5G – 5th Generation

network-5G-o7ybgarz1uzhdwa2sa3ow00irbwlbrzz1ve0hfr2iw“The 5G Rollout is Absolutely Insane”  Dr Martin Pall

“5G Cannot Be Assumed Safe. We can no longer assume that any current or future technology, including 5G, is safe without adequate testing – because to do otherwise, is UNETHICAL.” Ronald Melnick Ph.D

“It would irradiate everyone, including the most vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation: pregnant women, unborn children, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill.”
Ronald Powell, PhD, Letter to FCC on 5G expansion

“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.” Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy

“The question then is – are there any health implications, any public safety implications…? …. So there really is no research ongoing? We’re kind of flying blind here – so far as health and safety is concerned”  – US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing with Telecom Industry representatives.

5G is the next generation of  wireless technology. While it is being sold as the next big thing in mobile technology, providing faster internet download speeds, it will be central to the IOT (Internet of Things),  smart cities and buildings, Smart Grid, transport infrastructures, monitoring traffic and vehicles, smart street lights, connected and autonomous vehicles, drones, augmented and virtual reality applications,  interconnecting new technologies and networks etc.  It will also facilitate surveillance and data collection on a grand scale.  With the deployment of 5G, every person, every animal, trees, plants – everything –  will be subjected to a massive increase in radiation exposure from millions of new network antennas and billions of mobile phone and electronic devices that make up the Smart Grid and the Internet of Things.

5G technology is being rolled out across the world without any pre-testing for short or long-term health effects.  It is a live experiment and we are the test subjects.

Despite evidence that radiation from existing wireless technology causes adverse health effects, our governments and decision makers are sanctioning what scientists and experts warn will be a serious health crisis.

The 5G network will be dense and will require the installation of millions of extra antennae, to be placed closer to homes, schools, hospitals etc. emitting even more harmful toxic RF radiation – constantly.

5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RF-EMF (existing 2G, 3G, 4G, Wifi etc) that has already been proven to be harmful to humans and the environment.

Over 50,000 wireless transmitting satellites are also being deployed in space.

The Industry and Governments Are Aware of ‘Significant Concern’

Included in a 31 page document requested by The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on 5G Deployment across Europe, USA and Asia, the following section is included (page 11). Despite this ‘significant concern‘, deployment of 5G  is still going ahead.

eu parliament 5G

eu parliament 5G


5G will not replace existing telecommunications, but will in part, build on existing 4G networks. In some cases, it will use existing 4G equipment and infrastructure. In other cases it will be a separate set of equipment alongside 4G.  3G and 4G is still being rolled out in many places.

5G will use various different frequencies

The 5G deployment proposes to add frequencies in the microwave spectrum in the low- (0.6 GHz – 3.7 GHz), mid- (3.7GHz – 24 GHz), and high-band frequencies (24 GHz and higher) for faster communications. In some cases it will include the higher millimeter wave frequencies never before used for internet and communications technology. Millimeter waves are in the High Frequency Range and these higher frequencies do not travel far and are blocked by buildings, so the high-band systems will have to use a dense network of fixed antennae outdoors every 300 meters as well as indoor systems. These will be placed on existing infrastructure, street furniture, lamp posts , poles and even under manholes. 5G will  provide faster speeds (up to 100 times) and higher capacity transmissions to carry the massive amount of data that will be generated from the Internet of Things (IoT), driverless cars, smart cities and towns, traffic management, in hospitals and businesses, drones etc.

5G technology, like the 2G, 3G, 4G telecommunications systems, has not had pre-market testing for short or long-term health effects despite the fact that people will be exposed continuously to this further radiation. The addition of these 5G radiation frequencies to an already complex mix of wireless frequencies, will contribute to a negative public health outcome from both physical and mental health perspectives.

Currently in Ireland five mobile and internet service providers have space on the country’s 3.4 – 3.8 GHz spectrum band, which has been identified as a primary band suitable for the introduction of 5G in Europe. This is just the beginning, as further spectrum bands are to be auctioned in the near future – 700MHz and 26GHz.  See ComReg website for more details.

NOTE: 5G is not the same as 5GHz.     5G stands for 5th Generation technology and will use different frequencies as mentioned above.  However, some existing wifi routers will indicate they use 5G – this is in fact 5GHz and NOT 5G. 5GHz is one of two frequency signals (as well as 2.4GHz) used in most modern wireless wifi routers/modems.  As far as we are concerned, whether it is 5G or not, all wifi and wireless frequencies are biologically damaging. It is important to reduce your exposure to wireless microwave radiation, so disable one or both frequencies 2.4GHz and 5GHz on your router and computer and turn router and devices off at night. Best practice is to hardwire your internet connection with an Ethernet cable and disable all wifi settings.   5g-mobile-network-is-different-from-5ghz-wifi/

More Microwaves plus Millimeter Waves

5G,  5th Generation technology will employ various frequencies – low, mid-range and high – microwaves as well as millimeters waves.

