Table of expert reviews

Vodafone interprets the weight of scientific evidence in accordance with “Reference Reviews.” A scientific review must meet several criteria for Vodafone to consider it a Reference Review. Such reviews:

  • Have a scope relevant to mobile telecommunications and health;
  • Are conducted under the auspices of a national or international health agency by a panel of experts;
  • Consider the range of evidence available from cited peer-reviewed sources covering the scope of the review;
  • Apply review and risk assessment criteria consistent with the WHO approach to health based risk assessment as reflected in the guideline setting approach of ICNIRP; and,
  • Post-date the ICNIRP 1998 guidelines.

The following table lists such Reference Reviews and contains links (where available) to where they may be obtained.

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Published Country Organisation (links) Title
June -13 Netherlands Health Council of Netherlands Mobile phones and cancer. Part 1: Epidemiology of tumours in the head. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 2013; publication no. 2013/11
May-13 Sweden SSM
Eighth report from SSM's Scientific Council on Electromagnetic Fields, 2013, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
Apr-13 International IARC
IARC Monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, Non-ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields, volume 102
Oct-12

International

European Health Risk Assessment Network on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure (EFHRAN) 
D2 – Risk analysis of human exposure to electromagnetic fields revised
Apr-12 UK AGNIR
Health Effects from Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Report of the independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation
Oct-11 The Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands
Influence of radiofrequency telecommunication signals on children’s brains
Jul-11 International ICNIRP
Mobile phones, brain tumours and the Interphone Study: Where are we now?
Jan-11 Sweden SSM Recent Research on EMF and Health Risk. Seventh Annual Report from SSM’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2010. Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
Oct-10 International Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of Basel for the WHO
Systematic review on the health effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure from mobile phone base stations
Jul-10 International European Health Risk Assessment Network on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure (EFHRAN)
D3 - Report on the analysis of risks associated to exposure to EMF: in vitro and in vivo (animals) studies
Feb-10 Sweden SSM  Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks. Sixth Annual Report from SSM’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2009. Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
Jul-09 International ICNIRP Exposure to high frequency electromagnetic fields, biological effects and health consequences (100 kHz-300 GHz)
Apr-09 Canada Health Canada
Recent advances in research on radiofrequency fields and health: 2004-2007
Mar-09 Netherlands The Health Council of the Netherlands Electromagnetic Fields: Annual Update 2008. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 2008; publication no. 2009/02
Jan-09 EU SCENIHR (EU) Health Effects of Exposure to EMF
Mar-08 Sweden SSI Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks. Fifth Annual Report from SSI’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2007. Swedish Radiation Protection Authority
Dec-07 Finland HERMO HERMO - Health Risk Assessment of Mobile Communications. A Finnish Research Programme 2004-2007
Sep-07 UK UK MTHR Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Report 2007
Jun-07 Canada Health Canada
Recent advances in research on radiofrequency fields and health 2001-2003
Mar-07 EC SCENIHR (EU) Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion on Possible effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on Human Health
Mar-07 Ireland Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Ireland Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
Mar-07 Sweden SSI Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks. Fourth annual report from SSI’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2006
Feb-07 Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands Electromagnetic Fields: Annual Update 2006
Mar-06 Sweden SSI  Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks. Third annual report from SSI’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2005
Nov-05 Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands Electromagnetic Fields: Annual Update 2005
May-05 France AFSSE Telephonie mobile et sante. Report to the AFSSE on mobile telephony & health 2004-2005 edition (English translation not available)
Jan-05 UK NRPB Documents of the NRPB: Volume 15, No. 5 - Mobile Phones and Health 2004
Dec-04 UK NRPB Documents of the NRPB: Volume 15, No. 3 - Review of the Scientific Evidence for Limiting Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (0–300 GHz)
Dec-04 International ICNIRP Epidemiology of health effects of radiofrequency exposure
Dec-04 Sweden SSI Recent Research on Mobile Telephony and Health Risks – Second annual report from SSI's Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2004 (Now available as Part 2 SSI Rapport 2005:1)
Jan-04 Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands Electromagnetic Fields: Annual Update 2003
Jan-04 Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands Mobile phones and children: Is precaution warranted?
Jan-04 UK AGNIR Documents of the NRPB: Volume 14, No. 2 - Health Effects from Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields: Report of an independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation
Dec-03 Sweden SSI Recent Research on Mobile Telephony and Cancer and Other Selected Biological Effects: First annual report from SSI’s Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields (Now available as Part 1 SSI Rapport 2005:1)
Sep-02 Sweden SSI Epidemiologic Studies of Cellular Telephones and Cancer Risk – A Review, Boice and McLaughlin, Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI), No. 16, September 2002
May-02 Australia ARPANSA Protection standard for maximum exposure levels to radiofrequency fields 3KHz to 300 GHz. Radiation Protection Series No3, inc. errata 8 May 2003
Jan-02 Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands Mobile telephones: an evaluation of health effects
Dec-01 International ICNIRP Review of the Epidemiologic Literature on EMF and Health, ICNIRP (International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection), Standing Committee on Epidemiology, Environmental Perspectives 109(S6): pp 911-934, December 2001 (PDF)
May-01 Netherlands Health Council of the Netherlands Electromagnetic Fields: Annual Update 2001
Feb-01 Canada Health Canada
Potential health risks of radiofrequency fields from wireless telecommunications devices
Feb-01 Canada Health Canada
Recent advances in research on radiofrequency fields and health
Jan-01 France French Expert Group (‘Zmirou’) Report
Les téléphones mobiles, leurs stations de base et la santé (English translation not available)
Jun-00 Netherlands Electromagnetic Fields Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands GSM Base Stations
May-00 UK Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP) Stewart report Mobile Phones and Health, Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP – Stewart Report), 28 April 2000
Apr-98 International International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection ICNIRP Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time-Varying Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields (up to 300 GHz), International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Health Physics 74(4):494-522, April 1998