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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mobile industry responds positively to Interphone study

The mobile phone industry appears to be very positive about the results of the Interphone study, which were announced this morning.

In a statement, the GSMA said it welcomed the publication of the results. Dr Jack Rowley, GSMA Director for Research and Sustainability, said "The overall conclusion of no increased risk is in accordance with the large body of existing research and many expert reviews that consistently conclude that there is no established health risk from radio signals that comply with international safety recommendations. The results reported today underscore the importance of utilising complete and thorough data analysis before reaching conclusions."

"The researchers warn against focussing on the extreme values and that interpretation should be based on the overall balance of the evidence. It is also important to note that the international safety recommendations for mobile phones were reviewed and confirmed in September 2009 as protective of all persons against established health risks."

John Walls, vice president of public affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association, said "Interphone’s conclusion of no overall increased risk of brain cancer is consistent with conclusions reached in an already large body of scientific research on this subject. As with any study, scientific organizations will review the Interphone study in the context of the significant body of research and published literature on the safety of cell phones. CTIA and the wireless industry support continuing efforts of public health specialists and expert scientists in this area."

Michael Milligan, Secretary General of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, said "The overall analysis is consistent with previous studies and the significant body of research, reporting no increased health risk from using mobile phones. Mobile phone users can take comfort in the fact that there is already a substantial body of scientific evidence on the long-tem use of mobile phones through whole-of-life animal studies, which have found no link between long-term exposure to radiofrequency and health impacts."

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