Radio waves and health
Mobile communications would not be possible without radio waves; however, some people are concerned that radio waves (one form of electromagnetic fields also known as EMF) from mobile phones and base stations may cause health problems. A substantial number of scientific studies conducted by various research bodies have indicated that electromagnetic fields, at levels within the limits prescribed by public health authority safety standards and recommendations, cause no adverse effects to human health.
Even so, we take people’s concerns seriously. Ericsson employs rigid product testing and installation procedures to ensure that radio wave exposure levels from our products and network solutions are below established safety limits. We also support independent research to further knowledge about radio waves and health.
Ericsson provides public information on radio waves and health, and has co-sponsored over 90 studies related to electromagnetic fields, radio waves and health since 1996. Independent expert groups and public health authorities, including the World Health Organization, have reviewed the research and consistently concluded that the balance of evidence does not demonstrate any health effects associated with radio wave exposure from either mobile phones or radio base stations.