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Do you know about the safety and privacy concerns of 5G (Fifth generation cellular technology)? Do you know why other municipalities and countries have stopped 5G? Come find out how 5G affects you, your family, the environment and our economy.
Please join Sharon Noble of Stop Smart Meters BC, Dan Blair of No 5G, Nova Scotia and me this Saturday, April 25 – the 5G Global Protest Day – as we discuss the biological and environmental effects of 5G and how we can mobilize across the country to rally for safe technology.
Where & When: On Zoom this Saturday at 11:00 am Pacific time, hosted by Transition, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This will be a bi-coastal event.
This will be an interactive event. To join us, please register here:
We look forward to sharing with you!
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Online events planned by Stop 5G International
We are planning a Global Webinar which will consist of a panel of speakers covering various issues pertaining to 5G. (Panel members to be announced). The Webinar is planned for April 25th at 6:00 pm UK time. (Our apologies to Australia, New Zealand and other countries and territories where that hour is not convenient.)
Stop 5G International is producing a We Do Not Consent video that includes statements people have sent us saying why they do not consent to 5G on Earth and in space. Some of the footage we have received is superb. Many thanks to all who contributed!! A link to the video will be sent out when it’s ready.
NB: Let’s take advantage of the Online Protest Day to educate people about the advantages of safe, fast, reliable and energy efficient hard-wired connections, and to urge people to watch videos and share materials on hard-wired connections when possible.
Online events planned by others around the world….
Suggested actions for April 25th
Links to: SafeG info, PowerPoint; sample Letters to City Officials, Healthcare Providers, the Editor; Flyers; International Space Appeal; Community Kit; Comment Letter by the Advisors to the EMF Scientists Appeal; Put Your Government on Notice; Inform Environmental Organizations; Window Signs; Petitions….
Also see http://emrabc.ca/?p=16429
This 5G awareness poster by Electrosensitivity UK
has been banned by the Ads Council. It is the second poster on the health impact of wireless banned by the Ads Council despite the hundreds of scientific papers provided to the Ads Council.
The ruling on the 5G poster can be found here ASA Ruling (REF: G19-1029264)
In response to the ruling, Electrosensitivity wrote: “The ASA requires mainstream majority science, which the poster provided. The ASA’s ruling then discounted this majority mainstream viewpoint by adopting a minority view based on unsubstantiated and non-peer-reviewed claims of the small cartel supporting the wireless industry.”
Read the Press Release and Response to the ASA Ruling of January 8 2020 by ES-UK on the Information Poster asking ‘How safe is 5G?’ which states, “The information poster’s valid question ‘How safe is 5G?’
The information poster’s question ‘How safe is 5G? ’ is not misleading or unsubstantiated. The CTIA, the wireless industry trade organisation, has a website section headed ‘Is 5G safe?’ These questions are very similar in wording.”
We warn against 3 mobile phones of the brands BlackBerry, Doro and Selecline. We ask the French public authorities to withdraw the RTTE versions from the market as soon as possible.
Indeed, these manufacturers have deliberately continued to sell their products on the French market in complete legality, knowing that they are potentially putting their customers’ health at risk. The question also obviously arises at European level. Our press release: https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/press-release-users-warned-about-3-french-mobile-phone-models-from-3-manufacturers
Thank you for helping us to denounce these actions and to relay our alert as widely as possible.
The Phonegate Alert Team
The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks
By Joel M. Moskowitz, October 17, 2019
The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of “fear mongering” over the advent of wireless technology’s 5G. Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells us about the health risks from wireless radiation.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced through a press release that the commission will soon reaffirm the radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits that the FCC adopted in the late 1990s. These limits are based upon a behavioral change in rats exposed to microwave radiation and were designed to protect us from short-term heating risks due to RFR exposure.
Yet, since the FCC adopted these limits based largely on research from the 1980s, the preponderance of peer-reviewed research, more than 500 studies, have found harmful biologic or health effects from exposure to RFR at intensities too low to cause significant heating.
Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions:
- “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include:
- increased cancer risk,
- cellular stress,
- increase in harmful free radicals,
- genetic damages,
- structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and
- negative impacts on general well-being in humans.
Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”
The scientists who signed this appeal arguably constitute the majority of experts on the effects of nonionizing radiation. They have published more than 2,000 papers and letters on EMF in professional journals.
