Mobile phone base stations: radio waves and health

Information on the different types of mobile phone base station, and how exposures are measured.



Information about the public health aspects of exposure to the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs), or radio waves, transmitted by mobile communications network base stations.

The document details:

  • available health-related evidence
  • conclusions drawn from that evidence
  • measures in place to protect public health
Published 10 July 2013
Last updated 27 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated WHO links.

  2. Added ICNIRP 2020 guidelines and further information on protection measures.

  3. Updated with information on recent evidence and reviews.

  4. First published.