The latest Bikom survey deals with the acceptance of 5G cell towers by Germans. The 5th generation of mobile communications (5G) not only provides high speeds and low delays with regard to data transmission. New frequencies and an enormous upgrade of the transmission towers are planned as well. No need to worry, network operators assure the public. They are already advertising the new technology. Smartphone manufacturers intend to release devices compatible with the new standard later this year. What do users think about the topic? After all, numerous scientific studies have documented health risks from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation mobile communications and have already taken a critical view of 5G. Indeed, they have even warned against expansion. According to the Bitkom survey of 5G cell towers published on 20 April 2020, Germans are concerned about the topic. We’ll give you an overview of the most significant survey results.
A recent 5G review of international scientists has documented health damages caused by WiFi and mobile phone radiation of the 5th generation (5G). The Journal Toxicology Letters, Volume 323 published the systematic review in the May issue. Diagnose-Funk also presented it in the ElektrosmogReport (1/2020). What distinguishes the publications and, in particular, the 5G review? We take a look at the research results in an overview.
New ICNIRP guidelines 2020 − The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published new “Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields” in the U.S. American radiation health journal Health Physics on 11 March 2020. This publication now replaces the ICNIRP´s Radio Frequency (1998) and Low Frequency Guidelines (2010). In this article, we review the publication and clarify the most important questions.
New Safe 5G Act in the USA − On Monday, 23 March 2020, the President of the USA signed the “Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020”. Among other things, it requires the development of a strategy to ensure and maximize the security of the next-generation (5G) mobile telecommunications infrastructure and systems in the United States. What developments is the government’s legislative announcement based upon? To answer the question, we provide an overview below of previous regulations of radiation protection limits in the USA and the current discourse in science and research on this topic.
On 31 May 2011, the committee of the WHO cancer organization, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), decided that electromagnetic fields (EMF) are ”potentially carcinogenic” to humans. This classification means that, according to the IARC, there is limited evidence of carcinogenic effects of radiofrequency magnetic fields on humans. Now the WHO wants to reclassify the EMF risk for our health. Since modern technology developments are constantly growing, this is imperative.
Numerous studies substantiate health risks caused by non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Already in 2002, 1,000 doctors around the world signed the Freiburg Appeal in which they attempted to sensitize the medical profession, public healthcare, politics and the general public for the topic. Finally, in 2015, 194 scientists from 39 countries demanded in an appeal to the United Nations (UN), their member states and the World Health Organization (WHO), to deal with the health and environmental risks of increasing radiation exposure, to educate the public, to take precautionary measures and to tighten regulations. The upheaval is completely unsubstantiated, the radiation protection limits authorities assure us. Recommended limits are supposed to protect us adequately and sufficiently. But where does this certainty originate from when, at the same time, the experts´ outcry is becoming louder and louder? To arrive at an answer, we want to clarify the following issues.
Both you and I are only two of the five billion mobile phone users out there. Our phones have become a daily necessity for us. Have you ever wondered how much radiation you absorb when making a phone call, downloading a file or simply when keeping a phone in your pocket? How safe is it? And how did SAR come about?
In his scientific report from early 2019, Prof. Om. P. Gandhi shows that microwave emissions of mobile phones fail the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) safety limits both in Europe and the USA. He recommends that the regulators change current compliance testing methods.
As consumers, we generally think that all electronic products we use, including mobile phones, are safe to use. When it comes to mobile phones and other wireless technology, one of the safety tests that a product needs to pass before it’s released to the market is a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) test. The results of such test reveal whether the product is above or below a set safety limit.