There has been a lot of controversy about the new 5G network. So, I am going to break it down as best I can to share everything you need to know about 5G network.
What is 5G Network?
5G network is the 5th generation mobile network. So, we had 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G. 5G is a new global wireless standard developed after those. It enables a new kind of network that works by connecting virtually everyone and everything together. This includes machines, objects, and devices.
5G is proposing to use 53-78 GHz wavelengths which is much higher than many of our studies.
Why are We Switching to 5G?
The reason we are making the switch to 5G is because it is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity, an increase in availability, and more uniform user experience. Basically we will have higher performance and improved efficiency to connect with new industries.
5G is meant to expand the mobile ecosystem into new realms. It will impact every industry, supposedly making safer transportation, remote healthcare, precision agriculture, digitized logistics, and more.
Additionally, 5G is supposed to drive global growth with 13.2 trillion dollars of global economic output, 22.3 million new jobs, and 2.1 trillion dollars in GDP growth.
When Will 5G Fully Effect the Global Economy?
The 5G network is already here! It may not be all over the globe yet, but 5G networks started launching earlier in 2019. Today, 5G has been deployed in 35 countries and counting. In fact, there is a much faster rollout and adoption than there was with the 4G network.
Although we don’t know for sure when everyone will have 5G, it is predicted that the full economic effect will likely be realized across the globe by 2035.
Will I Need a New Phone for 5G Network?
To be able to use 5G, you will need a phone that supports the 5G network. If you don’t have one, then you won’t be able to use 5G. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t still have access to use a phone with 4G.
Is the 5G Network Dangerous to Our Health?
If you are in prepper groups, you have probably seen a lot of theories as to what 5G is capable of doing to us health wise. The reason people are concerned is because of the amount of radiation that we will be exposed to. We all know that high levels of radiation can be dangerous to us. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified radio frequency radiation as a possible 2B carcinogen back in 2011.
Thousands of studies have linked low-level radiation exposure (much lower than 5G) to a long list of problems, including:
- DNA single and double strand breaks oxidative damage
- Disruption of cell metabolism
- An increased blood brain barrier permeability
- Reduction in melatonin
- Disruption to brain glucose metabolism
- Creation of stress proteins
So, what are some of the dangers that may be present with using 5G? Here are some of the concerns:
Concerns and studies found through the ECFSAPI website. This is a government website for API documentation.
One of the biggest concerns of the 5G network is how the new wavelengths will affect the skin. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University has explained that our sweat ducts act like antennas when exposed to these wavelengths. This means we become more conductive.
Another study done in New York experimented with 60GHz waves and found that more than 90% of the transmitted power is absorbed through our epidermis. So, this means we could be looking at many skin diseases, cancer, and physical pain to our skin.
Way back in 1994, we found out that even the low level microwave radiation produced lens opacity in rats. Lens opacity is linked to the production of cataracts. Another experiment was done by the Medical Research Institute of Kanazawa Medical Facility.
It found that 60GHz can penetrate below the surface of the eye. In fact, a 2003 Chinese study found that rabbits had damage to the lens epithelial cells in just 8 hours after exposure. Lastly, a study in 2009 conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Pakistan said that EMFs emitted by a mobile phone can cause derangement of chicken embryo retinal differentiation.
Heart rate changes may also occur. 5G is proposing to use 53-78 GHz. A Russian study found that frequencies in that range impacted the heart rate variability in rats (basically a stressed heart). In another Russian study, they found arrhythmias in frogs whose skin was exposed to the MMWs.
Lower Immune System
If you think you already have a low immune system, 5G may not help. A study back in 2002 examined the effects of 42HGz (lower than 5G) microwave radiation exposure of healthy mice and found that it has a profound effect on the indices of nonspecific immunity. Basically, it prevents your body from protecting you from various bacterias, viruses, and pathogens.
Could Affect Cell Growth
Another concern that scientists have is that the 5G network could change properties and activity of human cells. In a 2016 study, they showed that even at low intensities, E-coli and other bacteria had depressed their growth as well as changed properties and activity. Although it may be cool for those nasty bacteria cells not to grow, it would not be good for our human cells to not grow.
A study in Armenia suggested that the interaction of the waves in 5G with bacteria also altered their sensitivity to biologically active chemicals which include antibiotics. This means that by altering the bacteria with these waves, our antibiotics may not work as they once did to kill the bacteria. Thus, we will have antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
If 5G can affect humans and other animals, many are worried it could make our food unsafe as well. One of the features of 5G is that it is particularly susceptible to being absorbed by plants and rain. We consume plants as a food source, as do animals. Thus, it could leave us with food that is unsafe to eat.
An example to think about is GMOs on steroids. Exposure to radio frequencies has led to leaves showing necrosis symptoms (death of plant cells). Basically the indications are that 5G will be more harmful to plants, perhaps more than to humans.
Did you know that in order for the whole globe to have 5G, it requires launching of rockets to deploy satellites for 5G? The satellites have a short lifespan which means we will need to send rockets and satellites up more often than we currently do.
In addition to sending up more rockets, the new type of hydrocarbon rocket engine that is expected to power the fleet would emit black carbon into our atmosphere. Black carbon could cause significant changes in the global atmospheric circulation as well as the distribution of ozone and temperature, according to a 2010 Californian study. And, solid-state rocket exhaust also contains chlorine. Chlorine destroys the ozone.
Disruption of our Natural Ecosystem
Radiation can have major effects all over our ecosystem. Even from what we already have, there have been reports of birds abandoning their nests, health issues like plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, and even death. Bird species being affected include House Sparrows, Rock Doves, White Storks, Collared Doves, and Magpies.
But, it’s not just birds that have been affected by radiation. There is a declining bee population that is said to be linked to EMF radiation that reduces the egg-laying ability of the queen.
Keep in mind that many of these concerns have not been studied in depth. So, for now many of them are theories. Only time will tell.
Who is Banning 5G Network?
There are actually many places around the globe that have said NO to 5G. They are citing health concerns as their reasoning. Here are just a few of the places that are trying to ban the 5G network:
- Portland, Oregon
- Many cities in California
- District of Columbia
There are many cities and towns throughout Northern California that are issuing ordinances that would ban 5G. Additionally residents of Portland, Oregon do not want it either. For a full list and information, please go here.
We know the effects we have had with our current use of radiation, and we know it hasn’t been good for us or our environment. However, we don’t know the full negative effects of what could happen with 5G. Therefore, like always it is important to prepare for the worst and hope for the best! Many preppers are suggesting getting off-grid, if you can. The further you are from the radiation, the better your chances of not getting sick.
Check out my guide: “Rural Versus Urban Prepping: How to Prepare” for more information on preparing for any SHTF scenario. What do you think about the 5G network? Are you concerned, or do you think it will be fine? Please keep prepping, stock what you can, and eat what you store. May God bless this world, Linda
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