The mobile telecommunications industry takes seriously all issues related to health and safety of mobile products and relies on expert advice from national and international health agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

To operate in Australia the mobile telecommunications industry is required to comply with Federal Government safety standards, which are recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). The safety standards have large safety margins and are designed to protect adults and children.

ABC TV’s Catalyst program last night canvassed the views of some scientists, who expressed their personal concerns about the health of safety of mobile telecommunications.  

AMTA supports their right to have their own views. However, the views of these scientists do not accord with those of independent expert health bodies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest factsheet released in October 2014 says:

“A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phones.”

See AMTA's full response here.

Download and read AMTA's latest "Mobile Minute" on mobile telecommunications health and safety here.

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