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Mobile phones

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17 September 2019

In December 2018, the British Medical Journal Open published a scientific study led by ARPANSA investigating the relationship between brain cancer and mobile phone use.
Since the publication of the original study, the authors have conducted further analysis of additional age groups.

human fingers turning a 4G cube into a 5G cube - the cube has writing '4G' and the writing is being moved to say '5G'
20 March 2019

At ARPANSA, we set the safety standard sets limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) that is emitted by mobile phones and other wireless technologies. These limits are set well below levels at which harm to people may occur. The operating frequencies of the 5G network are included within the limits set by the ARPANSA safety standard.

Image of person using their phone
25 February 2019

Australian study finds no link between mobile phone use and brain cancers

This was a meta-analysis of 8

Image of person using their phone
11 December 2018

A study led by ARPANSA, published with the British Medical Journal Open, found no link between the use of mobile phones in Australia and incidence of brain cancers.

Woman in red shirt using a mobile phone
20 June 2018

An article published in the Daily Mail Australia on 18 June 2018, reports that using a mobile phone can be as damaging on your skin as being out in the sun. It is concerning that the exposure from smartphones has been compared to the same time spent in the sun.

A hand holding a smartphone
7 February 2018

A series of animal studies on mobile phone radiofrequency radiation and health have been conducted over two years by the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program.

This is an Australian prospective cohort study that investigated the effect of wireless (mobile and

This meta-analysis investigated the association between mobile

This meta-analysis evaluated whether mobile phone use causes glioma.

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