The Japanese mobile phone industry has come together to research the health risks of radio waves. NTT DoCoMo, J-Phone, KDDI and Tu-Ka said they were making the move in response to the World Health Organization’s call for research into the effects of radio waves from mobile phones and bases stations.
The companies said their first move will be studying preliminary research already being carried out by DoCoMo examining the effects of radio waves at cell and genetic level. The practical research has been outsourced to Mitsubishi Chemical Safety Institute Ltd. The research will be carried according to the Good Laboratory Practice standards set by Japanese government agencies. According to reports, the research is not expected to produce conclusive results for four years or more.