Small cell on telephone pole with power supply and lots of messy wires. Veritable eyesore.

5g “small” cell outside home – 5G is to be the backbone infrastructure for the Internet of Things. Image by Omar Masry AICP (Former Wireless Planner in California)

This website focuses on the downsides of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the help of governments, the telecommunications industry has launched a race to 5G and the IoT. In so doing, they focus only on the supposed benefits of these and neglect to consider, or warn of, the serious and multi-faceted harms. The Telecom industry, echoed by our government officials, insist they are merely “responding to public demand.” Yet the vast majority of people don’t even know what 5G and the IoT are. 

This website takes a hard look at 5G and the Internet of Things – free from industry and government bias and spin. We do not hide our viewpoint, nor do we present any of the supposed “benefits” as these are amply provided elsewhere. We believe that after looking into the downsides of 5G and the IoT, you may agree that both the real and touted benefits do not outweigh the harms.

Whatis5g.info delineates nine areas in which 5G and the IoT will adversely impact us all. These are Health, Environment, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Energy, Brains and Humanity, E-waste, Conflict Minerals, and Ethics.

The website also includes a section for each of the following:

  1. An overview of 5G and the Internet of Things – Homepage
  2. A brief explanation of the science of microwave radiation
  3. An explanation of the benefits of fiber optics particularly municipally owned fiber.
  4. Actions we can take to protect our rights and those of all living beings.

After considering the downsides of the 5G and the Internet of Things, it is our hope you will feel moved to take action to protect yourself, your community, and our Earth. We need you!!

Who am I?

I am a mother, grandmother, musician, and now advocate for safe Internet and Communications Technology. I am founder and director of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness, an organization that helped to procure an opt out from wireless smart meters in Maryland. I am also part of the team behind SafeG, a branding campaign that prioritizes health, safety, and the earth over corporate profits. My formal training was in music – piano and choral conducting – and I continue to teach and play piano on the side when not engaged in advocacy. 

With 5G and the Internet of Things looming on the horizon, and most people still completely unaware, I felt called upon to create this website. It is my hope that as people become more informed about the harms of 5G and the IoT, they will be better equipped to mindfully choose a path forward that represents the highest wisdom and will of us All. 

Kate Kheel

Contributing Editors:

Camilla Rees, MBA, New York. Health researcher, writer, radio host and marketing communications consultant. Founder, ElectromagneticHealth.org, Campaign for Radiation Free Schools, Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications and co-founder, International EMF Alliance, Oslo. Senior Policy Advisor, National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy, Washington, D.C. Advisory Board, International Institute for Building Biology & Ecology; Co-author, “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution” and author, “The Wireless Elephant in the Room”.  EMF Advisor to Mercola.com, Citizens for Health, Radiation Research Trust (UK), and FrankLipmanMD.com. Member, U.S. Health Freedom Congress, Affiliate, Social Venture Network, Advisory Board, Sustainability Associates (MN). Board Member, Media in the Public Interest. Former financial industry executive.
Theodora Scarato (MSW) — Theodora Scarato develops educational resources for communities and governments, coordinates scientific programs in the US and internationally and develops policy updates.  Her work on wireless radiation, lead contaminated water, pesticides, and tire based playing fields lead to the co-founding of several organizations both locally and nationally that address various environmental health and safety concerns.  She is a also a practicing clinical Social Worker, formerly directed a special education therapy program in Maryland Schools, and has an extensive background working in mental health with children and adolescents.

Assya Pascalev (Ph.D.) – Assya Pascalev is a philosopher working in the areas of moral philosophy, bioethics, social and political philosophy, the ethics of technology, neuroethics, food ethics and research ethics. She holds a doctorate in applied philosophy and has extensive experience teaching philosophy and bioethics in Europe and the USA. Her research has appeared in numerous international academic journals including Neuroethics, Transplant International, and Monash Bioethics Review. In her latest research, she explores the impact of technology on our ability to exercise moral agency, to make moral choices and to live an authentic life.

Allison Main – Alison Main is a freelance writer and journalist with an expertise in environmental health, electromagnetic safety, wireless technology, chemical safety, tech addiction, electro-sensitivity, and building biology. Her published work has appeared in Paleo Magazine, Best Self Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, News of Pelham, NaturalHealth365.com, and JolieTalks.com. And her media appearances include podcasts and radio interviews. Also a creative director, Alison works on environmental health and safety awareness campaigns with number of public policy organizations and individuals. You can read some of her work at www.alisonmain.me.

5G – short version: 5G will deliver millions of new cell towers to our already radiation saturated neighborhoods. Virtually every lamppost and utility pole around the country will house a wireless antenna, aka “small cell.” which will beam powerful radiation into our homes and neighborhoods 24/7.

Internet of Things – short version The Internet of Things (IoT) is a not-so-well-thought-through dream of connecting every “thing,” being,  event, and moment in time to the Internet. it will include machines, appliances, sensors, devices, surveillance cameras, robots, and even animals and humans. Additionally, the IoT will include augmented and virtual reality, as well as augmented humans.

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