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Electromagnetic Fields: What the experts say

  • The International Commission On Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) / March 2020

    The final ICNIRP guidelines, based on the best science currently available’ and periodically revised and updated, state that: “Adherence to these levels is intended to protect people from all substantiated harmful effects of radiofrequency EMF exposure”. There are many conservative elements in the guidelines so the “limits would remain protective even if exceeded by a substantial margin” and, therefore: “There is no evidence that additional precautionary measures will result in a benefit to the health of the population”.

    FAQ, differences between the 2020 and 1998 guidelines and responses to the public consultation

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  • World Health Organization (WHO) / February 2020

    A World Health Organization (WHO) brief FAQ on 5G mobile networks and health concludes that provided “overall exposure remains below international guidelines, no consequences for public health are anticipated.” The existing question and answer on cell phones and base stations was also updated.

    The WHO notes that both the ICNIRP and IEEE ICES guidelines cover the 5G frequencies.

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  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) / February 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a review (2008-2018) of animal and epidemiological studies of radio signals and cancer concluding that ‘to date, there is no consistent or credible scientific evidence of health problems caused by the exposure to radio frequency energy emitted by cell phones.’

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  • Spain´s Scientific Advisory Committee on Radio Frequencies (CCARS) / February 2020

    CCARS presents information on 5G and health, noting that exposure levels are unlikely to change significantly and that 5G will comply with exposure limits. They say that exposure below the limitsestablished by ICNIRP does not carry known health risks.  To date and reviewing the existing scientific evidence, exposure to radio frequencies below the exposure limits established by the ICNIRP does not carry known health risks”.

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Scientists do not establish health risks from electromagnetic fields

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