The World Health Organization (WHO) agrees with other authorities that exposure to radio frequency fields from mobile devices, operating within international guidelines, does not cause harm to people.

WHO recognises that some people remain concerned and seek to limit their exposure to radio waves. Therefore, it recommends the following simple steps for using your mobile device: 

  • use your mobile in areas of good reception, when the phone will transmit at reduced power;
  • limit the number and length of calls, reducing the time the phone is closest to the head and body; and
  • use a headset that keeps the mobile phone away from the head and body during calls.