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Mobile phone/NBN base stations
Advice on whether mobile phone and NBN base stations are associated with health effects
There are mobile phone and National Broadband Network (NBN) base station antennas on towers and buildings throughout Australia. These antennas are part of the mobile phone and NBN networks and they emit low level radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME).
Based on current research there are no established health effects from the low level exposure to the RF EME from mobile phone and NBN base station antennas.
The following fact sheets provide information on issues relating to mobile phone/NBN base stations and health:
- Mobile phone base stations and health
- National broadband network fixed wireless base stations and health
Links to key reports and assessments
- Information on Australian base stations from the Radio Frequency National Site Archive
- ARPANSA Technical Report No. 164
Review of Radiofrequency Health Effects Research – Scientific Literature 2000-2012 Report by the ARPANSA Radiofrequency Expert Panel (March 2014)
- ARPANSA Base Station Survey 2007- 2013 (2013)
- Public Health England (former Health Protection Agency)
Health Effects from Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields, Report of the Independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation [PDF 3.4 mb] (April 2012)
This video (produced by the Department of Communications Australia) explains electromagnetic energy (EME) emissions and how the Australian Government regulates EME to keep Australians safe.