The mobile telecommunications industry takes seriously any claims of misuse of its technology and is committed to promoting the safe, responsible and affordable use of mobile telecommunications, AMTA said in response to a newspaper report claiming that “many of us are as addicted to our mobiles as some are to nicotine, booze or drugs”.
A recent Federal Health Department audit of three mobile phone base station sites in Victoria and Tasmania has found base station radio frequency (RF) emissions are well within Australia’s safety standards.
The Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) has published a paper which it says is designed to give accurate public information on mobile phone safety following the wide publicity given to two leading Australian neurosurgeons, whose media claims “may have misled audiences about this issue”.
A Melbourne mother has blamed her 14-year-old daughter's suicide on the internet and the tragic case has highlighted the problem of cyber bullying among young people, ABC Online reports this week.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) this week responded to claims about safety and testing procedures on Today Tonight in Adelaide. The program made a number of claims about mobile phone handset safety and broadcast the views of Canberra neurosurgeon Dr Vini Khurana, who likens mobile phone use to the dangers of “asbestos or smoking”.
Victorian Premier, John Brumby, this week released a selective tender for a National Emergency Warning System to ensure the system is in place ahead of the next bushfire season.
"The mobile phone industry shares concerns about the plight of gorillas in the Eastern Congo and handset manufacturers take steps to help protect their habitat from destruction." AMTA CEO Chris Althaus, told Red Symons on ABC radio 774 Melbourne this week.
Mobile InSite is the MCF’s electronic publication containing current news, issues and science on mobile telecommunications deployment. It also provides information about new MCF and AMTA initiatives.
Four in 10 children aged four to seven have mobile phones, shows a study that has alarmed health professionals, the Adelaide Advertiser reported this week.
The mobile phone industry relies on expert advice from national and international health agencies on mobile phone safety. AMTA has released its updated position on health aspects of mobile phones.
The mobile phone industry relies on expert advice from national and international health agencies on mobile phone safety.
The latest edition of the AMTA publication, EME Update, presents global scientific research, news and views on health and safety aspects of mobile telecommunications.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) today agreed to develop a national telephone emergency warning system.
A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles, Associated Press reports.
The GSMA Health and Environment Newsletter says that on 2 April 2009, the European Parliament voted for science-based exposure limits for electromagnetic fields based on reviews by the SCENIHR.
The claims of a neurosurgeon that there has been an “exponential rise” in brain cancer associated with the widespread use of mobile phones is at odds with the weight of scientific evidence of independent expert bodies.
AMTA has dismissed newspaper claims that the mobile telecommunications industry is involved in or contributes to illegal mining of coltan, which threatens the habitat of gorillas in the Congo.
The accessing and use of social networking sites while driving a car is extremely unsafe and should not be undertaken under any circumstances AMTA CEO Chris Althaus told Seven News this week. The same news report also highlighted the $9.3million paid in fines by the 39,000 NSW motorists who were fined in 2007/08 for use of mobile phones while driving.
The mobile phone industry relies on the expert advice of independent national and international health agencies on mobile safety, AMTA has said in a letter published in the Canberra Times.
There is sometimes media speculation and stories suggesting a possible link between mobile phones and cancer, and this naturally can raise public concern. The mobile phone industry relies on the expert advice from national and international health agencies on mobile phone safety.
Health Canada is sticking to its position that children and teenagers are not risking their health by using cellphones in the wake of new research showing they are five times more likely to suffer from a malignant brain tumour later in life if they use them, Canwest News Service reports in the GSMA Environment Insider this week.
The Mobile Carriers Forum (MCF) has launched a new look website www.mcf.amta.org.au.
The misuse of mobile phones, email and the Internet to bully and harass young people will be tackled in new materials being produced for the State’s schools.
Mobile InSite is the MCF's electronic publication containing current news, issues and science within the world of mobile phone network deployment. It also provides information about new MCF and AMTA initiatives.
AMTA is committed to working with the community to help raise drivers’ awareness of safe and responsible practices of using hands-free mobile phones, which are not a guarantee of safety in all road conditions and driving situations. AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said the industry had engaged in a wide range of partnerships to raise awareness of safety issues.
Today’s claims about children and mobile phone safety run counter to the weight of expert scientific findings and parents can be reassured that the World Health Organisation (WHO) says strict science-based safety limits provide ample protection for all users of mobiles, including children.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, for assessments of safety and health impacts.
A new law in California requiring drivers to use hands-free mobile phones while driving could save up to 300 lives a year, according to a study by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes this week’s release of comprehensive testing of RMIT building 108, AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said. He said an expert, peer-reviewed medical report on RMIT found no cancer cluster exists. The report also found that “there is no evidence to suggest that tumours identified resulted from an occupational cause within building 108”.
The Australian mobile phone industry today welcomed the findings of scientists advising the UK Government that mobile phones and their base station do not cause adverse health effects.
Accessible Telecoms and GARI help consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
Mobile phones do not have any characteristics which would make them attractive to lightning strikes. While it is sensible to avoid using a fixed- line (copper wire) phone during a thunderstorm; the same precaution does not apply to mobile phones or fibre optic cable (e.g. NBN).
The UK is moving ahead with the roll-out of 5G technologies and application with an announcement that the UK Government will fund six 5G pilot programs across the country to the value of £25m.