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Will a new 5G mobile be dangerous for your health?

June 2019

New 5G phone
New 5G cell phone

It is all very exciting. With everyone across the world wanting to join in the speedy electronic connections of modern life, a new 5G system is being organised that will offer much faster speeds for mobile technology.

New 5G is being hailed as an extraordinary breakthrough, offerings incredible speeds, total consistency and a flawless interconnected system. Speeds of nearly 1,000 gigabytes per second have been predicted that could, according to some analysts, revolutionise global technology.

However, as with so many advances, there may also be some downsides, and in the case of 5G, some serious downsides. For our mobile phones and other devices, we need to pick up the waves so that we can connect. Many of these come from cell towers or cell stations that emit radio frequency radiation.  The routers we use in our homes are mini cell stations. IG, 2G, 3G and 4G use between 1 to 5 gigahertz frequency.  It seems that 5G will be based around 24 to 90 gigahertz frequency.  This is one big leap.

Warnings are now coming in from certain sectors that 5G cell towers will be far more dangerous to our health than other cell towers for two key reasons. The first is that 5G is based in ultra high frequency and ultra high intensity. The second is that 5G used shorter length millimetre waves which do not travel as far. Because of this, the current number of cell towers won’t be adequate and many more mini cell towers may be constructed.  All this could mean greater exposure to radio frequency radiation.

This doesn’t sound good for health and as 5G becomes a reality, many scientific bodies are now beginning to look at this seriously. The International Commission on Non-ionizing radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is showing concern and currently revising its radiofrequency guidelines but no conclusions have yet been reached.

America’s Centre for Safer Wireless’s reports that studies by the US National Toxicology Programme have found clear evidence that exposure to radiation caused heart tumours in male rats, and some evidence that it caused tumours in their brains as well (read the full report here). 
The papers are now being passed to the US Food and Drug Administration responsible for determining human risk and issuing guidelines to the public in America.

Desiree Jaworski, executive director of the Centre, says 5G signals will be harder for people to avoid. She said at the moment, anyone who is concerned about radiation can move away from cell towers; but with the new 5G roll out there will be cell antennas everywhere and it will be impossible to avoid them.

In fact, as 5G becomes more and more imminent, increasing questions are being asked about its safety.

Paul Wagner, author and Emmy award winning writer, says that a question remains over the effect on our immune systems of the extremely high frequency waves that 5G will be involved in. He says that many scientists understand that the electromagnetic radiation leaking through the doors of our microwave ovens are carcinogenic, and can therefore cause cancer. He states that the launch of 5G will be similar to turning on a microwave, opening its door, and leaving it on for the rest of your life, which is why hundreds of scientists are now looking at taking action against the wireless industry. Read more here.

It is hard to find out any conclusive tests of 5G technology that have been carried out on human beings, and there appears to be no conclusive report one way or the other on the safety. There are however some authoritative groups that claim there is no danger whatsoever from 5G. A feature on Android Authority says that many of the persistent myths about the dangers of cell towers and radiation are all hogwash.

The overall picture appears to be one of general optimism but no certainty. This is certainly not good enough for many people who have serious worries about 5G. There is a massive appeal now happening asking the UN, the WHO, the EU Council of Europe and governments across the world to halt the roll out of 5G across the world.

In the meantime, radiation measuring devices, Wi-Fi router guards and other safety ideas are beginning to come out on the market – even EMF protection blankets are now available on line (EMF stands for Electromagnetic field).

5G is introducing many health concerns as well as benefits; but this time the concern is on a global scale and it is well worthwhile researching the area to be aware of the latest developments. Hopefully, as more and more expert bodies and scientists release their reports on the safety of the new 5G, facts will become clearer about how safe it really is.


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