- Quantum Necklaces and accessories claiming to "protect" people from 5G mobile networks are radioactive.
- Dutch Officials issue product alerts and say ‘quantum pendants’ could damage DNA with prolonged use.
Some Dutch authorities issued a warning for nuclear safety about ten products it found gave off harmful ionizing radiation. It urged people not to use the products, which could cause harm with long-term wear. There is no evidence that 5G networks are harmful to health.
The World Health Organization says 5G mobile networks are safe, and not fundamentally different from existing 3G and 4G signals. Mobile networks use non-ionizing radio waves that do not damage DNA.
People who wear “anti-5G” pendants to “protect” themselves from radio frequencies emitted by phone masts have been told by the Dutch nuclear authority that their necklaces are dangerously radioactive. Owners of “quantum pendants” and other “negative ion” jewelry have been advised to store them away, as they have been found to continuously emit ionizing radiation.
The safety agency proclaimed that “due to the potential health risk they pose, these consumer products containing radioactive materials are therefore prohibited by law. Ionizing radiation can damage tissue and DNA and can cause, for example, red skin. Only low levels of radiation have been measured on these specific products and exposure to ionizing radiation can cause adverse health effects.”
This product alert was issued by the Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) concerning 10 products.
Since there have been attacks on transmitters by people who believe they are harmful. The products identified included an "Energy Armor" sleeping mask, bracelet, and necklace. A bracelet for children, branded Magnetix Wellness, was also found to be emitting radiation. “However, someone who wears a product of this kind for a prolonged period (a year, 24 hours a day) could expose themselves to a level of radiation that exceeds the stringent limit for skin exposure that applies in the Netherlands. To avoid any risk, the ANVS calls on owners of such items not to wear them from now on.”
Governments across the world have started to establish the infrastructure for fast 5G internet, a range of groups have emerged voicing fears over the health effects of mobile telephony. A person in a mask walks past a 5G advert, a Christian TV channel fined by Ofcom over Covid conspiracy theories. The concerns vary from questioning the level of research that has been done into the impact of radio frequencies and proximity to masts, to allegations that 5G is the cause of anything from headaches to immune deficiencies.
"The sellers in the Netherlands known to the ANVS have been told that the sale is prohibited and must be stopped immediately and that they must inform their customers about this." Conspiracy theories have fuelled a market of "anti-5G" devices that are typically found to have no effect.
In May 2020, the UK Trading Standards sought to halt sales of a £339 USB stick that claimed to offer "protection" from 5G. So-called "anti-radiation stickers" have also been sold on Amazon. Despite this, an industry suggesting that certain types of jewelry, including one product mentioned in the Dutch alert that claims to “utilize pure minerals and volcanic ash that are extracted from the Earth,” has burgeoned. WHO has said that 5G is safe and that there is nothing fundamentally different about the physical characteristics of the radio signals produced by 5G compared with those produced by 3G and 4G. Last year, 15 EU member states called on the European Commission to address a spate of conspiracy theories that had led to arson attacks against telecommunications masts.