5G Health & Safety Resources

“The stark, simple fact is, the health hazards are unknown and unstudied. And that is a sign of neglect and disregard on the part of the Federal Communications Commission that is unacceptable. We need to know whether 4G and 5G technology can cause neurological problems, DNA damage, cancer and other diseases.”

US Senator Richard Blumenthal, Nov 3, 2018

The scientific literature regarding biological effects of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation is vast. Research has been conducted which ranges from laboratory studies on cell cultures to broad-based epidemiological studies to studies that have looked deeply at the existing research.

There is an overwhelming amount of compelling, peer-reviewed research that should give us all pause regarding current use and expansion of this technology.  Instead, the multi-billion dollar telecom industry continues to move forward at break-neck speed ignoring compelling and significant studies from around the world.

The telecom industry has done many of its own studies but like the tobacco industry studies of yesteryear, their studies- far more often than not- predictably draw conclusions that show no adverse health effects.  The industry, using public relations strategies that are in inconsistent with scientific process, thinking and practices, argues that because some studies show varied results, this somehow proves that the technology is safe when the exact opposite is true.  Rational thinking and proper scientific thought points to the need for continued research and invoking the precautionary principle which suggests moving forward only when there is an acceptable level of certainty that this technology is safe.

Below we have compiled a short list of some of the most compelling information that includes mostly peer reviewed scientific studies and analysis regarding the health effects of microwave electromagnetic radiation.

Bioinitiative 2012

This report has been written by 14 (fourteen) scientists, public health and public policy experts to document the scientific evidence on electromagnetic fields. Another dozen outside reviewers have looked at and refined the Report. The purpose of this report is to assess scientific evidence on health impacts from electromagnetic radiation below current public exposure limits and evaluate what changes in these limits are warranted now to reduce possible public health risks in the future.

Scientists for Wired Technology
Scientists For Wired Technology is a member organization that seeks to make effective, lasting changes to federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices that will protect people of all ages, and all living organisms from the hazards of continuous exposures to Radio-Frequency Microwave radiation (RF/MW radiation), which is a manmade toxic agent that causes systemic biological damages at levels many thousands of times lower than current U.S. RF/MW radiation exposure guidelines.Scientist for Wired Technology

Wireless Silent Spring
Dr. Cindy Russell, MD, is  V.P. for Community Health and chair of the Santa Clara County Medical Association Environmental Health Committee. Here she examines the grave effects that radio-frequency radiation is having on our environment.  Dr. Russell gives particular attention to birds, bees and trees (pdf version).

A 5G Wireless Future
Dr. Cindy Russel, MD article describing how 5G will greatly extend FCC’s current policy of the mandatory irradiation of the public without adequate prior study of the potential health impact and assurance of safety.

Dr. Sharon Goldberg, MD- Testimony
Dr. Sharon Goldberg Testimony at Michigan’s 5G Small Cell Tower Legislative Hearing October 4, 2018

National Toxicology Program Final Report on Rat and Mouse Studies of Radio Frequency Radiation
The National Toxicology Program is headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, which is in turn a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The report shows clear evidence of tumors in the hearts of male rats. The tumors were malignant schwannomas, as well as some evidence of tumors in the brains of male rats. The tumors were malignant gliomas and some evidence of tumors in the adrenal glands of male rats. The tumors were benign, malignant, or complex combined pheochromocytoma. This report highlights some partial findings from the report: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/02/01/055699

Physicians for Safe Technology
Physicians for Safe Technology is a group of physicians and health professionals whose mission is to provide trusted leadership in promoting, healthy and safe environments through the safer use of technology at home, in schools, in the workplace, in healthcare settings and in communities.  Their aim is to prevent acute and chronic diseases by encouraging understanding of the connection between the public, psychosocial and environmental health effects of using modern technology.

EMR Safety
Professor Moskowitz teaches at UC Berkeley and is renowned for working with local agencies to create safer policy around wireless. EMR Safety addresses scientific and policy developments concerning the health risks from exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  This site provides a curated collection of links to articles on cell phones and cordless phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters and other wireless devices. Professor Moskowitz summarizes the peer-reviewed research on health risks associated with wireless radiation including cancer risk, reproductive harm and neurological disorders; and expose the manufacturing of doubt about these risks by industry-linked scientists and organizations.

International Perspective on Health Effects of Low Intensity Non-Ionizing Radiation
This Environmental Pollution journal article discusses the strong evidence that excessive exposure to mobile phone-frequencies over long periods of time increases the risk of brain cancer both in humans and animals.

Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression- Chemical Neuroanatomy
Journal article finding include 
Microwave EMFs activate voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) concentrated in the brain; animal studies show such low level MWV EMFs have diverse high impacts in the brain; voltage gated Ca2+ channel activity causes widespread neuropsychiatric effects in humans (genetic studies); 26 studies have EMFs associated with neuropsychiatric effects; 5 criteria show causality and MWV EMFs cause at least 13 neuropsychiatric effects including depression in humans.

Dr. Martin Pall’s presentation to the National Institute of Health (NIH) about health effects of Electro Magnetic Frequencies from 5G technology. Dr. Martin Pall is a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency.




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