Exploring Whether 5G Is Really Harmful to Humans or Not
Scientists and governments are concerned about 5G deployment, and they may have a point.
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What do you think of when you hear 5G? Is it faster speeds and lower latency rates? Or a potential threat to humankind?
5G has the potential to completely alter how we interact with technology. However, the technology is seeing some backlash from those who fear it might be harmful to both humans and the environment.
The issues with 5G arise as a result of its extremely high frequency, which lies between 30Ghz to 300GHz. Due to the higher frequencies, the waves do not travel vast distances meaning antennas must be erected closer to each other.
This means we need exponentially more antennas! Could so many antennas be damaging to human health and the environment? Studies have not conclusively shown that yet and wireless companies and even government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency believe 5G is perfectly safe.
However, more than 215 scientists from 40 different countries have appealed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), asking the body to consider health risks and environmental issues before rapidly deploying a 5G infrastructure. And they are not the only ones concerned.
Who else is concerned and what are these concerns? Watch the video to find out more.