Pascal Blasquez
ingénieur spécialiste foudre & électromagnétisme, Egis
Published on July 23, 2020

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Waves under control

With the deployment of 5G and connected objects in the city, the "electromagnetic fog" in which we live will become even denser. This raises the question of the possible impact of these waves on human health, but also on the electrical systems that abound in our cities...

5G électromagnétisme

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With the advent of 5G1, smart antennas will see the day and be integrated into street furniture, transport and buildings. This technology will change the way people are exposed to radiation and will require the adaptation of measurement and assessment methods. As part of projects' HEQ (High Environmental Quality) approaches, we are helping our clients to assess wave exposure and the potential impact of these new technological developments on human health.

At present, there is no evidence that these waves pose any risk to humans. However, we carry out this type of study very early on, for safety reasons, in order to rule out any risk for future users. This is notably the case for the Tour Triangle in Paris and the Maison de l'innovation in Nantes. We also look into their potential impact on systems (sensors, safety devices) and thus carry out studies of the risk of electromagnetic interference for CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and Orano (formerly Areva) with regard to their respective nuclear facilities in the areas around Saclay (Essonne) and Pierrelatte (Drôme).


1 5th generation mobile network with higher frequency ranges (3.5 GHz, 26 GHz)

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