What the experts say

There are lots of claims made about 5G, especially on the Internet and social media. It’s often hard to separate fact from fiction.

Here’s what some expert authorities both in New Zealand and globally have to say.

NZ Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor

“The currently available scientific evidence makes it extremely unlikely that there will be any adverse effects on human or environmental health … the radio waves used for 5G have frequencies that are ten thousand times too low to damage molecules (in the body).”


NZ Ministry of Health

“There is nothing unique to 5G that would make it interact differently with the body than other radiofrequency fields (radio signals).”


World Health Organisation

“Provided that the overall exposure remains below international guidelines, no consequences for public health are anticipated.”


GSMA Association (the global mobile industry body)

“To date no health risks have been established from exposure to the low-level radio signals used for mobile communications. These findings are supported by expert groups, public health agencies and the World Health Organisation (WHO).”


International Commission on Non-Ionizing Protection (ICNIRP)

“The most important thing for people to remember is that 5G technologies will not be able to cause harm when these new guidelines are adhered to.”


Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

“We urge you to be cautious of claims from anti-5G campaigns. These campaigns are generating unfounded fear and concern within the community.”