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The Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection Agency (previously the National Radiological Protection Board)

World Health Organisation - Electromagnetic Fields

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

The Department of Health - Public Health topics of special interest to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Mobile phones and wireless communications technologies at home and at work. 31 August 2005

The Department of Health's leaflet is on the Department of Health's website at:
A briefing by the UK's Health and Safety Executive on mobile phones and health

Information on the Department of Health's mobile telecoms health research programme

The Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP) or Stewart Report

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Cancer Research UK, the UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (incorporating the work of the Medical Devices Agency)

International Agency for Research on Cancer - INTERPHONE study

The EMF-Portal lets you in on the actual knowledge status regarding potential health-related effects of electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on the basis of scientific research results. To ensure understanding even for non-expert readers, scientific studies and publications are represented in a comprehensible way. EMF-Portal is a project of the German Research Centre for Bioelectromagnetic Interaction and is supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany
EMF Portal

EMF-NET was established in 2004 as part of the European Commission's 6th Framework Programme to answer the question: 'Do EMFs pose a hazard to health and, if so, what are their potential effects? Reports of the research reviews undertaken by the independent EMF NET scientists and published up to 2008 can be found at Information on the 6th Framework Programme can be found at

JRC/EMF Net Book, 'Electromagnetic Field Exposures: Risk Communication in the context of Uncertainty'.
This book is based on the contributions of the 2nd Workshop in EMF Risk Communications held in Stresa, Italy on 2/4 May 2007. The text of the book can be found at

COST 281 - Potential Health Implications from Mobile Communication Systems

The European Commissions 6th Framework Programme (1 March 2004 - 29 February 2008)
Effects of the Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields: From Science to Public Health and Safer Workplace

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

The Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR). The Centre is committed to building a better understanding of the biological and possible health effects of human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). The Centre implements a well-directed multidisciplinary research program drawing on the extensive skills, knowledge and experience of scientists from a number of Australian research institutions as well as overseas affiliates.

University of Ottawa, McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment
The website provides a science-based, independent and credible source of information on health issues related to wireless communications.

US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) and Federal Communications Commission joint site providing consumer information on wireless phones.

The Health Physics Society has issued an updated Fact Sheet (May 2010) on mobile phones
Health Physics Society Fact Sheet


No Established Adverse Health Effects

Mobile phones operate by using radio waves, a form of non-ionising radiation. There is a large body of scientific evidence on the effects of exposure to radio waves because they have been widely used for decades: for example, radio, TV and radar signals are radio waves. The scientific consensus is that, apart from the increased risk of a road accident due to mobile phone use when driving, there is no clear evidence of adverse health effects from the use of mobile phones or from phone masts. (Source: Health Protection Agency, Health Advice on Mobile Phones, May 2010).

A Wealth of Research

A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use. (Source: World Health Organisation Fact Sheet N°193, June 2011).