It seems like as our technology advances, we get so excited about the cool things it will help us do that we ignore the related health effects. Such is the case with 5G. We will be able to download movies in a few seconds, but many experts are warning the health related effects could be our next crisis.
First of all 5G cellular technology is dangerous because it emits Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. And it does so at ultra high frequencies and with ultra high intensity, compared to earlier technologies. The World Health Organization classified RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogenic” in 2011. And there are literally hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies linking “non-ionizing” RF Radiation to things like cancer, crib death, DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses) and male infertility.
Also because of the limits of the frequencies used, in order for users to have good reception it is estimated they will need to put a mini cell station every 2 to 8 houses. This will multiply significantly the amount of RF Radiation we will be exposed to. (Related Article “Why 5G Cell Towers Are More Dangerous – Get The Facts!)
Table Of Contents
- What Is 5G?
- Why 5G Needs A Lot More Cell Towers
- When Will 5G Be Fully Rolled Out?
- 5G As Military Weapons
- Scientific Studies & Information
- How To Protect Yourself From 5G
- 5G – The Benefits & Concerns
- Final Thoughts
What Is 5G?
So often we throw around these technical terms and no one really stops to figure out what they really mean. 5G basically means 5th generation of wireless technology. According to PC Magazine, each generation of wireless technology has been defined by its capabilities, such as speed, responsiveness, and how many devices can be connected to the network at any one given time. 5G is expected to be the “Rolls Royce” of wireless connections, if you will.
Basically, 5G will make everything you do online a whole lot faster. We’re talking nanoseconds to open a file, cruise the internet and watch movies and shows on Netflix. 5G operates in shorter signals, and because of that some tech experts estimate there will need to be base station for every 2 to 8 homes in an urban area. We’re talking thousands, if not millions of additional base stations across the country just to make 5G available for everyone. Implementing the 5G infrastructure will be an incredible feat.
For an updated list of 5G scientific studies and how they affect our health, please see the “Scientific Studies” page of this website. There are hundreds of scientists and medical doctors from around the world that are calling for a halt to the role out of 5G. I list some of these on the Scientific Studies page of this website. And as I find more and more studies and information I am always adding to that page.
More And More Cell Towers
This 5th Generation of cell phone technology is being rolled out as I am writing this article. Most people are familiar with the earlier cellular generations called 1G, 2G, 3G and most recently 4G. And if you think back over the years you will realize that as time has moved on, and as we have moved through the first four cellular generations, we have gotten more and more cell towers installed. Why is this?
If you ask the average guy on the street “why do they always seem to be putting in more and more cell towers?” Most people would say “they are just trying to improve our cell phone reception”. While this is technically true, what most people do not realize is that as we advanced from cellular generation to generation, the radio frequencies being used have increased.
The higher the radio frequency, the shorter the wavelength is, and the shorter distance they can travel. So we have needed more and more cell towers because our cell signals travel shorter and shorter distances. Yes, especially early on, we needed more and more cell towers for the different carriers to be able to provide coverage around the country. But as the generations advanced, and our signal distance capabilities shortened, we needed even more cell towers than we would have needed with earlier generations.
Frequency Increases Data Capacity
The reason that each generation needed to use higher and higher frequencies, is because the amount of data that needed to be carried by each generation increased significantly. 1G was mostly using the lower analog frequencies. These radio waves traveled very long distances and could go through buildings and trees. Since all we used was voice transmission this was sufficient.
But higher frequencies can carry more data. So with 2G and 3G where we got the ability to text and access the internet we needed higher frequencies to carry the huge increase in data. The same is true with 4G as we got full access to internet video streaming capabilities. Again we needed higher frequencies to be able to carry the huge increase in data.
Why 5G Needs A Lot More Cell Towers
5G is taking the need for more cell towers to a whole new level. With the roll out of 5G technology companies are trying to create the “internet of things”, connecting everything with computer functionality to the internet. From self driving cars to your baby monitor, and everything in between, will all be connected and sharing data. Even hologram telephone conversations are in the workings as this technology rolls out.
