1) ICNIRP, which is not an official, independent agency but rather is loaded with industry/military affiliated people, somehow has been considered the authority for setting RF exposure guidelines. The guidelines first established in 1998, and based on thermal heating only, have remained basically unchanged ever since and employed by many countries (including Canada until 2015). Because of the many first-rate studies done over the last 10 years or so that show serious biological harm at non-thermal levels far below those set by ICNIRP, pressure was put on this group to review their guidelines. It comes as no surprise that the review has determined that there is no evidence of harm that justifies any revision of the guidelines.
There is an admission of health effects that appear to me, as a layman, to be serious. Aren’t changes in permeability of cell membranes serious? Isn’t this how the blood brain barrier is breached? Note the major change to the guidelines apparently applies to the inclusion of the higher frequencies that might be used in 5G grids.
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GUIDELINES FOR LIMITING EXPOSURE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS (100 kHz to 300 GHz)
“The only substantiated adverse health effects caused by exposure to radiofrequency EMFs are nerve stimulation, changes in the permeability of cell membranes, and effects due to temperature elevation. There is no evidence of adverse health effects at exposure levels below the restriction levels in the ICNIRP (1998) guidelines and no evidence of an interaction mechanism that would predict that adverse health effects could occur due to radiofrequency EMF exposure below those restriction levels.“
ICNIRP Press Release:
“When we revised the guidelines, we looked at the adequacy of the ones we published in 1998. We found that the previous ones were conservative in most cases, and they’d still provide adequate protection for current technologies,” Dr Van Rongen said.
“However, the new guidelines provide better and more detailed exposure guidance in particular for the higher frequency range, above 6 GHz, which is of importance to 5G and future technologies using these higher frequencies. The most important thing for people to remember is that 5G technologies will not be able to cause harm when these new guidelines are adhered to.”
2) 5G is now live in a veterans’ hospital in California, being used with patients and by surgeons. Imagine all the people in the hospital. the most vulnerable people — the elderly and the sick — and staff, being exposed to this.
Secretary Robert Wilkie said it was the first in the nation and one of the first in the world.
“It will also be a breakthrough for surgeons in the operating room. Imagine a doctor being able to see layers beneath the skin before the first incision is ever made. The [Food and Drug Administration] was never able to approve these sorts of practices and surgery because 4G technology simply could not carry that much information,” Wilkie said. “But we are on the cutting edge and moving forward in ways that just a few years ago were unimaginable.”
VA’s Director of Media Affairs Jordan Eason confirmed to Nextgov Thursday that the initial phase of the facility’s 5G launch was officially deemed operational this morning—a milestone that was “over a year in the making.” Eason reiterated the secretary’s hopes that 5G will radically transform health care delivery and said this move marks the agency’s intention to “be at the forefront of leading the research, testing and further solution development to drive toward that new reality.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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