Incongruities in recently revised radiofrequency exposure guidelines and standards
Author James C.Lin Published 25 January 2023, In Press, Journal Pre-proof
The study, “Incongruities in recently revised radiofrequency exposure guidelines and standards” by James C. Lin, examines the current radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines and standards that are in place to protect against adverse health effects caused by exposure to RF radiation in the frequency range from 100 kHz to 300 GHz. The study argues that there are substantial abnormalities in these guidelines and standards, and that some of the safety limits are irrelevant, debatable, and absent of scientific justification from the standpoint of safety and public health protection.
The study also discusses the roll-out of 5G technology, which uses millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequencies and antenna array technology to achieve better directivity, lower latency, and elevated data transmission rates. The author raises concerns about whether the health effects of 5G mm-wave radiation would be analogous to previous generations of radiation, as the current scientific database is inadequate to make a reliable assessment.
The study provides a brief historical perspective on the development of exposure limits, and succinctly assesses the efficacies and flaws of recently published revisions. It also discusses significant health safety issues as applied to cellphone and wireless mobile telecommunication uses of RF and microwave radiation including 5G mm-waves.
The study highlights that the International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (IEEE-ICES) have recently published revised safety guidelines and standards for protection against adverse health effects in humans resulting from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation in the frequency range from 100 kHz to 300 GHz. These guidelines and standards apply primarily to restrict short-term heating of RF radiation and in guarding against raising tissue temperatures.
The study concludes that the current scientific database is inadequate to reach a judgement with confidence on the safety of 5G technology and suggests further research is needed to understand the potential health effects of 5G mm-wave radiation.
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More concerns over safety limits for mm waves from Jim Lin, former ICNIRP member & Bioelectromagnetics editor:
“Current scientific database is inadequate at mm wavelengths to render a trustworthy appraisal or to reach a judgment with confidence.”