Here is an excellent, thoroughly up-to-date overview of 5G, health concerns, regulation, non-regulation, and so on. A highly recommended article from a main-stream tech site.
Here is an excellent, thoroughly up-to-date overview of 5G, health concerns, regulation, non-regulation, and so on. A highly recommended article from a main-stream tech site.
This is an important read. And if you have the time and the will, the video link at the very end of the page offers a sobering experience which all mobile phone users (and those of us who are not) may find life changing – I hope!
THIS APPEAL BECOMES MORE URGENT
Satellites Launched • Lawsuit Filed • Donations Needed
Alarming Decline in Millennials’ Health
Millennials — the first generation to grow up using cell phones — are experiencing an unprecedented decline in their health when they reach their late 20s.
On April 24, 2019, the American health insurance association Blue Cross Blue Shield released a report titled “The Health of Millennials.” It showed not only that the health of this generation takes a sharp decline beginning at age 27, but also that the prevalence of many medical conditions rose precipitously among millennials in just three years.
The prevalence of eight of the top ten conditions among all millennials showed a double-digit increase in 2017 as compared with 2014. Major depression increased 31%. Hyperactivity increase 29%. Type II diabetes increased 22%. Hypertension increased 16%. Psychoses increased 15%. High cholesterol increased 12%. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis increased 10%. Substance use disorder increased 10%.
The decline in millennials’ health from 2014 to 2017 was not due to their being three years older. The report also compared the health of millennials who were 34-36 years old in 2017 to the health of Gen Xers who were 34-36 years old in 2014. At the same age, 34- to 36-year-olds in 2017 had 37% more hyperactivity, 19% more diabetes, 18% more major depression, 15% more Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, 12% more substance use disorder, 10% more hypertension, and 7% more high cholesterol than 34- to 36-year-olds had in 2014.
When the researchers looked at all health conditions, they found that 34- to 36-year-olds in 2017 had a 21% increase in cardiovascular conditions, a 15% increase in endocrine conditions, and an 8% increase in other physical conditions compared to 34- to 36-year-olds in 2014.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield report is here: https://www.bcbs.com/the-health-of-america/reports/the-health-of-millennials.
The only reasonable explanation for the alarming decline in health of the millennial generation is the life-long irradiation of their brains and bodies from their cell phones.
First Launches of 5G Satellites
On the evening of May 23, 2019, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its first 60 “Starlink” satellites into low orbit around the Earth. The satellites were launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. Musk announced his intention to carry out six more launches this year, each carrying 60 satellites, and that when the first 420 satellites are in orbit, they will be turned on and will begin providing global 5G service to SpaceX’s first customers. This could happen by the end of 2019.
SpaceX intends for its rockets to carry 120 satellites at a time into orbit beginning in 2020, and to complete its planned fleet of 12,000 satellites within a decade. SpaceX’s license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission permits each satellite to emit an effective radiated power of up to 5 million watts.
SpaceX’s competitor, OneWeb, is not far behind. OneWeb launched the first 6 of its planned fleet of 4,540 satellites on February 27, 2019. It announced its intention to launch 36 satellites per month and to turn them on as soon as 648 satellites are in orbit. This could happen by the end of 2020.
On April 4, 2019, Amazon announced that it is planning to launch its own fleet of more than 3,000 5G satellites.
5G in Space is a planetary emergency, as outlined in the article of that title that I wrote a year ago: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/planetary-emergency. It is an emergency not just because of the direct radiation from the satellites, but because of the location of the satellites in the ionosphere. The ionosphere is an integral part of the global electrical circuit that animates all living things. Even a few hundred satellites using the enormous amount of bandwidth that is available in the millimeter wave spectrum is expected to pollute the global electrical circuit — and therefore our bodies — with what building biologists call dirty electricity. This is likely to be catastrophic to all life on Earth.
I am presently involved in an effort to open up lines of communication with the principals of the satellite projects, including Elon Musk. They care about the future of this planet too, and they mistakenly think they are doing good.
Federal Lawsuit to Stop 5G
The Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety filed a lawsuit to stop 5G in U.S. District Court in New Mexico on December 21, 2018. We are asking the court to declare that city, state, and federal laws which deprive citizens of the right to protect themselves from harm, and deprive injured persons of any remedy for their injuries, are unconstitutional and void.
These laws violate the First Amendment rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances. These laws violate the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments because they deprive people of life, liberty and property without due process of law, and because they are a taking of property without just compensation. Our First Amended Complaint can be seen here: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Doc-19-First-Amended-Complaint.pdf.
