Health and Wireless Technology

The convenience of being able to communicate with who you want, when you want, from where you want has become part of our modern lifestyle.  We utilise many types of radio communications to maintain these services including TV, AM & FM radio broadcasting, mobile phones and their base stations, wireless broadband, paging services, cordless phones, baby monitors, emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) and air traffic control. All of these utilise EMF. There are also natural sources of EMF which include the earth’s magnetic field, EMF generated in lightning and EMF that’s present in visible light.
There has been a lot of research conducted worldwide to investigate possible health effects of radio communications and wireless technology.
In relation to radio frequency exposures and wireless technology and health, the general conclusion from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is
"Despite extensive research, to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health"
Summary of health Effects – Key point 6
The WHO also says,
"radio and television broadcast stations have been in operation for the past 50 or more years without any adverse health consequence being established”
Electromagnetic Fields and public health –
Fact sheet 304
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