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Does 5G pose health risks?

I would say this is Not True Just going by the sentence you’ve highlighted: Health experts believe this increased exposure to 5G will have a devastating impact on our health. It’s already ...
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Did hundreds of birds die in a park the Netherlands? What caused it?

Seems to be true about a large number of suddenly dead birds. There are some articles in Dutch media reporting this. However the cause has not been determined and there is no mention of 5G antennas ...
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Does keeping phone in the front pocket cause male infertility?

The article provides no evidence for the claim. While there is some evidence linking cell phones to specific types of cancer, her claim that putting your phone in your pocket puts you at higher risk ...
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Do crystals protect against EMF

No. The types of crystals advertised as "EMF blocking" are typically inert minerals which basically have no EM-field by themselves (not magnetic and having no net charge). There is nothing stopping EM ...
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Do tinfoil hats protect against any sort of radiation?

Though tin foil hats do protect you from electromagnetic radiation and from some forms of ionizing radiation, they do not protect you from all possible electromagnetic radiation: In a not-too-serious-...
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Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore?

Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore? Probably not. What Professor Shaviv has done is shown that it is possible to make a simple climate ...
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Did the fallout from American nuclear tests kill hundreds of thousands of American civilians?

Summary: This paper is emerging science, and it is too soon to know one way or the other. "Has the fallout from American nuclear tests killed hundreds of thousands of civilians as the paper suggests?"...
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Does radiation from sleeping next to your smartphone affect your brain patterns negatively?

Seeing this question pop up again, I want to share something. I did not write an answer before because I did not want to dig up an old question without a conclusive answer. While the claim is ...
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Are Australia's 5G radiation safety standards at least one hundred times laxer than of 6 other listed countries?

This looks, at best, to be a careless mistake if not an intentional lie. The key problem is that mW/m2 is no longer considered a meaningful standard. Here are the Australian government's current ...
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Is the illegal nuclear waste at the Coldwater Creek Nuclear Landfill a risk to public health?

The Claim I'm challenging: this article claims that an "expert" says it's fine. Sasa Mutic is a PhD in radiooncology and the chair of the radiation safety committee at Washington School of ...
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Do elevators increase radiation from cell phone use?

Resonant Cavity Resonance will turn out to be one important factor that could cause increased radiation at certain spots, so let's take a minute to understand this. The same effect that we observe ...
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Is wireless charging harmful?

TL;DR Probably no. Unless it was powerful enough to cause damage through heating or immediately shock you. About wireless charging For most cellphones, wireless charging is done according to Qi or ...
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Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore?

A partial answer, based on the 2011 paper, Quantifying the role of solar radiative forcing over the 20th century, by Shaviv and Shlomi Ziskin: Well, it turns out Shaviv and Ziskin do not make clear ...
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Did hundreds of birds die in a park the Netherlands? What caused it?

Is it true that hundreds of birds have died in this park? Yes. If it is true, has a cause been positively determined? There appears to still be no certainty about the cause. Both the Natural ...
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Could 5G make weather satellites less effective?

This issue was discussed during the last World Radiocommunication Conference, held in November 2019 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), under Agenda Item 1.13. The ITU has worked on ...
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Has non-TSI solar output increased over the past century in ways the IPCC climate models ignore?

No SkepticalScience discusses various ways people have tried to claim that the sun has caused the recent warming of Earth, and they're just generally not justifiable. There are a number of studies ...
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Do mineral glass lenses on sunglasses block 100% of harmful UV radiations?

Most glasses block some amount of UV light, particularly the "harder" UV like UVC and UVB. UVC is not really relevant in the context of sunlight at normal altitudes, as the atmosphere, in ...
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Is radioactive decay the cause of the high temperature of the Earth's core?

I want to answer the second part of the question: I find it hard to believe since volcanoes aren't know for spewing long half-life materials. The calculations of heat generated by radioactive ...
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Do cellphones pose any harm to pacemaker users?

Yes, in some cases. The risk seems to depend on the cell phone and pacemaker involved. Apparently there's no conflict in some cases, while there can be in other cases. The American Heart ...
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Does a coal plant "kill more in a few weeks than nuclear has ever killed"?

The claim as made in the original quote is fairly easy to debunk with sources from the comments because it compares deaths due to all nuclear power over all time with deaths of a single coal power ...
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Are Australia's 5G radiation safety standards at least one hundred times laxer than of 6 other listed countries?

The Australian government links to a 2018 Dutch study for a standards comparison. Although this study doesn't cover the 5G band, the EU-Australia similarities in the 3G-4G band (right columns) suggest ...
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Does low-dose radiation from X-rays or CT scans cause cancer?

Yes, but first let's clarify what's being claimed. There's a little confusion in the question (which is fair enough, it's a confusing topic). There's no doubt that ordinary CT scans and x-rays do ...
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Does low-dose radiation from X-rays or CT scans cause cancer?

Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood and subsequent risk of leukaemia and brain tumours: a retrospective cohort study Lancet 2012; 380: 499–505 shows a definitive increase in cancer among ...
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Does radiation sensitivity decrease with age?

That's not quite the right interpretation The reason that the effects are less detrimental is that older people simply have fewer years left of their lives in which to be effected by the radiation. ...
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Does radiation sensitivity decrease with age?

"Aging and radiation: bad companions" (open access), published in Aging Cell. 2015 Apr; 14(2): 153–161 seems to claim the opposite is true. Abstract, emphasis added: Aging involves a deterioration ...
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Is radioactive decay the cause of the high temperature of the Earth's core?

We don't know. It's hard to get direct measurements of what's below the crust in the Earth's mantle, and scientists seem to be divided on mantle radioactivity's contribution to Earth's "internal heat ...
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Are nano diamond batteries a breakthrough in battery technology?

Already from the draft article appearing on Wikipedia you can spot the issue: Its power density will be far lower than that of conventional chemical batteries If they get to the market as they are ...
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Could 5G make weather satellites less effective?

An article on Nature web page suggests the reason behind the concern. The 5G transmissions will involve many frequencies, but the key one under discussion is 23.8 gigahertz. Water vapour in the ...
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