Mobile and Health Overview

The GSMA recognises that there is public concern about the siting of antennas and the use of mobile devices. These are low powered radio services and it is the GSMA opinion based on expert scientific reviews that there are no established health risks from exposures to radio frequency signals from wireless communications up to the levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

We encourage a harmonised approach to national exposure and compliance policies based on the limits recommended by the WHO and compliance methods developed by the IEC, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), CENELEC and IEEE.

GSMA Research

The GSMA is a supportor of independent research. Studies are designed to follow good research practice and researchers are encouraged to publish their findings.

Health FAQs

We believe in the importance of providing clear answers on the use of mobile phones and living near wireless network antennas based on established scientific research.

Health Policy

Government policies for electromagnetic fields should be evidence based and draw on the existing recommendations by expert bodies such as the WHO and the ITU.

Mobile Devices

Mobile communications devices include handsets, tablets, wireless data cards for laptops and other specialised low powered radio transmitters.

Mobile Networks

Mobile and wireless communications networks use radio signals to provide a range of voice, video and other data services to subscribers.

Science Overview

The process of experiment, publication and review leads to an accumulation of knowledge that is assessed by expert groups.

Health Resources

Materials from the GSMA and third-parties that is relevant to this area

Risk Communication

Practical guidance and support for people working in the mobile industry, especially those who are facing public concerns.


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