Claims that 5G cause disease have been circulating on the Internet for some time, with Covid-19 spreading around the world. Some say 5G causes the virus, and 5G causes health problems. Research shows that 5G doesn’t have a negative impact on humans, so why do so many people believe the opposite?
Engadget investigates this phenomenon, known as “Idiopathic Environmental,” commonly referred to as multiple environmental intolerance (MCS) or environmental diseases. It refers to a group of symptoms that cannot be diagnosed as a medical problem and recur.
Omer van den Bergh, a professor of health psychology at the University of Leuven in Belgium, says people often blame environmental causes for these symptoms. In the past, common items such as perfumes were singled out as a problem, but in modern society, these symptoms are blamed on electromagnetic radiation in the environment. Our society as a whole seems to think that if we have symptoms in our bodies, there must be a physiological reason. Then, in the process of finding a solution to the symptoms, people become willing to believe any potential answers.
The belief that electromagnetic radiation causes health problems is not new. Previously, unexplained diseases have been blamed on signals ranging from 3G to WiFi, which has led to some people living in separate homes. Fear of 5G is now becoming a serious problem, leading to the lighting of Britain’s 5G towers. Some social media sites have banned the idea, and YouTube has been deleting videos. Others profited from a company that was selling a $346 USB stick that claimed to use quantum technology to resist the effects of 5G, even though it turned out to be a $6 USB stick.
Back in March this year, a seven-year study by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) found no evidence that 5G mobile networks posed any threat to human health.