Mobile phones and your health

At Telstra, we want all customers to have up-to-date, relevant information about using mobile phones, and anything to do with mobile phone safety.

You can visit here to view a series of short video clips that explain mobile phone safety standards and provides tips on mobile phone use and exposure reduction options. If you have any questions or would like more information visit the Telstra website at www.telstra.com/eme  

The latest update from the WHO on mobile phones and health states "A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk.

To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use." The WHO also notes that further study into the long term use of mobile phones and cancer, and the effect of mobile phone use on young people should be undertaken.

The WHO provides the following information on how to reduce mobile phone exposure:

1. Use ‘hands-free’ devices to keep mobile phones away from the head and body during phone calls.
2. Limit the number and length of calls.
3. Use the phone in areas of good reception, which reduces exposure as the phone will transmit at reduced power. 

If you have any questions or would like more information visit the Telstra website at www.telstra.com/eme
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