RF Resources

The following links are from government agencies and other organizations who review public health and radio frequency exposure.

Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer- NIH National Cancer Institute (2019)

No consistent evidence for an association between any source of non-ionizing EMF and cancer has been found.

Scientific Evidence for Cell Phone Safety - US Food and Drug Administration FDA (2020)

The current limit on radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission remains acceptable for protecting the public health.

Recent Research on EMF and Health Risk, Fourteenth report from SSM’s Scientific Council on Electromagnetic Fields - Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) (2020)

Measurements and exposure calculations have shown that a person’s radiofrequency field exposure is dominated by personal mobile phone use. The exposure from environmental sources such as mobile phone base stations plays a minor role.

Cell Phone Towers - American Cancer Society (2020)

At this time, there’s no strong evidence that exposure to RF waves from cell phone towers causes any noticeable health effects.

Base Stations and Wireless Technologies - World Health Organization (2006)

Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.

Easy to Read Summaries of Scientific Opinions - European Commission (2015)

The results of current scientific research show that there are no evident adverse health effects if exposure remains below the levels set by current standards.

Mobile phone base stations: radio waves and health - UK Public Health England (2020)

...although a substantial amount of research has been conducted in this area, there is no convincing evidence that RF field exposures below guideline levels cause health effects in adults or children.

Radio Frequency Safety - Federal Communications Commission (2020)

The information on this page provides answers and information to inquiries regarding RF Safety.

IEEE-ICES maintains a list of current Expert Reviews.

These organizations review and make recommendations on radio frequency exposure

IEEE-ICES - International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety

International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) is responsible for development of standards for the safe use of electromagnetic energy in the range of 0 Hz to 300 GHz

GET C95 Standards: Safety Levels with Respect To Human Exposure To Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

ICNIRP - International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

As an independent organization, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) provides scientific advice and guidance on the health and environmental effects of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) to protect people and the environment from detrimental NIR exposure.

Other sources

Neil deGrasse Tyson's thoughts on Cell Phones and Cancer. This goes to how science works, measurements, and uncertainty.

The Health Physics Society - has a comprehensive Ask the Expert section with a selections of Q&A's on Cell Phones, Radiofrequency Radiation, and Powerline Fields.

Shahriar Shahramian in The Signal Path blog has a very comprehensive video, geared toward engineers, responding to the question: Is 5G Dangerous?