Mobiles and Health

India has over 900 million mobile phone connections. The innumerable social and economic benefits of mobile telephony have made it integral to our lives. Mobile telephony relies upon an extensive network of mobile towers, to transmit and receive information with Radio Frequency (RF) signals.


Mobile phones are mini transmitters that communicate with the towers using RF signals. There are however, some concerns and even myths surrounding the effects of these signals on our health and well being.


At Vodafone, the health and safety of our customers, employees, contractors and the public is of paramount importance. Our vision is to lead the industry in responding to public concerns about mobile phones, towers and health by demonstrating leading edge practices and encouraging others to follow.


At a worldwide level, we have a board dedicated to radio frequency (RF) matters that includes representatives from our local markets and key functional areas. This board monitors public concerns and helps local markets to provide public information and advice. It also reviews the available information and sets our strategy, policies and goals relating to mobile phones, towers and health.


We have based this section of our website on the findings of reputed health agencies like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other independent expert groups from around the world. Our aim is to provide a range of useful information, answer the most commonly asked questions, and communicate the most up-to-date scientific opinion.

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