In order to carry this enormous and unbelievable increase in data the plan is to use dramatically higher frequency radiation. The 1G through 4G technologies used less than 6 GHz frequencies. 5G plans on at least using 24 GHz to 90 GHz, and possibly up to 300 GHz frequency RF Radiation.
In these frequencies the wave lengths are millimeters long and highly dense. What this means to you and me is if it starts raining, or if you walk behind a tree, you would lose your cell signal. To over come this technology companies are planning to increase the number of cell towers dramatically as well as implement a more sophisticated directional beaming technology. 5G needs this in order to pass your signal from cell tower to cell tower and even bounce it off of obstacles to reach you. It is estimated that they will need mini cell towers every 2 to 8 houses in order to maintain good signal connections.
5G Mini Cell Towers
We have all seen the large cell towers along freeways and in different parts of our cities. We will still have those. However the “mini cell towers” or “mini cell stations” will not be nearly so noticeable. The image at the top of this article as well as the image to the right of this paragraph, are both pictures of current mini cell towers attached to street light poles in California.
These will be on street light poles like this, or situated on the tops or sides of buildings. Even things like church steeples will sometimes have them. They will be everywhere because if you walk behind a tree or if it rains there has to be another cell tower close enough by for the cellular algorithm to quickly transfer your signal to before you lose it.
The system will be constantly moving us from cell tower to cell tower without us even realizing it so that we keep our continuity and don’t lose our signal. Can you imagine what would happen if a self driving car lost its signal even for just a few seconds? That is why there will be so blasted many of these mini cell stations.
In the below video I do a verbal summary of 5G and what makes it more dangerous than earlier cellular technology generations. In the video I state “the higher the frequency, the more dangerous it is to us”. Saying “within the RF Radiation portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the higher the frequency, the more dangerous it is to us” is what I meant to say and is more accurate. The video gives a simple and easy to understand summary of why 5G is more dangerous. It is short, and definitely worth watching. I highly recommend it!
When Will 5G Be Fully Rolled Out?
It will be here sooner than you think. Cell phone companies and other tech giants are working around the clock, literally, to make 5G a reality by 2019 or 2020. That’s about a year from now. According to CNET.com, here’s a full list of companies working together to develop and create the infrastructure to bring 5G online: “AT&T, NTT Docomo, SK Telecom, Vodafone, Ericsson, Qualcomm, British Telecom, Telstra, Korea Telecom, Intel, LG Uplus, KDDI, LG Electronics, Telia Company, Swisscom, TIM, Etisalat Group, Huawei, Sprint, Vivo, ZTE and Deutsche Telekom.”
Apparently, Verizon is working on its own to create a network in a few select cities around the country. So, what will 5G mean for you? Well, from a technical perspective you’ll be able to do everything you do now on your phone, except a lot faster. For perspective, let’s say 4G is a high-end Chevy Camaro and the 5G is a lamborghini. Imagine the two on a race track? The checkered flag waves and the networks are off. By the time 4G crosses the finish line, 5G has already passed it 100 times. That’s how fast we’re talking.
At the writing of this article 5G mini cell towers are already being installed all over certain cities in California and other cities around the country (and world for that matter). But it will be at least 5 to 10 years for it to be implemented everywhere as planned. The infrastructure costs are going to be huge by even the most conservative of estimates, but the biggest financial powerhouses are funding this.
The first 5G WiFi routers are already being sold and the first 5G cell phones are planned to be release sometime in 2019. By the way a 5 GHz WiFi router is not the same thing as a 5G WiFi Router. A 5G WiFi router will use the 60 GHz, 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies whereas a 5 GHz WiFi router will only use 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies.
5G As Military Weapons
What a lot of people do not realize is that governments and other global entities are behind the roll out of 5G for more reasons than just increasing data capacities for civilian communications. 5G has huge military uses and functions. Some of you may have heard or remember US President Donald J Trump creating the new U.S. “Space Force”. Well he is talking about 5G technology. Let me explain.
