Stories About a Relationship Between COVID-19 and 5G are False

Experts agree that stories about a link between 5G and COVID-19 are not true. Here’s what you should know about the misinformation circulating about 5G.

Expert Testimony

Dr. Eric Swanson, Ph.D., Testimony before the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, February 6, 2020

Wireless 5G Radiofrequency Technology

An overview of small cell exposures, standards and science from William H. Bailey, Ph.D., Principal Scientist at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Risk Assessment at Exponent Inc.

Common Radiofrequency Exposures Chart

A chart showing typical and the maximum permissible radiofrequency exposure levels of common devices that send signals via radio waves. The typical exposure levels are what would be seen with average consumer use of these devices. The maximum permissible exposure levels are set by the FCC—with input from other federal agencies—and include a margin of safety that is below the level of observed effects.

Protecting Health and Safety

Experts agree that wireless devices have not been shown to pose a public health risk. Here’s what you should know about radiofrequency (RF) energy and wireless devices.

Millimeter Wave Studies

While millimeter wave frequencies are new to wireless networks, they are extremely well understood by the international scientific community. The IEEE, which the FCC describes as “internationally recognized for [its] expertise in this area,” has assembled this list of dozens and dozens of studies on millimeter wave frequencies.

What The Expert Community Tells Us

The international scientific consensus is that there are no known health risks from RF energy at the low levels approved for everyday consumer use. Here’s what the experts say.

1400 16th St NW #600, Washington, DC 20036  |  (202) 736-3200

Copyright © CTIA 2020. All rights reserved.