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Phonegate Alert invited to the International conference Stop 5G at the Italian Parliament – Alert Phone Gate – October 12, 2019

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/phonegate-alert-international-conference-stop-5g-italian-parliament

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Dear supporters,

Filled room at the Italian Parliament ! Congratulations to all the organizers for the success of this conference on 5G and Phonegate. Find the presentation of Dr Marc Arazi and the first photos.

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/phonegate-alert-international-conference-stop-5g-italian-parliament

Please relay as widely as possible,

The Phonegate Alert Team Parliament

….*Article updated on Novembre 7, 2019….

 

We Have No reason to believe 5G is Safe – Joel M. Moskowitz

The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks

By Joel M. Moskowitz, October 17, 2019

The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of “fear mongering” over the advent of wireless technology’s 5G.   Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells us about the health risks from wireless radiation.

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced through a press release that the commission will soon reaffirm the radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits that the FCC adopted in the late 1990s.  These limits are based upon a behavioral change in rats exposed to microwave radiation and were designed to protect us from short-term heating risks due to RFR exposure.

Yet, since the FCC adopted these limits based largely on research from the 1980s, the preponderance of peer-reviewed research, more than 500 studies, have found harmful biologic or health effects from exposure to RFR at intensities too low to cause significant heating.

Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions:

  • “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include:
    • increased cancer risk,
    • cellular stress,
    • increase in harmful free radicals,
    • genetic damages,
    • structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and
    • negative impacts on general well-being in humans.

Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

The scientists who signed this appeal arguably constitute the majority of experts on the effects of nonionizing radiation. They have published more than 2,000 papers and letters on EMF in professional journals.

The FCC’s RFR exposure limits regulate the intensity of exposure, taking into account the frequency of the carrier waves, but ignore the signaling properties of the RFR.   Along with the patterning and duration of exposures, certain characteristics of the signal (e.g., pulsing, polarization) increase the biologic and health impacts of the exposure.  New exposure limits are needed which account for these differential effects.  Moreover, these limits should be based on a biological effect, not a change in a laboratory rat’s behavior.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RFR as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 2011.   Last year, a $30 million study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) found “clear evidence” that two years of exposure to cell phone RFR increased cancer in male rats and damaged DNA in rats and mice of both sexes. The Ramazzini Institute in Italy replicated the key finding of the NTP using a different carrier frequency and much weaker exposure to cell phone radiation over the life of the rats.

Based upon the research published since 2011, including human and animal studies and mechanistic data, the IARC has recently prioritized RFR to be reviewed again in the next five years. Since many EMF scientists believe we now have sufficient evidence to consider RFR as either a probable or known human carcinogen, the IARC will likely upgrade the carcinogenic potential of RFR in the near future.

Nonetheless, without conducting a formal risk assessment or a systematic review of the research on RFR health effects, the FDA recently reaffirmed the FCC’s 1996 exposure limits in a letter to the FCC, stating that the agency had “concluded that no changes to the current standards are warranted at this time,” and that “NTP’s experimental findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage.” The letter stated that “the available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits.”

The latest cellular technology, 5G, will employ millimeter waves for the first time in addition to microwaves that have been in use for older cellular technologies, 2G through 4G. Given limited reach, 5G will require cell antennas every 100 to 200 meters, exposing many people to millimeter wave radiation.   5G also employs new technologies (e.g., active antennas capable of beam-forming; phased arrays; massive inputs and outputs, known as MIMO) which pose unique challenges for measuring exposures.

Millimeter waves are mostly absorbed within a few millimeters of human skin and in the surface layers of the cornea. Short-term exposure can have adverse physiological effects in the peripheral nervous system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system. The research suggests that long-term exposure may pose health risks to the skin (e.g., melanoma), the eyes (e.g., ocular melanoma) and the testes (e.g., sterility).