The FCC’s RFR exposure limits regulate the intensity of exposure, taking into account the frequency of the carrier waves, but ignore the signaling properties of the RFR. Along with the patterning and duration of exposures, certain characteristics of the signal (e.g., pulsing, polarization) increase the biologic and health impacts of the exposure. New exposure limits are needed which account for these differential effects. Moreover, these limits should be based on a biological effect, not a change in a laboratory rat’s behavior.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RFR as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 2011. Last year, a $30 million study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) found “clear evidence” that two years of exposure to cell phone RFR increased cancer in male rats and damaged DNA in rats and mice of both sexes. The Ramazzini Institute in Italy replicated the key finding of the NTP using a different carrier frequency and much weaker exposure to cell phone radiation over the life of the rats.
Based upon the research published since 2011, including human and animal studies and mechanistic data, the IARC has recently prioritized RFR to be reviewed again in the next five years. Since many EMF scientists believe we now have sufficient evidence to consider RFR as either a probable or known human carcinogen, the IARC will likely upgrade the carcinogenic potential of RFR in the near future.
Nonetheless, without conducting a formal risk assessment or a systematic review of the research on RFR health effects, the FDA recently reaffirmed the FCC’s 1996 exposure limits in a letter to the FCC, stating that the agency had “concluded that no changes to the current standards are warranted at this time,” and that “NTP’s experimental findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage.” The letter stated that “the available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits.”
The latest cellular technology, 5G, will employ millimeter waves for the first time in addition to microwaves that have been in use for older cellular technologies, 2G through 4G. Given limited reach, 5G will require cell antennas every 100 to 200 meters, exposing many people to millimeter wave radiation. 5G also employs new technologies (e.g., active antennas capable of beam-forming; phased arrays; massive inputs and outputs, known as MIMO) which pose unique challenges for measuring exposures.
Millimeter waves are mostly absorbed within a few millimeters of human skin and in the surface layers of the cornea. Short-term exposure can have adverse physiological effects in the peripheral nervous system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system. The research suggests that long-term exposure may pose health risks to the skin (e.g., melanoma), the eyes (e.g., ocular melanoma) and the testes (e.g., sterility).
Since 5G is a new technology, there is no research on health effects, so we are “flying blind” to quote a U.S. senator. However, we have considerable evidence about the harmful effects of 2G and 3G. Little is known about the effects of exposure to 4G, a 10-year-old technology, because governments have been remiss in funding this research. Meanwhile, we are seeing increases in certain types of head and neck tumors in tumor registries, which may be at least partially attributable to the proliferation of cell phone radiation. These increases are consistent with results from case-control studies of tumor risk in heavy cell phone users.
5G will not replace 4G; it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly over the long term. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially. Cancer is not the only risk as there is considerable evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm, likely due to oxidative stress.
As a society, should we invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G, a cellular technology that requires the installation of 800,000 or more new cell antenna sites in the U.S. close to where we live, work and play?
Instead, we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.
The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Joel M. Moskowitz
Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, is director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been translating and disseminating the research on wireless radiation health effects since 2009 after he and his colleagues published a review paper that found long-term cell phone users were at greater risk of brain tumors. His Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website has had more than two million page views since 2013. He is an unpaid advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal and Physicians for Safe Technology.
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Here are a few highlights:
(audio 31:59) Thousands of 5G Satellites Soon to Irradiate Entire Surface of Earth. Sharon Noble – June 18, 2019 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – YouTube – June 18, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndAAsA_e1ug&feature=youtu.be
(Experts speak in North Saanich (?), Salt Spring Island, Duncan, Victoria, Nanaimo, Bowen Island, Vancouver, Surrey, Penticton (?) on 5G Hazards – https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/5g-wifi-network-radiation-hazards-public-presentations-by-community-empowerment-town-hall-series/
(podcast 31:53) June 18, 2019 | Thousands of 5G Satellites Soon to Irradiate Entire Surface of Earth – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – June 18, 2019: https://www.howestreet.com/2019/06/18/thousands-of-5g-satellites-soon-to-irradiate-entire-surface-of-earth/
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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)
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The producer of the landmark documentary film “Generation Zapped” has arranged for supporters of 5G Crisis (and their friends and relatives) to see this incredible film at no cost!
The code is good only for this Saturday, Sunday & Monday! (May 11-13, 2019)
Simply use this link for free access to the film:
If the code doesn’t work for any reason, you can also enter the code manually:
- Go to: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/generationzapped
- Select “Rent $4.99”
- When prompted enter code: GenZappedFree