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Dr Rowan Williams says “the future of the human race is now at stake.”
There also needs to be discussion of 5G sown into this discussion, and the satellites being sent into space now, the 5G being set up in cities across the UK now, the ‘smart’ meters and all ‘smart’ tech. There needs to be a radical shift in our unquestioning acceptance of tech, for the sake of our health and the functioning of the planet. Look up what 5G does to plants and trees, it stops photosynthesis. 5G stops photosynthesis in plants and trees. This is a discussion about all pollution, all climatic change and electro magnetic radiation is included in it because we are cellular as are plants. Electro magnetic radiation is affecting us all and all life on earth.
5G will irridiate rainwater.
Please share this information so that people have the chance to be informed because the more informed we are the more chance we have of stopping this insanity, because that is what it is – total insanity. 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) is clearly dangerous to human health and all life on this planet and yet without consultation to the public it is being rolled out as we speak, sneakily, under our noses, masts hidden in streets, disguised, satellites shot into space, 5G tested and installed in Cornwall, in Bristol, in London, in Brighton, in the Isle of Wight… It is happening now and we need to TALK about it. TELL people, OPEN our eyes, spot also the mobile masts as well as 5G transmitters popping up all over the streets and write to councils. Where was the consultation? What about the health risks? We want this reviewed and NOW.
Please share this because if we just read this and go back to sleep nothing is going to change. Please speak out, we all have a voice, we need to use it. No TV show, no iPhone, no gadget will ever transform our lives more than our own consciousness, we can’t just become these tech zombies that they are pushing for us to be. Tech isn’t a tool anymore it is becoming the master, and most of it is banal… a ‘smart’ fridge that tells you what is inside it via your ‘smartphone’ as you sit on your sofa in the next room. Come on, give us a break.
Our health, the survival of this planet – this is what we are truly talking about and sadly it is no exaggeration. No one wants this to be the reality, who would, only a psychopath would right?! But we do need to face the truth, we cannot afford the time of burying our heads in the sand and going back to the latest reality tv show. We cannot, this is reality, we do need to face it and share this information as far and wide as we can. A lot of people still do not know how dangerous 5G and IoT really is, they just don’t know. It is our responsibility to talk about it, calmly and factually. We have every right to be upset about this and to think for ourselves, to declare that we are not in favour of this ubiquitous roll out that has not called for consultation with the public. Where are the consultations? Where are the facts sheets concerning the risks? There are none, why?
Please share, discuss and stay awake to this.
“HAIL THE MACHINES!
Scheduled for an overwhelming 2020 rollout, 5G is needed to tie together all internet-connected devices, explains Environmental Health Trust (EHT). As this Internet of Things comes to enmesh us in companionable convenience, a detailed profile of your everyday habits and activities will be continuously updated. (Who’s backing the IOT, again?)
Primarily aimed at connecting at least 50 billion robots, implanted humans, handheld gadgets and other machines, this 5G threat is originating right here on Earth.
“5 G applications will require unlocking of new spectrum bands in higher frequency ranges above 6 GHz to 100 GHz and beyond, utilizing submillimeter and millimeter waves – to allow ultra-high rates of data to be transmitted in the same amount of time”, writes EHT.
The all-intrusive reach of 5th Generation wireless will ensure continuous tracking and wireless “exposure” – and perhaps enough loot to send campers to Mars.
Advance units of this follow-on invasion are already in Earth orbit. If all goes according to eight corporate plans, we could soon be ducking more than 11,000 low-orbiting, constantly transmitting satellites – as well as hundreds of millions of ground-based, laptop-size “small cells” –jackhammering every patch of Earth with higher-than-microwave frequencies.
The problem is all this pulsing. Uniquely hazardous to all life, these new millimeter fields are already linked to cataracts, skin damage, cancers and other DNA mutations.
What? You haven’t been asked whether you want full-time wireless “coverage”? Your cat has not been consulted? Or trusting infants in their cribs?
