I was disappointed to find Chris Rooney’s piece, “Divisive Data,” in the Sept. 11–17 Pacific Sun, to be more glib infotainment than meaningful information. The article’s subtitle “… reports of health risks with 5G linked to Russians,” as well as the caption on your photo-illustration “Russian plot” emphasizes a supposed “Russian” connection, with the implication that this is related to spurious conspiracy theories. Although it is true that RT has been reporting this issue, focusing on that aspect is a way of ignoring and discrediting the real story: that 5G poses very real health hazards; and that millions of people and children will be exposed to 5G radiation, whether or not they use the internet and without their awareness and consent.
The only scientist quoted, Dr. Steven Novella, is a professional skeptic and is NOT an objective or reliable source of information on the health hazards of 5G. His quotation: “The only proven biological effect of exposure to EMF even at 5G frequencies is slight tissue heating,” is simply not true. Numerous research studies have documented the effects of EMFs and electro-smog. A 30-year study by the US Government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) showed a statistically significant increase in the incidence of brain and heart cancer in animals exposed to EMF.
A large number of peer-reviewed scientific reports demonstrate harm to human health from EMFs. Several epidemiological investigations including the latest studies on mobile phone use and brain cancer risks confirm RF-EMF radiation is carcinogenic to humans. The EUROPA EM-EMF Guideline 2016 states “there is strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMFs is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and male infertility… Common EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleep problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue and flu-like symptoms.”
We need a 5G moratorium and a halt to any additional 4G or 5G towers. The cell antenna that are already here cause harm that needs to be thoroughly evaluated before proceeding with a new iteration of potential human damage.
We need local control and say over where, how and if these wireless transmitters should be installed.