Despite questions regarding the public safety implications that could be associated with the newest 5G network technology, it appears that the FDA plans to move forward with its approval. Meanwhile, many scientists are beginning to express concerned with how quickly we are advancing wireless technology with so little knowledge of its effect.
According to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) their intentions are to bypass current regulations that are in place in order to begin experimentally using extremely high-ranking frequencies without prior safety testing. Because of that, we can expect to be surrounded by untested frequencies varying from 28 to 100 GHz, and quite possibly more which will come from an increased number of cell towers.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, Tech Worm says that researchers are working on the development of transmitters that would be based on Terahertz which would send frequencies that are 10 times faster than 5G technologies.
Sadly, this information comes not long after a study was released by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) which tested radio frequency radiation levels on rats. The intention was to mimic average cell phone use by humans.
The Scientific American reports that the NTP research is “some of the strongest evidence to date” that links smartphone exposure along with other forms of radio frequency radiation exposures to “rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of rats.”
Beginning while the rats were still in the womb, they were exposed until the age of two, each day for about nine hours. Glioma, cancer which develops in the brain’s glial cells as well as schwannoma that develops in the heart, have also been linked to cell phone use. Unfortunately, despite the understanding of this information, and the lack of understanding regarding such quickly advancing technology, both Verizon and AT&T will begin operating trials for 5G technology this year.