How to protect yourself from 5G – 5G radiation
The new mobile network enables you to move around the Internet much faster. However, the 5G radiation caused by this poses health risks.
Therefore, we will tell you here how you can protect yourself from it in everyday life.
What is 5G radiation?
5G stands for the fifth generation of the mobile Internet and the wireless possibility to make calls.
The radiation is electromagnetic. Read below what the new mobile communications standard means:
- In contrast to its 4G predecessor, 5G manages speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second. This means that you can open websites almost in real-time.
- To do this, however, users also need more masts in their area. The latter send their signals to the devices they use. So the radiation comes into the body. This is particularly the case where you touch your smartphone.
- Imagine the process in wavelengths. These stand for a certain frequency. The smaller the waves are, the more energy they need and thus get deeper into your body. So if 5G radiation vibrates at a higher frequency, the latter happens to a lesser extent.
- This requires more transmission masts since such a frequency has a smaller range.
In addition to the modern 5G network, old radiation sources such as 2G, 3G, LTE, WLAN, etc. continue to run for the time being.
How to protect yourself from 5G?
Use these methods to protect yourself from 5G radiation
This way you avoid permanent radiation exposure.
How 5G radiation actually affects the human body is controversial.
Since we are also exposed to a large number of other radiation sources every day, it makes sense to protect yourself from them:
1. Make Calls Via Land Line.
Make calls from time to time via the landline. Otherwise, the hands-free function of your smartphone is an alternative.
2. Keep Cell phone Away from You.
You can either keep your cell phone away from you or, at best, put it down. This will prevent you from getting the radiation directly on your ear or face.
3. Use a well-functioning connection.
Longer calls should only be made with a well-functioning telephone connection. If this is not guaranteed, your device will emit more radiation because it tries to keep in contact.
4. Switch off Electrical Sources At Night.
Turn off all electrical sources in your bedroom overnight. Your smartphone, TV and WiFi also deserve a break. In addition, you use an alarm clock with a battery instead of your cell phone.
5. Don’t Always Carry a cell phone on your body.
Don’t use your smartphone for hours. If this is hardly possible for you, keep it away from your body. Do not carry it in your hands all the time, but instead in a tote bag or backpack.
6. Attach junction box.
Attach junction boxes, for example, WLAN or your electricity meter, in the basement or another storage room. Such systems require strong connections and therefore emit more rays.
7. Use Only Electrical source you need at a time.
Use only the electrical devices you actually need and dispose of others. The more free your household is from such radiation sources, the healthier you live.
How dangerous is radiofrequency radiation?
At the basis of all concerns about the mobile networks are radiofrequency radiation (RFR).
RFR is anything emitted in the electromagnetic spectrum, from microwaves to X-rays, radio waves, monitor light or sunlight. Clearly.
RFR is not inherently dangerous, so the problem becomes finding out under what circumstances it may be.
Scientists say the most important criterion about whether a given RFR is dangerous is whether it falls into the category of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Simply put, any radiation that is not ionizing is too weak to break chemical bonds. This includes ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and everything with a lower frequency, such as radio waves.
Everyday technologies like FM radio, Wi-Fi and power lines also fall into this range. (Microwaves are the only exception: non-ionizing, but capable of damaging tissue). Frequencies above UV, such as X-rays and gamma rays, are ionizing.
Will 5G put our health at risk?
Clear all doubts! Much has been said about the fifth generation of the mobile internet.
Although it is already active in South Korea and in some parts of the United States, there is still no concrete date for the arrival of 5G in Portugal.
But that does not mean that you should not seek to know more about this mobile internet revolution and the potential health risks.
But let’s start with the explanation.
5G is the most advanced form of mobile internet created so far, depending, like all others, on signals carried by radio waves, responsible for bridging the gap between antennas and smartphones capable of this new internet version.
Since it is a more optimized version, the 5G has a higher frequency, a higher speed and a greater capacity to support more smartphones than the versions we have used so far, 3G and 4G.
Because it is more powerful (although it needs more antennas spread out because it uses shorter frequency waves), there are those who fear that it could put health at risk, but this is still a question that science has not fully answered.
According to the World Health Organization, as the BBC reports, smartphones are not at all a risk to health, however, the organism (in partnership with IARC, the international cancer research agency), classified all types of radiofrequency radiation as possibly carcinogenic, that is,
There is still no clear evidence of the association, but the hypothesis has not been ruled out.
To calm the most alarmed, WHO has notified that exposure to electromagnetic frequencies does not cause any harm to health, provided, of course.
That the levels are below the recommended limits – something that the technological entities themselves, the WHO, the European Council and the International Commission for the Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation have to guarantee.
Several laboratory studies have already been carried out that attempted to analyze the impact of constant radiation on human health.
However, the scientific evidence obtained so far is not sufficient to associate the use of mobile phones, even with 5G internet, with the increased risk of cancer, or at least a higher risk of cancer than that caused by other factors, such as smoking, processed meat, etc.
Furthermore, the BBC continues, the radio waveband used in smartphones is not ionizing, that is, “it does not have enough energy to separate DNA and cause cell damage”, explains scientist David Robert Grimes.