||<p>The Department has supported research in relation to concerns that there might
be adverse effects from exposure to the low levels of radio waves from mobile phones
and base stations.</p><p> </p><p>The independently managed Mobile Telecommunications
and Health Research (MTHR) programme ran from 2001 until 2012 and funded 31 projects,
leading to over 60 publications. Information about the MTHR programme and the studies
it supported can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/*/http:/www.mthr.org.uk/"
</p><p>The Department continues to support research on exposure to radio waves, including
the ongoing Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health (COSMOS) and the Study of
Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phone studies (SCAMP) at Imperial College London.
Information about these studies can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a
</p><p><a href="http://www.scampstudy.org/" target="_blank">http://www.scampstudy.org/</a></p><p>
</p><p>Advice from Public Health England (PHE) is based on health-related evidence
reviews prepared by scientific expert groups in the United Kingdom and around the
world. The independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation published their report
in the UK in 2012 and the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and
Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published their report in 2015. These reviews
are are available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-health-effects"
</p><p>Exposure measurements made at publicly accessible locations near to mobile
phone base stations have consistently been well within the guidelines published by
the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. PHE considers it
is possible that there may be a small increase in overall exposure to radio waves
when 5G is added to an existing network or in a new area. However, the overall exposure
is expected to remain low relative to guidelines and as such there should be no consequences
for public health.</p><p> </p><p>PHE has published information about exposure to the
radio waves from mobile phone base stations, including those for 5G networks, which
is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health/mobile-phone-base-stations-radio-waves-and-health"
</p><p>PHE continues to monitor the health-related evidence applicable to radio waves
and is committed to updating its advice as required.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>