In 2017, the EU 5G Appeal was signed by more than 180 scientists and doctors from all over the world and submitted to the European commission to demand for a moratorium concerning the planned 5G rollout. This was followed by an appeal to stop 5G in 2018 that has over 26,000 signatures to date. So, why are scientists and medical experts so adamant on stopping 5G rollout?
What is 5G?
5G means 5th generation internet or broadband connectivity that is made to deliver higher speed and better possibilities.5G allows up to 1000 times the speed of the current 4G which means you can stream 4k videos in seconds. The technology is also based on untapped spectrum unlike 4G and 3G that experience signal interference, delays and noise. It also allows real-time response between devices and the ability to connect many devices to one port without experiencing an overload.
Downside of 5G
- Radiation will be too close to human bodies. In order to achieve all that power, 5G has been developed on extremely high frequency that lies between 30 GHz to 300Ghz. unfortunately, high frequency doesn’t travel long distance or through buildings so the antennas have to be erected closer together.
What this means is that small cell towers will have to be mounted on almost all buildings, utility posts and even street furniture. While high frequency is already dangerous enough, the fact that cell towers emitting radio frequency radiation will be so close to our houses and offices is the main concern because radiation dissipates with distance.
- Long exposure. Unlike 4G towers that are far away from homes and you can be a bit safer when you are at home, tiny towers of 5G will be around you all the time. Even if you don’t use a cellphone or microwave, you will still be under 24 hours of radio frequency radiation exposure even in your sleep since the tower is right outside your house.
Health Issues Related to 5G
Over the last 15 years, cases of cancer and especially brain cancer has increased to alarming levels. Though the governments and telecommunication companies dispute this, the rise of cancer has largely been contributed by radio frequency radiation from cell towers in 3G and 4G regimes. With 5G being much more powerful and closer to humans, it is only fair to expect cancer cases to triple or even go beyond that. Other health issues being suspected by scientists include;
- Infertility in men
- Metabolic disruption
- Skin damage
- Immune system disorders
- Neurological disturbances
Unfortunately, the rollout of 5G is happening whether we like it or not. The only thing you can do is to protect yourself from extreme exposure by limiting your use of 5G cellphones and other devices.