Millimeter waves, massive MIMO, full duplex, beamforming, and small cells are just a few of the technologies that could enable ultrafast 5G networks. Like it or not, we’re rapidly moving into the world of 5G, or 5th generation cellular telecommunications. As our reliance on technology and passively absorbing information continues unabated. 5G comes with numerous health risks, more radiation and of course more cancer.
Much like the food chain, the frequency bandwidths used currently by cell phones and similar technologies are becoming saturated. But we all want and expect a fast wireless service. The installation of 5G cell towers is not only going to improve speed, but it is also likely to have a detrimental effect on public health. Wireless companies have already installed up to 300,000 new 5G antennas.
That’s right, 5G is coming whether we like it or not and health risks are going to also increase, along with these faster data experiences. The 5G health risks war is already making it’s face known. Local citizens are writing to their lawmakers to express their concerns over 5G cell towers.
5G tower waves are being linked to cancer, immune system compromises, and numerous other health issues. So what is 5G and why is it allegedly so bad for our health?
Super-Fast Download Speeds
5G and IoT (the Internet of Thngs) promises to connect us in our homes, schools, workplaces, cities, parks and open spaces to over a trillion objects around the world. It promises cars that drive themselves, washing machines that order their own washing powder and softener, plus of course super fast downloads and streaming.
According to Fortune.com 5G will support at least 100 billion devices and will be 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G technology.(4G was already about 10 times faster than 3G).
It’ll bring download speed up to 10 Gigabits per second. This would let us have an entire building of people send each other data in close to no time, thus improving productivity.
This table compares the different generations of mobile technologies:
What is 5G?
5G is a new technology that offers an infinite data broadcast capability and has an unrestricted calling. The technology uses an untapped bandwidth and is known as MMW (Millimetre Wave technology). It is between 30 GHz and 300 GHz.
Watch this video that explains the technology very well:
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5G, like its predecessors 3G and 4G, allow us to stay connected virtually anywhere. That connectivity between us and our online ventures is constantly challenged by more and more people coming online as well as more modern, capable devices.
We can do more with smaller devices. We can place online Chess at Whole Foods. We can check our email when our significant other goes to the restroom at dinner. We can stream a college football game at Target.
What we can do with our smartphones and devices is becoming limitless.
And we’ve been mentally conditioned to expect speed. The Internet is no longer the dial-up experience that was new and exciting. Now its a service that we expect to work incredibly fast. No one wants to wait for even 30-seconds for their Starbucks discount code to load while at the barista counter.
We need our apps and we need them fast.
5G Health Risks: What Professionals Say
Professionals in numerous fields believe that 5G health risks are real. This is due to the radiation increases, which as we’ve seen in cases like Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, can lead to an increase in thyroid cancer and leukaemia, amongst many other conditions (see more below), whilst in the case of microwaves and Wifi that can lead to heart disorders and many other health issues.
Human health concerns will be amplified by the 5G cellular towers. There are several studies that show EMFs (electromagnetic fields) may increase cancer risks in both animals and humans. Here’s one.
As with the case of the nucleuer disasters in Chernobyl and Fukshima, they also can interfere with human reproduction. Some individuals will be triggered more due to their ‘electrohypersensitivity’. This hypersensitivity can cause headaches, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.
Professor of public health of the University of California Berkeley, Dr. Joel Moscowitz says that MMW’s could pose a very real danger. He told the Daily Mail Online that the deployment of 5G cellular technology is a massive experiment on the health of all species.
This is extremely frightening and should be of high concern to the public. The laundry list of medical issues in every single category is simply, unbelievable.
CDC, FDA Deny 5G Health Risks Exist
The FDA denies that 5G causes any health risk at all, but they sanction deadly vaccines and Glyphosate, so clearly cannot be trusted when it comes to public health. The CDC’s position is, as you might expect, that death by wireless data is the work of fear-mongering and conspiracy theorists.
Numerous Other Experts, Agencies, Disagree
However, health officials in England say that instances of brain cancer are on the rise and potentially linked to cell phone usage.
