Writing to Public Health England

Writing to Public Health England


This is the reply I got from Public Health England about the phone mast near me. I expected more considering the work I have put into getting it seen to….

Dear xxxxxx

We are sorry to hear about the medical problems that you are experiencing, and urge you to contact your GP who is best placed to consider your current health problems and can arrange appropriate treatment if needed.

Public Health England (PHE) advises the UK Government on the public health aspects of exposure to radio waves, including those from mobile phone base stations and other radio transmitters in the environment.

Regarding your enquiry about a mobile phone mast near to your property , It is not possible to comment on the readings you quote from your meter, other than to say some caution needs to be exercised as such measurements are quite complicated to make, and the field levels tend to be well below the guidelines recommended.

You can find PHE’s advice in the following link:


The key point is that the mobile phone network operators are committed to ensuring that all sites comply with the safety guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which form the basis for PHE advice.

See below for the mobile phone network operators best Code of Practice:


Many measurements have been made in and around residential properties and these have consistently been well below the ICNIRP guidelines. There is also some information on pages 46-48 of the 2012 report from the Independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR):


If you are still concerned, I suggest that you contact the mobile phone network operator, Vodafone in this instance and request assurances that the ICNIRP public exposure guidelines will be complied with in the area where the property is located.

Best Regards

Darren Addison

Electromagnetic Fields Group

Public Health England

Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

Chilton, Didcot

Oxfordshire, OX11 0RQ

United Kingdom

Web site: www.gov.uk/phe

Protecting and improving the nation’s health

June 15 2018

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