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Information on the Peer Review Process

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Sense About Science - is a charitable trust, founded in 2002, to promote an evidence-based approach to scientific issues in the public domain. The trust works with organisations, experts and opinion formers to encourage this approach, particularly in areas of controversy.
Recent work includes a discussion paper, Peer Review and the Acceptance of New Scientific Ideas this can be found at: and a booklet, Making Sense of Radiation - A Guide to Radiation and Its Health Effects, this can be found at:

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A leaflet setting out information on the peer review process can be found at: 

INTECH Science Centre - a hands-on interactive science and technology centre, where one of the new exhibits explains the science behind the mobile phone 

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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.