Since 5G is a new technology, there is no research on health effects, so we are “flying blind” to quote a U.S. senator. However, we have considerable evidence about the harmful effects of 2G and 3G.   Little is known about the effects of exposure to 4G, a 10-year-old technology, because governments have been remiss in funding this research. Meanwhile, we are seeing increases in certain types of head and neck tumors in tumor registries, which may be at least partially attributable to the proliferation of cell phone radiation. These increases are consistent with results from case-control studies of tumor risk in heavy cell phone users.

5G will not replace 4G; it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly over the long term. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially.   Cancer is not the only risk as there is considerable evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm, likely due to oxidative stress.

As a society, should we invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G, a cellular technology that requires the installation of 800,000 or more new cell antenna sites in the U.S. close to where we live, work and play?

Instead, we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

 Joel M. Moskowitz

Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, is director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been translating and disseminating the research on wireless radiation health effects since 2009 after he and his colleagues published a review paper that found long-term cell phone users were at greater risk of brain tumors. His Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website has had more than two million page views since 2013. He is an unpaid advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal and Physicians for Safe Technology.

http://bit.ly/5GSciAmJMM

Dr Arazi’s presentation at the International Scientific Conference in Mainz, Germany – Alert Phone Gate – October 07, 2019

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Dr Arazi’s presentation at the International Scientific Conference in Mainz, Germany – Alert Phone Gate – October 07, 2019:

 

Here are a few highlights:

 

Apple’s iPhone: widespread deception over the real SAR levels by Alerte Phone Gate – September 10, 2019

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We asked Dr. Arazi, President of Phonegate Alert, to review in detail the revelations made on August 21, 2019 by journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Roe in the Chicago Tribune and to place them in the overall context of the international Phonegate scandal. We start with the results of Apple’s iPhones, then in a next article we will discuss the results of the Korean manufacturer Samsung.

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/apples-iphone-widespread-deception-over-the-real-sar-levels

Revelation of the Chicago Tribune on the tests of the most popular cell phones in the United States. by Alert Phone Gate – August 22, 2019

– https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/press-release-revelation-of-the-chicago-tribune-on-the-tests-of-the-most-popular-cell-phones-in-the-united-states
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[Press Release] Revelation of the Chicago Tribune on the tests of the most popular cell phones in the United States. by Alert Phone Gate – August 22, 2019:
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We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating. by Sam Roe – Chicago Tribune – August 21, 2019:

Videos, Letters & Photos from 2nd International Action Day Rallies to Stop 5G – July 27, 2019

https://www.5gcrisis.com/

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Letters:

Vancouver, BChttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-07-29-safeg-the-safe-reliable-faster-option/ (see letter from Paul LeMay)

Victoria, BChttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-07-30-fed-govt-panel-to-review-5g/ (see letter from Sharon Noble)

Photos: (see videos below)

Victoria, BC @ Legislature steps

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Videos: (new videos will be added when available)

Maple Ridge, BC (video 16:48) MR 5G Protest by Ron G – YouTube – July 27, 2019: –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f96AmdEukks

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See – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2nd-international-action-day-rallies-to-stop-5g/

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Fire and Electrical Hazards from ‘Smart’, Wireless, PLC, and Digital Utility Meters by Nina Beety – July 21, 2019

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Fires and electrical problems from Smart Meters and digital utility meters Press Release by Nina Beety – July 21, 2019: – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Fires-and-electrical-problems-from-Smart-Meters-and-digital-utility-meters-Press-Release-by-Nina-Beety-July-21-2019.pdf   &

Overview: Fire and Electrical Hazards from ‘Smart’, Wireless, PLC, and Digital Utility MetersReport by Nina Beety – July 21, 2019: – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Overview-Fire-and-Electrical-Hazards-from-Smart-Wireless-PLC-and-Digital-Utility-Meters-by-Nina-Beety-final-rev-July-21-2019-.pdf

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Report: Fires and electrical problems from Smart Meters and digital utility meters by Nina Beety – Smart Meter Harm – July 23, 2019:
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Reports on Smart Meter Problems – Smart Meter Harm – Updated July 23, 2019:

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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/

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2nd International Action Day Rallies to Stop 5G

https://www.5gcrisis.com/

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Rallies in BC – Saturday, July 27, 2019:

Maple Ridge – 11:00 am, July 27 – gathering at MP Dan Ruimy’s office, 22369 Lougheed Hwy.

