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    Mobiles and Health​​​​​​​

    Do mobile phones affect your health?

    FAQs on mobiles and health

    We designed this website to provide straightforward information about mobile phones, towers and health for customers and the public. If you couldn't find what you were looking for, these commonly asked questions may help.​​

    Are mobile phones and towers safe?

    There is no convincing evidence that the use of mobile phones and the towers that make them work carry health risks, when they are operated within the guideline limits set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The World Health Organization (WHO) supports this position.

    More specifically, experts see the possibility of health effects from living or working near a base station as extremely low. The WHO fact sheet Base stations and wireless technologies, published in 2006, concludes that "considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak radiofrequency signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects".

    In India, the government has, further reduced the exposure limits from base stations which are one-tenth the ICNIRP guidelines making the Indian EMF exposure limits amongst the strictest in the world. As the ICNIRP limits already included a 50 times reduction/safety factor, the lowering of the EMF limits for Base Stations to one-tenth of ICNIRP has added a further margin of safety.

    Why do we need towers?

    If the scientific evidence says phones and towers are safe, why are there still high levels of public concern?

    What if I am still concerned?

    What is Vodafone doing to address the public's concerns?

    Are children more susceptible to EMF exposure?

    Is exposure greater from a mobile device or a base station?

    What exactly are the emissions from mobile phones and towers?

    What is SAR value?

    Is it safe to carry a mobile device close to your body?

    How long is it safe to use a mobile device for?

    Will towers and mobile phones still be safe in the future as well?



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