At Intelligence UK we don’t do conspiracy theories, nor do we publish unless there is factual and proven evidence in support of what we produce. We spent months researching the effects of 5G and generally our findings are, that the signal is not safe and insufficient research has been conducted to warrant its role out.
Is it necessary?
When we can watch videos without latency delay issues, engage in live streaming and download huge files in the space of a few minutes using our conventional 4G networks and broadband, one must naturally ask, is it really necessary in the grand scheme of things to roll out this technology at billions of pounds, involving the deployment of a huge number of masts, to gain faster speed broadband? We think not. Necessity must come into the equation, yet such logic appears not to figure in this crazy world we live in, not anymore.
The 5G service thrives on signals carried by radio waves, a non-ionising radiation electromagnetic spectrum transmitted from masts to the receiving devices (mobile phones, laptops and other wireless devices). The signal is broadcast using higher frequency waves than conventional mobile network signals to allow more users to surf the net, delivering much higher speeds than the 3G and 4G traditional networks.
5G radio waves travel shorter distances and require more masts to broadcast the signal. By virtue of this, the 5G masts must also be positioned lower to ground level than conventional mobile phone signal transmission masts. 5G works by broadcasting millimetre waves, via small cells (small transmission masts), massive MIMO masts (multiple input multiple output), beamforming, and full duplexing, allowing the simultaneous input and output of data flow between devices and the network.
Beamforming essentially directs the signal being broadcast to the location that the data is intended to go using antennas that arrange the signals, beaming those signals within the network to decrease signal drops. It is expected that the technologies will vastly improve all over the internet communications.
These new technologies are untested and effectively we humans and the environment in which the technology has been deployed have become the guinea pigs and the testing ground.
The environmental downside of being surrounded by mobile phone masts surely outweigh the benefits and it is our opinion that the downsides are being vastly overlooked. The millimetre waves deployed to power the 5G network is completely untested and the extent of impacts on ecosystems and biological lifeforms is entirely unknown.
We are very selfish to the environment as a species, presenting global devastation through deployment of technologies, chemicals, housing and infrastructure. Deployment of this technology is more so. Bees and other pollinating insects are, as we all know, vital to our ecosystem. Electromagnetic pollution in our environment is disrupting nature on a massive scale generally, 5G deployment will exacerbate substantially.
Bees and insect life
Dr Warnke, clearly describes the great suffering of bees in low-frequency, artificially constructed electric fields, citing that; “50 Hz alternating fields with field strengths of 110 V/cm [electric field strength], the bee colonies in their habitation are very restless. The temperature in the hive increases significantly. The defence of social territory is increased so uncontrollably that members of the hive kill each other. They do not recognize each other anymore. After a few days of field influence, the bees remove their progeny out of the cells and new progeny is no longer created. Likewise, honey and pollen are consumed and then no longer collected”
“The bee colony finally cements all the cracks and the entry hole with propolis [a resinous mass made by bees] to keep out the alleged ‘enemy.’ After cementing the cracks and the entry hole an acute lack of oxygen is created, and thus the bees try to create air with intense fanning. In the process, the wing muscles cause such high temperatures that the wax can melt. The bees try to cool down the excessive temperature by even more intensive fanning. The end is a ‘hyper-activity’ of the hive, which means that all individuals suffer death by heat and suffocation.”
It has also been found, in a range of studies that mobile phone radiation adversely effects the navigational capabilities of bees, birds, whales and other organisms, many of which orientate themselves by naturally occurring electromagnetic fields, such as the Earth’s field or weather movements.
Professor Lindauer, the world-renowned expert on bees found in trials that bees orientate themselves with the help of bio magnetite particles on natural magnetic fields. If those natural fields are corrupted by artificial magnetic fields, then the calibration of the animals’ natural sense of compass is falsified and bees “lose their way”.
Research carried out by Indian academics at Toxicology International in 2011 proved that mobile phone radiation irradicates bee colonies. During the research, two mobile phones were attached to the sides of each of two beehives, activating the phones just twice a day for 15-minutes.
In a third hive, only mobile phone dummies were installed and on a fourth hive, nothing was installed. After 90 days, the two irradiated bee colonies were significantly smaller and honey production had ceased altogether. The queens averaged only 145 eggs per day, compared to 376 in the non-irradiated hives. At the end of the experiment there was no honey, no breeding and no bees in the irradiated beehives.
The effect of 5G therefore is suggested to be devastating to global bee populations and other pollinating insects and the much higher frequency signal deployed with 5G presents a significantly higher impact.
On this ground alone, we consider the deployment of 5G to be absolutely unacceptable, presenting a hugely detrimental effect on biodiversity spilling over into the demise of all pollinators and the plants they support. Environmental devastation awaits and all of the expense of speedier broadband selfishness of the human species.
In a study by the Centre for Environment and Vocational Studies of Punjab University, researchers observed that after exposure to radiation from a cell tower for just 5-30 minutes, the eggs of sparrows were disfigured.
