• 19 AUG 17
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    5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects

    (Re-sent) From ABC News, August 18

    Excerpt

    More research is needed into the potential health effects of new 5G mobile phone technology before it is rolled out in Australia, an international expert says.

    The high-speed mobile phone network could be operational in Australia from 2020, offering up to 50 times the bandwidth currently available on 4G networks, allowing users to download the equivalent of three television episodes in a second.

    Telstra announced last year it would run a world-first test of the technology for visitors to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

    International radio frequency expert Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, from the University of Helsinki, told a public lecture at Griffith University in Brisbane on Thursday night there was a concerning lack of understanding about the health effects.

    “We know only that this radiation penetrates skin deep,” Professor Leszczynski said.

    “We don’t have the faintest idea how normal-functioning skin will be affected.”

    Read the full news item here and note the concluding dismissive remarks by an ARPANSA spokesperson who  said “it would be up to individual university research labs to pick up the agency’s recommendations for more research into 5G frequencies”.  And just which labs? ACEBR most likely who can reliably be counted upon to find that there’s nothing to worry about, other than that old nocebo effect… In other words business as usual…

    Lets see if  Croft, or perhaps Chapman, does a blast on Media Watch as well……

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