China developed a space technology using “Quantum Entanglement“. This technology uses satellites and enables military communication that surpasses anything we have ever had or used in human history. China had a satellite that launched in August of 2016 which has now validated across a record 1200 kilometers using the “spooky action” that Albert Einstein said he abhorred.
I am going to talk a bit complicated for a moment. In the test of China’s satellite entangled photons were sent to separate stations on earth. Measuring one photon’s quantum state instantly determines the other, no matter how far away it is. And then they pair. One Photon can be sent to a particular station on earth while the other photon, it’s pair, remains in the satellite. When a third photon is entangled with the one on earth this is communicated back to the satellite. This enables a new encrypted method of communication.
So basically what Quantum Entanglement is is a way for a military to communicate amongst themselves in a way that is extremely difficult for an enemy to crack. (It also gives that nation the ability to more easily decode enemy encrypted communications.) It is an encrypted form of communication that we did not even think was possible. Albert Einstein thought of it in theory. China is developing this attempting to set up a space based military communication system that will not be able to be cracked by its enemies.
So what has this to do with 5G? Well this is an advanced technology using electromagnetic radiation as a means of communication. My understanding is very limited with this but in reading about it is an advanced part of the 5G technology. So basically right now we have a technology race between the super powers of the world, and implementing 5G is a key part of winning this race.
And being the first nation to fully implement 5G will enable control of space (including cyber space) and create other military weapon opportunities that will give a huge advantage to the most advanced nation.
So government and other global powerhouses all have a vested interest in rolling out 5G as fast as humanly possible. What this means is that the civilian cellular technology companies are not left to funding the required infrastructure build-out on their own. They are getting massive government and other global financial funding sources to speed through the infrastructure build out.
5G Cellular Networks As Weapons
Okay as I get into this topic do not think that I just put my tin foil hat on. What I am going to discuss here is what these systems could be used for if controlled by the wrong hands. The potential is there and is a big enough risk that I believe it deserves a brief mention. Even if we completely trust our government, (which would be foolish), computer controlled systems are subject to hacking threats by foreign enemy forces. The capabilities of the 5G cellular network could be used as a weapon against the civilian population. It could be used by our own government if they ever get evil enough, or be taken over and used by a foreign power as a terrorist act or as an act of war.
One of the key functions required by the 5G network for cell phone users to be able to not lose their signal is the ability of the system to use antenna arrays to both locate cell phones and to point at towers and cell phones. Even now with the earlier technology generations this capability is required, but it will be more important and refined in a 5G network.
A Bluetooth headset and the typical microwave oven use the exact same RF Radiation frequency, 2.45 GHz. The difference between one cooking you and one not is the amperage of the signal, or its density. Cell towers around a town could do more damage to the inhabitants of the town if the density of the signal is increased. Theoretically they could either cook the town as a whole, or point the energy at a specific person and cook them.
Scientific Studies & Information
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
In an article published on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley on saferemr.com he posts a bunch of scientific studies on the harmful effects of 5G radiation. I just wanted to quote one of the findings here. It said: “The results also show that the peak-to-average ratio of 1,000 tolerated by the International Council on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection guidelines may lead to permanent tissue damage after even short exposures, highlighting the importance of revisiting existing exposure guidelines.” The guidelines mentioned here mean the current governmental RF Radiation safety guidelines which they are saying are insufficient. They are calling for new guidelines to be set up considering their new findings.
Following is a quote from a Daily Mail article about the roll-out of 5G: “According to Dr Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, Berkeley, MMWs could pose a very real danger. ‘The deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species,’ he told Daily Mail Online. Because MMWs are weaker than microwaves, they are predominantly absorbed by the skin, meaning their distribution is quite focused there,
‘Since skin contains capillaries and nerve endings, MMW bio-effects may be transmitted through molecular mechanisms by the skin or through the nervous system,’ Dr Moskowitz writes on his blog. He also told Daily Mail Online that he’s concerned that ‘5G will use high-band frequencies, or millimeter waves, that may affect the eyes, the testes, the skin, the peripheral nervous system, and sweat glands.’ ‘Millimeter waves can also make some pathogens resistant to antibiotics,’ he added.”
