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EME Update April 2014


Welcome to the April 2014 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.

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Review finds Australia’s safety standards for mobiles are highly protective

A review of the latest scientific evidence by an expert panel has found the safety standards, put in place to protect Australians from the electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones, base stations, radio, television and other wireless devices, are highly protective.

World Health Organization provides new advice on mobile technology health risks

Further studies on people who have used mobile phones for longer than 15 years are needed to rule out the possibility of any long-term adverse health effects from wireless signals, the United Nations health authority has said.
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AMTA dial up campaign to promote safe and responsible phone use while driving

‘Keep your eyes on the road’ – that’s the message from the Australian mobiles industry in a new campaign to educate drivers about how to comply with the law and reduce risks when using hands-free mobile phones.

Final UK report finds no adverse health effects from mobile technologies

An 11 year programme of research into possible health risks from mobile phone technologies in the UK has published its final report and found no evidence of adverse effects on people's health from the use of mobile technologies.
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Myths about mobile phone radiation safety limits busted by Health Canada

Canadians concerned about exposure from mobile phone and base station signals have been reassured by the national health authority that the current safety limits protect all people.
Health Canada

Electronic media disturbs teenage sleep, says study

Addiction to social media, video games and the Internet is contributing to the more than 70 per cent of South Australian teens who don’t get enough sleep every school night, a University of Adelaide study has found.
Child tablet

Alcohol, obesity and tobacco lead 70 per cent surge in global cancer cases over next 20 years

Cancer cases worldwide will climb by 70 per cent over the next two decades, from 14m in 2012 to 25m new cases a year and we won’t be able to meet the spiralling cost of treatment, according to the latest World Cancer Report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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The classification of radio signals as a possible cancer cause could be reviewed

The classification of radio frequency fields as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ could be reviewed by the United Nations’ cancer research body if more evidence emerges.
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Long-term mobile use not linked to ear nerve tumours, say Swedish researchers

Long-term mobile phone use does not increase the risk of ear nerve tumours, but it might increase the chances of you noticing you have it, Swedish researchers have found.

New five year research project started on health effects of wireless signals in Europe

A new five-year research project on the potential health effects of wireless signals from radio frequency based technologies used in Europe started in January.

USA breast surgeons concerned about smartphones in bras

Breast surgeons in the USA have raised concerns about how women carry their smartphones in a report which outlines four cases of breast cancer in young women who kept their phones in their bra for up to ten hours a day.
Phone in your Bra

In Brief

  • Texters make wonky walkers, Queensland study finds
  • EC seek feedback on opinion that there is no link between EMFs and adverse health
  • Warnings against all mobile phone use while driving 'wrong' says AMTA

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