Alert: U.S. military Red Flag exercises begin January 24, Nellis AFB

This next exercise is scheduled from January 24 – February 11. The list below has other dates for 2022.

Nellis Air Force Base activated 5G last year, and these exercises will likely involve 5G.


At Red Flag 2021, 5G relocatable cell towers, that can be set up and taken down in less than an hour, will be probably already operating to be tested in a real environment. Nellis base is the fifth base selected by the Pentagon to test the military use of 5G: the others are located in Utah, Georgia, California and Washington State.

Bird, bat, and insect deaths will likely result, as well as potentially serious health problems for people in the Western region, including new or worsened heart rhythm disturbances, headaches and migraines, sleep disruption, chest pain, nausea, bleeding, ringing in the ears, dizziness, cognitive and neurological problems, cellular/oxidative stress, extreme fatigue, memory loss, or other physical problems. This includes people who are not normally electromagnetically sensitive.

These military exercises are a health and environmental hazard.

(Note: The U.S. military has Russian aircraft and uses it for whatever purposes it wants — see below. This is a very dangerous false flag potential).)

From Dreamland Resort

Red Flag and other Air Exercises in the NTTR

The Red Flag exercise, held more or less regularly at Nellis Air Force Base since 1975, are very realistic aerial war games. The purpose is to give pilots from the U.S., NATO and other allied countries an opportunity to practice and refine their skills for real combat situations. This includes the use of “enemy” hardware and live ammunition for bombing exercises within the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The exercises with flares and all kinds of aircraft can make a spectacular show, especially at night. There are usually two sorties per day, Monday to Friday: One sortie during daytime and one in the evening or at night.

There are two teams, the good guys (Blue Team) and the aggressors (Red Team). The Red Team is made up of Nellis AFB-based pilots specifically trained for the role as adversary, or aggressor, flying F-15 and F-16 aircraft. During the Cold War they sometimes used actual Russian aircraft, and to this day they use call signs such as MiG and Flanker. The Blue Team consists of the various guest “players”, the students, in their respective aircraft. For most Red Flag exercises the Blue Team includes the roles of Escort, Interdiction, SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defense), Airlift, Command & Control, Reconnaissance, Refueling and Search & Rescue…

Some Red Flag exercises are U.S. only, while others include coalition forces. The list of foreign countries that have participated in the past includes: Argentinia, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, NATO, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela. The exercises usually last two, sometimes three weeks.

Green Flag is an advanced, realistic, and relevant Air to Surface training exercise, preparing joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commander requirements across Air, Space, and Cyberspace. It is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army National Training Center exercises at Fort Irwin, California. It is a Joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis Air Force Base through the 549th Combat Training Squadron. Source: Nellis AFB

JFEX Joint Forcible Entry Exercise is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield. JFEX participants’ ability to synchronize aircraft movements from geographically-separated bases, command large formations of dissimilar aircraft in high threat airspace, and tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings on an unimproved landing strip. Source: Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration (WSINT) is a series of complex, large-force employment missions that serve as the capstone portion of Weapons School classes, which take place twice a year. WSINT involves the planning and execution of every aspect of air, space and cyber combat operations, with joint force components converging over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Source: Nellis AFB

More information on the various Nellis-based exercises can be found on the Nellis AFB web site.

The following schedule shows the planned dates for upcoming air exercises, and dates for past exercises. For information on participating units (if available) click on “Units”. For photos click on “Photos”.

Exercise Dates
FY 2023

JFEX 22B 12/03/2022 Unconfirmed
WSINT 22B 11/25/2022 – 12/07/2022 Unconfirmed
FY 2022
RED FLAG 22-3 07/18/2022 – 08/05/2022 Unconfirmed
JFEX 22A 06/04/2022 Unconfirmed
WSINT 22A 05/27/2022 – 06/11/2022 Unconfirmed
RED FLAG 22-2 03/07/2022 – 03/18/2022 Unconfirmed
RED FLAG 22-1 01/24/2022 – 02/11/2022 Units

More information and past dates at

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Airline safety and 5G / U.S. vs. France — FAA says France 5G power levels are much lower and has greater protection for planes

The FAA message below is a public relations message — “All is well. Safety is our mission. Don’t worry”. Therefore, what it does reveal is even more startling. The FAA admits the situation is bad, and that France takes safety far more seriously than the United States, actually regulating, with limits, its telecommunications carriers.

Planned temporary buffer zones for U.S. airports only protect the last 20 seconds of flight, compared to a permanent 96-second zone for French airports. 
5G power levels are lower in France. In the U.S., even the planned temporary nationwide lower power levels will be 2.5x higher than in France. 
In France, the government required that antenna must be tilted downward to limit harmful interference. Similar restrictions do not apply to the U.S. deployment.


5G has already been activated in the U.S.. The FAA hopes 5G will not interfere with aviation, and are creating work-around measures that will not harm the telecommunications industry but will harm aviation, commerce, and the public.

That’s not a scientific, safe, unbiased, broad-scale economic, or moral approach.
It is actually a public subsidy of the United States telecommunications industry and its 5G partners, with many different serious costs externalized onto the public.

The last question in the FAA’s list at the bottom is “Why are we only hearing about this now?”
Good question, since the government went ahead and allowed 5G activation anyway, despite the problems that will impact everyone, just in aviation hazards.

From the FAA

5G and Aviation Safety

The FAA is working on measures to ensure that radio signals from newly activated wireless telecommunications systems can coexist safely with flight operations in the United States, with input from the aviation sector and telecommunications industry.

Check here for information and updates as this work continues. 

The Safety Issue

Safety is our mission, and it guides all of our decisions. In the United States, 5G services are planned for launch beginning January 19 using frequencies in a radio spectrum called the C-band. These frequencies can be close to those used by radar altimeters, an important piece of safety equipment in aircraft. To make sure that this does not lead to hazardous interference, the FAA requires that radar altimeters are accurate and reliable. 

