For Safe Technology
Updated: May 25, 2020
May 30, 2020 By Laura Kissmann, RHN
Saturday 25 April 2020 was International Stop “6H” Global Protest Day. 6H is my codeword for a new wireless radio wave frequency (RF) technology with the number/letter before 6H. It is a political topic right now and just mentioning it in a You Tube video can cause censorship so I will use 6H somewhat to reduce how much I mention it. I have been warning of the health dangers of electropollution, also known as electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) or electrosmog for years through my workshops and Facebook posts and it felt like hardly anyone was listening. It is a different case now, with a lot more radiation and a lot more money at stake.
As I delve more into the health impact of 6H, I can tell you I have new grey hair from worrying about the world and all its living organisms from these new EMFs. These millimeter wave (MMW) signals of 6H will be beamformed to take the most direct route to us. They have never been tested for long term safety on humans, not to mention microbes, insect animals and plants. We are the biological experiment. And all the signals from all of the new additional millions of 6H small cell antennas and base stations planned, will be layered on top of the EMF swamp that we are already swimming in.1 In every workshop, I have always said, “If we could only see this radiation like we saw smoke, we would all act differently.” If you too care about healthy life on this planet, please read on…
WHY DO I CARE?
I had my own experience with EMFs. In 2011-2013, I suffered Phantom Vibration Syndrome (the perception that one's mobile phone is vibrating or ringing when it is not) and chronic pain - both in my right hip. I was finally able to connect it to the Blackberry I wore in a holster on my hip while I served my last assignment in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). I was lucky that both resolved after my retirement when I gave up a cellphone altogether for a year. If I had known about the health effects of cellphones then, I could have prevented 2 years of suffering with my hip.
In the years to follow, I became a Holistic Nutritionist and was inspired to research these effects further and developed a workshop I called Life Hacks for Electropollution. I also had the privilege of meeting and coaching Electrohypersensitive (EHS) clients. Any doubts I had about this “diagnosis” disappeared. When I saw a rash start on a client’s hand from touching a wired mouse, it became real for me. I believe we are electromagnetic beings and we are all sensitive to electromagnetic radiation. Some are just the canaries in the coalmine. The rest of us are the miners - next in the line of danger. If EHS is new to you, see this TED Talk 2 and visit this Electrosensensitive Society website
WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?
As my part of this global protest day, I just want to share a few more thoughts on the safety of 6H and provide some quick tips. When I visualize a healthy world for my boys to live in, I personally cannot sit idly by and watch this rollout of 6H happen without voicing the urgent need for adequate independent (vs Industry) testing. We learned this already with Tobacco and Glyphosate (the chemical in Roundup) and the unforgivable damage these have done to our bodies and soils. What will it take for us to realize that not all ‘sexy” technology is safe? Do you remember consenting to all the toxic glyphosate that was poured on our soils? It is even in breastmilk now ) : If you are on the fence, this Ontario panel of doctorsis worth listening to on the health impact of 6H3.
Today, however we have a chance to voice our consent (or not) on 6H before it is fully rolled out. Unfortunately time is running out, as it is being rolled out in 4 Canadian cities right now. I am always a proud Canadian but right now feel even more fortunate as we are behind other countries – late seems to be a blessing at this moment in history. May we celebrate being the slow, steady, hardworking Canadian beaver, who with more time to consider, invests in more safety research for their home.
WHAT IS 5G?
5G stands for “Fifth Generation of cell technology”, not “5.8 GHz”, which is an unlicensed frequency allotted by the FCC, along with 2.4 GHz, for WiFi and cordless telephone technology.
2) What frequencies are used by 5G networks? Is it just millimeter waves?
5G is not limited to just beam-formed signals in the high, millimeter Wave (mmWave) band above 20 GHz. Many people think that is all that 5G is.
5G actually comes in 3 flavours. It is deployed in:
1. the same bands as 4G LTE, namely, the low band (600 MHz-1-2 GHz)
2. mid band (1-2 GHz to 6 GHz)
3. the newly utilized high, or mmWave band above 20 GHz (where there is no 4G LTE service).
Those are the three different versions of 5G. Each has its own unique characteristics due to differences in wavelength of the signal. There are plenty of RF signals between 6 and 20 GHz (satellite, military, aviation, police and fire departments), but not any 4G or 5G cell service in the U.S. 4
5G is not a mere step up from 3 and 4G. It is expected to be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G technology and capable of supporting at least 100 billion devices and will enable the Internet of Things. 5G relies primarily on the mmWave or MMW bandwidth, which is between 30GHz and 300GHz (note GHz = one billion Hz), according to EMF coach and author Lloyd Burrell. They are called MMW because the length of one wave is less than 10 millimetres. It is non-ionizing microwave radiation like 3&4G, but 3&4G are in the MHz range (note MHz = one million Hz).