Cindy L. Russell
This is a constant theme coming from many scientists around the globe that have participated in studies on RF Radiation. Another example is this study finding here by Cindy L. Russell entitled “5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications” posted on sciencedirect.com.
In the abstract (I paraphrase) she talks about how the current human generation is the first generation to experience cradle to grave exposure to RF Radiation. She points out how difficult it is now to find a “controlled group” since it is hard to find anyone that has not been exposed. Since there are so many studies showing the harmful effects of RF Radiation, she advises a more “precautionary approach” to advancing new wireless technologies.
Letters From Doctors & Scientists
In an article entitled “Small Cells, Mini Cell Towers, Wireless Facilities And Health: Letters From Scientists On The Health Risk Of 5G”, the people at ehtrust.org have a list of links to actual letters from scientists and doctor about 5G. In this article it says the following describing these links:
“Please see on this page a short list of letters from expert scientists, doctors and public health experts sent to government officials regarding the issue of streamlining small cells in neighborhoods. In these letters scientists share the research supporting their opinion that wireless exposure to the public should be minimized and the deployment of small cell antennas into neighborhoods should be halted.”
Just as an example of these letters, here is one written by 18 doctors and scientists dated September 19, 2017 to the then Governor of the State Of California, Edmund G. Brown Jr., they ask for his veto against a bill that was pending in the state legislature. In this letter they state “There is a substantial body of evidence that this technology is harmful to humans and the environment. The 5G millimeter wave is known to heat the eyes, skin and testes, and the ubiquitous placement of these towers will expose California’s population 24/7.
Of particular concern are the most vulnerable among us — the unborn, children, the infirm, the elderly and the disabled. It is also expected that populations of bees and birds will drastically decline.” Of course the Governor signed the bill into law. But this letter from these doctors and scientists is worth reading. They make some very good points.
The 5G Appeal
“The 5G Appeal” is a 182 page document put together by a group of doctors and scientists calling on the United Nations and the World Health Organization for “protection from non-ionizing electromagnetic ﬁeld exposure”. The summary of this document says “We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health eﬀects of non-ionizing electro-magnetic ﬁelds (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.
These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic ﬁeld (ELF EMF).” Here is a link to the full document.
Dr. Leszczynski Sounds Warning
And finally in an article on mdsafetech.org entitled “Dr. Leszczynski Sounds Warning at Australian Meeting: Precaution with 5G”, Dr. Leszczynski’s warning to the Australian government is described. They even include a video of Dr. Leszczynski speaking. It is a very important article and is definitely worth reading.
On the “Scientific Studies” page of this website I also have links to each of these articles and links also to many articles and studies on RF Radiation in general. This is a resource page that is always growing. As I find more scientific studies and articles by these scientists I am continually adding them to this page.
How To Protect Yourself From 5G
Getting The Word Out – Enlarging Public Awareness
To start off I would say anything that you can do to share articles from this website on your social media pages and via email will help get the word out. Also you can share the actual letters and studies from the scientists and doctors mentioned above. Anything you can do to get the word out will help raise public awareness and concern for slowing down the 5G roll-out and real better safety standards.
Also a search of the internet will show you existing groups that you can join and help organize peaceful protests and government committee appearances to make these things known. We live in a constitutional republic and as such the citizens of the various states are sovereign. We just need to act like it and make enough people aware so that we can garner enough support to change public opinion.
5G Exposure Facts
The one good thing about 5G and its use of higher millimeter wave frequencies is the fact that they have trouble going through objects such as walls. This is not talked about enough but it is an important fact to consider. We will get some 5G radiation coming through our walls, just not enough to have a good signal. But our walls by themselves will shield us from some of it. The 5G mini cell towers will also emit lower non-5G frequencies such as the 2.4 GHz frequency so it can penetrate walls.
Where our main increase in actual 5G millimeter wave radiation exposure will happen will be when we are out of our home exposing ourselves to all of the mini cell towers everywhere, and the 5G radiation sources (devices) that we bring into our homes (such as our cell phones and WiFi routers). But the increase in the lower RF Radiation frequencies will still have a devastating affect on our health when inside our homes. Remember a microwave oven cooks your food at 2.45 GHz frequency.