Disruption Risk to Aviation from 5G

Because the proposed 5G deployment involves a new combination of power levels, frequencies, proximity to flight operations, and other factors, the FAA will need to impose restrictions on flight operations using certain types of radar altimeter equipment close to antennas in 5G networks. 

These safety restrictions could affect flight schedules and operations, affecting the aviation system. Before and after the 5G deployment begins, the FAA will continue to work every day to reduce effects of this disruption as we make progress to safely integrate 5G and aviation.  

Collaborative Work Underway to Reduce Delay, Cancellation Risk

Approved radio altimeters will allow commercial aircraft to continue low-visibility landings in the 5G C-Band deployment areas.
The agency has made progress during the last two weeks to safely reduce the risk of delays and cancellations as altimeter manufacturers evaluate data from the wireless companies to determine how robust each model is. This work has shown some altimeters are reliable and accurate in certain 5G areas; others must be retrofitted or replaced. 

  Buffers around airports with low-visibility approaches in 5G deployment

Airports not on this list
The airports on the list are in the 5G deployment that have low-visibility approaches. If your airport is not on the list it may not be in the 5G deployment or may not have low-visibility approach capabilities.

Progress during the two-week deployment delay
Delaying 5G deployment for two weeks allowed the FAA, the aviation community and wireless companies to reduce the risk of delays and cancellations. 

During that time, the FAA has: 

  • Received vital 5G transmitter location and power level information from the wireless companies
  • Facilitated data sharing between avionics manufacturers and wireless companies
  • Worked with airlines to help manage and minimize potential delays and cancellations in affected areas.
  • Determined that some GPS-guided approaches may be used at certain airports
  • Educated aviation stakeholders about what they can expect when 5G C-band is deployed on Jan. 19
  • Worked with airlines on how they can demonstrate altimeters are safe and reliable in certain 5G C-band environments. This is known as the Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) process.

Questions and Answers

I’ve heard about 5G already being deployed in other countries, such as France and Japan, with no issues. Why would the U.S. be different? 
The U.S. airspace is the most complex in the world, and the FAA holds ourselves and our aviation sector to the highest safety standards. Deployments of 5G technology in other countries often involve different conditions than those proposed for the U.S., including: 

  • Lower power levels 
  • Antennas tilted downward to reduce potential interference to flights 
  • Different placement of antennas relative to airfields 
  • Frequencies with a different proximity to frequencies used by aviation equipment 
  • The early stages of the 5G deployment in the U.S. will include mitigations that are partly similar to those used to help protect air travel in France. However, even these proposals have some significant differences.  
US vs France: Big differences in 5G
  • Planned buffer zones for U.S. airports only protect the last 20 seconds of flight, compared to a greater range in the French environment. 
  • 5G power levels are lower in France. In the U.S., even the planned temporary nationwide lower power levels will be 2.5x higher than in France. 
  • In France, the government required that antenna must be tilted downward to limit harmful interference. Similar restrictions do not apply to the U.S. deployment.  

NOTAMs, AMOCs. The FAA uses many acronyms. Translate for me. 
NOTAMs stands for Notice to Air Missions. They provide information on restrictions or procedures that pilots and others need to follow.

AMOC stands for Alternative Means of Compliance. The AMOC process allows operators or manufacturers to demonstrate alternative ways to mitigate an unsafe situation. This process will be used to clear altimeters that have been proven to be reliable and accurate in certain high-powered 5G environments. 

What are radio altimeters?
Radio altimeters provide highly accurate information about an aircraft’s height above the ground. Data from these radio altimeters informs other safety equipment on the plane, including navigation instruments, terrain awareness, and collision-avoidance systems.

The FAA says 5G “may” cause interference. So how do you know there’s a safety risk?  
Aviation in the U.S. is the safest in the world. That’s because we rely on data to mitigate risk, and never assume that a piece of equipment or a given flight scenario is safe until this can be demonstrated. If there’s the possibility of a risk to the flying public, we are obligated to restrict the relevant flight activity until we can prove it is safe.  

Why does an aircraft still need an approved altimeter if there is a bigger buffer now around airports?
The FAA is working with manufacturers to determine which altimeters are accurate and reliable in the U.S. 5G deployment. The agency continues to review manufacturer testing data to determine how robust each model is. 

Do regional jets have approved altimeters? 
We are reviewing testing data for altimeters used in regional jets. 

What about helicopters?
Currently, the FAA allows air ambulance operators to continue using safety-enhancing night vision goggles in areas where the aircraft’s radar altimeter could be unreliable due to 5G C-band interference as identified by NOTAMs. Operators must comply with specific conditions and limitations. Similar to commercial aircraft, helicopters can perform day and night operations that do not require the use of a radar altimeter. 

Why haven’t the NOTAMs gone away? 
The wireless companies actions do reduce the amount of 5G around airports, but do not fully eliminate it. The NOTAMs let pilots and others know that there is 5G present. Any restrictions in a NOTAM do not apply if an aircraft has an approved altimeter to operate. Since some aircraft still do not have an approved altimeter, the restrictions outlined in the NOTAM still apply. 

Why are we only hearing about this now?  
The FAA, the aviation industry, telecommunications companies, and their regulators, have been discussing and weighing these interference concerns for years, in the U.S. and internationally. Recent dialogue has helped to establish information sharing between aviation and telecommunications sectors and newly agreed measures to reduce the risk of disruption, but these issues are ongoing and will not be resolved overnight. 


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‘Hundreds of thousands, if not millions’ of birds died during 2020 U.S. Air Force 5G exercise, New Mexico

“We’ve never seen anything like it.”

“The scary thing is this may be an indication of the future.”

Martha Desmond/New Mexico State University

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

“The military needs a reliable communication system at all times to protect and defend the country from potential threats.” –Tesmanian, September 24, 2020

In August 2020, an AT&T 5G antenna array at White Sands Missile Range went operational, providing “connectivity” for Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS) Onramp 2 on August 27.

The Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) is an interconnected battle network – the digital architecture or foundation – which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster in the kill chain. In order to achieve all-domain superiority, it requires that individual military activities not simply be de-conflicted, but rather integrated – activities in one domain must enhance the effectiveness of those in another domain.

U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Charlye Alonso


Birds began dying in “unprecedented” numbers there in August 2020.

Three dusky flycatchers, a Cordilleran flycatcher, and a Townsend’s warbler, specimens collected Sept. 14 in the Sandias. Photo by Jenna McCullough.

From the Las Cruces Sun-News
September 12, 2020

It is terribly frightening,” Desmond said. “We’ve never seen anything like this. … We’re losing probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds.”

In August, large numbers of birds were found dead at White Sands Missile Range and at the White Sands National Monument in what was thought to be an isolated incident, Desmond said.

The Department of the Interior warned in 2014 about the deadly effects of RF-EMF on birds.
Research has shown that EMF frequencies affect their navigation and disorient birds.

In addition, “non-lethal” military research (Craviso and Chatterjee, 2008) used RF-EMF to cause skeletal muscle contraction.

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Pixabay / Science Times

Then, in September 2020, the U.S. Air Force conducted a joint live-fire exercise with SpaceX.

The bird deaths increased.

From the Tesmanian
September 24, 2020

U.S. Air Force Chief for Acquisition Dr. Will Roper, who serves as the principal adviser for technology research and development, met with reporters to discuss a live-fire military exercise that took place early this month, Investors news reports. During the conference, Roper shared SpaceX’s Starlink network was tested during the live-fire exercise as part of the military’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). – “What I’ve seen from Starlink has been impressive and positive,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “They’re cleverly engineered satellites cleverly deployed. So, there’s a lot to learn from how they’re designed and I think that there’s a lot we can learn from them.”

Roper shared that the Air Force connected Starlink to a “variety of air and terrestrial assets”. Starlink terminals are hooked to the cockpit of a Boeing (BA) KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to assess the network’s performance while the airplanes fly.

DoD plans to depend even more on satellites under its new “All Domain Operations” war-fighting doctrine. The strategy will require air, land, sea, space and cyberspace assets to network directly with each other. They will pass data and intel among them and perhaps even activate each other’s weapons.

From the Las Cruces Sun-News

After [August], however, came reports of birds behaving strangely and dying in numerous locations in Doña Ana County, Jemez Pueblo, Roswell, Socorro and other locations statewide.

The affected birds have included warblers, sparrows, swallows, blackbirds, flycatchers, and the western wood pewee.

“A number of these species are already in trouble,” Desmond said. “They are already experiencing huge population declines and then to have a traumatic event like this is – it’s devastating.” 

On Saturday, Desmond was joined by Trish Cutler, a wildlife biologist at WSMR, and two NMSU students for an initial evaluation of the carcasses.

Desmond said her team also began catching and evaluating living specimens on Friday as residents find birds behaving strangely and gathering in large groups before dying. 

“People have been reporting that the birds look sleepy … they’re just really lethargic,” Cutler said. “One thing we’re not seeing is our resident birds mixed in with these dead birds. We have resident birds that live here, some of them migrate and some of them don’t, but we’re not getting birds like roadrunners or quail or doves.” 

On the other hand, numerous migratory species are dying rapidly and it is not immediately clear why, although the cause appears to be recent. Desmond said the birds had moulted, replacing their feathers in preparation for their flight south, “and you have to be healthy to do that; but somewhere after that, as they initiated their migratory route, they got in trouble.

Migratory bird casualties in Velarde, NM on 13 Sep 2020. Image from video posted on Twitter by Austin Fisher.
Austin Fisher is a reporter for Source New Mexico

iNaturalist created the Southwest Avian Mortality Project

Naturalist Jenna McCullough:

…[O]ne video on Twitter recorded by local journalist Austin Fisher stood out to me: several dozen swallows dead in an arroyo in Velarde, approximately 40 miles north of Santa Fe. It was only when I reached out to Austin for the purposes of this report that I realized the video wasn’t taken the week before during the cold snap, but rather the previous night, on 13 September. To see it for myself, fellow ornithology grad student, Nick Vinciguerra, and I drove the hour and a half north that night.

When we arrived at midnight, we found a macabre scene. Several hundred Violet-green Swallows were strewn across the bank of the Rio Grande. Dozens of birds had stuffed themselves into the few natural cavities, [people disabled by electromagnetic sensitivity often report that being on the ground, even burrowing into the ground, provides relies from the RF-EMF emissions] and many more were dead amongst the vegetation. In total, we found 305 individuals of six species, all of which were insectivores: 258 Violet-green Swallows, 35 Wilson’s Warblers, six Bank Swallows, two Cliff Swallows, one Northern Rough-winged Swallow, a MacGillivray’s Warbler, and two Western Wood-Pewees. These proportions are similar to what was reported by researchers at NMSU.
Photo by Jenna McCullough / American Birding Association

The 305 individuals laid out at the Museum of Southwestern Biology that Nick Vinciguerra and I collected from Velarde, NM on 14 Sep 2020. All individuals will be deposited as specimens in the museum’s Bird Division for future research and education.

Ms. McCullough examined some possible causes in her article but did not mention the military 5G deployment and exercise as a possible cause, in her twitter comments, or news media comments. It’s possible the military exercises were not publicized, Reporter Austin Fisher dismissed 5G as a cause in his twitter video comments without giving any reason, and supported a cold snap as the reason despite that temperature drop had occurred the week before.

Audubon wrote an article which also did not consider the military 5G exercises.
In fact, it published an article in January 2020 calling 5G harm to birds a “myth” and conspiracy theory, and excluded a number of widely known experts in RF-EMF impacts.
The organization also urges the public to download its Audubon Bird Guide App for smartphones.

