Health & Safety

Mobile phone base stations operate at low power and are designed, built and tested to comply with strict science-based safety standards, which are recognised by national and international health agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

The World Health Organization’s current fact sheet on base stations and wireless networks states:

“Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.”

Ongoing independent audits by ARPANSA have found exposure levels from base stations to be well below Australia’s safety standard limit, however, the mobile phone industry acknowledges that some people are genuinely concerned and we are committed to addressing such concerns through active community and local government consultation.

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