In a recent study by the Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS), it is found that the ‘Anti-5G’ pendants, which are made popular by anti-vaxxers, may have the complete opposite effect of its intended purpose.
According to The Guardian, the ‘anti-5G’ pendants are being marketed to be able to protect one from radio frequencies emitted by phone masts. However, the pendants were found to be dangerously radioactive and can cause adverse health effects to those wearing them.
Hence, ANVS advises owners of ‘quantum pendants’ and other ‘negative ion’ jewellery have to store them away as they have been found to continuously emit ionising radiation.
AVNS had also issued a warning in relation to the 9 products that is said to be emitting ionising radiation.
The list of products includes Energy Armor sleep mask, Energy Armor black and white necklace, Energy Armor black super bracelet, Magnetix Fit & Slim silicone bracelet XL, Magnetix Magnetic necklace with negative ions of skinfriendly silicons, Magnetix Smiley Kids bracelet with negative ions, Magnetix Sport boost bracelet with negative ions, Quantum Pendant and Basic Nero bracelet.
“Due to the potential health risk they pose, these consumer products containing radioactive materials are therefore prohibited by law. Ionising radiation can damage tissue and DNA and can cause, for example, a red skin. Only low levels of radiation have been measured on these specific products,” AVNS said in the statement.
Elaborating further, ANVS said that wearing these products for a prolonged period could expose an individual to a level of radiation that exceeds the stringent limit for skin exposure that applies in the Netherlands. Hence, ANVS urge owners of these products to stop wearing them immediately.
Nonetheless, these ‘Anti-5G’ pendants and other similar products have started to emerge after several groups worldwide, especially the anti-vaxxers have made groundless allegations that the growing 5G internet infrastructures cause adverse health effects and a host of other conspiracy theories.
Previously, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had said that 5G is safe and there is nothing fundamentally different about the physical characteristics of the radio signals produced by 5G compared with those produced by 3G and 4G.
However, the misinformation about 5G internet remained so widespread and some businesses made use of this fact to market their products, claiming it “utilise pure minerals and volcanic ash that are extracted from the Earth”.
If you are wearing one of these products, you are advised to stop wearing them and store them away for your own safety.