New Research Challenges FCC and ICNIRP's Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure Limits, Impacts 5G
A recent study conducted by the International Commission on The Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (ICBE–EMF) is highlighting even more cause for concern when it comes to radiofrequency radiation and human health.
Radiofrequency radiation (RFR) is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by wireless communication devices such as cellphones, WiFi routers, and cell towers. Over the years, as these technologies have become more prevalent, concerns about the potential health risks of RFR exposure have also increased.
In the late 1990s, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) established guidelines for RFR exposure limits. These limits were based on studies conducted in the 1980s on a small number of animals, which showed that exposure to high levels of RFR can cause tissue heating and other harmful effects.
However, over the past 25 years, a large body of research has emerged that challenges the assumptions underlying these guidelines. Specifically, studies have shown that RFR can cause harm even at levels that do not cause tissue heating. For example, studies have found that RFR exposure can lead to the production of reactive oxygen species, which can cause oxidative stress and DNA damage. Other studies have found links between RFR exposure and increased risks of heart disease, cancer, and neurological problems.
Despite this growing body of evidence, the FCC and ICNIRP have not updated their guidelines. This means that many people may not be adequately protected from the harmful effects of RFR. Furthermore, with the advent of new technologies like 5G, which use higher frequencies and shorter wavelengths than previous wireless technologies, concerns about RFR exposure are likely to increase.
Therefore, it is important that new exposure limits are established based on the latest scientific research, in order to ensure that people are protected from the potential health risks of RFR. These new limits must take into account not only the potential harm caused by tissue heating but also the non-thermal effects of RFR exposure. It is also important that these limits are regularly reviewed and updated as new research emerges. To read the ICBE-EMF study click the link below, and make sure to visit our catalog of 5G and EMF protection products at this link!