MUSK VS. EARTH?
Elon Musk isn’t waiting. On September 14, 2015 this innovator extraordinaire and putative saviour of the world from internally-combusted extinction opted to trash the ozone layer when he requested the Federal Communications Commission’s blessing to launch 4,000 satellites.
The response was an automatic, “Go for it, dude!”
Musk’s reusable Falcon rockets recently orbited 11 communications “birds” for other clients in two back-to-back launches over a single weekend.
Health and environmental disasters aside, Elon Musk wants to give the 57% of Earth’s human population currently lacking wireless exposure a cheap way of getting online – 4 billion subscribers could yield enough corporate wealth to fund a trailer-park on Mars.
The idea is to reduce commercially-unviable delays from current high-orbit space connections by lobbing 4,000 satellites about the size of a refrigerator out to around 650km. This high-tech noose will blanket the entire Earth with low-intensity, high-frequency energies that hammer cellular processes.
“The goal will be to have the majority of long-distance internet traffic go over this network,” Musk explains. “Still probably 90% of people’s local access will come from fiber.”
Unmentioned is the overriding imperative to provide continuous connectivity to the self-serving Internet of Dumb Intrusive Orwellian Things (IDIOT) that increasingly run our lives.
Some 1,740 active and 2,600 junker satellites have turned Earth’s near neighbourhood into a parking lot. A planned armada of nearly 12,000 Internet-enabling satellites will nearly triple this number. If you’re concerned with being beamed without your consent, Musk promises, “Every point on the Earth’s surface will see, at all times, a SpaceX satellite.”
SpaceX is not alone. To provide high-speed WiFi onboard all the business, commercial and military aircraft thrashing Earth’s climate and ozone layer, Honeywell has signed up as OneWeb’s first corporate customer.
“OneWeb is building a constellation of more than 600 satellites, which will provide approximately 10 terabits per second of high-speed Internet access to billions of people around the world, even in the most remote areas,” Honeywell boasts. This potentially catastophic constellation will enable “more capacity with higher speed and lower latency than any satellite technology to date.”
AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE WALKING DEAD
Compared with 160mm-wide microwaves, 5th Generation very-high frequencies emit much weaker and narrower five-millimeter wavelengths.
“The move to 5G presents additional concerns because there will be more energy in signals traveling over the high-frequency spectrum and the smaller transmitters will be closer to where people live and work,” writes
At 60GHz, 5G packs 2,500% more pulsating energy than standard 2.4GHz. This means 25-times more of your peptides and proteins will be disrupted than with currently problematic WiFi, points out electromagnetic-warfare expert, retired Capt. Jerry Flynn.
Like its nuclear namesake (which initiates identical micronuclei cellular damage), wireless radiation has never been proven “safe”. Instead, a $25 million National Toxicology Program study released in 2016 found exposure levels labelled “safe” by the U.S. and Canadian governments could cause brain and heart cancers, and other DNA mutations. Risk increases with higher radiation exposure.
Your biggest organ – your skin – will suck up 5Gen wireless like a living sponge with up to four-million sweat ducts acting like an antenna array that pick up radiation at specific frequencies.
Millimeter communications technology “could cause humans to feel physical pain” says MD Yael Stein, after writing the Federal Communications Commission to express his concerns. This is not news to the U.S, Army, which is already using Active Denial beams to induce an intense burning sensation for crowd dispersal.
“Before millions are exposed,” worries the National Institute of Health scientist who designed the National Toxicology Program study on cell phone radiofrequency radiation, “we need to know if 5G increases the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers.”
Relax, Ron Melnick. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection is about to reclassify all skin as belonging to the extremities. Forget your head, guts or womb. Under ICK-NIRP, they’re at no more risk than your elbow.
THE EYES HAVE IT
Kanazawa Medical University has shown that 60GHz millimeter-waves produce thermal injuries in rabbit eyes, including cataracts. (Chinese and Pakistani studies confirm retinal damage from millimeter waves.)