The New Mexico Department of Fish and Game released their conclusion in a press release December 4, 2020, which did not mention at all the Los Alamos Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) or 5G life-fire exercise, much less as a possible factor, despite its close work with Los Alamos and White Sands Missile Range in its investigation — see below. The state would have been informed, too.

The single abnormality shared by nearly all birds was body condition ranging from poor to severely emaciated. These observations are evidence of physical exertion without nourishment to support recovery, including:

– the large breast muscles controlling birds’ wings were severely shrunken;

– kidney failure was apparent in many of the birds;

– stomachs and intestines were empty of foodstuffs;

– many intestines contained small amounts of blood, which is one of the effects of starvation;

– fat deposits, the stored energy for migration, were depleted; and

– lung tissues were irritated.

…The USGS National Wildlife Health Center, located in Madison, Wis., is renowned for the thoroughness of the diagnostic tests for wildlife disease diagnosis and management….

From the lab reports, Department biologists know that migrating birds entered New Mexico in poor body condition and some birds were already succumbing to starvation. The unusual winter storm exacerbated conditions, likely causing birds to become disoriented and fly into objects and buildings. Some were struck by vehicles and many landed on the ground where cold temperatures, ice, snow and predators killed them.

The Department would also like to thank all of the partner organizations who were essential to this process. Partners include the: …White Sands Missile Range, … Los Alamos National Laboratories ….

Other states are trialing AT&T 5G equipment for military multi-platform communication, including Monterey, California. These areas will likely see bird deaths as well.

This ecological catastrophe must be stopped.

The price for the “protection” and “defense” is the Earth itself, the Earth’s well-being, and the Earth’s future. No reasonable or sane person would ever pay that price. No sane person would ever sign a death warrant for the birds on the planet, but the birds and the insects, in particular, will be decimated by 5G and existing RF-EMF radiation. Those who don’t know this or won’t admit this haven’t done their research. When that is a major entity such as Audubon, that is the grossest of negligence and possibly a conflict of interest.

Who protects the country from the military, the wireless companies, and the war contractors like Elon Musk? Who’s protecting the Earth?

For more information:
Physicians for Safe Technology — Environmental and Wildlife Effects
Environmental Health Trust
Statement by Wildlife Biologist Alfonso Balmori, BSc on the FDA Review of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer
Dr. Albert M. Manville, Comments to the FCC, June 3, 2020
A Briefing Memorandum: What We Know, Can Infer, and Don’t Yet Know about Impacts from Thermal and Non-thermal Non-ionizing Radiation to Birds and Other Wildlife by Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D
Dept. of Interior letter on FirstNet to Dept. of Commerce, February 7, 2014
Birds, Bees, and Mankind: Destroying Nature by Electrosmog
UNESCO Report on Disappearance of Species from Mt. Nardia Park World Heritage Area 2000-2015 with Increased Expansion of Telecommunications Antenna.
Letter to the National Park Service from the Environmental Health Trust, April 10, 2019
International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields & Wireless Technology, July 22, 2019

Wilson's Warbler. Karine Aigner

Wilson’s Warbler. Photo: Karine Aigner
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AT&T and Verizon to activate new 5G frequencies January 19; airline and medivac industry warn of interference with planes; FAA imposes flight restrictions in areas of 5G deployment

On January 19, AT&T and Verizon will turn on frequencies in the C-Band
3.7 – 3.98 GHz frequency band — for additional 5G coverage.
It is unknown what other frequencies the companies will add in for this activation.

For months the airline industry has been warning about interference with their vital instruments, and that 5G, especially near airports, poses safety risks.

These airline restrictions are coming at an already difficult time for the public and the airline industry, for a highly questionable public benefit from 5G and many known hazards environmentally as well as for air safety.

From BusinessHala
December 20, 2021

The wireless industry has said the planned service poses no threat to the aircraft, while the Federal Aviation Administration has said it is concerned that the frequencies used for cellular signals could potentially disrupt cockpit systems.

Airlines are in the middle of a controversy. “If there’s any kind of weather, if there’s strong winds, if visibility isn’t good because of haze, you can’t use that equipment,” United Airlines Holdings said. Inc….

US telecommunications industry officials have made controversial claims about the security risks of the new technology. “The fear of the aviation industry rests entirely on discredited information and intentional distortions of fact,” said Nick Ludlum, a spokesman for wireless industry group CTIA. “We will launch this service in January with the most comprehensive set of protective measures in the world.”

Regulators protest over competing proposals from the US aviation and telecommunications industries to limit new 5G signals near airports. At a high-level meeting on Wednesday that included Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, officials discussed proposals from both industries to create buffer zones around airports, people familiar with the matter said.

Mr Buttigieg requested that the FCC consider the aviation industry’s proposal, some of these people said. Another person familiar with the meeting said that FCC officials described that proposal as a non-starter that would amount to a no-5G option.

Ms Rosenworcel of the FCC has said she believes officials will find a solution to allow 5G deployments quickly and securely. “I believe in the mitigation offered by the wireless industry,” she said in a December 14 press conference…

From Newser
January 18, 2022

Verizon and AT&T are set to deploy new 5G service Wednesday—and in a letter to federal officials Monday, major airlines warned there could be “catastrophic” consequences. As Axios notes, the dispute between the airlines and the wireless companies has been going on a while, with the aviation industry having previously warned that interference from 5G signals, particularly during bad weather, could force planes to divert and the FAA having announced restrictions on low-visibility landings at certain airports as a result of that. The wireless carriers have twice delayed the rollout over these concerns, CNN reports. Now, CEOs of 10 airlines including American, Delta, United, and Southwest say there could be “catastrophic disruption” to flight schedules if the C-band 5G deployment goes ahead as planned.

