5 reasons why one should not fear 5G, least not if he/she is a coder

5G, the next generation of cellular technology for the next generation of smartphones, is imminent. And with it come the numerous conspiracy theories, some of which say that that the new network generates radiofrequency radiation that can damage DNA and lead to cancer, cause oxidative damage that can cause premature aging, disrupt cell metabolism; and potentially lead to other diseases. But how accurate are they, if at all? Should we be worried? The actual science says not…


1. How Dangerous Is Radiofrequency Radiation?

Scientists say that the most important criterion about whether any particular RFR is dangerous is whether it falls into the category of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radiation doesn’t cause DNA damage or tissue damage.


2. Too many 5G transmitters?

A common complaint about 5G is that, due to the lower power of 5G transmitters, there will be more of them. It’s easy to find claims online that the greater frequency of 5G alone constitutes a risk. But asserting that the higher frequency is more dangerous is just that—an assertion, and there’s little real science to stand behind it. 5G remains non-ionizing in nature. Non-ionizing radiation has lower frequencies and bigger wavelengths. It doesn't produce enough energy to break apart the chemical bonds of DNA.


3. “Current wireless exposure already causes cancers”

The mobile phone has been the most accepted piece of technology in the history of mankind. There are more mobile phones in use than there are people on the planet. Despite all these billions of people and decades of use there is no evidence of ill-effect.


4. What does the WHO say?

The World Health Organisation's International EMF Project, which investigates the health effects of electromagnetic fields on humans, argues there are "no major public health risks [that] have emerged from several decades of EMF research." The body concedes, however, "that uncertainties remain." Coffee and pickled vegetables are in the same "possibly carcinogenic" category as RF.


5. Is 5G millimeter wave service safe?

According to expert agencies and the studies conducted so far, there's nothing to suggest 5G millimeter wave is a significant health risk. But most experts say more quality research is needed.


Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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