KNOWLEDGE HAS A BEGINNING BUT NO END
Friday is the most rewarding day of the week for most of us. It offers the promise of the weekend and the opportunity to reset and recharge your lives. Before I retired Dan and I always were working for the weekend, for I knew it was time away from the office.
I know now after all these years; wisdom comes with age and experience.
Each misstep and accomplishment are a learning opportunity, providing problem-solving tools we can store for later use. It’s all a part of growing up!
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
I remember our daughter, Danielle when she was about two; she was going through the phase of asking why all the time. Now, that I’m wiser; wisdom is all about growing up and learning. One could say, wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge, and that is so.
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” ― Socrates
In keeping with the 5G topic, which is a form of land pollution. Today I’m going to blog about how it is affecting our children and our children’s generation.
In the cancer convention that Dan and I was invited to four years ago, this subject came up. It was disturbing to us. We need to stop and think what will happen in the future?
If you’re concerned that the increase in electromagnetic radiation might be detrimental to adults, then here’s something else to bear in mind: the dangers of 5G for children and babies are even greater.
Before we continue into children’s health risks of 5G specifically, it’s important to understand why children and babies are at greater risk from EMF.
One of the main reasons is absorption. Says a 2014 study, published in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, “Children absorb more MWR [microwave radiation] than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller.”
This is therefore true for any kind of radiofrequency radiation, whether it’s emitted by a cell phone, Wi-Fi router, wireless baby monitor, or other device.
This has also been confirmed by other studies — like a Brazilian study from 2015 and, more recently, this 2018 study which concludes that “young eyes and brains absorb substantially higher local radiation doses than adults’”.
“The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.” ― John F. Kennedy
One related point of concern is around cell phone safety standards. FCC safety standards are based upon a testing model known as SAM (Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin) — which is a plastic model of an adult male head.
This means that, in the words of a 2012 scientific paper, the safety standards are “greatly underestimating the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for typical mobile phone users, especially children”.
The Specific Absorption Rate for a 10-year old is “up to 153% higher than the SAR for the SAM model,” says the study. “When electrical properties are considered, a child’s head’s absorption can be over two times greater, and absorption of the skull’s bone marrow can be ten times greater than adults.”
To put it another way: our cell phone safety guidelines are based on the absorption rate of a 220-pound adult male, when multiple researches has shown that smaller bodies — especially children’s — absorb at a much higher rate.
It’s not just cell phones children are being exposed to. What happens if we take other types of exposure into account?
This leads us to another factor in regards to electromagnetic radiation and children: cumulative effect. Children are now being exposed to EMF from a much younger age, as well as in greater amounts, which means that by the time they reach adulthood their cumulative exposure will be at a level not yet seen — and certainly never before tested — in humans.
As the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure study referenced above explains, microwave radiation from wireless devices “has been declared a possible human carcinogen”. Children are at greater risk than adults when exposed to any carcinogen. Because the average latency time between first exposure and diagnosis of a tumor can be decades, tumors induced in children may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood.”
In short, it could be years before the true health consequences are known.
There are other reasons, also why children are at a higher risk and require more protection. Like the fact that their bodies and brains are still in development.
As British physicist Barrie Trower explains, “Children are physiologically and neurologically immature. It takes years for the blood-brain barrier to form, leaving children more prone to cell-leakage from microwave radiation.
A person’s immune system, which fights off damage, takes 18 years to develop.”
As we’ve explored above, the health risks of having a 5G network are not yet known. These next-generation networks are being rolled out without testing and without adequate updates to safety standards. What we do know is that the potential for danger is so real that 5G rollouts are facing massive opposition — from concerned citizens, from scientists around the world, from local councils, and others.
The reason for the concern is that 5G requires thousands of “small cell” towers to be posted around a city in order for it to work. Because these receptors will be so ubiquitous, residents will have no choice but to have their exposure to EMF dramatically increased.
With 5G, anywhere you go, radiation will follow. When we consider the health and safety risks of 5G for children, the heightened exposure is the key cause for concern. If, as we’ve seen above, children absorb more radiation, they are more susceptible to health effects due to their developing bodies. Children will have increased cumulative exposure across their lifetimes and when we multiply this with the vastly amplified exposure of 5G the threat becomes very real.
With 5G, children may be exposed to radiofrequency radiation constantly: at home, at school, even out in the street. Parents lose the ability to choose, because the bombardment of EMF from 5G cell receptors is outside of their control.
