EMF and Health

Supporting informed EMF policy for the connected society

Our mission is to raise awareness among mobile operators and telecom regulators of the latest research on the health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and policy recommendations to support further wireless technology deployment.

Mobile network antennas and mobile devices such as smartphones exchange digital information (e.g., voice or data) using radio waves – a form of electromagnetic energy. As a result of the work of researchers for more than 50 years, human exposure standards and safety measures have been developed that protect against all established health risks.

Expert groups and public health agencies such as the World Health Organization broadly agree that no health risks have been established from exposure to the low-level radio signals used for mobile communications. Mobile operators and the GSMA encourage national regulatory authorities to adopt international recommendations on EMF exposure levels for mobile communications to protect industry workers, mobile consumers and the general public.

By tracking and sharing reliable scientific research, the GSMA helps to inform governments about international standards and policy recommendations related to EMF. This, in turn, enables informed policymaking that maximises the value and reach of mobile technology for citizens everywhere.