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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

5G Could Wipe Out Humans, Plants, Animals. Dr. Martin Pall – June 24, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – June 24, 2019

(audio 35:43) 5G Could Wipe Out Humans, Plants, Animals. Dr. Martin Pall – June 24, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – June 24, 2019:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqnAZHqBrY
(Dr. Martin Pall holding talks on 5G dangers across southern BC
See Schedule Here – www.CETH.ca
Guest’s website:  http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/)

 

Martin Pall EMF Research Papers

or   http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/5G-Great-risk-for-EU-US-and-International-Health-Compelling-Evidence-for-8-Distinct-Types-of-Great-Harm-Caused-by-EMF-Exposures-by-Martin-L.-Pall-May-17-2018.pdf

(podcast 35:31) June 24, 2019 | 5G Could Wipe Out Humans, Plants, Animals – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by HoweStreet.com – June 24, 2019:
https://www.howestreet.com/2019/06/24/5g-could-wipe-out-humans-plants-animals/

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

 

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

 

Thousands of 5G Satellites Soon to Irradiate Entire Surface of Earth. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – June 18, 2019

(audio 31:59) Thousands of 5G Satellites Soon to Irradiate Entire Surface of Earth. Sharon Noble – June 18, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – YouTube – June 18, 2019:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndAAsA_e1ug&feature=youtu.be

(Experts speak in North Saanich (?), Salt Spring Island, Duncan, Victoria, Nanaimo, Bowen Island, Vancouver, Surrey, Penticton (?) on 5G Hazards – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/5g-wifi-network-radiation-hazards-public-presentations-by-community-empowerment-town-hall-series/

 

(podcast 31:53) June 18, 2019 | Thousands of 5G Satellites Soon to Irradiate Entire Surface of Earth – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – June 18, 2019:  https://www.howestreet.com/2019/06/18/thousands-of-5g-satellites-soon-to-irradiate-entire-surface-of-earth/

important links:

 

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

 

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

5G Hazards – Talks Scheduled in Southern BC. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – June 07, 2019

(audio 24:29) 5G Hazards – Talks Scheduled in Southern BC. Sharon Noble – June 7, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – June 07, 2019: https://youtu.be/9b2FU03UhIo

(Politicians may be criminally responsible for allowing microwave harm

 

Guest Speakers Dr. Martin L. Pall (Biological Health Effects)
& Timothy Schoechle (Community Fibre Networks & Microgrids, Re-Inventing Wires) at:
– Salt Spring Island
– Victoria
– Nanaimo
– Bowen Island

 

(podcast 24:16) June 7, 2019 | 5G Hazards – Talks Scheduled in Southern BC – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – June 07, 2019:
https://www.howestreet.com/2019/06/07/5g-hazards-talks-scheduled-in-southern-bc/

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

 

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

Radio frequency waves are among the agents proposed for IARC to reassess with high priority by Alert PhoneGate – April 23, 2019

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en

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[Press release] Radio frequency waves are among the agents proposed for IARC to reassess with high priority by Alert PhoneGate – April 23, 2019:
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Advisory Group recommendations on priorities for the IARC Monographs – The Lancet – April 17, 2019:
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(video 00:49) World Health Organization Scientist “Cell Phone/Wi-Fi Radiation is A Carcinogen” 2017 by Environmental Health Trust – August 04, 2017:

Dr. Anthony Miller, senior advisor to the WHO IARC reviewed the best available scientific evidence and now concludes that cell phone and wireless radiation is a carcinogen. This excerpt is from a July 31, 2017 lecture he gave in a scientific symposium sponsored by Environmental Health Trust….

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Mother of All Crimes – “5G” Technology!

The corrupt U.S. Military-Industrial-Complex (about which U.S. President Dwight Eisenhauer warned the American people in 1961 to be on guard against) ultimately is behind this new, untested (for safety to humans) 5G (Fifth Generation) technology!

View this warning by President Eisenhauer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY

If approved, 5G will totally revolutionize all of today’s wireless radio and microwave frequency technologies. 5G microwave radiation will be emitted by 20,000+ satellites in space – that are expected to blanket every inch of space on earth with broadband Internet radiation, plus the hundreds of thousands of micro  cell towers that telephone companies throughout North America are planning to situate not further apart than every 10th home – in every community!

Scientists fear that, on top of the radiation already blanketing planet earth from 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, this tsunami of additional microwave radiation emitted by 5G devices will bring about the end of all life on earth!

See the details at the link below:

Mother of All Crimes – 5G Technology!

