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Blog News
Biological Effects of Millimeter Waves
August 2019 | Infographic

There has been a lot of interest in the biological effects of millimetre waves recently. This 'study-in-a-slide' provides a quick overview of some key points from a recent detailed review of the literature undertaken by Alekseev and Ziskin that forms chapter six in the 'Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields' (B. Greenebaum and F. Barnes, editors), 4th ed, 2019.


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SAR Compliance
August 2019 | Viewpoint

The SAR value is a measure of the amount of RF power absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. Exposure limits have been set by expert scientists and provide for substantial margins of safety.


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2019 Review of the GARI Database - Invitation to submit comments or suggest changes to the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI)
May 2019 | Discussion Paper

As part of the GARI project, the MWF has committed to regular reviews of the features that we report on in light of changes in the technology and customer needs. As a result, we invite all stakeholders to provide any comments or suggestions on the features that they would like to see reported on by manufacturers, as well as comments on the usability of the GARI website.


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Implications for Mobile Communications Infrastructure of Arbitrary Radio Frequency Exposure Limits
April 2019 | Brochure

5G addresses the very large growth in data and connectivity demand as more and more devices go online and remain connected 24/7. 5G offer much faster connections, shorter response times (latency) and increased capacity, and is a key infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovation of emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, smart manufacturing and virtual reality.

However, public concern over the deployment of this infrastructure in some countries has led to the adoption of arbitrary restrictions, such as lower national exposure limits. These restrictions are not based on a clear scientific rationale taking into account the weight of research. Such measures provide no additional health protection for the community but they do have a real impact on efficient network deployment and operation and can adversely affect the introduction and deployment of new technologies such as 5G that would otherwise provide further economic and social benefits to the community. This paper examines the technical and public policy implications of arbitrarily lower RF exposure limits.


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MWF Annual Report 2018
April 2019 | Report

Thanks to the MWF’s long-term commitment and continuous advancements in these areas, the association has positioned itself as a proactive and reliable partner in promoting mobile accessibility, raising awareness about the issue and dangers of counterfeit devices and helping to address questions about the health and safety of wireless devices.

In 2018, the MWF was active in 56 countries around the world, engaged with regional organizations on six continents and worked in collaboration with a wide network of associations, standardization bodies, research institutions and regulatory bodies.

Read our Annual Report to find out more about the MWF's activities.


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Brussels & 5G
April 2019 | Viewpoint

The region of Brussels in Belgium introduced arbitrarily low EMF exposure limits more than a decade ago, which caused problems for 4G deployment and now threatens 5G with the delay of a planned pilot deployment. It should be noted that the EMF limits were introduced for political purposes and contrary to the advice of the World Health Organization which states: “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.”


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