Ofcom finds UK 5G radiation to be safe
Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, has conducted its latest round of spectrum testing and have concluded that 5G networks do not pose a health risk to the public.
The organisation has tested electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from mobile and wireless equipment for several years and has now expanded this programme to cover the bands that will be used to deliver 5G mobile services.
At none of the locations it conducted such testing did it find any cause for concern.
“We measured EMF emissions at 16 5G sites in 10 cities across the UK, focusing on areas where mobile use is likely to be highest,” the regulator said.
“At every site, emissions were a small fraction of the levels included in international guidelines– set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). And the maximum measured at any site was approximately 1.5 per cent of those levels.”