• 04 AUG 18

    FAKE NEWS: Firefighters did NOT Suffer Neurological Damage After Contact With 5G Cell Towers

    Excerpt

    Firefighters in Sacramento, CA have reported neurological damage including memory problems and confusion after new generation 5G cell towers were installed outside their fire station.

    News of the adverse health effects suffered by the firefighters comes days after a major university study into 5G wireless technology declared the upcoming roll out of the wireless technology to be a “massive health experiment” that has not been properly tested by authorities.

    A recent CBS news story from Sacramento about the installation of 5G small cell towers references complaints reported by the San Francisco firefighters:

    Firefighters in San Francisco have reported memory problems and confusion after the 5G equipment was installed outside of fire stations. The firefighters claim the symptoms stopped when they relocated to stations without equipment nearby….SNIP

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    • 01 AUG 18

    If American cities do consider health with the 5G rollout, cell companies can sue them!

    by Julie Watts and Abigail Sterling, January 25, 2018

    Excerpt

    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Is a cell tower going up in your neighborhood? If it’s not now, it may soon.

    Wireless carriers are installing millions of them across the country to enable the new, faster 5G cellphone technology. While many are looking forward to faster cell service, many are also asking: Are there legitimate health concerns?

    That question is keeping John Hiestand up at night. Outside his bedroom window he can see a new pole where Verizon will soon install a next-generation cell tower. “This would be a big tower generating lots of RF outside of our bedroom window 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for many years,” he said. It’s called a “small cell” or “distributed antenna system.” The industry says they’re safe. Many in Piedmont aren’t convinced – including the Hiestands. “Our daughter is a cancer survivor,” John Hiestand explained. Thirteen-year-old Sophia Hiestand has been one of many petitioning the city council to deny this cell tower. “I mostly talked about my cancer and how it affected me, even though you’re not supposed to talk about health issues, I still did,” Hiestand said.

    However, according to federal law the city simply can’t consider health concerns. It’s outlined in a small section of the Telecommunications Act, based on science from 1996, back when we were still talking on cellphones that looked like bricks. “I find it really unfair,” said Hiestand.

    If cities do consider health, cell companies can sue them…..SNIP

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    • 30 JUL 18

    A Class Action against 5G deployment in Australia

    In 80’s, when the 1G mobile technology was commercialized, things were easy for the telecom industry. Users of the expensive and cumbersome technology were few and, therefore, the number of those concerned with potential health effects was small. The knowledge about the biological and health effects of microwaves was available but not many were aware of it.

    Today, some 40 years later, when the 5G technology is going to be deployed on a massive scale, things are different. There is a huge number of the users of the already existing 3G and 4G technology and the applications of the 5G and IoT will make the numbers soar. Everyone, in order to function in the society will be forced to use 5G and IoT and whether willing or not will be exposed 24/7 to the radiation energy at close distances…. SNIP

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    • 30 JUL 18

    5G networks in Australia: How fast, when is it coming, and what are the possible health risks?

    From the NewDaily, Jul 27, 2018

    Excerpt:

    Australian telcos are gearing up for the imminent arrival of 5G, but experts are warning of possible health risks, calling for more research to be done before the network’s rollout.

    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.

    In its final NBN report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) calculated that 5G had a maximum speed of a whopping 10,000 megabits per second (Mbps) – about 300 times faster than the typical home connection.
    Calls for more research….SNIP

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    • 27 JUL 18

    The Internet of Me

    In Australia there is a controversy over the government’s plans to create an electronic health record, called My Health Record, for every Australian where their personal patient details will be stored on a national database that doctors around the country can see. The controversy is over who else might be also to gain access to this data.

    Now lets take that one step further to imagine a 5G enabled Internet of Me (IoM) world: A brave new world where your body data, your life signals, wellness and health are all captured by body worn wi-fi devices designed to capture and communicate this data to an all-seeing “cloud”- and this can even include health data on your pet Moggy as well!

