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Frightening Frequencies: The Dangers of 5G & What You Can Do About Them

By Jody McCutcheon

As the old saying goes, give us an inch and inevitably we’ll want a mile. And certainly, this sentiment is true with technology.

Who doesn’t want faster, bigger (or smaller), more efficient? Take wireless mobile telecommunications. Our current broadband cellular network platform, 4G (or fourth generation), allows us to transmit data faster than 3G and everything that preceded. We can access information faster now than ever before in history. What more could we want? Oh, yes, transmission speeds powerful enough to accommodate the (rather horrifying) so-called  Internet of Things. Which brings us to 5G.

Until now, mobile broadband networks have been designed to meet the needs of people. But 5G has been created with machines’ needs in mind, offering low-latency, high-efficiency data transfer. It achieves this by breaking data down into smaller packages, allowing for faster transmission times. Whereas 4G has a fifty-millisecond delay, 5G data transfer will offer a mere one-millisecond delay–we humans won’t notice the difference, but it will permit machines to achieve near-seamless communication. Which in itself  may open a whole Pandora’s box of trouble for us – and our planet.

 

Dangers of 5G

More bandwidth – more dangers of 5G

Let’s start with some basic background on 5G technology. Faster processing speeds require more bandwidth, yet our current frequency bandwidths are quickly becoming saturated. The idea behind 5G is to use untapped bandwidth of the extremely high-frequency millimeter wave (MMW), between 30GHz and 300GHz, in addition to some lower and mid-range frequencies.

High-frequency MMWs travel a short distance. Furthermore, they don’t travel well through buildings and tend to be absorbed by rain and plants, leading to signal interference. Thus, the necessary infrastructure would require many smaller, barely noticeable cell towers situated closer together, with more input and output ports than there are on the much larger, easier to see 4G towers. This would likely result in wireless antennas every few feet, on every lamp post and utility pole in your neighbourhood.

Here are some numbers to put things into perspective: as of 2015, there were 308,000 wireless antennas on cell towers and buildings. That’s double the 2002 number. Yet 5G would require exponentially more, smaller ones, placed much closer together, with each emitting bursts of radiofrequency radiation (RFR)–granted, at levels much lower than that of today’s 4G cell towers–that will be much harder to avoid because these towers will be ubiquitous. If we could see the RFR, it would look like a smog that’s everywhere, all the time.

Dangers of 5G

Serious health concerns

First, it’s important to know that in 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified RFR as a potential 2B carcinogen and specified that the use of mobile phones could lead to specific forms of brain   tumors.

Many studies have associated low-level RFR exposure with a litany of health effects, including:

  • DNA single and double-strand breaks (which leads to cancer)
  • oxidative damage (which leads to tissue deterioration and premature ageing)
  • disruption of cell metabolism
  • increased blood-brain barrier permeability
  • melatonin reduction (leading to insomnia and increasing cancer risks)
  • disruption of brain glucose metabolism
  • generation of stress proteins (leading to myriad diseases)

As mentioned, the new 5G technology utilizes higher-frequency MMW bands, which give off the same dose of radiation as airport scanners. The effects of this radiation on public health have yet to undergo the rigours of long-term testing. Adoption of 5G will mean more signals carrying more energy through the high-frequency spectrum, with more transmitters located closer to people’s homes and workplaces–basically a lot more (and more potent) RFR flying around us. It’s no wonder that apprehension exists over potential risks, to both human and environmental health.

Perhaps the strongest concern involves adverse effects of MMWs on human skin. This letter to the Federal Communications Commission, from Dr Yael Stein of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, outlines the main points. Over ninety percent of microwave radiation is absorbed by the epidermis and dermis layers, so human skin basically acts as an absorbing sponge for microwave radiation. Disquieting as this may sound, it’s generally considered acceptable so long as the violating wavelengths are greater than the skin layer’s dimensions. But MMW’s violate this condition.

