MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
When we were discussing the robot economy, there was a caller who phoned into the show and made the comment that we were innovating ourselves into extinction.
Our toys are becoming more sophisticated and people want more and more upgrades to their technological gadgets and major tech companies are willing to oblige.
However, with all of the exponential growth, come risks.
These are risks I am sure no one will tell you about – some people already know that some of these technologies pose a risk to health and well-being.
Demand for cellular data has been growing at a staggering pace, with conservative estimates ranging from 40% to 70% year upon year increase in traffic .This incredible growth implies that within the next decades, cellular networks may need to deliver as much as 1000 times the capacity relative to current levels.
At the same time, as the benefits of wireless connectivity move beyond smart phones and tablets, many new devices will require wireless service perhaps as many as 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020 in one estimate.
Meeting this demand will be a formidable task. Many of the requirements envisioned for what are now being called beyond fourth-generation 4G and fifth-generation 5G cellular systems, such as multi-gigabits per second peak throughputs and tens of megabits per second cell edge rates, are already daunting.
Concerns about the potential harmful effects of radio frequency radiation have dogged mobile technology since the first brick-sized cell phones hit the market in the 1980s.
Industry and federal officials have largely dismissed those fears, saying the radiation exposure is minimal and that the devices are safe. Incidences of deaths from brain cancer have shown little change in recent years despite the explosion in cellphone usage, they note.
But the launch of super-fast 5G technology over the next several years will dramatically increase the number of transmitters sending signals to cellphones and a host of new internet-enabled devices, including smart appliances and autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, this move toward new technology comes after unsettling findings from a long-awaited federal government study of the cancer risk from cellphone use.
Surprisingly, The Los Angeles Times has been reporting that the move to 5G may not be as easy or as safe as we might think.
The article reports that as wireless companies prepare to launch the next generation of service, there are new questions about the possible health risks from radiation emitted by cellphones and the transmitters that carry the signals. The launch of super-fast 5G technology over the next several years will dramatically increase the number of transmitters sending signals to cellphones and a host of new Internet-enabled devices, including smart appliances and autonomous vehicles.
And the move to the new technology comes after unsettling findings from a long-awaited federal government study of the cancer risk from cellphone use.
National Toxicology Program researchers released preliminary data that showed small increases in tumors in male rats exposed to cellphone radiation.
The rats were exposed to nine hours of radiation daily, in 10-minutes-on, 10-minutes-off intervals, over their whole bodies for two years. The researchers found increased incidences of rare brain and heart tumors starting at about the federally allowable level of cellphone radiation for brain exposure, with greater incidences at about two and four times those levels.
So, in contained experiment the rats were not constantly exposed but were exposed for only 10 hours both on again and off again.
So with the 5G plan, humans will be exposed more so than the rats. If the effects are cumulative, then we will be seeing a cancer risk that would shoot up to 200 and maybe even 400 percent.
We are hooked to our devices—and so using your 5g tech would be like smoking a cigarette.
The American Cancer Society is saying that we have reached a paradigm shift in our understanding of radiation and cancer risk, so this has now reignited debate about the potential harmful effects of cellphones on human health.
However, this is not the only concern.
The FCC approved swathes of untested high frequency networks for private sector exploitation – ultimately, setting a very dangerous trend with no mention of health or environmental impacts, oversight, or corporate responsibility.
By year 2020, the telecom industry intends to cover America with over 2 million of these carrier cells or small relay stations installed on every lamp post, on buildings, power poles, basically, everywhere.
These small cell stations are allegedly the size of a regular smoke detector.
Exposure to all of the radio wave smog can be very risky, as smaller cells will be everywhere carrying the 5G signals. Experts have discovered that the skin responds to 5G and in fact our sweat ducts can act as antennas and can receive signals. This has not been tested for safety and experts in the field expect a jump in melanoma rates around the nation.
Leading health advocates and respected scientists around the world are alarmed, to say the least. Dr. Joel Moskowitz, director of community health studies at the University of California, warns “precaution is warranted before 5G is unleashed on the world.”
Former government physicist Dr. Ron Powell points out the plans “would irradiate everyone, including the most vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation: pregnant women, unborn children, young children…the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill… It would set a goal of irradiating all environments.”
The likelihood of you hearing about 5G is close to nil because that’s the way the telecommunication industry wants it. This has been rolling out under the radar as much as an untested, certainly unvetted, technology possibly can.
This is a technology that has been in the making for nearly 60 years. And while there is a platitude of studies, including government-funded studies that prove the increased risk of cancer and brain tumors, there are equally as many industry-funded research that expels contradictory information and these are dangerous myths that continue to be propagated in the corporate-owned media.
Even more alarming is the 1996 Telecommunications Act which bans any local government from making a decision based upon negative health impacts from the wireless industry. In other words, this is a 20 year-old gag-order that was placed upon the American people before they had any clue what an expanded and amped up wireless network could look like.
Meanwhile, leaders from around the world take the harmful effects much more seriously such as “Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Israel, Russia and China have set RF exposure limits 100 to 10,000 times less than the USA. They recognize that there can be non-thermal biological effects from wireless radiation.” Ultimately, these nations are assuming The Precautionary Principle that states “if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus (that the action or policy is not harmful), the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking that action.”
For well over 50 years, scientists and industry insiders have known that these microwave pulse modulated radio frequency radiation day-in-and-day-out is very toxic; particularly to pregnant women and children, and yet our leaders allow the telecom industry to continue its expansion, completely unbridled; eviscerating the very protections that prevented the industry from steamrolling us in the first place.
Last month, the U.S. became the first nation to allocate a large swath of airwaves for 5G. Those services could be available to consumers by 2020, offering transmission speeds at least 10 times faster than today’s 4G.
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.
The FCC granted their permission for this highly questionable process without looking at, or conducting, even one scientific study.
Once again, big money is made at the expense of public safety.
The smaller cell stations could be installed on every other block and so with this kind of market penetration, every citizen within these areas will be exposed to this radiation.
There were about 308,000 wireless antennas on cell towers and buildings at the end of last year, double the number there were in 2002, according to CTIA, a leading wireless trade group.
It’s unclear how many smaller base stations would be needed for 5G service. But it’s widely believed that there would need to be exponentially more because of the limited distance the signals can travel. One researcher estimated a station would be needed for every 12 homes in a dense urban area.
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.
At the moment you have the choice not to live next to a cell tower. If you’re concerned about it, you can move away, but once they have these cell stations everywhere, you won’t be able to do that.
In the meantime, the wireless industry is pushing for this through so quickly it is ignoring the International EMF Scientists’ Appeal to the United Nations. As of March 22, 2017, the appeal has received 225 signatures from 41 nations “to the United Nations asking the UN and all its member states in the world, encouraging the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development.
This is going to be a national health at risk. Most Americans have no idea what is about to be forced upon our biosphere.
We have to understand that the higher the G rating, as in 1G, 2G, 3G, etc., the more toxic this technology is. We are now entering uncharted territory known as 5G. Microwave and EMF exposure at the 4G level have already decreased America’s overall health.
Under the current 5G plan, every square inch of America will be bathed and covered in penetrating and irradiating microwaves like never before.
Sadly, it will be impossible to escape this.