Appeal Statistics, Appeal Needs
Signatures as of June 6, 2019
These are the approximate numbers of people to date who have signed the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space:
Please Circulate the Appeal
It is time to push this Appeal hard. Please send the Appeal (www.5gSpaceAppeal.org), and also forward this email, to everyone you know. Every person on Earth has a stake in our future. We need as many signatures from as many different kinds of people as possible.
While we were working on the website, some people had problems accessing the signature form. That is now fixed, and everybody should be able to sign. Please do not sign more than once. If you sign for the first time now, your name will appear on the website within a few days. If you signed between December and April, your name will be appear on the list within a few weeks. Signatures are now processed automatically, but I still have to review all the submissions before making them live. I am working as fast as I can to keep up.
Donations Are Needed
Donations are needed to support every aspect of this work — the federal lawsuit, the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, a media campaign, lobbyists to present the Appeal to governments, etc. I need a secretary and a bookkeeper. Donations can be made on the Appeal website and are tax-deductible for U.S. citizens: https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/donate. For large donations or stock transfers, please contact me. A big thank you to those who have already contributed.
This work is also supported by sales of my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (AGB Press 2017). It gives the background history and science that is necessary in order to understand what is happening today. It is the first book ever published that tells the history of electricity from an environmental point of view. It is available for sale here: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/buy-the-invisible-rainbow. All proceeds go into the effort to stop 5G.
Also a big thank you to Antoinette Janssen and Multerland, who turned my talk in Taos, New Mexico of August 12, 2018 into a superb YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/MpdJ_t5XMvw?feature=oembed
Arthur Firstenberg, Administrator
Arthur Firstenberg – 5G, Birds, Bees, and Humanity
The information that follows is reprinted from Zane Small’s article (26.02.19) on the Newshub web site.
This is where we are in 2019 regarding the 5G implementation track in New Zealand. This is the mindset we are facing. No independent testing. No precaution. No listening to independent experts. Please ask yourself why this might be so …
The Health Minister has dismissed concerns raised by 230 scientists around the world that 5G radiation could pose a significant health risk.
The group of scientists, including one from New Zealand and eight from Australia, have expressed “serious concerns” about increasing exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) when 5G technology is rolled out.
5G, or fifth generation, is the next step in mobile internet connectivity, set to launch commercially in some countries in 2020. While it will offer faster speeds and more reliable connections, it will also require more antennas, thus increasing exposure to radiation.
“Introducing electromagnetic energy that has the potential to interfere with such delicate, electrical structures (molecules and cellular structures) should be approached with caution,” New Zealand science lobbyist Bruce Rapley said.
The group of scientists is concerned nobody will be able to avoid being exposed to wireless radiation once 5G is introduced, because it’s estimated 5G-transmitters will need to be placed every 10 to 12 houses in urban areas.
“Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices,” the scientists’ appeal to the United Nations and World Health Organization says.
The scientists said the effects include cancer risk, an increase in genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being.
When asked if the Government has taken these concerns into consideration, Health Minister Dr David Clark told Newshub Ministry of Health officials don’t believe there is anything to be concerned about.
“I am advised by Ministry of Health officials that the balance of research evidence suggests that exposure to the radiofrequency produced by any transmitter, including those that will be used by 5G services, do not cause health problems, provided they comply with international guidelines.”
The Interagency Committee on Health Effects of Non-Ionising Fields monitors research into the health effects of electromagnetic fields. Its latest report published in December 2018 found that while magnetic fields have been linked to cancers, the risk is low.
“Although studies into brain tumour risks associated with mobile phone use have found a small association in the heaviest users, the researchers acknowledge that this could simply reflect biases in the data,” the report says.
At its most recent meeting, the Committee concluded there was no new research that would lead it to propose any changes to current Ministry of Health recommendations.
“In view of the continuing public interest in this area, the ubiquitous nature of exposures and the open research questions that remain, the Committee will continue to monitor new research,” the report adds.
Mr Rapley, the lobbyist who signed the group of scientists’ warning about 5G, told Newshub while there is a strong commercial interest in pursuing expansion of radiofrequency around the world, independent research “has been stifled”.
“It is nearly impossible to get funding for research, the outcome of which may affect commercial profit,” he said. “The proof of this is the strong opposition encountered by any scientist who dares to research and publish results that are indicative of harm, thus threatening profitability of a corporation.”
That health can be the poor cousin to industry profit is a “travesty, not to mention the ethical and moral responsibility of our regulating authorities”, he said.
“We have yet to achieve that level of understanding and control in any meaningful way for high frequency radiation technologies.”