Furthermore, the sweat ducts in the skin’s upper layer act like helical antennas, which are specialized antennas constructed specifically to respond to electromagnetic fields. With millions of sweat ducts, and 5G’s increased RFR needs, it stands to reason that our bodies will become far more conductive to this radiation. The full ramifications of this fact are presently unclear, especially for more vulnerable members of the public (e.g., babies, pregnant women, the elderly), but this technology

Furthermore, MMWs may cause our pain receptors to flare up in recognition of the waves as damaging stimuli. Consider that the US Department of Defense already uses a crowd-dispersal method called the Active Denial System, in which MMWs are directed at crowds to make their skin feel like it’s burning, and also has the ability to basically microwave populations to death from afar with this technology if they choose to do so. And the telecommunications industry wants to fill our atmosphere with MMWs?

Other distressing research

Unfortunately, innocent animals have already been the victims of testing to see MMW’s effects on living cells. Extrapolating the results from animal testing to humans isn’t straightforward, but the results nonetheless raise some serious red flags. Perhaps most significantly, a US National Toxicology Program study noted that male rats exposed to RFR for nine hours a day over two years developed rare forms of tumours in the brain and heart, and rats of both sexes developed DNA damage.

The researchers noted that the increased risk to the rats was relatively small; but if these findings translate to humans, the widespread increase in cellphone use could have a significant impact on populations. Thus the NTP study served to renew the debate about the potential harmful effects of cellphones on human health. Not only that, it caused a significant shift in the American Cancer Society’s understanding of radiation and cancer, and sparked them to state that our ignorance of RFR’s impact on human health could be compared to our previous obliviousness to the connection between smoking and lung cancer.

Other animal research worldwide illustrates how microwave radiation in general and MMW’s in particular can damage the eyes and immune system, cell growth rate, even bacterial resistance. An experiment at the Medical Research Institute of Kanazawa Medical University showed that 60GHz millimeter-wave antennas produce thermal injuries in rabbit eyes, with thermal effects reaching below the eye’s surface. This study, meanwhile, suggests low-level MMW’s caused lens opacity–a precursor to cataracts–in rats’ eyes. A Chinese study demonstrated that eight hours’ of microwave radiation damaged rabbits’ lens epithelial cells. A Pakistani study concluded that exposure to mobile phone EMF prevented chicken embryo retinal cells from properly differentiating.

This Russian study revealed that exposing healthy mice to low-intensity, extremely high-frequency electromagnetic radiation severely compromised their immune systems. And a 2016 Armenian study concluded that low-intensity MMW’s not only depressed the growth of E. coli and other bacteria, but also changed certain properties and activity levels of the cells. The same Armenian study noted that MMW interaction with bacteria could lead to antibiotic resistance–distressing news, considering immunity to bacteria is already compromised due to the overuse of antibiotics.

Again, if these findings translate to humans, our rampant cellphone use would likely cause profound, adverse health effects; an increase in MMW’s as more bandwidth is introduced could further complicate the matter. But what’s also important to note here is that 5G technologies will not only have a profound impact on human health, but on the health of all living organisms it touches, including plants, as we shall see.

5G harms the planet, too

Equally disturbing, 5G technology puts environmental health at risk in a number of ways. First, MMWs may pose a serious threat to plant health. This 2010 study showed that the leaves of aspen seedlings exposed to RFR exhibited symptoms of necrosis, while another Armenian study suggested low-intensity MMW’s cause “peroxidase isoenzyme spectrum changes”–basically a stress response that damages cells–in wheat shoots. Plant irradiation is bad news for the planet’s flora, but it’s bad news for us, too: it could contaminate our food supply.

Second, the 5G infrastructure would pose a threat to our planet’s atmosphere. Network implementation will require the deployment of many, short-lifespan satellites via suborbital rockets propelled by hydrocarbon rocket engines. According to this 2010 California study, launching too many of these babies will vomit enough black carbon into the atmosphere to pollute global atmospheric conditions, affecting distribution of ozone and temperature. Worse, solid-state rocket exhaust contains chlorine, an ozone-destroying chemical. How can any government seriously concerned about climate change allow for this?

Third, 5G will potentially threaten natural ecosystems. According to several reports over the last two decades–some of which are summarized here–low-level, non-ionizing microwave radiation affects bird and bee health. It drives birds from their nests and causes plume deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship and death. And bee populations suffer from reduced egg-laying abilities of queen bees and smaller colony sizes. More evidence of ecosystem disruption comes from this 2012 meta-study, which indicates that 593 of 919 research studies suggest that RFR adversely affects plants, animals and humans.

It bears repeating: 5G is bad news for all living creatures and the planet we share.

Beware the propaganda deluge

Despite being fully aware of all these unsettling results, threats and concerns, the US corporatocracy continues to maintain a gung-ho attitude about 5G. The Mobile Now Act was passed in 2016, and many US states have since gone ahead with 5G plans. The telecom industry’s biggest players have basically co-opted government powers to enforce their 5G agenda, with companies like AT&T and Qualcomm having begun live testing. And despite research showing serious threats to humans and the planet, the FCC Chairman announced intentions to open low-, mid- and high-frequency spectrums, without even mentioning a single word about the dangers.

They’re going to sell this to us as ‘faster browsing speeds’ – but the truth is, you’ll barely even notice the difference. They’re going to call anyone who protests against 5G a ‘Luddite’ or ‘technophobe’. But why such a willingness to embrace another new technology   – even though it carries serious risks and brings spurious benefits? Why not heed the lessons learned from killer products like asbestos, tobacco and leaded gasoline?

Because a tiny percentage of people will gain an awful lot of money, is one reason. And because companies and governments will be given unprecedented amounts of power over civilians is the other.

All isn’t doom and gloom, though. At least one US politician is maintaining some level-headedness: in October, California Governor Jerry Brown stopped legislation that would have allowed the telecom industry to inundate the state with mini-towers. Brown’s bold actions have permitted localities a say in where and how many cell towers are placed.

The state of Hawaii has stopped 5G and smart meters by collectively threatening to charge every person who installed such meters with liability for any health problems residents may suffer. Moreover, 180 scientists have started a petition to warn of 5G potential health effects. Maybe these actions will afford more time for additional studies and data collection. Just as importantly, maybe they’ll cause other politicians and figureheads to reflect on what they’ve been pushing for.

Take action

In the meantime, we as individuals must do everything we can to protect ourselves. Here’s what you can do:

  • Understand EMFs and their behaviours. Get a good quality radiation detector to know whether or not you’re near high levels of EMFs.
  • Protect yourself with an EMF Shield to mark and protect you from hotspots. Try a patented product that neutralizes the harmful effects of mobile phones and other EMF emitting devices on humans.
  • Whenever possible, limit your exposure: use an anti-radiation headset or speaker mode while talking on a cellphone.
  • Refuse to use 5G phones and devices. Full stop. And discourage those you know from doing so.
  • Refuse to buy anything ‘smart’ – ‘smart’ appliances, ‘smart’ heaters, etc.
  • Some believe that carrying shungite crystals can offer some protection from radiation
  • No matter what, do NOT get a smart meter – these put high levels of 5G radiation right in your home
  • Join the growing numbers of dissenters. Get active with them here.
  • Do as the Hawaiians have done and threaten smart meter and 5G tech installers with liability. You can learn how to do that here.
  • Spread the word! Please share this article with everyone you know

Even if the policy drivers and governments aren’t doing their due diligence, at least we can say we’re doing ours.

Sources

http://www.cellphonecancer.com/the-looming-health-risks-of-5g-technology/

https://www.electricsense.com/12399/5g-radiation-dangers/

http://thehill.com/opinion/technology/357591-public-health-is-littered-with-examples-where-economic-interests-trumped

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cellphone-5g-health-20160808-snap-story.html

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-might-cellphone-signals-cause-cancer

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/major-u-s-study-links-cellphone-exposure-to-cancer-in-rats

http://www.saferemr.com/2016/05/national-toxicology-progam-finds-cell.html

 

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43 Comments

  • Reply
    Gillian
    May 7, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Already man kind has found so many ways to harm ourselves , the planet and our co-habitants. 5G is our next and probably last battle. I am sure that having read any of the many disturbing reports and research studies into this will agree this must be stopped !

