Scientists warn EU of wireless radiation risks – part 1

Scientists warn EU of wireless radiation risks – part 1

What risks does radiofrequency (wireless) radiation pose to our health and environment and who’s doing what about it?

This is the subject of a new paper by researchers from Australia, Sweden and Finland that should set alarm bells ringing.

The researchers refer to a document – the EU 5G Appeal – signed by over 400 medical doctors and scientists which was sent to the EU six times to advise them about the serious risks of exposing the planet to wireless radiation.

The authors say there is an abundance of evidence, dating back at least five decades, which shows that wireless radiation is harmful to humans and animals:

  • a review of more than 3700 studies from the US Naval Medical Research Institute found adverse health effects as early as the 1970s;

  • the BioInitiative Reports, by independent researchers, found reduced fertility and harmful neurological, behavioural, genetic and immune effects;

  • an analysis of 2065 studies by the Oceania Radiofrequency Science Advisory Association (ORSAA) found that approximately 69% showed biological effects that have the potential to cause harm, including effects on sleep, free radicals, oxidative stress, DNA damage, as well as cardiovascular disease and cancer;

  • a review by the Swiss expert group on electromagnetic fields (BERENSIS) found increased oxidative stress (which is involved in cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases);

  • research by Panagopoulos and team found that even weak exposure can open calcium channels in cell membranes, which can potentially cause downstream damage to the body;

  • a major animal study by the National Toxicology Program found that mobile phone radiation caused heart schwannomas, brain gliomas and cancerous activity in male rats;

  • a major animal study by the Ramazzini Institute also found that mobile phone radiation caused schwannomas in the hearts of male rats;

  • the REFLEX study for the EU found  that mobile phone radiation caused significant biological damage;

  • judgements of courts (in Italy, Spain and Geneva) found that occupational exposures caused damage to plaintiffs.

As well as effects on humans and animals, the authors say that there’s evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to wildlife. ‘For example, honeybees maximally absorb the higher 5G frequencies because the millimetre wavelengths resonate with their body size. Adverse RFR effects also occur for other pollinating insects, plants, trees, birds, frogs, animals and humans.’

They refer to a review by Blake Levitt and colleagues that observed decades of research and concluded, ‘Biological effects have been seen broadly across all taxa and frequencies at vanishingly low intensities comparable to today’s ambient exposures. Broad wildlife effects have been seen on orientation and migration, food finding, reproduction, mating, nest and den building, territorial maintenance and defense, and longevity and survivorship. Cyto- and geno-toxic effects have been observed’

In addition to the problems that have already been demonstrated, the authors say there are likely to be additional risks from 5G technologies. They point out that 5G will bring increased exposure from:

  • ‘billions of new connections’

  • ‘thirty times more antennas’

  • ‘at least 800 base stations per square kilometre’

  • ‘radiation from 100,000 5G satellites’.

While it’s too early to know the full impacts of exposure to 5G radiation, there is already cause for concern. The authors cite a review by Di Ciaula who concluded that 5G ‘MMW [millimetre waves] increase skin temperature, alter gene expression, promote cellular proliferation and synthesis of proteins linked with oxidative stress, inflammatory and metabolic processes, could generate ocular damages, affect neuro-muscular dynamics’.

As if that were not enough to set alarm bells ringing, the authors show that wireless radiation can have harmful effects on the building blocks of nature. They say, ‘the high frequency 5G millimetre waves will create quantum level changes in the rotational energy of water (at 22.3 GHz, 33 GHz, and 323 GHz) and oxygen molecules (at 60 GHz).’ Further, they consider that the ‘forced changes to the fundamental building blocks of life are likely to affect all lifeforms on earth in unpredictable and potentially devastating ways.’

Could there be any more compelling reasons to address the problems that wireless radiation pose?

See Part 2 in this series next week.

Nyberg, Nils Rainer; McCredden, Julie; Weller, Steven and Hardell, Lennart (2022). The European Union prioritises economics over health in the rollout of radiofrequency technologies. Reviews on Environmental Health. 10.1515/reveh-2022-0106.

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