This essay concerns a new threat to human health and longevity, which is the rapidly growing hazard of electromagnetic “energy pollution” created by the advent of 5G, the “fifth generation” of wireless connectivity. It has also been referred to as the “Global Microwave Oven.”
Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg recently said that South Florida, along with the rest of the Nation, with 5G technologies, is “on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution.”
The Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, after recently touring various cities in Florida such Tampa and St. Petersburg, said: “One takeaway for me is that Florida is on the leading edge of 5G. Another is that there’s much the FCC can and should do to help American consumers seize the opportunities of 5G.
I’m looking forward to working with State and local leaders in Florida and across the Country to promote wireless leadership and win the 5G future for American consumers.”
But brain tumors have been conclusively related with microwave pollution, and the worst offenders here are wireless cell phones, which drive a powerful beam of microwave radiation straight into the brain.
National Toxicology Program researchers released preliminary data in May, 2016 that showed small increases in tumors in male rats exposed to cellphone radiation.
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.
according to advocacy group Physicians for Safe Technology, there are unstudied risks:
“Although 5G only penetrates the outer layers of skin, elements in the skin [and water/sweat] can act as a mini antennas [sic] radiating the RF frequencies deeper into the body and signaling the nervous, endocrine and immune system with broad adverse effects. There has been no pre market testing of 5G. It is assumed safe if it does not burn the skin … In addition, 5G technology has a disturbing data gap with regards to research on human or the environment.
“The deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species,” Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz, Director at the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley, told the Daily Mail Online. “5G will use high-band frequencies, or millimeter waves, that may affect the eyes, the testes, the skin, the peripheral nervous system, and sweat glands … Millimeter waves can also make some pathogens resistant to antibiotics,” he added.
The Guardian recently posing the question: “We dismiss claims about mobiles being bad for our health – but is that because studies showing a link to cancer have been cast into doubt by the industry?…we’d better brace ourselves, because according to some, things are about to get a lot worse.”
On September 13, 2017, more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G in the European Union.
The reason for the appeal is “RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment,” but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists, rather than industry scientists who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been.
But public safety is not a priority for federal and state regulators, who are going ahead with the technology without waiting around for health and safety investigations.
In Florida, because of 5G infrastructure requirements, cities such as Ft. Lauderdale have imposed regulations on small cells, prompting Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature to pass a law limiting cities’ authority to control where the equipment is installed.
The FCC voted along party lines 3-2 in March, 2018 to make it easier for operators to deploy small cell infrastructure in an effort to hasten rapid deployment support of 5G commercialization.
In March, the FCC removed further oversight over environmental impacts of the rollout of the 5G network. “US leadership in 5G technology is a national imperative for economic growth and competitiveness,” FCC chairman Ajit Pai recently said at a White House summit.
The $1.3 trillion US government spending bill signed into lawon March 22, 2018 includes a bipartisan effort to speed the rollout of 5G. The legislation folds in language from the Mobile Now Act, which identifies more spectrum that can be used for 5G.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai applauded the legislation’s passage.
“Today’s action by President Trump and Congress will help America lead the world in 5G,” Pai said. “It is also noteworthy that this constitutes the first reauthorization of the FCC in decades. Reauthorization helps our agency steer a path forward in our work on behalf of the American people.”
Ironically, while Chairman Pai touted how the President and Congress will help America to lead the world in 5G, Jay Greene wrote in the New York Times on September 7, 2018 that “Tech Firms Say China Tariffs Will Set Back U.S.’s 5G Goals. Intel Corp., Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies Inc. and other tech companies are seeking to convince the U. S. Trade Representative to nix plans to place tariffs on products they say are vital to rolling out fifth-generation wireless services in the U. S.”
Next we’ll look at the The Internet of things (IoT), which extends internet connectivity beyond traditional devices to a network of devices such as vehicles, and home appliances that contain connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.
Implantedwith technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, while being remotely monitored and controlled.
Wikipedia: “The new standard will reach into ‘any realm where machines need to talk to each other constantly and without lag,’ according to a recent article on the tech site Tomsguide.com.”
According to estimates, “10 to 20 billion connections” (to refrigerators, washing machines, surveillance cameras, self-driving cars and buses, etc.) will be parts of the Internet of Things.
Marguerite Reardon / March 23, 2018 / C/Net
Liberty Nation / November 9, 2018 / Laura Valkovic