The three top wireless safety stories in 2019 were …
1) widespread public opposition to the rollout of 5G;
2) revision of national and international radio frequency radiation exposure limits, and
3) cell phones that exceed the safety limits.
The fifth generation of cellphone technology, 5G, was launched this year with fanfare and considerable hype. Hundreds of scientists and medical doctors opposed the rollout of this new technology due to the absence of safety testing.
Thousands of wireless safety advocates in the U.S. and many other nations have organized opposition to the deployment of this technology which requires installation of millions of “small cell” antennas.
In addition to microwaves, in many countries 5G for the first time will expose the population and environment to millimeter waves from cell antennas in their neighborhoods as well as a new generation of wireless devices.
Devra Davis. 5G: The Unreported Global Threat. Medium, May 18, 2019.
Joel Moskowitz. We Have No Reason to Believe 5G is Safe. Scientific American, October 17, 2019.
Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure Limits Revised by the ICNIRP and the FCC
This year the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed revised safety limits for radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure that ignore or dismiss most of the research published since the original guidelines were adopted in the 1990’s. The revised exposure limits fail to regulate low intensity RFR exposures that have been found to cause harm to humans and other species in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies.
More than 240 scientists who have published over 2,000 papers and letters in professional journals on electromagnetic fields believe that national and international RFR exposure limits are inadequate to protect human health.
As part of a project called, “The 5G Mass Experiment,” Investigate Europe, a team of investigative journalists from the European Union (EU),