The Coming 5G Technology 
- the asbestos of the 21st century?

- Compiled by Michael Dawson -

Ten New Studies Detail Health Risks of 5G-Dr.Mercola

Connecticut City BANS 5G Due to 'Serious Health Risk to Humans' - The People's Voice

What is 5G? - 2min video
The 5G mass-experiment: Big promises, unknown risks - 2min video
Download a 2 page PDF fact sheet on 5G and Health.
Scientists Speaking on Health Effects of Cell Phone Wireless Radiation - 3min video
Protect yourself and your family with these fact sheets
*** Six Italian Courts Have Ruled that Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors ***
Investigate Europe: "Real 5G Issues Overshadowed by Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories”
•Hawaii County Council, which represents the entire Big Island of Hawaii and over 200,000 residents,
overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for wireless companies to halt 5G deployments due to health and environmental risks.
Serious safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia and New Zealand.

Scientific American-5G dangers

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe
Article in “Scientific American”
Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, is director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been translating and disseminating the research on wireless radiation health effects since 2009. His Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website has had more than two million page views since 2013. He is an unpaid advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal and Physicians for Safe Technology.

Scientific American, the Oldest US Monthly Magazine, Issues Chilling Warning on 5G
Researchers have found that 5G technology might actually cause cancer after all.
Go to Waking Times for their comments on the Scientific American article above or click here to read it on this website (not all URL links included)

Commentary: The FCC needs to update its cellphone tests for radio frequency radiation - Chicago Tribune

Swiss 5G

5G Faces Global Opposition As Health Concerns Mount

•Online petitions have helped persuade several Swiss cantons  in Geneva, Vaud,
Fribourg and Neuchatel to postpone the construction of antennae as a precaution.
100 Municipalities of Italy are Officially Stopping Densified 4G/5G
Easton Connecticut USA bans 5G
24 Canandian groups say suspend 5G until proven safe

The Coming 5G Technology 
- the asbestos of the 21st century?

5G in Five Minutes (video)

Australia  is in the process of installing 5G technology. It is being touted as a wonderful advance. But the truth is many eminent scientists are expressing grave concerns about the health risks.
Because I share the real concerns of these scientists I have compiled below a summary of material about it so you can make informed choices.

My career was in teaching electronics. I specialised in teaching engineers to repair marine and military radars which radiated super high frequencies.

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity and have much faster downloads than 4G. The G stands for generation.
5G in the  26-28GHz band has a shorter range than 4G, meaning a big increase in the number of aerials (small cells) so their signals can reach customers. Millions of aerials are expected to be installed in the USA.

5G will use spectrum in the existing LTE frequency range (600 MHz to 6 GHz) and also in millimetre wave bands (24–86 GHz).

Telstra begins the roll out of 5G in Australia


Is 5G coming to your area? Has it already arrived?
Enter your address (Australia only) in this Telstra page:

From the Telstra website:
The initial radio frequencies that will be used for 5G in Australia are 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz which are in the existing mobile band.  In future years radio frequencies in the mmWave band at 26-28GHz are expected to be used for 5G in Australia.

Telstra, Optus and Virgin 4G use frequencies up to 2.6GHz (centimetre wavelength)

This is relatively good news for the moment as these frequencies are less harmful than the proposed 26-28GHz (which some 5G networks are now using in the USA) which are millimetre wavelength and worry many scientists. But don’t forget studies show that 4G can cause harm now - see below.

So, at the moment Telstra has only increased the danger level a little (2.6GHz to 3.6GHz) but "In future years” they will jump to the much more potentially dangerous 24-26 GHz band which has limited range requiring more aerials.

More aerials means greater exposure to the radiation and thus greater danger to our bodies. Small aerials/cells will  be installed every few houses.
As the frequency of EME (electromagnetic energy) radiation increases so does its energy and it effects on plants, insects, animals and humans.
With more aerials and higher frequency what are the health hazards? Many are sounding warnings including Frank Clegg:
Former President Of Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies 11min YouTube video - highly recommended

Serious safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia and New Zealand.

Ten New Studies Detail Health Risks of 5G-Dr.Mercola

Why does Lloyds of London insurance company refuse to insure Big Wireless?
The Coming 5G Technology 
- the asbestos of the 21st century?


The reason I included the phrase “asbestos of the 21st century” is that some insurance companies (the most famous of which is Lloyds of London) have made headlines by refusing to insure Big Wireless (the telecommunication corporate conglomerate) against Wi-Fi and 5G-related illnesses. The Lloyd’s report compares these wireless technologies with asbestos, in that the early research on asbestos was “inconclusive” and only later did it become obvious to anyone paying attention that asbestos causes cancer.

