EU Report: Environmental Impacts of 5G

July 10, 2021

A literature review of effects of radio-frequency electromagnetic field exposure of non-human vertebrates, invertebrates and plants.

Telecommunication networks use radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to enable wireless communication. These networks have evolved over time, and have been launched in successive generations. The fifth generation of telecommunication networks will operate at frequenciesthat were not commonly used in previous generations, changing the exposure of wildlife to these waves. This report reviews the literature on the exposure of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields in anticipation ofthis change.

The review shows that dielectric heating can occur at all considered frequencies (0.4-300 GHz) and for all studied organisms. Summarising and discussing the results of a series ofstudies of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure of wildlife, the review shows that several studies into the effects of radio-frequency electromagnetic field exposure on invertebrates and plants in the frequency bands considered demonstrate experimental shortcomings. Furthermore, the literature on invertebrate and plant exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields above 6 GHz is very limited. More research is needed in this field.

Article here:

https://saferemrtechnology.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/EU-Environmental-Impacts-of-5G-June-2021.pdf

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