5G Roll Out: Scientists call the World to attention
“We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”
Dr. L. Hardell, Professor of Oncology at Örebro University in Sweden says “the telecom industry is trying to roll out technology that may have very real, unintended harmful consequences. Scientific studies, both recently and over many years, have identified harmful effects on health when testing wireless products under realistic conditions. We are very concerned that the increase in radiation exposure by 5G leads to damage that cannot be reversed”.
5G or 5th generation cellular technology, is the wave of the future, offering over 100 times faster speeds than 4G and it will allow users upload/download UHD movies in a matter of seconds. The technology is expected to support at least 100 billion devices globally, make technology faster, smarter, create a more connected world, no more dropped calls or internet delays.
With faster connectivity, 5G has capacity to support the Internet of Things, (IoT), your personal devices and various networks with great reliability.
And the BBC says 5G is “all about making better use of the radio spectrum and enabling far more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time”. It is a “non-ionizing” form of electromagnetic radiation.
Radiation is either non–ionizing or ionizing. Non–ionizing radiation is longer wavelength/lower frequency lower energy. While ionizing radiation is short wavelength/high frequency higher energy which may cause DNA damage that can lead to cancer, overexposure to non–ionizing radiation can cause health issues.
However, as desirous as the 5G network is, it has some appalling disadvantages which are reason for the present global outcry over the possible health issues, the world may have to trade-off for the reliability of 5G.
According to Agency reports, there are literally hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies from around the world that have linked this “non-ionizing” form of electromagnetic radiation to things like cancer, DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses), and infertility.
More people against 5G
According to Microwave radiation experts, 5G Radiation is a high frequency form of Microwave radiation. A microwave oven cooks your food using the 2.45 GHz frequency. 5G frequencies are expected to range from about 24 GHz up to about 300 GHz.
EhTrust.org has published “Letters From Scientists On The Health Risk Of 5G” which includes links to letters from over 180 scientists and doctors from around the world predicting catastrophic health risks resulting from 5G cell tower and wireless networks and thereby, calling for a halt to the roll-out of 5G cellular networks and prevent a “massive public health experiment.”
The claim according to these experts, doctors and researchers is; radiation has the power to change our bodies on the cellular level, creating a perfect environment for cancer and other ailments.
According to Dr. Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, the waves used in 5G could cause major skin, eye, and nervous system problems.
Also, Dr. Yael Stein from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University recently wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission outlining his major concerns about 5G, saying that the human skin has the ability to absorb more than 90% of microwave radiation and will cause major problems from head to toe- especially for the vulnerable such as kids, elderly and pregnant women.
But whether people protest or not, the 5G network has found its way into mainstream global commerce which drives world economy and those elements that network businesses together.
EU 5G Appeal – Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G
In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries warn about the danger of 5G, which will lead to a massive increase in involuntary exposure to electromagnetic radiation. The scientists urge the EU to follow Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe, asking for an independent task force to reassess the health effects.
Hardell: “The fifth generation (5G) of radio frequency radiation is now being developed. This is done without dosimetric determination or study of the possible health effects. The media praise in particular all the possibilities that this technology promises to offer, such as the self-propelled car and Internet of Things (IoT). The consequences for the health of humans, plants and animals are not discussed at all. Politicians, governments and the media are responsible for unbalanced information. Ordinary people are not informed of conflicting opinions about this technological development. Health effects from radio frequency radiation are a non issue in the media, at least in Sweden, but also in most other countries”.
PDF document by Martin L. Pall, PhD:
Industry’s influence on studies and safety limits
Studies on the health impact of electromagnetic radiation in the past have often been influenced by industry thereby making scientists demand independent studies on the effects of 5G radiation “to ensure the safety of the population”. The scientists ask the European Commission to postpone the expansion of the 5G network “until the potential risks to human health and the environment have been thoroughly investigated by scientists independent of industry”.