Let me give you a specific current real life example of what I am talking about. Right now a popular WiFi router is the 5 GHz routers. I have a Netgear 5 GHz router in my home right now. The problem with even the 5 GHz frequency is the waves are short enough and dense enough that it has trouble going through walls. So my 5 GHz router also emits the normal 2.4 GHz frequency that most other WiFi routers use.
It does this so that the router can send WiFi through the walls of the house to the rest of the house. 2.4 GHz can go through walls much better than 5 GHz can. So if I want to upload and download data via WiFi at the faster speeds the 5 GHz frequency can do, I have to pretty much be in the same room as my 5 GHz WiFi router. If I leave the room and shut the door I will be using mostly the 2.4 GHz frequency an speeds. (The 5 GHz frequency does get a weakened signal through some thinner walls and doors, but the signal does not travel very far.)
The new 5G (fifth generation) WiFi routers so far are all using the 60 GHz RF Radiation frequency. The 60 GHz frequency has way more trouble going through walls than the 5 GHz frequency does. What does this mean? It means you really have to be in the same room as a 60 GHz router to download at those speeds.
It also means 5G WiFi routers also must emit the 2.4 GHz frequency so that they can send internet through the walls to the rest of the house. Actually 5G WiFi routers emit all 3 frequencies, the 5G 60 GHz frequency, and the regular 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies.
Reduce 5G In Your Home
The main place that we are for sure going to be able to protect ourselves from 5G RF Radiation is going to be within the walls of our own home. To truly protect yourself you will want to protect yourself from all harmful forms of electromagnetic radiation within your home. There are four types: 1. RF Radiation, 2. Electric Fields, 3. Magnetic Fields and 4. Dirty Electricity. I have lots of articles on this website that show you how to protect yourself from each of these.
But lets go over what to do to protect your family from RF Radiation, and specifically 5G. First let’s start with the walls of your house. When 5G mini cell towers are all around your home you will want to paint the inside or outside of your home with a coat or two of a paint that blocks RF Radiation. (See image to the left) You can check out the price of this paint here on Amazon.com.
You can also get drapes and blinds that have conductive metallic fibers woven in the fabrics that will stop this RF Radiation from coming through your windows. People use these types of blinds and drapes along with the above mentioned paints for example when they have a regular cell tower placed right next to their home.
WiFi Router Guard
A WiFi Router Guard is a box that you stick your WiFi Router in made of a conductive metal mesh (see image to the right). I have tested this myself with a meter and it blocks at least 90% to 95% of the RF Radiation emitted by a WiFi router. Enough of the lower frequencies (the 2.4 GHz) get through such that I still have good WiFi through out my whole 3 bedroom house so I can watch YouTube and Netflix. But it blocks 90% to 95% of the radiation.
Below is my video review of the WiFi Router Guard. In the video you see me actually test the RF Radiation emitted from my 5 GHz WiFi router both before and after I stick it in the WiFi Router Guard. You get to see exactly how much RF Radiation it blocks. And in the latter part of the video I go into more detail about how well the WiFi still works. The video is short, but definitely worth watching. I highly recommend watching it.
As I always say by far the best way to protect your self from RF Radiation is to turn off your WiFi from your router altogether. You can do this by logging into your WiFi router settings and turning the WiFi off. If you do this you will want to hard wire your internet to where ever you have your computers so that you can plug them directly into the internet via Ethernet cables.
One thing that will be extra important to have as they roll-out 5G will be good meters that measures the different types of harmful electromagnetic Radiation. The least expensive route to go here will be to order two meters. First the TriField EMF Meter Model TF2 measures 3 of the 4 types of harmful electromagnetic radiation. It measures RF Radiation, electric fields and magnetic fields.
(Note: None of these meters I discuss measure the frequencies 5G devices will emit. But since 5G will also emit the lower frequencies these meters will be very helpful in assessing your exposure. I have not been able to find one that measures 5G frequencies. As soon as I do I will update this website so that people know about them.)
