• 19 SEP 17

    5G Appeal sent to EU

    From Lennart Hardel
    5G Appeal sent to EU

    September 13, 2017

    Scientists and doctors warn of potential serious health effects of 5G

    We the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment…… SNIP

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    • 21 AUG 17

    UC San Diego Medical Professor opposes “small cell” antenna bill (SB 649)

    From Joel M. Moskowitz PhD

    I have been hearing from scientists around the world who are deeply concerned about the deployment of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology without adequate research on the health effects of exposure to this type of radiofrequency radiation.

    Professor Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, published an open letter yesterday that explains why she is vigorously opposed to SB 649, a bill in the California legislature that would expedite the deployment of “small cell” antennas to facilitate the roll-out of 5G across the state.
    Dr. Golomb’s letter begins with the following warning: SNIP

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    • 20 AUG 17

    Will New Zealand’s 5G research be a spin job?

    I received the below article from the LA Times this morning. Not a very informative article as it is mostly referring to cell phone research which really isn’t that applicable to the frequencies used in 5G technology. However, I noted the brief reference at the end which mentions 5G research which is being conducted by the telecommunications and Network Engineering research group at Massey University, New Zealand. This research is using “modeling” to determine the possible health effects of “many, many transmitters transmitting together”. SNIP

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    • 19 AUG 17

    5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects

    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….. SNIP

    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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    • 18 AUG 17

    FCC Packs Broadband Advisory Group With Big Telecom Firms, Trade Groups

    When the Federal Communications Commission went looking this year for experts to sit on an advisory committee regarding deployment of high-speed internet, they took the often favoured route and loaded the 30 member panel with corporate executives, trade groups and free-market scholars. More than three out of four seats on the BDAC are filled by business-friendly representatives from the biggest wireless and cable companies such as AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp., Sprint Corp., and TDS Telecom. Crown Castle International Corp., the nation’s largest wireless infrastructure company, and Southern Co., the nation’s second-largest utility firm, have representatives on the panel. Also appointed to the panel were broadband experts from conservative think tanks who have been critical of FCC regulations such as the International Center for Law and Economics and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. SNIP

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    • 17 AUG 17

    Parliamentary petition on 5G antenna siting

    To all Australians on this list

    Below is a Parliamentary petition, although not mentioning 5G antennas, is all about a ubiquitous rollout of 5G antennas in Australia. Consider signing and pass it on! The more sign the better. As the act currently stands the carriers will be able to install 5G antennas on utility poles wherever they like. Might be right outside your bedroom and you, or your local government, will have absolutely no say in the matter.

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    • 10 AUG 17

    Excellent new website on 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT)

    Excerpt from the website:

    WHAT ARE 5G AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS?

    Industry and government are promoting 5G and the Internet of Things as the “next big thing” hoping these will generate enormous economic growth, a colossal amount of data, and unimagined benefits to society. 5G and the IoT are being foisted on us all in what can only be described as a mad rush. The Telecom industry, echoed by our government officials insist they are responding to public demand, although the vast majority of people have no idea what either 5G or the IoT are… SNIP

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    • 08 AUG 17

    5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects

    Excerpt

    5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects

    Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
    Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
    August 7, 2017

    The emergence of 5G, fifth-generation telecommunications networks, has been in the news lately because the wireless industry has been pushing controversial legislation at the state level to expedite the deployment of this technology. The legislation would block the rights of local governments and their citizens to control the installation of cellular antennas in the public “right-of-way.” Cell antennas may be installed on public utility poles every 10-12 houses in urban areas. According to the industry, as many as 50,000 new cell sites will be required in California alone. SNIP

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    • 27 JUL 17

    Leszczynski: Free Public Lecture at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

    From Dariusz Leszczynski

    In conjunction with my annual visit to Australia, this time to present a key-note presentation at the meeting of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society, I will also present:

    Free Public Lecture – Thursday 17 August 2017 @ 6:00 pm

    Location: Griffith University, Nathan Campus
    Lecture Theatre: Building N16 Lecture Theater No. 0.03
    RSVP (for catering purposes) – contact info will be soon provided here…

    Global Expansion of the Wireless: The 5G dive into the great unknown

    Excerpt

    by Adj. Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski, University of Helsinki, Finland

    In 2011, I was one of the 30 invited experts who classified radiation emitted by the wireless communication devices (WCD) as possible human carcinogen. Since that time several new studies have been published and the current scientific evidence suggests that the radiation emitted by the current WCD could be re-classified as probable human carcinogen. This evidence of health risk indicates that the current safety limits are insufficient to protect all users of the WCD. SNIP

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    • 26 JUL 17

    The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

    Excerpts

    One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, like beepers and fax machines before it.

    Make no mistake, we’re still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we’re all cyborgs by 2027, I’ll happily eat my words. Assuming we’re still eating at all, I guess.)

    Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the smartphone is being laid by Elon Musk, by Microsoft, by Facebook, by Amazon, and a countless number of startups that still have a part to play….
    Microsoft, Facebook, Google and the Google-backed Magic Leap are all working to build standalone augmented reality headsets, which project detailed 3D images straight into your eyes. Even Apple is rumoured to be working on this, too. Microsoft’s Alex Kipman recently told Business Insider that augmented reality could flat-out replace the smartphone, the TV, and anything else with a screen. There’s not much use for a separate device sitting in your pocket or on your entertainment center, if all your calls, chats, movies, and games are beamed into your eyes and overlaid on the world around you….

    This week, we got our first look at Neuralink, a new company cofounded by Elon Musk with a goal of building computers into our brains by way of “neural lace,” a very early-stage technology that lays on your brain and bridges it to a computer. It’s the next step beyond even that blending of the digital and physical worlds, as man and machine become one. SNIP

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