Mr Rapley said every time public health issues have been ignored for the sake of profit, disaster has been the result, pointing to the Thalidomide disaster, considered one of the darkest episodes in pharmaceutical research history.
“The drug was marketed as a mild sleeping pill safe even for pregnant women. However, it caused thousands of babies worldwide to be born with malformed limbs. The damage was revealed in 1962.”
He said we still have a long way to go when dealing with the complexities of radiation and the intricate workings of biological organisms.
“For as long as those that control our society are predicated on profit rather than public health, we will continue to experience problems, and disasters. The precautionary approach is a dead concept, killed in a hit-and-run by the Almighty Dollar.”
5G has been at the centre of souring relations between New Zealand and China. The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) in November warned Spark against using Huawei equipment to build its 5G network, which may have offended the Chinese government.
Here is a link to Zane Small’s Newshub report: https://tinyurl.com/y2gcpzfp
filed by Ripu Bhatia 13:03, May 14 2019:
The latest cellular network technology 5G could pose a risk to people’s health, critics say.
Waiheke Local Board chairwoman Cath Handley has written to Auckland Council’s environment and community committee calling for an independent safety assessment of the fifth-generation service.
“The board’s request is that a precautionary approach should be adopted until evidence of effects is fully documented and well understood,’ she wrote.
“As the largest and most densely populated city in the country, Auckland should take a leadership role in ensuring the safety of the proposed network.”
Mobile company Spark plans to roll out 5G across the country in mid-2020.
University of Auckland psychology professor Susan Pockett said radio frequency emissions were linked to many health problems.
“Approximately 600 peer-reviewed research reports from a range of international scientists show us that radio frequency radiation is linked to infertility, diabetes, various kinds of cancer and psychiatric disorders,” she said.
“The present situation is already bad and adding 5G on top of it will hugely increase the amount of radiation to which everyone is exposed and make the whole situation much worse.”
A 2018 article by Pockett in the New Zealand Medical Journal said evidence existed that radio frequency emissions at some intensities could impact people’s health.
“The biological effects of radio frequency emissions are clearly complicated, but there is no longer any reasonable doubt that under some circumstances, levels common in the present environment do have harmful biological effects.”
The paper concluded until more was known about the effects, a “precautionary approach” in the rollout of cellphone and WiFi technology was justified.
Overseas, more than 200 scientists have written to the United Nations and the World Health Organization expressing concerns about potential health risks from the technology.
Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi said he had not received any advice suggesting a link between adverse health effects and exposure levels associated with radio communications.
“On that basis, the government will continue the roll out of the 5G network next year as planned,” he said.
“We are on track and keeping pace with other countries with the spectrum being progressively allocated, companies can start rolling out 5G from 2020.”
A Spark spokesperson said overwhelming evidence indicated 5G presented no risk to human health.
“Most scientific opinion shows no clear evidence from the thousands of scientific studies undertaken to date that mobile phones or base stations present risks to human health,” he said.
“Spark will continue to test and comply with all national and international safety limits and always ensure we incorporate substantial safety margins.”
However, Pockett said the current guidelines regarding safe levels of radio frequency were flawed.
“The present guidelines for safe levels of exposure assume that the only biological effect of radio frequency is tissue heating. So if it’s not intense enough to actually cook you, the Ministry of Health and the wireless industry are telling us it’s fine,” she said.
“In fact though, there are multiple proven mechanisms by which radio frequency damages all biological organisms, at intensities a tiny fraction of those needed to heat tissue.”
The Ministry of Health monitors overseas research on radio frequency emissions and reports to the director of health every six months.
In 2018, a report concluded that any risk to health was low.
The council’s environment and community chair Penny Hulse said she was seeking information from Faafoi about the government’s response to any health risks.
The following letter contains important links (reports and videos) regarding children and digital technology. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that children under the age of one should be protected from digital screen technology – BUT surely the recommended age should be higher? What do you think?
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People are waking up around the world because they are beginning to realize what 5G is really all about. Those who remain asleep to the grave concerns do so because they don’t have the necessary information.
Please spread the word. Knowledge is power.
The following link shows that a momentum has begun. The dominoes are falling. Please read then share widely …
It’s clear that the widespread opposition to 5G is now having an effect. The tide is beginning to turn. The article (link below) offers a ray of hope, but it also shows that at every level of society, wherever we are, we need to be sharing our concerns and what we know about the serious threat to humanity that this technology poses.
So please, in whatever way you can, share information regarding 5G. Share email links that you come across. Bring the subject up at work, amongst friends, with your political ‘representatives’. There are some good brochures online which you can give out as appropriate. Here is a link to a simple flyer that you can download, print and distribute. Good resources and info is available at 5G.org.nz