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Is 5G technology dangerous for human health? Show more Show less
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The telecom industry is rolling out 5G technology that some claim may have unintended consequences. Scientific studies, both recently and over many years, have identified harmful effects on health when testing wireless products under realistic conditions. Some people are very concerned that the increase in radiation exposure by 5G leads to damage that cannot be reversed. But are these studies something to worry about?

No, 5G is not dangerous to human health Show more Show less

There is no strong scientific evidence which clearly shows that 5G technology is harmful for humans. The frequency of 5G waves is safe for human exposure. And, on the contrary, 5G technology offers individuals and society many significant benefits and solutions.
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5G technology can improve public safety

5G technology can allow for more efficient programs and applications to be put into place in the healthcare and law enforcement fields. These advancements could create a safer and healthier general public.

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Not only is 5G technology safe for humans, it can actually improve public safety. From healthcare to law enforcement, 5G technology can allow for swift communication that can save lives. For instance, Verizon has created augmented-reality glasses for police officers. These glasses would need the high speed connectivity of the 5G environment to work effectively, but if they were introduced into police departments, they would shift officer’s body cameras to their glasses. This shift would allow for constant surveillance of officer activity, as well as the ability for officers to receive orders and information through their glasses, so they wouldn’t have to look away from a potential suspect. 5G could create a safer policing environment for both officers and the general public.[1] The medical field could also benefit from 5G technology. 5G can allow for applications that would give doctors quick and reliable access to patient files and information. Beyond this, telemedicine could become more accessible to people who may not have had the ability to reach their healthcare providers online before.[2] Overall, 5G technology creates quicker and more accessible connectivity that could allow for more efficiency in the most important aspects of society.

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Some would argue that the potential harm that 5G technology can cause to humans far outweighs the potential benefits it could have when it comes to the public safety. For instance, In Slovenia , the introduction of 5G technology has been stopped so the government can fully investigate its effects on public safety.[3] Many people feel that the treat that 5G presents to humans is more serious and worthy of consideration than any potential benefits it may have for the general public.

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  1. https://urgentcomm.com/2020/07/29/ems-healthcare-solutions-highlighted-in-latest-verizon-5g-initiative/
  2. https://www.adlinktech.com/en/5G-public-safety
  3. https://www.jrseco.com/european-union-5g-appeal-scientists-warn-of-potential-serious-health-effects-of-5g/

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