2019-11-06 UBC Canada’s first “smart” campus, loaded with 5G towers

1)   Just as in Canada, Swiss government departments are denying any responsibility for ensuring that cellphones (or any wireless device) are safe.  I suggest that we all write to Consumer Affairs and demand that cell phones used in Canada be tested by an independent agency to see what levels of RF they actually emit.

Mobile telephony and public health: Is Switzerland an absent subscriber?

“Called upon in the context of the Phonegate industrial and health scandal by Léon Warnier, Swiss Phonegate Alert Coordinator, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (SFOPH) initially declared itself incompetent. After a cascading referral to different authorities, the FOPH claims to be unaware of which office is responsible for protecting the health of smartphone users!”

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/mobile-telephony-and-public-health-is-switzerland-an-absent-subscriber?

2)   Initially published in the Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering ( http://jbpe.ir/Journal_OJS/JBPE/index.php/jbpe/article/view/1225/565 ),  this article is easier to read as published by Green Media. The authors refute industry-affiliated reports which claim that millliwave frequencies, like those that will be used by 5G, cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to cause harm.  Quite the opposite has been shown by the few studies that have been done.

5G Technology: Why Should We Expect a shift from RF-Induced Brain Cancers to Skin Cancers?

The non-ionizing 5G RF-EMF can behave like high LET ionizing radiations which have the maximum energy deposition per unit distance. Considering the low penetration and very high energy deposition per unit distance of 5G, this can lead to generation of high levels of free radicals in a short distance which in turn increases the risk of skin cancer.”

https://www.greenmedinfo.health/blog/5g-technology-why-should-we-expect-shift-rf-induced-brain-cancers-skin-cancers?

3)  We are all subject to the decisions and guidelines on RF exposure set by ICNIRP and WHO of which, over the years, have become captured agencies, supporting the current status that maintains that unless RF heats, it is safe. The same people have been on the panels of these agencies and many others, making it impossible to have protective guidelines, or for the public to be informed about the dangers these products pose. Here is a graph showing the inter-relationships of these few people.

When looking at panels or studies that maintain that there is no danger, look for these names. They aren’t the only people who work for the industry or military, but they have been very influential for decades. Michael Repacholi has led the way in cronyism and corruption, having been involved initially in Health and Welfare Canada, then moved to WHO and ICNIRP.  He was a mentor to Emile Van Deventer who now is a leader in the “thermal only” club. 

https://www.kumu.io/Investigate-Europe/whos-who

WHO has been promising a review of the current studies and the exposure guidelines, but nothing has happened. Many independent experts believe that bias and conflicts of interest will prevail, just as they have in WHO, FCC and Health Canada for many years. Health Canada, in its “review” of Safety Code 6, cherry picked the panelists as well as the studies they reviewed. That is one reason SC 6 still is based on thermal effects and is not protective of the public.  This is becoming more urgent as the environment becomes more polluted by more devices and new technology. 

Will WHO Kick Its ICNIRP Habit?

Non-Thermal Effects Hang in the Balance Repacholi’s Legacy of Industry Cronyism

“After eight years of work, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reopening its review of the health effects of RF radiation for a summary report intended to serve as a benchmark for its more than 150 member countries. The report will be used as a guide to respond to widespread concerns over the new world of 5G…. 

When the journalists turned to the WHO for comment last December, a spokesperson “assured” them that the agency would put together a larger panel to “evaluate” the work of the original core group. The new participants would include “a broad spectrum of opinions and expertise,” according to the WHO. 

The press office was referring to a Task Group that would take the draft chapters and complete the RF EHC. Despite years of being on the brink of appointing members, van Deventer has yet to assemble the group. Van Rongen told me that she has recently identified someone to chair it but he was not at liberty to reveal who it is.” 

https://microwavenews.com/news-center/can-who-kick-icnirp-habit

4)  2 Gulf Islands are hoping to eliminate the possibility of 5G by providing better, faster internet access by setting up a Fiber Optic Network; Federal government grants are available for such ventures.

HORNBY & DENMAN PURSUING FIBRE-OPTIC NETWORKS

“Prepared to fight off 5G at yesterday’s historic meeting to decide on improved internet delivery, the standing-room gathering on Hornby was stunned and delighted to learn that based on survey results, a consultant has been hired and the hunt is on to find hard-wired internet solutions for both sister islands.

 “It is apparent that the community only wants to look at fibre,” says HICEEC Economic Enhancement Officer, Karen Ross, after three-quarters of respondents to a Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corp. survey called for a fibre-optic-only solution to Hornby’s dismal internet service…

Hornby Island’s earlier fierce resistance to the forced imposition of smart meters, and our community’s more recent defeat of Telus’ proposed millimetre-frequency tower, have made it clear that wireless networks are not the way to go here. But the real motivator is fibre-optic’s considerable advantages, not wireless opposition. This radiation-and-interference-free, all-in-one, phone and digital delivery network is clearly superior to 5G, which is running into increasing worldwide pushback against its zero health studies and anti-community policies.” 

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Hornby-Denman-Pursuing-Fibre-Optic-Networks-by-William-Thomas-November-04-2019.pdf

5)  UBC is going to be the first campus that is “smart”.  I wonder how many cell towers are already on campus. Can anyone try to find out?  Then we need to watch the cancer rates…which, if the campus is like many (loaded with Wi-Fi and cell towers), are already high, I bet. I commented but avoided the health issue because my commenting on RF brings out the trolls.

I hope you will consider commenting and perhaps writing to the reporter.   dcarrigg@postmedia.com

UBC becomes first 5G smart campus in Canada and a hub for related research

The smart campus now includes 5G cell towers throughout UBC

“The smart campus now includes 5G towers throughout UBC. An data centre is also being used by university researchers to test 5G applications in a real-world setting. Rogers is collaborating with Ericsson in this project. 

Experts predict 5G can connect 500 times the number of devices compared to the current cellphone standard, 4G, allowing one million connected devices for every square city kilometre. This will involve the installation of thousands of small cell 5G cell towers in every city — for example there are 13,000 in Beijing, which rolled out 5G for phone users last week.”

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ubc-becomes-first-5g-smart-campus-in-canada-and-a-hub-for-related-research

 

 Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”     – Dalai Lama

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