Safety limits for phones and wireless health hazards

Proven EMF damage

Diagram illustrates results of scientific research on damage caused by radio frequency radiation.
From: What is 5G? - 2min video

•The majority of cell phones exceed safety limits when carried in pockets, bra or held against the ear - see article
•Cell Phones are NOT Radiation Tested in Body Contact Positions

•FeganScott law firm launches class action suit against Apple and Samsung: RF radiation levels exceed federal limit
*** Six Italian Courts Have Ruled that Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors ***

Telstra’s website declares that present and future 5G networks are well within international safety guidelines.
Safety standards for phones were set over 20 years ago based on thermal and not biological tests. A mannequin head called SAM (specific anthropomorphic mannequin) filled with a mix of water, salt and sugar is subjected with the maximum amount of EMF radiation that can ever come off your phone and measuring how much that radiation is heating its brain.
If the temperature rise is 2°C** or less it is considered safe and the SAR (specific absorption rate) will fall within the FCC’s guidelines. This SAR rating is a measure of how much average radiation is being absorbed by human tissue.
The head they used is larger than 97% of all cell phone users. The EMF (electromagnetic field) source was held at least 5mm (half inch) away from the head at a 15 deg angle. Who uses a phone like that? Once the phone is held against the body (e.g. the ear, inside the bra, strapped to the arm) the safety limit is exceeded. Most cell phones exceed safety limits 1.6-3.7 times within the European standards and up to 11 times within the U.S. (FCC) standards when held against the body. If you can discover the fine print on cell phone instructions they tell you not to hold the phone against the body. The danger is worse for children as their skulls are thinner and their brains smaller resulting in much deeper penetration of EMFs into the brain.

The FCC in the USA regulates all wireless devices and products associated with them. Unfortunately the FCC is made up of previous telecoms executives, lawyers and engineers. There are no scientists or doctors which you would expect to be involved with the regulation of potentially harmful products.The FCC guidelines are 20 years out of date without any major significant improvements. Countries such as China, Russia, Italy and Switzerland have safety guidelines 100 times safer for their citizens. The FCC guidelines are based on small, short term infrequent exposure. They do not worry about the accumulated effects  from multiple devices, they don’t measure or monitor exposure 24 hours a day, for seven days a week, and they have no special considerations for children, pregnant women or those who have shown environmental sensitivity to wireless radiation. The telecoms industry is self policing.
Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada.    

     ** “But why 2°C? The original researcher who developed the SAR ratings, Om P. Gandhi of the University of Utah, observed that rats whose brain temperature rose by more than 2°C suddenly stopped eating.” (from: The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs – How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology by Nicolas Pineault)

Biological damage has now been conclusively proved at temperatures well below these thermal limits. This damage includes lowered fertility, insomnia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and major changes in brain structure in animals - cellular DNA damage, oxidative stress, hormonal disruption, cancer and much more.

Scientific Research On 5G, 4G Small Cells, Wireless Radiation And Health
This page from EHT lists important research on 5G, millimeter waves, cellular antennas, the environment and human health.

Resources on the Health Risks of Wi-Fi in Schools
This page from EHT maintains a large compilation of resources on Wi-Fi and cell phones in schools. It is continuously updated a few times a year.

Wi-Fi In Schools, Wireless Radiation Health Impacts And Practical Solutions
WiFi in school resources - information and action tool kit from EHT - click here

Evidence of the risks to children fron smartphones and WiFi radio frequency radiation - click here
Professor Tom Butler

EMF and Autism
In one study by reducing exposure to radio waves  ........  "The results such simple changes can have in some autistic children are incredible. 80% of the children get better in just 2 weeks."

Investigate Europe: "Real 5G Issues Overshadowed by Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories”

Serious safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia and New Zealand.

Should our safety rely on when rats stop eating or on proven biological research?

EMF Sensitivity

The Environmental Health Center-Dallas
conducted double blind tests providing strong evidence to the fact that electromagnetic field sensitivity exists and under environmentally controlled conditions can be shown to create symptom responses in patients with EMF sensitivity.
EMF sensitivity symptoms include heart rate irregularities, fatigue, headache, tingling, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, skin sensitivity, eye irritation, muscle aches, chronic fatigue, memory loss and confusion.

