Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, has reiterated that 5G poses no threat to human health after several arson attacks on 5G base stations in its home country last week,media reported. The agency says it has been tested in different parts of the country over the past years. The study found that in the 10 cities with the highest possible mobile device usage, 5G mobile signal usage was only a small fraction of what international guidelines recommend.
After these tests, Ofcom communicated its recommendations to the government: “The overall level of exposure is expected to remain low relative to the guidelines and therefore will not affect public health.”
Communication services are vital to those who wish to stay in touch with friends and family, as the government orders the continued blockade of cities to stop the spread of the new corona virus. Ofcom points out that arsonists have damaged 5G base stations and have also affected 3G and 4G receptions. It said the damage could also hamper hardware-dependent emergency services.
In response to the arson attack, the British government is meeting with representatives of technology companies this week to tackle 5G conspiracy theories circulating online.