July 20, 2019
5th Generation (5G) Telecommunications
...uses Gigahertz (GHz)
Millimeter sized Wavelengths
Telecommunications Industry promises fast, ubiquitous and unlimited
mobile internet access with the next generation of 5G technologies
by 2020, along with
removal of cheap, secure and safer landlines.
This 5G network is
designed to provide faster downloads, streaming movies, wireless
virtual reality, in addition to being the platform for the Internet
of Things, whereby all our household devices are connected to this
system wirelessly for remote control.
While there may be limited
medical applications, 5G will mainly be used for more immersive
entertainment and surveillance with much greater public exposure,
especially in "Smart Cities".
Military uses have also been discussed.
generation (5G) system uses high frequency electromagnetic radiation
with Gigahertz (GHz) wavelengths in the
millimeter range. These
high frequency tiny wavelengths penetrate only the outer layer of
the skin, unlike 2G, 3G and 4G technology which passes through the
Major health concerns with exposure to 5G are to skin, eye
and adverse systemic metabolic signaling through skin sensors, as
well as heat effects.
Some in Congress have seriously questioned
of independent research on 5G safety.
The First Report of
5G Injury is in Switzerland
The first reported
injury of 5G in a news report comes from Switzerland, where 5G has
been launched in 102
The weekly French-language Swiss magazine
L'Illustré interviewed people living in Geneva after the 5G rollout
with alarming details of illness.
In their article, With
5G, We Feel Like Guinea Pigs (Avec
la 5G, nous Nous Sentons comme des Cobayes), posted July 18, 2019,
they report neighbors met to discuss their many common symptoms and
many unanswered questions.
See also First
Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland.
What is the Difference Between 5G and 4G Wireless Technology?
To start, be
careful not to confuse 5G Fifth Generation Technology with the
5Gigahertz (GHz) frequencies used in wireless devices.
state they are 5G, but at this point in time it is meant to be 5GHz
frequency of transmission. 5G technology uses much higher
frequencies (10-300 GHZ) and is still in development stages (other
than pilot projects).
See also What's
the Difference Between 5G and 5GHz Wi-Fi?.
5G technology is different than prior
2G, 3G or 4G technology in the following ways:
uses several different frequencies from 750MHz to about
2,400-5,000 MHz(2.4 GHz to 5 GHz- typical Wi Fi and cell
phone) - 5G (proposed
5th generation) uses10GHz to 300GHz, but lower frequencies
will also be used and the frequencies and speed will vary
with each carrier i.e. 600 MHz will be used by
use 2.5GHz, called mid-band, which will penetrate walls. PC
Magazine on April 16, 2019 notes, "The
actual 5G radio system, known as 5G-NR, isn't compatible
But all 5G devices in the US, to start, will need
4G because they'll lean on it to make initial connections
before trading up to 5G where it's available. That's
technically known as a "non standalone," or NSA, network.
wavelengths are inches to feet long - 5G frequencies
are in centimeters to millimeters, but again lower
frequencies will also be used, creating a mix of frequencies
and therefore wavelengths.
Depth of Skin and Body
radiation (2.4GHz and 5 GHz) passes through bodies and the
energy is absorbed by anything that contains water (can't
cook dry rice in a microwave oven), while 5G (5th
Generation) penetrates only the outer layers of the skin in
humans. Again the mix of frequencies in cell towers and cell
phones will have a mix of skin and body penetration
Distance Radiation Travels:
travel dozens of miles in a line of sight and if poles are
placed high. In experiments 5G can
travel a few miles but is easily blocked by objects, trees
and plants thus poles are planned for every 300 feet in
Mechanisms of Harm:
and low band 5G (600MHz) emissions can cause
oxidation of tissues (93
of 100 studies), 5G
millimeter wavelengths can have their effect through heat (tissue
destruction), through a resonance effect of increased
vibration in an object the size of the wavelengths, and at
low power levels through signaling of skin structures that
can affect metabolism, the nervous system, the endocrine
system, the reproductive system.
of Testing Done:
has been tested by the military and by international
scientists with an abundance of studies showing
broad harm to animals,
humans, plants, insects and bacteria.
has been studied by some in the military showing broad harm
and some newer studies are showing damage to insects, tissue
burns and overheating with streaming of data, but there has
safety testing of 5G before it is rolled out.
