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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of 5G Technology

Being scared of something we don’t know about is an all-too human experience, which means that all of us have experienced it. And so it’s fairly normal that when that 5G network was first announced, people were skeptic about it. That skepticism soon gave way to rumors of brain damage and radiation, as well as DNA damage and even cancer.

And it’s all simple math really, too much radiation is linked to a wide variety of diseases, most of them life-threatening. So the question begs, how safe really is 5G?

As it turns out, pretty safe, so put down that tin foil hat for a second and hear us out.

Nothing New

Of course, we’re all entitled to question whether 5G is safe or not. However, with the science stacking up, it’s time to stop since it really is nothing to be worried about.

First off, while radiation in itself can be harmful to humans, we’re actually surrounded by man-made radiation simply by living in the modern world. Everything from electromagnetic fields, to radio frequencies, to our phones, and even both sunlight and ultraviolet rays give off radiation, although the amount they produce is nowhere near on the dangerous level.

Second of all, the 5G networks (in Australia for example) run on the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) radio band . This means that the frequency is just somewhere in the middle of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks that’s been present in our homes for many years now. Sometime in the future, 5G networks will also start using the 26GHz "millimeter wave" band, which is roughly the same one used by both visible sunlight and radio broadcasts.

To put it in other words, if you look at the spectrum as a highway starting from your house, you wouldn’t even be out of your yard before you reach 26 megahertz.

Furthermore, various researches have also studied the effects of low-level radiation, which is called electromagnetic energy. Per the World Health Organization, "there is no evidence that exposure to low level EME is harmful to human health". 

So, calm down. Don’t you want faster internet?

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