They’re asking the Biden administration to allow it to be “implemented everywhere in the country except within the approximate 2 miles of” certain airport runways. Per an FAA statement, there were 88 US airports that, as of Jan. 5, would not have been available for landing during low-visibility conditions after the 5G C-band is deployed. But the wireless carriers agreed that for six months, buffer zones would be created around airports with transmitters nearby in order to reduce the risk from interference, and as of Sunday, the FAA had cleared an estimated 45% of the US commercial fleet to land in low visibility at many of those airports (because those planes use newly approved radio altimeter models). That means as many as 48 of those 88 airports are now OK for low-visibility landing. In the letter, the CEOs warn that “unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially be grounded.”

From Bloomburg
January 13, 2022

  • Aviation groups girding for severe impacts starting Jan. 19
  • Despite compromise last week, flight limits still likely

U.S. regulations in many cases require commercial helicopters — including air ambulances and scores of other operators — to have a functioning device known as a radar altimeter. But new frequencies being shifted to 5G service may render them unreliable. That could make landings in remote areas dangerous and put Life Flight’s hospital landing pads in Portland and Seattle off limits, said Ben Clayton, interim chief executive officer of the Aurora, Oregon-based nonprofit.

“We have a lot of trepidation over the potential impacts,” said Clayton, who relayed details of the Saturday flight.

Wireless carriers point to research they say shows helicopters and 5G co-existing safely in other countries. But the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday restricted helicopter operations in regions in which hundreds of hospitals are located unless manufacturers can demonstrate their aircraft can withstand 5G interference. The new limits are among 1,462 imposed on flight operations that rely on radar altimeters the agency posted on Thursday.

Unlike jets, helicopters operate close to the ground — where cell towers are located — almost all of the time. They also land frequently away from airports, making them one of the most difficult aviation issues to resolve with 5G.

The issue is that new 5G signals operate in airwaves adjacent to those used by the altimeters. The wireless industry and the Federal Communications Commission, which approved the use of the frequencies, maintain the frequencies are far enough away from aircraft signals that they won’t pose any danger. But tests by aviation groups have found the devices are susceptible to interference…

See also

FAA’s request for comments —

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Global 4G/5G protest — 18-19 December 2021

From Stop 5G International

Candle/Lantern Vigils for Safer Technology
December 18, 19 2021


We invite people around the world to join together on December 18/19 with Candle/Lantern Vigils to honor increasing reverence for nature, and to call for a Stop to 5G.

5G is the “next generation” of wireless telecommunications infrastructure build-out. It presents unacknowledged risks to human health and the environment, and perpetuates rather than addresses economic, digital, and racial inequities. 5G will vastly increase energy consumption, the exploitation of poorer nations via resource extraction and e-waste, and violates human and community rights by placing profits before people.

Freedom remains a central theme for the events, as surveillance and control increasingly infiltrate our world.
We invite you also to focus events on the newest threat, the “Smart Ocean”, aka the “Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT)” which poses an imminent danger to marine life and Earth. (For more click HERE.)

The “Smart Ocean” will complement c. 100,000 Satellites being planned and launched into Low Earth Orbit, and 4G/5G infrastructure on land. Together these three domains — the heavens, ocean, and land — will weave together one global massive Web of Destruction to be used by the military, and that also poses a dire threat to the Natural World and all living beings. (For more on satellites, click HERE.) (For an Overview of 5G vs Safe Tech, click HERE.)

This unconscious disregard for Earth must stop before our Planet is trapped in a blanket of Electrosmog and we are all locked into an inescapable Planetary Electronic Surveillance Grid.

Why place events on the Solstice and Equinox?

The winter solstice has been observed for millennia in cultures that were aligned with the rhythms of nature, as a time for reflection on the balance between darkness and light. The Solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and the longest day in the Southern Hemisphere. (NB: The Candlelight Vigil has been set for Saturday/Sunday, December 18/19, although winter solstice falls on December 21. Any of these days would work for an event.)

The call to Stop 5G represents the intention to reclaim reverence for the abundance and generativity of the natural electromagnetic environment of the Earth. It recognizes the need for technological innovation to operate within, rather than in defiance of, the Laws of Nature.
In times like these, each one of us needs to be a beacon, and what better way than to create Circles of Light all over the World?
Stop 5G Candle/Lantern Lit Vigils would be good in the Northern Hemisphere, to shine a Light in the dark.
In the Global South, Stop 5G Bonfires/Barbecues might be an idea! Wherever you live and whatever you fancy, consider making Light a main theme.

Post your Event – and later your pictures – to Global 5G Protest and to Stop 5G International:
Email: and

NB: Stop 5G International does not endorse any forms of vandalism or destruction in its advocacy for safer technology and environmental stewardship.

To download poster for the event, please click HERE.

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“Smart” ocean — the impacts of technology on marine life

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From Stop 5G International

The technology revolution has now expanded to the ocean in the form of the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT), aka a Smart Ocean. Plans are underway for the ocean to become an integral part of a worldwide network of “smart” interconnected infrastructure and objects that will complement satellites in the skies, and 4G/5G cell towers and satellite dishes on land. Money is being poured into research and development of new applications and infrastructure to enable seamless connectivity throughout the ocean, Earth, and heavens.

Commercial interests and the armed forces view an internet-connected ocean as essential for their operations. But the impacts on marine life are not being considered. In addition to the noise, pollution, and debris from an ocean bustling with anthropogenic activities, the Internet of Underwater Things will rely primarily on sonar which for decades has been known to adversely impact whales and other marine animals. Recently, scientists have discovered the vital role whales play in ocean ecology and how they help mitigate climate change.

Data Transmission Technology and Possible Applications

Whereas wireless data transmission on land and in space relies primarily on radio waves (RF/Microwave radiation) and laser, these are less suited for underwater applications. In the ocean, sonar is most often used for carrying data.

The Internet of Underwater Things will consist of underwater sensors that communicate with one another and with relay stations on the surface of the water. These stations will in turn communicate with satellites and/or ground-based 4G/5G infrastructure on land.

This vast ocean-based network will be integrated into Systems Warfare (1)— 21st century warfare that weaves together the different branches of the military into one coordinated AI web of destruction.  The “smart ocean” will include autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), robots, submarines, underwater drones, torpedoes, bombs and anti-torpedo defense systems.

