Mobile phone use safe, investigation concludes

UK researchers from the independent Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research program yesterday their final findings which summarised 31 individual research projects published in close to 60 published papers. 

They found no evidence that exposure to base station emissions during pregnancy increased the risk of developing cancer in early childhood and no evidence of a link between mobile phone use and increased risk of leukaemia. 

Investigation into the effects of radio waves on cells and tissues also found no increased risk to health. 

They also found no evidence of adverse effects associated with exposure to emissions from TETRA Terrestrial Trunked Radio – more commonly known as walkie talkies – and base stations used by emergency services. 

Professor David Coggon, chairman of the program, said: “We have no evidence of risks to health from the radio waves produced by mobile phones or their base