Written Answers. - Health Effects of Mobile Phones.

Trevor Sargent


55 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for Health if his Department is informed about the debate over the possible health effects of mobile telephones and the mast installations which carry their signals; and if his Department has carried out any tests to help them draw conclusions in this regard. [914/94]

I am aware of concern expressed over the possible health effects of electro-magnetic radiation emissions associated with mobile phones and their signal transmitters. The subject of possible adverse health effects from electro-magnetic fields from whatever source is monitored on an ongoing basis by the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications. I am advised that the general body of evidence to date has not concluded that emissions from such sources have adverse health effects.