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5G Roll Out Could Be More Harmful Than Initially Imagined

5GcelltowerDr Devra Davis, Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council – “Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network – branded as 5G – that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things.”

Maybe the robots have taken over as the march of technology continues to impact our health.

Research shows that wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimeter range interact directly with human skin, specifically the sweat glands. Dr. Paul Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics at Israel’s Hebrew University, has shown how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths.

Scientists cautioned that before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies, research on human health effects needed to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.

Today’s cellular and Wi-Fi networks rely on microwaves – a type of electromagnetic radiation utilizing frequencies up to 6 gigahertz (GHz) in order to wirelessly transmit voice or data. However, 5 G applications will require unlocking of new spectrum bands in higher frequency ranges above 6 GHz to 100 GHz and beyond, utilizing submillimeter and millimeter waves – to allow ultra-high rates of data to be transmitted in the same amount of time as compared with previous deployments of microwave radiation.

“Most people are unaware that these waves are cycling several billion times per second. 75 GHz is in fact 75,000,000,000 cycles per second,“ stated Davis about these frequencies rapidly penetrating the skin.

For years, the U.S., Russian and Chinese defense agencies have been developing weapons that rely on the capability of this electromagnetic technology to induce unpleasant burning sensations on the skin as a form of crowd control. Millimeter waves are utilized by the U.S. Army in crowd dispersal guns called Active Denial Systems.

Dr. Paul Ben-Ishai pointed to research that was commissioned by the U.S. Army to find out why people ran away when the beam touched them. “If you are unlucky enough to be standing there when it hits you, you will feel like your body is on fire.” The U.S. Department of Defense explains how: “The sensation dissipates when the target moves out of the beam. The sensation is intense enough to cause a nearly instantaneous reflex action of the target to flee the beam.”

Last year Verizon announced that 5G networks would be tested in 11 U.S. cities beginning with Sacramento. 5G Networks will involve the deployment of millions of antennas nationwide, thousands in each city, because millimeter waves cannot easily travel through buildings or other obstacles.

A cellular small cell or other transmitter will be placed every two to ten homes according to estimates. These “small cells” use cabinets that look like mini-refrigerators mounted on poles or rooftops. Inside the cabinets there’s an array of more than 1,000 antennas.

The Sacramento City Council signed off on a deal in June allowing Verizon to secure small cell towers on 101 utility poles, expand their fiber-optic capacity and move quickly through the municipal permitting process. In exchange, the company committed to establishing 5G infrastructure throughout the city and installing free wifi at 27 parks. The city charges $150 per month per location for operators to deploy their small cells. Multiple carriers have received permit approvals to build small cells in downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said the new deal: “will ensure that everyone who lives here or spends time here can experience the benefits of a safer, more mobile and more sustainable city.”

“The use of sub-terahertz (Millimeter wave) communications technology (cell phones, Wi-Fi, network transmission antennas) could cause humans to feel physical pain via nociceptors, ” stated Dr. Yael Stein, MD, who wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about 5G Spectrum Frontiers.

Using frequencies higher than 5 GHz (and up to 100 GHz) will compress the time frame in which cancers and other biological effects show themselves within society. The pulsed nature of these high frequency, high signal intensity signals do not harbor good news for humanity, particularly in relation to the functioning of our DNA.

Dr Cindy Lee Russell – “As a physician who has worked on a wide range of public health, environmental health and toxic issues for over 25 years I believe the rollout of 5G is not only premature but also dangerous to both humans and the environment.”

Dr. Russell has detailed the scientific documentation on 5G’s frequencies which include arrhythmias, heart rate variability, bacterial affects, antibiotic resistance, immune system affects, chromatin affects, teratogenic effects, altered gene expression and cataracts.

Besides health issues, 5G mobile users will need a new phone and pay more per month. The widespread use of autonomous cars will rely on 5G networks to make almost instantaneous course corrections.

“Carriers are all looking at 5G for fixed wireless broadband, even though the technology isn’t particularly well suited to that application,” Craig Moffett, an analyst with MoffettNathanson LLC told Bloomberg. “That’s largely because it is almost impossible to identify any other real revenue opportunities for the technology.”

An article in the April issue of the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health about 5G health implications cautioned: “Available findings seem sufficient to demonstrate the existence of biomedical effects, to invoke the precautionary principle, to define exposed subjects as potentially vulnerable and to revise existing limits.”

Last September more than 200 scientists and doctors from 38 nations  signed a declaration calling for a moratorium on the deployment of 5G  cellular technology.

“The wireless industry is trying to deploy technology that may have some very real unintended harmful consequences,” explained one of the organizers of the letter, Lennart Hardell, MD, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden. “Scientific studies from years ago along with many new studies are consistently identifying harmful human health impacts when wireless products are tested properly using conditions that reflect actual exposures. With hazards at those exposures, we are very concerned that the added exposure to 5G radiation could result in tragic, irreversible harm.”

University of California, Berkeley public health researcher Joel Moskowitz said:  “Peer-reviewed research has documented industry influence on studies of the health impacts of wireless radiation. We are insisting on a moratorium on 5G until non-industry research can be conducted to ensure the safety of the public.”

The signees argued that current International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection ‘safety guidelines’ are obsolete. Proof of harm has been found from radiation below ICNIRP safety guidelines. New safety standards are necessary. And misleading guidelines exist because of conflicts of interest of ICNIRP members due to their relationships with telecommunications or electric companies undermine the impartiality that should govern the regulation of Public Exposure Standards for non-ionizing radiation…”


Installing a 5G antenna

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