Countries enforcing precautions

brussels no 5G

France: Wi-Fi off in schools when not in use. Banned cell phones for children. New national law.
Belgium: Banned cell phones for children
Israel: Wi-Fi to be removed from all Haifa schools (2016)
India: Exposure limits lowered to one tenth of ICNIRP level.
Wi-Fi banned for pre school/kinder garden: France, Ghent Belgium and Israel
•Hawaii County Council, which represents the entire Big Island of Hawaii and over 200,000 residents,
overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for wireless companies to halt 5G deployments due to health and environmental risks.

What do they know that we don’t in Australia?

Write to the government

Email your elected officials about 5G
This site has a prepared letter to send to our elected representatives in Australia. It automatically fills in their email addresses once you supply your details

Two petitions from scientists and doctors

1. 2015 -  More than 220 of the worlds leading scientists signed an appeal to the WHO and the United Nations to protect public health from wireless radiation.
“the weight of evidence reported in peer-reviewed, scientific studies strongly supports greater precautionary measures be taken to reduce or eliminate EMF (Electromagnetic field) exposure...” “Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.
Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being...”
- European Journal of Oncology, 2015

2. 2017 -  Over 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries sent a declaration to officials of the European Commission demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell antennas for planned 5G expansion. Concerns over health effects from higher radiation exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and cancer.
“We recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry...RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment. -2017 5G Scientific Appeal

The 5G mass-experiment: Big promises, unknown risks - 2min video

Fire fighters in the USA block cell towers on their station

fire fighters

Fire fighters in Sacramento, California have reported neurological damage including memory problems and confusion after new generation 5G cell towers that were installed outside their fire station. The fire station cell tower measured at 1 to 2/1000th of the allowable FCC limit of non-ionising radiation. That means towers could be almost 1000 times more powerful than the level the firefighters were exposed to. The firefighters claimed the symptoms stopped when they relocated to stations nearby.

Here is the 5m news video which features the fire fighters -"Blocking Cell Towers Near Fire Stations - Not Schools"

In 2010 the International Association of Fire Fighters passed a resolution to call for a moratorium on cell towers placed on fire station roofs. Fire fighters claimed they could no longer function without severe headache, inability to sleep, and foggy thinking. And this was happening well before 5G. American legislation does not allow these cell towers to be removed on environmental grounds but the power of the firefighter's lobby allowed for exemptions to cell towers on fire stations.

Dr. Gunnar Heuser conducted a pilot study on fire fighters at a station with cell towers. He found fire fighters started to experience memory problems, intermittent confusion and weakness. Abnormal brain function was found in all of the firefighters. Their brain scans showed cell damage.

The Firefighters Wake Up Call To Us All
Firefighter Unions Opposing Cell Towers
Two articles from EHT

Smart Meters

Smart meters

Health effects

"In nearly every community around the world where wireless Smart Meters have been installed, a percentage of residents complain of health effects that started after installation. The residents often did not know that smart meters had been installed. The most common symptoms are:
Heart arrhythmia/palpitations
Decreased immune function
Decreased cognitive function"
Jeromy Johnson, M.S.

Health Risks Posed By Smart Meters
This page on EHT's website gives facts about Smart Meters.

Take Back our Power  An expose of Smart meters  (Vimeo) - also on YouTube - 1hr 23m

The Role Of Utility Meters In Mass Surveillance - 10m
Jerry day

Live Blood Analysis - Observable Effects of RF/MW Radiation via Smart Meters
This 3 minute video shows the effects on blood when three people are exposed to smart meter radiation at a distance of one foot for 2 minutes.

How to protect yourself.
"One company that kept showing up as top recommendations during my research was Smart Meter Covers, started by a guy from Arizona." Nicolas Pineault

Blocking smart meter radiation pt.1
Blocking smart meter radiation pt.2
These two videos test a smart meter shield outside and inside a house
Smart meter radiation is at dangerous levels
A short clip from the documentary - Take Back Your Power

Effects of living within 300m of transmitting aerial

Cell tower

This 2002 study by Santini & colleagues of 270 men and 260 women living within 300m of a base station graphically shows the symptoms they experienced which got stronger the nearer they lived to the mast - reported by Magda Havas on the ABC Catalyst programme
Reproduced from:
The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology
by Nicolas Pineault  Nov 1, 2017

Bees, Butterflies And Wildlife: Research On Electromagnetic Fields And The Environment


Electromagnetic fields from power lines, cell phones, cell towers and wireless impacts the birds, bees, wildlife and our environment.

