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'Anti-5G' Necklaces And Accessories Found To Be Radioactive

'Anti-5G' Necklaces And Accessories Found To Be Radioactive

The items purported to offer protection from 5G, but they were found to be doing more harm than good

A range of products claiming to offer '5G protection' have been found to be radioactive.

The Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) warned people of the dangers of 10 products - including necklaces, pendants and sleeping masks - which give off ionising radiation that could be harmful if worn regularly.

By contrast, there is no evidence that 5G networks are harmful to health, as they use non-ionising radio waves that do not damage DNA. However, conspiracy theories circulated online have led many people to protest against their use and even destroy 5G masts.

Items that claimed to offer 5G protection were found to be radioactive.

The list of harmful items highlighted by the ANVS includes a bracelet for children, and the authority has warned people to stop wearing the items immediately.

In a news release detailing the dangerous products, it said: "Do you have a negative ion product listed below? Then don't wear it anymore, put it away safely and wait for the return instructions. 

"Research, which the ANVS had carried out by the RIVM, shows that these specific products emit ionizing radiation. It concerns 10 products. 

"The amount of measured radiation from this is low. This means that the risk of damage to health is small. However, long-term health damage cannot be completely ruled out if these products are worn continuously and for a long time. 

"The sellers in the Netherlands known to the ANVS have been told that the sale is prohibited and must be stopped immediately and that they must inform their customers about this."


This is just one example of the damaging impact that misinformation surrounding 5G can have, with the World Health Organization (WHO) having to dispel conspiracies which suggested that the mobile networks spread Covid-19.

The unfounded scaremongering theories prompted a spate of arson attacks on 5G masts across Europe, Canada, the US and New Zealand, leaving thousands without internet or phone connection.

A study by Northumbria University exploring why people who believe in the conspiracy theory may resort to violence found a correlation between believers and their level of 'state anger' - temporary, short-lasting outbursts of anger.

This state anger was associated with a greater justification of violence in response to any supposed link between 5G mobile technology and coronavirus.

There is no evidence that 5G is harmful.

All of these associations were strongest for those who reported higher levels of paranoia.

Senior psychology lecturer Dr Daniel Jolley said: "Disconcertingly, the consequences of conspiracy theories are significant and wide-ranging.

"Our novel findings extend our understanding and provide the first empirical link between 5G Covid-19 conspiracy beliefs and violent reactions, alongside uncovering why (anger) and when (paranoia) conspiracy beliefs may justify the use of violence."

For information from the WHO on Covid-19 click here.

Featured Image Credit: RIVM

Topics: News, Conspiracy Theory