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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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There hasn't been any strong evidence to show that 5G causes harm to human health

Although there has been much controversy surrounding 5G technology, there is little to no direct scientific evidence to suggest that 5G frequencies could cause harm to humans.

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There is no evidence or research which directly shows that 5G technology causes harm to humans. Humans have been in close contact with high frequency radio waves for enough time to study the effects of these waves on their body. A Forbes report displayed that of the 4,500 people in the United Kingdom who worked in close proximity to radiofrequency radiation, there was no evidence that they had higher rates of cancer or illness than any other citizen. These workers are allowed to be in contact with five times as much radiofrequency radiation than the public. If there were any adverse effects of 5G waves, these workers would have been the first to display them.[1] Beyond this, the World Health Organization also conducted a project to decipher whether or not 5G would be a threat. They found that it was not at all harmful and that, “[t]o date, no adverse health effects from low level, long term exposure to radiofrequency or power frequency fields have been confirmed, but scientists are actively continuing to research this area."[2] There has yet to be conclusive evidence of any sort of harm that 5G could cause to humans. The fear that surrounds this new technology is unfounded hysteria with no scientific backing.

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Some argue that the reason that many studies disprove the health concerns of 5G is that they have strong ties to the technology industry that would benefit from 5G. For example, a 2017 article in the International Journal of Oncology, argued that several members of the World Health Organization's core leaders on their risk assessment project were in a very "industry loyal" NGO, the ICNIRP.[3]

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  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/11/01/the-science-of-why-5g-is-almost-certainly-safe-for-humans/#7e19086470e3
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326141#WHO-says-no-adverse-health-effects
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5504984/
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