Debunking claims of mobile phone towers causing brain damage (video)

Photo courtesy of Sanook

A video circulating online claiming that mobile phone towers are hazardous and could cause brain damage has caused concern among netizens.

The middle-aged man in the video alleges to be spending 60,000 baht monthly on brain treatments due to the impact of these towers, stirring a significant number of shares and likes on social media.

Dr Jessada Denduangboripant, a professor in the Department of Biology at Chulalongkorn University, refuted these claims on his Facebook page.

“Mobile phone towers, when installed and operated correctly, are safe for humans.”

Dr Jessada further debunked the message that living near a 5G signal tower would cause sickness similar to viral infection as untrue, reported Sanook.

The Thai Anti-Fake News Center and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) verified the aforementioned claim, stating that:

“Being sick from high-frequency waves when near a 5G signal tower will cause illness, symptoms including headaches, nausea, ear ringing, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, tremors in the head and neck, and pressure in the head, which the illness symptom is similar to a viral infection.”

The organisations clarified the truth.

“No report or study from any institution indicates that mobile phone signal towers or 5G signal towers cause danger, cause illness, similar to viral infection.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) disseminated information stating that, based on studies, there is no evidence that the frequency waves from mobile phone signal towers pose a danger to the body. Also, several telecommunications scholars in the country shared information that 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G waves are all radio waves, but they differ only in technology.

In related news, a tragic incident occurred when a woman driving a Nissan March car was searching for her mobile phone in the passenger seat, causing the vehicle to lose control and collide with a motorbike. The collision resulted in the death of an 18 year old female student, returning from her Test of General Aptitude (TGAT) examination. Read more about the story HERE.


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