Size of Wavelengths with
In general the
higher the frequency the sorter the wavelength.
One conversion chart
is here that shows the different wavelengths and frequencies for 2G,
3G, 4G and 5G.
600 MHz = cm microwaves of 50cm ≈20
inches ("MHz" = Megahertz)
4G: 700 MHz
= cm microwaves of ~43cm ≈ 17
inches ("cm" = centimeter)
MHz = cm microwaves of 37.5cm ≈ 15
MHz = cm microwaves of ~33.3cm ≈ 13
MHz = cm microwaves of ~16.7cm ≈6.6
MHz = cm microwaves of ~14.3cm ≈ 5.6
MHz = cm microwaves of ~12cm ≈5
3100 MHz to 3550 MHz = ~9.7 to ~8.5cm ≈ 3.8
to 3.3 inches
3550 MHz to 3700 MHz = ~8.5cm to ~8.1cm ≈3.3
to 3.2 inches
3700 MHz to 4200 MHz = ~8.1cm to ~7cm ≈3.2
to 2.8 inches
4200 to 4900 MHz = ~7cm to ~6cm ≈2.8
to 2.4 inches
MHz = ~5cm microwaves of ~2 inches ("mm" =
24,250 to 24,450 MHz = mm microwaves of ~12mm ≈0.5
25,050 to 25,250 MHz = mm microwaves of ~12mm ≈0.5
25,250 to 27,500 MHz = mm microwaves of ~11mm ≈0.4
27,500 to 29,500 MHz = mm microwaves of ~10mm ≈0.4
31,800 to 33,400 MHz = mm microwaves of ~9mm ≈ 0.4
37,000 to 40,000 MHz = mm microwaves of ~8mm ≈ 0.3
42,000 to 42,500 MHz = mm microwaves of ~7mm ≈ 0.3
64,000 to 71,000 MHz = mm microwaves of ~5mm ≈ 0.2
to 76,000 MHz = mm microwaves of ~4mm ≈ 0.2
81,000 to 86,000 MHz = mm microwaves of ~3.6mm ≈0.1
Old and New Research
on Millimeter Waves is Alarming
New research by
Neufeld and Kuster 2018 highlights the
significant tissue heating generated by 5G technology with rapid
short bursts of data transfer on a device, prompting them to call
for reevaluation of thermal safety standards (let alone biological
The researchers state,
results also show that the peak-to-average ratio of 1,000 tolerated
by the International Council on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
guidelines may lead to permanent tissue damage after even short
exposures, highlighting the importance of revisiting existing
In addition, there is convincing
emerging scientific evidence causing great concern for the
environment, with harm to mammals, insects and bacteria, prompting
scientists around the world to call for a moratorium on
This 5G technology is complex, likely to be costly, accompanied
by privacy concerns and will also consume significant amounts of
energy, contrary to global climate goals.
Despite this scientific
evidence, the FCC is accelerating
the deployment of wireless antenna infrastructure by
limiting local governments ability to refuse these towers, limiting
charging fees and shortening the shot clock for approval,
effectively blocking the power of local authorities.
An older Russian paper, "Biological
Effects of Millimeter Wavelengths" by
Zalyubovskaya (1977) was declassified by the CIA in 2012.
disturbingly describes the research on both humans and animals
showing a myriad of adverse effects of millimeter wavelengths. The
author notes that millimeter wave technology had been used for years
without any studies on biological effects.
The researchers found that,
"millimeter waves caused changes in the body manifested in
structural alterations in the skin and internal organs, qualitative
and quantitative changes in the blood and bone marrow composition,
and changes in the conditioned reflex activity, tissue
respiration… and nuclear metabolism.