    • Reply
      Nick lance
      Aug 14, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Stopped? Stop kidding yourself 5G has been fully developed and it’s probably going to be released in late 2018 in the US

      • Reply
        sdv
        Jan 10, 2019 at 12:45 am

        wrong 🙂

    • Reply
      Paulo Rufalco
      Jan 30, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      “Our next last battle”: a good name for a article, book or even a doc about 5G technology.

      • Chere
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        Chere
        Jan 30, 2019 at 11:49 pm

        Ha! So true! 😉

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    Elspeth Nicol
    May 26, 2018 at 12:54 am

    How many telecoms engineers and other employees of telecoms companies die early as a result of the dangers highlighted by you and many other sources?

    • Reply
      Frank
      Sep 19, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Elspeth Nicol, the 5G network antenna’s have not been installed as yet, they are in the process of doing that now. They will only start emitting RFR after they are operational (switched on). Your theory of employees being effected from this as a result of them installing the antennas is ridiculous. Not only are they not switched on, any possible damage happens over a long term of being exposed to such antenna’s.. All those who happen to live near an antenna. Two painfully obvious reasons whyyour thinking is way off point.

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    Ttree
    Jul 31, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Silent weapons for quiet wars.

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Aug 4, 2018 at 3:06 am

      Agree. But we WILL NOT be silent about these quiet wars! 😉

    • Reply
      MJ Raichyk
      Feb 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      Ha! just ask the wives of the guys who repair the 4G towers just how destroyed their husbands are after working on even the 4G towers.. they get higher pay because it’s HAZARD PAY not because it requires more wizardry.

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    Michelle
    Sep 26, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    If you refuse 5g, will you be able to use your phone? Will 4g still function after they install 5g?

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Sep 27, 2018 at 6:19 am

      That’s a great question! They may well try to phase out anything that runs on anything but 5g. But to be honest, your phone’s function is the least of your worries – even if you have no phone at all, you will be radiated by the 5G masts that will be installed all over urban areas – i mean ALL OVER. The key is for ALL of us to be aware of these dangers and to stop 5G before it happens! Once it’s in place, every man, woman, child and even animal will be subject to its harmful effects.

      • Reply
        Mathew Kimbrell
        Nov 6, 2018 at 6:52 pm

        Well being an RF engineer…. I can tell you that I would MUCH rather be near an antenna than far away from an antenna. You have an transmitter / antenna in your pocket (cell phone) and so does every one near you.
        Automatic Gain Control on your cell phones controls how much your cell phone needs to be amplified to reach the tower. The tower itself does not have to push out much power because it is not meant to. It only needs to service those around it, so if you are not in a serviced area your phone pushes out max power and so does every other phone around you. 5G actually helps reduce the overall RF radiation by turning down the AGC on every cell phone around you. That is why your phone dies when you are out of range of a tower. We don’t need less towers that would make it worse we need more towers and that is what 5G will do. So many people talking about things they have no idea what they are talking about.

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        Andrew
        Dec 6, 2018 at 10:18 am

        So much for tin foil hats. We’ll have to get tin foil suits. LOL.
        If they force me to install in my home, I will build a steel box around the installation.

        • Chere
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          Chere
          Dec 6, 2018 at 7:27 pm

          Right?? It’s also worth investing in an EMF monitor

    • Reply
      Dawn Stokes
      Dec 4, 2018 at 2:52 am

      First of all, one will likely not be able to “refuse 5G” if you use a commercial cellular device.

