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Fast Internet Globally. Environmental And Health Risks: 5G

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by: Sharai Hoekema
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Most of us are probably familiar with the 3G and 4G networks, as we will frequently see these symbols displayed on the screens of our mobile devices. We understand that this is where we get our internet connection on those devices from, even when we are not on any Wi-Fi network. With the advent of 5G, that promises even greater connection power and speed, we are likely to start relying even more on this next generation of mobile networks.

Even more importantly, 5G is expected to have a great impact on the development of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, as it will serve as the gold standard for most internet connected devices - and will eventually connect and tie them all together. As of today, there is no actual standard yet in place for what would define a 5G network, so the industry is working hard to develop a viable version of it.

First 5G roll-outs

It is generally expected that the first 5G networks will be available to the general public after 2020, although several 5G test areas have already been established in cities such as Sacramento, Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas and New York. This means that a significant portion of the population will already be exposed to 5G radiation before it will be released to the world as a whole.

And while all government entities and corporations involved in the development and rollout of this highly anticipated successor of 3G are adamant that its radiation will not in any way be harmful, there has been a large number of scientists and doctors who have opposed those claims: around 250 of them, from all around the world, have appealed to nations working on 4G technology to call a halt to the commercial roll-out.

Pressing health concerns

Citing concerns for human health as well as the environment, these scientists are quick to point at the risks already associated with the use of our current wireless technologies, including 2G, 3G and 4G. These are frequently used in our cell phones, computers, and wearable tech devices - and while it has definitely improved many aspects of our lives, there have been indications that its radiofrequency exposure poses a health risk for humans, animals, and the larger environment.

And no, this is not just a story flaunted about by some conspiracy theorists. Research published in peer-reviewed publications have confirmed their theory, and would support their main premise: more research is definitely needed if we want to ensure that a 5G roll-out would not be harmful to anything or anyone.

Gains of 5G versus local interests

However, by only focussing on the quick gains, most countries and corporations have ignored this scientific impasse. Instead, they are opting for a quick implementation of 5G test areas throughout densely populated areas. Local and federal regulations are adjusted accordingly, all to facilitate a smooth rollout. And all of this will make it even harder for communities and scientists to demand further research.

Yet those who are looking beyond the surface will quickly find that even the wireless corporations themselves are acknowledging that the use of 5G will increase levels of radiofrequency radiation in the immediate area surrounding the antennas. Although there are some countries - including China, India and Russia - that have imposed stricter regulations on radiation limits, effectively prohibiting the implementation of any 5G networks. These countries are facing immense pressure from the industry to loosen their limits, which would allow them to bring 5G within their borders as well. A dangerous trend.

Pushing through 5G

To highlight the urgency of the matter: as part of the rollout of 5G, hundreds of thousands of wireless antennas will have to be installed in densely populated areas: recent estimates are that there will have to be a transmitter of sorts for every two to ten homes. These will especially be needed to increase the range and capacity, in anticipation of 5G. This makes it a network technology that requires a higher frequency. And thus, a network that is potentially more damaging to us and the world around us.

Even more worrisome - most countries are pushing through legislation that allows them to place these antennas and transmitters virtually anywhere. So technically, they could even place them right in front of your home - and you, as homeowner, will have absolutely no say in the matter. It can hardly be called surprising that numerous communities have taken the network companies or local governments to court to fight the matter.

The technicalities of 5G

So what exactly would be the problem? Well, as explained before, 5G is committed to utilising several frequencies from those that are already being used, only with higher millimeter frequencies. Put simply: today’s mobile networks - including 3G and 4G - use microwaves. This type of electromagnetic radiation uses various frequencies up to 6 gigahertz, or GHz. It is able to wirelessly send data over those frequencies. 

5G, on the other hand, requires a much greater spectrum band in higher frequency ranges, which could potentially be as high as 100 GHz or more. For this, so-called submillimeter and millimeter waves are used instead of microwaves: that are capable of super quick and big data transmissions.

Measurable health effects

The big difference between microwaves and those millimeter and submillimeter waves is that the latter are biologically active. This is to say, they are capable of interacting directly with our skin; as proven by, amongst others, Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Hebrew University in Israel. He showed how such wavelengths could affect our sweat ducts and skin.

And he was certainly not the only one to claim that wireless technology has a real, measurable impact on our health. Even the wireless modalities that we use today (2G, 3G, 4G) have already been proven to have led to various health issues. This so-called mechanism of action has been substantiated by numerous researchers over the years, making it a virtually undisputed claim.

