Telecommunications and tech companies will tell you its revolutionary technology that will make our lives easier, faster and more effective. But at what cost? 5G is still a very new and poorly understood technology – so we really don’t yet fully comprehend how it could impact us physically or psychologically.

For this reason, 240 scientists came together in the EMF Scientist Appeal to research and assess what the potential health risks could be. This peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) resulted in calls for governments to impose stronger exposure limits.

     According to the research paper, “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

     As a new technology, there is very little research or information available with reference to the health effects of 5G. So we’re navigating the risks without a map or compass. Further to this, there is sufficient evidence to support the fact that the negative effects of 2G, 3G and 4G are very real and at times deadly. Very little is being done by governments globally to fund the necessary research to understand how these new technologies impact humans, the fauna and the flora. Anecdotally, we are seeing increases in certain types of head and neck tumors and these increases are consistent with results from case-control studies of tumor risk in heavy cell phone users.

    Further to this, 5G will not replace 4G for a significant amount of time, the world simply isn’t ready for it and there will be a transition period. This means that we are being simultaneously exposed to different types of Radio Frequencies and consequently we’re substantially increasing our risk of harm. Cancer is not the only risk either, evidence supports the notion that radio frequency exposure can also cause neurological disorders and reproductive harm. Further to this, being constantly surrounded by technology and radio frequencies is impacting our brain’s ability to operate effectively at different frequencies. Particularly when we sleep and our brain’s frequency drops to delta waves.

    Ultimately, the onus will be on each of us to reduce our own exposure. To do so, we need to ensure we take the time to detoxify ourselves from technology and to minimise our use of it. Take some time to get out of the city and away from technology – switch your phone off and just enjoy the simple art of being. Another easy way to reduce your radio frequency exposure is to switch off all non-essential technology at night and keep phones and routers out of the bedroom. We cannot change the fact that the technology is coming – but we can choose how we use and don’t use it.