      Modern devices use Digital Signal Processors (DSP), which is electronics that determine what frequencies are available, strongest frequencies, and choose a given frequency based on signal-strength, predetermined rules, etc. Therefore, perhaps one could disable the 5GNR (New Radio – see below what NR means), but not sure if device manufacturers would support being able to disable.

      It’s important to recognize that portions of what many people refer to as 5G are actually the evolution of 4G through the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard, which is funny because that would mean an evolution of Long Term Evolution, sort of like “you only YOLO once” redundancy.

      Therefore, a portion of “5G”, the portion that is not 5G New Radio (5GNR) that uses millimeter wave (mmWave) radio frequencies (RF), will be around as such for quite a while.

      This is because of many reasons, mostly to do with the incredible investment/network build-out required for 5GNR in terms of new antennas, many, MANY new antennas. Many of these antennas must be so-called “Smart Antennas” that beam the energy where needed most. These are used already with LTE, but they are even more necessary for 5GNR due to the very high frequency of mmWave RF propagation, which is prone to fading (losing signal over distance) and attenuation (losing signal due to being blocked by objects such as buildings, trees, etc.).

      Therefore, 5GNR will not be so great for indoor penetration, urban canyons, real canyons, etc. Even some of the early 5G fixed wireless (like what Verizon is coming out with) will require relatively high-mounted antennas so as to reach above trees and other obstacles.

      • Chere
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        Chere
        Dec 4, 2018 at 3:10 am

        5G will be transmitted globally by sattellite

  • Reply
    Heidi
    Oct 4, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Do you know if those EMF absorbing shields to stick on devices and routers are actually any good? Do they even work?

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Oct 4, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Hi Heidi! All you can really do is get a radiation counter (they start at around $120) and check for yourself: https://fave.co/2PaHW4N

    • Reply
      Carol Dickinson
      Dec 13, 2018 at 7:50 am

      Hi Heidi… yes some are. I tested (with my Acoustimeter RF meter) a cell phone shield that REALLY worked! It is sold by a company called vest tech… VestTech.com you put it on your phone. For wifi you can put faraday cages over them but that does not reduce it much… so the best is to use only ethernet on your computer (and not wifi) and of course in the software you need to disable the wifi… else it will continue to stream into your home. Also on your phone use only data not wifi though data still produces RF… just try NOT to use your phone (turn off at night… or as much as you can) and don’t have it near you and keep it far away from you at night where you sleep. The vest tech helps a lot but it is still receiving frequencies from the cell phone towers… but then again even if you don’t have a cell phone those frequencies still go into homes especially the closer they are to the home… even without a cell phone. Also I bought an RF shield bed canopy for over my bed that works really well. I tested it again with my Acoustimeter RF meter and found no reading at all underneath the canopy. Amazing! The canopy looks like a mosquito net (and it is see through like a thin gauze) but is different because it is made with copper and silver (and cotton) threads woven together. Air can still pass through but barely… so I place a quiet HoneyWell stand fan on the other side of the canopy so I get plenty of air to sleep at night. This RF shield canopy is made in the UK. Oh another thing… place your bed away from a wall that has higher voltage wiring in the walls like from a dryer or washing machine or an old refrigerator on the other side of the wall. EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) are emitted from those appliances to… their pretty bad. Different frequency but still bad for you. If you live under or close to a power line… move! Both the EMF and the RF are bad for you. IF you can buy both those meters the EMF meter and the RF meter… they will help you tweek your environment and make it safer. If you are not sure what meter does what… you can learn more online… about those 2 frequencies… so you know how to use them… or what to point them at. Basically to simplify things… the RF meter I use check ‘wireless’ devices like cell phones and wifi. The EMF meter I use to check ‘wired’ devices like appliances. house wiring and power lines. Hope this helps! 🙂

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      Carol Dickinson
      Dec 13, 2018 at 8:01 am

      VESTTECH.Com works with cellphones. I tested it with my RF meter. Works well! Also RF shield canopy from the UK works really well blocking RF. I tested that too with my RF meter… it totally stopped all RF over my bed. There is also RF shield paint and RF shield curtains… but those are really expensive. I just invested in the canopy though expensive it was less than having my room painted by that company out of Switzerland I think. I forgot their name. The only way you know if something works is by testing it with an RF meter… the Acoustimeter is the best RF meter. I also bought an EMF meter for the wired stuff. I recommend that everyone buy both those meters… for the wired (EMF meter) and wireless (RF meter). I think the EMF meter is from a company called Meterk… I think… it works really well.

