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5G: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has commissioned any research studies on the potential effects of 5G on the ability of the human body to absorb oxygen.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department funds research on the effects on health of electromagnetic fields and mobile technologies through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Public Health England (PHE).

Most notable current research commissioned by NIHR includes the ongoing Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health and the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones at Imperial College London.

Whilst no specific research has been commissioned on the potential effects of 5G on the ability of the human body to absorb oxygen, PHE continues to monitor the health-related evidence in respect of electromagnetic fields, including radio waves from developing wireless communication systems such as 5G.

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