5G radiation use in warfare

In fact, 5G frequencies are currently used by the Americans, Russians and Chinese in their weaponry. The defence agencies of these countries have been working on weapons that use the possibilities of this frequency range - with the ultimate goal of inciting unpleasant burning sensations on people’s skins. 

Let’s take a moment to let that sink in: some of the greatest military nations on the planet are actively pursuing 5G technology as a means of doing harm to potential targets. As the Department of Defence of the United States explains: “The sensation dissipates when the target moves out of the beam. The sensation is intense enough to cause a nearly instantaneous reflex action of the target to flee the beam.” 

Just imagine what this means if you would be constantly exposed to this kind of radiation. Our human skin would basically act as some kind of receiver - or antenna, if you wish - as a result of our sweat duct’s conductivity. This process starts when we are near sub-THz technologies, which includes 5G. The possible health effects of this are not exactly known - apart from the ‘unpleasant burning sensation’ when directly exposed to a beam. 

Need for further research

It should suffice to say that further research into those health effects is very much warranted. If these invisible radiation waves are already capable of quite literally setting our skins on fire, who knows what side effects this will have on our organs or brain, just to name a few obvious suspects. “We need to know if 5G increases the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers,” according to prominent researcher Ron Melnick.

It is time to take a step back and put some real effort in the investigation of the potential health effects of 5G-related technologies, before we start implementing it on a greater scale. As Dr. Cindy Russell so accurately summarised it in her paper on the matter: “3G, 4G, 5G or a combination of zapping frequencies giving us immersive connection and entertainment but at a potentially steep price. 

And as this ‘potentially steep price’ might include not only skin cancers but also arrhythmias, heart rate variability, bacterial affects, antibiotic resistance, immune system affects, chromatin affects, teratogenic effects, altered gene expression and cataracts - just to mention a few -, we would do well to listen to the doctors and think about our health before profits and gains.

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Natasha - 3 DAYS AGO
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Can i know about 2G,3G and 4G harmful effects
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Hans - 3 DAYS AGO
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Dear Natascha, thanks for your reply.

There are many views about the harm 2, 3, 4, 5G networks can do. An interesting article from 2018 explains some views: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/14/mobile-phones-cancer-inconvenient-truths.

Here a basic video which how the systems work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEx_d0SjvS0

I will come later back with some more in-depth articles. Kind regards, H. van der Broek

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Dear Natascha, here another very recent clip about the possible dangers of 5G:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9tArAgTSBY&feature=youtu.be&t=181&fbclid=IwAR3Q-tTILW3LqIIj8Sm3wB6alF4IlRWOtBUBuadLnvTAG8o6IT_2YuzK-rI
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Fast Internet Globally. Environmental And Health Risks: 5G

