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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?

Yes, 5G is dangerous to human health Show more Show less

5G technology is a new global wireless network that would provide a more reliable and uniform experience for users, but at a dangerous cost. This advancement would expose humans to harmful levels of radiation.
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The negative effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields have already been proven

Multiple studies have concluded that the higher frequency RF-EMF waves that are associated with 5G have the ability to cause cancer and other illnesses in humans.
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The Argument

The numerous studies which have found that higher levels of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) cause harm to animals and humans prove that 5G is dangerous to the public’s health. One of the most troubling studies was conducted by the National Toxicology Program. This study displayed that when male rats were exposed to the higher levels of RF-EMF that are associated with 5G technology, they began to grow cancerous tumours in their heart tissues.[1] The findings of this study are corroborated by a Bioinitiative Report which concluded that exposure to high levels of RF-EMF for humans is “consistent with a moderately elevated risk of developing brain tumors.”[2] Also troubling is the fact that the EUROPA EM-EMF Guideline 2016 stated that there is “strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMFs is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and male infertility.”[3] With the overwhelming evidence that vast amounts of the public are already being negatively affected by RF-EMF, it seems negligent and cruel to introduce any high frequency levels of these same waves into society.

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Although there are some definitive studies showing that 5G is dangerous to human health, there are just as many peer-reviewed studies that arrive at the opposite conclusion. For instance, the World Health Organization released a study which found that there was no link between negative effects on human health and 5G high frequency RF-EMF waves.[4] With credible organizations releasing findings that contradict the idea that these waves have the ability to cause harm to humans, many doubt that much credence should be given to the studies that argue otherwise.

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  1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180202140902.htm
  2. https://bioinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sec01_2007_summary_for_public.pdf
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27454111/
  4. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48616174
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