The new 5G networks, devices and technology will not replace 4G. For the foreseeable future, as millions of new 5G towers and wireless devices are deployed into the world, they will run concurrently with the existing 4G infrastructure.
This means that exposures to 5G radiation will be in addition to the EMF to which we are all already exposed to on a daily basis. And this ties into what I call the fundamental flaw in EMF safety standards. Namely, that such standards exist to regulate the emissions from a single wireless device. These safety standards do not consider concurrent exposures from multiple devices, or cumulative exposures over time.
What happens when you are exposed to EMF radiation from dozens – or even hundreds – of sources simultaneously? Remember: 5G isn’t just for cell phones– it will also power the networks for your smart homes and smart cars and numerous other devices in your life.
5G means millions of new antennas posted not just in cities but along power lines and street corners in residential neighborhoods. With cell phone use already linked to cancer, reproductive issues and numerous other negative health issues, the explosive increase in signals that 5G will bring about, and the potential negative effects of 5G networks, is a serious concern.
Evidence suggests that there are significant 5G health risks. The prudent approach would be to adopt the precautionary principle and demand that our governments invest further research into the concerns, health effects and dangers of this new technology.
This post focuses heavily on the impact of 5G on human health. In other words, the risks of 5G to your health, and the health of your family, friends and loved ones. And that’s an important topic – one that obviously matters to you. But it’s also worth taking a moment to consider the impact on humanity as a whole.
The first thing to note is that exposure to electromagnetic radiation has skyrocketed since the invention of wireless devices and our exposure levels are on the brink of again being amplified exponentially. And 5G does not only mean ushering in an era of new exposures to new types of EMF. It also means a lot more of those exposures.
The new generation of wireless technology requires a vast number of cell receptors and a veritable blanket of EMF in order to function. Even from outer space.
One reason 5G is contentious is that it will be virtually impossible to avoid being constantly bombarded with radio frequency radiation.
Concerns about cell phones and cancer are common. But few people are aware that electromagnetic radiation also has the potential to damage DNA. Findings by Dr. Henry Lai and colleagues, replicated in various studies across years of research, show that exposure to both pulsed and continuous radio frequency radiation can cause DNA strand breaks in living cells.
In other words, the DNA information stored in those cells becomes corrupted. Sometimes irreparably. This brings us to sperm. Sperm are more vulnerable to this type of DNA damage as they lack the ability to repair it.
We already know that sperm counts have dropped by more than half since the 1970s. What’s causing male fertility to plummet? There’s no one definitive answer, but there is plenty of research to show that electromagnetic fields negatively impact sperm quality.
OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST
Good morning Friday ⭐ last day of July 😊 When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. Have a super duper day 🌤️
“From currently available studies it is clear that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) have deleterious effects on sperm parameters (like sperm count, morphology, motility), affects the role of kinases in cellular metabolism and the endocrine system, and produces genotoxicity, genomic instability and oxidative stress,” says one 2018 study published in the journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology.
“A correlation exists between mobile phone radiation exposure, DNA–fragmentation level and decreased sperm motility,” says another from 2014.
Or take the most recent research out of Japan which concluded that “EM waves from a portable Wi-Fi router decreases the motile rate and increases the death rate of human sperm,” an effect that was at least mitigated by using EMF shielding.
Infertility is a growing and unsolved problem. But the bottom line here is that even if increased exposure to radiation doesn’t make us infertile per SE, it can still lead to an increase in abnormal sperm. Sperm that contain mutated genetic information, which is then passed onto our offspring.
This may mean that, across the generations, the gene pool is irreversibly altered.
I don’t need to point out how reliant we’ve become on EMF-emitting technology.
Our lifestyles have become inextricably linked to it. You only need to imagine what would happen if the internet suffered a global outage, even temporarily: our transport, payment systems, hospitals, communications, everything, would collapse.
This is not the first time in history, society has become heavily reliant on a hazardous infrastructure. Which is slowly poisoning us?
By what Dan and I have learned through our research and going to the convention four years ago, we can protect ourselves in our own home. Tomorrow I will give you ways to protect yourself, for I do not see technology and the 5G leaving.
JUMPING BEAN-CHICKPEA CASSEROLE
Tonight, at Sherry's, jumping bean-chickpea casserole and broccoli-cauliflower 🥗
Until tomorrow, a reminder -the only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.