The fears surrounding the use of mobile phones and the increase in radiation waves have an increasing impact on the human body. While in Turkey 5G (fifth generation) technology is not active, several countries began to use 5G. So are the concerns about this technology adversely affecting human health?
Today, the USA and South Korea are among the countries that have just started using the 5G mobile network. The number of countries using the 5G mobile network will increase in the second half of 2019, according to the announcement. The first tests for the 5G technology in Turkey began in 2018. Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated “last November in 2020, we plan to offer 5G service to the people.”
What is the difference of 5G mobile network from other networks?
5G, the newest generation of mobile communications, provides users with a much faster speed than the current Internet speed. The 5G mobile network uses higher frequencies and bandwidth while providing wireless data transfer at 10 Gbit per second.
In previous “G” networks, frequencies between 700 MHz and 6 GHz were used. The 5G network is expected to operate at 28 to 100 GHz. In other words, the 4G network is 10 times faster than the 3G network. The 5G network is 1000 times faster than the 4G network.
Serious radiation damage of 2G, 3G and 4G
About 250 scientists around the world have recently met at the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Experts have determined that wireless telephones (with 2G, 3G and 4G networks) and other radio-frequency emitting devices have a negative impact on human health due to the electromagnetic field they created and they collected signatures on this issue.
Scientists have proven that these networks have effects such as cancer risk, stress, genetic damage, increased structural and functional changes in the reproductive system, learning, memory loss and neurological disorders on humans.
How's the situation for 5G?
With an expanded 5G network, large amounts of data and more antennas in urban areas may be required to provide faster wireless transmission. Scientists claim that no one can escape the harmful effects of radiation in this case. They say that we are already exposed to radiation with 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. The wireless network companies in the US say that about 300,000 new antennas should be installed for the 5G network. This creates great fear and alarm in some neighborhoods of the United States.
Insects and plants may also be affected by 5G
Although little is known about the long-term health effects of waves emitted from 5G antennas; Joel Moskowitz, a public health expert at the University of California, Berkeley, said that even short-term exposure to these waves could be problematic. Moskowitz said the eyes and sweat glands may be particularly at risk. He also added that the 5G network can affect the life of plants and insects.
5G can increase many health problems
From Santa Clara Medical Association, the article published by Cindy Russell states that 5G wavelengths can lead to heart problems, birth defects, decreased antibiotic sensitivity, cataract problems, and immune system problems. Russell also calls for the need to make security arrangements because 5G has a negative impact on health. The negative effects of mobile phone use and radiation on health have already been expressed for a long time. In this case, the introduction of 5G signals into our lives is thought to be a serious concern for health problems.
Belgium does not use 5G due to health concerns
According to reports, the pilot regional project to provide high-speed 5G wireless internet in Brussels has been halted due to fear of citizens' health. Brussels Environment Minister Celine Fremault said “Brussels is not a guinea pig. The radiation standards of 5G are not suitable for public health. So we can't accept this technology.”