And the TriField meter is about half the price of my favorite RF Radiation meter, the HF 35C High Frequency Analyzer. And the HF 35C only measures RF Radiation. The TriField will measure all three I mentioned. Here is a link to the review I did of the TriField meter entitled “TriField EMF Meter Model TF2 Review – A Helpful Guide“.
The only other meter that you will need is one that will measure “Dirty Electricity” on the actual wiring in your home. My favorite meter here is the Graham-Stetzer Microsurge Meter. My review of this meter is this article entitled “Graham-Stetzer Microsurge Meter and Filters Review“. The TriField and the Graham-Stetzer meters will be crucial in the process of going through and protecting your home from harmful electromagnetic radiation.
Steel Mesh Bucket
These next items, steel mesh buckets, are something that people kind of just pass over. But they are very important in protecting against cell phone RF Radiation. They block 90 to 95% of RF Radiation just like a WiFi Router Guard. As 5G cell phones come out they will protect you both while you sleep or work.
The image on the left is called a WaveCage, and is perfect for keeping a smartphone in at night. The image on the right is a picture of a Steel Mesh Waste Basket that I purchased from Amazon. They are not as aesthetically pleasing an option, but they do the trick nicely.
The main thing that you want to use these for is to put your cell phones in at night when you sleep. You will want to make sure they are physically higher than your body and at least 4 to 6 feet away from you as well. During the day at work I keep my cell phone in a WaveCage sitting on my desk, or often higher up and farther away on a shelf in my office.
If you go to the one of my links here to Amazon.com you can search different variations of these still mesh metal baskets to put things in like your baby monitors and Alexa (or be like me and don’t get a big brother A-I device like an Alexa. Just saying.) Here is an example of another variation that you might prefer (see image on left) called the Steel Mesh Condiment Caddy. The main thing is make sure they are made of conductive metal. Most of the ones that I have found on Amazon are made of conductive metal.
Shielding Cell Phone Cases
What makes a shielding cell phone case so important is the close proximity our cell phones usually are to our body. Do you see the image of the girl talking on her smart phone in the picture on the right? She is using my favorite shielding cell phone case the one by SafeSleeve. It is an excellent quality case that is not too expensive. It is the best bang for the buck. You can check out its price here on Safesleevecases.com. My second favorite case is the one by DefenderShield. This case is a bit more expensive but really good as well. Check out its price here on Amazon.
The big thing to remember with any of these shielding phone cases is they only block a majority of the RF Radiation emitted by a cell phone. Some RF Radiation will still go around the best cases and into your head. So you should not hold the phone up to your ear as shown in the picture unless it is a last resort. If you ever do you definitely need to have a shielding case so that most of the RF Radiation is blocked.
And you want to have a shielding case so that as you carry your cell phone in a purse or a lose jacket pocket, you want the protection side of the shielded cell phone case facing your body. Try not to put your cell phone directly next to your body ever if you can help it. Always try to keep as much distance between you and your cell phone as possible.
Sometimes as I describe these things people take it as though I am saying you don’t need a shielding cell phone case. Nothing could be further from the truth. You do. You just still need to always keep as much distance between your body and your cell phone as possible.
Ferrite Beads & Air Tube Headsets
By far the safest way to talk on a cell phone is using a Air Tube Headset with a Ferrite Bead attached to the base of the cord. Both are important. On the left is a picture of an Air Tube Headset and on the right is a picture of the bottom of my headset with the Ferrite Bead I have attached on it. Below is a video where I show you what both of these things look like and how you use them. Then in writing below the video I will explain how both of these work and why they are so important.
First, the Air Tube Head Set. These work similar to the way a doctor’s stethoscope works. From about the middle of your headset up to your ear pieces are air tubes. So there is no electrical wiring going all the way up to your head. The cord or wiring in a headset acts just like an antenna and a bunch of the RF Radiation travels right up the cord like an antenna into your ears. With an Air Tube Headset the wires stop midway and don’t go to your head.