Most of us are probably familiar with the 3G and 4G networks, as we will frequently see these symbols displayed on the screens of our mobile devices. We understand that this is where we get our internet connection on those devices from, even when we are not on any Wi-Fi network. With the advent of 5G, that promises even greater connection power and speed, we are likely to start relying even more on this next generation of mobile networks. Even more importantly, 5G is expected to have a great impact on the development of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, as it will serve as the gold standard for most internet connected devices - and will eventually connect and tie them all together. As of today, there is no actual standard yet in place for what would define a 5G network, so the industry is working hard to develop a viable version of it. First 5G roll-outs It is generally expected that the first 5G networks will be available to the general public after 2020, although several 5G test areas have already been established in cities such as Sacramento, Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas and New York. This means that a significant portion of the population will already be exposed to 5G radiation before it will be released to the world as a whole. And while all government entities and corporations involved in the development and rollout of this highly anticipated successor of 3G are adamant that its radiation will not in any way be harmful, there has been a large number of scientists and doctors who have opposed those claims: around 250 of them, from all around the world, have appealed to nations working on 4G technology to call a halt to the commercial roll-out. Pressing health concerns Citing concerns for human health as well as the environment, these scientists are quick to point at the risks already associated with the use of our current wireless technologies, including 2G, 3G and 4G. These are frequently used in our cell phones, computers, and wearable tech devices - and while it has definitely improved many aspects of our lives, there have been indications that its radiofrequency exposure poses a health risk for humans, animals, and the larger environment. And no, this is not just a story flaunted about by some conspiracy theorists. Research published in peer-reviewed publications have confirmed their theory, and would support their main premise: more research is definitely needed if we want to ensure that a 5G roll-out would not be harmful to anything or anyone. Gains of 5G versus local interests However, by only focussing on the quick gains, most countries and corporations have ignored this scientific impasse. Instead, they are opting for a quick implementation of 5G test areas throughout densely populated areas. Local and federal regulations are adjusted accordingly, all to facilitate a smooth rollout. And all of this will make it even harder for communities and scientists to demand further research. Yet those who are looking beyond the surface will quickly find that even the wireless corporations themselves are acknowledging that the use of 5G will increase levels of radiofrequency radiation in the immediate area surrounding the antennas. Although there are some countries - including China, India and Russia - that have imposed stricter regulations on radiation limits, effectively prohibiting the implementation of any 5G networks. These countries are facing immense pressure from the industry to loosen their limits, which would allow them to bring 5G within their borders as well. A dangerous trend. Pushing through 5G To highlight the urgency of the matter: as part of the rollout of 5G, hundreds of thousands of wireless antennas will have to be installed in densely populated areas: recent estimates are that there will have to be a transmitter of sorts for every two to ten homes. These will especially be needed to increase the range and capacity, in anticipation of 5G. This makes it a network technology that requires a higher frequency. And thus, a network that is potentially more damaging to us and the world around us. Even more worrisome - most countries are pushing through legislation that allows them to place these antennas and transmitters virtually anywhere. So technically, they could even place them right in front of your home - and you, as homeowner, will have absolutely no say in the matter. It can hardly be called surprising that numerous communities have taken the network companies or local governments to court to fight the matter. The technicalities of 5G So what exactly would be the problem? Well, as explained before, 5G is committed to utilising several frequencies from those that are already being used, only with higher millimeter frequencies. Put simply: today’s mobile networks - including 3G and 4G - use microwaves. This type of electromagnetic radiation uses various frequencies up to 6 gigahertz, or GHz. It is able to wirelessly send data over those frequencies.   5G, on the other hand, requires a much greater spectrum band in higher frequency ranges, which could potentially be as high as 100 GHz or more. For this, so-called submillimeter and millimeter waves are used instead of microwaves: that are capable of super quick and big data transmissions. Measurable health effects The big difference between microwaves and those millimeter and submillimeter waves is that the latter are biologically active. This is to say, they are capable of interacting directly with our skin; as proven by, amongst others, Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Hebrew University in Israel. He showed how such wavelengths could affect our sweat ducts and skin. And he was certainly not the only one to claim that wireless technology has a real, measurable impact on our health. Even the wireless modalities that we use today (2G, 3G, 4G) have already been proven to have led to various health issues. This so-called mechanism of action has been substantiated by numerous researchers over the years, making it a virtually undisputed claim. 5G radiation use in warfare In fact, 5G frequencies are currently used by the Americans, Russians and Chinese in their weaponry. The defence agencies of these countries have been working on weapons that use the possibilities of this frequency range - with the ultimate goal of inciting unpleasant burning sensations on people’s skins .   Let’s take a moment to let that sink in: some of the greatest military nations on the planet are actively pursuing 5G technology as a means of doing harm to potential targets. As the Department of Defence of the United States explains: “ The sensation dissipates when the target moves out of the beam. The sensation is intense enough to cause a nearly instantaneous reflex action of the target to flee the beam .”   Just imagine what this means if you would be constantly exposed to this kind of radiation. Our human skin would basically act as some kind of receiver - or antenna, if you wish - as a result of our sweat duct’s conductivity. This process starts when we are near sub-THz technologies, which includes 5G. The possible health effects of this are not exactly known - apart from the ‘unpleasant burning sensation’ when directly exposed to a beam.   Need for further research It should suffice to say that further research into those health effects is very much warranted. If these invisible radiation waves are already capable of quite literally setting our skins on fire, who knows what side effects this will have on our organs or brain, just to name a few obvious suspects. “ We need to know if 5G increases the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers ,” according to prominent researcher Ron Melnick. It is time to take a step back and put some real effort in the investigation of the potential health effects of 5G-related technologies, before we start implementing it on a greater scale. As Dr. Cindy Russell so accurately summarised it in her paper on the matter: “ 3G, 4G, 5G or a combination of zapping frequencies giving us immersive connection and entertainment but at a potentially steep price. ”   And as this ‘potentially steep price’ might include not only skin cancers but also arrhythmias, heart rate variability, bacterial affects, antibiotic resistance, immune system affects, chromatin affects, teratogenic effects, altered gene expression and cataracts - just to mention a few -, we would do well to listen to the doctors and think about our health before profits and gains. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/community
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