Using the Millime Range Spectrum (MMWave) for higher data transmission rates is one of the biggest achievements in the development of 5G, the next generation of cellular technology after 4G LTE.
However, many people are confident that the high-frequency spectrum can have a detrimental effect on human health. In addition, everything went so far that many different conspiracy theories 5G began to appear.
Consumer fears about the fact that radio frequency radiation can increase the risk of cancer's tumors, existed long before the cellular tower appeared.
Specific information on this occasion was given a sanitary supervision of the quality of food and US drugs. This government agency responsible for the protection of public health through control and supervision is not only for food and drugs, but also for devices emitting electromagnetic radio frequencies.
Just below, we will describe in detail what exactly they are talking in management, as well as supplement the article with information received from the American oncological society and the International Cancer Study Agency.
What is radio frequency radiation?
To begin with, radiofrequency radiation should be determined. In fact, radiation is not such an awesome term, as it may seem at first glance. Radiation is a radiation of energy from any source, which means that even heat emanating from our bodies is considered radiation.
Radio frequency radiation is simply another name of radio waves. According to the aforementioned sanitary supervision control of the quality of food and drugs of the United States (FDA), radio frequency radiation "is one of the forms of electromagnetic energy, which consists of electric and magnetic energy waves moving together (emitted) in space."
Radiation, as a rule, can be ionizing or non-ionizing.
ionizing radio wave - ultra-voltage-frequency electromagnetic wave capable of harming your DNA and ultimately lead to the formation of tumors (including malignant).
Neonizing radiation can not have such a detrimental effect. Radio waves used in wireless technologies, such as 5G, are not ionizing when it comes to the effects of electromagnetic fields.
Is radio frequency radiation safe?
Radio waves emitted by cell phones are located at the low-energy end of the spectrum, which makes them much safer than EMP radiation, such as X-ray or gamma rays. The latter emit ionizing radio waves, that is, they have enough energy to ionize an atom or molecule and, thus, damage the human cell DNA (which can lead to cancer).
However, radio waves emitted by the telephone have enough energy only to move or fluctuate atoms in the molecule, but not for ionization. This means that such radio frequency radiation does not cause cancer and does not damage the DNA cells. Nevertheless, today various scientific research continues relating to the effects of non-ionizing radiation and their impact on the human body.
In 2018, experts from the FDA noted that the effect of radio frequency energy emitted by cellular smartphones remains at an acceptable level and does not carry the health of the population.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US National Toxicological Program (NTP) also do not officially confirm that radio frequency radiation causes cancer.
Meanwhile, the International Cancer Study Agency (IARC) under the World Health Organization classifies radio frequency radiation as "possibly carcinogenic for a person": at least one of the studies have discovered a possible connection between using a mobile phone and a certain type of brain tumor.
However, it is worth noting that IARC refers coffee and body powder based on Talc to the same category "possibly carcinogenic" objects.
In one of the latest studies conducted by the National Toxicological Program (NTP), the high effect of the radio frequency radiation 2G and 3G led to the development of a malignant tumor of the heart in males rats.
However, the Senior Researcher NTP John Butcher noted that it is impossible to directly compare the impact in experiments and the impact to which a person uses a mobile phone cannot be exposed to.
In the conducted research, the rat and mouse were exposed to the irradiation of the entire body. In people, on the contrary, only concrete fabrics are exposed to radiation - where a person holds his phone. In addition, the level of radiation and the duration of exposure in the experiments were higher than those testing people.
In addition, the Butcher warned that 5G technology is likely to drastically differ from 2G and 3G technologies, so further research is needed, which will better explore the potential impact of radiation.
And what about 5G?
FDA declares that today the current security limits when exposed to radio frequency cell phones remain acceptable to protect public health.
However, much depends on the frequency of the device. 5G has other restrictions, if compared with other technologies.
"Considering that our main goal is to protect the health of the population, the FDA has studied many sources of scientific and medical data relating to the possibility of adverse effects for the health of people and animals as a result of the impact of radio frequency energy, and will continue to do it EXle the publication of new scientific data. "
The control also noted that on the official website you can find a list of current studies of the potential biological effect of radio frequency waves.
Moreover, the overwhelming majority of frequencies used to work 5G in the past were used for other purposes, including television and other.
Thus, even if the 5G network is unsafe, it only suggests that we used the "unsafe" frequencies for decades (with a banal TV viewer). Given that the increase in the incidence of cancer was not observed, it becomes clear that these radio waves do not affect the human body.
Based on the data of expert agencies and various studies, there is no reason to assume that the new generation 5G network represents a significant risk to people health However, on this topic it is necessary to carry out additional research.
If you are of those who exhibit caution, you can reduce the overall impact of radio frequency radiation at any time (as in the case of microwave radiation). For example, put the phone away from the bed during sleep. This will not only give peace of mind, but also will contribute to a healthier routine of the day before bedtime - an absolutely win-win version for the body.
However, the assumption that radio waves, including millimeters, negatively affect the overall health of health, turned out to be incorrect.