If you want to learn more about 5G, we encourage you to use respected sources of information from science and health experts.
Don’t rely on what you may read on the Internet or social media. We recommend the following links:
NZ Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Chief Science Advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard has published a paper and a blog on 5G.
NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
- MBIE 5G information pack – evolution of 5G, the electromagnetic spectrum, radio frequency exposure and requirements of RMA and where to look for more information.
Technology Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ)
TUANZ is an independent, not-for-profit membership association with over 170 members – predominantly large organisations with a strong dependency on telecommunications technology as well as small enterprises.
New Zealand Science Media Centre
The Science Media Centre (SMC) is New Zealand’s only trusted, independent source of information for the media on all issues related to science.
- The SMC approached experts to answer questions about what to expect from 5G technology.
- The SMC also asked experts why some people were so concerned about 5G, including the psychology of conspiracy theories.
World Health Organisation (WHO)
- WHO Q&A on 5G mobile networks and health (27 February 2020)
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Protection (ICNIRP)
The ICNIRP is a global scientific body that independently monitors the research and provides international guidelines on exposure limits to human health. In March 2020, the ICNIRP published updated guidelines on exposures to radio frequencies being used for 5G.