By B.N. Frank
In 2019 the World Health Organization warned that high levels of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”) could lead to health problems in a significant percentage of the population. Also in 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO proof that 5G is safe. This seems to be why the majority of scientists worldwide are opposed to 5G deployment until studies show that it’s safe.
Of course, it’s not just scientists opposed until studies show that it’s safe. Cities worldwide and ENTIRE COUNTRIES have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation as well as issue 5G moratoriums (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Regardless, it continues to be installed and turned on in many places (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7, 8) despite reports of illness after it’s been installed (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, other sources of wireless are harmful too (see 1, 2), hence the 2019 WHO warning.
Thanks to the Gisborne Herald for publishing an editorial about this from Dr. Mary Redmayne. From Environmental Health Trust:
Gisborne Herald: 5G Confusion – Clarification One Step at a Time by Dr. Mary Redmayne
Aug 11, 2020
PUBLISHED SATURDAY 25 JULY 2020 online at http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/okategoriserade/20200725/5g-confusion-clarification-one-step-at-a-time/
Editorial/Article for Gisborne Herald 10 July 2020
5G confusion – clarification one step at a time
What a polarising topic 5G has become. This is unsurprising since the information we hear varies greatly from government, Telcos, and scientists (industry-funded and independent), through to conspiracy theorists.
Today, I will address just one recent statement from our Ministry of Health: “exposures to 5G signals are similar to, or lower than, those from existing cellsites, and [are] small fractions of the public limit in the standard”.
The statement is misleading, and the topic is complex. Let me explain. The last part of the MoH statement claims that measured 5G exposures “[are] small fractions of the public limit in the standard [2772.1-1999].” This assumes the standard provides safety. Actually, it only seeks “minimal levels of radio-frequency absorption” and to minimize the chance of burns and shocks over short periods.
It clearly does not minimize absorption as a more stringent standard would reduce the permitted maximum. Preventing burns/shocks is insufficient to assure health is intact. Many biological effects occur from ‘small fractions of the public limit’. Some of these are known precursors to serious diseases.
Now to 5G. Once fully functioning, 5G signals will be different from 2G, 3G and 4G transmissions in key ways. Currently these differences may not apply. Here are some key differences:
1 – 5G will transmit power in narrow, high-power beams. Our exposure standard evaluates average exposures. The average may be lower than 2G/3G/4G because the 5G component will only transmit when being used. But during use, the energy in the beams will be high. The beams will interact with people/animals/trees. This is the first time these beams have been intended for public devices used against the body. Increased use, even 5G device ownership, will mean increased exposure.
How energy is delivered makes a difference. For instance, if the energy used in patting a baby to sleep over 30 minutes were delivered in one blow, the outcome could be ghastly. In this analogy, the sustained patting represents averaged radio-frequency exposure; the one blow represents the focused beam.
2 – If a transmitting phone is used/stored against the head or body research indicates that permitted 5G exposures could cause burns. Although the RMA regulations do not permit exceeding public limits, it seems exposure could cause burns within those limits. This, and other research, demonstrates there are RMA ‘effects’ from phone exposures, so the RMA is not in line with the exposure standard.
3 – The user will be exposed to 5G beams when the phone is receiving and sending information. Current phones increase exposure only when sending.
4 – Private phones may be used to support Telco infrastructure to re-direct others’ wireless traffic when there are insufficient public transmitters, further increasing personal exposures.
5 – Most 5G energy is expected to be absorbed in the top layers of the skin, deep enough to impact on peripheral blood vessels. This does not seem to have been tested or considered.
Recently, I attended a hearing of Parliament’s Regulations Review Committee as an expert witness for the NZ Outdoors Party. It had brought a complaint relevant to 5G and our exposure standard. Subsequently, I submitted Supplementary Evidence responding to the main question the Committee had asked to be addressed. Briefly, this was whether NZ’s radio-frequency exposure standard complies with the Resource Management Act 1991. There is strong evidence that it does not.
Additionally, our standard which is based on the 1998 ICNIRP Guidelines is not suitable for fully-functional 5G, and the revised ICNIRP Guidelines may also not be intrinsically safe. For instance, they allow 5⁰C increases in temperature in some organs, including the cornea of the eye, but this is a topic for another article.
Mary Redmayne, PhD
I do not and have not received any funding from the telco industry nor from the NZ Outdoors Party, nor, currently, from the universities with which I am affiliated. My supplementary evidence can be read here, along with my credentials https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mary_Redmayne2/research
The hearing at the New Zealand Parliament can be viewed here https://vimeo.com/event/86156/videos/425380738
Also adding to increasing radiation levels, satellites and similar vehicles continue to be launched to blast 5G and WiFi at us from the skies (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15). For more information about that recipe-for-disaster, attend the free 5G Space Wars webinar event on Thursday, August 13.
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