The IoUT will also play an integral role in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) “arms race” we are currently witnessing play out in the US, China, and other nations.

In what’s known as Dual Use Technology, the Internet of Underwater Things will also be used by the private sector for its purposes: mining for minerals on the ocean floor, seismic drilling, monitoring oil and gas pipelines, global trade, surveying shipwrecks, and scientific research.

Effects of Sonar on Marine Wildlife

As mentioned earlier, the IoUT will operate primarily through sonar waves which are ideally suited for underwater propagation. (Optical communications are being developed for shorter more data intensive communications.)

Due to the unique ability of sound to travel underwater, through millennia marine animals have evolved to rely on sound to navigate, communicate, find mates, forage, avoid predators, and defend territories. See,

In much the same way that extremely bright beams of light shined directly into our eyes would hamper our ability to function optimally, or at all, so too sonar waves and anthropogenic noise interfere with whales and other marine mammals’ ability to tend to their needs. High intensity sonar, around 240 decibels, used by the US navy, can cause deafness, bleeding in the brain, stranding, and death in whales. Their experience of high intensity sonar at 240 decibels would be much like our experience of a rocket at takeoff… for extended periods of time.

Disoriented from the unrelenting sound that can permeate the ocean for hundreds of miles (and in the case of low frequency sonar, thousands of miles), in a desperate effort to escape the sound, whales fling themselves onto the shore and die. Lower intensity sonar, though somewhat less harmful, can temporarily and cumulatively impact whales’ ability to communicate, forage, navigate, find mates, and avoid predators.

Effects of a “Smart” Ocean on Climate

Nature has had millions of years to perfect her whale-based carbon sink technology. All we need to do is let the whales live.  Michael Jasny of the Natural Resources Defense Council U.S. Militarism, Space Tech, and the Climate Crisis at COP26 People’s Summit

Whales play a key role in the exquisitely designed eco system that supports all life on Earth. Recently, scientists discovered that excrement from whales, known as “fecal plumes”, create the ideal nutrients and conditions for phytoplankton. These microscopic creatures produce 50-85% of the oxygen on Earth and serve as the “lungs” of the planet.

Both phytoplankton and whales help sequester large quantities of carbon, each in their own way. During their lifetime, whales absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Upon death, they fall to the bottom of the ocean where the carbon gets buried in the soil and will remain for centuries. Due to a whale’s size and lifespan, a single whale absorbs large amounts of carbon. According to Nature’s Solution to Climate Change [www.imf[dot]org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/12/natures-solution-to-climate-change-chami.htm], a great whale sequesters on the average, 33 tons of CO2, while a tree absorbs roughly 40 pounds yearly. Phytoplankton sequester carbon through photosynthesis.

The Military and Our Ocean

“The military base is being replaced by what has been called a ‘high speed, kill web.’ It uses information as a primary weapon of war. It will enable Empire to rain down terror on any spot of the earth: a swarm of drones, hypersonic missiles, submarine torpedoes, bombers; and all with the ease of calling an Uber.” Koohan Paik-Mander U.S. Militarism, Space Tech, and the Climate Crisis at COP26 People’s Summit

“The submarine threat is growing in the seas of the world, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, from the Indian Ocean to the South Pacific. Renewed activity by the Chinese, Russian or American navies, increasing naval defence budgets, construction of submarines of all sizes (mini-submarines, coastal, conventional or nuclear-powered submarines) to create or expand existing fleets: the result is hundreds of submarines traversing the world’s seas at all times, keeping States on the alert to preserve their sovereignty and interests. And underwater weapons are a key element of their naval strategies.” [naval-group[dot]com/en/underwater-weapons-40]

The Internet of Underwater Things will be integrated into the armed forces around the world in what is known as Systems Warfare (1). This 21st century brand of warfare weaves together the different branches of the military into one giant coordinated AI-controlled web of destruction. Systems Warfare is increasingly controlled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and works by using the massive amount of data generated from the Internet of Things on land, in the ocean, in the air, and in space. This data, coupled with the IoUT infrastructure will aid in manning submarines, controlling torpedoes for both offense and defense, and in the detection of stealth underwater vehicles and drones, and Supercarriers, aka the “Menace of the Sea  (For more, please see the newest generation of US Supercarriers, aka the “Menace of the Sea”). Data and AI will also assist in executing coordinated attacks from multiple branches of the military simultaneously.  (See AEGIS, “Rocket science at sea.”)

With the speed at which technology is evolving, new weapons and systems are manufactured and tested each year. These military exercises, or wargames, involve practicing bombing ships, firing missiles through the ocean, and testing new offense and defense weapon systems. As Koohan Paik-Mander so poignantly explains: “We essentially have nonstop war now taking place in our oceans, and we have for a decade, even with no war officially being waged. But war is being waged…That is a war on all the living spirits that populate the undersea community and enable our oceans to support life on Earth: the whales, dolphins, turtles, crabs, sea horses, jellyfish, algae seaweed, eels, plankton, manta rays and coral.”

The armed forces have repeatedly been exempted from accountability and pledges in worldwide climate negotiations. Most recently, this petition, spear-headed by World Beyond War and the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmamentaddresses this “oversight”.

Is the Trade-Off Worth It?

Are the downsides of an internet-connected ocean a necessary trade-off for gaining military and commercial advantage? Do we really need more oil to fuel more war? Are more lethal weapons of war, data gleaned from connecting everything to the internet, extraction of “riches” buried deep within the ocean worth the suffering and possible extinction of whales and perhaps myriad other marine life forms so necessary to our eco-system?  Is it wise to continue to compete as we unconsciously escort ourselves and all of life toward techno-ecocide?

Perhaps human nature hasn’t really changed that much over the millennia. It’s possible that violence and competition have for many long centuries driven human activity. Or perhaps these have escalated in the last few decades. Either way, what is clear is that the increased magnitude of harm that this mindset engenders now, is threatening the survival of all living beings on the planet.

