In late January 2018, a large group of concerned scientists – over 26,000 – protested the expanding 5G telecommunications network being installed around the United States and abroad.
American author and activist on the subject of electromagnetic radiation and health Arthur Firstenberg authored a mass petition to “urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites.”
The mass petition states that the hazards from untested, constant bombardments of higher doses of telecommunications radio frequency (RF) radiation in multiple bandwidths (2G, 3G, 4G, and now 5G) “constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.”
The scientists identify the Big Telco goal of rolling out their fifth-generation wireless network (5G) within the next two years as the critical underpinning to all “smart” technologies (iPhones, utility meters, Echo/Alexa, etc.) envisioned by techno-futurists keen on realizing the Internet of Things – complete online connectivity between all devices, great and small.
“Virtually everything we own and buy, from refrigerators and washing machines to milk cartons, hairbrushes and infants’ diapers, will contain antennas and microchips and will be connected wirelessly to the Internet,” revealed the petition.
The goal of 5G is to provide internet access to places where installing a physical infrastructure (towers and other equipment) is cost-prohibitive – “even in rainforests, mid-ocean and the Antarctic.”
The 26,000-some scientists predicted that the telco 5G global blanketing network will produce “unprecedented environmental change” and warned that “the planned density of radio frequency transmitters is impossible to envisage.”
This large body of educated professionals has found “overwhelming” evidence that RF radiation “is harmful to life.” It can damage DNA, cells, organ systems, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
The author of the petition is no new-comer to the fight against globalized 5G. He founded an independent campaign group called the Cellular Phone Task Force and has published two books, one from 1997 with the provocative title, Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution.
In January 2010, Firstenberg filed a lawsuit against Raphaela Monribot (his neighbor) and Robin Leith (the owner-lessor of Ms. Monribot’s residence), seeking damages of $530,000. His complaint asked for “injunctive relief” (to get someone to stop doing something) and monetary damages caused by “nuisance” and “prima facie tort” (when a defendant inflicts intentional and malicious harm).
So what did Firstenberg want his neighbor and her landlord to stop doing, exactly?
Firstenberg claimed he suffered from EMS, “the numerous symptoms of which are triggered by electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves emitted from cell phones, computers, electrical transmission lines, and similar devices.” He said he had been getting Social Security disability payment since 1992 after he was “declared totally and permanently disabled by the United States Social Security Administration.”
Through a complicated series of events, Firstenstein wound up living in the house next door to Monribot. He stated, for the record, that her use, “within her own home, of a cell phone and a number of dimmer switches, and later, to her Wi–Fi and microcell” brought on his painful EMS symptoms every time she came home.
Credit must go to Firstenberg who bent over backward trying to help his neighbor help him, but to no avail. Monribot “refused Mr. Firstenberg’s requests to replace her dimmer switches with regular switches, use a land-line instead of a cell phone, to turn off her Wi–Fi, and to unplug her computer at night; she later refused Mr. Firstenberg’s offer of $10,000 to comply with his requests.”
Firstenberg filed civil charges against his high-tech neighbor because “he was unable to use his house for more than a few minutes at a time without suffering EMS symptoms that were caused by radiation from Ms. Monribot’s electronic devices ‘entering’ and ‘leak[ing]’ into his house.”
Other sources report health disorders never seen before, all attributed to the new 5G emitters installed nearby.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, has stated that some evidence exists that RF radiation causes cancer in animals and humans, and classifies RF radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Neither the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nor the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has formally classified RF radiation as to its cancer-causing potential.
The American Cancer Society informs us that “At very high levels, RF waves can heat up body tissues.” This is what happens inside a microwave oven after you turn it on.
But can we trust the judgment of the ACS, the same medical organization which admits that “more research is needed to look at possible long-term effects” of RF radiation from cell phones and telco transmission towers?”
In fact, where does the American Cancer Society get off saying that high-powered 5G RF is safe when they make this statement?
“Based on the available evidence, some of these expert agencies have evaluated the cancer-causing potential of cell phones and RF waves. In general, they agree that the evidence of a possible link is limited…”
“Limited” means that there is some evidence that RF radiation harms human tissues. At least 26,000 scientists agree.