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EME Update November 2014

ARPANSA updates Electromagnetic Energy Reference Group – new members added

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has updated its Electromagnetic Energy Reference Group (EMERG) by adding new community members to the group.

Australian mobile industry funds independent research with ongoing levy

AMTA recently detailed how the Australian mobile industry funds independent research into the possible health effects of mobile phones and related telecommunications infrastructure. The announcement follows claims that “industry had denied funding”.
SAR testing

WHO to develop its own EMF standard

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing an international standard for exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure according to a recently published report.
WHO logo

Research may never give clear answers on mobile phone safety says NZ cancer expert

Scientific research into the possible health risks from mobile phone use may never give the public a clear answer due to its limitations, says Professor of Cancer and Epidemiology at the University of Auckland, Mark Elwood.

Mobile phone driving offences decrease in NSW

Recently released statistics for traffic offences in New South Wales show that there has been an 8 per cent decrease in the number of people caught illegally using a mobile whilst driving in the past year.
Driving mirror

UK survey finds drivers ‘frighteningly ignorant’ of mobile phone laws

A recent British survey highlights the need for drivers to have a clear understanding of the law for use of mobile phones and the need for more public information from traffic authorities and police about how motorists can comply with existing road rules.
Dont phone whilst driving

US public health institute updates mobile phone factsheet

The United States public health institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated its Frequently asked questions about cell phones and your health factsheet to follow best practices, including the use of plain, easy-to-understand, language.

Nigerian Communications Minister contradicts top public servant over false mobile phone health claims

The Nigerian Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, has openly contradicted a top public servant over false claims made about the health impacts of mobile phones.
Ombola Johnson

Numbers halved but MOBI-Kids study still sound

The MOBI-Kids study, the largest study in the world to assess the possible risk of brain cancer and mobile phone use in children and adolescents, will examine less than half of the expected brain cancer cases, but will still be statistically sound, said the authors in a recent update.
Child with phone

NY Times wrong on EME - cancer expert

A recent science article in The New York Times has been criticized for “reviving baseless fears while ignoring what has been learned” in the past 25 years about electromagnetic energy.
Kabat Geoffrey

Californian city’s aim to put cancer warnings on mobile phones is based on a misunderstanding says US peak body

Undeterred by a failed attempt by San Francisco, the nearby Californian city of Berkeley is considering a law forcing local retailers to place warnings mobile phone boxes to warn consumers “of the risk of brain cancer when using cell phones within a 10 mm distance of their body.” But the city’s proposal is based on a misunderstanding says the US wireless association – the CTIA.

Banning Mobile Phones has not made for better drivers, find US researchers

A recent US study has found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held mobile phone whilst driving reduced the number of accidents in the first six months of the ban.
Driving handsfree

In Brief

Qantas and Virgin allow mobiles to be used throughout entire flight, Europe as well as China consider it. Mobile phone myths busted. Hand held mobile phone distraction expected to be the “biggest killer” on UK roads. AMTA celebrates 20 years.

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