by Kate Kheel
July 10th, 2019
Heroic resistance is spreading across the world to stop the deployment of dangerous 5G wireless technology and calling instead for safe, wired connections to all homes and businesses. 5G threatens to shower people in its path with intense, harmful wireless radiation 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no way to turn it off.
My colleagues and I at SafeG Alliance believe that the concept we call SafeG™, a safe alternative to harmful 5G wireless, could help that resistance succeed. We believe people united by a common vision referred to by a common name possess a powerful tool. SafeG can be the name for a vision that opposes harmful 5G wireless and seeks a safe alternative. We believe that by announcing what we are FOR in addition to what we are against, we can create a new conversation that will unite people opposing 5G worldwide and give us a common way to refer to a sane and safe alternative.
So, what exactly is SafeG?
SafeG is not a single product or service, but a framework for an internet and telecommunications system that respects our health, our privacy, our security and our right to choose what is best for ourselves and our communities. Here’s how we define SafeG:
SafeG means safe, fast, reliable, secure internet and telecommunications services brought into our homes and businesses by wired technology. It means technology that safeguards our health, privacy and security and that evolves over time with the goal of reducing exposure to harmful wireless radiation.
We at SafeG Alliance respect the right of homeowners and businesses to decide for themselves whether to have wired or wireless networks on their premises without forcing that choice on others as is the case with 5G antennas outside our homes. While we strongly advise using wired networks in homes and businesses, for those who, after being informed of the harms of wireless, still choose wireless networks, we recommend the use of router cages or “socks” that reduce the wireless signal to what is needed to serve the premises only, thereby protecting neighbors from the radiation.
We believe SafeG has the possibility of changing the discussions we are having with our elected representatives, zoning and planning boards, public utility commissions, federal agencies, school officials, schoolteachers, neighbors, friends, family and co-workers.
The wireless industry wants to deploy 5G wireless everywhere (except, thankfully, not in rural areas as it’s not profitable enough for the industry). That would make 5G one of the most pervasive public health threats ever ─ possibly more dangerous than cigarettes, leaded gasoline and asbestos combined.
If we as a world community allow the 5G Trojan Horse to enter our cities, we will be condemning ourselves to a future of ever escalating exposure to harmful wireless radiation that will accompany 5G and beyond. Not to mention the harms of raising our children in a world of screens, machines, and robots, loss of privacy, devastating cyber security risks, and adverse effects on wildlife all of which will be unleashed with the move to 5G. And, the wired alternatives that could have served us well and safely would wither into unavailability.
As awareness grows about this threat, opponents of 5G are facing criticism that they are standing in the way of inevitable and beneficial progress. SafeG counters this criticism because it recognizes that consumers will drive innovation through demand for safe, wired technologies – innovation that will make our internet and telecommunications services safer, more reliable, secure, faster, and far more energy-efficient. That demand will incentivize manufacturers and service providers to create ever more innovative wired services and devices for homes, shops, businesses, and even public spaces. And what’s more, SafeG encourages moderation, as wired technology cannot follow us around 24/7 as do wireless mobile devices which quite literally have taken over our lives.
SafeG means internet and telecommunications technology that respects our health, privacy and security while delivering benefits from evolving technology. If we ask for this outcome by name – that is, by the name SafeG – we may be more likely to fashion a world where our children, future generations, and all life can thrive…. A better world for us All.
Kate Kheel is program director for SafeG Alliance. To find out how you can help spread the SafeG idea, visit the website at https://safeg.net.
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PDF summary document complete with links to references on the “downsides” of 5g and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Please feel free to use this document in full or in part (no attribution needed) to inform local, state, or federal officials of why people increasingly think 5G and cell tower antennas outside all our homes is…well…just a really bad idea.
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Brief overview of 5g, the IoT, and small cells
Benefits of fiber optics
US Embassy in Moscow Irradiated with lower levels than 5g
Declining Property Values
Disaster Relief and Severe Weather Events
Model Ordinance And Examples of Protective Ordinances
FCC’s Outdated “Safety” Guidelines for RF
Millimeter Wave Frequencies and Phased Arrays
Our Kids Are Paying for 5G With Their Lives
Buried Deep In E-Waste
What’s Going On In Government re 5G
No Business Case
Will 5g “Bridge the Digital Divide”? (Hint, no it won’t)
Enough’s Enough – Saturated With Tech
Following are some studies, reviews, and compilations to share with people who would like to learn more about the health impacts of 5g and cell towers. Also included are a few studies on health impacts of Electromagnetic Radiation in general. (Please note, there may be some overlap in the links provided.)
Cell Tower Health Effects April 30th, 2018
Resources regarding the health effects of exposure to cell tower radiation.
Environmental Health Trust compilation of cell tower studies.
International Perspective on Health Effects of Low Intensity Non-Ionizing Radiation Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation
Belpomme D, Hardell, L, Belyaev I, Burgio E, Carpenter DO. Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective. Environ Pollut. 2018 Jul 6; 242(Pt A):643-658. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.019.
