Many articles do indeed stipulate that 5G wireless signals are safe for humans, however many are still afraid. Novotech has put together this article from numerous technology-based publications about health risks and dangers associated with 5G.
People are afraid of 5G because there is a possible link between wireless signals and certain types of cancer, but the scientific consensus is that there is no apparent connection.
There is a significant amount of research on the potential effects of wireless technology and its health effects. Cellular signals, WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, television and radio broadcasts, and microwave ovens have been studied for their effect on nature, animals, and humans. The scientific consensus is that wireless technology causing cancer is "possible." But "possible" is not "probable," and it far from "confirmed." For a longer and more descriptive explanation, head over to WhistleOut's article here.
Coronavirus and 5G in Canada
Since coronavirus originated in China, many have drawn outlandish conclusions that 5G, Huawei and COVID-19 are all intertwined.
Many started to believe that 5G caused the spread of the pandemic due to propaganda around the disease. There's no scientific consensus
that connects 5G and the COVID-19 epidemic. The reason websites and individuals are pushing this idea is to benefit financially. Many comments online warn about the dangers of 5G, and then link to sites that sell holistic solutions with no scientific merit.
Pay Attention To Your Sources
We based this article off of WhistleOut's 5G in Canada article.WhistleOut is an independent company with a mission to provide the public with complete and accurate information about the overwhelming world of wireless communications. Mobile carriers advertise on their site but aim to provide consumers with unbiased and transparent information. We also used digital trends and the FDA to provide you with this information.
Verdict: Is 5G Safe or Dangerous?
5G in Canada uses the same frequencies previously used with 4G broadcasts. High-frequency and low-frequency 5G won't deploy until at least 2021, so cellular signals are just as safe today as they've ever been.
The scientific consensus on current wireless communications is that they operate within safe levels. In the U.S., the FDA has also approved 5G technology, or it would not be running. According to the FDA website, "To date, there is no consistent or credible scientific evidence that health problems are caused by the exposure to radio-frequency energy emitted by cell phones (see Review of Published Literature between 2008 and 2018 of Relevance to Radiofrequency Radiation and Cancer."
A very recent study performed by the National Toxicology Program denotes that high exposure to 2G and 3G RF radiation led to cancerous heart tumour development in male rats. NTP senior scientist John Butcher noted that the levels and duration of exposure to RF radiation were much more significant than people's experience with even the highest amount of cell phone use. So, the findings should not be directly applied to consumer cell phone usage. 5G likely differs drastically from 2G and 3G, so further studies are necessary, which are now going on at the FDA.
It's also important to understand that most frequencies for 5G have been used for many years on things like TV broadcasts and other data transmissions. Because of that, if 5G is unsafe, we've been using "unsafe" frequencies for decades. If you want to learn more about what Novotech has to say about 5G, you can find all of our 5G content here.