Due to auctioning of frequencies for the new mobile radio standard 5G, the Federal office for radiation protection (BfS) considers that further research on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation. Significantly higher data transmission volumes, new and additional transmission facilities and higher frequencies changes in the radiation intensities, said BfS President, Inge Paulini, the “Passauer Neue Presse”. “This must be investigated.”

The new 5G Standard use in the medium term, “higher frequencies,” said Paulini. “Here we have few insights, and in the medium term, do more research,” announced the scientist.

caution, but not panic – even at 5G

in addition, from their point of view openly, what happens if, for example, have different operators structures on the same site transmit power. “We will watch and evaluate,” said the BfS-Chief of the newspaper, and called for further studies on the effect of the radiation by additional masts. So far been discussed mainly in terms of security policy considerations, whether the Chinese operator Huawei to allow for the bidding process. Critics fear the risk of cyber-espionage.

Paulini warned against hasty panic. For 5G applicable, “which also applies to previous mobile radio standards: Below the current limit values no health effects are proven.”

“Prudent use of the cell phone,”

you are advised generally to a “prudent use of the mobile phone”. Your tips are as follows: “using a Headset”, because the radiation decreases with the distance from the mobile phone. Furthermore, consumers should be aware of the radiation value SAR when buying a cell phone. In addition, it would be better to use the landline than the mobile phone, said the BfS Boss.

The Federal network Agency starts on Tuesday in Mainz with the auction of 5G frequencies. The new mobile radio standard is intended to gradually replace the current LTE technology, and a number of the technologies of the future to pave the way. The auction can drag on for weeks, for the state billions of revenues are expected.

rw / AFP