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There is no reliable scientific data showing 5G poses a significant risk

23 October, 2020

• THE Tribune contained a letter about 5G, expressing concern about health risks from the radiation, (Send in your objections to this 5G planning application, October 16).

There is no reliable scientific data showing that 5G poses a significant risk. The radiation from cellphone networks is well below the power that would cause damage.

Electromagnetic radiation becomes particularly dangerous when it causes ionisation, which requires frequencies several orders of magnitude higher than used by 5G. Ionising radiation includes ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays.

Children playing in the sun on a fine day would be more at risk from the ultraviolet in sunlight and, in Islington, from atmospheric pollution caused by exhaust from vehicles and other sources, than from cellphone antennae.

PETER BYE,
N1

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