5G given the all-clear by international watchdog

There is no proof that 5G mobile networks pose a threat to human health, new research from the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), has found.

Yesterday, an independent commission of experts updated international safety guidelines for electromagnetic field exposure (EMF) from smartphones, mobile devices and network antennas. The ICNIRP completed a broad review of seven years of research, finding that there is no evidence for health risks associated with the use of 5G networks.

ICNIRP  Chairman,  Dr  Eric  van  Rongen said that he hoped the new guidelines will help to allay fears over the health risks associated with 5G. “We know parts of the community are concerned about the safety of 5G and we hope  the updated guidelines will help put people at ease,” he said.

“The guidelines have been developed after a thorough review of all relevant scientific  literature,  scientific  workshops  and  an  extensive  public  consultation  process.  They  provide protection against all scientifically substantiated adverse health effects due to  EMF exposure in the 100 kHz to 300 GHz range.”

In Brussels, the topic of the potential health risks associated with 5G has been on the minds of MEPs for some time. Bulgarian MEP Ivo Hristov said in December hit out at the Commission for failing to conduct a health impact assessment report on 5G.

“Currently the EU has no assessment of the human health risk of the introduction of 5G technology,” he said. “The European Commission took the position that such an assessment was not necessary, despite warnings of the scientific community. I find this irresponsible.”

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