5g Network Health Risks

What is this new 5g Network About?

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The answers are based on communication companies and the individual health risks

5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.

5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and a more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved efficiency empower new user experiences and connect new industries.

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Qualcomm. Communications. Linked.

5G has been hyped for a few years, but this is the year that carriers begin the process of rolling out the new wireless standard. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all started to deploy their networks in the first half of the year, though widespread availability is still a year or more away. 5G will get a foothold in little more than a handful of cities this year.

Update: With the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, a number of viral social media conspiracy theories have speculated that 5G is the cause of the world’s current problems. Simply put, these claims are factually false. 5G does not cause Coronavirus.

Anyone who can gain from this technology will put money before health issues. Not a fact, just an opinion.

Scientists say that the most important criterion about whether any particular RFR is dangerous is whether it falls into the category of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. Simply put, any radiation that’s non-ionizing is too weak to break chemical bonds. That includes ultraviolet, visible light, infrared, and everything with a lower frequency, like radio waves. Everyday technologies like power lines, FM radio, and Wi-Fi also fall into this range. (Microwaves are the lone exception: non-ionizing but able to damage tissue, they’re precisely and intentionally tuned to resonate with water molecules.) Frequencies above UV, like x-rays and gamma rays, are ionizing.

It is important to know about these frequencies.

Of course, just because there’s no known mechanism for non-ionizing radiation to have a biological effect, that doesn’t mean it’s safe or that no effect exists. Indeed, researchers continue to conduct studies. One recent study was released by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an agency run by the Department of Health and Human Services. In this widely quoted study about cell phone radiofrequency radiation, scientists found that high exposure to 3G RFR led to some cases of cancerous heart tumors, brain tumors, and tumors in the adrenal glands of male rats.

The system is still being studied with different viewpoints.

What about the other side of the coin?

In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries warn about the danger of 5G, which will lead to a massive increase in involuntary exposure to electromagnetic radiation. The scientists urge the EU to follow Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe, asking for an independent task force to reassess the health effects.

“We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, etc. for telecommunication are already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful to humans and the environment.”

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The expansion of the 5G network, intended to enable faster wireless transmission of larger amounts of data, requires the installation of many more antennas in urban areas. In this way, scientists argue, there is no longer anyone who can escape the potentially harmful effects of radiation. After all, we are already exposed to 2G, 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi radiation.

Almost a so what statement.

Industry’s influence on Studies and safety limits:

It has been shown that studies on the health impact of electromagnetic radiation in the past have often been influenced by industry. The scientists insist that independent studies on the effects of 5G radiation “to ensure the safety of the population” should now be carried out. They, therefore, ask the European Commission to postpone the expansion of the 5G network “until the potential risks to human health and the environment have been thoroughly investigated by scientists independent of industry”.

There are countries that have put a hold on the 5 G Network

Slovenia Halts 5G to Investigate Health and Safety

“Slovenia stops the introduction of 5G technology: We do not know if it is dangerous to humans”. In Slovenia, 5G has been halted, and officials take more time to investigate the health effects of the new technology. A letter from Minister Rudi Medved states they will reopen the debate on potential health risks.

Netherlands: Parliament asks for an independent investigation on 5G health risks

In the Netherlands, the Parliament is concerned about the health risks of radiation from the new 5G network. Political parties urgently want to know what the state of affairs is regarding possible dangers before masts are installed on a large scale. GroenLinks urged the Health Council of the Netherlands to carry out an independent investigation into 5G radiation. Member of parliament Laura Bromet: We still do not know about the dangers to public health. Little research has been undertaken into the effects of 5G. We have to take people’s concerns seriously and investigate this.

5g network bans

Resolution opposing 5G by the municipality of Rome

The Rome resolution asks “the mayor to stop the 5G trial and not to raise the limit values in the threshold of electromagnetic radiation avoiding the positioning of millimeter microwave antennas on homes, schools, day centers, recreation centers, street lamps and more.” Rome Councilor Massimiliano Quaresima stated, “I am in favor of technological progress but not on the experimentation of 5G technology in the absence of scientific data on the repercussions for health.”

Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G action on health grounds

A petition asking the German Parliament to stop the award of 5G frequencies has reached 54,643 signatures, surpassing the quorum, reports ‘Diagnose Funk’. The petitioners request the German Parliament to suspend the procedure to award 5G frequencies based on scientifically justified doubts about the safety of this technology.

Countries that have banned 5g Networks.

The countries that have banned products by the Chinese smartphone and wireless technology company Huawei represent more than one-third of the world’s GDP, according to reporting by Bloomberg. As of December 12, 2019, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S. have decided to ban and phase out the company’s products within their mobile networks. Meanwhile, the UK has banned the company from contributing core parts to 5G technology, cutting Huawei’s share in the country’s new network to 35 percent.

After the UK’s decision, there is only one more member of the so-called Five Eyes Anglophone intelligence alliance, Canada, to make up its mind about a potential ban. So far, all other members (the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia) have put total bans in place.

Germany and France, which were also mulling bans, have said they would increase security measures to safeguard against backdoors into communication channels that are feared to be part of Huawei’s technology. The countries have chosen not to mention Huawei in their 5G guidelines though.

Oh yes, military use.

Germany and France, which were also mulling bans, have said they would increase security measures to safeguard against backdoors into communication channels that are feared to be part of Huawei’s technology. The countries have chosen not to mention Huawei in their 5G guidelines though.

Several European countries including Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium are still on the fence about possible bans. An outright ban might prove especially difficult in Europe, where Huawei is now supplying a third of telecommunication systems, up from next to none a decade ago. Dutch telecom provider KPN, for example, has excluded the Chinese company from the core of its 5G network upgrade.

Italian, Argentinian, Brazilian, and Russian governments have all come forward saying that they will not attempt to limit the company’s role. Despite the initial worry, South Korea, The Philippines, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries have already implemented Huawei technology for 5G networks, if in a limited capacity, also making the probability of an upcoming ban quite low.

After the U.S. unveiled a high-profile case against Huawei in January, which includes allegations of fraud, stealing trade secrets, and skirting U.S. sanctions against Iran, many fear that the company is not independent enough from the Chinese government and might be an entryway for spying.

Australia effectively banned Huawei and another Chinese telecom firm, ZTE, last year when it applied national security rules to companies supplying equipment to telecoms firms.

New Zealand has blocked Huawei from supplying one mobile network with 5G equipment but has not yet ruled out all Huawei 5G contracts completely.

These two countries, along with the UK and Canada, make up the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network with the US.

The UK is still reviewing its 5G telecoms policy and may allow Huawei to supply “non-core” 5G components, such as antenna masts.

Canada is still weighing up its decision over Huawei.

The United States has effectively blocked all Huawei involvement in its 5G networks. (This is because The United States wants to have its own 5g network. Military?

Why would countries ban this high-speed network?

So What are the Health Issues?

The telecommunication industry and its experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of “fear-mongering” over the advent of wireless technology’s 5G. Since much of our research is publicly funded, we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells us about the health risks of wireless radiation.

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced through a press release that the commission will soon reaffirm the radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits that the FCC adopted in the late 1990s. These limits are based upon a behavioral change in rats exposed to microwave radiation and were designed to protect us from short-term heating risks due to RFR exposure.

Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biological and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

The scientists who signed this appeal arguably constitute the majority of experts on the effects of nonionizing radiation. They have published more than 2,000 papers and letters on EMF in professional journals.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RFR as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 2011. Last year, a $30 million study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) found “clear evidence” that two years of exposure to cell phone RFR increased cancer in male rats and damaged DNA in rats and mice of both sexes. The Ramazzini Institute in Italy replicated the key finding of the NTP using a different carrier frequency and much weaker exposure to cell phone radiation over the life of the rats.

Based on the research published since 2011, including human and animal studies and mechanistic data, the IARC has recently prioritized RFR to be reviewed again in the next five years. Since many EMF scientists believe we now have sufficient evidence to consider RFR as either a probable or known human carcinogen, the IARC will likely upgrade the carcinogenic potential of RFR in the near future.

