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MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS HEALTH AND SAFETY NEWS

EME Update June 2012


Editorial

Yet another independent review of scientific research has found no evidence mobile phone technology poses a health risk to humans despite continued media reports about possible health effects says AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus.
Chris Althaus 2008

3G connected smartphones have the same output as cordless phones or Bluetooth headsets

A study of everyday mobile phone use in Sweden which monitored more than 800,000 hours of phone calls on a 3G network has found smartphones operate at only around one per cent of their maximum power output – the same or less output than using a cordless phone or Bluetooth headset.
Man_speaking_on_mobile_phone2

No increase in brain tumour rates in countries with first mobile networks

The rates of the most common form of brain tumour did not increase in the countries first to launch mobile phone networks and with the most mobile phone users, a new study has found, which contradicts claims they are a possible cause of the disease.
Nordic countries

Risks from smartphones will be unmeasurable says cancer expert

The low radiation output from smartphones could mean any potential cancer risk would be too small to measure Dr Robert Baan - who headed the expert panel that classified mobile phone radiation as possibly carcinogenic – told an Australian conference.
Dr Baan Science and Wireless

New Cancer Council website debunks myths about mobile phone radiation

The myths that keeping a mobile phone in your pocket or on your bedside table as you sleep increases your risk of getting cancer is not supported by good scientific evidence according to a new Cancer Council Australia website.
iheard website snapshot

Experts cautious about link between mobile phone exposure in the womb and children’s behaviour following US study on pregnant mice

Experts in human development are cautious about the results of a United States study that found exposing pregnant mice to radiation from mobile phones affected the behaviour of their offspring.
Hugh S. Taylor

Claims safety standards don’t apply to children are wrong

Researchers from the USA have claimed the tests used in safety standards underestimate the level children are exposed to mobile phone radiation because the 6-foot-2 model used in the tests doesn’t accurately represent kids’ heads. However, an expert who helped develop the Australian safety standard disagrees.
SAR compliance

UK ad warning men about keeping phones in trouser pockets banned

The British advertising watchdog has banned an ad posted in service station toilets around the UK because it falsely claims that medical experts want men to stop putting mobile phones in their pockets due the damage to male fertility and the ad would unnecessarily scare men.
Save The Males poster

Fertility experts sceptical of claims laptop Wi-Fi can damage your sperm

Sperm exposed to Wi-Fi emissions from laptops moved less and suffered DNA damage, researchers in Argentina have found in preliminary lab tests, but fertility experts around the world are sceptical the results mean anything for men.
fertility and sterility

Report claiming kids are at risk from mobiles is biased says UK Government

The UK health department said a self-published report from a British non-profit organisation provides only a selective review of research to support its claim that children’s health is at risk from using mobile phones.
Mobilewise report

Environmental health group’s report on mobile phone risks labelled unconvincing

A report by a non-profit environmental health group which calls for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies in the USA – especially for children and pregnant women - is at odds with the scientific consensus and has been labelled “unconvincing”.
EHHI Report

Radiation proof clothing fails to protect mums to be says Chinese scientist

Maternity clothing made with “silver ions” that claim to protect unborn babies from daily doses of electromagnetic radiation can actually increase the wearer’s exposure from sources like mobile phones according to Chinese experts.
Maternity clothes

Mobile phones proven to save lives in emergencies

Patients are more likely to survive when emergency services are called from a mobile phone rather than a landline, a new study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine has found.
Emergency mobile

In Brief

- ACMA say 04 mobile phone numbers will run out soon - Mobiles not the cause of Qantas incident - Residents in bushfire danger to receive SMS warnings
 

 

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