Ready or not, 5G technology is bearing down upon all of us.
This “new” form of wireless technology (which will utilize untested, untried frequencies) is touted as a necessary step for the implementation of the “Internet of Things” – a linked system of homes, businesses and hospitals that will connect everything from household appliances to dialysis machines.
And the worldwide rollout of 5G isn’t just some pie-in-the-sky technological fantasy – it’s already begun! For example, the city of Sacramento, CA, has joined forces with Verizon to become one of the first cities on the planet to “go live” with 5G – and a string of other “smart cities” and towns will soon follow.
But, as Sacramento city officials laud 5G as a game-changing innovation that will revolutionize people’s daily lives, a growing group of researchers, physicians, biologists and natural health experts are warning of the potential dangers of 5G.
The truth about 5G technology: Our personal health and security is at risk
Proponents of 5G in Sacramento say that 5G wireless technology will promote economic vitality, decrease the digital divide, serve diverse communities and forward the mission of the city for all.
But Physicians for Safe Technology (PST), a group of medical professionals dedicated to promoting the safer use of technology, warns that health and environmental issues from 5G’s high-frequency electromagnetic radiation have not been sufficiently addressed.
And the PST points out that legislation at state and federal levels to streamline 5G deployment can actually cause economic damage and decline – along with increased liability for harm from cell antennas.
As if this weren’t enough reason for caution, 5G will make us more vulnerable to the work of cybercriminals.
Security experts point out that our increased dependency on communications networks will also entail a greater capacity for disaster should these systems be compromised – and that 5G is susceptible to serious problems such as ransomware, malware, crypto-jacking, identity theft and data breaches.
Finally, the PST notes that differences between existing 4G and new 5G wireless technologies make 5G even more problematic.
Pulsed waves and exponentially higher frequencies make 5G a risky proposition
Unlike 4G, which uses frequencies of 750 MHz to 5,000 Megahertz, the 5G (5th generation) wireless system uses frequencies between 10 and 300 Gigahertz – frequencies that have never before been utilized, or even tested.
And, while 4G signals can travel for miles, 5G is easily blocked by objects, such as trees – necessitating the installation of new utility poles roughly every 300 feet.
These poles are currently being installed throughout residential neighborhoods in proposed “smart cities,” often within mere feet of bedroom windows. In fact, one could be outside your window as you read this.
Note: a recent government study revealed that it will require the installation of 13 million new utility poles – at a staggering cost of $400 billion – to provide 5G for just 72 percent of the population in the USA!
Because 5G only penetrates the outer layer of skin, and doesn’t “burn” tissue, its effects are considered non-thermal. But some scientists say that elements in the skin can act as “mini antennas,” drawing the frequencies deeper into the body and disrupting biological systems.
In addition, researchers say that the pulsed EMFs (electromagnetic fields) used in 5G are much more biologically active than non-pulsed. And research showing harm from 5G is accumulating.
Many studies show that 5G millimeter wavelengths can cause tissue destruction
A comprehensive scientific review by Martin L. Pall, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, reveals a litany of cumulative and irreversible damage from 5G radiation.
Pall cites peer-reviewed research published in well-regarded medical journals in order to highlight the “extremely well-documented effects” of non-thermal exposures to microwave frequency EMFs – and notes that these can affect the endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems.
Adverse effects include the breakage and oxidation of DNA (which can lead to cancer-causing mutations) along with lowered male fertility and decreased levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Other effects include neurological and neuropsychiatric problems, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, headache, depression, cognitive dysfunction and dizziness.
Oxidative stress – which contributes to disease – and the production of excessive intracellular calcium have also been documented.
Congresswoman: The FCC has “cowered” before the telecommunications industry
To their credit, some politicians are refusing to “go with the flow” concerning 5G.
At a Senate hearing in February (2019), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) repeatedly grilled telecommunications officials about the lack of industry-backed safety studies. When a telecommunications CEO admitted that there were none, the senator’s frustration was clear to see. “So, we are flying blind on health and safety,” he fumed.
Congresswomen Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier have introduced HR 530, a bill intended to block FCC cell tower preemption (the tactic by which towns are forced to permit small cells throughout their cities and neighborhoods). In a scathing statement, Eshoo said the that the FCC has “failed to listen to reasonable input from communities across the nation, cowered to industry interests, and failed to put the public interest first.”
And Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., CA.) has introduced a companion bill to HR 530, also designed to help state and local government regain control over telecom infrastructure. Scientists have joined the growing international backlash as well, with many calling for a moratorium on 5G.
In a 2018 report, the European Commission Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks pointed out that 5G electromagnetic radiation could have unintended biological consequences.
As expected: government agencies insist that 5G is “safe.” However, the list of substances the federal government once green-lighted as “safe” include such deadly toxins as nicotine, thalilomide, asbestos, Agent Orange and lead paint.
Can we really trust government health agencies to protect us – especially when they are clearly “gung-ho” for 5G technology?!
Experts say that 5G will be rolled out worldwide by the end of 2020 – a concept that horrifies Dr. Pall.
The researcher bluntly calls the concept of a 5G rollout without safety checks “absolutely insane,” and labels it “the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”