'Anti-5G' Jewelry Found To Be… Radioactive And Dangerous
from the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up dept
We’ve noted for years how much of the hysteria surrounding 5G health hazards aren’t based on actual science. In fact, 5G in general is arguably less powerful that previous standards; especially millimeter wave 5G, which struggles with distance and wall penetration. Most 5G health freak outs you’ll see online are often based on a twenty year old misinterpreted graph that doesn’t actually say what folks claim it does. That’s not to say it’s impossible that cellular technology could be harming human health, just that the evidence we have so far absolutely does not point in that direction.
Of course facts and data aren’t particularly popular in the post-truth era, leading to endless continued freak outs over 5G. Some of which have proven notably dangerous to wireless company technicians, who’ve been increasingly targeted by conspiracy theorists. They’ve also resulted in a sub-market of grifters, offering “solutions” to a problem that isn’t real (see this faraday cage enclosed router, for example).
Some of these grifts have proven to be a bit more harmful to their target audience however. For example the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) in the Netherlands just had to issue a warning that several brands of ?quantum pendants? and other ?negative ion? jewelry marketed as “anti-5G” were in fact radioactive and dangerous to human health:
“The consumer products tested contain radioactive materials and therefore continuously emit ionizing radiation, thereby exposing the wearer. Exposure to ionizing radiation can cause adverse health effects. Due to the potential health risk they pose, these consumer products containing radioactive materials are therefore prohibited by law. Ionizing radiation can damage tissue, and DNA and can cause, for example, red skin. Only low levels of radiation have been measured on these specific products. However, someone who wears a product of this kind for a prolonged period (a year, 24 hours a day) could expose themselves to a level of radiation that exceeds the stringent limit for skin exposure that applies in the Netherlands. To avoid any risk, the ANVS calls on owners of such items not to wear them from now on.”
One “negative ion” band was tested and was found to be emitting 2 microsieverts (or 0.000002 sieverts) of radiation every hour, or the equivalent of five dental X-Rays in a single day.
You’d like to think that people who bought radioactive jewelry to ward off unproven health hazards only to find the jewelry itself was killing them would maybe learn something from the experience, but that’s unfortunately not how any of this works. Group think reinforced gibberish belief systems take a lot of time and effort to unwind, if you hadn’t noticed by the seeming parade of conspiracy theories that never die.