Cell Phones

FAQs Developed by the HPS

The following FAQs have been developed by our topic editors for this category:

  HPS FAQ   Cellular Phone and Base Station
  HPS FAQ   Smartphone RF Exposure
  HPS FAQ   Tower Radiation

Relevant HPS Web Pages

The following HPS Web pages also address this category:

  HTML page   Cell Phone Use Listed as Possibly Carcinogenic: Health Physics Society Thoughts
  PDF   Mobile Telephone Fact Sheet

Questions Answered by HPS Experts

The following health physics questions have been answered by an expert and approved by our editors for inclusion in our "Ask the Experts" feature. Click on the question to see the answer.

Questions in this Category Are in the Following Subcategories:
  •  Miscellaneous
Q6083   –   Cell phone vibration on stomach
Q10832   –   Measure RF from a cell phone
Q11223   –   Third-floor apartment near cell towers
Q12067   –   Child uses many devices
Q12172   –   RF exposure from Apple Watch

Other Useful Websites

The following websites may also be useful:

  External website   About Mobile Phones – Australian Government
  External website   Cell Phones – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  External website   Cell Phones - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  External website   Cell Phones Do Not Give You Brain Cancer – Science
  External website   Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors? – Veritasium
  External website   Is WiFi a Health Threat in Schools? – Education Next
  External website   New study: no increase in brain cancer across 29 years of mobile use in Australia – The Conversation, Simon Chapman, Author, Emeritus Professor in Public Health, University of Sydney
  External website   Press Release: Cell Phone Use Not Linked to Cancer Risk – Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  External website   Radio Frequency Safety – Federal Communications Commission
  External website   Still No Basis for Health Effects from Low Level Radiowaves – Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom