5G and Me – ReferencesThis is a continuation of my previous post 5G and Me. Super fast broadband was recently installed in my neighbourhood. I very quickly noticed that I was having some physical problems with the new technology. I described this in my previous post – 5G and Me I have done some research for scientific research references to this issue. Some of these are listed below.
5G Safety and The Big QuestionSo… if there is some evidence that 4G / 5G and even higher levels of EMF could be dangerous to human and other wildlife health, why are we proceeding with this ‘advancement in technology?
DNA Center for Biological Dentistry:How Titanium Implants Act as Antennas for Electromagnetic Fields
In biological dentistry, every metal in the body is regarded as a kind of antenna for microwaves and other electromagnetic fields (EMF). According to the WHO (2011), the use of a mobile phone alone can be carcinogenic and can be found in the same category as car exhaust gas, chloroform and lead. In addition, there is the increasing electro sensitivity of patients due to the exponentially increasing spread of microwaves through WLAN and mobile radio. The antenna effect creates tension fields that sensitively interfere with the central nervous system. The standard absorption rate of electromagnetic fields can be increased 400-700 times simply by using a mobile phone (ringing or SMS reception) in combination with metals in the mouth (2). According to Dr Pascal Eppe, the five most common symptoms of electro hypersensitivity (EHS) are confusion, forgetfulness and poor concentration, fatigue and general weakness, headache and tinitus, chest pressure and heart problems, and itchy, burning skin and rashes.
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded, largely based on epidemiological evidence, that mobile phone radiation–a form of RFR–constituted a possible human carcinogen. In 2018, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) reported the largest animal study ever conducted on this topic (National Toxicology Program (NTP), 2018); the data provided clear evidence that mobile phone radiation caused cancer in male rats, along with cardiac and other systemic damage, as well as DNA damage in multiple organs in both rats and mice.
Despite this evidence, a number of recent widely publicized reports have rejected and discredited the NTP findings as well as a substantial toxicological literature demonstrating a range of health impacts. (Brzozek et al., 2021; Castaño-Vinyals et al., 2022; Grimes, 2021; Karipidis et al., 2021).
Furthermore, the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (Belpoggi, 2021) of the European Union, and an independent Swiss government scientific advisory group (BERENIS) reaches similar conclusions, adding that “EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) are probably carcinogenic for humans, in particular related to gliomas and acoustic neuromas.” In addition, they add that “… … 450–6000 MHz: these frequencies clearly affect male fertility and possibly female fertility too. They may have adverse effects on the development of embryos, fetuses and newborns”. This indicates that EMF/RF functions like a classic endocrine disruptor impairing both male and female reproductive functions.
Testing of EMF Fabrics
National Library of Medicine: A Review of Electromagnetic Shielding Fabric, Wave-Absorbing Fabric and Wave-Transparent Fabric
EM waves with different frequencies are applied in different scenarios and affect the development of human society to different degrees. On the one hand, the thermal and non-thermal effects of EM waves on biological tissues will lead to damage to the human body, such as fatigue, insomnia, tension, headaches and other symptoms will occur in the human body, and even increase the risk of leukemia and tumors under long-term exposure to EM radiation [4,5,6]”EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service: July 2021 Health Impact of 5G Current state of knowledge of 5G-related carcinogenic and reproductive/developmental hazards as they emerge from epidemiological studies and in vivo experimental studies
“Policy Options: 8.1 Opting for novel technology for mobile phones that enables RF-EMF exposures to be reduced The sources of RF emissions that seem at present to pose the greatest threat are mobile phones. Though transmitting installations (radiobase masts) are perceived by some people as providing the greatest risk, actually the greatest burden of exposure in humans generally derives from their own mobile phones, and epidemiological studies have observed a statistically significant increase in brain tumours and Schwann cell tumours of the peripheral nerves, mainly among heavy cell-phone users.”
8.3 Adopting measures to incentivise the reduction of RF-EMF exposure Much of the remarkable performance of the new wireless lower frequency 5G technology can also be achieved by using optic-fibre cables and by adopting engineering and technical measures to reduce exposure from 1-4G systems (Keiser, 2003; CommTech Talks, 2015; Zlatanov, 2017). This would minimise exposure, wherever connections are needed in fixed sites. For example, optic fibre cables could be used to connect schools, libraries, workplaces, houses, public buildings, and all new buildings etc., and public gathering places could be ‘no RF-EMF’ areas (along the lines of no-smoking areas) so as to avoid the passive exposure of people not using a mobile phone or long-range transmission technology, thus protecting many vulnerable elderly or immune-compromised people, children and those who are electro-sensitive.
8.4 Promoting multidisciplinary scientific research to assess the long-term health effects of 5G and to find an adequate method of monitoring exposure to 5G Implementing MMW 5G technology without further preventive studies would mean conducting an ‘experiment’ on the human population in complete uncertainty as to the consequences. To restrict our scope to Europe, this could occur within a field like that of chemistry, currently governed by REACH (EC, 1907/2006