5G Electromagnetic Fields: exposure levels and safety standards


The presentation will provide a brief introduction to 5G and what it means for electromagnetic (EMF) exposure based on the results of assessments of 5G networks (commercial and pilot) conducted in Australia and overseas.  The international EMF exposure guidelines were updated in March 2020 and one of the major changes was to provide more detailed guidance for frequencies above 6 GHz. Independent public health agencies say that no health risks are expected for 5G but myths and misinformation continue to be spread on social media, including suggestions of a link between wireless technologies and COVID-19. Pointers will be provided to reliable sources of information.



  Date and Time




  • Date: 10 Jun 2020
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/Victoria
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  • https://gsma.webex.com/gsma/j.php?MTID=m1ff5feaa3a937da396ccb76b23e293ab
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Australia 3000

  • Starts 18 May 2020 01:19 PM
  • Ends 10 June 2020 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/Victoria
  • No Admission Charge


Dr Jack Rowley

Dr Jack Rowley works in the Advocacy Programme of the GSMA where he is Senior Director, Research & Sustainability. He is responsible for activities related to the safety of mobile communications and responsible environmental practices. He manages relationships with major stakeholders, contributes to government consultations, develops technical advice for members, delivers specialist training and coordinates GSMA scientific and communications activities related to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs). Jack has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and joined the GSMA in 2000. Previously, he worked for Telstra (Australia), primarily in the Research Laboratories. He holds a B. Eng. degree with first class honours from the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a Ph.D. from the RMIT University (Australia). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.