The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences on the (Non) Risks of 5G Technology

06 05 2020 Since ancient times, the emergence of new technologies has been giving rise to fears and speculations in society about their impact on nature in a broad sense – let us just remember various machines, transport, electrical equipment, and so on. In the current assessment of the means of communication and their possibilities, any reasoning based on knowing, or simply on  “I have heard it somewhere” or “I think so”, is spreading very fast and wide, especially the second “I think so” variant.

Modern communication technologies are very powerful and develop extremely fast; it is convenient to compile and modify information, and often the reader receives it as a text formulated by someone and demonstrating the authors’ understanding or their desire to provide such information. One can also remember the paradox of personal data protection and information posted voluntarily in social networks.

With the development of current information technologies at the fastest pace in the entire history of communication, there are countless claims in society about their potential impact on various areas of human life. Inaccurate or distorted opinions attempting to arouse public interest appear quite frequently.

The above-mentioned developments are triggered by mobile phone technologies, starting from their emergence (in 1994 in Lithuania) to the present day in the process of the implementation of 5G technology.

Today, there is no known science-based evidence about the dangers of this technology.

The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences