A Question of Safety: The Wireless Cover-Up.
Consider this question: Is 5G going to make your life easier, but shorter and unpleasant?
Scientific American published an op-ed on October 17, 2019 entitled “Call for a Moratorium on 5G.” It was written by Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California at Berkeley, and an expert on the adverse biological effects of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and other Wi-Fi devices. He stated clearly that the rollout of 5G should be delayed until health safety concerns are addressed.
There is a lot more to this statement than initially meets the eye. In New York, on July 22, 2019, an appeal was submitted to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to request they force a review of the potential biological impact of the next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technology on plants, animals, and humans—basically on all life on earth. It was signed by 248 scientists from 42 nations. It stated that there is particular urgency at this time, as new antennas will be densely located throughout residential neighborhoods, using significantly higher frequencies with greater biologically disruptive pulsations and more dangerous signaling characteristics, along with transmitting equipment on and inside homes and buildings.
There is another web-based appeal to world governments entitled the “International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and Space” which, as of November 15, 2019, was signed by 178,000 scientists, doctors, and institutions from 206 nations asking governments and world governing bodies to address these health and safety issues. The number of signatories increases each day, and details can be found on their website.
Although there is little, if any, visible political or mainstream media reaction to this in the USA, there are other little-publicized facts that should wake us up to the truth that there are some serious issues here that are not being addressed in the USA but are resulting in reactions in other countries.
The city of Brussels, home to the European Parliament, has placed a moratorium on the introduction of 5G technology, the mayor of the city stating that the inhabitants of Brussels will not be used as “human guinea pigs.”
In Russia, the Ministry of Defense has refused to use 5G frequencies.
The mayor of Haifa in Israel has banned Wi-Fi in schools to protect children from excessive electromagnetic radiation and has advised all schools to have wired internet.
There are also serious efforts to delay the introduction of 5G because of health fears in Germany, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, and Austria.
Extensive details of all these actions can be found on the Environmental Health Trust website.
So, what is the situation is the USA?
There are numerous cities in the USA fighting the introduction of 5G infrastructures. One of them is Palm Beach, Florida, home to many of the wealthiest people in the world, including our current president. They have placed a moratorium on the unregulated installation of the 5G infrastructure in their city. The infrastructure for 5G is vast and overwhelming, and the local officials give this as the reason for the moratorium.
5G is not just upgrading your 4G system by giving it more power so it is faster. It is a totally new technology with hardware developed specifically for 5G enabling it to drive the “Internet of Things.” Everything will be connected to the internet. Digital devices and routers, meters measuring electricity, gas, and water usage (so called “smart meters”), along with every electrical appliance in your environment—including your self-driving car—will be wirelessly connected. In fact, if you agree to being chipped, like over 3000 people in Sweden have done, then you can also become part of this Internet of Things.
As 5G microwaves do not travel through objects such as buildings or walls, there need to be miniature cell towers called Small Cells situated every 250 yards throughout entire cities and rural areas. These use very small antennas so, unlike the standard cell towers, they can be placed on existing utility poles or flagpoles and even disguised as cactuses, which they already are. There will need to be at least 800,000 of these small cell towers by 2026 in the US alone; there are already at least 13,000 of them.
Up to 30,000 satellites are to be launched to further saturate our environment with these electromagnetic frequencies, so 5G will be available anywhere on earth. Approximately 4000 have already been launched, which are already interfering with astronomers’ views of the heavens. You will be living in this environment, which has been aptly termed “electrosmog,” and you will not be able to escape it.
How did all this come about, and why do the powers that be in the USA appear to be ignoring the calls by thousands of highly educated physicians and scientists to calm down a bit and look at the very serious concerns that many of them have been voicing for years?
Well, as usual, we follow the money. The 5G telecoms industry is estimated to be worth $1.46 Trillion in 2020, as long as there are no delays in the rollout, and competition, like China, is dealt with. That is trillion with a T!
Tom Wheeler, who was head of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (the CTIA, one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in Washington DC), and subsequently of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the following: “The US will lead the world in 5G, as there will be no delay to implementation caused by unnecessary safety testing and government regulation.” Personally, I find this statement to be very alarming and would have hoped that regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would have stepped in with an attitude of just hang on a minute.
Instead, this was prevented by total deregulation of the telecommunications industry.
Since the independent research studies relating cell phone use to brain cancer started to become more publicly available on the internet in the late 1990s, the US government was successfully lobbied to allow the telecommunications industry to become deregulated. Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, signed by then president Bill Clinton, gave all regulation to the FCC and the telecoms industry itself. There is no legal requirement for public health safety data. There is no involvement of the FDA or the EPA.
The FCC, in conjunction with the CTIA, spends millions of dollars to reassure the US citizenry that there is nothing to fear from the unregulated introduction of these much higher frequency electromagnetic waves into our environment. Statements like it’s “just pseudo science” and the “jury is still out” are used to sow doubt on any scientific study that should cause concern, and scientists who refute the validity of studies seem to be easily found.
Tactics such as these are reminiscent of those of the PR firm Hill and Knowlton, who successfully suppressed the information that smoking caused lung cancer for at least 20 years. How many cases of lung cancer could have been avoided if Big Tobacco had not paid them millions to cover up the facts?