The only problem with Air Tube Headsets is you still have the cord on the bottom half of the headset cord. This cord often touches our bodies. When it does the RF Radiation leaves the cord and enters our bodies. Putting a Ferrite Bead on the base of the cord as I show in the image will filter and block 95% of the RF radiation from going up the cord. The two together are very effective at keeping you protected.
If you look at the picture to the immediate left of this paragraph it is a picture of a typical Ferrite Bead that computer manufacturers often use on laptop (and other electronics) charging cords. Charging cords often get high frequency spikes and surges that travel up the cord and can damage electronic circuit boards like they have in a laptop. A Ferrite Bead blocks or filters away this.
I show you this so that you can see that a Ferrite Bead is nothing new. It is a technology that is used all the time in the electronics industry. And it is very effective at protecting us from the high frequency surge we call RF Radiation.
The next 3 sections are an article that what written by a friend of mine about a year ago for this website. It used to be its own article, but it is kind of short. It is called “5G – The Benefits & Concerns”. I include it here because she has some good information and quotes some good sources on this topic.
“5G – The Benefits & Concerns
To make 5G, well, 5G, cell phone companies need more power than ever before. As I mentioned earlier, more towers and base stations will need to be built and secured to buildings around the country to make this possible. More towers and base stations means more RF radiation for you. This is where the concern over radiation enters the conversation.
We already know cell phone radiation can cause cancer. The World Health Organization recently classified RF radiation, like that from cell phones, cell towers and cordless phones as a possible carcinogenic in humans. Yep, it sure did.
Most recently, the U.S. Toxicology Program revealed the results of a groundbreaking study linking an increase in a rare form of heart cancer in male mice and rats. In that study, researchers exposed rats and mice to cell phone radiation similar to the levels we are exposed to in our everyday life. Guess what they found?
Low doses of RF radiation over a long period of time (10 years) increases the risk of cancer. And, that’s with cell phones that have yet to carry the 5G symbol at the top of your smartphone screen. A recent LA Times article takes a closer look the concerns regarding all this radiation from your phone and the 5G network.
“There is a big concern with the previous technology and it’s just being made worse with 5G,” said Kevin Mottus, outreach director for the California Brain Tumor Assn., who attend the FCC meeting and unsuccessfully attempted to ask officials about the health effects. “These are microwave transmitters and the closer you are to them, the more problems,” he said.
Desiree Jaworski, executive director of the Center for Safer Wireless, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the potential hazards of wireless radiation, said 5G signals will be harder for people to avoid.
“Right now, you don’t have to live next to a cell tower. If you’re concerned about it, you can move away,” she said. “But once they have these cell antennas everywhere, you won’t be able to do that,’ LA Times.
Did you catch that last part? With so many cell phone towers and other smaller base stations required for 5G to work, there will be nowhere to go to escape the harmful RF radiation. You could live in the woods, off the grid, but cell phone companies will find you. I was once hiking in the middle of an alpine wilderness and spotted a funny looking tree.
It was a little too perfect for the perfectly imperfect standards of Mother Nature. It wasn’t a tree after all. As we hiked closer to the tree, it became very clear, like a 5G phone call, the tree was actually a cell phone tower disguised as an Evergreen. The tower was painted green and the antennas designed to look like branches and leaves. I have to give credit to whoever designed this cell tower, they did a great job. But, I couldn’t believe there was a cell tower in the middle of nowhere. I digress.
My point is, 5G towers and bases won’t be so discreet. These towers will be everywhere and so will the RF Radiation, adding to an already overloaded and polluted environment. Because there will be more power associated with the 5G network, some researchers are asking for more time to study the health implications of this new lightening speed wireless technology. It’s unlikely this research will happen before 5G is set to be up and running in the next couple years or so.
Why Is 5G Radiation Dangerous?
As I mentioned we don’t know a lot about the health implications of 5G radiation, but we do know 4G and other RF radiation sources are very likely the root cause of so many diseases and ailments we face every day. Low doses of RF radiation over a long period time are linked to cancer, headaches, depression, anxiety, sleep issues and other ailments.
