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5G: Health Hazards

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 259200, tabled on 3 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of 5G on human health.

Answered on

6 June 2019

Ministers have regular meetings with other ministers on a range of subjects. The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (their Executive Agency, who offer independent scientific advice) lead on health issues for Government.

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for advising Government on the public health aspects of exposure to radio waves, including those from mobile phone base stations and other radio transmitters in the environment. Central to this advice is that exposure to radio waves should comply with the guidelines published by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP); who are formally recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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