Research on EMF

Extensive research has been performed to investigate whether mobile phones and base stations pose a potential health risk, including in Malaysia.  All reviews conducted so far have indicated that exposures below the limits recommended in the ICNIRP EMF guidelines, covering the full frequency range from 0-300 GHz, do not produce any known adverse health effect.  However, there are still gaps in knowledge that requires further research before long-term health risk assessments can be made.

MCMC has conducted several research on EMF in collaboration with local universities.
University Research Findings

2015 - 2016

  • Effects of Short-Term LTE (850, 1800, 2600 MHz) Base Station Signal Exposure on Cognitive Performance, Well Being, Physiological Parameters and Electroencephalography (EEG) of the Malaysian Children
  • A Study on the Biological Effects of LTE (850, 1800, 2600 MHz) Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Exposures.
Ongoing –TBD-


  • Remote EMF Monitoring System through Wireless Industry Emission (WIE) Laboratory
  • Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Measurement Systems for the Test and Certification of Mobile Telecommunication Equipment.
The measured EMF radiation levels are significantly below the reference limit. Specifically 90% of the stations in Malaysia have been measuring electric field strength values below 3 V/m in peak. [14]


  • Risk Communication Research for Electromagnetic Field (EMF) from Radio Frequency (RF)
Public’s anxiety of RE-EMF is heavily influenced by media, personality and psychology. A look at statistics shows that the probability of becoming a victim of RF-EMF is quite small. Meanwhile other real hazards are perceived as rather uninteresting and raise far less fear, for example environmental pollution or car traffic.


  • Effects of Short-term GSM and UMTS Base Station Signal Exposure on Cognitive Performance, Well-being and Physiological Parameters of the Malaysian People
There were no significant effects of Short-term GSM and UMTS base station signal exposure on cognitive performance, well-being and physiological parameters of the Malaysian people. [3]