The Coming 5G Technology
the asbestos of the 21st century?
- Compiled by Michael Dawson -
What is 5G?
- 2min video
Big promises, unknown risks - 2min video
have helped persuade several Swiss cantons
in Geneva, Vaud,
Fribourg and Neuchatel to postpone the construction of antennae as
Municipalities of Italy
are Officially Stopping Densified
Australia is in the process of installing 5G technology. It is
being touted as a wonderful advance. But the truth is many eminent
scientists are expressing grave concerns about the
Because I share the real concerns of these scientists I have
compiled below a summary of material about it so you can
make informed choices.
My career was in teaching electronics. I specialised in teaching
engineers to repair marine and military radars which radiated super
5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet
connectivity and have much faster downloads than 4G. The G stands
5G in the 26-28GHz band has a shorter range than 4G, meaning a
big increase in the number of aerials (small cells) so their signals
can reach customers. Millions of aerials are expected to be
installed in the USA.
5G will use spectrum in the existing LTE frequency range (600 MHz to
6 GHz) and also in millimetre wave bands (24–86 GHz).
Telstra begins the roll out
of 5G in Australia
Is 5G coming to your area? Has it already arrived?
Enter your address (Australia only) in this Telstra
From the Telstra website:
The initial radio frequencies that will be used for 5G in
Australia are 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz which are in the existing mobile
band. In future years radio frequencies in the
mmWave band at 26-28GHz are expected to be used for 5G in
Telstra, Optus and Virgin 4G use frequencies up to 2.6GHz
This is relatively good news for the moment as these frequencies are
less harmful than the proposed 26-28GHz (which some 5G networks are
now using in the USA) which are millimetre wavelength and worry many
scientists. But don’t forget studies show that 4G can cause
harm now - see below.
So, at the moment Telstra has only increased the danger level a
little (2.6GHz to 3.6GHz) but "In future years” they will jump
to the much more potentially dangerous 24-26 GHz band which has
limited range requiring more aerials.
More aerials means greater exposure to the radiation and thus
greater danger to our bodies. Small aerials/cells will be
installed every few houses.
As the frequency of EME (electromagnetic energy) radiation increases
so does its energy and it effects on plants,
insects, animals and humans.
With more aerials and higher frequency what are the health hazards?
Many are sounding warnings including Frank Clegg:
Former President Of Microsoft
Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies 11min
YouTube video - highly recommended
safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia and
Why does Lloyds of
London insurance company refuse to insure Big
- the asbestos of the 21st century?
The reason I included the phrase “asbestos of the 21st century” is
that some insurance companies (the most famous of which is
Lloyds of London) have made headlines by
refusing to insure Big Wireless (the telecommunication corporate
conglomerate) against Wi-Fi and 5G-related illnesses. The
Lloyd’s report compares these wireless technologies with asbestos,
in that the early research on asbestos was “inconclusive” and only
later did it become obvious to anyone paying attention that asbestos
Telstra’s website declares that present and future 5G networks are
well within international safety guidelines.
Safety standards for phones were set over 20 years ago based on
thermal and not biological tests. A mannequin head called SAM
(specific anthropomorphic mannequin) filled with a mix of water,
salt and sugar is subjected with the maximum amount of EMF radiation
that can ever come off your phone and measuring how much that
radiation is heating its brain.
If the temperature rise is 2°C** or less it is considered safe and
the SAR (specific absorption rate) will fall within the FCC’s
guidelines. This SAR rating is a measure of how much average
radiation is being absorbed by human tissue.
The head they used is larger than 97% of all cell phone users. The
EMF (electromagnetic field) source was held at least 5mm (half inch)
away from the head at a 15 deg angle. Who uses a phone like that?
Once the phone is held against the body (e.g. the ear, inside the
bra, strapped to the arm) the safety limit is exceeded. Most
cell phones exceed safety limits 1.6-3.7 times within the European
standards and up to 11 times within the U.S. (FCC) standards when
held against the body. If you can discover the fine print on cell
phone instructions they tell you not to hold the phone against the
body. The danger is worse for children as their skulls are thinner
and their brains smaller resulting in much deeper penetration of
EMFs into the brain.
