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Do you want to learn more about the safety of electromagnetic energy (EME) from telecommunications? This video discusses EME technology from telecommunications and the strict regulations that apply to its use in Australia.

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Electromagnetic energy (EME) from telecommunications networks is researched, regulated and safe.

When we use our mobile devices to communicate, they use low level radio waves that emit EME.

Australia regulates how much EME our telecommunications networks and devices emit – including from 5G – so that you can be confident they are safe.

Leading international researchers on EME, including the World Health Organization (WHO), have found no verifiable evidence of adverse health effects from low-level EME used in telecommunications.

In Australia, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and Swinburne University of Technology have also undertaken extensive research on EME from telecommunications and have found no verifiable evidence of adverse health effects from the radio waves used in 5G, including millimetre waves (mmWave).

This review has been published in peer-reviewed journal, Radiation Research. You can view the full document on the BioOne website.

To date, there is also no verifiable evidence of adverse effects on animals and plants from exposure to EME from telecommunications sources, including 5G.

ARPANSA will continue to evaluate relevant EME research.

More information on the safety of EME.