5G ‘buzz word’
There has been a lot of ‘fuzz’ in the media surronding ‘5G’. Other than you might think, 5G is not only about ‘higher frequencies’ or ‘more transmitters’. Whilst 5G might use higher frequencies and more transmitters, it is at the same time ALSO a totally new protocol to create wireless connections for digital signals.
This intelligent ‘5G-protocol’ is highly virtualized and works ‘under water’ with the ‘TCP-IP’ protocol (the most important internet protocol). It is designed to be able to use the old 3G/4G GSM infrastructure as wel as the new infrastructure designed for 5G. What is significantly different for end users is, that you can have more than one connection with the infrastructure at a given point in time. For more in-depth on this subject, please read our page on 5G consultancy.
What can you do TODAY to protect yourself?
The amount and the intensity of pulsating high frequency signals will increase in our living environment. What you might not know, is that you can actively shield yourself partially from these harmful radio signals. For in-depth advice on how to approach this, detailed measurements have to be taken on the spots you work, live and sleep. But you can compensate for all of this yourself, by adapting your behavior.
Here is a set of measures you can take immediately to reduce the negative effects of high frequency fields on your body considerably:
- Strange as it may sound: Never hold your phone against your ear during phone calls –> always use a headset or -better- put your call ‘on the speaker’.
- Never wear your phone directly on your body. (like in your breast pocket, your bra, your back pocket) but at minimally 5 mm distance from your skin. Apple recommends this in the ‘legal notice’ that is stored in every iPhone.
- Never ever make a call in the car. If you really have to, than position your phone antenna (1) next to the back mirror, or (2) in the left bottom corner or the (3) right bottom corner of the windshield. (this is where the 3 ‘holes’ are situated in your ‘Faraday cage’; originally meant for navigation devices in order to facilitate the reception of GPS satellites.)
- This advice also holds for any other device with a SIM card (like a GPS tracker, TomTom, iPad e.d.)
- During the night, Put your Smartphone, Ipad and other devices with a SIM card on ‘flight mode’.
- Never ever sleep next to your phone when it is not on flight mode.
- Put the WiFi in your house at the lowest output power possible (see: ‘settings’)
- Put your WiFi totally off during the night (you often can automate this..)
- Switch off all other WiFi sources (like Printers, Camera’s, etc.; you often can automate this..)
DECT based telephones and babyphones
- Immediately remove all DECT based telephones from your house. So: Do NOT use. Ever!
- Do NOT use ‘babyphones’ based on DECT .
- Ask your providers to remove all the smart meters they installed in your house.
About the author
Han Stouten has a broad experience in electronics engineering and is a licensed HAM radio amateur. He is certified by the Dutch ‘Agentschap Telecom’ for all modes and all frequency bands.