There will be no update tomorrow, Sunday, May 23. Happy Victoria Day.
1) In last night’s update [see 3)], I shared an article by several experts, including Dr. Hardell who has taken a leading role in confronting ICNIRP’s bias and conflicts of interest while being an NGO with astounding influence in determining how much EMF is in our environment. Here is the link for reference:
Attached [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ICNIRP-Note-Response-to-John-William-Frank-Essay-Electromagnetic-Fields-5G-and-Health-What-about-the-Precautionary-Principle-May-2021.pdf] is an article from ICNIRP arguing its independence and supporting its refusal to acknowledge that science has proven that harmful biological effects occur below the limits it sets, and, more importantly, that heating is not the only harmful effect. This is a great example of the issues Dr. Hardell and his associates are addressing.
The essay to which ICNIRP is responding:
(complete essay by John William Frank) https://smombiegate.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/jech-2019-213595.full_.pdf
a) “However, regardless of the politics of conflicting demands, from a radiation protection perspective it is important to note that as long as exposure from 4G and 5G base stations are both below the ICNIRP RF-EMF restrictions, neither represent a threat to health and safety.“ pp 3-4/6
b) “Part of Frank’s support for a 5G moratorium is based on what he refers to as “[in]adequate scientific investigation of its suspected adverse health effects”. However, the RF-EMF that Frank claims to be inadequately investigated has been the subject of many thousands of research papers – there is a great deal of knowledge concerning its relation to health, including within the mmW range relevant to some 5G installations. Presumably the author believes that novel technologies (as opposed to older RF-EMF technologies) would differ in terms of their biological effects, but there are no substantiated interaction mechanisms nor health research findings to support such a view.“ pg 4/6
c) “the essay claims that there is “increasing epidemiological evidence of serious health effects from previous generations of RF-EMF exposures” (p.3). This statement is based on the selection of a very small proportion of the scientific literature. Conversely, high quality national reports from numerous countries have reviewed literature in a more systematic manner and consistently failed to find evidence for the health effects that Frank refers to” pg 4/6
d) “The essay also claims that ICNIRP restrictions are “based solely on the acute thermogenic (heat-producing) effects of RF-EMF in animal tissues” (p. 2), which is not true. The ICNIRP restrictions are based on all substantiated adverse health effects, regardless of mechanism. Indeed a great deal of the literature, such as the epidemiology, does not comment on mechanisms at all. The reason why heating is important in the Guidelines is merely that the lowest exposure levels that have been found to cause harm, cause that harm via heating. By setting the restrictions below the lowest level that produces harm, it follows that all adverse health effects are protected against.” pg 4/6
e) ” However, this merely reflects the relatively small EMF research community together with the high public interest that has resulted in many national and international advisory boards.” pg. 5/6
2) The next C4ST community meeting is on Wed., May 26 @ 4:30 PT. Registration is required. Full details are available on the link below.
You are invited to a C4ST Community Meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, 7:30 pm, ET May 26, 2021, 4:30 PT
With Marg Friesen and Frank Clegg co-hosting
SPECIAL GUEST: Theodora Scarato, Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust (EHT)
3) An opinion piece that would be good to share with people who are new to the topic of EMF, RF and 5G. A webinar on mitigation is offered on Monday, May 24.
Stopping 5G Is Not Enough — All Electro-Pollution Matters
“Yes, there are many reasons to be concerned about the roll-out of 5G and how it might impact our health.
But in my humble opinion as someone who has been studying EMFs and their health effects full time for several years, the fears over 5G have been distracting activists, the public and the few politicians who actually care about this matter from the real issue we’re facing globally:
The irresponsible, reckless way we’ve been rolling out unsafe technologies in the last century, ranging from wireless radiation to simple household electricity.
This article will try to illustrate why I hold this opinion which I understand may seem controversial at first.”
4) More information about Vancouver’s plans for LED “intelligent” lighting that was to be discussed at the May 19 Council meeting.
From the update of May 18: https://cityhallwatch.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/led-intelligent-street-light-concerns/
(click on photo to enlarge)
From: Hans Karow (name given with permission)
Sent: May 22, 2021
Subject: Letter to the editor
5G wireless technology is being rolled out worldwide without any safety testing https://ehtrust.org/health-effects-of-5g-wireless-technology-confirmed-at-us-senate-hearing-after-senator-blumenthal-questions-industry/ – and despite thousands of studies https://mdsafetech.org/5g-telecommunications-science/ showing the biological damaging effects of electromagnetic (wireless) radiation (EMR).
Funding is well known to bias study results. “The industry-funded studies found an effect in 28% of the studies and the independently-funded studies found an effect 67% of the time.” (Prof Henry Lai via Lloyd Morgan)
5G wireless technology would expose us to levels of EMR many times stronger than the current 4G technology already proving harmful to many. In addition, because 5G cannot easily go through buildings and other solid objects, many more cell towers/antennas will be required – one every few houses – each producing high levels of EMR.
With the proposed 50,000 new satellites, littering the skies and beaming radiation on all corners of the Earth, nowhere will be left untouched by this man-made EMR. 5G Satellites: A Threat to All Life • Cellular Phone Task Force (cellphonetaskforce.org).
Non-ionizing EMR has been shown to cause a host of health effects including cancer, DNA damage, cell death, and oxidative stress, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, sleep disturbances, and autoimmune disorders.
Over 150 communities worldwide have now passed ordinances halting the rollout of 5G. https://ehtrust.org/international-actions-to-halt-and-delay-5g/
Frank Clegg, ex-head of Microsoft Canada, has spoken out about the dangers of untested 5G technology, including that it uses millimeter waves similar to those used for crowd control in directed-energy weapons called Active Denial Systems https://c4st.org/educate-yourself/
We must speak out, and tell the telecom industry, and government, we do not want 5G technology in our community. Contact our councilors asking to pass an ordinance to stop 5G from coming to our cities. Further, ask that council make a formal request to the federal government that 5G be stopped from coming to our areas.
So far 4G is serving us very well, fiber optic cable being the safer and faster option: Fiber Optical Cable – Faster, Safer, and More Cyber Secure than Wireless (whatis5g.info) .
BC Public Health Act clearly directs the role of the local government:
“…if a local government becomes aware of a health hazard…[it must respond] to the health hazard…” https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/lc/billsprevious/4th38th:gov23-2#section83 .
Should anyone consider me a conspiracy theorist, please provide your peer reviewed science!
Hans Karow, MEng, SCS
Coalition to Reduce Electropollution (CORE since 1992)
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Nature uses as little as possible of anything.” Johannes Kepler