As well, other mainstream websites aren’t exactly siding with government entities (not yet anyway), or wireless companies that stand to pocket billions in revenue. Here’s an excerpt from a recent Vice article over the 5G debate.
“You will not be able to walk down a sidewalk without being continuously exposed to elevated levels of EMFs,” Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the University of Albany’s Institute for Health and the Environment, said in an email to Vice’s Motherboard. “EMFs cause cancer in both humans and animals, interfere with human reproduction and triggers a syndrome of electrohypersensitivity in some individuals, characterized by headache, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.”
Some Communities Have Banned 5G
One community near San Francisco banned the installation of new 5G cell towers citing health concerns. The unanimous vote to ban the towers came only months ago in September. The “urgent ordinance” bans 5G telecommunications equipment throughout the small city of Mill Valley, California. The vote is a 100% result over fears of the potential health effects of 5G wireless antennas.
The city of San Rafael, California is also taking measures to similarly regulate the use of 5G cell towers in their community.
“We’ve experienced 2G, 3G, 4G and now, on the horizon, is a fifth generation called millimeter wave technology,” Vicki Sievers, of the EMF Safety Network, said following her presentation of 5G health risks to the community. “Around the world, doctors and scientists are gravely alarmed about the biological and physiological effects of that technology.” Sievers received massive applause.
The message is loud and clear, communities all over the nation are concerned over 5G health risks.
Potential 5G Health Concerns; Evidence Through Studies
- Different Cancers
• Reproductive Problems; Infertility
• Suppressed Immune System Function
• Neurological Problems
• Effects on Eyes, Heart, Lungs, Head – Essentially your entire body is affected
• Single & Double DNA Strand Breaks
• Oxidative Damage
• Stress of Proteins
• Disruption to Brain for Glucose Metabolism
• Reduces Melatonin in the Brain
• Brain Barrier Permeability (Could result in brain bleeds; Stroke)
• Cell Metabolism Disruption
Our Environment In Crisis:
- Affected Cell Growth Rates
• Makes Things Bacteria Resistant
• Plant Health Decline
• Effects on Atmospheric
• Depletion of Fossil Fuels
• Ozone Layer Effects
• Disruption of Ecosystem
There are some other features of 5G you need to be aware of:
Wireless Cell Antennas Galore
Millimeter waves (MMWs) do not travel well through buildings and they tend to be absorbed by rain and plants. This interferes with the signal. Added to this, high frequency waves like MMWs also have much shorter wavelengths that can’t travel far.
To counter this problem 5G will utilize smaller cell stations (and the technology of beamforming) that’ll scramble/unscramble and redirect packets of data on a no-interference path back to us. This could mean wireless antennas on every lamp post, utility pole, home and business throughout entire neighborhoods, towns and cities.
MIMO Miniature Cell Towers
Current 4G cell towers have about a dozen or so antenna ports to support all communication, the new, smaller 5G cell towers (or bases) will be MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) and carry about a hundred ports. These towers will probably be about 4 feet tall as opposed to the usual 90 feet towers currently erected around us. Cells will be available within a 100 meter range and these smart antennas will be able to differentiate between various mixed-up signals – like radio waves and WiFi signals – in the air and beam them back in an orderly fashion so to speak.
Low Latency – High Efficiency
5G will break down data and send it in smaller sizes to offer significantly reduced transmission times. Data will be sent with only a 1 millisecond delay instead of a 50 millisecond delay commonly found with 4G. With communication this fast, it’ll allow machines to talk to each other with practically no room for error. As Marcus Weldon the CTO of Alcatel Lucent comments, “up until now, we’ve designed the networks for people and their needs, and now we’re designing it for things.”
The Dangers Of 5G – 11 Reasons To Be Concerned
The USA is currently leading the way on 5G. At the June 2016 press conference where the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) head Tom Wheeler announced the opening up of low, mid and high spectrum’s. There was no mention of health effects whatsoever. But the dangers are real.T
Let’s not also forget that in 2011 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified radio frequency radiation as a possible 2B carcinogen.