  • Reply
    Holly
    Oct 28, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I am currently vacationing in Maui and I saw a 5G tower here. I recognized it because one just came in Rocklin California where I live.

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    David
    Dec 2, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    The “many studies” link provided leads to an article that states the opposite of what is being presented here. It states that the research so far that claims damage via RF has NOT been falsifiable and or replicated and therefore inadmissible scientifically. The only point in this pages favor is that the article recommend further study… a far cry from concrete scientific evidence for the claims made!

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    Dawn Stokes
    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Disclosure: Mind Commerce (https://mindcommerce.com/) is a market research company and we publish reports about 5G. For more info, see: https://mindcommerce.com/report-tag/5g/ We are not healthcare professionals, scientific researchers, or experts in electromagnetic energy.

    Would like to start by stating that in addition to many, MANY more antennas (practically everywhere, but mostly within a metro area), there will also be a need for 5G Smart Antennas (more info here: https://mindcommerce.com/reports/5g-smart-antenna-market/).

    There is no point in sugar-coating it. 5G is like a runaway train, so it’s going to happen.

    Perhaps like many of you, we are not aware of any substantive, independent testing about the health effects it may cause. We believe there has been some testing regarding high energy millimeter wave (mmWave) radio frequency (RF) propagation, which doesn’t look good for living things. However, 5G New Radio (NR) uses low energy RF. The problem may be (if there is any problem) long term exposure to 5GNR.

    Again, we are in the business of telling people about the merits of 5G, so don’t take this as hypocritical. We don’t know any more about the potential ill health effects than anyone else in lieu of testing. Sadly, it would likely have to be long-term testing to be conclusive.

    One guideline to consider, even more so with 5G than ever before, would be to limit the exposure of directed energy towards you head and vital organs. In other words, use a headset, which is a good hands-free safety idea anyway. This is just using good judgement regarding any wireless technology.

    As a side note, we see most of the applications and services being data-oriented with 5G. However, Voice over 5G (Vo5G) will be integrated with many next generation apps such as Virtual Reality (VR). The distinction is that the user interface (UI) will likely be wearable technology (e.g. a VR headset) and the 5GNR signal will be beamed to a smartphone (or some other device) and then relayed to the UI via some other wireless signal, most likely WiFi.

    We have written extensively about how we see 5G being used (such as Vo5G: https://mindcommerce.com/reports/vo5g-market/), but like others in the information and communications technology industry, admittedly know very little about the potential health concerns of 5G

    Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns at: https://mindcommerce.com/about/contact/

