Microwave Radiation, when used to transfer data from Point-A to Point-B, is comprised of micro-second pulses of electrical power sprayed through the atmosphere. Microwave radiation either penetrates or reflects off of anything or anyone in its path. The data transferred are electrical impulses or “bullets” traveling at the speed of light, about 670 million miles per hour. These pulses of data transmission can  cause harm to many living organisms, including humans, 

How Do Microwaves Radiate Over Long Distances?

Electromagnetic waves are produced whenever charged particles are accelerated. In the near-field region (within 3-4 wavelengths from the source antenna charges), waves are incoherent, erratic, and choppy, with high micro-second peaks of Electric and Magnetic fields. This creates a toxic “hell-stew” of powerful zaps, crackles, and pops that are difficult to characterize with any degree of accuracy. Unfortunately, this is the range where people typically hold their wireless devices, and where many “smart” home appliances or other IoT things, sensors, robots, machines, etc. may be found. Whenever one sends/receives wireless digital data from a device, machine, or “thing”, a toxic spherical cloud, 36″ to 48″ in diameter, forms around it, exposing everyone nearby to peaks of RF/MW radiation.

How Does Microwave Radiation Send and Receive Digital Data?

A wavelength carries massive numbers of erratic pulses of digital data, that wirelessly transmit text, image, audio and video data to and from computers, tablets, phones and the (predicted) billions of IoT machines, appliances, “things,” sensors and devices. Unfortunately, the microwaves used for this purpose are not the smooth sine waves you may have learned about in text books that describe the transmission of visible light (430 to 770 THz) or Alternating Current electrical power (60 Hz). Natural Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) come from two main sources: the sun, and thunderstorm activity. Human-made, pulsed RF/EMF differ from natural EMF .

Human-made Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF/EMF) and the resulting RF/MW radiation are defined by the equation: c = f λ, where c = the speed of light, f = the frequency, and λ = the wavelength. This means that since c is a constant, as frequency increases, wavelength decreases. Frequency is measured in a unit called Hertz, which represents the number of cycles or oscillations of a wave in one second. The unit Hertz is named after Heinrich Rudolph Hertz, discussed below, a German scientist who first demonstrated that electromagnetic waves radiate at a constant speed.

In order to transmit digital data, an antenna’s microchips distort the waves’ shape or pace to modulate (encode) the data stream onto the carrier waves at the source before the antenna transmits them. At the destination, other microchips demodulate (decode) the data stream so the destination device can display the text/image or play the audio/video. A modem is a device that literally modulates and demodulates data streams; engineers shortened the name to modem. Each antenna in this scheme is a two-way microwave radiation transmitter/receiver.

There are an infinite number of combinations of wavelength, frequency, intensity, and modulation, the mathematical transformations that encode data onto a carrier wave. Each combination is a new digital fingerprint that uniquely identifies a new human-made, potentially toxic agent that, when transmitted into the air, instantly fills our homes, schools, workplaces or public spaces. Below is a list of the Microwave Radiation frequencies that – with the advent of 5g – will be added to our already EMF saturated airwaves.

The Panoply of Microwave Radiation Frequencies/Wavelengths in a 4g/5g World

  • 5g: 600 MHz = waves 20 inches long
  • 4g: 700 MHz = waves 17 inches long
  • 3g/4g: 800 MHz = waves 15 inches long
  • 3g/4g: 900 MHz = waves 13 inches long
  • 3g/4g: 1800 MHz = waves 7 inches long
  • 3g/4g: 2100 MHz = waves 6 inches long
  • Wi-Fi: 2450 MHz = waves 5 inches long (unlicensed)
  • 5g: 3100 MHz to 3550 MHz = waves 3.8 to 3.3 inches long
  • 5g: 3550 MHz to 3700 MHz = waves 3.3 to 3.2 inches long
  • 5g: 3700 MHz to 4200 MHz = waves 3.2 to 2.8 inches long
  • 5g: 4200 to 4900 MHz = waves 2.8 to 2.4 inches long
  • Wi-Fi: 5800 MHz = waves 2.0 inches long (unlicensed)
  • 5g: 24,250 to 24,450 MHz = waves 0.5 inch long
  • 5g: 25,050 to 25,250 MHz = waves 0.5 inch long
  • 5g: 25,250 to 27,500 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5g: 27,500 to 29,500 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5g: 31,800 to 33,400 MHz = waves 0.4 inch long
  • 5g: 37,000 to 40,000 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long
  • 5g: 42,000 to 42,500 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long
  • 5g: 57,000 to 64,500 MHz = waves 0.3 inch long (unlicensed)
  • 5g: 64,000 to 71,000 MHz = waves 0.2 inch long
  • 5g: 71,000 to 76,000 MHz = waves 0.2 inch long
  • 5g: 81,000 to 86,000 MHz = waves 0.1 inch long

All of the waves listed above are examples of both Microwaves and Radio waves, therefore, scientists use the term Radio-Frequency Microwave Radiation (RF/MW radiation) to describe this entire range of wavelengths/frequencies.

