All across the globe people - including consumers, parents, scientists, and engineers - are demanding answers about and educating others of the risks of 5G.
In fact, nearly 200,000 people from 204 countries have signed an appeal to,
Next week an important lawsuit is set to go before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
As we previously reported, the ruling will decide whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can restrict just how much local governments charge wireless providers to attach small cells to city-owned infrastructure like light-poles.
As it stands, thanks to a September 2018 ruling, local and state governments have limited time to approve or deny applications for installing these small cells and limitations on what they can charge carriers.
The FCC reportedly relies on a federal law banning state and local governments from prohibiting mobile carriers from offering services to a particular area.
However, many see this being used as a loophole to further advance 5G with as little pushback as possible and there is ample evidence that local governments are finding themselves losing control of their local 5G roll out.
As previously reported, in Danville, California, Mayor Robert Storer admitted in March 2019 that the city council had "lost local control" of the 5G roll out.
The council was successfully influenced by Danville citizens who brought forward their complaints and concerns about the health impacts of the proposed small cell site and other 5G infrastructure.
But because of the FCC's own regulations, local governments are not allowed to consider health risks when making their decisions on 5G infrastructure.
As it turns out, health risks - not small cell tower aesthetics - are the primary focus of opponents and critics of 5G not only in Danville but across the globe.
In fact in May of last year, the Louisiana House unanimously voted to have the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health study the effects of 5G on both the environment and on public health.
And only one month before that a 5G pilot project in Brussels was halted out of fear negative health impacts on citizens.
University of California, Berkeley, public health researcher Joel Moskowitz recently warned in Scientific American that we don't fully understand the risks of 5G in an article titled "We Have No Reason to Believe 5G is Safe."
Moskowitz notes that localities like those mentioned above are acting on sound scientific evidence, not merely conspiracy theories, and that those scientists who have engaged in research on the topic and thus sounded the alarm are being dismissed as fear mongers.
Based on scientific research, Moskowitz writes that more than 240 scientists who have researched the biologic and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) and published more than 2,000 papers and letters signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal calling for stronger EMF exposure limits.
The appeal states:
According to Moskowitz:
Nevertheless, the FDA reaffirmed the FCC's 1996 exposure limits.
In an April 2019 letter, the FDA told the FCC that they had,
The letter goes on to explain that,
Research is indeed lacking when it comes to 5G but this is because the technology is new and should therefore warrant study before being put to use.
However, we do posses evidence that 2G and 3G can be harmful to human health and anecdotal evidence that 4G is harmful as well.
Unfortunately, due to an unsurprising lack of government funding, studies into the effects of 4G exposure are lacking.
But even estimating the potential effects of 5G based on those of 2G, 3G, and 4G will result in accuracies as 5G is brand new:
And with the required increase in cell antennas needed for the technology to even work, more people will be exposed than ever before.
According to Moskowitz, short-term exposure to these millimeter waves,
It isn't a stretch to say the potential effects of 5G technology are worth exploring before jumping into the 5G roll out head first.
But it appears 5G is yet another example of consumers willingly trading in their health, privacy, or data for the sake of convenience and the latest technological advances without question.
If the 5G roll out proves successful without meaningful and thorough study of the health impacts as some are demanding, we may find ourselves inundated with a surge of cancers in the coming years followed by a surge of donations into the cancer treatment complex rather than an overhaul into the cause.