There’s a lot of confusion about radiofrequencies, wireless devices and health.
Here are the facts.
What is the scientific evidence related to RF and health?
The evidence consists of thousands of peer-reviewed studies conducted over 70 years by independent scientific organizations. The Federal Communications Commission regulates RF emissions from wireless devices and equipment. In December 2019, the FCC adopted the recommendations of expert organizations that have reviewed the science and reaffirmed its safety standards on a unanimous and bipartisan basis, saying, “…there is no evidence to support that adverse health effects in humans are caused by exposures at, under, or even in some cases above, the current RF limits. Indeed, no scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses.”
What do the experts say?
The international scientific consensus is that there are no known health risks from RF energy at the low levels approved for everyday consumer use. This includes the expert opinion of the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society and the Food and Drug Administration. “There is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations [cell towers] and wireless networks cause adverse health effects,” (World Health Organization).
Are cellphones, cell towers, small cells and antennas safe?
Radiofrequency energy from wireless devices and networks, including radiofrequencies used by 5G, has not been shown to cause health problems, according to the international scientific community. To cite one example, the Food and Drug Administration said, “Based on our ongoing evaluation of this issue, the totality of the available scientific evidence continues to not support adverse health effects in humans caused by exposures at or under the current radiofrequency energy exposure limits.”
Is 5G safe?
Why are people spreading misinformation about 5G online?
A recent New York Times investigation reveals that the Russian government is “doing its best to stoke the fears of American viewers,” by spreading false information about 5G and health, including “claims that lack scientific support.” As the article makes clear, “plenty of careful science has scrutinized wireless technology for potential health risks. Virtually all the data contradict the dire alarms.” Russia’s efforts appear to be a form of ‘economic warfare’ that draw on discredited research, according to the experts cited by the New York Times.
Learn the facts about 5G, wireless health and safety.
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