On December 27, 2017 http://www.verocommunique.com published an article entitled “Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless Technologies with Higher Wave Frequencies Will Be Coming to Vero Beach, FL.”
This article focused on the deployment of 5G wireless technologies from a legislative standpoint, particularly with regard to the the State of Florida and Vero Beach.
In this subsequent article we are presenting the research we have found on the heath risks of 5G on people and children in particular.
We begin with National Toxicology Program researchers who released preliminary data in May, 2016 that showed small increases in tumors in male rats exposed to cellphone radiation.
According to an August 8, 2016 article by Jim Puzzanghera in the Los Angeles Times, the rats were exposed to nine hours of radiation daily, in 10-minutes-on, 10-minutes-off intervals, over their whole bodies for two years.
The researchers found increased incidences of rare brain and heart tumors starting at about the federally allowable level of cellphone radiation for brain exposure, with greater incidences at about two and four times those levels.
This $25 million study proved harm to rats in the from of brain and heart tumors. The entire body of the rat was exposed to RFR. Rats are the greatest predictor of cancer in humans. Phase Two proved the same results and will be ready for peer review soon.
The American Cancer Society said the study marked “a paradigm shift in our understanding of radiation and cancer risk.”
At a June 2016 press conference Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) head Tom Wheeler announced the deployment of three bandwidth spectrums but made no mention of health effects, whatsoever.
But thousands of studies link low-level wireless radio frequency radiation exposures to a long list of adverse biological effects,
- DNA single and double strand breaks
- oxidative damage
- disruption of cell metabolism
- increased blood brain barrier permeability
- melatonin reduction
- disruption to brain glucose metabolism
- generation of stress proteins
A World Health Organization Interphone Study, published in 2010, the largest and longest study on the relationship between cell phones and brain tumors at that time found that: “People who used a cell phone for thirty minutes per day over a ten-year period on one side of the head had a 40% increased risk of a brain tumor.
People who had more than 1640 hours of cell phone use, classified a high risk group, in their lifetime were 2 times more likely to develop a brain tumor in the temporal lobe. The temporal lobe is the part of the brain closest to a cell phone antenna when it’s held next to the ear.
Brain tumors were twice as likely to be found on the same side of the head as phone use.
[Wikipedia: Interphone study was a set of international case-control studies conducted with the aim of determining whether mobile phone use increased the risk of certain tumors, namely, glioma, meningioma, and schwannoma.]
Three years later In 2013, the FCC opened a formal inquiry into whether it needed to reassess its exposure limits. That proceeding remains open, the agency said.
“There is a big concern with the previous technology and it’s just being made worse with 5G,” said Kevin Mottus, outreach director for the California Brain Tumor Assn., who attend the FCC meeting and unsuccessfully attempted to ask officials about the health effects.
These are microwave transmitters and the closer you are to them, the more problems,” he said.
As recently as December 14, 2017 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued long-awaited recommendations to reduce microwave radiation exposures from cell phones especially for children.
CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said in the CDPH news release: “Children’s brains develop through the teenage years and may be more affected by cell phone use. Parents should consider reducing the time their children use cell phones and encourage them to turn the devices off at night.”
Please refer to 5G Radiation Dangers – 11 Reasons to be Concerned:
Alternatively, the FDA has said it “believes that the weight of scientific evidence does not show an association between exposure to radiofrequency from cellphones and adverse health outcomes (emphasis added).” But that agency said more research is needed.
“I don’t think it’s clear that there are health risks, but it’s also not clear that there are no health risks,” said Leeka Kheifets, an epidemiology professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health who has studied the health effects of cellphone use.
Typically the following telecommunication devices make use of RF radiation; cell phones, cell phone towers, microwave ovens, smart meters, WiFi, Bluetooth, Wimax, wireless baby monitors, cordless phones, radar, wireless baby monitors, wireless burglar alarms etc.
The new CDPH guidance includes practical steps both adults and children could take to reduce exposure to radio frequency energy from cell phones. These include:
- Keeping the phone away from the body
- Reducing cell phone use when the signal is weak
- Reducing the use of cell phones to stream audio or video, or to download or upload large files
- Keeping the phone away from the bed at night
- Removing headsets when not on a call
- Avoiding products that claim to block radio frequency energy. These products may actually increase your exposure.
In response to the U.S. National Toxicology Program referred to above linking cell phone radiation to brain cancers in rodents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also has issued specific recommendations to reduce wireless cell phone exposure.
- Use text messaging when possible, and use cell phones in speaker mode or with the use of hands-free kits.
- When talking on the cell phone, try holding it an inch or more away from your head.
- Make only short or essential calls on cell phones.
- Avoid carrying your phone against the body like in a pocket, sock, or bra. Cell phone manufacturers can’t guarantee that the amount of radiation you’re absorbing will be at a safe level.
- Do not talk on the phone or text while driving. This increases the risk of automobile crashes.
- Exercise caution when using a phone or texting while walking or performing other activities. “Distracted walking” injuries are also on the rise.
- If you plan to watch a movie on your device, download it first, then switch to airplane mode while you watch in order to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure.
- Keep an eye on your signal strength (i.e. how many bars you have). The weaker your cell signal, the harder your phone has to work and the more radiation it gives off. It’s better to wait until you have a stronger signal before using your device.
- Avoid making calls in cars, elevators, trains, and buses. The cell phone works harder to get a signal through metal, so the power level increases.
- Remember that cell phones are not toys or teething items.
The concern over 5G Wireless Technologies with higher Wave frequencies are amplified by the explosive growth in the number of cellphone subscribers over the last three decades and the increasing amount of time people are using mobile devices given the popularity of social networks and streaming video.
According to Fortune.com 5G will support at least 100 billion devices and will be 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G technology.