Recent press articles have reported that the World
Health Organization (WHO) "insists mobile phone emissions are
Such statements are a distortion of WHO's position
on the possible health effects of mobile phone use.
"Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health:
Mobile Phones and their Base Stations," WHO Fact Sheet N° 193,
revised in June 2000 states: "None of the recent reviews have
concluded that exposure to the radiofrequency (RF) fields from mobile
phones or their base stations causes any adverse health consequence.
However, there are gaps in knowledge that have been identified for
further research to better assess health risks. It will take about 3-4
years for the required RF research to be completed, evaluated and to
publish the final results of any health risks."
This statement continues to reflect the current
status of the science and conveys WHO's position on this issue.