More recently the $25 million National Toxicology Program concluded that radio frequency radiation of the type currently used by cell phones can cause cancer.
But where does 5G fit into all this? Given that 5G is set to utilize frequencies above and below existing frequency bands 5G sits in the middle of all this. But the tendency (it varies from country to country) is for 5G to utilize the higher frequency bands. Which brings it’s own particular concerns.
11 reasons to be concerned:
1 – A Denser Soup of Electrosmog
We’re going to be bombarded by really high frequencies at low, short-range intensities creating a yet more complicated denser soup of electrosmog – as this diagram shows.
Source: Latest on 5G Spectrum – EMFields Ltd.
To work with the higher range MMW in 5G, the antennas required are smaller. Some experts are talking about as small as 3mm by 3mm. The low intensity is for efficiency and to deal with signal disruption from natural and man-made obstacles.
2 – Effects on the Skin
The biggest concern is how these new wavelengths will affect the skin. The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like “an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths,” meaning that we become more conductive. A recent New York study which experimented with 60GHz waves stated that “the analyses of penetration depth show that more than 90% of the transmitted power is absorbed in the epidermis and dermis layer.”
The effects of MMWs as studied by Dr. Yael Stein of Hebrew University is said to also cause humans physical pain as our nociceptors flare up in recognition of the wave as a damaging stimuli. So we’re looking at possibilities of many skin diseases and cancer as well as physical pain to our skin.
3 – Effects on the Eyes
A 1994 study found that low level millimeter microwave radiation produced lens opacity in rats, which is linked to the production of cataracts.
An experiment conducted by the Medical Research Institute of Kanazawa Medical University found that 60GHz “millimeter-wave antennas can cause thermal injuries of varying types of levels. The thermal effects induced by millimeterwaves can apparently penetrate below the surface of the eye.”
A 2003 Chinese study has also found damage to the lens epithelial cells of rabbits after 8 hours of exposure to microwave radiation and a 2009 study conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Pakistan conclude that EMFs emitted by a mobile phone cause derangement of chicken embryo retinal differentiation.
4 – Effects On The Heart
Much like the effects of microwaves in the home, this will be a far greater health risk. A 1992 Russian study found that frequencies in the range 53-78GHz (that which 5G proposes to use) impacted the heart rate variability (an indicator of stress) in rats. Another Russian study on frogs who’s skin was exposed to MMWs found heart rate changes (arrhythmias).
5 – Immune System Effects
A 2002 Russian study examined the effects of 42HGz microwave radiation exposure on the blood of healthy mice. It was concluded that “the whole-body exposure of healthy mice to low-intensity EHF EMR has a profound effect on the indices of nonspecific immunity”.
6 – Effects on Cell Growth Rates
A 2016 Armenian study observed MMWs at low intensity, mirroring the future environment brought about by 5G. Their study conducted on E-coli and other bacteria stated that the waves had depressed their growth as well as “changing properties and activity” of the cells. The concern is that it would do the same to human cells.
7 – Effects on Bacteria Resistance
The very same Armenian study also suggested that MMWs effects are mainly on water, cell plasma membrane and genome too. They had found that MMW’s interaction with bacteria altered their sensitivity to “different biologically active chemicals, including antibiotics.” More specifically, the combination of MMW and antibiotics showed that it may be leading to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
This ground-breaking finding could have a magnum effect on the health of human beings as the bandwidth is rolled out nationwide. The concern is that we develop a lower resistance to bacteria as our cells become more vulnerable – and we become more vulnerable.
#8 – Effects on Plant Health
One of the features of 5G is that the MMW is particularly susceptible to being absorbed by plants and rain. Humans and animals alike consume plants as a food source. The effects MMW has on plants could leave us with food that’s not safe to consume.
