Severe Health Risks of 5G Have Been Covered Up
In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about 5G – the next generation of wireless technology. 5G is being touted as a necessary step to the ‘internet of things’ – a world in which our refrigerators alert us when we’re low on milk, our baby’s diapers tell us when they need to be changed, and Netflix is available everywhere, all the time.
But what we’re not hearing is that evidence-based studies
worldwide have clearly established the harmful effects of human exposure
to pulsed radiofrequency radiation from cell towers, cell phones and
other devices – and that 5G will make the problem exponentially worse.
Most people believe that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
carefully assesses the health risks of these technologies before
approving them. But in testimony taken by Senator Blumenthal of
Connecticut, the FCC admitted it has not conducted any safety studies on 5G.
Telecom lobbyists assure us that guidelines already in place are
adequate to protect the public. Those safety guidelines, however, are
based on a 1996 study of how much a cell phone heated the head of an
adult-sized plastic mannequin. This is problematic, for at least three
+ living organisms consist of highly complex and interdependent cells and tissue, not plastic.
+ those being exposed to radiofrequency radiation include fetuses, children, plants, and wildlife – not just adult male humans.
+ the frequencies used in the mannequin study were far lower than the exposures associated with 5G.
5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation uses a ‘cocktail’ of three types of radiation, ranging from relatively low-energy radio waves, microwave radiation with far more energy, and millimeter waves with vastly more energy (see below). The extremely high frequencies in 5G are where the biggest danger lies. While 4G frequencies go as high as 6 GHz, 5G exposes biological life to pulsed signals in the 30 GHz to 100 GHz range. The general public has never before been exposed to such high frequencies for long periods of time.
This is a big deal. It turns out that our
eyes and our sweat ducts act as antennas for absorption of the
higher-frequency 5G waves. And because the distances these high-energy
waves can travel is relatively short, transmitters will be required
closer to homes and schools than earlier wireless technologies: the
build-out will add the equivalent of a cell tower every 2-10 houses.
But former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made it clear the Telecom-dominated FCC does not put health first:
“Stay out of the way of technological development,” he said. “Unlike
some countries, we do not believe we should spend the next couple of
years studying… Turning innovators loose is far preferable to letting
committees and regulators define the future. We won’t wait for the
standards.” In response to questions about health concerns, Mr. Wheeler
said: “Talk to the medical people”.
The “medical people” have conducted over 2,000 international
evidence-based studies that link health impacts with pulsed radiowave
radiation from cell towers, routers, cell phones, tablets, and other
wireless devices. These studies tell us that RF radiation is
harmful at even low and short exposures, and that it impacts children
and fetuses more rapidly than adults. Among the findings are that RF
radiation is carcinogenic, causes DNA damage, affects fertility and the
endocrine system, and has neurological impacts. Pulsed electromagnetic
frequencies have also been shown to cause neurological symptoms:
depression, anxiety, headaches, muscle pain, attention deficits,
insomnia, dizziness, tinnitus, skin tingling, loss of appetite, and
The U.S. Government has known of these risks since at least 1971,
when the Naval Medical Research and Development Command published a
bibliography containing 3,700 references reporting 100 biological and
clinical effects attributed to microwave and radio-frequency radiation.
Recent findings, such as the $30 million 2018 U.S. National
Toxicology Program (NTP) Study, have corroborated the findings of all
well-designed heart and brain cancer studies of people with 10 or more
years’ exposure to cellular radiation from cell towers and cell phones. They all agree: RF radiation causes cancer.