Millimeter-wave health effects concern those in an outdoor environment subject to continuous exposure from 5G millimeter-wave (MMW) wireless radiation. The FCC found that millimeter wave health effects cause significant heating of skin tissue, potentially leading to burns or even skin cancer. The health effects of MMW radiation are unique compared to other non-ionizing forms of radiation that are considered acceptable by the FCC, like visible light or radio waves, which do not generate heat.
Millimeter-wave health effects are unknown.
Millimeter waves are non-ionizing and thus do not have sufficient energy to strip electrons from atoms or molecules. Millimeter-wave heat transfer is governed by absorption of the electromagnetic radiation in water. This results in molecular vibration/rotation and heating of tissue. Some people are concerned about the safety of millimeter wave health effects. A millimeter-wave scientist working on millimeter wave technology since 1995 tells us that there is nothing to worry about. Millimeter-wave is non-ionizing radiation therefore safe.
Millimeter-wave is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a frequency range between 30 and 300 GHz. This frequency range is commonly referred to as Extremely High Frequency (EHF) or Extremely High Frequency (millimeter wave). Because these wavelengths are so long, the waves act more like particles than electromagnetic waves called “millimeter waves.” This type of electromagnetic radiation consists of subatomic particles called photons that move at the speed of light in a vacuum (186,282 miles per second). The energy levels associated with these photons do not have enough energy to cause ionization within the human body. Millimeter waves also have less than 1/1,000th of the energy density at the sun’s surface, which itself has insufficient energy density to cause harmful effects in humans.