Nuclear safety officials issued a warning Thursday that conspiracy theorists who are worried about the effects of 5G may be wearing necklaces that are emitting harmful radiation.
Officials at the Netherlands Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection issued a public safety notice warning that “quantum pendant” necklaces are radioactive and could damage DNA, according to research done by the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
“The level of radiation measured is low and risk of health problems is low too,” the authority wrote. “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.”
A “quantum pendant,” or negative ion jewelry, is often worn by people who are concerned about the effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by 5G towers on their health. While electromagnetic radiation in large doses is hazardous and potentially lethal, “no adverse health effect has been causally linked with exposure to wireless technologies.”.
The Dutch nuclear safety authority warned that many products designed to counteract the effects of 5G actually contain ionizing radiation that can damage bodily tissue and even DNA.
“Due to the potential health risk they pose, these consumer products containing radioactive materials are therefore prohibited by law,” the authority wrote. “Ionizing radiation can damage tissue and DNA and can cause for example a red skin. Only low levels of radiation have been measured on these specific products.”
However, authorities warn that continuing to wear the jewelry could lead to long-term tissue and DNA damage.