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ARPANSA reviews animal study on radiofrequency exposure and health

14 January 2019

ARPANSA scientists have reviewed the recent United States Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program (NTP) animal studies which looked at whether exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation causes any health effects, including cancer, in rats and mice.

After reviewing the study, our scientists conclude that the findings are not applicable to humans using mobile phones and this was also mentioned by the NTP. This is because the study exposed animals to RF differently to how we are exposed as humans. We support studies such as the NTP, but recommend further research is done in this area.

We recently published a research agenda, which provides specific research recommendations on RF and health. 

For more information, read our detailed conclusion on the NTP study.

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