Some researchers believe the wavelengths at which 5G operates will cause serious skin issues and eye disease. 5G will operate on a wavelength known at Millimeter Waves. These waves, as I mentioned earlier, can’t go through buildings and other obstructions- that’s why so many base stations and cell towers will need to be built. All these short millimeter waves could cause a host of really big health issues. In an article about 5G, one author lists, in-depth at least 11 reasons why you should be concerned about the 5G network.
“The biggest concern is how these new wavelengths will affect the skin. The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like “an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths,” meaning that we become more conductive. A recent New York study which experimented with 60GHz waves stated that “the analyses of penetration depth show that more than 90% of the transmitted power is absorbed in the epidermis and dermis layer,” Nexusnewsfeed.com
Millimeter Waves or MMW are also linked to heart disease, compromise our immune system and change the health of our plants. I’ve never heard that one before. 5G network could affect our plants? That’s terrifying. One study indicates high levels of RF radiation can prevent plants from growing and having the nutrients we need to survive.
Some research also indicated MMW have the ability to penetrate the cornea of the eye and cause all sorts of issues. RF radiation is also known to have a thermal effect on our bodies, with the ability to change our cell structure. This type of radiation is also known to break the blood-brain barrier, the body’s last line of defense against toxic chemicals.
All this research is based off 4G and other less power wireless communication devices. So, it’s terrifying to think about how 5G may affect our health. Experts in this particular study believe we won’t know see the scope of all the health problems associated with cell phone radiation exposure for decades to come.
The speed at which you can upload a photo from your phone or put that perfect filter on your Instagram profile is outstanding. In a matter of seconds, you can share your favorite moments from your Hawaii vacation with the world. Your friends who are shoveling six inches of snow out of their driveway can comment and ‘love” the sunset beach photo equally as fast. All of this lightning speed communication is all thanks to modern day technology and 4G technology.
Soon however, we can upload, download snapchat, Facetime, Instagram, email, text and Marco Polo faster than ever before. In 2016, the United States became the first country to give the okay to dedicate a substantial number of airwaves for 5G. According to a recent article in the LA Times, 5G will operate at ten times the speed of 4G.
The increase in speed that data is moving from device to device means there will be more cell phone towers and more transmitters to make the 5G revolution possible. Cell phone companies are working hard to make 5G available to consumers by 2020.
“The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to allow wireless providers access to high-frequency airwaves that have had limited uses because they can’t carry data very far. Technological advances have made it possible to expand consumer wireless services into those airwaves.
But to use the spectrum, wireless companies will have to install thousands of small base stations — some just the size of smoke detectors — on utility poles and buildings to pass the signals along. The industry will spend about $56 billion to develop, test and deploy 5G services in the U.S. through 2025, according to IGR, a wireless market-strategy consulting firm,” LA Times.
All those small base stations will be emitting harmful RF radiation around every corner and neighborhood in the country. What we gain in convenience and speed we will lose in our quality of life and how we feel. Cell phone towers are already linked to depression, increase in cancer, tumors, sleep problems, anxiety, ADHD, autism and more.
Some experts fear the new wave of 5G technology, with all its power and speed, will also expedite cancer diagnosis’s. To really understand the potential health dangers of 5G, let’s take a closer look at this technology, how it works and why it could make you more prone to getting sick.”
This was kind of a long article. But this is a very important subject. If you are still reading here then you have learned a lot about RF Radiation, and specifically 5G. Please help us get the word out. The only way we can either stop 5G or at least get better safety standards implemented is if enough people are aware of the problem. Social media is great for this. Please share this and the other articles on this website that you may like on your social media sites.
And finally I want to thank you for taking the time to read this article. The fact that you have means that you are one of the more aware people we have in our country. We need more people just like you. Again thank you so much and I hope this website, and this article specifically was a benefit to you!
For more information on the RF radiation danger from cell towers please see our articles entitled “Cell Phone Tower Radiation Dangers“, “The 7 Worst Radiation Dangers In Your Home“, and “Cell Phone Tower Radiation Effects on School Children“.
For my recommendations on ways to protect yourselves from the various sources of 5G radiation see the “Recommended Protections” page of this website. I will also go over some of these as well later in this article.