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    Carol Dickinson
    Dec 13, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Can someone list here in this comment section any ongoing RFR 5G protest groups here in the states or anywhere else in the world… that concerned citizens may join them and help stop this silent danger. By the way I agree with the article except for ‘shungite crystals’ to protect from radiation which is very silly and does not work. I am telling folks to disable all wifi and never use wifi in their invironment. Also to literally throw away the microwave… and concerning the smart meter see if you can opt out of the smart meter with your electric company and have them install the old analog system instead. Oh the biggie… switch to a landline phone (but still use the speaker phone button on the landline phone because it too emits EMF frequencies though not RFR frequencies they are both bad for our health). Just totally turn OFF your cell phone and keep in car for emergencies ONLY! I got a cheap one for my car for only $15.oo a month with consumer cellular. I also bought an RFR meter and an EMF meter to measure my invironment so I would know where the hot spots are that are so high that I may fix the problems such as the suggestions I mentioned earlier. Oh… if you live near a power line OR a cell phone tower that is really close… simply… you need to move. That is way to much EMF pollution near you and will eventually make you sick. It is a matter of time. If you move to the country make sure before you buy a piece of property to have both these meters with you… to check the area… both the RF and the EMF meters. I got both mine on amazon. I highly recommend the RF Accoustimeter and the EMF Meterk meter (I think that is how you spell them). Hope these suggestions helps folks. I know because those 2 meters educated me on these things. Amazing meters. It is a must to have them… else it is like the blind leading the blind. They clearly show you how bad or not so bad your environment is. The RF meter or RFR (radio frequency radiation) checks things like power lines near you, house wiring in your walls, appliances in your home such as blow driers, electric can openers, and the heavier duty wiring in your walls for your washer dryer and washing machine… also old refrigerators are really bad I found and clock radios. AS for the EMF (electromagnetic field and or frequencies) meter you can test your cell phone (you can get a shield case for that), smart meter, cell phone towers, microwaves and wifi devices… which are REALLY bad for you. Hope this helps.

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    andre
    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:48 am

    its ridiculous how many of you do not even say one word about the legitimacy of this article, any one checked out what they are using as source?

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Jan 14, 2019 at 5:23 am

      the sources are hyperlinked in the text

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    Jim
    Jan 26, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    To protect ourselves from this inadequately studied technology we need to stop them from deploying 5G by contacting our towns and telling them to not allow the wireless carriers from installing base stations everywhere and therefore inundating us with these MMWs

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Jan 27, 2019 at 2:43 am

      YES! Take action with your local politicians!

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    Yash A
    Feb 3, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I’m sorry, but all the linked sources are articles just as radical as this article (look below for “pbs.org”). These articles propagate unnecessary fear throughout society just for monetary gain of these media agencies who are desperate for a single view of the article. The ideas challenged in this article are fundamental to year 10 science; ionising and non-ionising radiation. The “electromagnetic waves” that are so called dangerous exist in nature at high amounts, as noise. All we do is manipulate the wave, allowing you to send information as 0’s and 1’s at the speed of light (the fastest known speed).

    This is because of E=hv, which means that the higher the frequency of the wave, the more energy is transferred per wave. Visible light is in the middle of this spectrum, while UV rays from the sun are on the dangerous side, and radio waves are on the opposite side (i.e. THE SAFER SIDE).

    In extremely high amounts these waves can cause damage, but that is if you talk on the phone for hours every day with the phone next to your head, which is pretty unhealthy and who does that…

    The title of the PBS article has a somewhat clickbait title. This is a direct quote from the first PBS Article:
    “All this really does is provide a couple of answers but raise even more questions. ”
    Next time use some source with “.edu” in them. That shows legitimate academic research.

    P.S. If you were graded on your sources by a proper teacher for this article, you wouldn’t pass.

    https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/toolbox/emspectrum1.html
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ems3.html
    http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/em_radiation.html

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Feb 3, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      You say “In extremely high amounts these waves can cause damage, but that is if you talk on the phone for hours every day with the phone next to your head, which is pretty unhealthy and who does that…” Well, the thing is, in offices with dozens of computers, or in apartments with thousands of wifi routers, mobile phones, laptops, smart TVs, smart meters and smart appliances all packed within short distances of each other (as is the case in most densely populated cities), we are talking about a hell of a lot of radiation, no?

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    The Dangers of The 5G Wireless Network and What You Can Do
    Feb 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    […] and creates stress proteins which may lead to the development of many chronic pain conditions [1]. When cellular metabolism changes, energy levels plummet, leaving people feeling tired, irritable […]

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    6205
    Feb 18, 2019 at 11:02 am

    So the evil global elite will kill all their customers by giving them cancer within next decade and nobody will be left to serve them..

    • Chere
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      Chere
      Feb 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Well, if you’re thinking along those lines, AI will be taking over many, many, many jobs soon….we humans may soon be obsolete anyway!

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