By B.N. Frank
Regardless of how one feels about the climate change debate, the fact is that 5G has been offered as part of the smart tech revolution that promises to help alleviate the crisis, even by some environmentalist groups – though definitely not all of them…
Before 5G and 4G, citizens worldwide have taken action against cell towers and antennas being installed near homes and schools due to health (see 1, 2) and safety risks. This includes American firefighters who have fought against cell towers and antennas being installed at their stations.
Because of the controversial “Race for 5G”, millions of radiation emitting 5G and 4G small cells towers and antennas are being installed within very close proximity of each other. Opposition to this is worldwide. Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue 5G moratoriums due to health, safety, environmental and economic risks. The majority of scientists oppose deployment. A physicist also recently weighed in on biological and environmental consequences of 5G densification.
From Times of Israel:
The Green Dilemma of 5G Densification
5G and the flower! What will antenna densification do to the environment as well as for our health?
As a physicist, my job involves a lot of reading. Mainly articles that turn on an obscure point in an obscure field that interests me, the author and maybe one other person – and he’s a physicist too. Occasionally, one comes across an article that should interest Joe Public, but it is written in such a way that Joe would doze off well before he got to the punch line! So on my desk landed an article with an impressive title, “Radiation Analysis in a Gradual 5G Network Deployment Strategy” . And this is a doozy! Even better for me it is written by two Professors from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, Ahmad El Hajj and Tarek Naous, researchers who could not normally cooperate with an Israeli. Geopolitics divides science too…..
In this article they took a hard look at 5G Densification. “Densification” refers to the placement of many more antennas for 5G in the urban environment than we have today, in effect making the network of mobile base stations more dense.
They took a typical neighbourhood in Austin Texas covered by the current 4G cellular network. Using a public database of cellphone towers (http://www.opencellid.org/) they plotted the positions of the existing tower infrastructure and decided to follow the supposed deployment of a new 5G network. First of all, using the published information of transmission strengths of the 4G antennas they estimated the average exposure felt in the streets of Austin (an excellent title for a Dolly Parton song!). Then they replaced the 4G with 5G on the existing towers, identified the blind spots in the map where there would be no coverage and added 5G antennas appropriately. Their conclusions were instructive.
The 5G revolution that the cellphone industry is so proud about is likely to prove to be an ecological disaster that could easily wipe out the Carbon emissions savings of the Paris accord.
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Space Appeal
- Stop 5G International
- 5G Free
- 5G Information
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- Wireless Information Network
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