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EME Update December 2015


Welcome to the December 2015 edition of EME Update, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association’s newsletter on global scientific research, news and views on health and safety aspects of mobile telecommunications.



Chris Althaus, Chief Executive Officer, AMTA.


Updates to electromagnetic fields factsheet

Advice from the European Commission on potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), such as the radio signals transmitted by mobile phones and Wi-Fi, has been updated to reflect a recent comprehensive review of the latest scientific evidence that found they are not linked with health problems.

Warning about cell phones and risks to children denied by judge

A United States federal judge has allowed a city to require retailers to display posters and to provide flyers to consumers to warn keeping mobile phones too close to their bodies might exceed federal radiation exposure standards, but barred a warning that “this potential risk is greater for children”.

Report says no clear health effects from mobile phones

Despite decades of research there is no clear indication of any health effects caused by the radio frequency (RF) fields from mobile phones according a new report from the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

No evidence that mobile phones effect pregnancy study finds

A study of 100,000 pregnant women and their partners has found no evidence that mobile phone use during pregnancy has any effect on the child.

New ways kids are using smart phones to be considered for accurate insight on exposure

A study on children's exposure to radiofrequency fields from mobile phone use concludes further studies that consider how young people are now using their smartphones such as through text messaging, Facebook and Instagram must be conducted for a more accurate understanding of the potential risks.

EMF app on wireless safety released by UN agency

A new mobile application has been launched by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a UN agency, to provide much desired information on safety and electromagnetic fields (EMF) transmitted by wireless devices and network antennas.

Latest science finds no evidence of brain cancer from mobile phones

Despite public concern, no convincing evidence of brain cancer or any other adverse health effects caused by the electromagnetic fields (EMF), used in mobile phone and wireless technologies, has been found in the annual review of the latest science.

EMFs stimulate the growth of tumours in mice study finds

A study has found electromagnetic fields (EMF), such as those emitted by mobile phones, stimulated the growth of liver and lung tumours in genetically engineered mice designed to get cancer.

Disability allowance granted for woman's claimed technology allergy

A French regional disability court has awarded a two-year disability pension to a woman who claims to be allergic to everyday devices such as mobile phones and tablets, but it did not recognise that electronic devices were the cause of her disability.

Claims of silver underwear that protects sperm are unproven says advertising authority

After the banned ads for underwear woven with silver that allegedly protects sperm from radiation last year, its inventor Joseph Perkins has continued to promote his product called Wireless Armour.

Woman's claim her mobile phone gave her breast cancer dismissed by cancer experts

A 51-year old woman’s claim that she kept her mobile phone in her bra every day for ten years and it gave her terminal breast cancer, has been dismissed by British cancer experts.

In Brief

Australian health expert dismisses claims that mobile phone use is linked with cancer, Mobile phones affect brainwaves studies show, Science and Wireless 2015 a free event on radio frequency (RF) and health research this December.

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