The FCC in the USA regulates all wireless devices and products
associated with them. Unfortunately the FCC is made up of previous
telecoms executives, lawyers and engineers. There are no scientists
or doctors which you would expect to be involved with the regulation
of potentially harmful products.The FCC guidelines are 20 years out
of date without any major significant improvements. Countries such
as China, Russia, Italy and Switzerland have safety guidelines 100
times safer for their citizens. The FCC guidelines are based on
small, short term infrequent exposure. They do not worry about the
accumulated effects from multiple devices, they don’t measure
or monitor exposure 24 hours a day, for seven days a week, and they
have no special considerations for children, pregnant women or those
who have shown environmental sensitivity to wireless radiation. The
telecoms industry is self policing.
Frank Clegg, former president
of Microsoft Canada.
** “But why 2°C? The original
researcher who developed the SAR ratings, Om P. Gandhi of the
University of Utah, observed that rats whose brain temperature rose
by more than 2°C suddenly stopped eating.” (from: The Non-Tinfoil
Guide to EMFs – How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology by Nicolas
damage has now been conclusively proved at temperatures
well below these thermal limits. This damage includes lowered
fertility, insomnia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and major changes
in brain structure in animals - cellular DNA damage, oxidative
stress, hormonal disruption, cancer and much more.
Scientific Research On 5G, 4G Small Cells, Wireless Radiation And
page from EHT lists important research on 5G, millimeter
waves, cellular antennas, the environment and human health.
Resources on the Health Risks of Wi-Fi in Schools
page from EHT maintains a large compilation of resources on
Wi-Fi and cell phones in schools. It is continuously updated a few
times a year.
Wi-Fi In Schools, Wireless Radiation Health Impacts And Practical
WiFi in school resources - information and action tool kit from EHT
- click here
Evidence of the risks to children fron smartphones and WiFi radio
frequency radiation - click here
Professor Tom Butler
EMF and Autism
In one study by reducing
exposure to radio waves ........ "The results such
simple changes can have in some autistic children are incredible.
80% of the children get better in just 2 weeks."
Investigate Europe: "Real
5G Issues Overshadowed by Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories”
safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia
and New Zealand.
Should our safety rely on when rats stop eating
or on proven biological research?
The Environmental Health Center-Dallas
blind tests providing strong evidence to the fact that
electromagnetic field sensitivity exists and under
environmentally controlled conditions can be shown to create
symptom responses in patients with EMF sensitivity.
EMF sensitivity symptoms include heart rate irregularities,
fatigue, headache, tingling, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, skin
sensitivity, eye irritation, muscle aches, chronic fatigue,
memory loss and confusion.
France: Wi-Fi off in schools when not in use. Banned cell phones for
children. New national law.
Belgium: Banned cell phones for children
Israel: Wi-Fi to be removed from all Haifa schools (2016)
India: Exposure limits lowered to one tenth of ICNIRP level.
Wi-Fi banned for pre school/kinder garden: France, Ghent Belgium and
•Hawaii County Council, which
represents the entire Big Island of Hawaii and over 200,000
overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for wireless
companies to halt 5G deployments due to health and
What do they know that we don’t in Australia?
Write to the government
your elected officials about 5G
This site has a prepared letter to send to our elected
representatives in Australia. It automatically fills in their email
addresses once you supply your details
Two petitions from scientists and doctors
1. 2015 - More
than 220 of the worlds leading scientists signed an
appeal to the WHO and the United Nations to protect public health
from wireless radiation.
“the weight of evidence reported in peer-reviewed, scientific
studies strongly supports greater precautionary measures be taken to
reduce or eliminate EMF (Electromagnetic
field) exposure...” “Numerous recent scientific
publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels
well below most international and national guidelines.
Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in
harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional
changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits,
neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general
- European Journal of Oncology, 2015
2. 2017 - Over
180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries sent
a declaration to officials of the European Commission
demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell antennas for planned
5G expansion. Concerns over health effects from higher radiation
exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and
“We recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation,
5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health
and the environment have been fully investigated by
scientists independent from industry...RF-EMF has been proven
to be harmful for humans and the environment. -2017 5G
Fire fighters in the USA block cell towers on
Fire fighters in Sacramento, California have reported
neurological damage including memory problems and confusion after
new generation 5G cell towers that were installed outside their fire
station. The fire station cell tower measured at 1 to 2/1000th
of the allowable FCC limit of non-ionising radiation. That means
towers could be almost 1000 times more powerful than the
level the firefighters were exposed to. The firefighters claimed the
symptoms stopped when they relocated to stations nearby.
Here is the 5m news video which features the fire fighters -"Blocking Cell Towers Near
Fire Stations - Not Schools"
In 2010 the International Association of Fire Fighters passed a
resolution to call for a moratorium on cell towers placed on fire
station roofs. Fire fighters claimed they could no longer function
without severe headache, inability to sleep, and foggy thinking. And
this was happening well before 5G. American legislation does not
allow these cell towers to be removed on environmental grounds but
the power of the firefighter's lobby allowed for exemptions to cell
towers on fire stations.
Dr. Gunnar Heuser conducted
a pilot study on fire fighters at a station with cell towers. He
found fire fighters started to experience memory problems,
intermittent confusion and weakness. Abnormal brain function was
found in all of the firefighters. Their brain scans showed cell
Firefighters Wake Up Call To Us All
Unions Opposing Cell Towers
Two articles from EHT
"In nearly every community around the world where wireless Smart
Meters have been installed, a percentage of residents complain of
health effects that started after installation. The residents often
did not know that smart meters had been installed. The most common
Decreased immune function
Decreased cognitive function"
Risks Posed By Smart Meters
This page on EHT's website gives facts about Smart Meters.
Take Back our Power
An expose of Smart meters (Vimeo) - also on YouTube - 1hr
The Role Of Utility Meters In
Mass Surveillance - 10m
Blood Analysis - Observable Effects of RF/MW Radiation via Smart
This 3 minute video shows the effects on blood when three people are
exposed to smart meter radiation at a distance of one foot for 2
How to protect yourself.
"One company that kept showing up as top
recommendations during my research was Smart
Meter Covers, started by a guy from Arizona."
Blocking smart meter
meter radiation pt.2
These two videos test a smart meter shield outside and inside a
Smart meter radiation is at
A short clip from the documentary - Take Back Your Power
Effects of living within 300m
of transmitting aerial
2002 study by Santini & colleagues of 270 men and 260
women living within 300m of a base station graphically shows the
symptoms they experienced which got stronger the nearer they lived
to the mast - reported by Magda Havas on the ABC Catalyst programme
The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of
by Nicolas Pineault Nov 1, 2017
Bees, Butterflies And
Wildlife: Research On Electromagnetic Fields And The
Electromagnetic fields from power lines, cell
phones, cell towers and wireless impacts the birds, bees,
wildlife and our environment.
5G Frequencies are Highly Absorbed into Insects - Especially
“Exposure of Insects to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
from 2 to 120 GHz” published in Scientific Reports is the first
study to investigate how insects (including the Western
honeybee) absorb the higher frequencies (2 GHz to 120 GHz) to be
used in the 4G/5G rollout. The scientific simulations showed
increases in absorbed power between 3% to 370% when the insects
were exposed to the frequencies. Researchers concluded, “This
could lead to changes in insect behaviour, physiology, and
morphology over time….” (Thielens 2018)
Study Links Bee Decline
to Cell Phones - CNN
This 3.5min video includes evidence to show how cell phone
radiation stopped honey production, egg production by the queen
bee halved and the size of the hive was dramatically reduced.
from EHT is just a small example of the critical
research that has been done on this issue.
