The bitter surprise of conspiracists’ anti-5G cages: they block wi-fi

A suggestion circulates on the Web that has the unbelievable: "caging" the router to block the device's radiation, which, of course, then no longer works.

Buy a Faraday cage to block radiation from home routers and discover that, in the end, the effect is achieved all too well, so much so that it even blocks wi-fi: this is what many anti-5G plotters are discovering in recent days. And so, e-commerce sites are filled with negative reviews against such shielding systems.

With the arrival of the 5G network, the specter of radiation emitted by antennas is back, along with fears and conspiracy theories that are almost completely or entirely unfounded. Many people, who for fear or overzealousness, particularly frightened by possible health repercussions have chosen to take cover by giving a cut to radio waves, with systems, however, are ineffective because without any scientific basis or with effects that far exceed the intentions. In fact, there are many who have resorted to the home installation of a Faraday cage, with unexpected results to say the least.

Anti-5G cages, the failed purchases of anti-5G plotters

On the internet you can buy everything, even Faraday cages that can shield from electromagnetic waves. That's why many customers of the e-shopping platform Amazon have chosen to make this kind of purchase, coming to pay according to figures that are around 150 euros - plus hefty shipping costs - to protect themselves and their loved ones from the influence of radiation emitted by 5G routers. Currently, it is right to remember it, the routers equipped with this technology are really few on the market.

Once installed, the system does not delay to give its results: no radiation and no internet. The unsuspecting buyer, therefore, runs on the platform and leaves negative reviews, complaining about what is actually the correct effect. Worse, however, is when the review left is positive: this then leaves the more experienced user to imagine two different scenarios: either the cage has not been assembled correctly or it is a fake specimen.

Anti 5G, that's what a Faraday cage is and what it's for

A little bit of information would be enough, however, to know what you're getting into. Invented in 1836 by the English physicist and chemist Michael Faraday, this particular box made of materials capable of conducting electricity or by a hollow conductor manages to isolate the inside (and, of course, what is contained therein) from an electrostatic field outside of it, regardless of its intensity. It is not necessary that the so-called cage is closed: in fact, it can also consist of a series of bars at the correct distance or a wire mesh.

What escapes the so-called 5G plotters is that once complete, the cage provides to isolate from any kind of electrostatic field, even the waves emitted by the home router that, as you can imagine, can no longer do its job. Consequently, it becomes impossible to use the home network because the signal is actually blocked by the structure.

5G network, the opinion of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità

The ISS, however, comes a reassurance on the effects of 5G waves. These radiofrequencies would be part of a known range, whose interaction with the human body is well known. Correctly observed, the international exposure limits - further reduced in Italy - are able to prevent any kind of known effect, even when these frequencies are reached. For the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, therefore, any possible risk would be so low as not to require the installation of such tinsel inside the house, especially if the possible uses and benefits are not known.