5G, EMF Exposure and Safety
The debate on health concerns related to Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure has been ongoing through every generation of mobile technology. The adoption of 5G and new features such as the use of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum and small cells has resulted in heightened media discussion, and some misinformation.
This booklet provides an introduction to 5G technology, an explanation as to how 5G networks operate, and provides an overview of the international safety guidelines for the levels of EMF exposure. Referencing these facts will help base any discussion on the safety aspects of 5G on scientific evidence, international studies and safety guidelines.
Misinformation around the safety of 5G technology have also gained media traction. Providing answers to some common questions, the Frequently Asked Questions section addresses issues in respect to 5G, public health and the environment.