Earth can no longer sustain our violent, competitive, extractive way of life. We must open to a shift of consciousness if we are to survive. Perhaps it is time we pivot from an ocean of technology to an ocean of consciousness focused on embracing our interdependence on one another and to all living beings in this intricate and awe-filled sacred Web of Life.

(1) cnas(dot)org/publications/commentary/a-joint-warfighting-concept-for-systems-warfare

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Stop Smart Meters: PG&E’s “Fire Lies” (VIDEO)

From 2013 CPUC Santa Rosa Smart Meter Forum

From Stop Smart Meters

PG&E claims that there have been no smart meter fires whatsoever. The people whose houses have burned down and who have lost loved ones because of smart metering safety lapses beg to differ.

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California Gov. Newsom faces recall election Tuesday; Sacramento journalists expose California fires, PG&E, Gavin Newsom, and CPUC in series “Fire-Power-Money”

From ABC10 KXTV Sacramento


For nearly three years, ABC10’s Fire – Power – Money team has been at the forefront covering California’s wildfire crisis, the danger of PG&E’s power lines, and how the company avoids accountability. 

Now, ABC10’s award-winning investigative series reveals how California’s state government, under Governor Gavin Newsom, responded to PG&E’s deadly crimes by giving the company rewards and protection.

Season 1 Episodes

CONTROLLING OUR WILDFIRES: How to control California fires–scientists explain.
(Premiered Jul 10, 2019 as “Fire”)

PG&E, FIRE AND POLITICS: California power company influences politics despite causing fires. (Premiered Jul 10, 2019 as “Power”)

CALIFORNIA’S BURNING CRISIS: How California fires are going to cost us all. (Premiered Jul 10, 2019 as “Money”)

Season 2 Special

The season two FIRE – POWER – MONEY special combines the major findings of ABC10’s award-winning investigation into the connection between wildfires, PG&E, and its influence on state politics as California’s wildfires continue to worsen. 

California wildfires: How PG&E continues to avoid accountability (Premiered Dec 23, 2020)

Season 2 Episodes

IT WAS A CRIME: California’s largest power company guilty of deadly crime. (Premiered Oct 29, 2020)

RELATED: Former Cal Fire chief believes PG&E-caused fires will kill more people

CRIMINAL THINKING: Why does PG&E keep causing deaths? Experts explain. (Premiered Nov 12, 2020)

RELATED: PG&E ‘continues to engage in criminal thinking,’ says former regulator

KILLER CORPORATION: Inside PG&E’s criminal investigation. (Premiered Nov 19, 2020)

RELATED: State officials harmed PG&E Camp Fire criminal investigation, Butte County prosecutors say

WHISTLEBLOWER: California whistleblower says PG&E free of consequences. (Premiered Dec 3, 2020) [Interviews former CPUC Executive Director Alice Stebbins]

RELATED: ‘I don’t think we held PG&E accountable,’ says state whistleblower

BLOOD MONEY: California politicians and campaigns got $2.1 million from bankrupt, guilty PG&E. (Premiered Mar 2, 2021)

RELATED: ‘Blood money’ | California politicians and campaigns received $2.1 million from bankrupt, guilty PG&E

RUN TO FAILURE: Investigation shows PG&E knew old power line parts had ‘severe wear.'(Premiered Feb 16, 2021)

RELATED: ABC10 Investigation: PG&E knew old power line parts had ‘severe wear’ months before deadly Camp Fire

JUNK SCIENCE: PG&E made shutoff decisions based on ‘junk science.'(Premiered Feb 2, 2021)

RELATED: Investigation: PG&E made shutoff decisions on ‘junk science’ | ABC10 Originals

PG&E: Politics and crime: ABC10’s investigation found California politicians kept taking money from PG&E after the company pleaded guilty to 84 felony manslaughters. (Premiered April 26, 2021)

Season 3

‘MORE THAN A BAILOUT’: Documents reveal how Gov. Gavin Newsom protected PG&E and helped the power company avoid accountability. (Premiered August 10, 2021)

“THE FRENCH LAUNDRY CONNECTION’:  Gov. Newsom brokered a bankruptcy plan that prioritized PG&E, French Laundry friend’s clients over PG&E fire victims.  (Premiered August 11, 2021)

‘THE PG&E POLICE: INVESTIGATION: Governor Gavin Newsom’s office ‘micromanaged’ PG&E’s independent state regulators (Premiered August 12, 2021)

RELATED: Investment bankers charged California taxpayers $180,000 in travel while crafting PG&E bailout | Fire – Power – Money

RELATED: ABC10 sues to release messages between Newsom staff and PG&E regulators

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Maryland utility commission rejects Pepco’s Smart LED Streetlight and Smart Sensor proposals

Monday, June 28, the Maryland Public Service Commission rejected a multi-million dollar proposal by the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) to install ‘smart’ LED lights in streetlights and wireless ‘smart’ nodes/sensors to expand their wireless AMI network.

Order No. 89868
Excerpts (emphasis added)


(5) That Pepco’s proposed Smart LED Street Lighting Initiative Program is rejected in this case, without prejudice to re-filing the proposal as an EmPOWER Maryland Program, as discussed in this Order“…

#122…The fact that these customers cannot opt-out of the streetlight conversion to avoid the rate increase, which could be up to 117% for some customers, goes against the stated purpose of EmPOWER Maryland funds, which should be used to incentivize customers to take action and engage in energy efficiency improvements when they otherwise would not have done so. The voluntary aspect of EmPOWER is key because the cost of an approved EmPOWER program is shared by all customers within the class.

