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.

None of the studies presented in the current report and an earlier interim report in 2007 “suggest that exposure to mobile phone signals is associated with an increased risk of cancer,” the report said.

The final report also said no evidence was found that that using mobile phones increased the risk of leukaemia, or that cellular base stations emissions during pregnancy boosted the risk of developing cancer in early childhood.

The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) final report reviewed studies completed since their earlier report published in 2007 and completes the research program which was set up following a recommendation by the Stewart Report in 2000 to conduct research in the UK to clear up any scientific uncertainties.

“When the MTHR programme was first set up, there were many scientific uncertainties about possible health risks from mobile phones and related technology,” MTHR Chairman Professor David Coggon said.

“This independent programme is now complete, and despite exhaustive research, we have found no evidence of risks to health from the radio waves produced by mobile phones or their base stations.

“Thanks to the research conducted within the programme, we can now be much more confident about the safety of modern telecommunications systems"

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