5G Is Safe for Human Health, International Watchdog Says

By Olivia Rosane

The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a German-based scientific organization that determines the impact of electromagnetic waves on people and the environment, said March 11 that there is no evidence that 5G networks pose a health risk to humans, The Financial Times reported.

The reassurance came as the body did update its guidelines for millimeter-wave 5G, the highest frequency version of 5G which is in use in the U.S. but has not yet made it to Europe, The Guardian reported. However, actually millimeter-wave 5G frequencies are usually far below the new maximum set by the standard.

“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,” ICNIRP Chairman Dr. Eric van Rongen said in a media release.

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