Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer
Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing as documented in this recent publication from Scientific American.
Health topics Radiation, Non-ionizing
Non-ionizing radiation is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where there is insufficient energy to cause ionization. Access resources from the World Health Organization on this site.
Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer: Questions and Answers (regularly updated)
National Cancer Institute Factsheet addressing questions and answers on the topic of cellular telephone use and cancer.
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration addresses what standards apply to radiofrequency and microwave radiation, health effects related to exposure, examples of safety programs and more.
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Non-Ionizing Radiation
Non-ionizing radiation is described as a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light (UV, visible light, IR, MW, RF, and ELF).
Workers are often concerned when phone towers, antennas or transmitters are installed on the roof of their workplace. This page provides information to OHS reps on the potential dangers of these towers.
Source: Victorian Trades Hall Council
Reality Check: Invisible risks of radio frequency radiation, and the best strategies for protection
This opinion piece by RCR Wireless, addresses some of the recent discussions regarding cell tower and radio frequency hazards.
Source: RCR Wireless News
RF Safety FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the safety of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave emissions from transmitters and facilities regulated by the FCC.