EMF related country-specific information for Latvia

Focal point - Health Inspectorate

According to national regulations, prior to official approval of the operation of mobile communication base stations, including 5G stations, operators shall organise independent measurements of Electromagnetic Fields. These tests are assessed by Health Inspectorate taking into account target values set by the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers “Rules for the assessment and limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields” (approved in 2018).

Additional tests can be requested in apartments nearby the base station upon health concerns or worries expressed by inhabitants after the base station is launched. Regular communication on 5G issues is important to the public using different channels – from individual consultations to publications in mass media, etc.