  • Radio waves are from 1 mm to 100,000,000 meters (frequency of 300,000 MHz down to 3 Hz)
  • Microwaves are from 1 mm to 1 meter (frequency of 300,000 MHz down to 300 MHz)

Microwave radiation can have different properties, depending on its wavelength. The longer waves (20″ down to 5″) travel further and penetrate deeper into buildings and living tissue. The shorter waves (0.5″ down to 0.1″) are called millimeter waves (mm-waves) because they measure from 10 mm (at 30,000 MHz), down to 1 mm (at 300,000 MHz). The mm-waves are not as efficient because they don’t travel as far, tend to reflect off of buildings, and deposit mainly into the eyes and skins of living organisms.


Millimeter waves (from 10-mm|30GHz to 1-mm|300GHz) are readily absorbed by the atmosphere and by the eyes and skin of living organisms

In the first quarter of 2017, the US population was being irradiated primarily by the following pulsed microwave radiation:

  • 700 million to 2.1 billion microwaves per second for 2G/3G/4G mobile data sent to cell phones
  • 2.4 billion to 5.8 billion microwaves per second for Wi-Fi data to tablets/laptops

In the second-half of 2017, if Verizon, AT&T, and other wireless carriers have their way, we will be radiated with the following pulsed microwave radiation in 10-15 targets cities – 24 billion to 90 billion microwaves per second for 5g services and for navigation-assisted cars

By encouraging the construction of four or five competing wireless networks to provide 10+ Gbps wireless data transfers, the US government has created a serious problem as this scheme is energy-inefficient, ludicrously redundant, and extremely hazardous to wildlife and to us.

How Did Our Government Respond to the “Partial Findings” of the NTP Study

In May of 2016, scientists at the US National Toxicology Program released “partial findings” from a $25 million study on cellphone radiation, that found that both hyperplasias (abnormal increases in volume of a tissue or organ caused by the formation and growth of new normal cells) and tumors occur at significantly higher rates in the presence of continuous radio frequency/microwave radiation,

Disregarding these findings, six short weeks later, the FCC approved a move to 5g, and the wireless industry got to work installing Distributed Antenna Systems (a network of small cells) on utility poles around the country just as quickly as they possibly could. Some antennas have been placed as close as 20 feet from second story bedroom windows and will spray 4g or 5g radio frequency/microwave radiation 24/7/365 on the unfortunate person who unknowingly sleeps there. Cancer clusters have been documented for people living closer than 2,000 feet to mobile communications base stations, so antennas for mobile communications base stations should never be lower than 200 feet, and no closer than 2,000 feet to people and other living organisms.

Massive electromagnetic pollution is spiraling out of control, with both Industry and Government denying the scientific proof of harm from microwave radiation. Our Government and the Wireless Industry should not transmit digital data wirelessly, using the data-dense modulation schemes: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM/OFDMA) used in Wi-Fi, 4g/LTE and 5g — because the US Government has already proven that the data-sparse 2G modulation is hazardous. We must, instead, transmit data from Point A to Point B to every business, every home, every school and farm with far superior fiber optic cables.

On Jan. 8th, 2018, President Trump issued and Executive Order to expedite Broadband to rural America. The gist of the Order is that rural areas are to be outfitted with wireless infrastructure. The American people have already paid for fast, safe, reliable, cyber secure, energy efficient fiber to all homes and businesses around the country, including rural areas! Only a fraction of that fiber was delivered. And now the wireless industry, with the support of our government, is trying to pull a “bait and switch” and substitute slower, harmful, less cyber secure and less energy efficient wireless broadband both in rural America and in urban areas as well. (See article about the Book of Broken Promises by Bruce Kushnick, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/the-book-of-broken-promis_b_5839394.html) For more on this please see http://scientists4wiredtech.com/regulation/kushnick-primer/