How the 5G Network Can Mess With Your Health and Why You Should Care

Colleen Smith
5 min readMay 9, 2020


Due to recent roll out of the new 5G network, I took it upon myself to learn more about what 5G really is and if it actually can have an effect on the physical body and our energetic fields. If it does have a potentially negative effect, what can be done to mitigate exposure?

Let’s start with the basics.

5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices. 5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher data speeds, ultra low latency, more reliability, a massive increase in network capacity and availability, and a more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved efficiency empower new user experiences and connects new industries.

All in all, it sounds like this is a great thing for the world in terms of enhanced technology aimed at keeping us all connected. But what about the inevitable invisible frequencies that are constantly flying through the air (and our bodies) to enable these wireless network connections?

As always, there is money to be made in the rolling out of any new technology and 5G is no exception. SpaceX was approved by the FCC in March 2020 to begin rolling out as many as 1 million ground antenna for its Starlink internet project. SpaceX has already launched over 300 Starlink satellites into orbit to support their program to provide a stronger, more reliable wireless internet access across the globe — from space.

According to researchers and conspiracy theory experts, the general population should be worried about the long term health effects that exposure to the 5G network frequencies will have. The telecommunications industry (and their so-called “experts”) have accused alternative researchers and scientists of “fear mongering” over the potential health risks from wireless technology.

More than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

What can be done?

clear quartz
clear quartz

For individuals who find themselves more sensitive and prone to the negative effects that wireless technology has on them, options for complete avoidance of exposure are limited. The good news is that there are a few natural strategies that you can implement into your daily life and routine to help shield you from further exposure to harmful electromagnetic frequency waves (also known as EMF’s) that are emitted from wireless devices and any wireless signal. EMFs are found to be emitted from cell phones, laptops, bluetooth devices, wireless printers (to name a few).

In addition to protecting your physical health from EMFs, thought should also be given to the negative effects such invisible frequencies have on the etheric (spiritual) body as well. If the body’s energetic balance is upset, it can become a potential target for negative energy, siphoning and other energetic parasites that may lead to a decline in physical health over time. Ensuring that one takes the proper ongoing measures to keep the physical body free of toxins and to rid the accumulation of toxins is especially helpful in long term protection from outside free radicals.

Black Tourmaline Tower Generator Point
Black Tourmaline Tower

Research is available that suggests keeping certain minerals nearby your electronics or if worn can help to shield the body from harmful EMFs. Such minerals are found in crystals and gemstones such as Black Tourmaline, Hematite and Selenite as they will help to absorb some of the harmful wireless frequencies and EMFs. Clear Quartz is also an amazing stone for absorbing energies around it and is also highly recommended to keep at home or at the office for it’s energetic enhancing effects.

One may find it helpful to keep any of these stones close to electronics that you spend a larger amount of time close to such as laptops. Wearing Hematite can also have a


profoundly positive effect on the amount of EMFs that the body’s energetic field absorbs through cellphone use. The bigger the stone, the greater the shielding effect it will have. If you’re interested in learning more about the positive effects of crystals and how using them can improve your life, you can check out my Etsy shop here.

Avoiding network upgrades and enhancements in technology is inevitable; however, understanding the potential effects that new technologies can have to our health is the best way to get ahead of the curve in order to protect yourself.

Thanks for reading and stay safe!


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Colleen Smith

Professional Spiritual Life Coach & Reiki Master located in Calgary, Canada