Think GMOs on steroids. The water that falls from the sky onto these plants will also be irradiated. A 2010 study on aspen seedlings showed that the exposure to radio frequencies led to the leaves showing necrosis symptoms.
Another Armenian study found that MMWs of low intensity “invoke(s) peroxidase isoenzyme spectrum changes of wheat shoots.” Peroxidase is a stress protein existing in plants. Indications are that 5G will be particularly harmful to plants – perhaps more so than to humans.
9 – Effects on the Atmosphere and Depletion of Fossil Fuels
Implementation of the 5G global wireless network requires the launching of rockets to deploy satellites for 5G. These satellites have a short lifespan which would require a lot more deployment than what we’re currently seeing. A new type of hydrocarbon rocket engine expected to power a fleet of suborbital rockets would emit black carbon which “could cause potentially significant changes in the global atmospheric circulation and distributions of ozone and temperature” according to a 2010 Californian study. Solid state rocket exhaust contains chlorine which also destroys the ozone and Chlorine is carcinogenic as we see in the case of swimming pools.
The effects on the ozone are thought to be worse than current day CFC exposure.
Google’s Project Loon is said to bring Internet to rural and hard-to-access areas by using helium balloons. But these balloons only have a 10-month lifespan. We’re looking at a lot of helium being used here, more than what we can possibly have on Earth?
10 – Disruption of the Natural Ecosystem
Since the year 2000, there have been reports of birds abandoning their nests as well as health issues like “plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship and death,” says researcher Alfonso Balmori. Bird species that are affected by these low levels, non-ionizing microwave radiation are the House Sparrows, Rock Doves, White Storks, Collared Doves and Magpies, among others.
But it’s not just the birds. The declining bee population is also said to be linked to this non-ionizing EMF radiation. It reduces the egg-laying abilities of the queen leading to a decline in colony strength.
A study conducted by Chennai’s Loyola College in 2012 concluded that out of 919 research studies carried out on birds, plants, bees and other animals and humans, 593 of them showed impacts from RF-EMF radiations. 5G will be adding to the effects of this electrosmog.
11 – Most 5G Studies are Misleading
5G will use pulsed millimeter waves to carry information. But as Dr. Joel Moskowitz points out, most 5G studies are misleading because they do not pulse the waves. This is important because research on microwaves already tells us how pulsed waves have more profound biological effects on our body compared to non-pulsed waves. Previous studies, for instance, show how pulse rates of the frequencies led to gene toxicity and DNA strand breaks.
5G Radiation Already Used In Crowd Control
It might sound difficult to believe but the 5G frequencies which will soon be blanketing our neighborhoods have been under development for a number of years by defense agencies, including the U.S., Russian and Chinese, as a means of crowd control. The US army uses Millimeter waves in crowd dispersal guns called Active Denial Systems. Dr. Ben-Ishai explains, “if you are unlucky enough to be standing there when it hits you, you will feel like your body is on fire.”
The 5G technology is essentially a direct energy weapon. This level of wi-fi cell service is a commercial grade and has the power to do lots of damage to us. Because of the shortness of the wavelengths, they have the damage to go past our skin seriously affecting our inner organs.
If currently, our military uses the same frequency for crowd control, why use it in regular society? Our military claims there is no permanent damage caused by it. People who have experienced it say it is like a hot oven being opened up in front of them; intense heat.
Live Testing Already Begun
AT&T have announced the availability of their 5G Evolution in Austin, Texas. 5G Evolution allows Samsung S8 and S8 + users access to faster speeds. This is part of AT&T’s plan to lay the 5G foundation while the standards are being finalized. AT&T has eyes on 19 other metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco and so on. With Indianapolis to follow.
Charter, the second-largest cable operator in the US, has been approved for an experimental 28 GHz license in Los Angeles. The outdoor tests will use fixed transmitters with a 1 km or smaller effective radius.
Qualcomm has already demonstrated a 5G antenna system with about 27 decibel gain. According to ABI Research, is “about 10 to 12 more db than a typical cellular base station antenna.” Not a good sign.
