5G has been the talk of the town for a while now. People are rightfully excited about this new tech and the opportunity to use the internet at blazing fast speeds.
Companies are super excited to be able to finally manufacture IoT devices that are designed to make our lives easier. Things like home assistants and smart appliances are going to be more and more common now that 5G is finally rolling out.
This will also be a major factor in the development of autonomous tech like self-driving cars because of its low latency. That being said, people are also worried about radiation and the impact it will have on our health.
In this article, we aim to take a look at the basics of 5G, how it affects our body, and if our computers will give off more radiation while we are connected to the 5G network.
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The basics of 5G
5G stands for the fifth generation and the name is indicative of the fifth generation of telecom internet service.
5G promises to deliver never before seen speeds and offers a massive bandwidth that will practically let all human beings living on this planet access the internet at ultra-high speeds without compromising on quality.
5G is able to do this by employing high energy waveforms and encoding data within those waveforms. Since they are of a higher frequency, they can carry more data thus enabling a speedy connection.
However, high-frequency waves are limited by their wavelengths, meaning the distance that these waves can travel is limited.
For the longest time, this had stopped 5G from being the practical next step in our telephone networks, however now operators have found a solution to tackle this very issue.
Their solution includes installing thousands of mini-towers in close proximity to each other. Now every time a wave starts tapering off, the tower can pick it up, amplify it and transmit it forward.
This goes on till it reaches its destination. In this way, the operators can still provide ultra-high-speed internet without any delays or network data losses.
5G promises a 100X jump from the numbers typical of 4G. This is obviously a monumental jump and has people excited.
But doctors and scientists alike have raised questions about its radiation impact on us. We know that all electronic devices give out radiation but people are really worried about being in direct contact with such high radiation frequencies and the effect it will have on their bodies.
The medical effects of 5G radiation
As we mentioned earlier, 5G uses high-frequency waveforms to transmit data. These waves can easily penetrate our skin and interact with our biological systems on a cellular level.
Although these are non-ionizing radiations (meaning they aren’t strong enough to break an atom), they still have enough power to increase thermal activity and put our bodies under stress.
The body under stress starts to underperform and compensate for it. A little exposure to this radiation is fine since the body can heal itself pretty quickly but regular and continuous exposure can compromise our immune systems and leave the body vulnerable to a lot of really serious diseases.
There are several short and long term conditions that are associated with 5G radiation. The most common ones are listed below.
These tend to manifest in different people in different amplitudes but everyone who’s worked long hours in front of the computer or spends too much time on their phones will recognize these symptoms.
Some of the most common short term symptoms of 5G radiation exposure are:
- Loss of attention span
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Loss of taste
- Poor hearing
- Blurred vision
- Increased production of melanin resulting in black spots under eyes and face
- Irregular sleep schedules
There are long term side effects of radiation as well which are quite scary. However, these are still hypotheses and not yet verified since they take at least 25 – 30 years to manifest and it hasn’t been that long since their innovation.
That being said, there is a strong reason to suggest that the below-listed diseases are a direct result of continued radiation exposure and we have preliminary data to back it up. Some of the most common long term radiation exposure symptoms are:
- Acute loss of hearing
- Loss of weight
- Compromised liver function
- Thickening of blood
- Early-onset Alzheimer’s
- Heart disease
Does my computer give off more radiation while using 5G?
Not really. If you were to measure the amount of radiation that is being emitted now by your computer versus the amount while connected to a 5G network, the quantum of radiation would be more or less the same.
However, you need to understand that 5G waveforms are fundamentally different from what we have historically used. Thus, it need not be more in quantum to cause more damage to our bodies.
5G radiation is high frequency and because of that can interfere with our biosystems to a greater degree. Your computer won’t give off more radiation than it is currently doing but those radiations can do much more damage now than ever before.
If you are someone who spends a significant chunk of the day in front of the computer, you would be well advised to take precautions against it and look for ways to counter such massive exposure levels.
Also, we do not know yet if our current computers would be capable of connecting to 5G networks. If they can, we also have to look into if they need a special device to enable that connection.
That device would likely be a cesspool of radiation and you would do well to distance yourself from it as much as you possibly can.
If our existing computers cannot connect to 5G networks and new models are introduced, we need to study their radiation patterns and understand what we are dealing with in terms of radiation.
It is expected that the radiation levels would be consistent with our current machines, however, the energy readings of those waveforms would be significantly higher.
It is therefore imperative that each one of us does our due diligence and read up on the risks of radiation as much as we can. There are a lot of awesome products out there that do phenomenal work in protecting us from radiation and it is a good idea to invest in those.
However, beware of unknown brands and questionable products. On our website, we have detailed reviews of these anti-radiation products for you to peruse through.
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- Is it a good idea to install a smart home assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant?
There are several concerns that have been raised about these smart home assistants for quite some time. From data protection to invasion of privacy, there are major concerns that need real attention before we can truly integrate these devices into our everyday lives.
There have been cases of the Google Assistant recording voice in the background even when they were not running which is a major privacy concern.
Also, what Google does with the data is a cause of worry. Google is effectively building a huge portfolio of all of us and tracking every move that we make.
Essentially this means Google knows everything that’s happening in our lives and for one company to have so much power over such a massive population is really scary.
That aside, there are significant risks of EMF exposure from these smart devices. All in all the comforts that the device provides are not worth the privacy and health risks that you’d be taking. Thus my recommendation would be to steer clear of them.
- Can I sleep with Bluetooth headphones on?
A lot of people ask me if it is okay to sleep with their wireless headphones. The answer to that is a definite no. It is a terrible idea on many levels.
The first thing is obviously related to your physical health. Putting on headphones while you sleep is bound to put pressure on your ears which will cause ear pain and headaches.
That aside, you’ll be doing massive harm to your body if you expose yourself to that kind of EMF radiation. Sleeping is our body’s way of shutting down all operations to heal and grow from the inside.
It is a time when we are at our most vulnerable since all of our defenses are down. And then to blast your body with that kind of radiation without the body’s ability to fight back would mean inflicting irreversible harm that can end up being fatal to our health. Also, since the ears are so close to our head, your brains would be directly exposed which is all kinds of bad news.