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    Mobiles and Health​​

    Do mobile phones affect your health?

    Introduction

    India has over 900 million mobile phone connections. The innumerable social and economic benefits of mobile telephony have made it integral to our lives. Mobile telephony relies upon an extensive network of base stations (popularly referred to as towers/sites), to transmit and receive information with Radio Frequency (RF) signals.

    Mobile phones are mini transmitters that communicate with the base stations using RF signals. There are however, some concerns and even myths surrounding the effects of these signals on our health and wellbeing.

    At Vodafone, the health and safety of our customers, employees, contractors and the public is of paramount importance. Our vision is to lead the industry in responding to public concerns about mobile phones, towers and health by demonstrating leading edge practices and encouraging others to follow.

    At a worldwide level, we have a board dedicated to radiofrequency (RF) matters that includes representatives from our local markets and key functional areas. This board monitors public concerns, helps local markets to provide public information and advice, and reviews the available information about mobile phones, masts and health. The board also sets our strategy, policies and goals relating to mobile phones, towers and health.

    We have based this section of our website on the findings of reputed health agencies like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other independent expert groups from around the world. Our aim is to provide a range of useful information; answer the most commonly asked questions; and communicate the most up-to-date scientific opinion.

    How do mobile phones and towers work?

    How do mobile phones use radio waves?

    Safe exposure limits

    Exposure limits for mobile phones

    Reducing exposure from mobile phones

    Exposure limits for mobile phones in India

    Exposure limits for base stations

    Reducing exposure from mobile base stations

    Exposure limits for base stations in India

    Scientific research

    WHO advice

    WHO fact sheets

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