The Authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) in the Netherlands warned the public about ten products–like necklaces and other accessories–that they should avoid using after tests showed they gave off harmful ionizing radiation.
The ANVS said one of the products raising a red flag was a necklace claiming to block out 5G radiation.
The ANVS issued a statement, saying:
“Don’t wear it anymore, put it away safely and wait for the return instructions."
“The sellers in the Netherlands known to the ANVS have been told that the sale is prohibited and must be stopped immediately, and that they must inform their customers about this.”
A recent study from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment found consumer products claiming to have "negative ion" properties, such as jewelry and eye masks, "can contain radioactive substances that emit so-called ionizing radiation."
The United States outlawed selling these products.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, ionizing radiation can adversely "affect the atoms in living cells and thereby damage their genetic material (DNA)."
"Fortunately, the cells in our bodies are extremely efficient at repairing this damage. However, if the damage is not repaired correctly, a cell may die or eventually become cancerous."
While the study pointed to evidence the "anti-5G" necklace was actually detrimental to our health, there is no evidence 5G itself is a health risk.
That hasn't stopped conspiracy theorists from attacking the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks.
They claimed the telecommunications technology used by mobile networks helped spread COVID-19, even though the countries that had a rapid rate of COVID-19 infections didn't even support 5G.
The conspiracy theory started because the launch of 5G networks coincided with the start of the pandemic. But correlation does not equal causation.
And to be clear, viruses cannot travel or spread via the electromagnetic spectrum.
Twitter was quick to point out the irony of the radioactive effects of the very product that was thought to "protect" the 5G-fearing mob.
PC Mag said U.S. state authorities, like The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, had also warned consumers about negative ion products that can actually emit harmful radiation by incorporating uranium or thorium.
The Washington State Department of Health said on their website they found "unacceptable levels of radioactive material" in some of the tested products, adding, "Although being exposed to these items for short periods of time do not pose an immediate health threat, we want to make sure people are not exposed to unnecessary radiation."
"The items are advertised as having negative ion technology, quantum scalar energy, volcanic lava energy, and quantum science. Items include pendants, wristbands, kinesiology tape, and other personal items."
"They are advertised as a way to maintain health, balance energy, and improve emotional well-being. Some also claim to protect people and pets from electromagnetic fields (EMF)."