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NOT SO SMART:Using 5G wireless technology to reduce Emergency Room visits

What is The Ottawa Hospital 5G Challenge? The growing elderly population is driving increased emergency department visits and elderly patients are particularly prone to the negative impacts of hospital overcrowding. 5G wireless networks could potentially support community-based capacity to remotely monitor elderly patients 24/7, making it easier to investigate, analyze and act upon information suggesting a person is at risk of deterioration. ------------------------------------------------ Published Scientific Research on 5G, 4G Small Cells, Wireless Radiation and Health: Published peer reviewed science already indicates that the current wireless technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G – in use today with our cell phones, computers and wearable tech – creates (create) radiofrequency exposures which poses (pose) a SERIOUS HEHALTH RISK to humans, animals and the environment. CAUTION Scientists are cautioning that before rolling out 5G, research on human health effects urgently needs to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected. SMALL CELLS “Small cells” are microwave antennas (basically shorter cell towers) rapidly being installed in public areas on utility poles and street lights in front of homes, parks and schools. Just like cell towers, these wireless antennas generate and emit microwave radiofrequency (RF) radiation to transmit 2G, 3G and 4G network signals. ADDING 5G TECHNOLOGY Companies soon plan to add a new technology called 5G which will use current 4G technology plus even higher frequencies. The higher frequencies include millimeter-wave emissions that were not previously released into public areas. LOOSEN RADIATION LIMITS? Companies state that these 4G and 5G antennas will increase the wireless radiation levels in the area so much that they are working to loosen several governments’ radiation limits in order to roll it out. More than 240 scientists published an appeal to the United Nations to reduce public exposure and called for a moratorium on 5G citing “established” adverse biological effects of RF radiation. (sub) MILLIMETER WAVES 5G will utilize not only the frequencies currently in use, but also higher millimeter wave and sub-millimeter wave frequencies. Small cells being installed in cities are usually 4G technology with a wide variety of frequencies. Thus, when we consider the health impacts of 5G and small cells we are looking at research on current technologies and frequencies in use in addition to research on sub-millimeter and millimeter waves. MORATORIUM The 5G standard is new there are no studies that have looked at long term human exposure to 5G. However the current body of research finding effects from current wireless technology provides enough data for scientists to call for a moratorium.

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