The results are in from our poll last week asking Wyndham residents if they thought the 5G networks pose a potential health risk.
This debate has been gaining momentum on social media since conspiracy theories regarding COVID19 emerged blaming the high speed network for causing cell damage in humans.
Some locals refuted this idea whereas others claimed there was a link.
Surprisingly the results were very close with 49% saying there is a risk to health and 51% saying no, there is no risk.
Australian telecommunications company Telstra has provided the following information on their website regarding 5G and health concerns.
WHO Information on EME and Health
In relation to radio frequency exposures and wireless technology and health, the general conclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) is:
“Despite extensive research, to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health”.
Source: WHO About Electromagnetic Fields – Summary of Health Effects Key Point 6
In relation to wireless networks and health, the conclusion from the WHO is:
“Studies to date provide no indication that environmental exposure to RF fields, such as from base stations, increases the risk of cancer or any other disease.”