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New mobile app offers guide to electromagnetic fields

Geneva, 18 December 2014 - A new ITU mobile application provides a guide to electromagnetic fields (EMF) which have raised public health concerns as a country's mobile network infrastructure expands. ITU standards are designed to ensure the responsible consideration of human exposure to EMF.

The mobile app, 'EMF Guide', was launched at an 'ITU Forum on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields' in Kochi, India, on 15 December 2014, organized in collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.

The new app (, especially developed by experts working in ITU-T Study Group 5 for smart phones, tablets and desktops, offers an introduction to EMF and their relationship with health, as well as the various internationally agreed guidelines and standards designed to ensure safety in the use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies. A version will be available on app stores in 2015.

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