Health & Environmental Threat of 5G Cell Phones
by John P. Thomas, Health Impact News, for Waking Times
Public attention about 5G has been focused on the plans of telecom companies to install millions of small cell towers on electric utility poles, on public buildings and schools, on bus stop shelters, in public parks, and anywhere they want in national parks and on federally owned land. In local urban communities, there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street
As bad as these small cell towers might seem from the standpoint of constant exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation in close proximity to the source, perhaps an even more alarming prospect will be the beaming of millimeter length microwaves at the earth from thousands of new communication satellites.
The FCC gave approval to SpaceX on March 29, 2018, to launch 4,425 satellites into low orbit around the Earth. 20,000 satellites are expected to be put into low and high orbit by several companies. These satellites will use the same type of phased array antennas as will be used by the ground-based 5G systems. They will send tightly focused beams of intense microwave radiation to each specific 5G device and each device will send a beam of radiation back to the satellite.
Previous generations of RF cellular communication used large antennas to send a blanket of radiation in all directions. The lower frequencies they used and the broad distribution of microwaves limited the numbers of cellular devices that could connect through an individual tall tower. The much shorter length microwaves used for 5G will make it possible to use small phased array antennas to send and receive signals. Phased array antennas consist of clusters of hundreds of tiny antennas that work together to shoot a ray of energy at a target just like a bullet.
The microwaves they produce will be strong enough to pass through walls and human bodies. Otherwise to use a 5G smart-phone you’d have to stand outside when using the device. Each 5G product (such as autonomous cars) will also have multiple phased array antennas to create a beam of radiation back to the utility poles or toward a specific satellite in space. This means if you’re in a crowded location, such as an airport or on a train, there will be 100s if not 1000s of such beams. The effective radiated power of the 5G phased array antennas in phones will be 10 times more powerful than 4G phones.
No one will be free from exposure. Stationary equipment such as Wi-Fi hubs will be permitted to use microwaves15X stronger than signals from 5G phones or 150 times stronger than 4G phones.
Arthur Firstenberg, author, researcher, and advocate for limiting RF exposure from the environment, explains the analysis of 5G radiation that was published in Microwave News in 2002. He stated: “When an ordinary electromagnetic field enters the body, it causes charges to move and currents to flow. But when extremely short electromagnetic pulses enter the body [5G], something else happens: the moving charges themselves become little antennas that re-radiate the electromagnetic field and send it deeper into the body.” These re-radiated waves are called Brillouin precursors.
These are the companies with the biggest plans to deploy satellites: SpaceX: 12,000 satellites; OneWeb: 4,560 satellites; Boeing: 2,956 satellites; Spire Global: 972 satellites. Arthur Firstenberg states: Honeywell has already signed a memorandum of understanding to become OneWeb’s first large customer—it plans to provide high-speed Wi-Fi on business, commercial, and military aircraft throughout the world.
Ground-based 5G systems are already being implemented in dozens of major cities. Cities can’t “say no” to 5G. FCC regulations prevent cities from objecting on the basis of health concerns – they only can speak to aesthetics and the placement of equipment.
The first two 5G test satellites were launched by SpaceX in February of 2018. Hundreds of other satellites are expected to be launched in 2019.. The full set of 20,000 satellites could be put in orbit during the next two years. To put this into perspective, as of September 2017 there were 1,738 operating satellites in orbit. This means the number of satellites will increase by 11 times. The rocket fuel used in these launches is very destructive to the Earth’s ozone layer which protects us from the harsh effects of radiation from the sun. Rockets using liquid kerosene as fuel destroy less ozone, but they release massive amounts of carbon soot, especially at high altitudes. 5G satellites have a relatively short lifespan, which means there will be high numbers of launches for the foreseeable future.
Millions of people will suffer from radiation exposure with symptoms such as headaches, weakness, impaired ability to learn and reason, chest pain, and numerous other symptoms that will baffle most conventional physicians. Today, it’s possible to live in a location that has reduced levels of microwave exposure, by choosing a living space far from cell phone towers. However, in the near future, it won’t matter where we live, because 5G will irradiate us wherever we happen to live or work.
Can 5G Implementation be Stopped?
As far as I can tell, at this point, the only way that 5G will be stopped will be by congressional action. If enough people raise a stink with their elected officials, then perhaps 5G could be put on hold while studies are done to examine the true health risks. Telecom investment in 5G has been massive. They are planning full implementation on the ground and in space in the next couple of years. The time to object is now and not after hundreds of thousands of people become sick.