Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (UK):
Report on Mobile Phones and Health
The Expert Group has conducted a comprehensive review of the literature and has consulted widely.
It has concluded that
- There is now some preliminary scientific evidence that exposures to radiofrequency (RF) radiation may cause subtle effects on biological functions, including those of the brain. This does not necessarily mean that health is affected but it is not possible to say that exposure to RF radiation, even at levels below national guidelines, is totally without potential adverse health effects.
- Some people’s well-being may be adversely affected by the environmental impact of mobile phone base stations sited next to houses, schools or other buildings, as well as by fear of perceived direct effects.
- For all base stations, including those with masts under 15m, permitted development rights should be revoked and the siting of all new base stations should be subject to the normal planning process.
- The use of mobile phones whilst driving can have a detrimental effect on the quality of driving. Drivers should be discouraged from using mobile phones whilst on the move.
- The widespread use of mobile phones by children for non-essential calls should be discouraged.
Press Release IEGMP/P11
First issued 11 May 2000
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