Ever since Motorola introduced the first portable wireless phone in the early 1970s, cellphones and wireless devices have become deeply embedded in our daily lives. They have undergone significant advancements, progressing from basic text messaging to streaming videos and games.
Telecommunication networks, which utilize electromagnetic radiation for information transmission, have also made significant strides. From the outdated 1G, which only supported voice calls, we have now reached the cutting-edge 5G technology, promising high-speed data transfers.
However, with these advancements come apprehensions regarding potential health impacts, particularly surrounding the controversial 5G technology.
While telecommunication companies and regulatory agencies assert that there is no scientific evidence linking cellphone radiation to health problems, many experts disagree. In 2017, 180 international scientists and doctors petitioned the European Union to conduct an independent assessment of the potential health risks associated with 5G.
But how significant are these risks?
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