The results show that, for all sites measured, average EME levels in publicly-accessible areas were less than 1.5% of the ARPANSA limit – the majority of sites were under 1%.
The report is part of the ACMA's 5G and EME compliance program. The program assesses telcos’ compliance with the EME Standard for mobile base station deployments and was one of its compliance priorities for 2020–21.
The ACMA said, with a more expansive 5G rollout underway in Australia, compliance with the EME Standard for 5G enabled mobile base stations will continue to be an ACMA priority in 2021–22, including audits of sites in other states.
Now if the ACMA could similarly prove that the 1.0 to 1.5% ARPANSA EME limit doesn't result in people getting COVID-19.