Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

15 February 2019

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health

Be sure to view the 3-min. video in the upper right corner of the original article.  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sends a very strong message. 

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health
By the Children’s Health Defense Team, 13 February 2019

Mobile and wireless technologies are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Most U.S. adults own smartphones, a growing proportion are “smartphone-only” Internet users and over a fourth report being online “almost constantly.” As for children, a 2014 survey of high-income nations reported that almost seven in ten children used a mobile phone, and two-thirds of those had a smartphone, usually by age 10. As described by Nielsen, it is now as common to see “a kid with a smartphone in their hand” as it was to see “a kid playing with a yo-yo in the years before the digital age.”

13 February 2019

Phonegate: Next Press Conference in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress

Next press conference in Barcelona during the Mobile World CongressPhonegate Teamquipe PhoneGate team, phonegatealert.org, 13 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that our next press conference will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Barcelona at the opening of the four-day Mobile World Congress, which will bring together mobile phone manufacturers from all over the world. We would like to thank the Spanish association Electro y Quimico Sensible for its active support in setting up this event. You will find below the official announcement. Thank you in advance for spreading it as widely as possible.

12 February 2019

Prof. Anthony Miller: RF Radiation, Evidence on Cancer, Justification for New IARC Review

Prof. Anthony Miller: RF Radiation, Evidence on Cancer, Justification for New IARC Review
 (given on 5 November 2018 at London PHIRE Conference, 18 min.)

Excellent presentation by Prof. Anthony Miller on the latest brain tumor-RF radiation studies.

10 February 2019

Rare Metals: "An Electric Vehicle Generates Nearly As Much Carbon As Diesel" - Interview with Guillaume Pitron

With so many young people demonstrating on the issue of climate change, we should remind them of the environmental impacts of extraction of the rare metals used to make electric batteries for such items as mobile phones and electric vehicles.

Rare metals: « An electric vehicle generates nearly as much carbon as diesel »
by Marine Ernoultliberation.fr,
1 February 2018  (translation)

Interview with Guillaume Pitron

In a  rare metal mine in the Chinese province of Jiangxi,
October 2010.  Photo stringer.  Reuters.
In his latest work, « La Guerre des métaux rares » (The War of Rare Metals), Guillaume Pitron denounces the « hidden face of the energy and digital transition ». For the journalist, wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are shifting pollution to the other side of the world.

Iridium, indium, platinum, rare earths: these metals with sometimes unknown names are essential for cutting-edge industries. Without them, no electric batteries for wind turbines, mobile phones or fiber optics. The journalist Guillaume Pitron is interested in the environmental and geopolitical consequences of extraction of these rare metals. On the occasion of the publication of his book “La Guerre des métaux rares” (The War of Rare Metals), he revisits six years of investigation in a dozen countries.

What are rare metals?

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health

This important article has been updated.  You may view it here: Retitled, "Scientific Research On 5G, Small Cells And Health":

Text of previous article:
Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health
Environmental Health Trust, April 2018

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 radiofrequency exposures which poses a serious health risk to humans, animals and the environment. 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. 5G will utilize not only the frequencies currently in use, but also higher millimeter wave and submillimeter wave frequencies. This page lists important research on 5G, the environment and human health. Learn more about 5G on EHT’s database of resources here.
  Click here for EHT’s Scientific FactSheets On 5G

Russell CL. 5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research. Available online 11 April 2018. in press.

09 February 2019

A Drawing – 10 y/o Child’s Impression Of The Wireless World – Zombies & Sickness

A Drawing – 10 y/o Child’s Impression Of The Wireless World – Zombies & Sickness
wearetheevidence.org, 9 February 2019

This drawing is disturbing, but sadly it is an accurate perception of the wireless world by a 10 y/o child from Illinois. His mother developed Microwave Sickness / Electro-Sensitvity, from exposure to wireless radiation. She has been suffering disabling symptoms from exposure to wireless devices and infrastructure. Her suffering has been having a tremendous impact on him and on the family’s life. Unfortunately, he has been experiencing how societal addiction makes people, like those in his own family, reluctant to see what is so clearly in front of their eyes – the harms of wireless technology. Not only are the social implications featured in his drawing, but the devastating health effects and people’s complete disregard to the suffering of others.

U.S. Needs a Task Force to Examine Risks AR, VR, and 5G Pose to Kids

"Major research conducted by bodies such as the NIH and the American Heart Association and research published in The Lancent suggest that screen time, if not properly managed by parents, may be detrimental to a child’s physical, emotional, developmental, and cognitive health."

U.S. needs a task force to examine risks AR, VR, and 5G pose to kids
by WILLIAM HEATHERSHAWventurebeat.com, 3 February 2019

Image Credit: SkyLights
Having now worked in the mobile apps industry for several years, I’m troubled that the most popular technology trends at CES will harm the developmental health of our children. Even worse, I feel that technology companies, government, and society are likely to make the same mistakes made with mobile screen time — though at a much greater cost.

With an urgency similar to what has moved nations to ward off the worst of global warming, we too must act now to prepare our children and better understand and regulate organizations developing artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and 5G (5th generation mobile connectivity). This is why I’m asking the United States federal government to appoint a task force consisting of consumer advocates and technology experts to recommend policy to the relevant Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.

08 February 2019

'A Global Catastrophe': Radiation Activist Warns that 5G Networks Are 'Massive Health Experiment'

‘A global catastrophe’: Radiation activist warns that 5G networks are ‘massive health experiment’
rt.com, 6 February 2019

File photo: © Reuters / Thilo Schmuelgen
A leading activist on the issue of electromagnetic radiation and its negative impacts on public health has described the rollout of 5G as a “massive health experiment” which could “become a global catastrophe.”

Arthur Robert Firstenberg is a well-known advocate for curtailing the development of 5G networks both in the US and internationally, claiming that super fast broadband could cause cancer in humans and wildlife, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Swisscom Capex to Dip as Radiation Laws Delay 5G Rollout

Swisscom Capex to Dip as Radiation Laws Delay 5G Rollout
lightreading.com, 7 February 2019

Capital expenditure at Swisscom will fall to its lowest level in six years in 2019 as Swiss laws on radiation limits hold up the deployment of new 5G networks, the operator has indicated in its latest set of results.

The Swiss telecom incumbent plans to invest 2.3 billion Swiss francs (US$2.3 billion) in capital expenditure this year, down from about CHF2.4 billion in 2018, as it continues to fight regulations that impose tough limits on radiation from mobile basestations.

Under Switzerland's Ordinance on Non-Ionizing Radiation, those limits are ten times stricter than European Union regulations, according to Swiss operators.

Swiss Mobile Operators Swoop up 5G Frequencies in Government Auction

Swiss mobile operators swoop up 5G frequencies in government auction
The Local Switzerland, news@thelocal.ch, 8 February 2019

Three major mobile phone operators have purchased more than 380 million CHF of megahertz frequencies from the government with a view to rolling out 5G coverage.

File photo: alex supertramp/Depositphotos
The Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has sold new mobile phone frequencies necessary to roll out 5G coverage to mobile phone operators Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt, paving the way for the fast-speed Internet network in Switzerland.

Frequencies of various megahertz, units of electromagnetic wave frequency equal to one million hertz, were up for sale: 700MHz, 1,400 MHz and 3500 MHz.

Swisscom bought by far the largest share, more than the combined amount purchased by it competitors, spending more than 195 million Swiss francs (CHF) – approximately €171 million on the frequencies needed to operate the controversy-ridden faster internet network. A total of 380 million CHF (€335 million) was purchased by the three companies, according to a statement published on Swiss government portal admin.ch.