Not surprisingly, since our skin is our biggest immune organ, a Russian study has revealed that low-intensity MMW radiation severely compromises the human immune system.
A 2016 Armenian study also found that low-intensity MMW’s depress the growth of crucial bacteria and can lead to antibiotic resistance and disrupted energy in cells.
“There is a big concern with the previous technology and it’s just being made worse with 5G,” declares Kevin Mottus for the California Brain Tumor Association, after unsuccessfully attempting to ask FCC officials about 5G health effects at a public meeting. Such questioning is illegal in North America Inc.
Desiree Jaworski, executive director of the Center for Safer Wireless, emphasizes that there will be no “moving away” from full-saturation 5G signals beaming down from space, or in your face from antennas placed on every 1 to 10 homes. While 4G LTE tech relies on more than 308,000 wireless antennas, 5G Networks will deploy millions of transmitters nationwide – and more than 11,000 regularly-replaced satellites – because millimeter fields so readily absorbed by human flesh have a hard time penetrating buildings.
5G “test” installations in 11 U.S. cities are already inciting public revolts in neighbourhoods where residents do not want “always on” transmitters right outside their windows or classrooms.
Thousands of clinical studies compiled by the BioInitiative Report corroborate the cumulative harm from 3rd and 4th Generation WiFi. 5G is even worse for all living creatures sharing an increasingly toxic planet.
Low-level microwave radiation drives birds from their nests and causes plume deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship and death. Bee populations suffer from reduced egg-laying abilities of queen bees and smaller colony sizes.
5G technologies will also hit plants hard. Aspen seedlings exposed to Radio Frequency Radiation already exhibit symptoms of death (necrosis). Low-intensity MMW’s also cause a stress response that damages cells in wheat shoots.
On July 14, 2017 the Federal Communications Commission voted to make spectrum bands above 24GHz to 100GHz (or higher) available for 5G. Current FCC standards set no exposure limits above 100GHz.
Chart of cell phone industry growth. Los Angeles Times 2016
EVERY GIGA HURTS
What the heck’s a GHz? (And do they bite?)
WiFi uses extremely rapid pulses of microwave (and soon millimeter) radiation to send information to any receiving antenna, including your body. “Giga” stands for “billion”. And every back-and-forth electrical cycle – called a “Hertz” – hurts.
5G threatens to provide transmission speeds at least 10-times faster than today’s 4G. This is important when your entire body is an antenna. Visualize each of your 30 trillion cells gently waving like fields of wheat to your body and brain’s subtle electro-chemical “winds”.
Now hit these cells with 6 billion back-and-forth bendings before a 2.46 GHz breeze. When delicate double-helixes inevitably snap, single-strand breaks are usually self-repaired. Double-strand breaks caused by all this wireless whiplashing can lead to cancers – and cannot be repaired.
Which leads us into an ongoing obscene epidemic of childhood leukemia and brain tumours, even as the worsening dementia tsunami threatens to overwhelm health care in Canada, China and the United States.
Now jack these wireless “hurts” up to 5G’s initial 24 billion cycles-per-second.
Then crank the dial up to 100 billion hertz and this latest suicide and sterilization attempt by the human race may succeed.
5G “Nirvana” -trustedreviews
Forget that the World Health Organization has classified radiation emitted by wireless devices and networks a Class 2B possible human carcinogen in the same class as lead, engine exhaust and DDT.
Ignore the U.S. Interior Dept. telling the FCC that its electromagnetic radiation standards are “nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.”
“The human body”, reminds veteran wireless researcher Dr. Gerard J. Hyland “is an electrochemical instrument of exquisite sensitivity.” Any packet of energy capable of triggering a wireless device is disturbing every cell your body, which absorbs “interference” from other signals.
Thousands of civilian and military studies show wireless radiation adversely affecting fetal brain development, in addition to causing double-stranded DNA breaks and causing a wide spectrum of illnesses – including fried ovum, sterile sperm, behavioral disorders and learning disabilities in kids, and Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 30-year-olds.
The Federal Communication Commission’s response:
“Stay out of the way of technological development,” threatens FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler. Calling 24/7, 5G saturation of the United States a “national priority” that will generate “tens of billions of dollars,” this eager wheeler dealer boasts that no part of the country will escape 5G’s ultra-high-frequency jackhammering.
SpaceX multiple launches
IS EVERYONE OUT TO LAUNCH?
If millimeter-wave radiation doesn’t get us, solar radiation might. Satellite network implementation will require launching thousands of short-lived satellites using rockets propelled by massive liquid or solid-fuel engines.
Added to ozone layer damage from more than 5 million jetliner flights annually are some 4,576 rocket launches between 1991 and 2010 – the year a study found that launching too many rockets will wreck the ozone layer.
Nevertheless, proposals already put forward by eight corporations call for 11,100 launches in rapid succession to insert temporary “constellations” of MMW-emitting satellites in low Earth orbit. As their orbits gradually degrade, these satellites will burn up in an angry atmosphere within five-years, necessitating thousands more launches to keep replacing them.
Meanwhile, as more countries become spacefaring nations and SpaceX nears its goal of sending space tourists around the moon in the next two years, two and three launches nearly every day from pads around the globe may become commonplace.
Each time a two-million-pound thrust rocket like the Falcon 9 launches, its combustion chambers release chlorine gas directly into Earth’s protective ozone layer, where the chlorine reacts with oxygen to form ozone-destroying chlorine oxides.
Rockets will soon emerge as the worst offenders in terms of ozone depletion, according to a study published in the March issue of the journal Astropolitics.
Rocket launches are “going to run up against Montreal Protocol,” predicts study co-author, Professor Darin Toohey of the U. of Colorado at Boulder.
5G生态 – 现场动态
THE “CHEMTRAILS” CONNECTION
Aluminum oxide is another chemical in solid rocket fuel that depletes ozone, Toohey adds. Aluminum oxide is also a primary component of sunlight-reflecting aerosols deliberately introduced into the stratosphere by high-flying tanker jets almost daily (since 1998 or earlier) to reflect incoming sunlight and slow global warming.
Because they act as chemical catalysts and are not consumed by those reactions, small amounts of ozone-depleting compounds can trigger significant changes to stratospheric ozone levels, Toohey underlines.
A single CFC molecule can destroy up to 10,000 ozone molecules.
“About 300 launches of the space shuttle each year would be a catastrophe and the ozone layer would be completely destroyed,” figures the Russian Space Agency’s Aleksandr Dunayev.
Moreover, microscopic particles – including soot and aluminum oxide particles emitted by rocket engines, jet engines and megatons of stratospheric geoengineering aerosols – provide chemically active surface areas that increase the rate radicals CFC molecules are destroying Earth’s solar radiation shielding.
“As the rocket launch market grows, so will ozone-destroying rocket emissions. If left unregulated, rocket launches by the year 2050 could result in more ozone destruction than was ever realized by CFCs,” Toohey says. Air samples from the stratosphere are turning up tiny bits of alloys from space-shuttle components, as aluminum particles in solid-rocket boosters.
Maintaining a commercially competitive constellation of 4,000 satellites – each with a lifespan of just five years – would necessitate hundreds of yearly rocket launches.
ROCKETS GO UP, OZONE GOES DOWN
Protective ozone in the stratosphere has slowly, continuously dropped since the 1987 Montreal Protocol phased out all CFCs except those from rockets and jets.
“We see a small but persistent and continuous decline,” worries William Ball, a researcher in atmospheric physics at ETH Zürich. Prior to the Protocol, global ozone declined 5% between 1970 and 1998. Since then, atmospheric ozone has declined “another 0.5%, most of which has occurred in the lower stratosphere.”
“The world should realize that the ozone layer story has not ended,” agrees Michaela Hegglin, associate professor in atmospheric chemistry at the U. of Reading in England.
