What they fail to mention about 5G
Dear Sir, — On 24th February, the BBC announced to the world, via an article on its website, that Ofcom had tested the UK 5G network and found that it was safe, because it was “well within safety limits”.
This is a piece of blatant propaganda repeating bogus science intended to mislead the public.
It quote the Ofcom report: “The highest result they found for the 5G band was 0.039% of the recommended exposure limit.”
But what they fail to mention is that the power level of the transmitter is adjustable.
When the transmitter is first switched on they use a low power level and then after a couple of weeks they issue a PR statement saying it was switched on and everything is just fine. Move along there, nothing to see.
Then, they gradually ramp up the power over a period of months until people start complaining or notice dead birds in the vicinity.
Then they back it off a little for a few weeks and repeat the process. So it is important to take regular EMF readings over a period of time to record the progressive power increase. Complaints are important. If people don’t bother to complain the power will be progressively ramped up.
They also do not tell you that the “recommended exposure limit” is a joke that does not take biological effects into consideration or that many nations, including Russia, Switzerland and Austria have abandoned 5G, setting far lower limits for their citizens on the advice of their doctors and scientific experts.
What they also fail to mention is that so called 5G in the UK and indeed throughout the world is not using millimetre waves as yet due to technical difficulties but is using sub 6GHz frequencies with massive MIMO arrays.
These lower frequencies penetrate further than millimetre waves; the small cells are much closer to the public than previous cell towers. 4G was never intended to be transmitted so close to the public.
Also phased arrays magnify the effective radiated power — all of which make this “so-called 5G” more dangerous than 4G. If we are not using millimetre wave frequencies then they cannot say 5G is safe because they are not testing real 5G as it will eventually be used.
They also mislead in the article by using the following ridiculous analogy: “The World Health Organization, meanwhile, classified radio frequency radiation as a ‘possible carcinogenic’. That puts it in the same category as pickled vegetables or talcum powder but not as dangerous as alcohol or processed meat.”
Talcum powder has definitely caused many cases of cancer resulting in lawsuits and all these substances are optional and can be avoided whereas EMFs are an unavoidable environmental pollutant just like air pollution.
The WHO classification was also made prior to the most recent damning NTP study results which according to senior NTP scientist Dr John Bucher show that “the link between radio frequency radiation and tumours is real and external experts agree”.
Ofcom has been vigorously promoting 5G; not surprisingly . There is a conflict of interest because the Government (Ofcom) does the frequency allocation and the companies pay a vast amount of money to the Government in licensing fees.
In return for the licensing revenue the Government turns a blind eye to the health issues.
It could be another 30 years before the Government is forced to acknowledge the problem like they did with lung cancer and its link to smoking. By which time the costs to the NHS of chronic illness, excessive cancer rates and electrohypersensitivity will be astronomical.
A hit piece by the BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones said that 5G campaigners were making links between the coronavirus outbreak and 5G in Wuhan.
As EMFs are thought to damage the immune system it makes logical sense to speculate what impact living in a smart city might have on the population’s resistance to infections. I am sure the severe air pollution in Wuhan doesn’t help either!
The BBC would have you believe that anti-5G campaigners are irrational because “they have expressed similar fears about previous technologies”. That is because EMFs, whether they are 2G, 3G, 4G or Wi- Fi all have health effects.
He talks of campaigners “pressurising a school to shut down its wi-fi network”. Children are far more vulnerable to EMFs than adults and wi-fi has been banned or restricted in schools in several countries including France, Russia and Israel.
The Council of Europe warns about installing routers in schools. In many schools, wi-fi routers are attached to the ceiling of the classroom. This may be particularly risky, because the router uses microwave radiation to transmit its device ID continuously, even when there is not a single wireless device connected to it.
Councils and campaigners have been calling for evidence 5G is safe. Ofcom and the BBC can say what they like but these Ofcom tests are not it! There is no evidence that 5G is safe. — Yours faithfully,
• Birds: 5G killing birds would appear to be a hoax spread by John Kuhles, who runs several anti-5G conspiracy websites. He alleged unexplained deaths of starlings at a park in The Hague, Netherlands, were linked to a test of a 5G network. The bird deaths occurred, but no-one knows why. A 5G test did occur in an area of the park but it was for one day only, and was not followed by birds dying. Also, no mechanism exists that would explain how it could have affected only starlings and no other birds or animals.
• Countries banning 5G: Mr Kuhles’s lies are a shame, because they cast doubt on more legitimate concerns.
In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries have warned about the danger of 5G. Dr L Hardell, professor of Oncology at Örebro University in Sweden said: “The telecom industry is trying to roll out technology that may have very real, unintended harmful consequences. We are very concerned that the increase in radiation exposure by 5G leads to damage that cannot be reversed.”
Austria: a letter sent by the Swiss environment agency to the country’s cantonal governments at the end of January called time on the use of all new 5G towers, the Financial Times reported. The agency is responsible for providing the cantons with safety criteria against which telecoms operators’ radiation emissions can be judged. The agency said it could not provide universal criteria without further testing of the impact of 5G radiation.
Switzerland: Responding to a report in the Financial Times, a representative of the Federal Office for the Environment in Switzerland admitted it had written to the nation’s 26 regional authorities, known as cantons, regarding the placement of 5G equipment. However, the representative said an FT assertion the communication called on cantons to put planning permission for next-generation equipment on ice was “misleading”. “The letter … does not contain any recommendation to stop the permitting of 5G base stations” the representative said. “Rather, it sets out how the cantons can proceed with the permitting of 5G and adaptive antennas until … enforcement aid on adaptive antennas is available.”
Russia: Vladimir Putin has “instructed in the coming years to organise in Russia access to high-speed internet and start operation of the fifth-generation communication systems (5G),” according to state news outlet TASS.
Russia is attempting to undermine trust in 5G, according to a New York Times report. Russian broadcaster RT America was said to be stoking health-related 5G disinformation in an effort to delay other countries while Russia prepared to belatedly launch the new technology.
• John Bucher, a senior scientist with the US National Toxicology Program, did find evidence linking high levels of cellphone radiation exposure to certain types of cancer in rodents, but he stressed: “The exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cellphone.” He said the mice were also exposed to radiation across their whole bodies, which is not what happens in people, who receive local exposure to the specific area where they hold the phone.
• Wifi has been banned in nurseries, schools, kindergartens and childcare centres across France that cater for children under the age of six. In primary schools, wifi points in classrooms must be disabled when not in use, national frequencies regulator, L’Agence Nationale des Fréquences has said.