Scientists Are Worried About Harm from 5G
Filed under: EMF Energy
As telecommunications companies roll out 5G coverage in new markets, most consumers view this new technology as simply an upgrade to their existing service. Other than “faster videos” or “video calls”, most of us probably don’t give much thought to how 5G will affect us. As it turns out, maybe we should be giving this technology a second look. A large number of scientists around the world have expressed concern over potential health effects of 5G.
In fact, this concern motivated scientists to draft and sign an appeal, asking for a moratorium on the expansion of 5G technology until we learn more about potential health effects. The statement says,
“We the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”
Why the concern? While 5G is considered an improvement over 4G technology, it does not transmit well through solid materials, and only works over a short distance. Therefore, antennas will need to be placed every 10-12 houses in urban areas, with multiple transmitters inside building such as hospitals or shopping malls. This will dramatically increase mandatory exposure to wireless radiation, meaning it will be inescapable to anyone living in an urban environment.
Since various health organizations, such as the WHO and the European Environment Agency, have expressed serious concerns over the safety of wireless radiation already, these scientists are asking for a moratorium on further development of 5G technology until we know more about the potential outcome. You can read the appeal here.
In the meantime, keep in mind that 3G and 4G technology is already widespread, and could be impacting your health. The GIA Cell Guard is designed to neutralize wireless radiation. You probably already need these devices in your home, and with 5G possibly arriving in our neighborhoods, it becomes increasingly important to pay attention to the warnings of concerned researchers. Contact us to learn more about the Cell Guard, and we’ll explain how it works.