This following explanation from USA Professor Devra Davis of EnvironmentalHealthTrust.org, gives us a succinct overview of the key issues that are raising concerns about 5G health risks with scientists and researchers worldwide.
“Small” cells is an industry word for cell towers with transmitting antennas close to the ground near our homes. The FCC has estimated over 800,000 new “small” cells will be installed throughout the USA and millions worldwide. Radiating cell antennas with 5G, 4G, 3G, and 3G technology will be mounted on:
- Street lights
- Utility poles
- Bus stops
- Rooftops of buildings.
Insurance authorities classify 5G as “High Risk.”
The Insurance authority Swiss Re released a white paper classifying 5G as a “high” emerging risk cautioning that “potential claims for health impairments may come with a long latency.” If insurance companies won’t take the risk why should we?
The radiation from these small 5G cell antennas is not small.
Wireless antennas emit microwaves — non-ionizing radio-frequency radiation — and essentially function as cell towers. Each installation can have over a thousand antennas that are transmitting simultaneously. Examples of how small cells are not small include:
- 5G will use new “beam-forming” antenna designs that create multiple streams of signal from each fixture.
- They increase electromagnetic radiation near homes.
- They have refrigerator-sized (and larger) equipment cabinets.
- Property values drop after a cell tower is built near homes.
- Taller and wider poles are needed for the antennas.
- Fixtures weigh hundreds of pounds.
These quick overview Videos explain the main concerns about 5G in more detail …
Investigate Europe magazine questions, big promises or big risks? We are going through a giant technological transformation, one that will bring us “smart homes”, “smart cities” and the much-hyped “internet of things”. The vehicle for this transformation is 5G, the fifth-generation mobile service. 5G will allow countless appliances and everyday objects to be connected to the internet at all times. It will bring driverless cars, hologram images instead of video, smart fridges, nappies, washing machines, electricity circuits, coffee machines, your blood sugar, your medicine intake… But none of this comes without a cost.
Such a level of connectivity will require many more base stations, which raises a growing concern that electromagnetic field radiation may be harmful to health. There is disagreement among scientists on whether 5G millimetre waves are less or more dangerous than 3 or 4G. Scientists wary of potential health risks from 5G point out that nobody knows as very little research has been done. Nobody has been asked whether we want to go down this path and we are heading into this future without consultation and with very little public debate.
Full Measure, a weekly Sunday news program focusing on investigative, original and accountability reporting talks with one of the world’s most respected EMF scientists, Professor Martin Pall, discussing 5G health risks. The host is Sharyl Attkisson, five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. Sharyl is backed by a team of award winning journalists.