For each 1% drop in ozone levels, about 1% more UV-B reaches the Earth’s surface. Already the most common cancer in the USA, the UN Environment Program estimates that for every 1% thinning of the ozone layer there is a 2% to 3% rise in skin cancer.
Over half of all new cancers are skin cancers. One American dies of melanoma every 57 minutes. The incidence of melanoma more than tripled among Caucasians between 1980 and 2003.
As this writer recently discovered, excessive UVB can also cause severe cataracts. Excess UV radiation also reduces photosynthesis in plants, reducing the size and yield of wheat and other crops.
Because all surface-dwelling life on Earth would die under unshielded solar and cosmic radiation, scientists are suggesting that rocket launches may have to be (wait for it) restricted.
How to reduce ozone layer launch threat -NESARA
Maybe Ball and Hegglin should look up. Despite their propensity to blow up, coal-burning – actually, kerosene-fueled – throw-away rockets are cheaper to fly than their more exotic sold-fuel brethren.
Martin Ross was lead author of Aerospace Corporation’s 2010 paper looking at “Potential Climate Impact Of Black Carbon Emitted By Rockets.”
When that year’s 25 kerosene-powered rocket launches increase by a factor of 10, his model predicts:
- further 4% loss of ozone over the tropics and subtropics
- further 3C summertime temperature increase over the South Pole
- further 1C+ jump in the already rapidly thawing Antarctic
- further 5%+ decrease in Antarctic sea ice
In a follow-up 2011 Aerospace article, “Rocket Soot Emissions and Climate Change“, Ross remarked, “The radiative forcing of soot from a given hydrocarbon rocket scenario is as much as 100,000 times that of the carbon dioxide from the rockets.”
GEOENGINEERING AEROSOLS WRECKING THE ATMOS-FEAR?
Radar observations by Air Traffic Controllers tracking US air force tankers and their lingering chemical plumes over Edmonton, Canada and major airports across the USA report specially sequestered altitudes for these chemical lay downs at 37,000 feet – right at the floor of the stratosphere, which until recently began about 13 kilometers “up”.
The 7-10 million tons of aluminum oxide Teller urged to be added to jet fuel as a protective “sunscreen” are being released into an ozone layer that, if compressed at sea level, would be no thicker than the 0.1 inch gap in a spark plug.
Ken Caldeira was the Lawrence Livermore scientist who ran Edward Teller’s computer simulations for an atmospheric “sunscreen”. Exactly as Caldeira’s models forecast, sunlight bounced back into space by artificial clouds formed by geoengineering aerosols, airline exhausts and solid-fuel rocket launches is causing the upper stratosphere (between 14 and 26 kilometres above the Earth) to get much colder.
Under relentless aerial assault, vast stratospheric ice clouds that trap ozone-eating chlorines are increasing in size, frequency and duration. According to Canadian atmospheric scientist, Neil Finley, a 3F temperature drop per decade at an altitude of 40km has so far resulted in “about a 10% cooling of the stratosphere.”
Each year or two, Finley told me in a surprise phone call, millions of tons of aluminum oxide in geoengineering laydowns and solid-fuel rocket exhausts falls down to form an artificial boundary layer between the weather-forming troposphere and the weather-guiding stratosphere above. This could be allowing thunderstorm tops to surge higher and intensify, while further displacing the jet stream.
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center reminds us that the destruction of atmospheric ozone results in no net loss of the chlorine causing that erosion. “And that pool of more than half-a-century’s accumulated chlorine emissions is enormous,” Finley observed.
He’s not exaggerating. “Worldwide use of CFCs over the last several decades has resulted in the introduction of about 25 million tons of CFCs to the atmosphere,” say the Space and Missile folks.
This anxious atmospheric scientist cautioned that by reactivating this atmospheric reservoir of ozone depleting chlorine, the aluminum oxide repeatedly found in lab tests of geoengineering fallout is acting “like a detonator to dynamite.”