The higher frequencies are called  millimeter waves. Some millimeters frequencies are already in use in various applications Clearing Up 5G Confusion & Millimeter Waves Are Everywhere Already with Pawel Wypychowski

Millimeter wavelengths – between 30GHz and 300GHz (at high intensity) have been used in military applications in active denial systems (non-lethal crowd control weapons). https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/5g-networks-iot-scientific-overview


Some research on non-thermal effects has shown that millimeter wavelengths target cell membranes and have adverse biological effects as well as clinical effects such as cataracts, immune system alterations and physiological effects on the heart and blood pressure.  Betzalal et al (2018)  have demonstrated that the sweat glands which are coiled structures in the upper layers of the skin can act as antenna receiver for 5G sub-THz band wavelengths.

Study: Human Sweat Ducts Act As ‘Antennas’ For 5G Radiation

See Here for 55 Published Literatures on  5G High Frequency, Gigahertz RF (millimeter wave) https://mdsafetech.org/5g-telecommunications-science/

Wildlife and the Environment

Environmental effects of existing RF radiation have also been ignored Wildlife/Environment.

5G will massively increase the microwave and millimeter wave radiation in our environment, and will have a detrimental effect on wildlife, birds, bees  and trees.   5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RF-EMF, that has already been proven to be harmful for humans, animals and the environment.  

Insects in particular will suffer the consequences of increases in RF radiation, and the exposure to higher frequencies.  Exposure of Insects to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields from 2 to 120 GHz  – Thielenset et al., Scientific Reports 2018, 8:3924.


We already know that wireless RF radiation is damaging to trees and plants with numerous studies showing this. Introducing many more wireless frequencies from 5G is bound to have a devastating effect on biodiversity: http://www.electricalpollution.com/documents/WirelessKillsTrees.pdf

Trees being Cut Down for 5G Roll-Out

Reports are coming from all over the world and Ireland of trees and hedgerows being cut down and removed for the roll-out of 5G.   While trees and hedges might be cut for various reasons, it is important to note that trees and foliage can interfere with and impede RF signals. Higher frequencies have more difficulty passing through, so therefore any obstructions will need to be removed for maximum efficiency.

Driverless car woes grow on trees as leaves block 5G signals

A White Paper from Surrey University UK demonstrates the issues with obstructions and the necessity that tree height be at least 3 metres less than base station (or antennae/cell) height to provide reliable signal coverage of 5G. https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-03/white-paper-rural-5G.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government Page 10 Planning Scenarios 7.2

Thousands of Satellites in Space

As well as 5G on earth, there are plans to put over 50,000 wireless and 5G transmitting satellites in space. The intention of this is to cover the earth in wireless radiation – will there be any place free from it?  Some, launched by Elon Musk, Space X, are already visible in the night sky.  See More HERE

In September 2017 the  EU 5G Appeal, signed by more than 180 scientists and doctors from 35 nations was  submitted  to the European Commission  demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell/mobile antennas for planned 5G expansion. Concerns over health effects from higher radiation exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and cancer.

“We the undersigned scientists and doctors  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, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment…”  READ FULL APPEAL HERE

In 2018, an International Appeal to Stop 5G in space and on earth was launched and has collected 91,382 signatories from at least 168 countries as of May 17, 2019 from scientists, doctors, building biologists, engineers and citizens   https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal/

Risks from 5G include: (many of these are already effects from 2G, 3G,4G, wifi frequencies)

  • Damage to the eyes – cataracts, retinal damage
  • Severe sweating
  • Skin damage
  • Immune system disruption
  • Metabolic disruption
  • Neurological disturbance
  • Leakage of blood brain barrier
  • Damage to sperm
  • Increased risk of cancers
  • Depression and suicide
  • Collapse of insect populations, the base of food for birds and bats
  • Rise in bacterial resistance and bacterial shifts
  • Damage to plants and trees

Here is what some experts are saying about 5G:

“Along with the 5G there is another thing coming – Internet of Things. If you look at it combined the radiation level is going to increase tremendously and yet the industry is very excited about it…. they project 5G/IoT business to be a $7 trillion business.”
Prof. Girish Kumar, Professor at Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay

