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. However, the WHO Assessment is not due to be completed until 2013/14. In the meantime, international science commentary and public interest in the issues has not abated.

Given this hiatus, Science and Wireless 2012 invited leading international experts and commentators in the field of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields to critically review the latest science and to consider the implications for Australia.

Science and Wireless 2012 was held at Swinburne University of Technology on Thursday 15 November, 2012.


  • Professor Mark Elwood (University of Auckland) "A Review of the Epidemiology: What does the science tell the community about the use of wireless in everyday life?"
  • Professor Norbert Leitgeb (German Commission on Radiological Protection (SSK)'s Committee on Nonionizing Radiation) "Hazard Assessment: A critical look at RF-EMF and mobile phones."
  • Professor Dariusz Leszczynski (Swinburne University of Technology) "Perspectives on Safety Standards: In the context of IARC 2B classification and the Precautionary Principle."
  • Professor Rodney Croft (University of Wollongong and Chief Investigator ACEBR) "An Australian Perspective: The research programme of the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR)."

Presentations and interviews - The video presentations and interviews with each speaker are available on the Swinburne Web Site