The fifth-generation network, also known as 5G, is a digital cellular frequency network operating with new technology and is set to start operating around the world soon.
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What is a cellular network?
A cellular radio network allows the use of the telephone to receive and transmit radio waves. Cell phones do not communicate with each other directly, but with an extensive network of antennas.
The name “cellular” derives from the fact that each antenna is capable of receiving and transmitting or otherwise communicating, with the cellular devices located in a small area around it. This area is called a cell
Briefly, the phone transmits information to the antenna in its transmission area, and the antenna transmits the information to the network’s central router.
The router in turn transmits the information through the wired telephone network to the appropriate destination, or in case the recipient is also a mobile device, to an antenna that provides it with reception.
If we move while we use the cellular network, and move from one cell to our neighbor, then the cellular network can transfer the communication to the new cell we entered.
It does this by switching to the appropriate communication frequency, as adjacent cells use other frequencies to prevent communication interruptions.
The addition of necessary antennas and the shift to higher frequencies raise concerns about potential health hazards to users of the new communications network.
however, the evidence suggests that the concerns are unfounded.
First, it must be understood that radiation is an emission of energy from any source. Your body heat is also a type of radiation, as is the light that comes into our eyes.
It is customary to divide radiation into two types according to its frequency: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation.
Only ionizing radiation has enough energy to dissociate electrons from atoms, so it is in danger: it can cause changes in our DNA that will cause diseases like cancer.
What about cellphones?
Cell phones – including those of the fifth generation – use the second type of radiation, non-ionizing radiation.
This radiation does not have enough energy to dissociate electrons from atoms, so its only effect on our bodies is heating, much like what a home microwave oven does – but much weaker than that.
Still, concerns over the negative health effects of the new fifth-generation network technology are emerging. These allegations are partly wrong and overstated or not based on the other.
When taking most research into account
there seems to be no conclusive evidence of real health hazards due to the use of non-ionizing radiation. Since the fifth-generation cellular technology is still new, further research is needed to examine its long-term impact on public health.
If you’re still worried, embrace the precautionary principle and reduce your exposure to cellular radiation – and go to sleep when the phone is on the nightstand near your head. Such a step will also give you more correct sleeping habits and may contribute to quality sleep.
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