The disfiguration of birds exposed for such a short amount of time to these frequencies would denote clearly that there is a risk that dense deployment of masts could effect the entire bird population, threatening survival.
Effects on human health
The World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies all radio frequency radiation (“RF”) as likely to be carcinogenic, essentially pointing to the fact that all mobile phone signals, falling under the same category are likely to cause cancer.
The 5G health fears stem from the fact that the network broadcasts much higher frequency radio frequency, at 24-52.6 GHz, to a maximum of 5.9 GHz used by 4G, causing significantly higher absorption of radiation at high frequencies than the traditional 4G platform.
A report commissioned in 2018 by the US Department of Health deployed a test wherein the rat’s bodies were exposed to radiation from mobile phones for nine hours a day every day for two years, starting before they were born. It was found that male rats exposed to high doses of radio frequency radiation developed a type of cancerous tumour in the heart.
In 2012, referring to the 4G signal, Dr David Carpenter, director of the Albany Institute for Health and the Environment, cited that cell phone radiation is harmful to our health and is especially dangerous at higher frequencies.
The Belgian government halted the roll out of 5G altogether over concerns that the technology would infringe upon its public health radiation exposure limitations. Belgium’s Environment Minister, Céline Fremault found that it is too difficult to measure the levels of radiation from the 5G network.
Ms Fremault told the Brussels Times that:
“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not”.
“The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt
The UK’s Parliamentary debate on health-related effects of electromagnetic fields and 5G – the compelling speech on the risks of 5G by MP Tonia Antoniazzi at Westminster Hall
The stance on 5G elsewhere in the world
The Netherlands has also called for investigation into the technology citing concerns in relation to the health implications and possible dangers before 5G masts are installed on a large scale. Laura Bromet, MP cited that “We still do not know about the dangers to public health” and that “little research has been undertaken into the effects of 5G. We have to take people’s concerns seriously and investigate this”
Slovenia halts 5G to Investigate Health and Safety
Slovenia has halted the roll out of 5G altogether citing that “We do not know if it is dangerous to humans”.
Meanwhile, the major insurers are steering with caution with Swiss Reinsurance Company, one of the world’s largest insurers has classified electromagnetic radiation in the highest health risk category. The report at page 11 cited that:
“Anxiety over the potential risks related to electromagnetic fields (EMF) has risen. Studies are difficult to conduct, since time trend studies are inconsistent due to the still rather recent proliferation of wireless technology. The WHO has classified extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as radiation emitted by cell phones, as potentially carcinogenic to humans (Class 2B carcinogen). Furthermore, a recent ruling by an Italian court suggested a link between mobile phone radiation and human health impairment. Overall, however, scientific studies are still inconclusive regarding possible adverse health effects of EMF. If a direct link between EMF and human health problems were established, it would open doors for new claims and could ultimately lead to large losses under product liability covers. Liability rates would likely rise”
Lloyd’s of London and its underwriter CFC Underwriting Limited have also excluded any liability coverage for claims, “directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise.”
Conclusively we find that there is more evidence to suggest that 5G is harmful to health and that insufficient research has been conducted into the long term health effects for any authority that would justify a government banking on the technology being safe. The biological risks extend not only to humans but also to animal, plant and insect life.
Risks to national security
There is much debate on 5G roll out throughout Europe and the US. President Trump’s recently decided to blacklist Huawei in April 2019 to prevent foreign entities using American technology in ways that could potentially undermine the Country’s national security. From a spying and national security perspective, the technology presents many down sides and risks to all nations.
Earlier this year, Belgian security services have called on ministers to restrict the rollout of 5G networks as a national security risk. Whilst on a no names basis, Chinese conglomerates, Huawei and ZTE are the leading providers of 5G technology.
Belgium’s Telecoms Minister, Philippe De Backer stated in Parliament that:
“Our security services recommend protection level 4, limiting the use of parts of 5G technology that come from unreliable suppliers”. Belgium’s security level 1 means that there is unrestricted operation, whereas security level 5 would impose a complete ban on use of any technology by non-trusted operators.
The countries that have banned products by the Chinese smartphone and wireless technology company Huawei represent more than one third of the world’s GDP, according to reporting by Bloomberg. As of December 12, 2019, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. have decided to ban and phase out the company’s products within their mobile networks. Meanwhile, the UK has banned the company from contributing core parts to 5G technology, cutting Huawei’s share in the country’s new network to 35 percent.
In conclusion, it is our view that 5G is not safe, is not necessary and presents far more downside than good. One must naturally question whether our governments are putting money before people’s health and whether sufficient regard has been given to the environmental downsides. Is this 5G roll out really the will of the people and is there any benefit in doing so? We think not.The countries that have banned products by the Chinese smartphone and wireless technology company Huawei represent more than one third of the world’s GDP, according to reporting by Bloomberg. As of December 12, 2019, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan and the U.S. have decided to ban and phase out the company’s products within their mobile networks. Meanwhile, the UK has banned the company from contributing core parts to 5G technology, cutting Huawei’s share in the country’s new network to 35 percent.