The Internet of Things Poses Human Health Risks: Scientists Question the Safety of 5G Technology
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Replicated research shows that Millimeter waves – used by the Department of Defense in crowd control weapons –
interacts with human skin and eyes.
Teton Village, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/09/2017 -- Israeli research studies presented at an international conference
reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest
network – branded as 5G – that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things.
Current investigations of wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimeter range confirm that these
waves interact directly with human skin, specifically the sweat glands. Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics,
Hebrew University, Israel recently detailed how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed
to these wavelengths. Scientists cautioned that before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies,
research on human health effects needed to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.
''If you are one of the millions who seek faster downloads of movies, games and virtual pornography, a solution is at
hand, that is, if you do not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the human
population. At this moment, residents of the Washington, DC region – like those of 100 Chinese cities – are about
to be living within a vast experimental Millimeter wave network to which they have not consented – all courtesy of
American taxpayers,'' stated Dr. Devra Davis, President of the Environmental Health Trust. Davis proposed that the
Trump Administration could provide funds for research and training by implementing 2 cents per month fee
on all wireless devices, their manufacturers and network providers. ''Training and research in bioelectromagnetics
including the evaluation of new technologies is essential before universal deployment''.
''This work shows that the same parts of the human skin that allow us to sweat also respond to 5G radiation much like
an antenna that can receive signals. We need the potential adverse health impacts of 5G to be seriously evaluated
before we blanket our children, ourselves and the environment with this radiation.''
Research studies from the Dielectric Spectroscopy Laboratory of the Department of Applied Physics, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, headed by Dr. Yuri Feldman, indicate that millimeter and submillimeter waves may lead to
preferential layer absorption. The number of sweat ducts within human skin varies from two million to four million.
The researchers pointed to replicated peer research of these biological effects in laboratory research conducted in
other countries and considered this mechanism of action well proven.
Today's cellular and Wi-Fi networks rely on microwaves – a type of electromagnetic radiation utilizing
frequencies up to 6 gigahertz (GHz) in order to wirelessly transmit voice or data. However, 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
as compared with previous deployments of microwave radiation.
''Most people are unaware that these waves are cycling several billion times per second. 75 GHz is in fact
75,000,000,000 cycles per second, '' stated Davis about these frequencies rapidly penetrating the skin.
For years, the U.S., Russian and Chinese defense agencies have been developing weapons that rely on the
capability of this electromagnetic technology to induce unpleasant burning sensations on the skin as a form of
crowd control. Millimeter waves are utilized by the U.S. Army in crowd dispersal guns called Active Denial
Systems. Dr. Paul Ben-Ishai pointed to research that was commissioned by the U.S. Army to find out why people ran
away when the beam touched them. ''If you are unlucky enough to be standing there when it hits you, you will feel like
your body is on fire.'' The U.S. Department of Defense explains how: ''The sensation dissipates when the target
moves out of the beam. The sensation is intense enough to cause a nearly instantaneous reflex action of the target
to flee the beam.''
The conference at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University (IIAS) was organized in cooperation
with the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT).
Verizon just announced that 5G networks will be tested in 11 U.S. cities. 5G Networks will involve the deployment
of millions of antennas nationwide, thousands in each city, because millimeter waves cannot easily travel through
buildings or other obstacles. Proposed installations have led to public outcry in residential areas where homeowners
do not want antennas mounted at their yards or near schools.
Several researchers at the conference raised concerns that current regulations are not adequate to protect public health.
''There is an urgent need to evaluate 5G health effects now before millions are exposed. We need to know if 5G
increases the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers,'' stated Ron Melnick, the National
Institutes of Health scientist, now retired, who led the design of the National Toxicology Program study on cell
phone radiofrequency radiation.
Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, Chief Editor of Radiation and Health, stated that the international organization – called ICNIRP –
developing recommendations for public exposure limits of these higher frequencies was planning to classify all
the skin in the human body as belonging to the limbs rather than to the head or torso. Leszczynski cautioned that,
''If you classify skin as limbs – no matter where the skin is – you are permitted to expose it more than otherwise.''
''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, '' stated Dr. Yael Stein, MD, who wrote a letter
to the Federal Communications Commission about 5G Spectrum Frontiers.
Human Skin as Arrays of Helical Antennas in the Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Range
Research Study Summaries at Hebrew University Department of Applied Physics
PDF of Abstract for January 24, 2017 IIAS Presentation
Letter from Dr. Yael Stein to Federal Communications Commission on Spectrum Frontiers
US Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program FAQS
A Narrative Summary and Independent Assessment of the Active Denial System The Human Effects Advisory Panel
Everything You Need to Know About 5G
Potential Risks to Human Health from Future Sub-MM Communication Systems: Paul Ben-Ishai, PhD Video Lecture Presentation
16 maart 2017
The Same Frequencies Used for Pain-Inflicting Crowd Control Weapons Form the Foundation of the Network That Will Tie Together More Than 50 Billion Devices as Part of the Internet of Things
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