The latest cellular technology, 5G, will employ millimeter waves for the first time in addition to microwaves that have been in use for older cellular technologies, 2G through 4G. Given limited reach, 5G will require cell antennas every 100 to 200 meters, exposing many people to millimeter-wave radiation. 5G also employs new technologies (e.g., active antennas capable of beam-forming; phased arrays; massive multiple inputs and outputs, known as massive MIMO) which pose unique challenges for measuring exposures.

Millimeter waves are mostly absorbed within a few millimeters of human skin and in the surface layers of the cornea. Short-term exposure can have adverse physiological effects on the peripheral nervous system, the immune system, and the cardiovascular system. The research suggests that long-term exposure may pose health risks to the skin (e.g., melanoma), the eyes (e.g., ocular melanoma), and the testes (e.g., sterility).

Some Other Theories That Should Be Considered

Some 5G conspiracy theorists contend that the new network generates radiofrequency radiation that can damage DNA and lead to cancer; cause oxidative damage that can cause premature aging; disrupt cell metabolism; and potentially lead to other diseases through the generation of stress proteins. (Mar 31, 2020)

It can cause radiation sickness, burns, cancer, and even genetic damage. … It is important to be clear that 5G wireless technology is a form of non-ionizing radiation.

The Bottom Line.

I live in Canada. There are a lot of cell phones out there that have the capability of using the 5g network. The problem is we do not have any 5g network towers. Our phones will be able to use this technology when and if Canada decides to erect these towers. As I have mentioned, Canada is still sitting on the fence.

Also, we have one little note:

Meng Wanzhou steps out of her US$4.2 million mansion, a GPS monitor strapped to her ankle, and slips into a chauffeured black SUV. Then she’s off, largely free to roam the shops and restaurants within 100 square miles of Vancouver until her 11 p.m. curfew.

So goes another day of house arrest for Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co. and daughter of the billionaire founder of China’s biggest telecom provider. It is, by all appearances, a comfortable life for someone at the center of a complex power game.

Communications with military satellites out there in outer space will be a matter of nanoseconds. I can see certain countries wanting this technology. Personally, I am happy with the speed of my cheap mobile phone. Yes, there are internet network advantages too. Personally, I own a Buick, not a Lamborghini, there are always consequences. Please do your own research as I can only provide you with my research which may fall short, but I hope it helps you to be informed about the 5g network and the potential risks.

Thank you for reading,


Comments are welcome

16 thoughts on “5g Network Health Risks”

  1. Just about two or three weeks prior to the national lock down in our country (South Africa) there were also some whatsapp messages sent around on numerous groups. It alerted people about the enormous health risk which the 5G networks will render. Some of the viral videos showed high levels of radiation on a so-called radiation meter, another person explained how the corona virus is actually the result of these 5G networks. I really did not pay much attention, because these messages and videos, were really so out of place, and obviously meant to stir up sensation, and to be honest, to get expert advice from a “guy on the street”, like these two specific message/videos, I’m referring to…it just doesn’t work for me.

    My bottom line question is this: If this 5G network is such a health hazard, what about the people who will be in constant close proximity to upgrade or maintain them? 

    • Hi Andre,

      Thank you for your comments. I did search for a link between 5g networks and the coronavirus, but they have all been dismissed. Yes, China was the first country to create a 5g network. The US was not as happy as they were in a race with China. The CFO of the company, Huawei is under house arrest in Canada and has been for a while. The US is trying to extradite her. Anyone in close proximity will be exposed to unknown levels of radiation. The telecommunication giants say it is safe. Money and profit come first. We know what the cigarette companies did to us and continue to do to us. Second-hand smoke was accepted at one time.

      Best wishes,


  2. This is an extremely interesting article. While we all keep hearing about this 5G network and how great the data speeds will be, we do not hear much about the potentially negative side of this. With all the information out there about cell phones being a potential cause of cancer there really should be more research done on anything before it is implemented or used by the public. I don’t know about you, but I am sick of hearing about all of the things we have been using for years causing cancer and then being the subject of a lawsuit. 

    • Hi amzak24,

      Thank you for your comments. For the longest period of time, we were exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke. Until proven otherwise I think we need to put a hold on the 5g networks until it is proven scientifically safe. For me, anything that is radioactive is not safe. Plus they have to produce numerous towers to make 5g work. So much for the birds and bees. We have to take into consideration that money talks. Profit has always been put ahead of health.

