Carrier Is 5G A Danger To Our Health?

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    The sun is a danger to our health as well, you don't see many people on California beaches caring so much :D
  2. timeconsumer macrumors 68000


    Aug 1, 2008
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Keeping a 4G smartphone in your pocket isn't perfectly safe either.
  4. Thai Suspended


    Feb 2, 2016
    Tin foil hat will prevent all that. No worries.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Does not really matter as 5G will saturate everything so you will be “washed” in 5G no matter if you carry your phone or not. May not be tumors but skin lesions will be rampant!:rolleyes:
  6. Openworld1234 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2019
    Lol, Anything these days have radiation microwaves to walking outside facing the morning if sun.
  7. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    My understanding is if any of the previous radio waves seriously represented a cancer risk the statistics would show that.
  8. squizzler macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2019
    You Kay
  9. apolloa, Jul 24, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2019

    apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    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.

  10. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
    No more than 2G, 3G and 4G, wifi and bluetooth.

    Then again, they treat cancer with radiation... so it could be preventative.
  11. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    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.
  12. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
  13. mebehere macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2012
    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...
  14. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    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.
  15. Erehy Dobon macrumors regular

    Erehy Dobon

    Feb 16, 2018
    LOL, driving to the beach is a far greater hazard than sun exposure.

    Hell, smoking is a bad activity too.

    So smoking a cigarette while driving to the beach is nuts. And there's a better chance of being bitten by a dog than a shark.

    Not sure if the OP wanted to hear that.
  16. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    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
  17. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    No. 5G is non-ionising radiation which doesn't break down DNA - as is light which is a higher frequency. Ionising radiation starts around the UV frequency which is much, much higher. Plenty of people on the beach today.
  18. Aliciakeystx macrumors member

    May 5, 2019
    get out of here. the air is dangerous to you
  19. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    Fountain City
    Don’t go near an airport, radar is microwave radiation, and quite a lot of it.
  20. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  21. Coffee_Time macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2017
    I have the LG V50 Thinq 5G and for me this 5G related to human health got me SMARTER! Not kidding.
  22. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    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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