(AscendHealthy)- The belief that cell phones cause brain cancer has permeated our society for nearly two decades. This deeply held belief is responsible for the fight against 5G technology and may even have prevented classrooms from using wireless technology. But is it true? Research has shown that there is no correlation between the use of mobile phones and the occurrence of brain tumors. If that’s true, how did the belief get so entrenched in our society?
The Cancer Scare
In 2000, physicist Bill P. Curry released a graph outlining his findings pertaining to the effects of radio waves on brain tissue. The graph was alarming. Curry purported that tissue damage occurs when radio waves, like those emitted by a cell phone, enter grey matter or brain tissue. He also claimed that damage increased along with the rising frequency of radio waves.
Since new, faster wireless technology relies on an ever-increasing frequency of radio waves, many became worried about the potentially dangerous and cancerous effects of cell phone usage. As a result, the public and many officials bristled against embracing faster wireless technologies, such as 5G.
Flawed Research to Blame
Although authoritative, Curry’s research was fatally flawed. He tested the effects of radio waves on brain tissue without taking into account the body’s natural barriers that protect internal organs from exposure, namely the skin and skull.
Furthermore, other research showed that the skin was more effective at deflecting higher frequencies than lower frequencies. In essence, high-frequency radio waves do not penetrate the body as deeply as lower frequency radio waves. This means that high-frequency radio waves likely do not pose a cancer threat.
The 5G Debate
Wireless networks operating on 5G technology have come under intense scrutiny because of Curry’s cancer warning. This has resulted in the calls for a moratorium on the rollout of the technology. In addition, proof of the safety of such technology has done little to dispel public fears. For this reason, studies into the effects of wireless technology will continue.
As new technologies are developed, people are always going to worry about how those new technologies will affect their health and safety. In the case of cell phones and brain cancer, however, fears were stoked unnecessarily. New evidence has shown that there is far less to worry about than previously thought.
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