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Who decides whether 5G is safe?
Most countries set their national regulations based on international guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
ICNIRP’s guidelines are based on reviewing thousands of separate pieces of scientific research, and apply in the same way to 5G as they do to existing 2G, 3G and 4G technologies – and other radio frequencies used by radio and TV.
In March 2020, following an extensive review of the best science currently available, the independent body ICNIRP updated the international safety guidelines that provide protection from exposure to EMF from mobile devices and networks.
Although ICNIRP made several minor adjustments to its 1998 guidelines, the review confirmed that there are no adverse effects on human health from radio frequencies used by mobile technologies, including 5G, if exposure is below these guidelines.
The World Health Organization says “A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”
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