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Learn more about Millimeter Waves and Health, and Canada’s outdated radiation exposure guideline Safety Code 6 in the WellBeing section of the Primer found here.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

There is a vast body of published research documenting the harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR). 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 M.D.’s and Ph. D’s 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 short, Internationally renowned independent scientists have concluded that the harms of radiofrequency radiation are established.  

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.

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.

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. How can they justify their denial? 

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.

The Mechanism of Harm

Dr. Pall links the harm caused by RFR to the way it affects the calcium levels in our cells and the channels that allow calcium to flow in and out. Calcium plays many important roles in our bodies. The role calcium plays as a biological signaling molecule is what is affected by RFR exposure. RFR damages cells by increasing calcium levels inside the cells, which leads to heightened oxidative stress.

On a molecular level, the excess calcium released inside these cells causes an enormous increase in both nitric oxide and superoxide, which spontaneously combine to form one of the most damaging molecules in our bodies — peroxynitrite.

Once formed, peroxynitrite attacks key molecules and damages cells, including DNA, and can cause disease. Research has linked RFR to many illnesses, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s and ALS, neuropsychiatric disorders, and infertility.

The story gets worse before it will get better. : )  Humans aren’t the only species with channels that allow calcium to flow in and out of cells. Animals, plants, food crops, insects and even microbes are affected. RFR harms everything with DNA.

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