The degree of unfavorable effect
of millimeter waves depended the duration of radiation and
individual characteristics of the organism."
confirmed that millimeter waves do not penetrate skin but act on
nerve receptors in the skin to cause such diverse biological and
metabolic effects as,
a reduction in hemoglobin and erythrocytes
higher blood cortisol levels
suppression of the central nervous system with
notable changes in liver, kidneys, heart and brain...
declassified paper is
Effects of Millimeter Wavelengths. Zalyubovskaya-Declassified by CIA
The 2018 European
Commission Scientific Committee
...on Health, Environmental and
Emerging Risks (SCHEER) Lists 5G Electromagnetic Radiation
regularly updates emerging risks to public and environmental health.
In their 2018 European Commission Statement on Emerging Health and
Environmental Issues lists e cigarettes, perflourinated compounds,
plastics, nanoparticles and also includes virtual reality and
electromagnetic radiation, especially 5G technologies.
"The lack of clear evidence to inform the
development of exposure guidelines to 5G technology leaves open the
possibility of unintended biological consequences."
SCHEER Report Emerging Concerns 2018-
New Danish Legal Compendium of Health and Environmental Effects of
Institute for Public Health and the Council for Health-Safe
Telecommunications has prepared legal document related to the broad
harm from 5G as well as other wireless technologies.
"The legal opinion is based on the
rules of law in the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child, the EU directive on the
conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora,
the EU directive on the conservation of wild birds, on
the precautionary principle as well as on the Bern- and
Bonn-conventions on the protection of animals and plants."
The Compendium can
be found and downloaded at
5G Danish legal opinion Jensen 2019.
No Testing, No
Regulation, No Safety Guidelines
There has been no
premarket testing of this technology or the mix of frequencies we
will be exposed to.
There are no protective regulations to assure
monitoring of radiation levels for each antenna or a registry to
document reported health effects.
The Departments of Public Health
are not informed about any potential health or environmental effects
and have not given any guidance with regards to non-ionizing
wireless radiation safety except to tell people to reduce their
current exposure (California
Department of Public Health).
Effects on our most
vulnerable populations i.e. children, pregnant women, the elderly
and those with chronic diseases, have not been taken into account.
Fiberoptic Networks provide even faster broadband speeds, are safer, more cybersecure,
and more reliable in rural areas, however, telecommunications
companies are abandoning these to push for a cheaper alternative,
wireless antenna, which emit biologically harmful radio frequencies.
Critical secure and sophisticated landlines are also planned for
removal by AT&T by 2020 to further force customers into wireless
Some cities are moving to community owned fiberoptic
networks with Municipal
Open Fiber Networks.
Telecommunications to Use a Blanket of Fixed Antennas Networks
The 5G deployment
proposes to add frequencies in the microwave spectrum in the low-
(0.6 GHz - 3.7 GHz), mid- (3.7GHz - 24 GHz), and high-band
frequencies (24 GHz and higher) for faster communications.
call this mobile communication, however, because these wavelengths
travel only short distances, this system will need to use a dense
network of fixed antennas outdoors every 300 meters as well as
indoor systems, as the gigahertz radiation is blocked
This radiation, like the 2G, 3G, 4G telecommunications
systems, has not had pre market testing for long term health effects
despite the fact that people will be exposed continuously to this
Environmental effects have also been ignored.
Risks from 5G
Risks from 5G
the eyes- cataracts, retina
insect populations, the base of food for birds and bats
bacterial resistance and bacterial shifts
plants and trees
5G Short Wavelengths
Mixed With Longer 2G, 3G and 4G
5G high frequency
wavelengths are short and in the millimeter range (fractions of an
This is in contrast to the 2G, 3G and 4G telecommunications
systems which use longer centimeter-length (inches to feet) microwave frequencies in the megahertz (MHz) range.
states the deployment of 5G will increase productivity, boost the
economy and give us a sense of well-being.
In order to accomplish
this, they will not just be using just 5G short wavelengths to
transmit data, but will integrate 5G with current 3G and 4G systems,
with plans to add much of the remaining spectrum in the microwave
Industry states this will operate fluidly in a highly
dense cell antenna arrangement throughout neighborhoods and cities.
This cell antenna network will accommodate multiple types of access
technologies, multi-layer networks, multiple types of devices,
multiple types of user interactions including self-driving
automobiles and massive industrial automation.