“In conclusion, this article demonstrates that the EU has given mandate to a 13‑member, non‑governmental private group, the ICNIRP, to decide upon the RF radiation guidelines. The ICNIRP, as well as SCENIHR, are well shown not to use the sound evaluation of science on the detrimental effects of RF radiation, which is documented in the research … These two small organizations are producing reports which seem to deny the existence of scientific published reports on the related risks.” – Appeals that matter or not on a moratorium on the deployment of the fifth generation, 5G, for microwave radiation, L. Hardell & R. Nyberg, MOLECULAR AND CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 3 Jan 2020.
Response of the European Commission
In question E-003975/2018, Nicola Caputo (S&D) asked the European Commission whether it intends to set up a European task force of independent and impartial scientists on electromagnetic fields to examine the health risks.
In her reply the European Commission states that ‘under Article 168 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the primary responsibility for protecting the public from potential harmful effects of electromagnetic fields remains with the Member States, including the choice of measures to be adopted based on age and health status.’
In question P-001526-19 Michèle Rivasi (Verts/ALE) asked for an assessment of biological and health impact of 5G: “The 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership project (5G PPP) is the world’s largest project of its kind, with EUR 700 million in EU funding. The rollout of 5G will expose people to increased microwave and radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. … Will the 5G PPP fund any study on the biological impact of 5G radiation? Will the Commission conduct any prior impact assessment on the launching of 5G in the EU, in particular as regards human health? Could it explain how an impact assessment would be conducted, or if one has already taken place, could it provide details on how it was done?”
Slovenia halts 5G to Investigate Health and Safety
“Slovenia stops the introduction of 5G technology: We do not know if it is dangerous to humans”. In Slovenia 5G had been halted, officials take more time to investigate health effects of the new technology. A letter from Minister Rudi Medved states they will reopen the debate on potential health risks.
Netherlands: Parliament asks for independent investigation on 5G health risks
In the Netherlands, the Parliament is concerned about the health risks of radiation from the new 5G network. Political parties urgently want to know what the state of affairs is regarding possible dangers before masts are installed on a large scale. GroenLinks urged the Health Council of the Netherlands to carry out an independent investigation into 5G radiation. Member of parliament Laura Bromet: We still do not know about the dangers to public health. Little research has been undertaken into the effects of 5G. We have to take people’s concerns seriously and investigate this.
Resolution opposing 5G by the municipality of Rome
The Rome resolution asks “the mayor to stop the 5G trial and not to raise the limit values in the threshold of electromagnetic radiation avoiding the positioning of millimeter microwave antennas on homes, schools, day centers, recreation centers, street lamps and more.” Rome Councilor Massimiliano Quaresima stated, “I am in favor of technological progress but not on the experimentation of 5G technology in the absence of scientific data on the repercussions for health.”
Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G auction on health grounds
A petition asking the German Parliament to stop the award of 5G frequencies has reached 54,643 signatures, surpassing the quorum, reports ‘Diagnose: Funk’. The petioners request the German Parliament to suspend the procedure to award 5G frequencies based on scientifically justified doubts about the safety of this technology.
Debate in England on health related effects of electromagnetic fields and 5G
A very powerful speech on the risks of 5G by MP Tonia Antoniazzi at Westminster Hall. “We can no longer hide and pretend it is not happening and this cannot be swept under the carpet”
Does 5G Cause Cancer?
Many scientists understand that the electromagnetic radiation leaking through the doors of our microwave ovens are carcinogenic, and therefore, can cause cancer. Most of these scientists also believe that these waves are mutagenic, meaning they change the DNA structure of living beings.
The launch of 5G will be similar to turning on your microwave, opening its door, and leaving it on for the rest of your life. There’s a good reason why hundreds of scientists are taking action against the wireless industry.
How to keep yourself safe
Experts advise to measure level of radiation with an HF35C metre, protect your home by using radiation cutting paints and window coverings. The meter will give you various levels as you walk around the house.
You should also limit the time you spend on your phone and also use radiation blocking cases and shielding headsets. Avoid overly cheap Chinese phones or ‘disposable phones’ as they are prone to high level of radiation.
Always remember to turn off your Wi-Fi router when you’re not using it. And if possible keep your cell phone away from your bed at night.
Tom Ademan — With Agency reports