Mobiles, pylons and health

Looking into the possible health effects of mobile phones, base stations, power lines and pylons.

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are inevitably produced by any electrical apparatus. Examples include power lines and cables, electrical appliances, mobile phones and base stations, and TV and radio transmitters. For more than thirty years there have been concerns about health risks from EMFs. Originally, these concerns were mainly about the fields produced by the electric power system that supplies energy for domestic and industrial use, but more recently, the concerns have included mobile phones and other wireless devices as well.

The IET has been examining the issue carefully for many years, and has produced this Position Statement and Factfile to provide authoritative background information and unbiased advice on the subject.

 

2012 position statement

Biological Effects of Low-Level Electromagnetic Fields of Frequencies up to 300 GHz The Possible Harmful Biological Effects of Low-Level Electromagnetic Fields of Frequencies up to 300 GHz

Position Statement on low level electromagnetic fields up to 300 GHz provided by the IET


2013 Factfile

Electromagnetic fields and health Electromagnetic fields and health

Electromagnetic Fields and Health