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5G technology health risks debunked

Globe Telecom cleared up some of the issues surrounding the Fifth Generation (5G) technology. 
5G technology health risks debunked
Globe leads 5G game in the Philippines following the launch of its service in 2019

5G technology poses no health risks

While the telco acknowledged that advanced technologies would always be haunted with "malicious and unfounded claims", it still tried to debunk 5G myths, especially regarding health implications to people. 

Globe cited a previous report from the World Health Organization which said that there were no proven health effects caused by exposure to 5G.

Currently, exposure from 5G infrastructures at around 3.5GHz is similar to that from existing mobile phone base stations. With the use of multiple beams from 5G antennas, exposure could be more variable as a function of location of the users and their usage, the WHO said.

Another statement confirming the safety of 5G network came from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the international body in charge of setting limits to exposure to radiation, assuring that 5G wireless standard uses beam-foaming technology which allows radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF EMF) "to be focused to the region where it is needed," meaning it won't be spread all throughout a large area.

Texting while driving or walking will cause more harm than radiation from cell phone use or cell tower. So far, the science says, there is no evidence to say that cell phone use or a nearby cell tower causes cancer, Cabrera added.

Dr. Gladys R. Cabrera, Health Physicist IV of the Department of Health, also said that cell sites pose no threat to people's health, stressing they are "harmless".
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