Our bodies are designed to interact with the Earth’s Schumann resonance, which varies but is always under 10 Hz. Furthermore, a common 5G frequency used so far is 60GHz. which in research has been shown to interfere with the oxygen binding capacity to our hemoglobin on our red blood cells. In a February 2019 US Senate hearing, the wireless industry was forced to admit they had no safety studies on 5G, and don't plan to do any (this video went viral). Meanwhile, there are thousands of independent studies concluding that wireless radiation (3&4G) causes biological harm. And we are upping the game with 5G. Are you worried now too?
SOME QUOTES TO PONDER
“We are in our infancy in terms of our understanding of what electromagnetic fields do to the body. And we’re wondering if it is a problem. We function because of moving currents in our body. That’s a basic principle. Nerves function because of the shifts in movement of electric charge. The structure of the water in our body is very important for normal function and that also is affected by charge coming from outside the body. This whole field of the electromagnetic spectrum affects us ... It’s got to be studied by scientists.” 5
“Research finds human sweat ducts are antennas for millimeter waves (5G), resulting in high levels of radiation absorption by sweat ducts.” 6
When the wavelength of the energy approaches the dimensions of our biological structures, i.e. our skin and sweat ducts, the previous assumptions about the safety of RF-EMR exposures are no longer valid. The research shows that, with millimeter waves, our sweat ducts actually act like little antennas, which means we would absorb more of this energy into our bodies. Other research has demonstrated that short-term exposure to low-intensity millimeter waves affects human cell membranes and could even result in the proliferation of multi-drug resistant bacteria.7
“The use of sub-terahertz (Millimeter wave) communications technology (cell phones, Wi-Fi, network transmission antennas) could cause humans to feel physical pain via nociceptors.” 7
“I don't want to put my grandchildren in harm's way. We now know that the skin, our largest organ does respond to 5G millimeter waves, and in fact our sweat ducts they can act as antennas that can receive signals. 5G has not been tested for safety. The fact that it can interact with our sweat ducts may have much more profound meaning for our overall health and well-being. The idea that we're going to saturate this country with a network that has never been tested is appalling. I am joining with many other scientists from around the world now to ring the alarms now. We must evaluate these things before we roll out the technology no matter how attractive it is for us to have faster downloads of video games, pornography or virtual reality. The question we have to ask ourselves is it worth endangering the health of our population?” 8
“The telecommunications industry is rushing to deploy 5G across Canada, with no prior health and environmental impact assessment, without fully understanding the economic consequences, and without informed consent. Full 5G rollout will require the installation of hundreds of thousands of new antennas throughout the country on cell towers, hydro poles, lamp posts, buildings and other structures, often within a few metres of where we live and work. Canadians are largely unaware of the risks of chronic exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by wireless technology”. This is an excerpt from the 23 April 2020 Urgent Appeal to The Government of Canada to Suspend the 5G Rollout and to Choose Safe and Reliable Fibre Connections http://www.cqlpe.ca/pdf/5G_Urgent_Appeal_April_20_2020.pdf I recommend you read it.
“The world has completely changed and we are rushing headlong towards a more uncertain future than ever. Of course, the planet had a little break while everyone had to stay home, but in defiance of all the risks, the employees of the telecommunications companies braved the danger and continued to erect ever more cell towers and to install even more antennas, always closer to us and therefore exposing us to ever more unhealthy levels of microwave radiation. Apparently, irradiating the population is an essential service that we cannot do without.” 9
“The FCC (Federal Communications Commission – our equivalent of CRTC) has decreed that 3G and 4G towers operate at safe levels, therefore, the new 5G towers are also safe, because they use less powerful transmitters. The FCC isn’t taking into account the proximity of transmitters and the biological effects of the shorter wave lengths. It is as if they believe that a tower that is 30 feet away from a person is less harmful than a tower that is 20 miles away and that very short microwaves in the gigahertz range are less harmful than longer microwaves in the megahertz range. Both beliefs are false! It is not the heating of body tissue that should be our major concern. It is the 24-hour – 7-days a week – 365-days per year exposure to microwave frequency radiation that is literally the killer.” 10
If you, like me, have concerns with the safety of microwaving our planet to this degree and want to unite with me and many other scientists, engineers, physicians and concerned citizens to protect life on earth as we know it, here are 6 key ways you can make a difference:
1. Sign this International Appeal
· https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/ to stop 5G on Earth and in Space. It is an international group of over 200,000 so far but need more numbers to make a difference.
