Be it all kinds of pollutions or many other factors, health isn’t at par with the growth in the telecommunication sectors in India.
The constant transmission of invisible radiofrequency radiation is a major threat to the existent DNAs and can lead to diseases such as cancer, premature ageing, disrupt cell metabolism and has the potential to generate stress proteins.
The scientist has already cautioned the government regarding the health hazards of 5G but it looks like it has gone into a deaf ear. The scientist is against government auctioning of the spectrum to roll-out 5G technology-based services in the country.
There are many letters that have been written to the government with reasons as to why 5G is health hazardous and there are many a campaign that has taken place. The letters also concern the Parliamentarians and other opinion-makers.
Well known scientist such as Prof VS Ramamurthy, former Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Dr T Ramasami, also a former Secretary of DST and a former Director-General of CSIR, Prof Girish Kumar, Department of Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay, who have written down a book on EMF radiation hazards, Dr L V Krishnan, former Director of Safety Research and Health Physics Programmes at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Dr. P C Kesavan, a noted radiobiologist and a former Dean, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Dr R S Sharma of Indian Council for Medical Research, Dr Mahadevan Srinivasan, a former atomic scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research- have alarmed the centre.
The 5G appeal states- “We the undersigned, scientist and doctors, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry.”
The appeal has also urged the EU government to halt the 5G RF-EMF expansion until an independent scientist can assure that 5G and the total radiation levels caused by RF-EMF (5G together with 2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi) will not be harmful to EU citizens, people and the environment.
Why 5G is harmful?
In the 1990s there were generations or ‘G’s were introduced which has made advancements in the wireless technological communications. The wireless signals are transmitted as energy waves and along with the energy transmitted there are ‘crests’ and ‘troughs’ that are generated per second, or frequency- which is expressed as ‘hertz’.
The technologies from 2G in 1991 to 4G in 2008 have already been using high frequencies up to 2.5 Gigahertz (GHz) and the introduction of 5G will increase the frequency up to 90 GHz.
The fast data transmission is the reason why we are able to download a full 3D movie in half a minute, play video games and many more.
Now, how does it affect the health of an individual is the question of the hour and these questions have already come up before the advancement of 3G and 4G but this time the situation is even worst.
Dr L V Krishnan cautioned that 5G radiations have been conducted and there were birds and animals who died due to radiations.
“We have to convince the power that is in India that during test phase prior to introducing 5G as a regular technology, government, medical commission-monitored cell biology measurements must be mandatory, says Dr Mahadevan Srinivasan