Many more private sector companies such as HTC, Oracle, Sprint, T-Mobile are playing a role in the developing of testing platforms by contributing time, knowledge or money.
In the UK the 3.4GHz band has been earmarked for 5G use with contracts awarded to O2, Vodaphone, EE and Three. While the 2.3GHz band, awarded to O2, is likely to be used for 5G too in time.
Call to Action
Research and pre-testing is rampant by companies who are interested to tap into the lucrative waters of 5G. But few are willing to research its effects on health. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines remain essentially unchanged since 1998, not allowing for the recognition of radio frequency microwave radiation and MMWs as harmful unless there is a heating effect. But a few experts are speaking out.
DariuszLeszczynski from the University of Helsinki and also former member of the International Agency Research on Cancer is one of them. He has brought to attention to ICNIRP intention to classify skin as limbs. Limbs are paid lesser attention to when classifying exposure levels. Research indicates that MMWs affect the skin and the eyes the most. If skin is classified as a limb, this will pave the way for industry giants to introduce even higher exposures and put more people at risk.
The Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARD) addressed a letter to the FCC in September of 2016, bringing to their attention the harm 5G will inflict. GUARD warned the FCC that 5G violates Article 3 of The UN Declaration of Human Rights which states that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” The document is laden with research, information and global support.
To learn how to write, call or email the relevant agencies to protest against the 5G deployment go here parentsforsafetechnology.org
What Experts are Saying
Here’s what experts are saying about 5G:
“There is an urgent need to evaluate 5G health effects now before millions are exposed…. We need to know if 5G increases the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers”
-Ron Melnick, the National Institute of Health scientist, retired
“Along with the 5G there is another thing coming – Internet of Things. If you look at it combined the radiation level is going to increase tremendously and yet the industry is very excited about it…. they project 5G/IoT business to be a $7 trillion business.”
-Prof. Girish Kumar, Professor at Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay
“The new 5G wireless technology involves millimeter waves (extremely high frequencies) producing photons of much greater energy than even 4G and WiFi. Allowing this technology to be used without proving its safety is reckless in the extreme, as the millimeter waves are known to have a profound effect on all parts of the human body.”
-Prof. Trevor Marshall, Director Autoimmunity Research Foundation, California
“The plans to beam highly penetrative 5G milliwave radiation at us from space must surely be one of the greatest follies ever conceived of by mankind. There will be nowhere safe to live.”
-Olga Sheean former WHO employee and author of ‘No Safe Place’
“It would irradiate everyone, including the most vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation: pregnant women, unborn children, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill.”
—Ronald Powell, PhD, Letter to FCC on 5G expansion
How To Protect Yourself From 5G
3 step approach for dealing with EMFs can be summarized as:
- Understand your exposures. Understand the different types of EMFs and how they behave – hence the need to read (and share) articles like this one.
- Measure – use an EMF meter to obtain readings and identify hotspots.
- Mitigate your exposure. Which means either eliminate the source, move further away from the source of radiation or shield your body.
There is a concern that current EMF meters are not able to measure the frequencies of MMWs. On this point, researcher and electrical engineer Alasdair Philips from Powerwatch states “current RF meters cover the frequency ranges proposed for most 5G use in the next three years”.
Effects on Earth’s Atmosphere
For 5G we need to launch rockets to position satellites. A hydrocarbon rocket engine emits black carbon needed to complete the positioning of the satellites. This could cause many significant changes to the global atmosphere: change the temperature, and the ozone layer could be affected by the chlorine it emits and Chlorine is carcinogenic as we see in swimming pools.
5G will Damage the birds and the bees
Damage to our ecosystem has been happening for quite some time. 5G towers could make more problems for our ecosystem. In 2000, it became more apparent to researchers. The birds began showing more illnesses and leaving their nests. Birds are already affected by low level radiation waves.
Also, bees have been vanishing as a result of these rays. The radiation causes reproduction problems in the bee egg laying process, which results in colony strength to diminish. Birds and bees are critical to survival of plant life and our existence.
