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December 2014

New EMF Guide and mobile app from the ITU

A new mobile application that provides a guide to electromagnetic fields (EMF) has been launched by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). ... click here for more information


November 2014

ICNIRP WORKSHOP ON RF FIELD HEALTH EFFECTS & STANDARDS - November 2014

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) held a Workshop on Radiofrequency Field ... click here for more information


ARPANSA - new fact sheet on WiFi and health

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has published a new fact sheet on WiFi and health, and recently announced a WiFi in schools measurement program commencing in 2015. ... click here for more information


October 2014

WHO Updates Mobile Phones and health fact sheet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) updated its factsheet on mobile phones and health in October 2014 and has not changed its overall position that mobile phone use does not cause adverse health effects. ... click here for more information


Radio Frequency fields: Environmental Health Criteria Monograph - Consultation on the scientific review

The World Health Organization is undertaking a health risk assessment of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, to be published as a monograph in the Environmental Health Criteria Series. ... click here for more information


ITU EMF Workshop - Using EMF to achieve the smartest sustainable city

This forum explores how information and communication technologies (ICTs) form the backbone of a smart sustainable city including updates from the WHO, ICNIRP and the ITU. ... click here for more information


September 2014

Cell Phones and Health updated FAQ - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its Frequently asked questions about cell phones and your health factsheet to follow best practices, including the use of plain, easy-to-understand, language. ... click here for more information


infographics on global mobile network and handset exposure limits

GSMA has launched two new infographics to show the exposure limits for radio signals used in each country around the world for both mobile network infrastructure and for devices such as mobile phones and tablets ... click here for more information


August 2014

WHO International EMF Project – Progress Report 2013-14

The WHO has published a progress report on the International EMF Project - June 2013-14 ... click here for more information


June 2014

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority`s Review of EMF and Health - 2014

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority`s (SSM) scientific council of international experts has published the 2014 annual report on EMF and health. ... click here for more information


New UK study will investigate the impact of mobile phones and Wi-Fi on children’s memory and attention

A new UK study will investigate whether or not the use of mobile phones and Wi-Fi affect children s memory and attention. ... click here for more information


April 2014

The Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel: A Review of Safety Code 6

Health Canada regularly reviews SC6 to ensure that it is based on the most up-to-date scientific knowledge. In 2013, it proposed several revisions to bring SC6 in line with current knowledge and other international standards and asked the Royal Society of Canada to form an Expert Panel to review the proposed changes to SC6. ... click here for more information


March 2014

WiFi in schools safe – NZ Govt report

WiFi radiofrequency fields in schools do not pose a health risk to children or staff, with exposures many thousands of times lower than the relevant standard, according to a new report from the Ministry of Health. ... click here for more information


ARPANSA - Review of Radiofrequency Health Effects Research

An Expert Panel has concluded that the science behind the ARPANSA Radiofrequency (RF) Exposure Standard remains valid and the exposure limits in the Standard continue to provide a high degree of protection against the known health effects of RF electromagnetic fields. ... click here for more information


GERONIMO - Launch of a new European project on health effects of electromagnetic fields

The European population is increasingly exposed to new physical and chemical agents in the environment, some of which may be damaging to health. ... click here for more information


Health Canada - new fact sheet on safety code 6

Health Canada has published a new fact sheet busting common myths about the national EMF standard Safety Code 6. ... click here for more information


World Cancer Report 2014 published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

The World Cancer Report 2014 says that no consistent association has been found between use of mobile (cell) phones and brain tumours. ... click here for more information


Final UK report into mobile technologies finds no adverse health effects

The UK s largest programme of research into possible health risks from mobile phone technologies which ran for 11 years has published its final report and found no evidence of adverse effects on people s health from the use of mobile technologies. ... click here for more information


February 2014

Arbitrary Radio Frequency exposure limits: Impact on 4G networks deployment in Europe

This case study from the GSMA Europe examins the impact on 4G network deployment in Europe where significantly lower limits have been imposed. ... click here for more information


January 2014

Epidemiology Commentary: Mobile Phones and Cancer: Next Steps After the 2011 IARC Review

Members of the 2011 IARC Working Group Jonathan M Samet, Kurt Straif, Joachim Schuz, and Rodolfo Saracci have published an article in the Journal of Epidemiology looking at the next steps after the IARC classification. ... click here for more information


ARPANSA Preliminary Measurements of Radiofrequency Transmissions from a Mesh Radio Smart Meter

ARPANSA has published a new technical report on measurements of radiofrequency from a mesh radio smart meter at a staff member s home in Melbourne which concluded: The RF electromagnetic energy transmitted in a single pulse from the smart meter is similar to ... click here for more information


Nordic Radiation Safety Authorities Statement - Exposure from mobile phones, base stations and wireless networks

The overall data published in the scientific literature to date do not show adverse health effects from exposure of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below the guidelines or limits adopted in the Nordic countries. ... click here for more information