What is 5G wireless technology?
The next generation of wireless technology, will bring super-fast speed and intelligent network for telecommunication. The radio frequencies used for 5G will be ten times higher than those used by current systems. Current 3G, 4G speed can actually manage the needs for human usage. 5G’s ultra speed is needed mainly for machine to machine communications, such as for big data center networks, robotics, driverless cars and automated manufacturing sites.
The new 5G technology require high-frequency bands between 30GHz and 300 GHz. But they are not as effective as lower frequencies at penetrating thick walls and be easily absorbed even by human, animals and plants.
To overcome transmitting issue, 5G system will require millions of mini-cell towers closer to each other. This would result in many wireless towers on every street, almost one tower per 2-8 houses. These devices will be on the top or side of millions of buildings throughout the world. This means a human being’s high frequency EMF exposure will increase exponentially not only with 5G cell towers but sensors placed on every car, every work place and inside every house.
If we could see the radio-frequency radiation emitted by these towers, it would look like a dense smog everywhere, all the time!
Serious health concerns
In 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified EMF as a potential carcinogen and specified that the use of mobile phones could lead to specific forms of brain tumors. But this new ultra-fast 5G communication would bring more obvious problems not only for our own health but also for the planet. Recently, many scientists sent alarming messages about 5G’s serious health risks for humans and the environment.
When acute high frequency 5G exposure happens, our skin absorbs the radiation. Skin is the biggest organ and it is part of our immune response. The temperature through the skin can damage eyes and testicles first, as they are more vulnerable to temperature changes.
While you may assume that 5G technology has been tested for health risks, surprisingly, there is no compelling data on long term exposure. In fact, when 5G launches, it will be the first actual electromagnetic radiation test on human and animals in the history of our planet.
Adverse health effects from exposure to 5G
It is known that electromagnetic radiation changes the DNA structure of living beings and therefore, can cause cancer. The tissue damage by long term exposure would disrupt many functions at the cellular level. Brain damage leading to brain tumors with the symptoms of confusion, depression and mental health problems are expected outcomes. Damaged bone marrow can also be the cause of various deadly blood disorders. Deprived immune system can lead to serious infections and cancers.
It is also well known that children and adolescents are more sensitive to EMF than adults. Full effects of long term exposure to 5G’s radiation on human health have yet to be investigated and understood.
Several reports showed that low-level, EMF affects bird and bee health. It causes deterioration of the birds, reduced egg production of bee colonies. 593 of 919 research studies suggest that EMF adversely affects plants, animals and humans.
5G will potentially threaten natural ecosystems, it can be harmful for all living creatures and the planet we share.
Is it possible to avoid 5G Technology?
Given how addicted we are to our mobile devices, majority might tend to take the risk and support the technology. While most wireless industry executives deny the legitimate 5G health concerns, most scientists believe that the public is in danger and that serious concern exists over potential risks, to both human and environmental health.
Some countries have recently taken steps to reduce public exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation by regulating use of wireless devices. Some European cities prevented trials and banned upgrades to 5G out of serious concern.
How do BB Blankets and Pads protect you?
Our BB Weighted Blankets and Pads can decrease the RFR exposure for the body. The elimination of the exposure happens when the blankets or pads are hold between the body and EMF source. The FIR activated minerals in the fabric and bioceramic beads absorb the energy and prevent their transmission. Using BB blankets and pads between the body and electronic devices are especially recommended if you stay close to the devices for a long time.
Limiting the exposure can be the best precaution not only from 5G but also current 3G and 4G’s known adverse effects to our health and well being.
Author: Tina I Ureten, MD, RDMS, RDCS
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