This is part 1 of a multi-part video series that we're doing on the KnowingTheTruth youtube channel on the truth about microwave radiation health effects from wireless telecommunications and related technology including the new 5G systems and associated small cell network infrastructure.
The goal here is to break up the real science about the health effects from 5G as well as previous generations of wireless technology into smaller bite-sized chunks that are easier to digest and easier to share with your friends that may still not understand the importance of these truths.
There are a ton of disinformation campaigns being propagated by mainstream channels that pose as scientifically based.
I'll post one great example of this below just so you can see what kind of misinformation is being propagated so you can have some clear understanding about how to address it which I will comment on below this next video:
The video above is very well produced but once you get to 3:35 it starts to get a bit like propaganda. Let's look at the points specifically:
3:35-3:56 “People are apposing the rollout of 5G on the grounds that it's dangerous to human health. The reason for the fear is due to the high frequencies that technology uses to transmit data. 5G operates at the same frequency that microwaves do and sadly a general lack of scientific knowledge has led many people around the world to fear that 5G could literally cook your brain.”
Before we get too deep this is quite condescending to the hundreds of medical doctors who have signed the petition against 5G for legitimate scientific reasons but let's address these points specifically and see how accurate these statements are.
“People are apposing the rollout of 5G on the grounds that it's dangerous to human health.”
Most people that are opposing 5G are actually opposing it on the grounds that there has been no health and safety testing of the technology to prove that it's safe. The fact is that the closest related technologies which use millimeter waves (MMW) such as the originally proposed 5G technology were supposed to use are all related to military use and all of this research is still classified (As opposed to the low bandwidth “quasi-5G” nationwide 5G networks which most of the major carriers are now launching but that's a subject for another post). There has been MMW technology developed by the military for crowd control which was called the “Active Denial System” which is known to make people exposed to it feel like their skin is on fire.
“The reason for the fear is due to the high frequencies that technology uses to transmit data.”
One of the concerns is the high frequencies discussed in the specs for 5G but not mentioned is the signaling characteristics of the 5G signals which is equally if not more vital to understanding the potential harms involved with exposure to this technology.
5G networks are designed to use a military radar technology called “phased array antennas” where each transmitter will have anywhere from a few to hundreds of antennae which are phased in order to create a guided beam. This is the type of technology used for guided missiles where a missile can lock onto a moving target and adjust it's direction as it moves.
I've discussed this topic with some big advocates of “future technology” which seem to feel this is no big deal. We get faster downloads because of it right?
The problem is that this essentially turns these transmitters into HPM (high powered microwave) beam weapon systems which have already been developed by the military and this is well documented in the military periodicals for anyone that wishes to dig deeper on this subject.
“5G operates at the same frequency that microwaves do and sadly a general lack of scientific knowledge has led many people around the world to fear that 5G could literally cook your brain.”
Well this is a patently ignorant statement unless they are referring to the quasi-5G networks that I mentioned above (unlikely). The truth is the proposed 5G networks (already launched in a few cities worldwide) operate at much higher frequencies in the millimeter wavelength (microwaves operate in the “microwave” range which is also where 4G and current WiFi operates) with different frequencies being used in different networks by different companies but generally in the 28-100 GHz range.
And while there are many industry-funded studies which some moderates seem to think lend “proof” to the old and proven false notion that the only pathway to harm from microwave/mmw radiation is from heating the tissue – real science has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that long term chronic exposure to low levels of microwave radiation DO have biological effects.
Two sorts of studies exist and if you ignore the industry-funded studies and review both animal studies with mice and rats (the closest we have model in the animal kingdom) as well as epidemiological studies you will be aware that we have a serious problem with existing technologies, nevermind 5G which has no studies aside from classified military studies which have not seen the light of day.
Should I go on?
I could keep going and explain how in this video they went on to compare the radiation from chronic exposure to telecommunications towers and devices to exposure of radiation from the sun and visible light from a light bulb!
Now while some spectrums of light (see blue light exposure for example) can be problematic when long term chronic exposure is considered comparing exposure from these artificial telecommunications technologies (pulsed microwaves) with exposure to the sun which we've been acclimated to for millennia is a gross oversimplification and downright ignorant of the actual science around this topic.
But before they got into that let's break this part down:
3:56-4:10 “But as many scientists have pointed out though, it's not the wavelength that makes microwaves cook food so effectively, it's the power that the microwave puts out. The average microwave puts out 700 watts of power while a cell phone barely puts out a single watt.”
Sure the power from a microwave oven is what cooks the food but when it comes to the actual scientific research on the effects from chronic, long terms, low level exposure to microwave radiation that is low enough that there is no heating of the tissue – there are still cumulative effects from this exposure.
The notion that “no heating = no effects” has long ago been proven incorrect.
Sorry guys, you're failing to prove your point. Those of us that oppose 5G on the grounds that it hasn't been tested for health and safety (this has been admitted clearly in a congressional session) are not opposing it based on the idea that it's going to “cook our brains” but that doesn't mean that it won't cause DNA damage (already proven), cause leakage of the BBB (blood brain barrier) and have links to increased incidence of various types of Cancer.
4:10-4:18 “Furthermore the microwave confines all of that energy into a very confined space while your cell phone spits out it's energy all over the environment.”
That is the exact concern we have about this is there is zero containment of the microwave (and potentially millimeter wave) energy all around us leading to even higher levels of chronic exposure when current levels of exposure are already starting to lead to problems.
Keep in mind that it's not just the cell phone that is implicated here that phone also must connect to the cell tower (and in the case of 5G these would need to be closer and closer to where you live and work in order to work with the shorter transmission capabilities of the higher frequencies of 5G).
Also keep in mind that the “latency period” for many cancers is 20-40 years so the fact that some people are already claiming to have cancers associated with microwave exposure could mean we are on a road to a huge problem once the increased exposure that we already have (with 4G, wifi, bluetooth, etc.) gets past the 20-40 year latency time.
Higher frequencies can pack more data on the signal which is why the industry is so keen on using them. More data = more money for the industry because that's what they are selling.
If this critique brings on further questions about the rest of this video I will expand this post but in the meantime please share your thoughts about this in the comments below and thank you for visiting!
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