by Iishana Artra
May 03, 2019
Iishana Artra, PhD is a public health and safety
advocate and EMF testing professional in Brattleboro,
- The Risks of 5G and Are They Worth
Technocrats are in hot pursuit of lighting up the
'Internet of Things' by implementing 5G world-wide.
This desire far outweighs any human health risks
that are demonstratedly present.
To the Technocrat mind, human life has little value...
In recent months there's been a lot of talk
about 5G - the next
generation of wireless technology.
5G is being touted as a
necessary step to the 'internet of things', a world in which,
refrigerators alert us when we're low on milk
our baby's diapers
tell us when they need to be changed
Netflix is available
everywhere, all the time...
But what we're not
hearing is that evidence-based studies worldwide have clearly
established the harmful effects of human exposure to pulsed
radiofrequency radiation from cell towers, cell phones and other
devices - and that 5G will make the problem exponentially worse.
Most people believe that the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) carefully assesses the health risks of these technologies
before approving them.
But in testimony taken by
Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, the
FCC admitted it has
not conducted any safety studies on 5G.
Telecom lobbyists assure us that guidelines already in place are
adequate to protect the public. Those safety guidelines, however,
are based on a 1996 study of how much a cell phone heated the head
of an adult-sized plastic mannequin.
This is problematic, for
at least three reasons:
consist of highly complex and interdependent cells and
tissue, not plastic.
exposed to radiofrequency radiation include fetuses,
children, plants, and wildlife - not just adult male humans.
used in the mannequin study were far lower than the
exposures associated with 5G.
5G radiofrequency (RF)
radiation uses a 'cocktail' of three types of radiation, ranging
relatively low-energy radio waves
microwave radiation with far
millimeter waves with vastly more energy (see
The extremely high
frequencies in 5G are where the biggest danger lies. While 4G
frequencies go as high as 6 GHz, 5G exposes biological life to
pulsed signals in the 30 GHz to 100 GHz range.
The general public has
never before been exposed to such high frequencies for long periods
This is a big deal.
turns out that our eyes and our sweat ducts act as antennas for
absorption of the higher-frequency 5G waves. 
And because the distances
these high-energy waves can travel is relatively short, transmitters
will be required closer to homes and schools than earlier wireless
the build-out will
add the equivalent of a cell tower every 2-10 houses.
But former FCC Chairman
Tom Wheeler has made it clear the
Telecom-dominated FCC does not put
"Stay out of the way
of technological development," he said.
countries, we do not believe we should spend the next couple of
years studying… Turning innovators loose is far preferable to
letting committees and regulators define the future.
We won't wait for the
In response to questions
about health concerns, Mr. Wheeler said:
"Talk to the medical
The "medical people" have conducted over 2,000 international
evidence-based studies that link
health impacts with pulsed radiowave radiation from,
...and other wireless devices.
These studies tell us
that RF radiation is harmful at even low and short exposures, and
that it impacts children and fetuses more rapidly than adults.
the findings are that RF radiation is carcinogenic, causes DNA
damage, affects fertility and the endocrine system, and has
frequencies have also been shown to cause neurological symptoms:
headaches, muscle pain, attention deficits, insomnia, dizziness,
tinnitus, skin tingling, loss of appetite, and nausea. 
The U.S. Government has
known of these risks since at least 1971, when the Naval Medical
Research and Development Command published a bibliography containing
3,700 references reporting 100 biological and clinical effects
attributed to microwave and radio-frequency radiation.
Recent findings, such as the
$30 million 2018 U.S. National
Toxicology Program (NTP) Study, have corroborated the findings of
all well-designed heart and brain cancer studies of people with 10
or more years' exposure to cellular radiation from cell towers and
They all agree:
causes cancer. 
What has been the response to these findings?
Scientists are urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to update
its classification of RF from a Group 2B Carcinogen to a Class 1
carcinogen - making RF and 5G comparable to arsenic and asbestos.
former Chief of WHO's Research Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer
"Enough is enough,
how many more deaths would be needed before serious action is
taken? Evidence just continues to accumulate."
the designer of the NTP study, says that the study,
"shows clear evidence
of a causal link between cancer and exposure to wireless cell
He adds that,
"An important lesson
that should be learned from the NTP studies is that we can no
longer assume that any current or future wireless technology,
including 5G, is safe without adequate testing." 
Meanwhile, 231 scientists
from 42 nations have
signed the 5G Appeal, which urgently calls for
a moratorium on the technology.
Steps are being taken to
slow the deployment of 5G in,
...and in the states of,
But so far, not enough
political leaders have been willing to heed the warnings.
Or perhaps they are
deferring to President
Trump, who said that 5G antennas,
"must cover every
community and they must be deployed as soon as possible…
No matter where you
are you will have 5G and it is going to be a different life. I
don't know that it will be better… but I can say that
technologically it won't even be close." 
Wireless technology has
become so ubiquitous that most of us have been lulled into believing
it is safe. Now, the hazards are about to be ratcheted up
More citizens and
legislators need to join those who are actively resisting the
reckless push for 5G.
Human Skin as a Sub-THz Receiver - Does 5G Pose a Danger to It
or Not?", and "The
Modeling of the Absorbance of Sub-THz Radiation by Human Skin"
network being pushed on the public with zero concern for safety",
and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health", American
Academy of Environmental Medicine.
peer-reviewed published papers are compiled in the BioInitiative
Report, which you can view at
a clear cell phone-cancer link, but FDA is downplaying it",
The Hill, Nov 13, 2018.
Donald Trump discusses deployment of 5G wireless networks", Factbase, April 12, 2019.