5th Generation Technology
There are serious concerns about the implications of new 5th generation technology to human health, wildlife and the environment.
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 to date has over 26,000 signatures from scientists, doctors, building biologists, engineers, citizens etc. https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal/
5G is the next generation of mobile and wireless communication. It 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, drones, and for faster video streaming. There are even plans to provide 5G from space, meaning thousands of satellites to cover the earth with wireless radiation.
5G will include the higher millimeter wave frequencies never before used for internet and communications technology. 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. 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. This radiation, like the 2G, 3G, 4G telecommunications systems, has not had pre-market testing for long term health effects despite the fact that people will be exposed continuously to this microwave radiation.
It is argued that the addition of these 5G radiation frequencies to an already complex mix of wireless frequencies, will contribute to a negative public health outcome both from both physical and mental health perspectives.
Environmental effects of existing RF radiation have also been ignored. 5G will massively increase the microwave and millimeter wave radiation in our environment, and will have a detrimental effect on wildlife and trees. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radio–frequency electromagnetic fields RF-EMF, that has already been proven to be harmful for humans, animals and the environment.
Risks from 5G include:
- 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
- Collapse of insect populations, the base of food for birds and bats
- Rise in bacterial resistance and bacterial shifts
- Damage to plants and trees
Millimeter wavelengths (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. If not stopped, there may be a serious illness explosion.
Dr. Martin Pall To The NIH: “The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane.”:
Here is what some experts are saying about 5G: (Source: ElectricSense)
“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 plans to beam highly penetrative 5G milliwave radiation at us from space must surely be one of the greatest follies ever conceived of by mankind. There will be nowhere safe to live.”
–Olga Sheean former WHO employee and author of ‘No Safe Place’
“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
“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 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 cellphonetaskforce
MORE INFORMATION on 5G DANGERS :
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
5G and The Internet of Things http://whatis5g.info/
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/
Physicians for Safe Technology – 5G Communications Science https://mdsafetech.org/5g-telecommunications-science/
Hundreds of birds dead during 5G experiment in The Hague, The Netherlands https://www.healthnutnews.com/hundreds-of-birds-dead-during-5g-experiment-in-the-hague-the-netherlands/
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?
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
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)
5G – 11 Reasons to be Concerned – Lloyd Burrell https://www.electricsense.com/12399/5g-radiation-dangers/
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/
Amplified EMFs coming to your neighbourhood soon – 5G – Dr Mercola https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/04/03/5th-generation-wireless-network.aspx
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
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)
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN IRELAND?
In 2017 ComReg awarded five mobile and internet service providers space on the country’s 3.6GHz spectrum, which has been identified as a primary band suitable for the introduction of 5G in Europe. Auctions are to be held in the coming months and years for more frequencies to accomodate the roll-out of 5G.
In November 2018, Vodafone deployed a new site in Dublin’s Docklands to test 5G hardware, software and services ahead of a wider roll-out of 5G mobile technology. In December, they announced plans to commence 5G wireless broadband trials at four rural locations around the country. https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/vodafone-to-trial-5gcompatible-mobile-broadband-outside-irish-cities-37619326.html
21 Nov 2018 – 5G arrives in Ireland as Vodafone launches test site in Dublin https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/5g-arrives-in-ireland-as-vodafone-launches-test-site-in-dublin-1.3704608
Vodafone Ireland is worried that new EU rules will ‘stunt’ the growth of 5G technology. The carrier has been lobbying the government over the framework that will govern connected car systems. https://fora.ie/vodafone-5g-ireland-rules-4291577-Oct2018/
May 2017 – Irish Operators pay €78m for 5G mobile spectrum https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/irish-operators-pay-78m-for-5g-mobile-spectrum-35741159.html
Feb 2018 – The Need for Speed – Is Ireland ready for 5G https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/the-need-for-speed-is-ireland-ready-for-5g-the-next-big-thing-in-cellular-technology-36629260.html
Feb 2018 – Minister Denis Naughton wants 5G mobile network in place by 2020 https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/minister-wants-5g-mobile-network-in-place-by-2020s-829063.html
Feb 2018 – Vodafone Ireland promises 5G rollout within 24 months https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/vodafone-ireland-promises-5g-rollout-within-24-months-1.3383332