5G has nothing to do with mobile networks, and 5G Wi-Fi is a misleading term. The ‘5G’ term used by mobile networks stands for “5th generation” while the correct term for 5G Wi-Fi should be 5GHz Wi-Fi to differentiate it with 2.4GHz.
What’s the difference?
5GHz and 2.4GHz are both Wi-Fi frequencies that can broadcast anywhere. 5GHz has an internet speed of up to 1Gbps while 2.4GHz has a speed of up to 600Mbps. So, it’s evident that 5GHz is faster so more devices can connect all at once. Also, it is less prone to interference.
But 2.4GHz can also be used for other things aside from Wi-Fi, such as connecting to appliances, garage door openers, cordless phones, and baby monitors. This also means that 2.4GHz can become congested and have slower speeds. However, 2.4GHz has a longer range than 5GHz, and its longer waves are better at penetrating walls, doors, and other solid matter.
Today, many homeowners prefer using 5GHz Wi-Fi for their homes since long range is not needed, while businesses and companies invest in more than two or three 5GHz Wi-Fi modems rather than having just one (but weaker) 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.
Is There a Danger to 5GHz Wi-Fi?
One might ask, what could be dangerous with using Wi-Fi? Well, faster processing speeds require more bandwidth to avoid saturation. The concept behind 5GHz is to use the untapped bandwidth from extremely high-frequency millimetre wave (MMW) of up to 300GHz.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organisation, classified electromagnetic frequency as a possible 2B carcinogen, in a study completed in 2011 in Lyons, France.
Any substance, mixture, and exposure circumstance classified by the IARC as 2B means that it is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This means that these substances, mixtures, and exposure circumstances have been thoroughly studied and sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity with experimental animals and cultured laboratory cells were found, but with still inadequate or limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.
Many other studies have associated electromagnetic frequency and its low-level radiation exposure with many health effects such as:
- DNA strand breaks (single and double), which can lead to cancer.
- Oxidative damage which can lead to premature ageing and tissue deterioration.
- Disruption of cell metabolism.
- Increased blood-brain barrier permeability.
- Melatonin reduction that leads to insomnia.
- Disruption of brain glucose metabolism.
- Inception of stress proteins that lead to diseases.
All this means that anyone using 5GHz Wi-Fi and other technologies associated with it will need adequate EMF protection. After all, it’s not realistic to demand a stop in the usage of today’s technologies.
One of the best EMF protection devices today is from Blushield Technology. This technology provides a variable quantity field that is made up of a broad spectrum of natural frequencies that the body utilises to maintain its psychological and physiological balance when exposed to EMF. Using Blushield EMF protection only exposes the body to a pulse/pause cycle that will not harm the body and becomes a barrier to the entry of EMF into the body.
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