US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently said that there is no need to impose new restrictions on the radio frequency (RF) of 5G networks, and that 5G networks will not increase health risks.
After six years of review, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stated on August 8 that it is recommended to maintain current standards for RF exposure and conclude that existing standards are sufficient to ensure public health and safety under existing wireless technologies. The FCC said the findings came from close collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal health and safety agencies. Exposure limits apply to all RF-emitting objects involving 3G, 4G, and 5G network technologies, including cell phones, wireless towers, Wi-Fi network routers, and more.
The use of high frequency millimeter wave spectrum by 5G networks and the need for more small base stations have raised concerns about the potential adverse effects of wireless transmissions on health.
The FCC pointed out that in the United States, radio frequency exposure of mobile phones has "become one of the most stringent restrictions in the world." An FCC official told reporters at a press conference: "There is nothing special about 5G networks." Scientific evidence to date shows that 5G networks are no different from any mobile phones such as 4G networks and 3G networks. He added that high-frequency signals used to transmit 5G networks do not pose a health risk, and existing RF exposure guidelines still apply to 5G networks, regardless of the frequency band used to transmit the service.
An article published in the New York Times in July also said that experts believe that higher frequency radio waves are actually safer because they are less penetrating.
Jeffrey Shuren, director of the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Equipment and Radiation Health, said: "So far, the existing scientific evidence does not support radiation under the current restrictions or below the current restrictions. Impact. There is currently no reason to make any changes to the current standard."
Pai also recommends that the FCC establish a uniform set of guidelines to ensure that companies producing production equipment comply with these restrictions regardless of the technology used.