European Commission: Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks

zondag, 20 januari 2019 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

20 dec. 2018

Statement on emerging health and environmental issues (2018)


4.4 Potential effects on wildlife of increases in electromagnetic radiation .. 14

Potential effects on wildlife of increases in electromagnetic radiation
Marian Scott

“On the horizon, a new generation of even shorter high frequency 5G
wavelengths is being proposed to power the Internet of Things (IoT). The
IoT promises us convenient and easy lifestyles with a massive 5G
interconnected telecommunications network. However, the expansion of
broadband with shorter wavelength radiofrequency radiation highlights
the concern that health and safety issues remain unknown. Controversy
continues with regard to harm from current 2G, 3G and 4G wireless
technologies. 5G technologies are far less studied for human or
environmental effects” (Russell, 2018).

This concern is more related to the change to 5G rather than a
completely new concern. The effects of electromagnetic radiation have
been generally well studied, however low frequency electromagnetic
radiation is less well studied, hence the justification for introducing this
an emerging issue.

5G networks will soon be rolled out for mobile phone and smart device
users. How exposure to electromagnetic fields could affect humans
remains a controversial area, and studies have not yielded clear evidence
of the impact on mammals, birds or insects. The lack of clear evidence to
inform the development of exposure guidelines to 5G technology leaves
open the possibility of unintended biological consequences.

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