5G health risks: What's the evidence?

Posted by Ed 11 mths ago
The 5G mobile network has been switched on in some cities and has led to questions about whether the new technology poses health risks.

So what are the concerns, and is there any evidence to back them up?

What's different about 5G?
As with previous cellular technologies, 5G networks rely on signals carried by radio waves - part of the electromagnetic spectrum - transmitted between an antenna or mast and your phone.

We're surrounded by electromagnetic radiation all the time - from television and radio signals, as well as from a whole range of technologies, including mobile phones, and from natural sources such as sunlight.

5G uses higher frequency waves than earlier mobile networks, allowing more devices to have access to the internet at the same time and at faster speeds.

These waves travel shorter distances through urban spaces, so 5G networks require more transmitter masts than previous technologies, positioned closer to ground level.

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Ed 11 mths ago
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ChristopherAndrews 10 mths ago
There's no such thing on earth that only bring benefits without harms. I think not only 5G network, most technological advances also lead to health risks. For example, if the application requires electricity, to a certain extent, generation of electricity harms the environment eventually harming our health. Societies keep improving from age to age and drawbacks are seen. People are blaming the consequences.

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