    It would make sense in such a world that health providers would encourage their clients to wear these devices if they want affordable health insurance – or any at all. Consider the implications of the coming Internet of Me….

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    • 16 JUL 18

    5G Enlightenment in a brave new world

    As opposition to the roll out of 5G antennas increases in America, Philips and the American Tower Company have come up with an innovative way to hide the thousands of ugly 5G antennas planned to be rolled out across America and conveniently avoid community protests. Disguise them as heritage light poles! Nice that Philips and the American Tower Company can now offer enlightenment along with 5G….. Read on.

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    • 09 JUL 18

    The Wifi Alliance, Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood: 5G Wireless

    From Global Research

    By Renee Parsons
    Global Research, July 06, 2018

    Excerpts:

    Just as any new technology claims to offer the most advanced development; that their definition of progress will cure society’s ills or make life easier by eliminating the drudgery of antiquated appliances, the Wifi Alliance was organized as a worldwide wireless network to connect ‘everyone and everything, everywhere” as it promised “improvements to nearly every aspect of daily life.”

    The Alliance, which makes no pretense of potential health or environmental concerns, further proclaimed (and they may be correct) that there are “more wifi devices than people on earth”. It is that inescapable exposure to ubiquitous wireless technologies wherein lies the problem. ..SNIP

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    • 27 JUN 18

    Impact of EMF limits on 5G network roll-out

    ITU Workshop on 5G, EMF & Health Warsaw, December 5 2017

    Christer Törnevik, Senior Expert, EMF and Health Ericsson Research, Stockholm

    This presentation by a representative for Ericsson, Sweden is well worth to consider in detail.

    Especially the pictures at pages 8 and 9 are very illustrative of the distribution of radiofrequency radiation. Note these pictures are protected by Copyright.

    They show boundaries for compliance with radiofrequency EMF limits. That means that the implementation of 5G will be much more difficult in countries with lower guidelines than those provided by ICNIRP….This technology will increase the exposure to radiofrequency radiation in the environment and should be banned until proper evaluation of exposure and consequences for human health and environment is investigated, see www.5gappeal.eu.

    No doubt this presentation by Ericsson show that 5G will increase exposure, proper scientific evaluation has not been done and re-enforces the need for a moratorium as demanded in the 5G Appeal.

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    • 04 JUN 18

    Chinese Telcos with ties to the Chinese government now aiming to roll out 5G in Australia

    As reported by the Financial Review, two Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and, Huawei, with ties to the Chinese government are now tendering to roll out Telstra’s 5G network in Australia, among other things. Considering that 5G is supposed to be the future communications hub will allow the Internet of Things, and a future Australian autonomous vehicle network, etc., is it wise to risk giving the Chinese government a “back door” to controlling all this? China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea should be sufficient to ban these companies altogether from having any role in building Australia’s infrastructure… but then it seems in Australia the Renminbi rules the day. Read on…..

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    • 31 MAY 18

    Roll out of 5G wireless service is ‘a massive health experiment,’ public health expert warns

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    Natalie Rahhal, Daily Mail, May 29, 2018

    The roll out of 5G wireless service is ‘a massive health experiment,’ public health expert warns as cell companies install 800,000 towers across the US
    The latest generation of wireless service – 5G – is being rolled out across select cities in the US
    Networks will transmit data 100 times faster using shorter radiation waves
    The new network will require 800,000 new ‘small cell’ towers
    Some research has suggested that cell phone radiation may be carcinogenic
    The new millimeter waves used in 5G have hardly been studied and introducing them constitutes an ‘experiment,’ warns a public health professor

    Wireless carriers are constructing cell towers a stronger, faster 5G network, but some experts warn that the updated service’s health effects are unknown and potentially dangerous… SNIP

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    • 31 MAY 18

    Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts (including 5G) poses ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, report finds

    The Telegraph

    By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

    Excerpt:

