The Ministry of Statistics and Rospozhivnadzor argued over the change in sanitary standards regulating 5G radio frequency radiation

The Ministry of Statistics and Rospozhivnadzor argued over the change in sanitary standards regulating 5G radio frequency radiation

On March 19, the Council of the Federation held a meeting dedicated to the “Communication Development Strategy until 2035”. At the meeting, representatives of the Ministry of Statistics and Rosspozhivnadzor differed in their positions on the change of SanPiNs, which regulate the permissible radio frequency radiation of 5G, writes “Ъ” with reference to a source familiar with the meeting. According to him, the ministry wants to change existing regulations to simplify the creation of a 5G network in the Russian Federation. However, Rosspozhivnadzor does not agree with the results of the study of the impact of electromagnetic radiation on human health, which are cited by the agency.

The Ministry of Statistics relies on research conducted by the Research Institute of Occupational Medicine named after N.F. Izmerova on the initiative of the Department of Information Technologies (DIT) of Moscow in 2020, the source of “Ъ” clarified in the market. Then the institute came to the conclusion that radiation with a power of 20–25 µW/sq m would be considered safe for humans. see in residential premises, it is desirable to keep it within 10 μW, but on the street it can be raised to 40 μW. According to the current Sanpins, the maximum level of radiation in the main bands of cellular communication is 10 μW.

Rosspozhivnadzor explained that the results of existing research on the impact of the electromagnetic field on human health, including those with a frequency higher than 2 GHz (that is, determined for 5G in Russia), speak of the safety for health of the levels of electromagnetic radiation that are within the established standards . “. The service believes that there are no grounds for revising the norms.

The Ministry of Statistics considers it expedient to revise the norms. “Now all base stations in Russia comply with the current SanPiN standards,” the ministry notes. “However, they were developed in the 1980s and remain among the strictest in the world.”

Currently, the Russian legislation establishes “some of the strictest radiation standards in the world, which are not substantiated by any comprehensive medical or technical studies,” the MTS confirms. Megafon agrees that the regulations are outdated and require revision: “This will create conditions for the deployment of 5th and next generation networks.” Vimpelcom adds that the requirements of the legislation “should create conditions for the introduction of advanced technologies.” Tele2 declined to comment.

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