#5GCheckTheFacts > 5G masts and base stations

Read our Mobile telecoms masts report here:

All mobile operators ensure that their radio base stations, and masts are designed and built so that the public are not exposed to radio frequency fields above the strict safety guidelines which govern and limit public exposure to electromagnetic fields. In fact, base stations operate at low levels, emitting levels of radio waves many times lower than the guidelines.

The International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is the universally recognised non-governmental organisation that governs the safety levels of electromagnetic field or radio wave exposure, and is accepted by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The guidelines monitor frequencies up to 300GHz, anything below this threshold is considered to not cause adverse health effects and is therefore safe for the public. 5G radio waves fall well within this category, operating at 700MHz and 3.4GHz to 3.6GHz.

Testing of 5G masts by the UK’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom

The UK’s telecoms regulator Ofcom carried out tests at 5G-enabled mobile masts across the country. The highest emission levels (e.g. radiation) recorded at mobile phone masts were consistently well within the strict safety guidelines that monitor radiation levels.

The full Ofcom report can be viewed here...

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