    18 May 2018 • 12:01am Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm. An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health. However the charity Buglife warned that despite good evidence of the harms there was little research ongoing to assess the impact, or apply pollution limits. The charity said ‘serious impacts on the environment could not be ruled out’ and called for 5G transmitters to be placed away from street lights, which attract insects, or areas where they could harm wildlife. Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife said: “We apply limits to all types of pollution to protect the habitability of our environment, but as yet, even in Europe, the safe limits of electromagnetic radiation have not been determined, let alone applied. “There is a credible risk that 5G could impact significantly on wildlife, and that placing transmitters on LED street lamps, which attract nocturnal insects such as moths increases exposure and thereby risk. “Therefore we call for all 5G pilots to include detailed studies of their influence and impacts on wildlife, and for the results of those studies to be made public.” SNIP

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    • 23 MAY 18

    Leszczynski presentations in Australia, May 2018

    Preliminary notice from Dariusz Leszczynski:

    Presentations on the 5G millimeter-waves and on the Precautionary Principle at the EMERG meeting at ARPANSA in Melbourne and at the AOCRP-5 congress in Melbourne.

    Reports from the both meetings and slides of presentations by other speakers will be published in mid-June 2018. (title slides only below) … SNIP

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    • 03 MAY 18

    Emerging possibility for a meticulous, impartial review of the EMF science at the WHO

    From Dariusz Leszczynski

    Excerpt:

    Over the recent years, there were numerous complaints about the reliance of the WHO EMF Project solely on the opinions of the ICNIRP. In fact, the WHO EMF Project could be considered as “front” for the opinions of ICNIRP.

    It seems the World Health Organization has taken a notice of the complaints and took some action.

    WHO EMF Project is preparing a very important document – the Environmental Health Criteria for the RF-EMF (EHC RF-EMF). This document will evaluate all scientific evidence concerning biological and health effects of RF-EMF emitted by all types of the wireless communication devices, including cell phones, cell towers and wi-fi routers… SNIP

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    • 25 APR 18

    Article from Bob Vaughan, alternativemedicine.org

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    Industry Lies

    Wireless industry claims there is no increase in brain tumors so there is no problem with cell phones. But it is a big lie. For example, a very famous politician John McCain just got a brain tumor. You can see a big scar on the left side of his head, just where he usually holds his mobile phone.

    So the government lies and claims there is no increase in cancer, tumors caused by mobile phones. The reality is there is a significant increase in Glioblastomas which are very deadly.

    For the overall head, there has not been an increase in brain tumors since 2006 when the wireless was introduced. But in the three areas of the brain that get the most cell phone radiation which is your frontal lobe, temporal lobe in your cerebellum increase is significant which shows the study that was done by USC that was done 15 years before 2006…SNIP

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    • 21 APR 18

    5G and wireless safety at the AOCRP-5 in Melbourne, Australia

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    From Dariusz Leszczynski:

    The 5th Asian and Oceanic IRPA Regional Congress on Radiation Protection will take place on May 20 – 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Substantial part of the program will be devoted to the deployment and safety of the 5G networks and to the safety of the wireless communication in general.

    I will be there presenting and my report from the conference will be published in June 2018.

    The full program of the conference (as of April 18, 2018) is available here…SNIP

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    • 30 MAR 18

    The Nation: How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

    Excerpt: No scientist can say with certainty how many wireless-technology users are likely to contract cancer, but that is precisely the point: We simply don’t know. Nevertheless, we are proceeding as if we do know the risk, and that the risk is vanishingly small. Meanwhile, more and more people around the world, including countless children and adolescents, are getting addicted to cell phones every day, and the shift to radiation-heavy 5G technology is regarded as a fait accompli. Which is just how Big Wireless likes it. A must read!

