Whether 5G Poses Health Risk?
TRUTH VS HYPE
The electromagnetic radiation used by all mobile phone technologies has led some people to worry about increased health risks, including developing certain types of cancer
So, why people are worried?
- More Antenna, Lesser height
- Operation at Higher Frequency
More Antenna, Lesser height:
Higher density of Antenna may require lesser power compared to 4G
Operation at Higher Frequency:
5G operates in the frequency range of 2.7 GHz to 10 GHz. More frequency means more energy, so more energy. Obliviously, more energy means more harm to tissue and cells. But, still 5G spectrum is way below the ionizing spectrum of RF. So, theoretically 5G does not posses any health risk as such.
But Why People are protesting?
One of the major reasons is the toxicology report by US department of health. As per research conducted by NTP(National Toxicology Program) of US Department of Health on Male and Female rat, it was found that there is a development of DNA damage and tumor formation when they are exposed to heavy dose of radiation.
NTP conducted two-year toxicology studies in rats and mice to help clarify potential health hazards, including cancer risk, from exposure to RFR like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones which operate within a range of frequencies from about 700–2700 megahertz (MHz). These were published as Technical Reports in November 2018.
A senior scientist on the study said “exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone”, even for heavy users.
Another senior scientist says “although some of the research suggests a statistical possibility of increased cancer risks for heavy users, the evidence to date for a causal relation is not sufficiently convincing to suggest the need for precautionary action”.
5G and 4G are different:
- 5G operates at higher frequency, as a result it has low penetration. So, chances of damage of heart or brain. But may possess serious concern for skin if guidelines are not followed.
- Further research in this field can conclude exact effects of 5G radiation on Human Body
As per initial reports and research it can be concluded that 5G is safe if used as per International Guidelines.