Can we pump the brakes on 5G?

I came across this video on my feed today and it is a topic I have wanted to write about for a while.  It seems like the push for 5G everywhere has become ramped up in the past year.  Whatever one’s position is on 5G, I think most people can agree that it warrants a far more in-depth investigation into its potential health effects on a population, especially when the towers that need to be installed are no longer 1000s of feet or several miles away but rather only a couple hundred feet and far more numerous throughout neighborhoods and right next to homes.

Sites like infowars.com present far more concerns about privacy instead of just the health risks.  And sure, you can laugh at infowars, but they seem to be a far more reliable news source these days than a lot of others out there.

Take a look at the video if you are interested.  A few interesting takeaways I didn’t realize:

  • The weaker your cell signal, the more radiation your phone puts out to make the connection with the cell tower
  • There are studies out there that link exposure to brain cancers like glioblastomas (GBM)
  • The acceptable levels of RF exposure via each country’s guidelines show that we allow waaaaaay more here in the USA than most other countries, including China by orders of magnitude.
  • It is usually telling when a country like Israel bans Wi-Fi in schools for worries of exposure.

Judge for yourself.  It would always seem prudent to err on the side of caution before rolling out massive technologies too quickly without knowing the consequences.  It seems like the potential risks outweigh the benefits by a large margin at this point.  Are people really that unsatisfied with the current speeds we download at?  Enough to warrant this potential risk?

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