Mobile telecommunications, health & human neurophysiology

Date & time

3–4pm 29 July 2013




Professor Rodney Croft, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Wollongong

Mobile telecommunications devices, such as mobile phones, base stations and Wi-Fi, are ever present in the modern age. Underpinning their functionality is electromagnetic radiation (which is the medium for coding, transmitting, receiving and then decoded information), with the frequency of electromagnetic radiation utilised termed ‘radiofrequency’ (RF). There has been considerable debate concerning the relative harm that may result from this RF, and consequently a considerable body of science exploring the issue.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of this science more generally (including the epidemiology, in vitro and in vivo research), before focusing on the roles and outcomes of human neurophysiology research in this domain, and ramifications of this for the RF safety standards that we are all governed by. 

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