· It essentially states “5G will add millions of new cell tower antennas to our already radiation-saturated world. These earth-based antennas will work together with tens of thousands of satellites in space. The plan is to impose 5G on land and in space to ‘provide infrastructure to connect every thing, place, and moment in time to the internet’. But we were never consulted and do not consent to an untested biological experiment on all Life.”
· The appeal is well worth the read in itself and you will see the concerned scientists around the globe that are begging to be heard by governments that seem to be currently dictated to by their telecommunications industries.
2. Get Smart on 5G and other Microwave Radiation
Here are a few ways:
· Download brand new 5G Fact Sheet released by the Building Biology Institute, formerly known as the "Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (IBE)."
· Read Books on the Subject:
· Invisible Rainbow
· The non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs
· Visit the Building Biology Institute's brand new website. Do their new online course at https://buildingbiologyinstitute.org. Consider having a Building Biologist do an EMF survey of your home or workplace.
· Listen to Canada's Nick Pineault's The Smarter Tech Podcast
· “Like” and Follow a “for Safe Technology” Facebook Page/Group. You can learn a ton by the videos, articles there and keep informed. You may even be able to follow the rollout in your area. Concerned citizens everywhere are creating them. Here are a few Canadian ones including Eastern Ontario, but no doubt they may exist where you are (just google your town and add “for safe technology”:
· LC4ST (Lanark County for Safe Technology)
· RCRST (Renfrew County Residents for Safe Technology)
· C4ST (Citizens For Safe Technology)
· O4ST (Ontario for Safe Technology)
3. Write your Government Representatives
There have not been any public consultations on 5G. I personally do not consent to the rollout of 5G. The dangers to people, animals, insects and plants that have been documented by independent scientists need to be taken into account in assessing any new technology. If you want to join the growing collective journey taking this from individuals to the Municipal/Provincial/National/Global levels, template letters exist to express this in scientific and legal terms to a list of suggested representatives. I just sent several and I will sleep better having taken action. Environmental Health Trust (EHT) has an article on their website called International Actions to Halt or Delay 5G. If you are American, this 5G Crisis Toolkit has many templates.
4. Join a Group for Safe Technology in your City/County/Region (or start one)
These are groups of thoughtful committed citizens with the vision of a world without these dangers to our kids and grandkids. And they all could use any help – small or big. Again, visit the Facebook pages, groups and websites. 5G Crisis.com is another resource to get started.
5. Avoid 5G Devices and Beware of 3& 4G
Oppose siting of 4G LTE and 5G antennas in residential neighborhoods close to homes. Support efforts to utilize hardwired fiber optic infrastructure that is already in place to provide high-speed data transmission to our homes in a safer, wired way at a fraction of the cost of using wireless for the “last mile”. Boycott 5G-enabled devices and making sure your 5G network is always turned off if you already own one. This will be critical to show the industry that users do not want this technology. 11
6. Get Smart on this new proposed technology 5G AirGighere with this article: What is It and Should You Be Worried?
“The hazards of electronic pollution may once have been the stuff of science fiction, but now we know they’re all too real. And with the advent of 5G ultra-wideband technology, the danger is greater than ever.” 1
If you have read this far, thank you. I get how heavy and depressing this stuff can feel. I have struggled in this journey with electropollution and especially the advent of 5G. But there is light and hope - please read on. Now is not the time to be paralyzed in fear but rather to take action and show love for yourself, your family and every living form of life on the planet. 12
There are numerous independent scientific studies that have irrefutably established that an improper and reckless use of a cell phone considerably increases the risk of developing a brain tumor (glioblastoma) with a prognosis of death within 2 years of a diagnosis. Not to mention the multiple other health impacts resulting from chronic exposure to this insidious, invisible but very real form of pollution. But most of us are largely unaware of the risks of chronic exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted by wireless technology, including 5G. I am not suggesting we give up all our technology but that “knowledge is power and ignorance is unforgivable” 13. It can be as simple as keeping your cellphone off your body and learning that cabling fibre optic the extra kilometre could save us all these health risks of wireless 5G.
