5G: The Next Big Public Health Experiment

May 28, 2019

Despite lack of testing, 5G is being launched in neighborhoods nationwide. Action Alert!

Recently, Verizon announced it would launch the next generation of wireless technology in dozens of cities by the end of 2019. The technology has already launched in Chicago and Minneapolis, and the company listed twenty more cities that can expect to see 5G network rollout in the coming months, with more locations to be announced. Yet there are still a number of critical safety questions to be answered. Simply put, we do not know the human health implications of launching 5G networks on a wide scale—and what information there is gives grave reasons for concern.

5G networks will be substantially different than the 4G networks currently in use. Whereas current 4G networks use up to 6 GHz, 5G will use frequencies between 24 GHz and 100 GHz, known as millimeter-wave frequencies. These smaller waves are more easily blocked by trees, buildings, and other objects in the world, which necessitates erecting many “small cell” towers to support the network. This means that dozens of these unsightly “small cells” will be installed in your neighborhood, which will emit millimeter waves and bathe neighborhoods in radiation.

In previous articles we’ve reviewed both the lack of safety testing on 5G networks and the evidence of negative health effects that could result from widespread use of this technology. A group of hundreds of scientists from around the world recently sent a letter to the United Nations and the World Health Organization warning of “serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by electric and wireless devices.” The scientists explain that EMF “affects living organisms at levels well below most international guidelines,” causing increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in free radicals, genetic damage, changes to the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, and neurological disorders.

Recall, too, that 5G networks will expose us to EMF at an unprecedented scale. As Verizon boasts on its website, the “Internet of Things” will thrive on 5G technology. The Internet of Things refers to the expanding number of devices, appliances, utilities, and other technologies that collect, transmit, and share data through the internet. Many processes that have not previously relied on the internet will start to once 5G roles out: switching light bulbs on or off with a smartphone app, driverless cars—even “smart cities” that will use wireless networks to collect and analyze data about the environment, traffic, water, transit, lighting, waste management, security, and parking. Our environment will be saturated with EMF.

The scientists’ letter did not even list all of the dangers. Millimeter wavelengths present new threats to human health: Israeli researchers found that our sweat ducts act as antennas for millimeter waves, meaning we would absorb more of this energy into our bodies. Millimeter wavelengths are also used in crowd control systems, making people caught in the high-powered millimeter wave feel like their skin is on fire.

Most disturbing of all is the lack of long-term research on exposure to millimeter waves, yet telecom companies are working with the federal government to railroad communities into adopting 5G networks. The FCC recently approved rules that limit the fees local governments can charge telecom companies for use of public utilities and property. The rules also limit cities’ ability to control the look and design of small cells.

We cannot let special interests and the federal government treat us like guinea pigs. We must demand that more research be done before telecom companies are allowed to implement 5G networks.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and the FCC to demand that more research be done on 5G before this technology rolls out. Please send your message immediately.

4 responses to “5G: The Next Big Public Health Experiment”

  1. Shirley White says:

    As a licensed health care professional, I presented this info, with additional info, to our Board of Supervisors in Whitpain Township PA. They also suggested that I notify Montgomery County Commissioners and the State. I will do that and suggest others also do the same. Also included this:

    Is 5G Safe for Humans and Our Environment?

    Ever since companies started the rollout of 5G, the public reception towards it was not ideal. There were many allegations that came in 5G’s way.
    The reason why many condemning 5G arise as a result of the extremely high frequency (Millimeter ware) that it uses which lies between 30Ghz to 300GHz.
    Due to the high-frequency characteristics, the waves do not travel vast distances like 4G. Hence, antennas must be erected closer to each other to provide clear 5G reception.
    We are not talking about a few more antennas, but a lot more, exponentially more!
    However, these are not full blown cell towers that we are talking about, but low profile antennas that will take up only a fraction of the space of a regular cell tower. But the real question is does this technology pose health risks and environmental issues?
    There are of course two distinct opinions to this question. Wireless company and even government websites such as CDC and EPA will lead you to believe that the radiations emitting from the 5G networks is safe.
    But over 215 scientists from 40 different countries have appealed to the United Nations for urgent action to reduce the EMF (electromagnetic field) exposure emitting from wireless sources. These scientists also submitted a letter to the FCC, asking the body to consider health risks and environmental issues before rapidly deploying 5th generation wireless infrastructure.
    All of these scientists have conducted EMF studies and published their results in peer-reviewed journals that show adverse biological and health effects caused through EMF sources developed by humans.
    In another letter written by Dr. Martin Pall, a biochemistry professor at the Washington State University discussed the severe biological and health effects resulting from 5G, stating that the current FCC guidelines are inadequate, obsolete, and in favor of telecommunications industry.
    Dr. Pall also believes that there may be major ill-effects in long run after 5G implementation such as blindness, hearing loss, skin cancers, male infertility and thyroid issues.
    Surprisingly, FCC’s perspective on 5G is different and is making sure that the technology is deployed at the earliest. Instead of laying out strong and effective guidelines, the agency’s efforts are towards developing a legislature that will prevent local governments from restricting the implementation of 5G.
    Apart from 5G specific studies, there are numerous other researches that show evidence of harmful effects of low-intensity, extremely high electromagnetic radiation on animals.

  2. Jeroen de Wit says:

    Please research and implement healthy frequencies for information transfer.

  3. Nancy Willetts says:

    5G networks will be substantially different than the 4G networks currently in use. In the interest of impacts on health, I demand Congress and the FCC conduct more research on 5G before this technology rolls out. 5G networks will expose us to EMF at an unprecedented scale and there is a disturbing lack of long-term research on exposure to millimeter waves. Communities are being railroaded into adopting 5G networks while limiting the cities’ control of the look and design of small cells as well as limiting the fees local governments can charge telecom companies for use of public utilities and property. This is an OUTRAGE that is serving corporate greed and not the best interests of the citizens.

  4. Natalia Franklin says:

    THIS IS A GENOCIDE. THE POPULATION CONTROL. WAIT FOR THE CHIP IN YOUR HEAD. WHO CARES…SHEEPS DO NOT THINK…CANNOT FIGHT.

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