Yet More Studies Show That 5G Isn't Hurting You
from the stop-getting-your-news-from-YouTube dept
On the one hand, you have a wireless industry falsely claiming that 5G is a near mystical revolution in communications, something that’s never been true (especially in the US). Then on the other hand you have oodles of internet crackpots who think 5G is causing COVID or killing people on the daily, something that has also never been true. In reality, most claims of 5G health harms are based on a false 20 year old graph, and an overwhelming majority of scientists have made it clear that 5G is not killing you (in fact several incarnations are less powerful than 4G).
Last week, more evidence emerged that indicates that no, 5G isn’t killing you. Researchers from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia both released studies last week in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. Both studies are among the first to look exclusively at 5G, and the only people who’ll be surprised by their findings get all of their news from email forwards and YouTube. From an ARPANSA press statement on its first study’s findings:
“?In conclusion, a review of all the studies provided no substantiated evidence that low-level radio waves, like those used by the 5G network, are hazardous to human health,? said Dr Karipidis, Assistant Director, Assessment and Advice at ARPANSA.”
The second study, which focused on RF energy specifically in the millimeter wave band (the ultra-fast but limited range variant of 5G) also found no health impact that could be replicated by other studies:
“?This meta-analysis of the experimental studies also presented little evidence of an association between millimetre waves and adverse health effects,? said Dr Karipidis. “Studies that did report biological effects were generally not independently replicated and most of the studies reviewed employed low-quality methods of exposure assessment and control.”
Now that doesn’t mean these studies are the definitive answer to questions surrounding 5G’s impact on human health, but the evidence we do have continues to indicate that the technology isn’t killing you. Granted the actual underlying scientific evidence is headed in the complete, opposite direction of the conspiracy theorists and assorted dipshits who’ve been attacking telecom infrastructure (or employees) because some supplement-grifting nitwit said so on YouTube.
The reality is, and continues to be, that 5G isn’t interesting enough to warrant hyperventilation over its supposed revolutionary impact on communications, or its supposed diabolical impact on human health. But since neither opinion is a real money maker, the truth continues to play second fiddle to bullshit, whether it’s coming from the mouths of wireless carriers or complete crackpots.