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UK Network Operators Welcome NRPB Advice on Mobile Phones and Health

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Stakeholder Roundtable 2004 (Issue Statement)

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MOA held a stakeholder roundtable on 9 December 2004 to allow key stakeholders in the mobile phone health issue to share their views and opinions in an open forum and to promote continuing dialogue as part of public policy development. The meeting was chaired by Dr Ray Kemp, an independent facilitator.

Stakeholder Roundtable Report (pdf 101KB)

   

Harrogate Appeal Court Judgment

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12 November 2004

We welcome the Court of Appeal judgment that Government Planning Guidance in PPG8 is perfectly clear in relation to compliance with the health and safety standards for mobile phone base stations. The Court of Appeal and the High Court have both upheld Government policy in the face of a planning inspector’s decision that departed from that policy and failed to give adequate reasons for doing so.

   

Acoustic Neuroma Epidemiology Study

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The mobile phone industry takes very seriously questions relating to the safety of itsproducts and is committed to addressing public concern in an open and transparent manner.

Acoustic Neuroma Epidemiology study (Lonn et al) (PDF 22KB)

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Local Councils must work better with mobile operators

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UK Mobile phone operators lead compliance standards on exposure to EMF

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New research projects welcomed by the Mobile Phone Industry

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Mobile Phone Science Review Welcomed by Industry

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Mobiles and Masts find a welcome in outstanding landscapes

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Mobile operators welcome Deloitte & Touche review of siting processes

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Mobile Operators' Response to the Deloitte & Touche Implementation Review Recommendations

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Mobile Operators’ response to the Deloitte & Touche Implementation Review recommendations (pdf 44KB)

   

Mobile phone industry welcomes new research projects into mobile phones and health

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Mobile networks support record 48 million mobile phone users

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Mobile operators welcome latest report on mast emissions

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18 February 2003

Mobile phone network operators today welcomed the Telecoms Minister, Stephen Timms’ announcement of continued independent testing of radio wave emissions for schools and hospitals in 2003.

   

Mobile Operators Association launched

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Mobile operators welcome new code of best practice on network development

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Mobile networks reaffirm mast best practice commitments in Northern Ireland

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DTI Report on Mobile Phone Radiation Shields

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10 April 2002

   

Mobile operators welcome independent report on mast emmissions

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Industry welcomes start of major mobile phone independent health research programme

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Response to the Stewart Report

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11 May 2000

A report welcomed by industry

The Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP) was set up last year by the Minister for Public Health to assess the current state of research into possible health risks from mobile phones and to make recommendations on further work that should be carried out to improve the basis for sound advice.

   

A Statement on the Report on Telecommunications Development by the Scottish Parliament's Transport and Environment Committee

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29 March 2000

The UK telecommunications industry notes the report into telecommunications development published today by the Scottish Parliament's Transport and Environment Committee.

   

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61% of UK adults access the internet from mobiles

Mobile phones cannot work without a network of base stations (masts). There are approximately 52,500 base station sites (excluding microcells) in the UK. Only a third of these are large, free standing masts. A YouGov survey for MOA (Sept 2014) showed that nearly 8 out of 10 people recognise the link between masts and good mobile coverage. Mobile telecommunications are vital for the UK’s economic competitiveness and in promoting social inclusion. There are now 89.9 million mobile subscriptions in the UK. In Q1 2015 61 per cent of UK adults used their mobile phones for internet access. Tablet ownership is 54% of UK households.

No Established Health Effects

Mobile phones operate by using radio waves, similar to those that have been widely used for decades, for example in radio, TV and radar signals. A large number of studies over the last two decades have found no clear evidence of adverse health effects from the use of mobile phones or from phone masts.