EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - 5G Rollout, Question and Answer
dinsdag, 18 december 2018 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
Bron: Facebook EMF and EHS News 7 dec. 2018
Subject: 5G rollout — health risk studies, 8th October 2018
Irrespective of their veracity, questions have been raised over the possible health risks posed by the rollout of the new 5G network(1) (2).
Has the Commission had any industry-independent studies conducted into these risks?
If so, what were the outcomes and where can the results or publications be found? If not, and in the light of the questions raised, does the Commission plan on commissioning any such industry-independent studies?
Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the European Commission, 7th December 2018
The Commission agrees that there is need for constant update of scientific knowledge. It funds research through its Framework Programmes on health impacts of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF).
Since 2000, more than EUR 37 million have been spent on research on EMF. An example of a project looking at potential health effects of EMF is GERONIMO(1). However, the Commission has not conducted studies on potential health risks of the 5G technology.
In the context of 5G, the Commission is engaged in discussions with the Member States in the communications Committee(2), who assists the Commission in carrying out its executive powers, to establish an overview of national approaches for the protection against non-ionizing radiation.
Current scientific evidence has not linked EMF below the limits recommended by Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC(3) with adverse health problems.
As 5G is expected to use smaller cells with lower power levels, the overall EMF exposure would be distributed more evenly and, therefore, is likely to even decrease in areas where 5G is deployed.
(1) Generalized EMF research using novel methods. An integrated approach: from research to risk assessment and support to risk management —
(3) COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz) (1999/519/EC), OJ L 199/59, 30.7.1999;
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