Mobile industry dismisses Dutch health study

2 Oct 2003

The GSM Association, which represents the world’s mobile phone industry, has said that a study for the Dutch government which revealed that exposure to 3G base stations can cause negative side effects, is too small in scale to prove any significant results. The study, which compared radiation from GSM base stations with that from 3G stations, found that a test group experienced feelings of nausea and headaches when exposed to the 3G signals, but no negative side effects from GSM, blaming the fact that 3G networks transmit signals at a higher frequency range. The GSM Association said that further studies were need to provide any conclusive evidence on the matter.

Netherlands