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The Health and Safety Commission Discuss Potential Health Risks of 5G Networks

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:22 pm

By Sandra Sims

The Health and Safety Commission met on Jan. 27 to discuss the study of health risks associated with 5G networks. City of Beverly Hills Management Analyst Michael George led the discussion involving 5G networks and radiofrequency emissions (RF) as it relates to Beverly Hills. Information provided by the Commission included concerns with wireless devices and tips to limit exposure to RF waves. 

George explained that the Health and Safety Commission was tasked by the City Council to explore the topic of potential health risks of 5G networks and to make recommendations on the health impact of 5G. The term 5G refers to the fifth generation of wireless networks built upon part of the high-frequency spectrum known as millimeter wavelengths. He explained that some scientists and public health officials believe that RF energy may impact human health; however, the science is inconclusive at this time because there is no consensus about the potential harmful effects of exposure to cell phone towers.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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