      Best wishes,


  3. What a great and concise article about the fast rising and touted 5g networks. I have looked high and low for articles to give me information on the introduction of 5g and its’ affect on people and have not found anything near the quality of your information. I did not know there was a potential radiation risk associated with 5g. And why would anyone tell us? It is the money of course! It does appear it will definitely be of use to the military, which is a good thing if it enhances security of our country and is a safe asset for out troops.
    Thank you for your excellent article and I will definitely refer it to anyone who brings up 5g to me!
    Dwayne Scheer

    • Hi Dwayne,

      Thank you for your comments. We are exposed to radiation in multiple ways. Computers, TV’s, microwaves, but to hold something to your ear while it is producing radiation scares me. All cell phones produce radiation, the worry with the 5g network is the towers that need to be erected to make this network work. The military can communicate with satellites in outer space in less than a matter of seconds. Give this technology to a superpower country, and we will have more worries than just our health. China and the US were in a huge race for 5g network capabilities.

      Best wishes,


  4. This is really good for anyone who feels that 5G will change their lives in a negative way. Given the information here shows what we can or might expect 5G to do to our health. I think that we need hard data on this new technology before placing it in the public. The last thing we need right now is people dying on a massive scale from a technology that was supposed to benefit us. If the hard data shows real potential damage, then I’d care less for this technology. I applaud others for standing up for their health concerns. Thanks for the review.

    • Hi John,

      Thank you for your comments. I agree with you, we need hard data. Governments and very rich telecommunication giants are in charge of this. I hope money does not do the talking here. What good is a 5g network if our health is jeopardized.

      Best wishes,


  5. As technology evolve we are getting much creative, With 5G on it’s way the transformation that could take place  in a few decade is on thinkable. Radiation of any kind is not healthy. I live in the caribbean and I hope that we keep away from it, while I can understand it could be very intriguing.
    If 5G conspiracy theorists contend that the new network generates radio frequency radiation that can damage DNA, Then what are we doing with it? It looks like it can cause more harm than good. Great review, looking forward to follow you on your journey.

    • Hi Marcia,

      Thank you for your comments. The amount of radiation we already are exposed to is beyond comprehension. The use of any kind of cell phone for extended periods of time. A lot of us sit in front of a computer for long periods of time. All we can do is hope our health concerns come first. Usually, money talks, and that is unfortunate.

      Best wishes,


  6. Thanks for sharing such an article that is worth debating.Despite the benefit of 5G network,it is important to consider it’s harmful role on humans,in recent time,the 5G network as seen by some country triggers the pandemic the world is suffering today and the death of many.it is also important to note that technology is meant to be used by humans,if such technology is hampering the health of humans,then it is not worth while.

    • Hi edahnewton1,

      Thank you for your comments. I really do not think a person’s health should be jeopardized by technological advancements. It can be put on hold until it has been proven to be safe.

      Best wishes,


  7. I have been looking forward to post like this.

    I believe that the 5g network is not good without any concrete evidence but with these evidence stated out here I am convinced that it is really not good. A radiation that can damage the skin, alter DNA and also cause cancer is not something I want o embrace.

    I pray the government of my country do not accept this network, they should totally ban this network as other countries like the US has done.


    • Hi Lizzychris, 

      Thank you for your comments. The 5g network does scare me. The only reason the US has it banned is that they want to develop their own 5g network. They were in a huge race with China. Their reasons I do believe were strictly military. This is not a fact but just a theory that many support. 

      Best wishes,


  8. Technology over the year is really at it’s best as scientists are on a current basis making life easy for us all. At the Verge of introducing the 5G network, people where happy not until there came up certain statement linking the current ravaging pandemic called corona virus to the network.
    Some people claim it frequency is harmful to human health , a fact I never will succumb to. We pray a solution comes up soon for this ravaging pandemic…

    • Hi evans,

      Thank you for your comments. As mentioned in my article there is no evidence to support the claim that the 5g network is in any way linked to the coronavirus. I too pray for a solution to this ravaging pandemic.

      Best wishes,



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