Using mobile devices is safe
As a telecommunications operator, our duty is to offer important communication connections and maintain and develop the infrastructure that is critical for society. There is great demand for our solutions, such as mobile communications and broadband services, and their use has increased significantly in recent years in Finland. We wish to maintain and develop our networks so that all Finns can benefit from high-quality connections.
In Finland, the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, is among the greatest in the world in proportion to the size of the population. A mobile device also requires base stations and other related devices for its operations. Some may be concerned about the health effects of the radio frequency fields (RF fields) of mobile devices and their base stations.
There has been plenty of research on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation from mobile devices and base stations. In the research that has been carried out no harmful health effects due to radiation have been detected. Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Finland (STUK) has issued specific safety limits on the electromagnetic fields of mobile devices and base stations that DNA will consider carefully when planning and implementing mobile networks. Authorities (Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Finland and the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom) supervise the safety of networks carefully.