5G, the fifth generation of cellular technology, is a form of electromagnetic radiation, which will make wireless technology, internet access, smartphones, and industrial use a thousand times faster. It does so by emitting radiation of a much higher frequency, which can transfer more data much faster than the current 4G. For comparison: common radio waves have a frequency of 3 kHz to 1 GHz, microwave ovens, and 4G use up to 2.5 GHz and 5G between 24 and 95 GHz.
One disadvantage of the ultra-high frequencies of 5G is its smaller range, and it is easier obstructed by walls. To profit from the full possibilities of 5G with the current number of cell towers, the cell signal will not be reliable. To compensate for that, one needs to install many “mini” cell towers (one for every 2 to 8 houses or buildings).
Everybody knows that if you put your hand in a working microwave oven, that hand will heat up and eventually burn. That’s why the manufacturers have made that impossible by having the appliance only work when the door is closed. Apparently, even lower frequency microwaves may have a damaging effect on your skin and maybe on your inner body too. It all depends on the frequency and the distance to the source.
The military sometimes makes use of the “Active Denial System.” This system (ADS) is supposed to be a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. The ADS works by firing a high-powered beam of 95 GHz waves at a target, which corresponds to a wavelength of 3.2 mm. The ADS millimeter wave energy works on a similar principle as a microwave oven, exciting the water and fat molecules in the skin, and instantly heating them via dielectric heating. One significant difference is that a microwave oven uses the much lower frequency (and longer wavelength). The short millimeter waves used in ADS only penetrate the top layers of skin, with most of the energy being absorbed within 0.4 mm, whereas microwaves will penetrate into human tissue about 17 mm. The surface temperature of a target’s skin will continue to rise so long as the beam is applied at a rate dictated by the target’s material and distance from the transmitter, along with the beam’s frequency and power level set by the operator. Most human test subjects reached their pain threshold within 3 seconds, and none could endure more than 5 seconds.
Because the frequency falls within the range of so-called “non-ionizing” radiation, it is supposed to be safe for the internal body beneath the skin. In a mouse cancer study with repeated exposures of 94 GHz, no increase in skin cancers was observed. Furthermore, penetration of only 0.4 mm into the skin makes direct damage to the testes or ovaries principally impossible.
More recently a National Toxicology Program (NTP) study linked cell phone radiation to heart cancer in male rats. The study makes a strong argument for more guidelines and standards to protect public health. Health experts from around the world are weighing in on the significance of the findings and urging the World Health Organization to act.
“This study raises concerns that simply living close to a cell tower will pose threats to human health. Governments need to take measures to reduce exposures from cell tower emissions. Cell towers should not be near schools, hospitals, or people’s homes. “Public health agencies need to educate the public on how to reduce exposure from all sources of wireless radio frequency radiation- be it from cell towers or cell phones or Wi-Fi in schools,” said Dr. David Carpenter, former Dean of the School of Public Health and the University of Albany. The increased exposures will increase the risk of cancer and other diseases such as electro-hypersensitivity”.
Enough reason to be very careful and intensify radiation studies. We have to take in mind though that 5G has the power to increase revenue across a variety of industries- to the tune of trillions of dollars.
Like their tobacco and fossil-fuel brethren, wireless executives have chosen not to publicize what their own scientists have said about the risks of their products. On the contrary, the industry—in America, Europe, and Asia—has spent untold millions of dollars in the past 25 years proclaiming that science is on its side, that the critics are quacks, and that consumers have nothing to fear. This, even as the industry has worked behind the scenes—like its Big Tobacco counterpart—to deliberately addict its customers. Just as cigarette companies added nicotine to hook smokers, so have wireless companies designed cell phones to deliver a jolt of dopamine with each swipe of the screen (the Nation, March 29, 2018).