Frequencies With Constant Exposure
This means that the
human population as well as pets and other species will be exposed
to an even larger mix of frequencies continuously inside and outside
Industry is fast-tracking placement of cell antennas for
this new technology by promoting new legislation on a local, state
and federal level.
This will preempt local authority to place
antenna on potentially every public utility pole and preexisting
cell tower structure.
Questions than Answers - Health and Environmental Effects?
What are the public
health implications of this novel technology?
What research supports
What research indicates harmful effects?
What are the
implications for the unsolved privacy and security issues that are
also related to health as products are being developed to interface
with the medical community and patients?
What are the contributions
to global climate change?
What are the societal and mental health
effects in a population increasingly addicted to this technology and
disconnected with each other?
Patients and physicians are becoming
increasingly aware of these related issues and concerned about the
long term consequences of our convenient yet problematic wireless
There appear to be
more questions than answers...
Millimeter Wavelengths Hazards
Cell Membranes, Internal Signalling,
wavelengths (MMW) have been used in non-invasive complementary
medicine in many Eastern European countries, typically to
therapeutically heat the tissues over a short time frame.
wavelengths (at high intensity) have also been used in military
applications in Active
Denial Systems (95 MMW for non-lethal crowd control
weapons) that create heat to repel persons.
Studies show these
systems can burn the skin.
Some research on
non-thermal effects has shown that millimeter wavelengths target
cell membranes and have adverse biological effects as well as
clinical effects such as cataracts, immune system alterations and
physiological effects on the heart and blood pressure.
et al (2018) have demonstrated that the sweat glands which are coiled structures in the upper layers of the skin can act
as antenna receiver for 5G sub-THz band wavelengths.
The presence of
sweat glands in skin significantly increase the specific absorption
rate (SAR), or heat absorption, for millimeter radio frequency
radiation. This varies depending on factors such as perspiration and
(2012) looked at non-thermal skin genome effects of 60.4
GHz exposure for 1, 6 or 24 hours and found at 6 hours there was
differential expression of 5 transcripts.
"this is the
first large-scale study reporting on potential gene expression
modification associated with MMW radiation used in wireless
have also been found in bacteria and insects
cellular and organism effects are nonlinear and depend on a variety
of individual factors as well as specific wavelengths, phasing and
modulation of the wavelength signals.
With widespread exposure even
small physiologic alterations would be magnified in a population and
contribute to a negative public health outcome.
review of the literature reveals that there is
inadequate research into 5G health and environmental effects.
is science which shows both harmful and beneficial effects but no
independent long term studies have been performed on 5G or any
research on the mix of frequencies we would be exposed to.
long term health studies are lacking for 3G and 4G wireless
technologies as well as 5G.
Current FCC standards are based only on
heat effects for all telecommunications radiofrequencies and not
biological effects seen with low level exposures that do not heat or
IEEE - Heat is Still
the Only Standard of Harm Considered in 5G Applications, not
The Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
is an industry association primarily composed of engineers, computer
scientists, software developers, information technology
professionals, physicists, scientists, and allied professionals.
It is the world's
largest technical professional association. Their input has been
pivotal in setting standards for radiofrequency exposures.
The IEEE performs
its own research and is involved in computer and wireless technology
product development. Some of their research is included in this
Even in their 2015
report on 5G "Safe
for Generations to Come" the authors state,
this time, more reports of beneficial effects than detrimental
effects from low-level exposure to mmWave radiation appear to exist
in the literature, but this area needs to be better understood, and
the specific effects need to be demonstrated reproducibly by
independent investigators before any potential non-thermal effects
are to be considered in determining the regulatory limits on this
regime of nonionizing radiation."
So far science is not
sufficient to support the safety of this technology.
Evidence of Significant Heat Tissue Damage with 5G
for 5G Gigahertz Wavelengths
Urgently Need Reevaluation
millimeter waves for 5G technology bring along new challenges for
To improve the performance of 5G and
IOT devices, pulsed phased antenna
arrays will be used in cell towers and wireless devices.
Beam-Steering Antenna for 5G Mobile Phones.
beamforming technology uses a cluster of pulsed
microwave antenna beams whose shape and direction can be controlled
to have an individual beam pointed at a device to improve signal,
similar to missile
5G technology will have dozens of
smaller antennas packed in a single cell antenna array. The heat
generated by these antenna is a huge concern (Nasim
and Kim 2017).