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    • 28 MAR 18

    The Wireless Cloud is an “energy monster” warming the world

    Following on from the previous message “How smartphones are heating up the planet” here is an old analysis from 2013 that also examines the energy usage of wireless technology. Their analysis apparently did not include an estimation of the additional future contribution of 5G, the Internet of Things and possibly the roll-out of smart meters. As such, it is a very conservative estimation. All heating up the planet to what end? Titled The Power of Wireless Cloud, it was prepared and published by The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET): Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs and University of Melbourne.
    Quote: The problem is that we’re all accessing cloud services – things like webmail, social networking and virtual applications – over wireless networks. It’s the modern way, but wireless is an energy monster; it’s just inherently inefficient.
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    • 26 MAR 18

    New Zealand Ministry wrong to think three 5G networks would be better

    By RICHARD MACMANUS

    Last updated 05:00, March 26 2018

    Excerpt:

    OPINION The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment last week released a discussion document for 5G, the next generation cellular mobile technology.

    Among the issues raised in the document is how 5G will be rolled out in New Zealand and what the societal impacts will be. In particular, there are health concerns about the increased number of cell towers – estimated to be double the current number – that will be required for a 5G network.

    We saw a glimpse of what 5G hopes to deliver last week, when the first “live trial” was conducted by Spark.

    Communications Minister Clare Curran was the first to test it. She got a download speed of 9.3 gigabits per second, which equates to 9300 megabits per second. That’s 46 times the maximum speed I can get on my current ultrafast broadband package at home, which clocks in at a measly 200 megabits per second.

    What’s more, 5G could end up being twice as fast as the speed Curran got. The specifications for 5G technology, which are still being worked on internationally, aim to reach a peak data rate of 20Gbps. That would be a 20 times increase from the current 4G generation.

    As well as being super fast, 5G will have much lower latency – which means no delays or freezes when streaming high bandwidth media like videos and games.

    5G is being marketed as the required infrastructure for next-generation technology. The MBIE paper highlights “self-driving cars, increased use of robotics and industry automation, and massive machine type communications (the internet of things).”

    But hold your horses; this 5G future won’t arrive in New Zealand until at least 2020. Plus, there are a couple of contentious issues that must be addressed before 5G is approved….SNIP

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    • 02 MAR 18

    Thinking of 5G? Here are some useful links

    From Joel Moskowitz (replying to a US local committee request for info on 5G): I have five posts on my EMR Safety website about 5G that may be useful to review:

    Scientists and Doctors Demand Moratorium on 5G
    5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?
    5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects
    5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype
    5G Wireless Technology: Major newspaper editorials oppose “small cell” antenna bills

    Joel Moskowitz

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    • 12 FEB 18

    5G and IoT: a Trojan horse

    From André Fauteux, Editor/Publisher, La Maison du 21e siècle Magazine: The wireless industry dreams of deploying its new 5G (fifth generation) infrastructure in your neighbourhood soon, as it has begun doing in California. Boxes the size of a PC could be placed every 150 meters or so on utility poles, sometimes with small-refrigerator-sized boxes on the ground. 5G technology uses pulsed, millimeter-sized microwaves that are easily blocked by obstacles such as leaves, hence the need to install millions of cell signal boosters near homes.

    The telecoms say this is the most efficient way to ease the digital congestion caused by audio-video streaming, whose global traffic, according to American giant Cisco, will be eleven times higher in 2018 than in 2014. Data would move through fibre optic cables, but rather than bringing these cables to your home, the last leg of the data’s journey would generally be wireless… As markets work, personal mobile phone subscriptions are more profitable than the higher speed fibre optic connections linked to desktops through your own router.

    The 5G network would also support the huge increase in wireless communications to be created by the Internet of Things (IoT). Since most people already own a cell phone, industry wants to expand its market by embedding a cellular microchip into most manufactured goods. Therefore, items purchased in the future would generate data to be collected by companies and, ultimately, by governments. 5G-IoT is promoted by the promise of “smart” cities, leading to a more comfortable, convenient and efficient life. But besides a relentless expansion of sales, 5G-IoT will strengthen mobile phones as a platform for publicity and population control. Further, 5G-IoT deployment carries significant health risks… SNIP

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