• 03 OCT 19
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    Leszczynski: 1) Summary of the forthcoming Opening Lecture at the EMF Symposium in Mainz, Germany, 2) 5G health issues marginalised

    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    1) Summary of the forthcoming Opening Lecture at the EMF Symposium in Mainz, Germany


    Wireless Communication Technology and Health: From 1G to 5G and beyond

    What we know. What we do not know. What we should know.

    Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, DSc

    Retired; Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland; Chief Editor, Radiation and Health of the Frontiers in Public Health, Lausanne, Switzerland

    In early 70″s and 80″s, the first generation (1G) of mobile phones and cell tower networks were deployed without prior testing for human health safety. It was assumed that the emitted low power is harmless. However, decades later, in 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers, by then already 3rd and 4th generation (3G and 4G), as a possible human carcinogen (category 2B). Since the 2011 classification, a number of research studies was published that not only strengthened the evidence for the 2B classification but provided data suggesting that the IARC classification could be upgraded to the level of a probable human carcinogen (category 2A). SNIP

    Currently, the new generation of wireless communication, the 5G, is being rapidly deployed. The 5G will introduce new radiation, the millimeter-waves, that was also not tested for human health hazard. Studies on biological and health effects of the millimeter-waves are scarce….SNIP

    Read the full article here


    2) Health issues are marginalized at the forthcoming “The European 5G Conference 2020″

    The 2020 edition of The European 5G Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium on January 29th & 30th. The majority of the issues concern technology and its deployment. Safety limits are mentioned, in passing, in the outline for the session #7. In fact, there is kind of complaint that because ICNIRP recommendations are not binding for the EU states, this hampers deployment of the 5G:

    “”Whilst there are European recommendations on limits (based on guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection), these are not binding, and in some cases this is hampering 5G roll-out...

    Outline for the session #7 shows a push for harmonization of safety limits across the European Union, meaning every EU state should be obliged to use ICNIRP safety limits, no exceptions.

    Here is the full outline of the proposed content for session #7, dealing with human health safety, or rather with how the health safety issues can hamper deployment of 5G.



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