5G dangers? We set the story straight and explain why you're safe and sound. Find out more.

Safety matters. So, whether it’s checking there are no trip hazards by our desks in head office, or building the UK’s fastest 5G network – we’re all over it.

Why you’re safe and sound with 5G

Are you ready for lots of letters? The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, or ICNIRP for short, has set up industry guidelines that all network operators like Three must follow.

This public health body is independent of the telecoms industry and their guidelines will ensure there are no 5G dangers to the public.

What are the health implications of 5G?

This is where ICNIRP really nails it. They’ve looked into the positioning of antennas and told all network operators the safe distances we can operate to, so we can prevent placing or using any antennas that put the public at risk from electro-magnetic fields.

As a responsible company, we take our obligations to run a safe network very seriously. We won’t build or transmit in any area where we’re not fully compliant with the rules.

All our sites are checked by an independent third-party supplier to make sure we meet ICNIRP guidelines, so you can be sure there will be no 5G health risks. What’s more we actively monitor these safety levels and will continue to when our 5G network launches.

5G safety – what the professionals say

It’s also good to know that Public Health England have provided reassurance about 5G technology.

5G follows the same health and safety guidelines as 4G, 3G and 2G. This really is another step along a well-trodden path.

So, whatever you’ve heard, worried about, or seen, we can assure you that 5G is safe. There are rigorous checks in place to protect every one of us and, as a responsible company, we take our obligation to run a safe network very seriously.