Scientists and Health Professionals Overwhelmingly Think 5G Doesn’t Cause Cancer

In fact, many wonder why we're not more concerned with UV or other types of radiation

illustration of someone bent over their legs with a phone and 5G in the background
Some people wonder if the rollout of 5G will cause increased levels of radiation that consumers should worry about. Getty Images

There are scientific theories, some with extraordinary supporting evidence, that clearly identify carcinogens. But when I asked Dr. Michael La Quaglia, my granddaughter’s cancer surgeon, how a 2.5-year-old gets pancreatoblastoma, he looked me straight in the eye and said, “If we knew, we could prevent it. All I can do is try to remove it. And with God’s help, I will be successful.”

@shellypalmer Adweek opinion contributor Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making.