5G (2)

MQT on 2018-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2018
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the safe level of radiation as specified by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (in mSv/year)?  Given that 5G will require a vast increase in the density of transmission antennae than 4G and the energy of electromagnetic radiation emitted will be much higher, will radiation levels (in mSv/year) still fall below the safe level as specified by the ICRP?


Answer for 5G (2)

Answer for 5G (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) underpin health protection policies at UK and European levels.

Public Health England (PHE) advises there is no convincing evidence that radio wave exposures below these guideline levels cause health effects.

Many measurements have been made of the exposure levels at locations near to existing telecommunications transmitters and these continue to show that exposures of the general public to radio waves are well within the guidelines.

UK mobile communications network operators have committed to complying with the ICNIRP guidelines.

PHE has said it will monitor the evidence applicable to 5G and other radio technologies and revise its advice should that be necessary.