Some say 5G is the new tobacco. Possibly. But there is one key difference. Our fundamental right to our personal health is being violated by making everyone “smoke” this radiation. Governments, in authorizing Telecom industries to rollout 5G on the ground and in space, in my opinion, should be questioned. They are imposing this mandatory wireless communication without our consent. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) this wireless radiation is “possibly carcinogenic” and according to many scientists “probably carcinogenic”. If our governments cannot say “no” to new antennas and give away more and more of the frequency spectrum – I just have this question, “When did we indirectly give Big Telecom our consent to remove our health freedom and rights?”
“The coming 5G technology will be pervasive and powerful. It will also be one of the largest public health experiments in history – with no way of opting out.”1 If we act now, in any way you can, there is still hope. Many more are stepping up every day – just go to change.org and see all the petitions around the globe. All our health depends on us acting right now.
SO MANY QUESTIONS!
If we can be sensitive to electromagnetic radiation, could the earth be? With the proliferation and densification of 4G & 5G antennas, does Mother Earth feel like we just put a cellphone on her hip? Is she, like the many astronomers after the latest launch 20 Mar 2020, frustrated that 400 14 new 5G satellites orbiting earth are making it difficult to observe the universe at night? These are Starlink internet-beaming satellites for Elon Musk's SpaceX program for North American broadband service.15 This is radiation targeted for Northern US and Canada. We the North get to be the first guinea pigs of this space aspect of 5G. When was the vote on that? There are plans to deploy at least 12,000 and up to 42,000 in total. The vision is to cover the populated world by 2021.
Could this “pause” we are in right now due to COVID, be Mother Nature’s response to her chronic pain from radiation? Could she be asking us to question every way we might be harming her – including microwave wireless radiation?
What if we get to be released from our bedrooms when we have finally thought through what we have done and come together with a plan on how to stop physically and energetically poisoning life on the planet and in her skies? What if this plan includes acting now to stop the rollout of 5G?
If 5G millimeter microwaves are the same technology proposed in weapon systems for crowd control 16 - are we now the crowd someone needs to control?
Are the promised technological advances such as driverless cars and instant downloads of movies more valuable than the occurrence of disease and premature death that this RF radiation will cause? 17 Will anyone be around to celebrate the winner of the race to win 5G? When does progress become too progressive?
When the phrase “blanket the earth” is used with 5G – what kind of mother would blanket their child in non-native RF or microwave radiation? The Mother Nature I am familiar with blankets with snow. Mothers typically use something called “the precautionary principle” and do their research before they would blanket their children in anything.
In my opinion, 5G promises nothing but harm to Mother Nature herself, in all her forms. This includes us – with our human intellect, not our intelligence, somehow got the idea we could be her master. We may have not consented to the “rollout” of tobacco, glyphosate or COVID-19 on this planet, but if we unite NOW for safe technology, we do have the power to halt the rollout of 5G until we independently confirm its safety.
1 - EMF’d (5G. Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms and How to Protect Yourself) by Dr Joseph Mercola copyright 2020
2 - https://youtu.be/F0NEaPTu9oI Wireless wake-up call | Jeromy Johnson | TEDxBerkeley
3 - https://youtu.be/pxXgGauTdy0 URGENT WARNING ~ Media Release: Ontario Doctors Warn of Rising Health Care Costs after 5G Roll Out
4 - Nicolas Pineault (author of The non-Tinfoil Hat Guide to EMFs) Newsletter 01 May 20
5 - Dr. Linda Goggin, Feel Good Functional Medicine in Bellingham
6 - Potential Risks to Human Health Originating from Future Sub-MM Communication Systems), Paul Ben Ishai and Yuri Feldman presented at Expert Forum: Wireless Radiation and Human Health Hebrew University Medical School, January 23-26 2017 https://youtu.be/VuVtGldYXK4
7 - Dr. Yael Stein, MD, who wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about 5G Spectrum Frontiers: https://scientists4wiredtech.com/2019/02/5g-will-use-the-same-frequencies-as-pain-inflicting-military-weapon/
8 – Dr Devra Lee Davis Founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
9 - Jean Hudon (founding member of the organizing committee for the Let’s Stop 5G - Let’s Live Safely campaign)
10 – 5G Technology Is Coming – Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Death by John P. Thomas
11 – Nicolas Pineault (author of The non-Tinfoil Hat Guide to EMFs) Newsletter 24 Apr 20
12 - https://youtu.be/yi_pHTrO-Zw What we're doing about *6H* (5 mins) Ryan Sternagel
13 – Captain Ret’d Jerry Flynn
17- The EMF Meter Crisis - https://youtu.be/O1bAzSviLYc
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