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South Korean Minister Dismisses 5G Health, Environment Concern

October 10, 2019 4:59 pm

Beijing (PingWest)- Concerns about possible health and environmental effects caused by 5G networks are "completely groundless," said a senior South Korean government official.

Ki-young Choi, the newly appointed minister for science and ICT, as well as an artificial intelligence and semiconductor expert, dismissed claims that 5G electromagnetic waves could bring about potential dangers for people's health and the environment

5G services have met opposition in both South Korea and some other countries, over potential dangers of the technology.

Echoing Choi's remarks, the UK's digital minister Matt Warman on Oct. 7 noted that the superfast 5G mobile signals are no more dangerous than "talcum powder and pickled vegetables," citing authoritative reports from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.