A lot of people have been asking us about 5G EMF protection. It’s no wonder: 5G is new, untested, and raising lots of safety questions.
If you’re concerned about the safety of 5G and want to know what you can do to shield yourself, read on. That’s what we’d like to address in this post.
5G: Better, Faster… But Not Safer
5G is the next generation in mobile technology. 5G promises greater speeds — up to 100 times faster than 4G — and an unprecedented level of connectivity. It would allow the Internet of Things (IoT) to flourish by connecting all kinds of devices into a reliable network.
That all sounds great, right? And to the average consumer, it is. 5G will make downloads snappier and give you greater control over the smart appliances in your kitchen. Unfortunately though, that’s not the whole story.
5G uses a higher frequency than 4G. That means the waves are shorter, and in turn don’t travel as far.
While 4G networks can use cell towers that are miles apart, 5G can’t. 5G can only work if there are thousands of mini cell receptors (called small cells) placed close together. How close? Potentially every few houses. That means that no matter where you live, you’ll almost certainly end up near at least one.
Why this is a problem: Because small cells emit big radiation. Installing them in such volume will dramatically intensify the electromagnetic radiation in populated areas. And as yet the health effects of 5G networks have not been tested, at all.
Growing Concerns Over 5G
One of the most alarming things about 5G is the speed with which it’s being developed, accepted, and rolled out. In the US, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have been vying to roll out 5G networks as rapidly as possible, all keen to get a bigger slice of the 5G profit pie. Verizon were the first to launch a 5G home internet service in 2018, saying they would be “extremely aggressive” in pushing the technology.
Thanks to this strong commercial drive from telecoms companies, health and safety have fallen by the wayside.
Concerns are growing. Take one case from the town of Gateshead in England. Since the installation of street lamps that are thought to be 5G enabled, residents have suffered a range of health problems.
After the Gateshead council tried to gag one campaigner who was raising awareness of the 5G health issues, the case went to court. The outcome? The people won, with the judge declaring that “the public have a right to know” about the issues with 5G.
Another example. In September 2017, 180 scientists and doctorates from around the world started a petition to stop the deployment of 5G. They reasoned that radio frequency EMF is already proven to be harmful to humans. As such, 5G rollouts should stop “until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry”.
Given the body of evidence that EMF are harmful, these concerns are well founded. Which leads us to an important the question: Is it possible to protect yourself from the increasing levels of EMF radiation?
5G EMF Protection: What You Need To Know
A lot of our customers share the same concerns as the scientists and campaigners. After all, it’s your health that’s directly affected by the rollout of 5G. A frequent question we get asked is, do SYB products protect against 5G?
The answer is YES.
5G may have different characteristics to 4G, but it’s still radio frequency EMF. Since all SYB products are designed to shield against and deflect all types of harmful radio frequency radiation, they will all work for 5G networks.
The same is true of other EMF-emitting devices like smart meters, baby monitors, cordless phones, and wifi. If it uses radio frequency EMF, our products will shield you from it.
While limiting your use of EMF-emitting devices is another recommended way to protect yourself from harm, it unfortunately may not be an option with 5G, where cell transmitters saturate entire neighborhoods. In an environment of ubiquitous EMF, shielding yourself and your family may be the best option.
You can also consider 5G EMF protection like we make here at SYB. In particular, you might be interested in our SYB 5G Phone Shield– a stylist, convenient and affordable way to make it safer to carry your phone.