The Future of 5g Technology in India, According to Experts
Fifth-generation i.e., 5G technology is on the edge of bringing and opening doors to a new revolution in faster connectivity. As 5G technology is being executed it promises to enable faster data transmission. This transmission is also done amid more connected devices than ever before. Though, concerns about its use have been raised from time to time. From 4G to now on 5G the concern of radiation is pointing out the possible damage on the living beings. The recent concern comes from India; a proceeding filed by actor Juhi Chawla in the HC against 5G technology. So in today’s blog, we are going to see the future of 5g technology in India with its use and effects.
Juhi Chawla is a famous actress from Bollywood. She turned actress to an environmental activist. She recently moved to High Court against 5G Implementation in India. She states in her lawsuit that
“There are sufficient reasons to believe that radiation from the 5G technology is very harmful and injurious to the health and wellbeing of the people.”Cited By Juhi Chawla in Lawsuit filed in High Court
But however, the statement does not make the claims accurate. The fact remains that there is no solid evidence to show the negative impact of technology on living individuals as of now.
Juhi Chawla’s Lawsuit
On June 4, 2021, the Delhi High Court dismissed Juhi Chawla’s lawsuit. Juhi Chawla also fined Rs, 20 lakh actresses, citing that the plea was defective and filed for gaining publicity.
HC Justice Midha said the Juhi Chawla and 2 others have abused and misused the law and wasted the court’s time.
The HC said that “the suit was filed to gain publicity which was clear as Chawla circulated the link. Juhi Chawla shares a video conferencing link of the hearing on her social media account. This resulted in repeated interruptions by some unknown persons”.
The lawsuit asks for efficient research into 5G and its effects on the knowledge of the general public. The lawsuit was in pursuit of a certification from the anxious department that 5G technology is safe for humans and other living organisms, including animals and birds.
The 5G technology
5G referred to as a 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks. The new network promises enhanced connectivity across various devices. The wireless technology is destined to deliver higher data transfer speeds than ever possible on a 4G network.
Logically, this also means that the 5G uses higher frequency waves than previous mobile networks. The higher frequency shorter the wavelength will be. A wide network of 5G requires more ground-based transmitters than before on 4G.
Like all other radio waves, including those used in prevalent mobile networks, 5G emits its own electromagnetic radiation. The concern that has been raised repeatedly is that these radiations can be harmful to humans and other organisms.
In addition, critics say that the increased number of cellular towers will be put up for 5G technology will further increase exposure to radiation. This will potentially impact a much wider number of people than ever before.
What do the critics say?
Though various studies are accurate in their own regard, the fact remains that none of them convincingly point out an impact on humans. The recent example of study can be taken from the research by NTP that the report highlights.
The study showed a type of cancerous tumor in the heart of male rats. This study exposed high doses of RFR, but it did not establish such a link for the female rats or the mice under study.
“Exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone”Cited by BBC in a report
Even for those who use their phones extensively. While the case that 5G is dangerous to humans is not as strong. There are concrete understandings of radiations that suggest no such connection is likely to be there.
The most easily understandable fact is that the radio wave that is used for mobile phone networks (including 5G) is non-ionizing. This means that such radio waves lack the energy to cause cellular damage by breaking DNA apart. Actually, their energy is yet less than the visible daylight.
But if we look at the electromagnetic spectrum which we encounter higher energy radiation levels such as medical x-rays and gamma rays. This is known to have health risks with extended exposure. The ultra-violet rays from direct Sunlight are also fallen into this category of harmful radiation.
Such criticism will remain to be in theories until concrete proof is presented as to how much radiation can impact humans. Many have contested and filed lawsuits about its impact based on other findings over the years.
So that’s all for today on the Future of 5g Technology in India
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