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5G confirmed safe by radiation watchdog - MW


5G is safe, according to the international agency in charge of establishing radiation exposure limits, which updated the advisory guidelines for the first time in more than 20 years.

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a scientific agency based in Germany that assesses the health risks of radio programs, has called for new guidelines for 5G wave. millimeter, the highest frequency version of the telecommunications standard.

But in reality, that form of 5G, used in the US and going to Europe, still has significantly lower production levels than the new maximum.

Dr. Eric van Rongen, president of ICNIRP, said: `` We now know that parts of the community care about the safety of 5G, and we hope the updated guidelines will help everyone feel comfortable.

The guidelines have been developed after a thorough review of all relevant scientific literature, scientific conferences and an extensive public consultation process. They provide protection against all scientifically proven detrimental effects of exposure [electromagnetic fields] in the range of 100 kHz to 300 GHz.

The 5G radio frequencies used in the UK are similar to those used for mobile phones since 1998, when ICNIRP published its first set of guidelines for EMF exposure.

But 5G millimeter waves and other broadcast connections on the 6GHz band were not anticipated in 1998, according to Dr. Jack Rowley, director of research and sustainable development at GSMA, the industry's agency. Mobile network operator.

Higher frequencies interact with different organic tissues, dissipating more energy on the surface and penetrating less, which means that the new standards make measurements on a smaller cross-section. and pay special attention to the energy absorbed, rather than just in contact with the body.

The most important thing is that the basic health risk assessment is unchanged, according to Row Rowley. At the moment, the limit we had in 1998 is still protected.

In fact, both old and new limits do not seem to be violated in the normal operation of the mobile phone network.

Exposure from base stations is about 1% of the maximum, Rowley said, while test mode for mobile handsets ensures that, when running at maximum power possible, they reach about 50% of the upper limit.

However, in our daily usage, however, it is very similar to base stations - about 1% of the maximum.

While there is ample evidence that 5G, like previous mobile standards, is safe for the public, a large community of skeptics fear it will cause - or has caused - health issues. healthy, including, supposedly, coronavirus. There is no evidence to support a link between the two.

MW

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