Caldeira was right. As Prof. John Pyle explains, “We thought things would start to get better because of the phasing out of CFCs and other chemicals because of the Montreal protocol, but this has not happened.”
According to the Guardian, continuing loss of stratospheric ozone is being caused by the increasing number of winter ice clouds 15 miles above the Earth. “These clouds, in the middle of the ozone layer, provide a platform which makes it easier for rapid chemical reactions which destroy ozone to take place.”
Even worse, reports the Guardian, “The atmospheric lifetime of these compounds is extremely long and the concentrations will remain at dangerously high levels for another half century.”
Onboard a primarily seawater planet, microscopic creatures underpinning all life in the oceans and ashore are particularly susceptible to solar radiation. This is a bummer because plankton scrubs carbon out of the atmosphere and provides most of our space colony’s oxygen. Heads up, Trekkies! Oxygen levels are falling.
Did you say, cancer? -Sun Ruibo/Global Look Press
NOT SO FAST
The telecom industry will spend some $56 billion to develop and deploy ground-based 5G throughout the USA into 2025. Is moving 5G into “outer space” affordable?
The cost of launching short-term satellites may prove astronomical, suggests Sam Vallancey for the Independent. “Customers for the service are the very poorest populations in the most remote regions on earth. The initial cost of the satellite network will be difficult to recover.”
And like gold rushes of old, near space is mostly claimed. The Virgin Group and Qualcomm are backing Greg Wyler’s OneNet to create a rival satellite network. Since Wyler owns many of the licenses to supply satellite internet over the U.S., Musk may not find enough “space” for his own network. “Greg has the rights, and there isn’t space for another network,” says Virgin’s Richard Branson.
No ozone layer? -Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock
Then there’s all that potential liability… Nokia is currently the defendant in 19 separate lawsuits filed in Washington, D.C. alleging that radio emissions from cell phones caused their brain tumors. The lawsuits allege an industry-wide conspiracy to manipulate the science and testing around emissions guidelines.
A recent letter sent by 88 organizations, representing over a million people, to the European Economic and Social Committee outlines how governments are betraying the public trust by ignoring the hazards of radio frequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation.
Meanwhile, more than 230 scientists from 41 nations – who have published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on electromagnetic fields and biology and health – have appealed to the United Nations to protect all life from wireless radiation.
“The state of Hawaii has stopped 5G and smart meters by collectively threatening to charge every person who installed such meters with liability for any health problems residents may suffer,” Jody McCutcheon reports.
“It is vital to the continuation of life that large parts of the earth be spared from the incessant radiation that accompanies wireless technologies,” declares the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
“Don’t let corporate greed wreck your family’s health!” GUARD urges.
“Are wireless earbuds dangerous? Experts warn that Apple’s AirPods could send an electromagnetic field through your brain – as 250 scientists sign petition to regulate trendy tech
- Tiny wireless Bluetooth headphones fit into the ear canal
- 250 scientists from over 40 countries have signed a petition to the WHO and UN to warn against radiowave radiation from wireless technologies
- The close proximity of AirPods to the brain and inner ear may raise cancer risks
- Little research exists on Bluetooth and its health effects but it also uses radiowave radiation
- Plus, AirPods talk to one another using a magnetic field that passes through the brain
- An expert says there is little research on this but ‘can’t imagine it’s all that great for you’
Scientists are growing increasingly concerned over the potential health risks of wireless technologies which, they say, national and international regulations ‘fail’ to limit.
And new technologies are arriving every day – and customers can’t buy them fast enough.
Apple’s wireless AirPods, for example, ‘communicate with one another using a magnetic induction field, a variable magnetic field [one] sends through your brain to communicate with the other,’ explains Dr Joel Moskowitz.
Dr Moskowitz, a University of California, Berkeley community health professor who focuses on cell phone exposures, says there isn’t even research on what this could do to the brain yet, let alone regulations to limit the potential effects.
‘But I couldn’t imagine it’s all that great for you,’ he says.
