Addressing the Public Concern
Over 5G RF Radiation Safety


The history of wireless telecommunications began with 1G analog devices in the 1980s before transitioning to 2G for digital voice, 3G for mobile data, and now the current 4G network supporting mobile Internet. Now, wireless carriers are beginning the planning and deployment of the latest network, 5G, which requires higher data rates and connectivity to enable an expanded Internet of Things (IoT).

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The public’s demand for all things wireless is the driving force of this ever-increasing network expansion, which includes 5G and beyond. The 5G deployment will grow the number of governmental and commercial antennas from 600,000 to 1.4 million (US estimate), which requires antennas to be located closer to residences and businesses in communities.

Safety and advancements in wireless technology do not have to be mutually exclusive. The public’s concern for living and working safely near these new 5G antennas need not conflict with the carrier’s requirement to meet the public’s insatiable demand for all things wireless.

The solution to this problem is to provide a method that assures the public that all antennas are safely installed and maintained to avoid any RF injuries to themselves and workers near RF transmission sites. By doing so enables the carriers to expand networks as necessary to meet the public’s demand.

The National Antenna & Tower Safety Center (NA&TSC) is the industry leader in RF radiation safety for third party workers performing their duties near RF transmitting antennas. This same patented technology addresses the public’s concerns for 5G deployment.

NA&TSC’s neutral, third-party system is unaffected by industry influence and facilitates communication among municipalities, carriers, site owners, tower companies, contractors, workers, and others. The issue of RF radiation safety is larger than any one carrier or even the commercial wireless industry.

NA&TSC individually surveys each antenna site, maps hazardous RF radiation areas, and openly provides safety information to keep workers safe and reassure the public of any potential safety concerns.

Wireless technology will only continue to rapidly grow, and it is essential to have a comprehensive safety program in place to keep the public and workers safe. As the nation’s experts in RF radiation safety, National Antenna & Tower Safety Center addresses the safety concerns of the public and protects workers.

American workers and their families support the National Antenna & Tower Safety Center solution.

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