


March 2013

ARPANSA Consumer Advice - 'So called protective devices may not reduce EME'

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has published new consumer advice on protective devices and warns that some may not reduce EME. The ARPANSA fact sheet states Be aware that some so-called protective devices may not reduce RF EME. ... click here for more information


New ARPANSA Fact Sheet - How to Reduce Exposure from Mobile Phones and other Wireless Devices

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has published a new fact sheet on how to reduce exposure from mobile phones and other wireless devices. Download the new ARPANSA fact sheet ... click here for more information


February 2013

Australia: Give cancer myths a miss - World Cancer Day message

Look beyond myths when it comes to cancer is the message being promoted internationally on World Cancer Day today. Terry Slevin, director of education and research at Cancer Council WA says the theme of world cancer day, as determined by the Union for International Cancer Control was important because cancer ... click here for more information


January 2013

Germany - LTE Network Survey shows liitle increase in total emissions

The new mobile phone standard LTE (Long Term Evolution) increases total emissions from mobile communications at sites it shares with GSM and/or UMTS the results of the first nationwide LTE test by the Information Centre for Mobile Communications (IZMF) has ... click here for more information


WHIST Laboratory France EMF Conference - RF interactions with the human being - State of knowledge

Presentations from the 19th conference RF interactions with the human being - State of knowledge. are now available online including ICNIRP's views on EMF protection,IARC's actions, and a review of International research projects on RF. ... click here for more information


Evaluations of International Expert Group Reports on Biological Effects of RF Fields - March 2012 Brussels and University of Antwerp,

The Scientific Institute of Public Health at the Brussels and University of Antwerp has published an overview of the conclusions of different interntional expert groups based on their analyses ... click here for more information