 

Swiss-Re rates mobile communications at the highest risk level

(from German translation)
Reinsurer Swiss-Re rates mobile communications at the highest risk level

Under the title “Unpredictable consequences of electromagnetic fields” warns one of the The world’s largest reinsurer, Swiss-RE, protects its customers from risks that the division has Product liability could result in mobile phones and transmitters.
Due to unpredictable health consequences due to electromagnetic fields you fear damage claims and large losses in the product liability insurance for mobile phones and transmitters.In a reinsurance company, normal insurance companies can reinsure themselves. In its issue Swiss-Re-SONAR, Swiss-Re distinguishes between potentially low, potentially medium and potentially high risks in the case of emerging risks.

Electromagnetic fields emanating from transmitters and cell phones are now ranked among the potentially highest risks. In addition to two other risks that Swiss-RE identifies as potentially high, the electromagnetic fields include nanotechnology and chemical substances known as EDC (endocrine disrupting chemicals), which ia. used in the textile industry.

“The classification of mobile phone radiation as a ‘potentially high risk’ by a major insurance would give all those politicians to think, still insure that everything is safe,” commented Jörn Gutbier, chairman of the consumer protection organization Diagnose Funk eV and calls:

“It’s time for consumers, especially SmartPhone users and Tablet PC users, to be educated about risks, and especially children, among others Use Wi-Fi games, sustainably protected. A precautionary policy is essential “.
Mobile communications in the highest risk level
Following a translation of the text of Swiss-RE:”The ubiquity of electromagnetic fields raises concerns about the potential impact on human health, particularly with regard to the use of mobile phones, as well as for power lines and transmitters.

In the last 10 years, the wireless devices have massively expanded. The connection of mobile phones with computer technology has led to a surge in new and emerging technologies.

This development has increased exposure to electromagnetic fields whose health effects are still unknown.

The fear of potential risks due to electromagnetic fields has risen. Studies are difficult to carry out because longitudinal studies and trend studies are inconsistent because of the relatively short time that wireless technology has spread.

The World Health Organization has classified the extremely low frequency magnetic fields and high frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Class 2 B). In addition, a recent court decision from Italy has identified the link between mobile phone radiation and damage to human health. Overall, however, the evidence is still inconclusive regarding possible adverse health effects of EMF.

Potential impact on the insurance industry: If a direct link between electromagnetic fields and human health complaints can be established, this would open the door to new claims for damages. This would ultimately lead to large losses in the area of ​​product liability insurance. The insurance premiums for liability would probably increase. ”

(from https://www.elektrosmog.com/handystrahlung/rueckversicherer-swiss-re-mobilfunk-hoechsten-risikostufe)

 

Facebook blocks and deletes Dr. Arazi’s account by Alerte Phonegate – March 27, 2019

– https://www.change.org/p/ms-elżbieta-bieńkowska-protect-the-health-of-millions-of-mobile-phone-users/u/24347735   (click on photo to enlarge)
Facebook blocks and deletes Dr. Arazi’s account by Alerte Phonegate – March 27, 2019:
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Protect the health of millions of mobile phone users by Alerte Phonegate:
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Phonegate: French Government Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim – Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: More Exposure Than Manufacturers Claim – “PhoneGate” In France, government data release reveals 9 out of 10 phones tested exceed regulatory limits by Environmental Health Trust:
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(video 01:43) Phonegate: Cell Phone Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim by Environmental Health Trust – YouTube – August 11, 2017:
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(video 01:53) Cell Phone Radiation Violates Limits When Tested Against Body: Dr. Marc Arazi by Environmental Health Trust – YouTube – June 04, 2017:

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And don’t forget:

(video 22:28) The secret inside your cellphone (CBC Marketplace) by Wendy Mesley – CBC News – YouTube – March 24, 2017:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm69ik_Qdb8

UN Staff Member: 5G Is War on Humanity

A great video by Claire Edwards, a UN Staff Member, reporting on high levels of RFR/EMF radiation in the UN Vienna International Centre

Most people that are awake and have half a brain know that there is a “thing” called 5G being built to make cellular communications much “better”. The selling points include being able to download a video in a fraction of the time that is currently possible.  It seems that all of the companies that have a financial stake in this the 5G roll-out are spending millions because they hope to make billions of dollars.  It is all about money and nothing about potential health problems.

In this video the UN Secretary General says that he knows nothing about 5G and even the health effects of 4G or WiFi.  Either he is really uninformed,  really stupid, or is pretending that he is uninformed or stupid because otherwise why is he ignorant of this very important issue.  Maybe he is protecting industry in their huge 5G program.

Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution

At the Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution three scientists speaking at the city’s Hall of Sessions told the international audience of the threat posed by modern microwave based technology to human life amid the environment of political and corporate corruption.

Krakow remains the only municipality on the planet to protect its citizens from the dangers of electromagnetic radiation pollution.

For those of you that are seriously interested in the world wide assault on human health by the explosion of RF Radiation devices, you should spend 30 minutes to read this report.

see the full report at http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Krakow_final.pdf