“Anti-5G” jewelry and sleep masks are radioactive

By Susan D’Agostino | December 17, 2021

Dutch nuclear scientists determined that the Magnetix Sport boost bracelet is radioactive. RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU.Dutch nuclear scientists determined that the Magnetix Sport boost bracelet is radioactive. RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU.

People who wear jewelry and sleep masks to “protect” themselves from 5G wireless technology may inadvertently be harming their health. That’s the conclusion of the Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection, which has issued a warning about 10 consumer products that continuously emit ionizing radiation. Said differently, these items, which include the Magnetix Smiley Kids bracelet with negative ions, Energy Armor sleep mask, Quantum Pendant, and others, are radioactive.

The authority advises consumers to “stop wearing these products, to store them away, and to await instructions on how to return them.” Radioactive items should not be disposed with household trash as they pose a threat to others when not handled by experts.

“We also urge you to inform your partner, children or other members of your household to make sure that no one wears these products,” the authority wrote.

Though the level of radiation in these products is low, continuous exposure over time may prove harmful to human health, according to the authority. Sales of these products in the Netherlands are now prohibited.

No adverse health effects have been linked to 5G—the latest technology used in mobile phone networks—according to the World Health Organization. Further, it notes that the physical characteristics of the radio signals produced by 5G, 4G, and 3G are not fundamentally different.

Nonetheless, conspiracy theorists have claimed that 5G suppresses the immune system and transmits coronavirus. Simon Clarke, a microbiologist at the University of Reading, told the BBC that such claims are “complete rubbish.”

For a full list of the harmful products, see the website of the Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59703523.

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Lonnie Henley
Lonnie Henley
20 days ago

This article is technically accurate but extremely misleading, and appears to be deliberately so. The term “radioactive” in normal usage refers to nuclear radiation, not the emission of ionized particles. And don’t tell me the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists doesn’t know the difference. Using this term for ionization is a deliberate scare tactic or shameless click-baitery.

dave g
dave g
19 days ago
Reply to  Lonnie Henley

Meh, from the ‘warning’ link in the first paragraph:

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has revealed that these specific products emit ionizing radiation. The level of radiation measured is low and risk of health problems is low too. However, it cannot be completely ruled out that wearing these products continuously for an extended period may prove harmful to your health in the long term.

It’s dumb to wear these in the first place.

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