What science says about 5G and its effects on our health

What science says about 5G and its effects on our health

According to what we know in science today, and based on the results of clinical studies in this regard, there is physically no reason that can explain a possible damage from exposure to a mobile phone, a cell phone antenna and even, to 5G .

If this type of radiation were really harmful through a hitherto unknown physical principle, there would be an upsurge in tumors and cancers because we have been continuously exposed to these radiations everywhere for more than a century. Environmental movements and other related activists, however, always refer to the same collections of studies (very few and generally with methodological flaws or only carried out on animals) .

The 5G conspiracy

Radiation is the phenomenon of transporting energy in a vacuum or a material medium using particles or electromagnetic waves. Depending on how radiation interacts with the matter that passes it, we can distinguish two types: ionizing and non-ionizing .

The first can break the chemical bonds of the living tissue with which it interacts. The second, on the contrary, does not have enough energy to achieve it .

Most of the radiation around us is non-ionizing, from radio and television signals to visible light. So is radiation from cell phones, as well as cell phone masts.

Despite this, there are many associations, political formations and even scientists who point out the opposite, violating the most elementary principles of physics . There are even organizations that are beginning to sabotage 5G telephone masts because they are convinced that 5G networks act as a kind of catalyst, amplifying and making the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen more lethal.

The Stop 5G movement is led by Arthur Firstenberg, one of the main proponents of electrosensitivity and other invented pseudo-diseases related to electromagnetism. One of his star tips is: "turn off Wi-Fi and mobile while you sleep."

Nocebo effect

Then? Why do people appear to be ill when they are near telephone masts or appear to be electrosensitive? Simple: because a correlation is not a cause . That something happens right after or at the moment we do something does not mean that it is a consequence of it. To find out if there is a cause and not a correlation, studies are done, and the studies have found nothing beyond the correlation.

Probably, in many cases the so-called nocebo effect takes place, just the opposite of the placebo effect. If the placebo effect occurs when a person’s body gives a positive response to a drug without any active ingredient (a simple sugar pill), as if it really were a drug with an active ingredient (for example to reduce vomiting or relieve migraine), the nocebo effect would do just the opposite: the tendency of people to feel bad when they think they have been exposed to something dangerous.

Electrosensitivity , then, would be a chronic manifestation of nocebo in coexistence with an anxiety disorder.

This fear seems to emerge with greater or lesser virulence each time a new electronic device appears that the average citizen does not fully understand. In the 1980s, for example, it happened with the use of the microwave oven. Now, simply put, it is 5G’s turn … until it goes out of style .

In conclusion, there are thousands of elements that interact with our body. We are matter and everything around us interacts with us in some way. For example, visible light, such as that emitted by a light bulb. Microwaves are still light, too, except that it is not visible to the human eye.

So if we are afraid of WiFi or microwaves, by that same logic we should be afraid of oxygen or light from a light bulb. But if we have to be afraid of something, let it be another much more dangerous source of visible light: the sun (or tanning booths ), a great generator of mutations in our DNA when we spend too much time exposed to it to tan.

A good example of how social paranoia and misconceptions or misinterpretations can lead us to absurd situations is the Seattle Chipped Windshield Epidemic, which you can see in the following video, and which shows us that the value of an idea should be measured with a rule. That is, with objective experiments, with evidence :