Vancouver – 2:00-4:30 pm, July 27 – gathering in the south-east corner of Creekside Park, between Olympic Village and Telus Science World on Quebec Street.

Victoria – 10:30 am to Noon, July 27 – gathering on the steps of the BC Legislature. For more info: citizensforsafertech@shaw.ca

Get your signs ready and let’s make our voices heard.  And keep your signs for the next Action Day.

If there is no rally being organized in your area, please consider having a table at libraries, rec. centres, and summer markets where you can hand out material and talk with people about this. Or hold a coffee meeting with friends and neighbours, show them the “Soccer Mom” video [Local Soccer Mom Versus Multi Billion 5G Industry – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M7YFI0I9kI]. This must be a grassroots issue because the governments are silent on the issue and the media is muzzled.

For more info that might be useful to hand out, etc. go to:  https://www.5gcrisis.com/

Flyers & Signs:

https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/toolkit   &   https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/signs

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/5G-Handout-Card-2-sides-revision.pdf

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/more/5g-enodeb-microcells-small-cells/ (scroll down to Handouts & Signs)

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/signs/

WIRED TO DELIVER – New Site Promotes Community Fiber not Industry-Driven 5G – Press Release by Connected Communities – March 20, 2019

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WIRED-TO-DELIVER-New-Site-Promotes-Community-Fiber-not-Industry-Driven-5G-Press-Release-by-Connected-Communities-March-20-2019.pdf

WIRED TO DELIVER:

New Site Promotes Community Fiber not Industry-Driven 5G

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2019

Contact:   connected.communities.ca@gmail.com

While last week’s launch of the federal spectrum auction gave the green light to 5G in Canada, many communities across North America are choosing to build and operate their own fiber-to-the-premises networks. An innovative new Canadian website

Connected Communities

explains the many benefits of community-owned fiber, and provides a blueprint for how towns and cities can make it happen.

Why Community-owned Wired Fiber?

  • Wired fiber is faster, safer, cheaper, greener, more reliable, and more data secure than wireless 5G – the 5th generation of cellular technology. This in-depth report explains why.
  • Community owned fiber keeps telecommunications infrastructure in local hands and keeps it responsive to local needs. From improved emergency services and economic opportunities to resource monitoring and distributing locally generated renewable energy – the manifold benefits of community-owned fiber make it the truly smart choice.

A Smarter Choice than Wireless 5G

As Senator Blumenthal uncovered in this Senate hearing, 5G is being unleashed with no pre-market safety testing. Wired fiber can essentially fill the same functions as wireless 5G, without the risks.

  • The Globe and Mail’s European Bureau Chief Eric Reguly discusses the health risks of 5G here
  • In the wake of the Huawei scandal, this article reveals the sinister cyber and national security risks of 5G.

Beneath the marketing hype, it is unlikely wireless 5G will fulfill its promises. (Learn more here.) Rather than heralding the future, 5G is shaping it to telecom’s advantage.

Success Stories

Cities like Chattanooga Tennessee, Portland Oregon, Olds Alberta, San Francisco and Seattle – cities that value data privacy, autonomy, local prosperity and wellbeing – have chosen or are choosing community-owned fiber. The telecommunications highway today fulfills the same function that roads and railways once filled for trade and commerce. It is essential that this infrastructure be not for meeting corporate interests, but for the public good.

To learn more, visit Connected Communities and spread the word – wired networks offer safe, net neutral, fast and reliable connectivity for years to come.

CONTACT:   connected.communities.ca@gmail.com

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Buckminster Fuller

 

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or Search this website for “5G”