The FCC says 5G is safe, again
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Federal Communications Commission officials said today that 5G is safe and the rules regulating radio emissions for safety don’t need to be changed in order to accommodate it.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai is proposing small changes to the way the commission determines whether radio wave emissions are safe, but those changes are only designed to make the rules more consistent across technology types, the commission said. They aren’t being made any stricter, as the current limits are already “among the most stringent in the world.”
There has never been compelling evidence that 5G radio waves are dangerous. While they’re higher frequency than the radio waves used for 4G, they remain in the part of the radio…