As with 4G and WiFi, among other tools, the discussion is imposed on the possible harmful effects on health that the future connection may have.
The new technology has been tested since mid-2018 in the Spanish cities of Segovia and Talavera de la Reina, despite the fact that its inhabitants have already made public their dissatisfaction with the decision to be the “guinea pigs”. The implementation of this technology is scheduled in 2020 in the European Union and in the United States it began to work in 2019 and it will take a few years to cover the entire nation.
Basically 5G is a new technical reference for wireless networks that gives users higher speed, less latency (delay in connecting) and the possibility of connecting several devices without overwhelming the network. In addition, with this new technology, more users, numerous sensors and a lot of traffic can be accommodated.
The debate began given the high frequencies (53-78 Ghz) of 5G, with greater capacity to penetrate the human body and its possible relationship with hypersensitivity syndromes to electromagnetic fields (EMF).
Scientific studies warned of the possible consequences of technology in the face of the effects of EMF. More than 200 personalities from the medical and scientific community from 40 countries have made a public call to avoid the installation of 5G networks.
For his part, David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and Environment and linked to the WHO, stated that an increase in exposure to radio frequencies emitted by 5G and a wider implementation due to the appearance of hundreds of antennas, can increase the cancer cases and attention deficit disorders.
From the Geoenvironmental Health Foundation, located in Madrid, Spain, they reported that the deployment of 5G technology will have a significant increase in the exposure of the population and the environment to electromagnetic radiation.
According to the Spanish environmental body, this pollution includes increased risk of cancer, cellular stress, increased harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes in the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders and negative impacts. in the general well-being of human beings.
On the other hand, there are those who do not find inconveniences in the new technology. The Scientific Advisory Committee of Radio frequencies and Health, ensures that the 5G network is totally safe after the analysis of experts in magnetism who have evaluated and dispelled doubts about the impact of the network on people.
At the moment, there is no firm conclusion about the effects of 5G on health. For this reason, both Carpenter and other specialists in radio frequencies asked to consider the application of the European Precautionary Principle, which consists of the so-called “white areas”, which are radio-frequency-free spaces where people who have Electrohypersensitivity can go, that is, They suffer from headaches, fatigue and other problems when exposed to the waves emitted by antennas, electrical installations or even household appliances.