5G Frequencies are Highly Absorbed into Insects - Especially Bees
“Exposure of Insects to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields from 2 to 120 GHz” published in Scientific Reports is the first study to investigate how insects (including the Western honeybee) absorb the higher frequencies (2 GHz to 120 GHz) to be used in the 4G/5G rollout. The scientific simulations showed increases in absorbed power between 3% to 370% when the insects were exposed to the frequencies. Researchers concluded, “This could lead to changes in insect behaviour, physiology, and morphology over time….” (Thielens 2018)

Study Links Bee Decline to Cell Phones - CNN
This 3.5min video includes evidence to show how cell phone radiation stopped honey production, egg production by the queen bee halved and the size of the hive was dramatically reduced.

This fact sheet from EHT is just a small example of the critical research that has been done on this issue.

Published Research On The Adverse Effect Of Wireless Technology And Electromagnetic Radiation On Bees

Radio frequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations.
In this study we found a high-level damage in trees within the vicinity of phone masts.
See report

Multiple Studies Strongly Suggest Wireless Radiation Is Harming Our Bees
September 18, 2020

Thousands of 5G satellites are being launched into low level orbits

5G satellites

“In 2019, at least eight companies and governments are competing to send up fleets of from 150 to 42,000 satellites each. They are for 5G, the Internet of Things, and to provide high speed Internet to every square inch of the Earth. The Earth’s electromagnetic envelope—the magnetosphere—will be massively polluted. Millions of pulsed, modulated digital signals covering 80 GHz of spectrum will be emitted day and night into the magnetosphere by tens of thousands of satellites, each emitting multiple laser-like beams directed at the surface of the Earth. This will have several kinds of effects: (a) the direct radiation arriving at the ground; (b) pollution of the global electrical circuit; and (c) alteration of the magnetosphere itself.”
Extracted from this report.


How to protect yourself:

•This book does an excellent job of covering the research and presenting it in a clear and often humorous way.
It includes chapters on protecting yourself from radiation.
The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology
by Nicolas Pineault  Nov 1, 2017
•Dr. Devra Davis heads the respected Environmental Health Trust (EHT) which contains a wealth of information on the subject of EMF radiation.
Go here for some very useful fact sheets about protecting yourself, family and home.
• EHT has released posters to raise awareness on cell phone and wireless radiation
• There are firms in Australia and other countries that offer services to screen your home from radiation. Special paints are available to block radiation.
There are cheaper solutions using kitchen foil especially if grounded. If a 5G aerial appears outside your house the walls facing the aerial can be covered in kitchen foil and windows can be covered with special cutains that block the radiation but allow 95% of the light through. Of course, special paints that block rdiation and can be painted over will look much more pleasing but they are expensive.

Note; there is an increasing number of items being sold stating they give you or your home protection from wireless radiation.
e.g. energy braceletes, pendants, stones, harmonisers, stickers erc. Unless the seller can produce independent laboratory research that show they work I would advise against buying them. - Michael

Other resources:

Resources to share from EHT
Click here to download a PDF with links to short fact sheets you can print.

The Truth About 5G - Is It Worth the Risks?  free PDF

An excellent overview of the dangers of radiation from WiFi and smart phones was shown in 2016 by the ABC's Catalyst programme.
Some months later the whole team that produced it was fired.
ABC Catalyst Wi Fried
A higher definition video can be viewed on Vimeo

I just watched (Aug 2020) the ABC Four corners programme “The truth about 5G” and was left feeling somewhat depressed about what has happened to the ABC. They interviewed a number of organisations and scientists who declared 5G was harmless, one compared it to an AM radio and stressed people have always feared innovation and get carried away with conspiracy theories. I was waiting for them to interview an equal number of scientists and doctors who had peer reviewed research showing the potential harm of 5G. Instead they interviewed a 5G Facegroup organiser, never asked a serious question about safety and tried to discredit her. What happened to the independent, impartial ABC? Another captured organisation?

These documentaries are also recommended:
Generation Zapped (YouTube)

This video examines the health risks of smart phones and cell towers.
The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane by Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Medical Sciences at Washington University Aug, 2018

A major university study into 5G wireless technology declared the upcoming roll-out of the 5G wireless technology to be a “massive health experiment” that has not been properly tested by authorities.

Highly qualified World Health Organization advisor Dr.  Anthony Miller’s statement on the dangers of EMF radiation:
Dr. Anthony Miller: Radio Frequency Radiation, Cancer and Cell Towers Statement to School District

5G Faces Global Opposition As Health Concerns Mount

5G in Five Minutes (video)

What is 5G? - 2min video

The 5G mass-experiment: Big promises, unknown risks - 2min video

Ten New Studies Detail Health Risks of 5G-Dr.Mercola

Serious safety concerns about 5g wireless deployment in Australia and New Zealand.

Michael Dawson