How does 5G technology work?

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5G is the generation of wireless technology that follows 4G LTE mobile connections. It operates on higher radio frequencies called millimeter waves which allows it to deliver data more quickly but its signal doesn't travel well through physical objects such as buildings and houses, and its waves can be absorbed by rain and humidity.

Millimeter waves also have limited range. They cover less than one square mile from the cell tower, only allowing devices in close proximity to link to the network.

In January, a group of 250 researchers from around the world signed a petition asking for further investigation on the impact of 5G technology on humans.

They fear radio frequency radiation from devices including cell towers, smartphones, WiFi signals, TV antennas might have adverse effects on human health.

5G could also reduce the accuracy of weather forecasts. 5G networks transmit at nearly the same frequency as weather satellites and could produce a signal similar to water vapor. This could throw off predictions and reduce accuracy by 30 percent.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. 5G frequency; millimeter waves
2. Millimeter waves range
3. Petition from health officials calling for regulation of 5G
4. Effects of 5G on health
5. 5G interference on weather forecasts

VOICEOVER (in English):

"5G is the generation of wireless technology that follows 4G LTE mobile connections. According to Raconteur, it operates on higher radio frequencies called millimeter waves which allows it to deliver data more quickly."

"However, its signal doesn't travel well through physical objects such as buildings and houses and its waves can be absorbed by rain and humidity."

"Millimeter waves also have limited range. According to Lifewire, 5G signals cover less than one square mile from the cell tower, only allowing devices in close proximity to link to the network."

"This will require the construction of several 5G cell towers in order for devices to stay connected."

"In January, a group of 250 researchers and scientists from around the world signed a petition addressing the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the UN Environment Program asking them to further investigate the impact of 5G technology on humans."

"They fear radiofrequency radiation from devices including cell towers, smartphones, WiFi signals, TV antennas might have adverse effects on human health."

"They listed increased cancer risk, genetic damage, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits and neurological disorders as possible side effects to being exposed to radiation."

"They recommend creating stronger regulations and guidelines for 5G networks, protecting children and pregnant women and creating radiation-free areas."

"5G could also reduce the accuracy of weather forecasts. According to a new study published in the journal Nature, 5G networks transmit at nearly the same frequency as weather satellites and could produce a signal similar to water vapor."

"This could throw off predictions and reduce accuracy by 30 percent, according to NOAA Acting Chief, Neil Jacobs."

SOURCES:
Raconteur, EMF Scientist Organization, Lifewire, The Verge, Nature
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