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Is 5G safe?

The short answer is: yes. 5G is perfectly safe for humans.

But most of the worry comes from a misunderstanding about the frequencies 5G use and whether they can pose a health risk.

5G frequencies are well-researched and covered by live exposure guidelines which are the result of many many years of research into radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, or RF-EMF for short.

What do the experts reckon?

The authority on RF-EMFs is the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, or ICNIRP. The INCIRP established guidelines for us and all other telecommunication networks to follow to ensure that 5G, or any other G pose no threat to the health of the public.

Our network will always adhere to these guidelines, so you don’t have to worry about the health of you or your family and friends.

…and what does the UK Government say?

It’s also encouraging that the UK government has published guidelines and stated that “… health effects are unlikely to occur if exposures are below international guideline levels.” Since O2’s masts, which power Tesco Mobile, follow industry standard guidelines you are not in any risk of harm from 5G technology.

And if that wasn’t enough, a 2017 European commission stated: “…safe exposure limits for electromagnetic fields recommended at EU level by Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC on the exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields apply for all frequency bands currently envisaged for 5G.” If you want to learn more, here’s the transcript.