The sudden advent of Coronavirus pandemic has stopped the world on its tracks. Suddenly people all over the globe are more worried about their health as compared to convenience.
In this scenario, as the 5G wireless technology is slowly making its way across the globe, manytheories about links between 5G wireless network and the coronavirus have started circulating widely online. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the radio waves used to transmit 5G has either triggered the virus or has weakened the human immune system drastically, making them more prone to COVID-19.
Health specialists and governments across the world have vehemently denied these claims. They say that there is no reason to be alarmed but this hasn’t stopped many arson attacks against cellular infrastructure in the UK and the USA.
What is the truth? Let’s find out!
What is 5G?
5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology for mobile communication and faster internet connectivity. As smartphone has become an integral part of everyone’s daily life, and has replaced many devices like personal computers and television, having a dependable and faster internet speed has become very vital in our day to day lives. With remote working, whole work force across the world is dependent on internet speed, sales now is dependent on internet marketing services.
That is exactly what 5G offers- better and faster internet speed for all. With three bandwidths and speeds reaching 1-2 Gigabits per second an entire movie can be downloaded in matter of and work files in seconds. Studies have indicated that 5G can achieve a speed of 10 gigabits per second. This is 20 times faster than 4G. 5G has more connectivity advantage and could support one million devices per square mile.
Did 5G Cause the Coronavirus Or Is it Dangerous to Our Health?
The answer to this a NO. This is the most absurd theory making rounds in the net. As per studies done and statements released by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) it is clear that 5G technology does NOT cause coronavirus.
As per the WHO and UK Public Health Agency till date there has been no evidence that can suggest that 5G can damage the immune system, cause brain tumors, cancer, anxiety attacksor have any substantial biological effect on human health.
Are 5G Towers Harmful to Human health?
We are surrounded by electromagnetic waves all the time. There are radio and electromagnetic waves from all the modern day devices like television, microwaves, mobile phones, wi-fi connectors. Even the natural source of energy- the sun is not completely safe.
For years now there are many studies going on about possible health effects of mobile tower radiation. There have been several claims that radio airwaves cause cancer, reduced fertility, cause headaches in children and may be the root cause of many other illnesses.
But no one has been able to prove the same ever. Experts have time and again said that while more study on the wavelengths used by 5G would be helpful, there is nothing so far that suggests that 5G towers can cause any kind of harm to human health. Rather in the age of digital transformation and internet marketing5G is a boon for many.
In What Way Is 5G Safe?
According to many experts on the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation, radio waves become safer at higher frequencies, not more dangerous. And 5G is very high frequency. Higher the electromagnetic spectrum, lesser risk health risk.
The electromagnetic waves used by the modern day mobile phone networks is non-ionising. And as per health experts the non -ionising radiation cannot harm our bodies as they cannot break the DNA or cause any kind of cellular damage.
The good news for all digital marketing companies people dependent on internet speed for work is that the frequency range of the 5G signals all over the world will be well within the non-ionising band of the electromagnetic spectrum and well below any kind of health hazard.
But we must at the same time remember that any kind of over-exposure to technology is not good for human health. Being hooked to gadgets and technology all day will always be harmful and 5G is not anything unique.
Best way out is to be balanced while using any tech, take advantage of it to make life easier but at the same time not get addicted to the technology and gadget.