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5G and EME

All people in Australia, regardless of where they live or work, should be able to access modern telecommunications services. Often, this means the installation of new network facilities to provide those services.

Network facilities for wireless telecommunications, such as radio, mobile phones and other every day devices use radiofrequency spectrum to operate and emit electromagnetic energy (EME).

Understandably, some in the community want to know if EME from these facilities and devices, including 5G, are safe. In Australia, EME from telecommunications is extensively researched and strict regulations are in place to ensure facilities and devices operate safely.

EME is one of the most heavily studied types of energy in the world. Decades of research shows there is no verifiable evidence that EME from telecommunications facilities pose a negative health risk, especially when emission levels are below the maximum exposure limits set out in the Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 kHz to 300 GHz (the Standard).

That’s the science of safe connection.

Do you have questions about electromagnetic energy (EME)?
This video looks at EME and how it is researched and regulated to ensure the safety of telecommunications equipment.

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