EMF messaging dossier
It’s time to ignite the spark of curiosity
Feb 04, 2022
by Jonathan Watson

ANFR, the French spectrum management agency, regularly publishes information about exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Ofcom in the UK and other administrations are carrying out similar work. They hope that this will help to reassure people that 5G is not a health risk. But Gilles Brégant, the head of ANFR,… Read more...

How should we communicate messages about mobiles and health?
Apr 16, 2021
by PolicyTracker

One part of spectrum management is helping the public understand the effect that using the airwaves has on human health. The best scientific opinion tells us there is no danger if the safety limits are observed, but many people believe there is a health risk. This new PolicyTracker Dossier tries… Read more...

Anti-5G campaigns: meeting the communications challenge
Apr 16, 2021
by Mary Longhurst

How should companies and public bodies respond to the emotive messages that have made anti-5G campaigns so effective? In a previous Research Note we analysed anti-5G narratives, here corporate communications expert Dr Mary Longhurst examines existing industry messaging on 5G and considers how it can be improved. Read more...

Why have anti-5G campaigns been so successful?
Feb 18, 2021
by Martin Sims

For decades individuals and organised groups have lobbied against mobile phones claiming health risks, but the recent anti-5G campaigns have had an unprecedented impact. Messaging penetration has been estimated at 50% and never before have these campaigns led to arson attacks on base stations. In this Research Note we examine… Read more...

Poll: anti-5G groups are better at campaigning than the wireless industry
Feb 04, 2021
by PolicyTracker

Arson attacks on 5G masts, fuelled by misinformation on social media have made policy-makers and the wireless industry reconsider the effectiveness of their own EMF communications strategies. This was the topic of our recent webinar: EMF getting the message across. Your can watch a recording of it by signing up… Read more...

Pressure mounts on Brussels to do more to counter EMF misinformation
Oct 21, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

Fifteen EU member states have urged the European Commission to come up with a “communications strategy” to counter misinformation about 5G. Read more...

Editorial: 5G conspiracy theory shows we must change PR strategy
Apr 21, 2020
by Martin Sims

Who is your first stop for health advice? The world's leading scientists, or a man who thinks "tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system, now hiding in underground bases, are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy against humanity"? When it comes to 5G, the lizard man -… Read more...

5G electromagnetic field is like a Parisian waiter, French study concludes
May 21, 2020
by Toby Youell

French spectrum agency ANFR has concluded that 5G multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems are safe, partly because they resemble the behaviour of Parisian waiters. Read more...

Many countries concerned about possibility of 5G side effects
May 07, 2019
by Manuel R. Marti

Electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure limits may become an additional challenge for the next generation of mobile networks.   Read more...

Use targeted messaging and honesty to fight 5G EMF concerns
Feb 05, 2021
by Dugie Standeford

Speakers at PolicyTracker's recent webinar said that while 5G technology is unlikely to pose health risks, there are gaps in knowledge that must be frankly acknowledged to debunk EMF disinformation. Read more...