5G AND HIGHER MILLIMETER WAVE FREQUENCIES
Published Literature 5G High Frequency, Gigahertz RF Physicians For Safe Technology
Scientific Research on 5G and Health
5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them
(2018) Written and Compiled by Martin L. Pall, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences Washington State University
5 G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications.
Russell CL. Dr. Cindy Russell
5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?
May 4th, 2018
5G and the IOT: Scientific Overview of Human Health Risks
Millimeter Wave Frequency Studies and Reviews
5G & IOT
One must also consider the synergistic effects of RF combined with other environmental toxins
Modified health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation combined with other agents reported in the biomedical literature. Microwave Effects on DNA and Proteins (2017): 97-158. Kostoff, R.N. and Clifford G.Y. Lau. 2017.
STUDIES ON HEALTH EFFECTS FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields
April 18th, 2018
Peer Reviewed Scientific Research on Wireless Radiation
Published Research Links Cell Phone and Wireless To Health Effects
Physicians For Safe Technology has organized the science into RF impacts on specific systems.
Scientific Literature (Click on the tab at the top of the page that says “Scientific Literature”)
National Toxicology Technical Report on Cell Phones and Cancer.
Toxicology And Carcinogenesis Studies In Hsd:Sprague Dawley Sd Rats Exposed To Whole-Body Radio Frequency Radiation At A Frequency (900 Mhz) And Modulations (Gsm And Cdma) Used By Cell PhonesMarch 26-28, 2018. 2 Year Study showing increased incidence of right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
“Clear Evidence Of Cancer” Concludes U.S. National Toxicology Program Expert Panel On Cell Phone Radiation Environmental Health Trust
Ramazzini Study On Radiofrequency Cell Phone Radiation: The World’s Largest Animal Study On Cell Tower Radiation Confirms Cancer Link
Telecom begs (buys?) government officials – say they need more towers to “meet public demand.”
Laws are enacted to speed the build-out of towers and antennas.
Our rights are diminished, we have less of a say.
Towers crop up and life moves on.
And the cycle begins once again ad fin-i-tum.
Consumption spirals upward, while the well-being of humans, wildlife, and our precious Earth spirals downward. Profits go up, while quality of life goes down. And many of us are left longing for a taste of the way our soul knows and wants things to be.
The current and aggressive push by the Telecom industry for wireless “small” cells is much like an ambitious start-up company that builds a huge warehouse hoping they will some day “grow into it”. 5g “small” cells are being put in place to “house” the hoped for massive explosion in wireless data that will be generated from the Internet of Things (IoT). Once the infrastructure is established, the sky is the limit for what new gadgets and applications the private sector can dream up to fill the airwaves, collect our data, and dangle before a largely, tech-addicted and uninformed public.
From predictions of Artificial Intelligence surpassing and destroying humans, to health and environmental impacts worsening due to the huge increase in wireless radiation. From cyber attacks on the grid now inevitable, to the exponential increase in electronic waste as every discarded “thing” makes its way to the ranks of e-waste — The future looks bleak.
Can we forge a different path forward? Can we write a different story? I would like to believe so. But we will need to approach this from four angles simultaneously:
1. Educate the public about the true costs of 5g and the Internet of Things
The true costs of 5g, and its partner in crime, the IoT, include
- Health, from the soup of harmful wireless radiation we will be immersed in 24/7, due to “small” cells, and all the Internet connected “things”, devices, appliances, sensors, machines, robots, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence…and let’s not forget microchipped humans and animals.
- Environment, with the increasing loss of birds, bees, butterflies, and other forms of wildlife
- Cyber Security, with estimates ranging from $6-11 trillion for the cost of trying to secure an ever changing, and impossible-to-secure IoT
- Privacy, from every Internet connected “thing,” device, appliance, sensor, machine, robot, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and microchipped humans and animals, collecting boatloads of our personal data to be shared with marketers, government, and law enforcement
- Energy consumption, where the footprint from energy needed to produce and run all these wireless IoT products and platforms, will likely exceed the hoped for, and hyped about, energy saving technologies the IoT promises
- E-waste, much of which is sent to the far East or Africa where it pollutes the air, water, and ground of remote villages, and where workers earn a dismal day’s pay by dismantling our toxic e-waste largely with the use of crude tools or by hand
- Conflict minerals, which are used in nearly all our technology, and in the last 20 years, have contributed to the death of 5-6 million men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Effects on our brains and humanity, with suicide rates, depression, anxiety, autism, and ADHD now reaching epidemic proportions due to both the radiation exposure and excessive screen-time use.
- Ethics – Could something be awry that we are now considering a new human rights law to “remain natural, i.e. ‘merely’ biological and organic”?
- Job loss, with predictions as high as 50% job loss due to the IoT
- Decline in property value – would YOU want to buy a house with a cell tower beaming radiation through the bedroom window?
2. Cultivate the sweet point of satiation
There is a three-word phrase from the Hebrew Grace after meals that religious Jews recite after eating a full meal: “V’achalta, v’savata, ou v’rachta,” which roughly translates as “And you shall eat, and you shall be satiated, and you shall bless.” We must reawaken and cultivate in ourselves the notion of sweet satiation – the place of just enough – not one ounce too much, nor one iota too little…but perfectly enough. Then as we go about our days “consuming” food, experiences, relationships, and all that life has to offer, we may feel less of an urge to take more than we need.
