A British research program spanning eleven years has found no evidence of adverse effects on people’s health from the use of mobile phone technology. Some 31 individual research projects over eleven years were funded by the MTHR (Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research) to address public concerns over the possible health effects arising from mobile technology. And no evidence was found that using mobile phones increased the risk of leukaemia, or cellular base stations (tower) emissions during pregnancy increased the risk of cancer in early childhood.
The studies also found that electromagnetic fields associated with mobile devices are relatively small as compared to other regular appliances that people use such as hair dryers and electric razors.
The Interphone Study – 2010
Eearlier in 2010-11, on the basis of ‘The Interphone Study’, WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified mobile phone radiation as Group 2B – possibly carcinogenic. That means that there could be some risk of carcinogenicity, so additional research into the long-term, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted. The WHO added the devices do not raise the risk of brain cancer, except for a possible slight increase in tumours among the most intensive users.