There is no link between mobile phones and any health problems, a decade-long report has concluded.
The study also found no evidence that exposure to base station emissions during pregnancy increases the risk of childhood leukaemia.
The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research programme was the UK’s largest research programme to look at the possible health risks associated with mobile phone technology.
Professor David Coggon, Chairman of MTHR, said: ‘When the MTHR programme was first set up, there were many scientific uncertainties about possible health risks from mobile phones and related technology. This independent programme is now complete, and despite exhaustive research, we have found no evidence of risks to health from the radio waves produced by mobile phones or their base stations. Thanks to the research conducted within the programme, we can now be much more confident about the safety of modern telecommunications systems.’