5G is safe, according to the international body in charge of setting limits on exposure to radiation, which has updated its advisory guidelines for the first time in more than 20 years.
The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the Germany-based scientific body that assesses the health risks of radio broadcasts, called for new guidelines for millimetre-wave 5G, the most high-frequency version of the telecommunications standard.
5G phones are to be subject to tougher radiation limits.
But the standards body behind the new rules says there is no evidence that mobile networks cause cancer or other illnesses.
It has spent several years reviewing scientific literature on the effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields.
It says the new guidelines will provide improved protection for forthcoming 5G technologies that use high frequencies.