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5G networks can cause cancer.

Various ongoing studies on this theory have not yet concluded and there is no evidence so far which suggest that 5G network can cause cancer.

Various ongoing studies on this theory have not yet concluded and there is no evidence so far which suggest that 5G network can cause cancer.As per the National Toxicology Program (NTP), 5G is the fifth generation of cell phone technology that promises higher data transfer rates, lower network lag, and increased network capacity compared with previous generations. The NTP is evaluating the existing research on the higher frequencies intended for use in the 5G network and is working to better understand the biological basis for cancer which it had studied earlier on Radiofrequency Radiation(RFR) with 2G and 3G.

Report by the European Parliament states that the fifth generation of telecommunications technologies 5G is fundamental to achieving a European gigabit society by 2025. The 5G would use millimetre waves in addition to the microwaves that have been used in 2G, 3G and 4G technology. The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) suggested that there is a lack of evidence that EMF radiation affects cognitive functions in humans or contributes to an increase of the cases of cancer in adults and children.

As per the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), International Agency for Research on Cancer(IARC) classified radiofrequency EMF as possibly carcinogenic(having the potential to cause cancer) to humans in 2011. This falls into the same group as everyday products like talcum powder, petrol fumes and Aloe Vera leaf extracts.

Correction: A previous version of this fact-check stated that 5G can cause cancer. This was incorrect. Various studies are still ongoing on this have not yet concluded with definite results and there is no evidence so far to say with surety that 5G network can cause cancer.

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