Is 5G safe for your health?

 April 8, 2020

A man in living room taking a phone call


Recently, as a result of false information suggesting a link between 5G and Coronavirus, vandals have set fire to some mobile masts. There is no scientific evidence of any link between 5G and Coronavirus. Fact.

See the joint statement issued from all UK networks here

Is 5G safe?

Safety matters. Whether it’s checking for trip hazards by our desks, or Discovering 5G. 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, ICNIRP for short, produces industry guidelines that all network operators like Three must follow.

This public health body is independent of the telecoms industry. 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 have told all network operators the safe distances we can operate to. This means 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 continue to as our 5G network goes live.

5G safety – what the professionals say

As the communications regulator, Ofcom carry out tests to ensure mobile phone signals are within safe levels for people to use. Recently they measured 5G mobile signals across different areas of the UK. At every location, levels were a small fraction of what’s recommended in international guidelines. Read more about Ofcom’s 5G tests here

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. As a responsible company, we take our obligation to run a safe network very seriously.