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Since the first cell phones came on the market, there have been discussions about the effects of mobile phone radiation on people. In the meantime, there are already numerous studies on this. But what is known about the effects of 5G?
Up to now, the frequencies for the mobile network have been less than 2.6 gigahertz. For the 5G network, we are now dealing with frequencies from 2 to 3.8 GHz. The higher the frequency, the lower the range. For the 5G network, more transmission masts are therefore needed to cover the same area.
Network operators in Germany defend this opinion:
There is no danger associated with this, as the applicable maximum values protect the users.
While most experts do not panic, there is a well-founded duty of care.
Previous studies show:
A statistical correlation between the increase in cancer and mobile phone use does not necessarily say anything about the cause - and that does not seem to be the case at present.
Whether cell phone radiation, especially in the 5G range, actually leads to health issues can only be proven by further, very rigorous long-term studies. However, there are only a few of these studies to date - and they have only investigated the old mobile phone standards.
Common transmission masts for mobile radio are generally not considered to be a health risk. The electromagnetic radiation decreases with the square of the distance. This means that the radiation absorbed from mobile phones is generally higher than from cell phone masts - for which there are fixed safety distances.
The more cell phone masts transmit, the less strong their signals must be. The same applies to the cell phone itself, whose reception has a decisive influence on how much transmitting power the cell phone has to provide. The worse the reception, the greater the possible radiation exposure. With more cell phone masts, the average exposure can therefore even be reduced.
Additional studies and scientific research results on the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) can be found on the EMF Website of RWTH Aachen University.