Wireless technologies are simply outpacing both research and regulation – and it could have disastrous effects for our health.
A petition warning that microwave radiation from many popular wireless technologies may pose health risks has gathered 250 signatures.
While the scientific jury is still out on the whether or not particular devices an cause cancer, animal studies on the kind of radiofrequency radiation that they emit – which is used in Bluetooth, cellular and wifi transmissions – has suggested a link to cancer.
Radiowaves from Bluetooth AirPods and similar devices may be carcinogenic, a group of 250 international scientists warned in a petition against minimally regulated wireless technology
And, in some cases, the levels of radiation found to be carcinogenic were significantly lower than the maximum allowed by federal and international guidelines.
Last year, Apple sold 28 million pairs of its tiny, white wireless earbuds. The year before, they sold 16 million pairs. With a new design reportedly on the way, the technology company is set to profit even more on sound.
Together, Apple and Beats wireless headphones account for 40 percent of the product market.
But the devices could be pumping more than beats into wearers’ heads.
AirPods – like most small wireless bud-style headphones – wirelessly connect with a phone via Bluetooth, the popular short distance radio communication technology.
Essentially, anything that communicates wirelessly using electromagnetic energy waves of varying types.
Bluetooth operates on one form involving low-power radiowaves.
The most obvious and well-established risk of radiowaves is that, at high levels, they can generate heat and cause burns. Scientists are still working out the effects of long-term exposure to lower-power radiowaves.
When they have exposed animals to this form of radiation, reproductive, neurological and genetic damage has become more common in those animals than would be expected in a normal sample of the same animals.
These forms of energy are powerful enough to shake up atoms that compose cells but not powerful enough to fundamentally change their structures.
This means that radiowaves are less dangerous than higher energy radiation like X-rays or UV, but more extremely low-frequency radiation.
Last year, further evidence that cellular transmissions may indeed cause certain kinds of cancer was published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Now, scientists calling for more oversight and warnings for all manner of radiowave-based technologies are particularly concerned over the intensity and proximity of Bluetooth radiation to the human ear canal and brain.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared electromagenetic field radiation a possible carcinogen.
WiFi, too, has been shown to pose cancer risks.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed guidelines for the level of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) that various devices are allowed to expose users to.
But, the authors of the petition to the UN and WHO argue, research has revealed evidence that EMF may be carcinogenic at even lower levels.
And brain cancers are among the forms that research links to EMF radiation.
Their petition is written with regard to broad human exposures to to EMF radiation.
‘These include – but are not limited to … devices such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF),’ the authors write.
The petitioners stop short of naming Bluetooth or any particular products, the technology does use radiofrequency radiation, and AirPods in particular also use an electromagnetic field.
Very little research has been conducted on Bluetooth itself, but the proximity of AirPods to the brain makes them particularly concerning.
‘Since Bluetooth tends to be low-intensity it could open the blood-brain barrier, which evolved to keep large molecules out of the brain,’ explains Dr Moskowitz.
The concern there is ‘probably more neurological disorders and diseases as opposed to cancer,’ he adds.
Related research on cancer and EMF has also revealed that cell phone radiation – which is not unlike that which comes from Bluetooth may cause non-cancerous tumors to form along the nerve that connects the brain and the ear.
Plus, the magnetic field the two AirPods use to talk to each other must pass through the brain.
‘From a precautionary standpoint, I would argue you shouldn’t experiment with your brain like this by keeping these kind of wireless headphones on your head or in your ears,’ says Dr Moskowitz.
‘You’re conducting a health experiment on yourself, and current regulations are completely oblivious to these kinds of exposures.’
A great deal more research needs to be done to clarify the exact risks associated with each kind of EMF, but the petitioning scientists believe that our current use of these technologies throws caution dangerously to the wind and they want to hould regulators accountable.
‘The various agencies setting safety standards have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, particularly children who are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF,’ they wrote.
‘By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent international public health agency.”