The terrible and unexpected effect of 5G on insects

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According to a recent report by a nature conservation organization, 5G waves are harmful to insects. And its effects on humans are hardly more encouraging.

Pro Natura, a Swiss nature conservation organization, is sounding the alarm. The organization warns of the harmful effects of 5G on different insect species and recalls the consequences of human activity on their ecosystem.

According to their studies, 75% of insects have disappeared in Switzerland, and the number of species is decreasing, with 163 species considered extinct. Those still present are nevertheless threatened, such as bees and butterflies, which are crucial in the pollination process.

Until then, this disappearance was associated with the use of pesticides in agriculture, excess light or lack of space for insects. But today a new factor would put them at risk: 5G.

Why is 5G dangerous?

Unlike 4G waves, whose frequencies do not exceed 6 GHz, 5G waves can rise to 120 GHz. To provide context, frequencies can increase the body temperature of insects from 10 GHz. That’s why the 5G and its 120 GHz Pro Natura alarm.

Another species potentially threatened by this technology is humans. Indeed, although there is a debate about the danger of mobile phones and their waves to humans, 5G is also suspected of influencing the safety of residents in the United States.

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) wants to sell frequencies for 5G that are too close to the waves used for weather predictions including rain, snow, atmospheric temperature, clouds, and ice. It could mean a loss of 3 days in weather predictions. In the case of a hurricane, this could put people at risk, giving them less time to prepare for it.

A higher subscription is, therefore, not the only price to pay for a faster Internet connection on your smartphone. Is it worth the cost? The question arises.