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Carrier Is 5G A Danger To Our Health?

Openworld1234

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Lol, Anything these days have radiation microwaves to walking outside facing the morning if sun.
 
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AustinIllini

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My understanding is if any of the previous radio waves seriously represented a cancer risk the statistics would show that.
 
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apolloa

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Yes I believe so, it’s untested tech and some governments have suspended its rollout pending further tests in relation to health affects, because it’s not been properly tested or tested at all!
The microwaves are the most powerful ever used for mobile devices, they are the same as a microwave oven, the US military have built a sound weapon using the same wavelengths.
And the idea for 5G is to have booster boxes all over the place literally, so you get a signal, but that means many more boosters and cell towers emitting it.

Don’t go thinking because other phone signals have apparently not caused harm, 5G won’t as it is very different using millimetre wavelengths.

 
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JPack

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We've got two types of 5G implementation: one focused on sub-6 GHz and the other on mmWave.

The countries focusing on mmW are might be more at risk given the lack of test data. The higher the frequency, the closer it is to UV, X-ray, and gamma.
 
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now i see it

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March against 5G :confused:
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mebehere

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Only time will tell. Even the older technologies could end up causing health issues.

Cigarettes weren’t considered dangerous for a long time. Even doctors smoked them in their offices.

And... well...
 
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960design

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Haha! Two ears to listen, two eyes to read, one mouth to speak. We are built this way for a reason. Listen to something(x2), read up on it (x2), then pass it on(x1). Try not to fall for spam bot headlines.

You mean physically?
Not the least bit. Study up on millimeter wave pros / cons.
 
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AustinIllini

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Only time will tell. Even the older technologies could end up causing health issues.

Cigarettes weren’t considered dangerous for a long time. Even doctors smoked them in their offices.

And... well...
Yeah, but with our ability to identify and diagnose cancer combined with modern technology like EMR, we can keep a very close eye on the link between radio waves and cancer.

So far, there isn't a real link
 
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barkomatic

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From what I understand in order to saturate an area with 5G carriers will need to have powerful antennas on every other block. I don’t think being concerned about the impact on health makes a person a tinfoil hat wearer.
 
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Coffee_Time

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I have the LG V50 Thinq 5G and for me this 5G related to human health got me SMARTER! Not kidding.
 
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neutrino23

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We've got two types of 5G implementation: one focused on sub-6 GHz and the other on mmWave.

The countries focusing on mmW are might be more at risk given the lack of test data. The higher the frequency, the closer it is to UV, X-ray, and gamma.

Not even close to UV. 5G tops out at 26 GHz depending on the carrier and the country. UV ranges from 450 to 950 THz. That is at least 20,000 times higher frequency. X-ray and gamma rays are even higher frequencies.

5G bands are non-ionizing radiation. They don't have enough energy per photon to break up molecules. Einstein got a Nobel prize for the discovery of the photoelectric effect over 100 years ago. That says that you need a photon of a given energy to free an electron from an atom or molecule. Whatever that threshold is (depends on the material) if the photon energy is less than this threshold then nothing happens. The photon passes through without shaking lose the electron. Not only that, vast numbers of lower energy photons can pass through a material and no electrons will be freed up.

If you grab hold of an antenna pumping out a high power signal it might heat your flesh enough to cause damage. That is a different effect than ionization.

We have been carrying around cell phones for decades. If there was something really dangerous about them we'd have seen the effect by now.

The intensity of a radio wave falls off quickly with distance from an antenna. You can reduce your exposure by not keeping a phone on your person. You can also get a case that shields the RF on one side. This protects you and still allows the device to function.
 
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