On The Adverse Effect Of Wireless Technology
And Electromagnetic Radiation On Bees
Radio frequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone
In this study we found a high-level damage in trees within the
vicinity of phone masts.
Studies Strongly Suggest Wireless Radiation Is Harming Our
September 18, 2020
Thousands of 5G
satellites are being launched into low level orbits
“In 2019, at least eight companies and
governments are competing to send up fleets of from 150 to
42,000 satellites each. They are for 5G, the Internet of Things,
and to provide high speed Internet to every square inch of the
Earth. The Earth’s electromagnetic envelope—the
magnetosphere—will be massively polluted. Millions of pulsed,
modulated digital signals covering 80 GHz of spectrum will be
emitted day and night into the magnetosphere by tens of
thousands of satellites, each emitting multiple laser-like beams
directed at the surface of the Earth. This will have several
kinds of effects: (a) the direct radiation arriving at the
ground; (b) pollution of the global electrical circuit; and (c)
alteration of the magnetosphere itself.”
Extracted from this report
How to protect
•This book does an excellent job of covering the research and
presenting it in a clear and often humorous way.
It includes chapters on protecting yourself from radiation.
Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of
by Nicolas Pineault Nov 1, 2017
•Dr. Devra Davis heads the respected Environmental Health Trust
(EHT) which contains a wealth of information on the subject of
for some very useful fact sheets about protecting yourself,
family and home.
• EHT has released
to raise awareness on cell phone and wireless
• There are firms in Australia and other countries that offer
services to screen your home from radiation. Special paints are
available to block radiation.
There are cheaper solutions using
especially if grounded. If a 5G aerial
appears outside your house the walls facing the aerial can be
covered in kitchen foil and windows can be covered with special
cutains that block the radiation but allow 95% of the light
through. Of course, special paints that block rdiation and can
be painted over will look much more pleasing but they are
Note; there is an increasing number of items being sold stating
they give you or your home protection from wireless radiation.
e.g. energy braceletes, pendants, stones,
harmonisers, stickers erc. Unless the seller can produce
independent laboratory research that show they work I would
advise against buying them. - Michael
Resources to share from EHT
here to download a PDF with links to short fact sheets you can
Truth About 5G - Is It Worth the Risks? free PDF
An excellent overview of the dangers of radiation from WiFi and
smart phones was shown in 2016 by the ABC's Catalyst programme.
Some months later the whole team that produced it was fired.
Catalyst Wi Fried
A higher definition video can be viewed on Vimeo
I just watched (Aug 2020) the
ABC Four corners programme “The truth about 5G” and was left
feeling somewhat depressed about what has happened to the ABC.
They interviewed a number of organisations and scientists who
declared 5G was harmless, one compared it to an AM radio and
stressed people have always feared innovation and get carried away
with conspiracy theories. I was waiting for them to interview an
equal number of scientists and doctors who had peer reviewed
research showing the potential harm of 5G. Instead they
interviewed a 5G Facegroup organiser, never asked a serious
question about safety and tried to discredit her. What happened to
the independent, impartial ABC? Another captured organisation?
These documentaries are also recommended:
This video examines the health risks of smart phones and cell
5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane by Dr. Martin Pall,
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Medical Sciences at
Washington University Aug, 2018
university study into 5G wireless technology declared the
upcoming roll-out of the 5G wireless technology to be a “massive
health experiment” that has not been properly tested by authorities.
Highly qualified World Health Organization advisor Dr.
Anthony Miller’s statement on the dangers of EMF radiation:
Dr. Anthony Miller: Radio Frequency Radiation, Cancer and Cell
Towers Statement to School District
5G Faces Global Opposition
As Health Concerns Mount
5G in Five Minutes (video)
What is 5G?
- 2min video
5G mass-experiment: Big promises, unknown risks - 2min video
safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia and