Concern Voiced in Wake of National 5G Microwave Rollout
Editor’s Note: As the preliminary rollout of 5G technology takes place in numerous US municipalities, over 200 scientists from around the world are voicing their opposition to the telecom industry-friendly International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection’s guidelines for human exposure. The scientists argue that the proposed “protections” offer no more safety to the public than the antiquated FCC’s guidelines from the 1990s still in effect today.
Such guidelines “only protect against acute thermal effects from very short and intense exposure,” the scientists contend.
The guidelines do not protect against harmful effects from low-intensity and long-term exposure, such as cancer, reproductive harm, or effects on the nervous system, although these effects are convincingly shown to appear from chronic exposure at intensities below ICNIRP limits.
Their observations are detailed in the post below.
Call for Truly Protective Limits for Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz)
ICNIRP’s opinion and guidelines are unscientific and protect industry, not public health
In order to protect the public and the environment from the known harmful effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) we ask the United Nations, the World Health Organization and all governments not to accept the ICNIRP guidelines. They are not protective, rather they pose a serious risk to human health and the environment since they allow harmful exposure to the world population, including the most vulnerable, under the unscientific pretext that they are “protective”.
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) issued draft Guidelines on 11th July 2018 for limiting exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz).1 These guidelines are unscientific, obsolete and do not represent an objective evaluation of the available science on effects from this form of radiation. They ignore the vast amount of scientific findings that clearly and convincingly show harmful effects at intensities well below ICNIRP guidelines.2 The guidelines are inadequate to protect humans and the environment.