Following on from my last post; that seems to have got a wide readership, I got sent this link and asked to review it; the title of the article is “Scientists Appeal that 5G Wireless is as Hazardous as Asbestos”, which I think we can all agree contains an implication that they are trying to claim Asbestos and 5G are a smiler hazard to people.
As we covered previously 5G is a mixture of different technologies at a number of frequency bands, and RF is classed as a 2B which is listed as “possibly carcinogenic” and as well as RF, the category includes coffee, carpentry and pickled vegetables. Asbestos which is know to increase the risk of Mesothelioma1 and other cancers is classed as a 1 which means that there is “sufficient evidence in humans” that it is carcinogenic2.
The article in Permaculture.co.uk, seems to be a badly Journalised press realise from 5GAppeal.eu.
So what is the claims?
Scientists and doctors call for a moratorium on the roll-out of 5G.
5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields RF-EMF, that has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.
Clicking though we find out that “During the recent years over 240 scientists from more than 40 countries have expressed their serious concerns3.” which turns out they have not expressed their concerns about 5G but EMF in general; and not in regards to 5G power levels; so it is hard to say how they feel regarding 5G; and they haven’t claimed that IARC have got their classification of EMF wrong; or that Asbestos is a Class 2B.
To get a list of claims I fell onto the “5G Mass Action Campaign Website” which seems to be run by Ann Marie Carey under the alias “Annie Logical45“, on the Mass Action site she has put up this leaflet:
There is so much wrong with it, not just stuff that I have already dismissed, but to claim that are laughable were it not that people took them seriously.
This kind of Pseudoscience with the sprinkling of almost a fact occasionally added in is intricately dangerous.
There is SCIENTIFIC documentation that does show risks to humans in the presence of RF, if there were not it would be an IARC class 3.
One of these documents is titled “World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health – a hard nut to crack (Review)
” which was published in the International Journal of Oncology:
In May 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated cancer risks from radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Human epidemiological studies gave evidence of increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma. RF radiation was classified as Group 2B, a possible human carcinogen. Further epidemiological, animal and mechanistic studies have strengthened the association. In spite of this, in most countries little or nothing has been done to reduce exposure and educate people on health hazards from RF radiation. On the contrary ambient levels have increased. In 2014 the WHO launched a draft of a Monograph on RF fields and health for public comments. It turned out that five of the six members of the Core Group in charge of the draft are affiliated with International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), an industry loyal NGO, and thus have a serious conflict of interest. Just as by ICNIRP, evaluation of non-thermal biological effects from RF radiation are dismissed as scientific evidence of adverse health effects in the Monograph. This has provoked many comments sent to the WHO. However, at a meeting on March 3, 2017 at the WHO Geneva office it was stated that the WHO has no intention to change the Core Group.
This Abstract is often pointed at by Electrosmog people as a proof that there is a conflict of interest, and that the public at large are “being lied to”. However, and this is important the document is far longer than its abstract.
If you want to look at the ICNIRP guidelines and the limits they put in place, you can find them online on the ICNIRP site here: https://www.icnirp.org/en/publications/index.html.
- A presentation by the WHO is available here that covers Asbestos in far greater detail than you will ever need to know
- The full details and list of Agents that IARC have classified are available online
- See this petition site for the full list of these 240 people
- Also associated with the Anti-Vax movement via http://vaccineriskawareness.com/
- See also the list of ‘Useful links‘