Are the 5G emissions harmful to humans? For the past few years, experts have been issuing warnings about the potential risks. Many of those warnings have gone unheeded by the mobile industry, even after conducting some small-scale testing.
In 2013, the United States Department of Energy warned that 5G wireless technology could expose humans to harmful levels of radiation, and urged the public and government to exercise caution while the tech is tested. The department said the telecom industry may conduct radiation experiments in the U.S. without informing citizens and experts.
In 2014, the European Union warned that the technology could expose humans to harmful levels of radiation, and recommended that health authorities and engineers be engaged during the early testing process.
A year later, the European Commission said it would work to conduct more research into the health risks of wireless technology, and stated the current testing methods didn’t sufficiently warn users about the hazards posed by radiofrequency radiation.
In 2017, wireless testing for 5G technology carried out by the U.K. government raised further concerns among health officials, including warnings that the testing may cause excessive exposures to harmful radiation.
In late 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it was now monitoring emissions from the mobile industry, which were still harmful to human health.
And in 2018, Greenpeace said it was concerned about the health effects of 5G emissions.
The organization launched a petition to urge regulators to halt 5G testing.
One day later, the European Union released a final scientific report on 5G, which concluded that “no harmful or significant health effects in human subjects have been observed in relevant epidemiological studies.” The report said there was a “strong probability” that some symptoms experienced by rats during test were linked to exposure to mobile radiation.
Many animals can also be affected. As Reuters reports, rats have developed radiation poisoning after being exposed to 5G radiation at levels thousands of times greater than expected.
Though the testing process for 5G is supposed to take place outside of populated areas, cities and rural areas will likely continue to be affected by harmful emissions. According to Greenpeace, the emissions could cause symptoms ranging from nausea to brain damage.
The EU did acknowledge this fact in its report, stating that 5G emissions can affect people’s hearts, blood vessels, and nervous systems.
But some scientists claim the 5G emissions are harmful in the long term, and that early testing is simply not sufficient to determine the risks of harmful emissions.
In March 2018, Dr. Jordan Cohen told Motherboard that the 5G emissions would produce harmful health impacts that would not resolve over time.
“There is a hazard [in 5G emissions] in the shorter term, but you would expect that in the long term that will change. I think they underestimate the hazard, and they underestimate the timeframe in which the hazard will change,” Cohen said.
“It’s very dangerous to extrapolate results out to human populations where the health hazards are so severe that they would outweigh the economic benefit.”
Most 5G emissions come from the radio frequency transmissions used for short-range transmissions, meaning mobile phones. According to Greenpeace, emissions can reach toxic levels over the course of months.
Cohen says there’s no doubt that the emissions can cause health problems. “The 5G emissions are toxic to humans,” he said.
Those emissions include harmful rays. As Michael Fumento wrote for Motherboard, radiation emitted from 5G phones and devices can damage eyes, disrupt the thyroid gland, and even cause kidney disease. It’s not the end of the world, but early testing is far from adequate.
A report in November by Greenpeace indicated that the health impacts of 5G could not be determined in advance of widespread commercial deployment. The organization noted that it was unclear whether there were long-term health impacts, and whether those emissions were harmful or merely harmful at relatively short ranges.
Because of that, Greenpeace advised health experts to undertake long-term monitoring of the health impacts of 5G emissions. “If there’s a problem, they need to study it over a period of time,” said John Veasey, an honorary research associate at Kingston University.
Even if 5G emissions were more thoroughly examined, the impact on the environment is more severe.
There’s no doubt that harmful emissions are a danger.
But, as Greenpeace acknowledges, the testing process does not appear to have taken these threats into consideration. And as time passes, the costs of 5G can only grow. Don’t allow governments and regulators to stand by while the environment is destroyed to make money.
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