Interestingly, when I went to find Dr. Moskowitz’s op-ed recently in Scientific American, a search of his name sent me to an article by David Robert Grimes, who charged Dr. Moskowitz with quoting pseudo science. This was in fact a direct attack on his integrity. An internet search on David Grimes will take you to a number of blogs written by highly qualified scientists, which classify him as a spokesman for Big Pharma on the alleged safety of vaccines and a voice for the industry. Perhaps he is now one of the voices for the telecoms industry as well.
Massive organizations can be influenced by money, as they all depend on funding. As long ago as 2011, the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer classified all WIFI (wireless nonionizing radiation) as a possible human carcinogen. The National Institute of Health (NIH) also stated that cell phone radiation should be classified as a possible carcinogen. Both organizations have never retracted or updated these statements, although the evidence for the dangerous health effects has increased substantially over the years.
In February of 2018, the NIH released results of studies done on rats exposed to radiofrequency radiation equivalent to that of 2G and 3G phones, showing the male rats developed a statistically significant number of malignant heart tumors called Schwannomas. These results were contested by certain scientists, and the public was informed in the mainstream media that they had not been interpreted correctly. Doubt was sown. The latest review by independent scientists, however, says the results were good, not flawed, and there was a real risk. Interestingly, this has not been brought to the public’s attention by the mainstream media.
The small print issued with your new cell phone gives you explicit information on how to limit your exposure to cell phone radiation, like using the ear pieces or speakerphone, or holding the phone a certain distance away from your head. Why would they inform you to limit your exposure if it was safe?
Why are there are no insurance companies willing to supply cell phone makers with liability insurance related to health issues?
Multiple lawsuits have been brought against multinational telecommunication companies for causing brain cancer. The first case was David Reynard v NEC Corporation in 1992. Details of subsequent litigation can be found on the Environmental Health Trust website under Cell Phone Mediation and Litigation.
The California Brain Tumor Organization website confirms that there are thousands of medical and scientific papers published that show that the nonthermal microwave radiation (NIR), more commonly referred to as electromagnetic radiation, used in cell phones and cordless phones is extremely harmful to humans—especially young ones with developing brains. They also state that the FCC regulations are useless because they only look at thermal (heating) effects.
Other studies show there is an increase in the incidence of thyroid gland tumors. The thyroid gland, found at the front of the neck, is obviously an organ being exposed to higher levels of cell phone radiation.
Cell phone electromagnetic radiation has been shown to directly damage DNA. The mechanism by which the damage is caused is that the DNA acts as a fractal antenna when it is exposed to the microwave environment. Simply put, this means that the DNA is subjected to vibration which damages its structure. It is not a great feat of deductive reasoning to be concerned that higher frequency electromagnetic waves, also called the millimeter waves, of 5G will increase this effect and therefore the damage to DNA.
Many other effects of microwaves on the brain have been studied. For example, significant changes in brain chemicals adversely affect memory, learning, and stress levels, especially in children.
The permitted electromagnetic frequencies in the USA have been increased by a factor of 50, from a maximum of 6GHz for 4G to a range from 30GHz to 300GHz for 5G.
So in conclusion let us consider these questions.
Are all these thousands of studies and hundreds of highly educated scientists just plain wrong, and there is nothing to worry about?
Is the lack of liability insurance for cell phones causing adverse health effects just an oversight?
Does your government really have your best interests at heart?
This is not fear mongering. These are just simple, sensible questions we need to address for our sake before we and our children are harmed. If you are at all concerned about your own or your children’s health in the future, I encourage you to do your own research and find the answers for yourself.
If you agree that caution is advised, then call or write to your congressman or other representative. Present them with evidence, and ask them to act.
When there is so much evidence that Wi-Fi already causes serious adverse health effects, is it really OK to introduce these much higher frequencies into the environment with total disregard for the possible consequences?
Hyperlinks and references can be found below.
Dr. Tony Parkes
Hyperlinks / References
1. Scientific American–op-ed by Dr. Moskowitz, PhD
2. United Nations Environment Appeal by EMF doctors press release. Appeal submitted to UNEP July 22, 2019
3. Stop 5G on Earth and in Space Appeal
4. City of Brussels bans 5G
5. Mayor of Haifa bans 5G in schools
6. Environmental Health Trust: List of countries and towns which have or are in the process of stopping the rollout of 5G
7. Palm Beach exempts itself from 5G laws
8. Extremely high frequencies, millimeter waves, 300GHz in USA
9. 5G satellite launches to be in excess of 20,000
10. Tom Wheeler’s speech stating total disregard for regulations and health safety issues with the introduction of 5G
11. Bioinitiative report: Sweden
12. Unacceptable face of Science blog re David Grimes
13. Cell phones and Thyroid cancer
14. National Institute of Health: NTP study 2018 linking cancer to cell phones
15. Clear evidence of cell phone cancer risk: referring to the argument about the 2018 study results
16. Talk on brain tumors and cell phones in association with the California Brain Tumor Association, which tells you the jury is not out
17. High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats.
News release Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:45 EST
18. US National Library of Medicine – PubMed.gov
DNA is a fractal antenna in electromagnetic fields.
Int J Radiot Biol 2011 Apr 87(4) 409-15
19. Military Medical Research 2015 – 2-4
Effects of microwave radiation on brain energy metabolism and related mechanisms
20. Chipped Swedes