“However, no matter what the future research will show, the 5G technology will be by then fully deployed and without any possibility of reverse because the whole future life of the humanity will be based and dependent on the functioning of the 5G radiation-emitting devices. This is a unique situation in the history of the human kind when the whole human population will be exposed to man-made devices emitting non-ionizing radiation that was insufficiently tested before deployment. What is and what will be the responsibility of the scientists, decision-makers and industry leaders who permit deployment of insufficiently tested technology that will affect us all? The answer is simple – no responsibility… because if any health problems will show up in the future, these will most likely take tens of years of time to manifest and, by then the persons that currently enable deployment of insufficiently tested radiation-emitting 5G technology will be retired or the proverbial “six feet under”. Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, DSc

“The new 5G wireless technology involves millimeter waves (extremely high frequencies) producing photons of much greater energy than even 4G and WiFi. Allowing this technology to be used without proving its safety is reckless in the extreme, as the millimeter waves are known to have a profound effect on all parts of the human body.”
Prof. Trevor Marshall, Director Autoimmunity Research Foundation, California

“The risks to health from non-ionizing electromagnetic fields are controversial.

However, the scientific evidence that indicates grave dangers continues to grow: increase in the risk of cancer, infertility, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, electrohypersensitivity…

In recent years we have seen accusations by citizens groups and by scientists, researchers and experts (independent of industry) about conflicts of interest of the committees that decide on the permitted levels to which the entire population is exposed.

According to many experts more and more research points to the necessity to upgrade the classification of radio frequency radiation as a carcinogen to 2A or even to 1.

(Mobile telephony, WiFi, cordless telephones…) This together with evidence of important non-thermal biological effects reinforces the need to apply the precautionary principle in relation to lowering the levels of exposure, with special attention to the most vulnerable groups such as children.

In contrast, the march toward 5G technology involves a radical increase of levels of electromagnetic pollution. Therefore 180 doctors and scientists from 36 countries have written a letter to the European Union demanding a moratorium on its implementation.

Meanwhile the industry tries to make its message about lack of harm prevail through large investments in the media and in ill-concealed lobbying.

We think this at least merits a profound public debate.”  Arthur Firstenburg Cellularphonetaskforce


2023  Two New Studies show that 5G caused Microwave Syndrome in healthy personshttps://www.stralskyddsstiftelsen.se/two-studies-show-that-5g-caused-the-microwave-syndrome-in-healthy-persons/

Adverse Health Effects of 5G Mobile Networking Technology /Under Real-life Conditions Ronald N. Kostoff, Paul Heroux, Michael Aschner, Aristides Tsatsakis

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-have-no-reason-to-believe-5g-is-safe/

What you need to know about 5G Wireless and Microcells https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/5G_What-You-Need-to-Know_International-2.pdf

Scientist & Doctors call for Moratorium on 5G Roll-out http://www.5gappeal.eu/

Small Cells, Mini Cell Towers, Wireless Facilities And Health: Letters From Scientists On The Health Risk Of 5G  https://ehtrust.org/small-cells-mini-cell-towers-health-letters-scientists-health-risk-5g/

5G And The IOT: Scientific Overview Of Human Health Risks https://ehtrust.org/5g-networks-iot-scientific-overview-human-health-risks

What you don’t know about 5G but will find out when its too late  https://truepublica.org.uk/global/what-you-dont-know-about-5g-but-will-find-out-when-its-too-late/

5G Exposed https://www.5gexposed.com/ Worldwide information on 5G and Smart Meters

5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for
Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field (EMF)
Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them – Prof Martin L Pall https://einarflydal.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/pall-to-eu-on-5g-harm-march-2018.pdf

New paper on 5G: Towards 5G communication systems: Are there health implications? https://www.emfacts.com/2018/02/new-paper-on-5g-towards-5g-communication-systems-are-there-health-implications/

The 5G Mass Experiment – Investigate Europe Publications https://www.investigate-europe.eu/publications/the-5g-mass-experiment/

5G – The Unreported Global Threat – Dr Devra Davis https://medium.com/swlh/5g-the-unreported-global-threat-717c98c9c37d?fbclid=IwAR0ITIn1iA-sgDwCU7ZTpQShlxNGDJkxaxgQIqv0gJfAMzPlsHjU2vvOv3g

Physicians for Safe Technology – 5G Communications Science  https://mdsafetech.org/5g-telecommunications-science/

Factual Microwave Radiation Research Consumers Need To Know Before Embracing 5G https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/factual-microwave-radiation-research-consumers-need-to-know-before-embracing-5g.html?