3. Redefine “progress”
As we settle into the sweet point of satiation, our notion of progress can then gently find its way from more, faster, bigger and new, to kinder, more abiding, deeper, and more fulfilling.
4. Know there are safer and more wholesome alternatives
We can envision a better tomorrow than what industry is presenting today. Fiber is faster, safer, consumes at least 25 times less energy, and is far more cyber secure than wireless. If we shift to using fiber for the vast majority of our Internet and Telecommunications needs – thus relegating cellphones to short, on-the-go communications, and emergency response where needed – we will be removing or lessening the impacts of almost all the downsides of 5g and the IoT. By so doing, we not only protect ourselves, our families, and our environment, but we will get the added benefit of becoming reacquainted with ourselves, others, and the present moment.
If we stay the course and demand safe technology, industry and government will have no choice but to deliver. And we will once again reclaim our treasured and sacred inheritance of true connection and Presence.
Blog post by Kate Kheel
September 21st, 2017
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Many thanks to Environmental Health Trust for this compendium of studies and reviews. For more info please see https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/cell-phoneswireless/5g-networks-iot-scientific-overview-human-health-risks/
And thanks as well to Lena Pu and Cece Doucette for the list of studies at https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/5g-IoT
Martin L. Pall, PhD Professor Emieritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences Washington State Univiersity 5G: Great Risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Cuases Them
Andrei Pakhomov et al, Current State and Implications of Research on Biological Effects of Millimeter Waves: A Review of the Literature Feb. 1998
Ramundo-Orlando A. Effects of millimeter waves radiation on cell membrane – A brief review. Journal of Infrared Millimeter Terahertz Waves, vol. 30, no. 12, 2010, pp. 1400-1411.
RECENT MILLIMETER WAVE BIOEFFECT STUDIES
Björn Thors, Davide et al. Exposure from RF EMF from Array Antennas In 5g Mobile Communications Equipment
Yuri D. Feldman et al, A New Paradigm in Human Sensitivity? Recognition of the Human Condition via the Exposure of Sweat Ducts to sub-THz Waves
Feldman, Yuri and Paul Ben-Ishai. “Potential Risks to Human Health Originating from Future Sub-MM Communication Systems.” Abstract, 2017.
Feldman, Yuri, et al. “Human skin as arrays of helical antennas in the millimeter and submillimeter wave range.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, no. 12, 2008.
Hayut, Itai, et al. “Circular polarization induced by the three-dimensional chiral structure of human sweat ducts.” Physical Review, vol. 89, no. 4, 2014.
Hayut, Itai, et al. “The Helical Structure of Sweat Ducts: Their Influence on the Electromagnetic Reflection Spectrum of the Skin.” IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, vol. 3, no. 2, 2013, pp. 207-15.
Professor Yuri Feldman – Research Study Summaries, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Department of Applied Physics, Dielectric Spectroscopy Laboratory
Soghomonyan et al, Millimeter waves or extremely high frequency electromagnetic fields in the environment: what are their effects on bacteria? National Institutes of Health
Airport Body Scanners, New Generation of Cameras Can Create Bubbles In Our DNA Prevent Disease
Jason Prall Yes. Airport Millimeter Wave Scammers Alter DNA
RESEARCH ON MILLIMETER WAVES
Haas AJ, et al. “Effect of acute millimeter wave exposure on dopamine metabolism of NGF-treated PC12 cells.” Journal of Radiation Research, 2017.
Gandhi OP, Riazi A. Absorption of millimeter waves by human beings and its biological implications. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 34, no. 2, 1986, pp. 228-235.
Haas AJ, et al. “Effects of 60-GHz millimeter waves on neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells using high-content screening.” Neuroscience Letters, vol. 618, 2016, pp. 58-65.
Le Dréan Y, et al. “State of knowledge on biological effects at 40–60 GHz.” Comptes Rendus Physique, vol. 14, no. 5, 2013, pp. 402-411.
Sivachenko IB, et al. “Effects of Millimeter-Wave Electromagnetic Radiation on the Experimental Model of Migraine.” Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, vol. 160, no. 4, 2016, pp. 425-8.
Soghomonyan D, K. Trchounian and A. Trchounian. “Millimeter waves or extremely high frequency electromagnetic fields in the environment: what are their effects on bacteria?” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 100, no. 11, 2016, pp. 4761-71.
Absorption of millimeter waves by human beings and its biological implications U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information Feb. 1986 | IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (Vol. 34, Issue 2)
REFERENCES ON USE OF MILLIMETER WAVES IN THE MILITARY
US Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program FAQS Non-Lethal Weapons Program | U.S. Department of Defense
A Narrative Summary and Independent Assessment of the Active Denial System The Human Effects Advisory Panel The Human Effects Advisory Panel | John M. Penny | Penn State – Applied Research Laboratory