Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Is FiveG technology harmful to health?

Is FiveG technology harmful to health?

Preparations are underway to introduce the fifth generation (5G) mobile phone network, not only in Germany but around the world. Learn about the effects of mobile phone radiation on human health, especially on children.

The fifth generation of the mobile phone network, the Five G, will use high frequency and bandwidth. This will allow users to download and upload data many times faster than in the past. This technology can transmit ten gigabytes per second.

Until now, frequencies ranging from 700 MHz to 6 GHz were used for GNets, but now the Five G uses frequencies between 28 and 100 GHz. By comparison, this means that 4G Internet was ten times faster than 3G, but FiveG will work a thousand times faster than 4G. Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson estimates that by 2024, 40% of the world's population will use FiveG technology.

Should we be worried?

Recently, about 250 scientists from around the world filed a petition at the United Nations, which was also signed by the World Health Organization (WHO). In it, experts warn that radiation emitted from a smartphone or radio antenna produces an electromagnetic field (EMF), which increases the risk of cancer. "Its effects include increased risk of cancer, cellular stress, expulsion of dangerous molecules, genetic damage, changes in the structure and function of the reproductive system, impairment in learning and memory," the warning said. It also includes the fact that radiation from mobile phones affects human behavior as well as the nervous system.


Scientists have warned that not only humans but also animals and plants are being affected by electromagnetic radiation. Sarah Dryson is involved in the field of electromagnetism and environmental compatibility at the famous Aachen University in Germany. He cited an American study that found that rats were exposed to an electromagnetic field for about nine hours a day for two years. In two years, the rats' nervous system, brain, heart and reproductive system underwent changes.

Talking to DW, he added, "If the waves were even stronger in millimeters, as is happening in the Five G, the situation would be more serious than ever." Warn of the dangers posed. Children's skulls are smaller and their bones are weaker, so these rays have a greater effect on them.

In Germany, meanwhile, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BFS) has called for basic research into the dangers of FiveG technology to human health, as it could soon be introduced in the country. Will