123. As this proceeding has demonstrated, not all affected municipal customers are
friendly towards this Initiative.[249] In fact, several municipal participants that have
submitted either evidence or comment on the subject take issue with one or more
elements of the Initiative as designed. The Commission finds there are shared themes
among the opponents of the Initiative. First, the Initiative lacks customer approval or sufficient customer choice. For example, the Initiative, as submitted, is not flexible
enough to accommodate customer options with regard to LED streetlight style, color,
temperature, and wattage. Second, the Initiative falls short in customer engagement.
Third, the direct benefit of the smart nodes to customers remains unclear. For example,
questions raised by Kensington concerning the value of the smart node to the Town, how
cost savings from the nodes will be passed on to ratepayers, and whether benefits of the
nodes outweigh their associated costs raise valid topics for discussion.

124. Given the concerns raised by the Parties, the Commission cannot approve the Smart LED Streetlight Initiative as part of this MRP. Pepco’s costs for the Initiative are not insignificant, and the “zero cost to customer” impact is necessarily tied to securing
EmPOWER Maryland funding for those customers who will experience cost increases.
As discussed, the proposal, as filed, runs counter to the spirit and intent of the
EmPOWER program. This is not to say, however, that the general idea of the Initiative
to convert company-owned streetlights to LEDs could not be submitted as a standalone
EmPOWER Maryland proposal. Should Pepco choose to do so, the Company should
take the following into consideration: (1) make the program voluntary to incentivize
customer action; (2) apply the incentive in a way that helps remove barriers to
participation (e.g., rebates that reduce CIAC payments or price differentials in lamp
styles); (3) proactively engage interested customers as part of program design; and (4)
include smart nodes as an optional technology

125. For the above reasons, the Commission rejects the Smart LED Streetlight Initiative, as submitted here as a component of the MRP, without prejudice to Pepco to modify and refile as an EmPOWER Maryland proposal for the Commission’s consideration in Case No. 9648.[250]

126. Since the Commission does not approve Pepco’s Smart LED Streetlight Initiative
and pilot program in this case, the proposed tariff changes associated with the initiative,
recommended by Staff, also are not approved. Tariff changes will be addressed if and
when Pepco brings these proposals to an EmPOWER Maryland proceeding. The
municipalities have provided numerous concerns and recommendations regarding
Pepco’s proposed revised tariff, and the Commission therefore directs Pepco to continue
discussions with the municipalities regarding customer choice, purchase of the LED
streetlights, and tariff changes if it pursues an EmPOWER filing.

127. Regarding the Smart Sensor Pilot, the Commission finds that Pepco has not
demonstrated a sufficient nexus between the stated purpose of the Pilot and the
Company’s own electric distribution operations to justify approval in this case.

Throughout this proceeding, several parties raised credible concerns regarding the Pilot,
including its cost, the specific benefits to customers, its relevance to Pepco’s distribution
function, and the lack of sufficient details to assess its cost-effectiveness. Indeed, none of
the other parties openly support the Smart Sensor Pilot. Even Prince George’s, which
does not oppose the Pilot, questions the program’s cost and recommends conditions if the
Commission decides to approve the program. Although Pepco points us to several community-related functions and potential customer benefits that may be captured through smart sensor technology, such as gunshot detection, air quality and traffic monitoring, we find the connection between these “features” and the Company’s core operations tenuous at best. We agree with Staff, OPC, and Kensington that costs of this Pilot should not be recovered through rate base. Accordingly, the Commission denies the Smart Sensor Pilot Program for the MRP.

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[249] While Pepco contends that a number of localities have expressed excitement and enthusiasm about the value of the Initiative to their residents and businesses, it is unclear the extent to which this level of support is tied to the promise of using EmPOWER Maryland funds to ensure cost neutrality.

[250] The Company can also elect to proceed with the initiative as a traditional infrastructure replacement or improvement program at its own expense and seek cost recovery in a future rate case if it believes it can justify the cost.”

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Impartiality versus 2020 Health Council of the Netherlands evaluation of 5G and cancer risks; expert urges 5G moratorium and considerable reduction of existing RF radiation

Dr. Lennart Hardell is a well-known scientist and researcher on cancer who has for years spoken out on the health impacts of wireless. In this paper he critiques ICNIRP, the standard setting body that virtually every country in the world relies on when setting exposure guidelines for wireless radiation/5G in their country. (Note: There are dozens of excellent critiques of ICNIRP’s “science”, members, ties to industry, etc.)

He draws attention to ICNIRP’s members who belong to many expert panels and set the RF recommendations/guidelines based on the theory that no harm occurs unless there are thermal effects, aka heating, and he takes the Netherlands Health Council to task for failing in its responsibility to protect the public by relying on ICNIRP. He gives many examples of studies ignored or misrepresented by ICNIRP.

ICNIRP = International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
WHO = World Health Organization
SSM = Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority)
SCENIHR = Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risk.

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World Journal of Clinical Oncology
June 24, 2021

Health Council of the Netherlands and evaluation of the fifth generation, 5G, for wireless communication and cancer risks

Opinion Review
By Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, Professor (retired), The Environment and Cancer Research Foundation, Studievägen 35, Örebro SE-702 17, Sweden

From Discussion:

In order to achieve sustainable development, policies must be based on the precautionary principle. No doubt there are threats of serious or irreversible damage by exposure to RF radiation, not the least the increased risk for glioblastoma with short survival for those affected[47]. Lack of full scientific certainty, as proposed by certain public health organizations, should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation. Thus, a moratorium on the deployment of 5G
and considerable reduction of RF radiation from existing systems is urgently needed.
In short, “The precautionary principle provides justification for public policy actions in
situations of scientific complexity, uncertainty and ignorance, where there may be a
need to act in order to avoid, or reduce, potentially serious or irreversible threats to
health or the environment, using appropriate strengths of scientific evidence, and
taking into account the likely pros and cons of proportionate actions and inactions”

In contrast to that as a general rule, ICNIRP, WHO, SSM, and SCENIHR have for
many years dismissed available studies showing harmful effects from nonthermal RF
radiation exposure and have based their conclusions mainly on studies showing no
effects. