How much do you know about the science about the dangers of 5G internet and RMF radiation? Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of rolling out 5G internet and advocating for its benefits. However, scientists and researchers are releasing reports on the dangers of 5G technology and EMF radiation associated with the rollout.
In this article, we look at the research conducted on 5G, the facts you should know, to keep you informed.
When is 5G Rolling out in Australia?
5G internet is the next generation in mobile technology that promises to be much faster than 4G. Three of the biggest mobile networks in Australia, Vodafone, Optus, and Telstra have already started activating 5G networks in select areas across the country.
This includes the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Perth, Melbourne, Launceston, and Hobart. Despite its promise for faster and better connectivity, we have no reason today to believe that the 5G rollout is safe.
Increased EMF Exposure: The Potential Dangers Associated with the 5G Rollout
The 5G rollout will use millimetre for the first time alongside microwaves that have been used for the previous generations. As we see more uptake of the technology, 5G will require cell towers between every 100 and 200 metres. This means that more people will be exposed to millimetre wave EMF radiation.
For the successful 5G rollout, there will also be a need for new technologies such as phased arrays, active antennas with beam-forming ability, and massive multiple inputs and outputs (massive MIMO). Long-term exposure to millimetre waves may pose serious health risks to the eyes causing ocular melanoma, the skin causing melanoma, and the testes causing sterility.
When the rollout is complete, 5G will complement 4G and the combined EMF radiation will increase significantly. Cancer will not be the only risk, but there is an expected rise in reproductive harm and neurological disorders due to oxidative stress.
Sources of Wireless Radiation and “Dirty Electricity” In Your Home
Wireless devices in homes and workplaces are emitting EMF radiation without our knowledge. You also need to be aware about ‘dirty electricity’ in your home. The best protection is to identify the sources of wireless radiation and ‘dirty energy’ from circuit boards and electronic equipment.
Sources of Wireless Radiation
All wireless technology uses radiofrequency energy, which is a type of non-ionising EMF radiation. Wireless radiation is created when devices transmit information through the air via analogue signals or non-continuous pluses or bursts of energy.
Some of the most common sources of wireless radiation in your home include:
- Cell phones and smartphones
- Television and radio
- Wi-Fi and Wi-Max
- Cordless landline phones
- Tablets, laptops, and computers
- Wireless computer accessories such as keyboards, mice, and monitors
- Wireless scanners and printers
- Wireless speakers and headphones
- SMART metres and appliances
- Remote control devices
- Digital baby monitors
- Wireless security systems and fire alarms
- GPS systems and devices
- Wireless dog fences and pest control devices
While wireless technology is being touted as the future, it may also be creating a toxic environment in our homes. For this reason, it’s recommended that we take measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones from radiation emitted from wireless devices and 5g.
What is Dirty Electricity? Where ‘Dirty Electricity’ Come From?
Dirty electricity is the term used to describe spikes and surges of electromagnetic energy travelling along building wiring or power lines where only the 50/60 Hz AC electricity should be. It is a type of EMF radiation that is created by electronic devices that must change or manipulate the standard electrical current to operate.
Dirty electricity is also referred to as electrical noise, dirty power, line noise, micro-surge electrical pollution, or power line electromagnetic interference (EMI). These are the sources of dirty electricity in your home:
- Light dimmer switches
- TVs, laptops, and desktop computers
- Multi-speed fans
- Cordless phone systems
- Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
- Solar power systems
- Video game systems
- Home entertainment systems
- SMART metre and appliances
- Wi-Fi modems and routers
- Cell phone and laptop chargers
Dirty electricity comes about because most devices today do not use the standard AC electricity. They must manipulate electrical current to operate. Once created, dirty electricity spreads throughout your home via the wiring and may emit a potentially harmful EMF radiation.
How Groups and Individuals Are Successfully Opposing 5G
Telecommunication giants in Australia continue to face opposition against their 5G rollout as individuals, groups, and communities oppose future tower proposals. Here are some of the groups and individuals that are successfully opposing 5G:
- The Currumbin Valley and Lathlain residents
- Residents of the Sutherland Shire region
- Northern Rivers
These are some of the communities and groups opposed to the 5G rollout in Australia and know the dangers of 5G and EMF rollout. Australians have been fighting against 5G technology and are forming community action groups that bring together like-minded groups.
One of the most memorable demonstrations was in Melbourne where the protesters marched from Flagstaff Gardens to Bourke Street Mall and made a stopover at Telstra’s head office on Exhibition Street.
Simple, Empowering Actions You Can Take, Here and Now to Stop the 5g Roll Out
Despite the masses rallying against the 5G rollout, the chances are that it will one day happen. This makes it necessary that you know how to protect yourself from EMF radiation. Here are simple, empowering actions you can take here and now:
- Keep a safe distance from sources of radiation
- Use electromagnetic shielding products such as shielding paint
- Get a smart metre shield
- Use Faraday cages
- Join community action groups against 5G
- Buy an EMF metre
- Power down when you are not using wireless devices such as Wi-Fi
- Use protective gloves when handling your smartphones
There are hundreds of ways that you can take today to protect yourself and loved ones from 5G radiation. However, you will need to upgrade your defences constantly to be on the safe side.
Individual Solutions and Safer, Revolutionary Technologies
Despite the uproar against 5G, there are several ways that you can take as an individual to be safe from EMF radiation. One of the most pertinent issues with 5G technology is the issue of privacy and cyber security.
What 5G is promising is the stuff of science fiction that everyone has been waiting to experience. For this reason, you need to ensure that you take measures to protect yourself from such calamities. You can take the following measures:
- Use electromagnetic shielding products to protect yourself and loved ones from incoming radiation
- Remove any device that will emit EMF radiation in your bedroom and klatches
- Be careful of the data you share via the internet and wireless networks
- Use strong passwords on all your accounts to ward off hackers
Safer and Revolutionary Technology
Did you know that there are safer technologies that could do what 5G does? Unfortunately, they remain unknown to most people. The best thing is that they are safer. Here are the technologies you need to consider:
Smarter Fibre Cables
While 5G results in using wireless transmission, the use of smarter fibre cables. There are already hundreds of kilometres of fibre optics buried in the ground and in the oceans that allow for faster transmission of information.
Many regions in Australia and the world over are investing in the installation of fibre optic cables in the ground to every school, business, and home, among other institutions. For this reason, you must urge your local representatives to push for the installation of fibre optic cables instead of 5G towers.
With that said, most of the revolutionary and safer technologies are too minute to consider as an alternative to 5G. However, you can read about what the developers have in mind and judge for yourself whether they are a better option.
The ongoing 5G rollout is attracting love and hate in equal measure. However, scientists and researchers are working around the clock to mitigate the potential health dangers that may be associated with the emitted EMF radiation. However, it’s likely that we can expect to see more data, reports & studies on 5G technology and the potential affects it may have on humans and the environment.