Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Labour, Gower

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 210707 on electromagnetic fields: health hazards, whether the independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation plans to make an assessment of the effect on health of (a) developments and advances in the use and coverage of wireless signals across the UK since 2012 and (b) the roll out 5G networks.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) came to an end in 2017. Further information can be seen at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/advisory-group-on-non-ionising-radiation-agnir

Public Health England (PHE) continues to monitor the health-related evidence in respect of electromagnetic fields, including the radio waves from developing wireless communication systems such as 5G. PHE remains committed to delivering expert review reports on non-ionising radiation topics, as and when sufficient new evidence has accumulated.

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