Last Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved the rollout of new 5G wireless networks without making changes to federal safety limits for cellphone radiation exposure… despite cellphone and 5G studies showing health dangers of radio frequency radiation exposure.
The four major corporate U.S. corporations – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile – have been lobbying to cash in on the new generation of wireless service craze, installing thousands of cell antennas on telephone and light polls and rooftops to sell the new, 5G compatible smartphones.
According to the FCC, “No expert health agency expressed concern about the Commission’s RF [radio frequency] exposure limits.”
This statement ignores significant evidence to the contrary. A year ago, National Toxicology Program researchers said they found “clear evidence that cell-phone radiation exposure can cause cancerous heart tumors in male rats.”
Last October, more than 240 scientists in 43 countries, who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF), signed the “International EMF Scientist Appeal.” This document states:
“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.”
A recent lead article in Scientific American was titled, “We Have No Reason to Believe 5G is Safe.”
There are over 100 peer-reviewed scientific studies that claim a strong link between radiation
emitted by cell phones to cancer, crib death, DNA damage, and male infertility.
Last August, the FCC tried to speed the rollout of 5G cell antennas by claiming the technology was so essential that standard environmental reviews should be bypassed.
The FCC, however, was thwarted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which heard a case brought by environmental and tribal groups.
The judges in this case did not agree to hear complaints against the FCC’s moves to force U.S. cities to fast track approval of 5G cell locations. This issue will be addressed in another case to be heard by a different U.S. Court of Appeals.
TREND FORECAST: As for the judicial process? In “Hi-Tech Heroin,” one of our 2020 Top Trends, we wrote, “We forecast that governments will force acceptance of 5G millimeter wave on the public despite health concerns. Court actions will ensue, and findings will expose what opponents claim are lies and scientific fraud that allowed the marketing of wireless technology originally.”