Is 5G Technology a Mass Public Health Experiment?
Filed under: EMF Energy
If you’ve noticed new cell phone tower construction in your area, you are not alone. Currently, about 154,000 cell towers exist in the United States. But telecommunications companies are set to expand their networks, adding about 800,000 new towers by 2026, to meet the growing demand for 5G technology.
Currently, cell phones use a higher-frequency microwave in order to connect to the internet. Some studies have already linked this type cell phone radiation to cancers of the heart and reproductive organs, among others. Meanwhile, 5G technology employs lower-frequency waves, called millimeter waves (MMW) to access the internet at much higher speeds. But in the case of these MMWs, virtually no research exists to prove their safety.
Since MMWs are capable of traveling a much shorter distance than microwaves, and cannot transmit through many types of materials, a higher density of towers will be needed to support 5G technology. Hence, the 800,000 towers that will be added in order to support about 100 million wireless devices.
This might sound like good news if you’re excited about faster internet, but the trade-off could be your health. With 5G towers on virtually every corner, we will all face higher radiation exposure than ever before. And many experts warn that without proper data on the effects, “the deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species” (Dr Joel Moskowitz, public health professor at the University of California, Berkeley).
The main concern lies in absorption. While MMWs seem incapable of penetrating some materials, they are indeed absorbed by the skin. Dr Moskowitz explains, “since skin contains capillaries and nerve endings, MMW bio-effects may be transmitted through molecular mechanisms by the skin or through the nervous system.” He has also expressed concern that MMWs will affect the eyes, peripheral nervous system, testes, and sweat glands.
Moskowitz is not alone: The International Society of Doctors for the Environment, made up of more than 200 doctors and scientists, has released statements calling for a halt to 5G technology expansion, at least until safety testing has been thoroughly conducted. So far, both Verizon and AT&T have continued with their plans for the new towers in 11 cities, including Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas.
So, is 5G a mass public health experiment? Yes, in the sense that we won’t know the health effects of widespread exposure until we’re already exposed. Let’s all hope that effects are minimal to none. But in the meantime, give us a call to explore your options for protecting yourself and your family. A special chip, when installed on your phone and other wireless devices, can neutralize wireless radiation. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention could be worth a pound of cure. It could be decades before we fully understand the health consequences of widespread 5G technology.