5G Wireless Networks Could Interfere with Weather Forecasts, Meteorologists Warn https://weather.com/news/news/2019-04-30-5g-networks-interfere-with-weather-forecasts

Weather forecasters lost the battle for strict interference limits on 5G https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/22/20975652/weather-forecast-interference-limits-5g-egypt-conference-radio-frequency

Radiation from Cell Phones, Wifi Are Hurting the Birds and the Bees; 5G May Make It Worse https://www.newsweek.com/migratory-birds-bee-navigation-5g-technology-electromagnetic-radiation-934830

Coming to a Lamppost Near You https://www.hastingsindependentpress.co.uk/well-being/health-and-environment/coming-to-a-lamppost-near-you/

The Problem With 5G https://uk.pcmag.com/opinion/117021/the-problem-with-5g  Even a Computer and Technology Publication is reporting about safety concerns of 5G. (Update Sept 2018. This article was removed a few weeks after publication and the author fired. Original article can now be read  HERE)

Another Tech Publication – Irish Tech News Are We Turning a Blind Eye To the Potential Health Risks of Adopting 5G https://irishtechnews.ie/are-we-turning-a-blind-eye-to-the-potential-health-risks-of-adopting-5g/

5G – 11 Reasons to be Concerned –  Lloyd Burrell https://www.electricsense.com/12399/5g-radiation-dangers/

10 Reasons for MEPs and Policitions Everywhere to Oppose 5G https://digitalsurvivor.uk/2019/02/17/10-reasons-for-meps-and-politicians-everywhere-to-oppose-5g/

5G – A Toxic Assault on the Planetary Web of Life http://treeoflifecenterus.com/5g-a-toxic-assault-on-the-planetary-web-of-life/?fbclid=IwAR0hYLd68DnuSIOq6v-mzV_Ndui3dTEU3JrOdpSEOCyv7ve4JjfSJwyopQ4

5G and The Internet of Things – A Trojan Horse – Paul Héroux, Ph.D., Professor of Electromagnetic Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University https://maisonsaine.ca/english/5g-and-iot-a-trojan-horse.html

The Looming Health Risks of 5G Technology – Frasier, Frasier & Hickman, Attorneys at Law http://www.cellphonecancer.com/the-looming-health-risks-of-5g-technology/

New 5G Cell Towers and Smart Meters to Increase Microwave Radiation – Invade Privacy http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/new-5g-cell-towers-and-smart-meters-to-increase-microwave-radiation-invade-privacy/

More on 5G Health Effects – Environmental Health Trust https://ehtrust.org/?s=5G

5G – From Blankets to Bullets – Arthur Firstenberg http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/5g-from-blankets-to-bullets/

5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300161?via%3Dihub

Frightening Frequencies: The Dangers of 5G & What You Can Do About Them – Eluxe Magazine https://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/dangers-of-5g/

Citizens Up in Arms Against 5G Wireless Technology Roll-Out: Are Their Concerns Justified? – Lloyd Burrell http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/citizens-arms-against-5g-wireless-technology-roll-out-are-their-concerns-justifie

“5G Wireless Radiation Violates Human Rights and Nuremberg Code of Ethics!” https://ourgreaterdestiny.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/5g-wireless-radiation-violates-human-rights-and-nuremburg-sic-code-of-ethics/

5G Exposed  https://www.5gexposed.com/

Arthur Firstenberg – 5G from Space (audio)  https://beta.prx.org/stories/248832#description

Letter to Elon Musk from concerned German scientists https://www.radiationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Elon-Musk-englisch.pdf

Dr Naomi Wolf on 5G https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/dr-naomi-wolf-posts-on-social-media-about-5g-small-cell-towers-in-ny

July 2019 – The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland https://mdsafetech.org/2019/07/20/the-first-report-of-5g-injury-from-switzerland/

Everything You Need to Know About 5G https://spectrum.ieee.org/video/telecom/wireless/everything-you-need-to-know-about-5g (EXCEPT THE HEALTH EFFECTS)

Worldwide Opposition and Moratoriums

There is growing opposing to 5G across the world, with protests taking place and councils and decision makers calling for moratoriums and halts in some countries and regions.

As at 24 February 2020, 10 Country Councils in Ireland have called for moratoriums or more investigations before 5G roll-out.  WHAT’S HAPPENING IN IRELAND

March 2020 –  Slovenia halts 5G to Investigate Health and Safety ehtrust.org

Brussels, Rome, Florence and Swiss Cantons of Vaud and Geneva. Plus actions taken by some US City local governments to slow the deployment of 4G/5G antennae.

Ongoing International Actions to Halt and Delay 5G –Environmental Health Trust

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ES-Ireland is a supporter of the Stop 5G European Citizens’ Initiative: https://signstop5g.eu/


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