How dangerous is the 5G network to health?

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On the eve of the introduction of 5G technology in Israel and other developed countries, a wave of panic and rumors about the mortal danger of innovation swept around the world.

While telecommunications companies around the world (including Israel) are in a hurry to offer users a 5G network, some structures, people, and organizations scare the world with a possible health hazard for this technology. 24 channel writes about this.

5G security concerns are unfounded. If you have not been bothered by past generations of mobile communications, there is no reason to start worrying now. There is no reason to consider the high frequencies that 5G uses to be more harmful than other types of electromagnetic radiation, such as visible light.

These fears are mainly caused by the use of the millimeter range, high radio frequencies, which allow achieving higher data rates. The bottom line is that over long distances they are less reliable than the usual and low frequencies. In order to provide coverage, providers will have to build more small access points.

Alarmists have two reasons in this connection: firstly, the influence of a millimeter signal can be more dangerous than 4G; secondly, a large number of access points near homes will cause significantly more radiation to people.

However, you should not be afraid of millimeter waves. Radio waves, visible light, and ultraviolet waves are also part of this electromagnetic spectrum.

Only the highest parts of this spectrum are really dangerous, in particular, x-rays and gamma radiation. The millimeter is considered non-ionizing, that is, not destroying molecular bonds.

The only thing to fear in the case of non-ionizing radiation is the heat that radio waves can generate. This statement has been supported by dozens of years of research. In 2005, a team of specialists from the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety published an analysis of 1300 scientific articles in which they found "no negative health effects that would not have been associated with heat generation."

There are also concerns that mobile phones could cause cancer, but evidence of such a cellular connection has not yet been found. Although the World Health Organization in 2011 called mobile phones “potentially carcinogenic,” however, it was not able to clearly define what this means. In addition, you should be aware that the same thing is said about coffee and pickled vegetables.

Another fact in defense of the safety of mobile communications in general: according to the National Institute of Oncology in the USA, cases of brain cancer decreased from 1992 to 2016, despite the fact that the number of smartphone owners has increased dramatically.

Recall last month, the American company Ribbon Communications announced the acquisition of Israeli company ECI Telecom Group Ltd - a veteran in the Israeli market in the field of development of communication equipment. It is expected that after the merger, companies have every chance to gain a foothold in serving 5G Internet customers in the United States and Israel.

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