The Coming 5G Technology 
- the asbestos of the 21st century?

- Compiled by Michael Dawson -

Swiss 5G

Online petitions have helped persuade several Swiss cantons  in Geneva, Vaud,
Fribourg and Neuchatel to postpone the construction of antennae as a precaution.

5G Faces Global Opposition As Health Concerns Mount

5G in Five Minutes (video)

Australia  is in the process of installing 5G technology. It is being touted as a wonderful advance. But the truth is many eminent scientists are expressing grave concerns about the health risks.
Because I share the real concerns of these scientists I have compiled below a summary of material about it so you can make informed choices.

My career was in teaching electronics. I specialised in teaching engineers to repair marine and military radars which radiated super high frequencies.

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity and have much faster downloads than 4G. The G stands for generation.
5G in the  26-28GHz band has a shorter range than 4G, meaning a big increase in the number of aerials (small cells) so their signals can reach customers. Millions of aerials are expected to be installed in the USA.

5G will use spectrum in the existing LTE frequency range (600 MHz to 6 GHz) and also in millimetre wave bands (24–86 GHz).

Telstra begins the roll out of 5G in Australia


From the Telstra website:
The initial radio frequencies that will be used for 5G in Australia are 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz which are in the existing mobile band.  In future years radio frequencies in the mmWave band at 26-28GHz are expected to be used for 5G in Australia.

Telstra, Optus and Virgin 4G use frequencies up to 2.6GHz (centimetre wavelength)

This is relatively good news for the moment as these frequencies are less harmful than the proposed 26-28GHz (which some 5G networks are now using in the USA) which are millimetre wavelength and worry many scientists. But don’t forget studies show that 4G can cause harm now - see below.

So, at the moment Telstra has only increased the danger level a little (2.6GHz to 3.6GHz) but "In future years” they will jump to the much more potentially dangerous 24-26 GHz band which has limited range requiring more aerials.

More aerials means greater exposure to the radiation and thus greater danger to our bodies. Small aerials/cells will  be installed every few houses.
As the frequency of EME (electromagnetic energy) radiation increases so does its energy and it effects on plants, insects, animals and humans.
With more aerials and higher frequency what are the health hazards? Many are sounding warnings including Frank Clegg:
Former President Of Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies 11min YouTube video - highly recommended

Why does Lloyds of London insurance company refuse to insure Big Wireless?


The reason I included the phrase “asbestos of the 21st century” is that some insurance companies (the most famous of which is Lloyds of London) have made headlines by refusing to insure Big Wireless (the telecommunication corporate conglomerate) against Wi-Fi and 5G-related illnesses. The Lloyd’s report compares these wireless technologies with asbestos, in that the early research on asbestos was “inconclusive” and only later did it become obvious to anyone paying attention that asbestos causes cancer.

Safety limits for phones

Phone safety

Telstra’s website declares that present and future 5G networks are well within international safety guidelines.
Safety standards for phones were set over 20 years ago based on thermal and not biological tests. A mannequin head called SAM (specific anthropomorphic mannequin) filled with a mix of water, salt and sugar is subjected with the maximum amount of EMF radiation that can ever come off your phone and measuring how much that radiation is heating its brain.
If the temperature rise is 2°C** or less it is considered safe and the SAR (specific absorption rate) will fall within the FCC’s guidelines. This SAR rating is a measure of how much average radiation is being absorbed by human tissue.
The head they used is larger than 97% of all cell phone users. The EMF (electromagnetic field) source was held at least 5mm (half inch) away from the head at a 15 deg angle. Who uses a phone like that? Once the phone is held against the body (e.g. the ear, inside the bra, strapped to the arm) the safety limit is exceeded. Most cell phones exceed safety limits 1.6-3.7 times within the European standards and up to 11 times within the U.S. (FCC) standards when held against the body. If you can discover the fine print on cell phone instructions they tell you not to hold the phone against the body. The danger is worse for children as their skulls are thinner and their brains smaller resulting in much deeper penetration of EMFs into the brain.

The FCC in the USA regulates all wireless devices and products associated with them. Unfortunately the FCC is made up of previous telecoms executives, lawyers and engineers. There are no scientists or doctors which you would expect to be involved with the regulation of potentially harmful products.The FCC guidelines are 20 years out of date without any major significant improvements. Countries such as China, Russia, Italy and Switzerland have safety guidelines 100 times safer for their citizens. The FCC guidelines are based on small, short term infrequent exposure. They do not worry about the accumulated effects  from multiple devices, they don’t measure or monitor exposure 24 hours a day, for seven days a week, and they have no special considerations for children, pregnant women or those who have shown environmental sensitivity to wireless radiation. The telecoms industry is self policing.
Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada.    

     ** “But why 2°C? The original researcher who developed the SAR ratings, Om P. Gandhi of the University of Utah, observed that rats whose brain temperature rose by more than 2°C suddenly stopped eating.” (from: The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs – How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology by Nicolas Pineault)

Biological damage has now been conclusively proved at temperatures well below these thermal limits. This damage includes lowered fertility, insomnia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and major changes in brain structure in animals - cellular DNA damage, oxidative stress, hormonal disruption, cancer and much more.

EMFs & Autism
In one study by reducing exposure to radio waves  ........  "The results such simple changes can have in some autistic children are incredible. 80% of the children get better in just 2 weeks."

Should our safety rely on when rats stop eating or on proven biological research?

Countries enforcing precautions

brussels no 5G

France: Wi-Fi off in schools when not in use. Banned cell phones for children. New national law.
Belgium: Banned cell phones for children
Israel: Wi-Fi to be removed from all Haifa schools (2016)
India: Exposure limits lowered to one tenth of ICNIRP level.
Wi-Fi banned for pre school/kinder garden: France, Ghent Belgium and Israel

What do they know that we don’t in Australia?

Write to the government

Email your elected officials about 5G
This site has a prepared letter to send to our elected representatives in Australia. It automatically fills in their email addresses once you supply your details

Two petitions from scientists and doctors

1. 2015 -  More than 220 of the worlds leading scientists signed an appeal to the WHO and the United Nations to protect public health from wireless radiation.
“the weight of evidence reported in peer-reviewed, scientific studies strongly supports greater precautionary measures be taken to reduce or eliminate EMF (Electromagnetic field) exposure...” “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.
Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being...”
- European Journal of Oncology, 2015

2. 2017 -  Over 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries sent a declaration to officials of the European Commission demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell antennas for planned 5G expansion. Concerns over health effects from higher radiation exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and cancer.
“We recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry...RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment. -2017 5G Scientific Appeal

Fire fighters in the USA block cell towers on their station

fire fighters

Fire fighters in Sacramento, California have reported neurological damage including memory problems and confusion after new generation 5G cell towers that were installed outside their fire station. The fire station cell tower measured at 1 to 2/1000th of the allowable FCC limit of non-ionising radiation. That means towers could be almost 1000 times more powerful than the level the firefighters were exposed to. The firefighters claimed the symptoms stopped when they relocated to stations nearby.

Here is the 5m news video which features the fire fighters -"Blocking Cell Towers Near Fire Stations - Not Schools"

In 2010 the International Association of Fire Fighters passed a resolution to call for a moratorium on cell towers placed on fire station roofs. Fire fighters claimed they could no longer function without severe headache, inability to sleep, and foggy thinking. And this was happening well before 5G. American legislation does not allow these cell towers to be removed on environmental grounds but the power of the firefighter's lobby allowed for exemptions to cell towers on fire stations.

Dr. Gunnar Heuser conducted a pilot study on fire fighters at a station with cell towers. He found fire fighters started to experience memory problems, intermittent confusion and weakness. Abnormal brain function was found in all of the firefighters. Their brain scans showed cell damage.

Smart Meters

Smart meters

Take Back our Power  An expose of smart meters  (Vimeo) - also on YouTube

The Role Of Utility Meters In Mass Surveillance
Jerry day

Health effects
"In nearly every community around the world where wireless smart meters have been installed, a percentage of residents complain of health effects that started after installation. The residents often did not know that smart meters had been installed. The most common symptoms are:
Heart arrhythmia/palpitations
Decreased immune function
Decreased cognitive function"
Jeromy Johnson, M.S.

Smart meter radiation is at dangerous levels
A short clip from the documentary - Take Back Your Power

Blocking smart meter radiation pt.1
Blocking smart meter radiation pt.2
These two videos test a smart meter shield outside and inside a house

Effects of living within 300m of transmitting aerial

Cell tower

This 2002 study by Santini & colleagues of 270 men and 260 women living within 300m of a base station graphically shows the symptoms they experienced which got stronger the nearer they lived to the mast - reported by Magda Havas on the ABC Catalyst programme
Reproduced from:
The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology
by Nicolas Pineault  Nov 1, 2017


The Truth About 5G - Is It Worth the Risks?  free PDF

An excellent overview of the dangers of radiation from WiFi and smart phones was shown in 2016 by the ABC's Catalyst programme.
Some months later the whole team that produced it was fired.
ABC Catalyst Wi Fried
A higher definition video can be viewed on Vimeo

These documentaries are also recommended:
Generation Zapped (YouTube)

This video examines the health risks of smart phones and cell towers.
The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane by Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Medical Sciences at Washington University Aug, 2018

A major university study into 5G wireless technology declared the upcoming roll-out of the 5G wireless technology to be a “massive health experiment” that has not been properly tested by authorities.

Highly qualified World Health Organization advisor Dr.  Anthony Miller’s statement on the dangers of EMF radiation:
Dr. Anthony Miller: Radio Frequency Radiation, Cancer and Cell Towers Statement to School District

This book does an excellent job of covering the research and presenting it in a clear and often humorous way.
It includes chapters on protecting yourself from radiation.
The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology
by Nicolas Pineault  Nov 1, 2017

Dr. Devra Davis heads the respected Environmental Health Trust which contains a wealth of information on the subject of EMF radiation.
Go here for some very useful fact sheets about protecting yourself, family and home.

5G Faces Global Opposition As Health Concerns Mount

5G in Five Minutes (video)

Tue, Oct 15, 2019
Michael Dawson