Practical advice on reducing exposure from mobile phones
Over the past 20 years, more than 30 authoritative expert scientific reviews have evaluated the evidence on the potential health and biological effects of radio frequency fields and have consistently concluded that there is no established evidence of health risks. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognises that despite this some people may be concerned about their health and use of mobile phones. It advises:
“Present scientific information does not indicate the need for any special precautions for use of mobile phones. If individuals are concerned, they might choose to limit their own or their children's RF [radiofrequency] exposure…..”
The WHO’s practical steps that people can take to reduce exposure if they are concerned include:
- Use a hands-free kit or loudspeaker so the mobile is away from the head and body;
- Use text messages when practical;
- Limit the length or number of calls.
Consistent with the WHO advice, AMTA lists some practical tips on reducing exposure from mobile phones.