Researchers from the U.S. National Academy of Science have confirmed that the mysterious neurological symptoms experienced by American diplomats in China and Cuba are consistent with the effects of directed microwave energy. This affirms what scientists and everyday citizens have been saying for decades – it is not just the tissue heating abilities of wireless technologies that cause harm.

Learn more about Millimeter Waves and Health, and Canada’s outdated radiation exposure guideline Safety Code 6 in the WellBeing section of the Primer found here.

The Science

Not all science is created equal, and policy makers and industry often use this to their advantage. Rather than looking at other’s interpretations of the data, we will get a clearer picture by looking at the research directly. This short article: 10 Questions to Ask about Scientific Studies gives those of us who are not scientists the tools to better place science in context and understand the relationship between findings and facts.

There is a vast body of published peer-reviewed research documenting the harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) available. In January 2021, upon doing a review of the past 10 years of research, BERENIS, a group of scientific experts on electromagnetic fields appointed by the Swiss government concluded that exposure to a “low dose” of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields may cause “severe health effects” in the young and elderly and in people with immune deficiencies or diseases.

Recent update to the BioInitiative Report  a review by 29 MDs and PhDs from 10 countries – contains 1,800 new studies. Online you’ll find an impressive list of 30,000 studies and more than 6,300 summaries showing a broad range of adverse human health effects associated with RFR.

In March 2021, Dr. Christopher Portier, former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and a scientific advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO), wrote this expert report for plaintiffs in the lawsuit Murray v. Motorola in which he examines many studies done since 2010, to find “RF exposure probably causes gliomas (tumors in the brain and spinal cord) and neuromas (growths or tumors of nerve tissue) and, given the human, animal and experimental evidence, I assert that, to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty, the probability that RF exposure causes gliomas and neuromas is high.”

 In short, internationally renowned independent scientists have concluded that the there is a very high likelihood that exposure to radiofrequency radiation causes harm.  

Nevertheless, RFR in our environment is steadily intensifying. Soon, instead of 2,000 satellites orbiting the Earth, there will be over 50,000 constellations of 5G-generating satellites polluting our night skies. Instead of cell towers every few miles, there will be cell transmitters in front of every third to fifth home, emitting 3G, 4G and 5G-radiofrequency radiation. Meanwhile, this 2021 study from Brazil links continuous EMF exposure from cell transmitters placed close to residences to higher cancer mortality rates. 

Electrosensitivity and Human Rights

A growing segment of the population is is completely debilitated by wireless frequencies.Forced exposure to 5G and other electromagnetic frequencies, be it from land or space, contravenes the Accessible Canada Act. The Rose Institute, where Dr Magds Havas conducts research on the effects of WiFi routers and cell phones on the function of the heart and brain, estimates 3-35% of the population respond “negatively” to wireless frequencies.

When it comes to 5G, and even 4G, no independent, long-term safety testing has been done to ensure the public is protected from all possible harm. Worse, just like Big Tobacco was back in its heyday, Big Wireless is heavily invested in a disinformation campaign aimed at making consumers believe wireless technology is safe.

Awakening the Regulators

Some governmental organizations are heeding caution in the adoption of 5G. This February 2020 European Parliamentary Briefing on the “Effects of 5G Wireless Communication on Human Health” warns that:

Research to date has not addressed the constant exposure that 5G would introduce… Accordingly, a section of the scientific community considers that more research on the potential negative biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G is needed, notably on the incidence of some serious human diseases.

Meanwhile, industry and government bodies like Health Canada continue to deny the science that shows proof of harm. In fact, as shown by Canadians 4 Safe Technology Here and in more depth Here, Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada are engaging in what might be termed a misinformation campaign. How can they justify their actions? 

Beyond the well-documented conflict of interest of those who sit on the radiation exposure regulatory boards, tech and government assume they can ignore the many causal links between wireless radiation and health as long there is no recognized mechanism explaining how radiofrequency radiation causes its many biological effects. Biochemistry professor Dr. Martin Pall has uncovered a key mechanism of harm, cited in numerous research papers and described below, but the final proof of his hypothesis has yet to be officially recognized.

Learn more about Dr Pall’s findings Here.

Clearly, a massive public awareness campaign to reduce RFR exposure to As Low As Reasonably Achievable, something we learned to do many years ago for ionizing radiation (X-rays), is essential, if we are going to protect public health and promote planetary well-being.

Resources on HEALTH

Science on Radiation from 4G & 5G Microcell Antennas

Scientific Research on Wireless Health Effects

Physicians for Safe Technology

Scientific Studies Showing Biological Effects of RF Radiation 

5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects

Dr Pall’s Paper on 5G, the Distinct Types of Harm Caused by EMF Exposure and the Mechanism that Causes Them