12. Cell Sites, 5G, and Radiation: What You Need To Know

Disclaimer: This episode of 5G Guys was recorded with the sole purpose to educate and inform. The opinions and thoughts are not licensed, doctors and nothing in the show should be deemed as medical advice. If you have any specific questions regarding your health please contact your healthcare provider. 

You may have heard or read somewhere the overlapping concern that as our technology and communications continue to grow and advance so does the risk to our health. With so many conspiracy theories about radiation and the effect our cellphones have on our bodies, it’s hard to know what really is going on. From where we’re standing the facts are pointing to networks becoming safer not more dangerous. 

In today’s episode of 5G Guys, we tackle the many questions, concerns, and theories around cell sites, radiation, wireless technology, and the new 5G network. It’s easy to get caught up in the collective fear around technology and its advancements when you don’t know how it works. But we are dedicating this episode to talk about the honest facts of RF (Radio Frequency) energy and the impact it has on your body. You’ll learn all about the history of cellular safety and the precautions that have been in place since the Telecom act as well as more tips and tricks that can help set your mind at ease when handling your cellphone. 

Listen in as we discuss the truth about cell towers and sites and the misconceptions of how they work. You’ll learn about the different types of radiation, what they do to the body, and how frequency and power are all factors that play a part in the safety of communications. We talk about older cellphones versus their new counterparts and how the government is working to create a safer environment through regulations and safety precautions. From causing cancer to causing a worldwide pandemic we dispel the conspiracy theories through our own expertise and knowledge of the network. 

We hope this episode encourages and eases any discomfort you may have with the cellular network and your health. For more information and resources regarding health and safety, check out the links below!

More Of What’s Inside:

  • How our cellular safety regulations started
  • The different types of radiation
  • Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • The truth about cell towers and cell sites
  • Addressing conspiracy theories around 5G and radiation
  • The difference of power between FM Radiofrequency and Cell sites
  • Tips to reduce your exposure to radiation 
  • Older phones vs. phones today
  • Common misconceptions of 5G
  • Accounting for the other sources of RF energy
  • And much more!

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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:56 – What we cover today
  • 3:05 – The history of cellular safety in the U.S.
  • 9:03 – The importance of distance
  • 14:02 – Bluetooth and other wireless technology
  • 18:56 – Misconceptions of bigger networks
  • 24:38 – Other sources of RF energy
  • 27:15 – Tackling the 5G conspiracy theories
  • 33:39 – Closing thoughts

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