Fact: 5G will increase the radiation so much that industry is pushing to weaken laws in countries worldwide to allow more radiation.
Many countries have more protective cell tower radiation limits compared to the USA. Countries such as China, India, Poland, Russia, Italy and Switzerland have far stricter radiation limits than do we in the United States. Here is a example of the limits for other countries in comparison to the US and Australia. This graph compared the V/M for the 900 MHZ electric field.
According to industry reports, these countries radiation limits will not allow the full deployment of 5G because the increased 5G radiation would exceed these governments allowable levels of radiation – in areas near the antennas.
The Report “The impact of RF-EMF exposure limits stricter than the ICNIRP or IEEE guidelines on 4G and 5G mobile network deployment” reviews how 5G deployment is “constrained” by these countries’ limits. In addition, these stricter exposure limits are also considered problematic for the full rollout of 4G LTE -as detailed in an industry GSMA report.
These countries refusing to change their radiation limits are causing a lot of a”critical concerns” for the global telecommunications industry, which has in response launched large-scale public relations efforts to do away with these restrictions. Wireless companies are spending millions trying to promote their infrastructure.
As an example, please go to Swiss Com’s site advertising how great 5G will be.
However many countries are holding firm to their limits. For example, in 2018, the Swiss Parliament rejected (22 to 21 votes) loosening the limits for non-ionizing radiation. In 2020 after a highly contested report where experts could not agree, the Swiss government said they would not weaken their laws and would keep their current safety standards for fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions.
“The Federal Council (cabinet) wants to maintain for the time being the applicable (emission) limits to protect the population from non-ionizing radiation,” the Cabinet said in a statement to Reuters.
Interested in reading more?
- Read “Swiss maintain 5G emission standards amid safety concerns”
Read “ITU says strict electromagnetic radiation exposure limits may negatively impact 5G roll-out” Telecom Paper 7/2018
- Swisscom Mobile Advertising Campaign for 5G
- Read “Parliament rejects reform of non-ionising radiation rules” March 2018
- Read “Impact of EMF limits on 5G network roll-out”powerpoint presentation by Ericsson that states the 5G rollout is “a major problem or impossible” due to some countries’ precautionary RF limits.
Read International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 2018 Report “The impact of RF-EMF exposure limits stricter than the ICNIRP or IEEE guidelines on 4G and 5G mobile network deployment” which states, “Radio frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure limits have become a critical concern for further deployment of wireless networks, especially in countries, regions and even specific cities where RF-EMF limits are significantly stricter than the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) guidelines. This problem currently affects several countries such as China, India, Poland, Russia, Italy and Switzerland, regions of Belgium or cities such as Paris.The results of the simulation indicate that where RF-EMF limits are stricter than ICNIRP or IEEE guidelines, the network capacity buildout (both 4G and 5G) might be severely constrained and might prevent addressing of the growing data traffic demand and the launching of new services on existing mobile networks.”
References for Graph
- World Health Organization
- International policy and advisory response regarding children’s exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF)
- Comparison of international policies on electromagnetic fields (power frequency and radiofrequency fields), Rianne Stam, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM powerpoint