Protesters march against 5G technology in The Hague, Netherlands. They are worried about possible side effects from prolonged exposure to high frequency radio waves. Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images Protesters march against 5G technology in The Hague, Netherlands. They are worried about possible side effects from prolonged exposure to high frequency radio waves. Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images
Protesters march against 5G technology in The Hague, Netherlands. They are worried about possible side effects from prolonged exposure to high frequency radio waves. Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images

Explainer |
Do 5G towers pose a health risk? What the science says – and what we still don’t know

  • 5G networks offer near instant communication but use high-frequency radio waves. More antennae will be needed than at present and they will be closer to people
  • The effects on humans of near constant exposure to these are unknown, although scientists say brief exposure, such as from airport body scanners, is harmless

Topic |   Wellness
Protesters march against 5G technology in The Hague, Netherlands. They are worried about possible side effects from prolonged exposure to high frequency radio waves. Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images Protesters march against 5G technology in The Hague, Netherlands. They are worried about possible side effects from prolonged exposure to high frequency radio waves. Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images
Protesters march against 5G technology in The Hague, Netherlands. They are worried about possible side effects from prolonged exposure to high frequency radio waves. Photo: Michel Porro/Getty Images
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