Wang Cheng-chia, Commissioner of the National Communications Commission (NCC), stated that electromagnetic emissions from 4G and 5G base stations pose only minor health risks because they are far below the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
The conclusion was reached after the NCC tasked National Yunlin University of Science and Technology with conducting a study of electromagnetic emissions by 4G and 5G base stations in order to allay public concerns about the dangers of 5G.
Following the investigation, it was discovered that the highest NIEA value detected was only about 0.039 percent of the ICNIRP and EPA reference values, which are close to those of European countries and the United States. The highest values detected averaged 0.0125 percent of the reference values. According to the findings, a base station is even safer than a microwave oven or an electric razor.
The electromagnetic energy (EME) produced by using 5G is similar to that produced by many household items, Australia’s two largest telcos previously stated in 2019.
The sources for this piece include an article in TaipeiTimes.