New research on heat effects of 5G,
and Kuster 2018), demonstrates that permanent tissue
damage from heating may occur even after short exposures to 5G
millimeter wave pulse trains, where repetitive pulses can cause
rapid, localized heating.
The scientists highlight an urgent
need for new thermal safety exposure standards to update current
guidelines which do not adequately prevent excessive heating from
pulsed millimeter wave exposure.
If 5G millimeter
wave transmissions associated with these new technologies fail to
meet current public safety standards, as the authors predict, then
the rollout of IOT becomes questionable on significant thermal
health effects, which are regulated and felt to be the only
significant health effect.
Current FCC policy does not consider
non-thermal biological and physiological radiofrequency effects on
living organisms, despite abundant literature for 2G, 3G and 4G
This research underscores the obvious lack of meaningful
public safety standards.
Physicists State RF Energy is Not High Enough
...to Cause Damage but
Now Explained by Dielectric Permittivity, Radical Pairs and
It has long been
believed that non-ionizing (RF) radiation could not be harmful to
living organisms as
RF radiation did not break chemical bonds or
have enough energy to remove an electron from (ionize) an atom or
It was felt radio frequency radiation damaged tissue only
through a heating or burning mechanism.
We are now learning that
microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from wireless
devices acts as an environmental stressor with direct oxidative
toxic effects on cellular processes that are not related to heat or
The effect of radiofrequency EMR is indirect,
inducing biochemical changes in cellular structures and their
argue vehemently that there could not be a biologically toxic effect
from electromagnetic radiation, however, toxicity has been
demonstrated in many research investigations and is similar to
effects from other chemical exposures.
Their own publications now
explain the effects of dielectric permittivity and radical pair
Hinrikus (2018) explains,
"The cumulative impact of coherent MW field in a medium has been
convincingly confirmed by the measurable dielectric permittivity of
The described mechanism of MW field-induced effect
confirms that the nature of the effect differs from the thermal
effect and that the exposure by MW radiation can create the specific
consequences in biology and materials not characteristic for
Nielson (2019) states,
"Weak radiofrequency (RF) magnetic fields in the MHz-range was shown
to influence the concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in
living cells [1-4].
Remarkably, the energy that could possibly be
deposited by such radiation is orders of magnitude smaller than the
energy of molecular thermal motion.
A plausible explanation to the
observed effect relies on the interaction of RF magnetic fields with
transient radicals within the cells, affecting the ROS formation
rates through the radical pair mechanism [5-9]."
Articles on How Non Ionizing Radiation Can Cause Damage to Cell Structures
5G Licensed to Kill
Inspector Discusses the Insect Apocalypse
As scientists are
working to explain the insect
apocalypse, this video highlights one common
environmental toxin that is known to kill insects, that is 5G as
well as 3G and 4G radiation.
He points out that,
radiation from millions of cellular phone masts is the single factor
present in every region of insect decline."
Science backs this
Wireless radiation may not be the only factor in
this "insect Armageddon" but it may be the critical one.
can be avoided and habitat can be restored, however, once cell
phone masts are placed they are rarely removed and the continuous
waves of radiation just intensify to cover broader areas of land
with more and more towers.
The disappearance of birds and bees
points to wireless technology as the yet unrecognized factor
hastening this decline.
5G will be like 3G and 4G on steroids as
these smaller millimeter wavelengths are the size of insects and the
resonance effect of these continuous waves will set up additive
vibrations that destroy the insect and essentially cook it.
Microwave radiation is known to kill insects and is already being
used for insect
control in stored grains and other foods. Studies in food and
agriculture literature confirm this effect.
Scientists Urge Moratorium on 5G Technology
It is notable that
currently over 207 scientists and physicians who have researched the
biological and health effects of radiofrequency radiation have
5G appeal, calling
for a moratorium
on the use of 5G technologies until more research is conducted and
proves the safety of this technology.
See also Scientists
call for 5G Moratorium-SaferEMR.