Why 5G Cell Towers Are More Dangerous
5G cell towers are even more dangerous than 3G and 4G because of the shorter length of the MMV waves. They do not travel through buildings and they will be virtually everywhere to make sure the bandwidth is reliable for everyone.
They will be next to your home, local coffee shop, light poles, and in front every business. When there are more 5G towers, there is more radiation when wattage is increased. There will be more devastation on our livelihood.
How To Reduce Your 5G MMV Exposure
You can reduce your exposure by understanding exposure levels. Do your own research; don’t just watch the “news”. You can get measurements by using an EMF meter. This can identify hotspots in your immediate area and obtain readings. If you are able, relocate. Yes, this might be the only option if they really place them on just about every corner.
Rural areas may be the only way to survive and keep your family out of harm’s way.
Differences between 3G, 4G, and 5G Technologies
Cell phone towers have been around for years. So you’d think they are all the same, maybe a little more powerful each evolution, right?
Cell phone towers are nothing new for any of us. But the way 5G works, compared to the predecessors of 4G and 3G is completely different and potentially more deadly. The current and archaic technologies still emit waves. Those waves may or may not be harmful.
But 3G and 4G aren’t near as powerful as 5G. 3G is the third generation of cell technology. 3G came out in 2003. 3G towers pass signals from tower to tower in a more linear connection; point to point, much like your FM radio passes its signals. Wireless companies place the towers in locations that allow the strongest signal reception.
When you answer your cell phone, the 3G connection has done its job and ceases the connection. The same concept applies to the Internet. If you search on Google, once you get the result, your relationship with 3G terminates.
Less exposure means fewer risks, maybe?
Because people were limited by 3G’s slower speeds, people mainly used it as a texting platform. Then we began to yearn for more than just texting, we wanted video chatting. That’s when 4G came along.
4G cell towers increased the data usage and the way information travelled. It has helped improve the quality overall. This has increased radiation levels. 5G is a huge change. The advanced technology will connect everyone; super-fast.
5G Is Worse Than 4G? Why?
Wireless cell towers will shorten MMV lengths for bandwidth.
These waves won’t need to travel through buildings anymore, which often limits cell service in today’s world. Think of that annoying parking garage, or the tunnel you drive through each day that causes your Spotify to shut down.
Wireless companies will accomplish this incredible technological feat by installing vast amounts of 5G cell towers. You won’t have to look far for a 5G cell tower, you’ll probably be able to see one in plain sight from your home’s living room window. This means the air around us will be filled with 5G waves at all times.
The Future Of 5G
By 2020 5G will be around the globe. Companies are in process now building the infrastructure. Within the next year, AT&T plans to have 12 cities 5G compatible. Also, T-Mobile and Verizon have plans to have coverage and will have limited use of the technology.
Japan (which is already full of radiaton thanks to Fukushima), China, South Korea, Turkey and Sweden are rapidly working to transition to 5G. These countries intend to change how domestic companies utilize data services. They are trying to gain a global, economic edge with lightning-fast connectivity.
Such technology has the power to massively increase revenue in a wide variety of industries. This may be a technological revolution but it poses significant health risks to us. If companies can run efficiently now at 4G, do we really need more speed?
The 5G technology seems to bring endless possibilities for the future of business, at all levels including the way we communicate with friends and family. Researchers have their work cut out for them, however, the dawning of 5G data technology is already upon us. There are real dangers, even though some high-level professionals want to cover them up since they make money from the technology.
Everyone must do their own research, contact their congressmen, talk to their community and do what they can to protect themselves and their family and friends from these risks. This may mean to move to a less populated area and away from city life. If you haven’t already done it maybe you should be learning the prepper lifestyle. Cities are the first to have 5G technology. It is unclear how fast the expansion of 5G will be, however, it is unlikely that small towns will be affected right away.
Love and Light
Amanda Mary Jewell and The Healing Oracle team
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