While telecoms hype up the wireless technology’s lightning speed and talk about how it will revolutionize the way the world does business, they are leaving out a very important part of the 5G story: It’s a modern scourge that is exposing us and our planet to “untried, untested frequencies.”
Proponents claim there aren’t any long-term studies showing that 5G causes harm – and that’s true, but only because the technology hasn’t been around long enough for anyone to carry out any useful long-term studies. But we do know that its predecessors, which have been around for longer, are pretty dangerous. Even the most recent iteration, 4G, has already been linked to a higher risk of cancer, cognitive problems, skin disorders, gastrointestinal problems and infertility in the relatively short time it has been in use. It stands to reason that 5G, which is significantly stronger and faster, may have even worse effects on us.
5G requires new spectrum bands to be unlocked in even higher frequency ranges than 4G. It uses submillimeter and millimeter waves and extremely high frequency ranges, exposing us to unknown risks that could be devastating to human health.
A study from Hebrew University of Jerusalem carried out by a team of physicians and physicists found something unexpected and deeply worrying when evaluating the way 5G radiation is absorbed by human skin. Optical coherence tomography showed that our bodies’ sweat ducts actually serve as “helical antennas” that capture 5G radiation and then concentrate and amplify it.
5G radiation also penetrates human skin more aggressively than any radiation that is currently given off by electronics devices. Exposure can influence our perspiration, blood pressure and pulse rate. It can also impact our DNA, chromosomes and genes, causing problems at the cellular level. It can even lead to burning sensations on the skin.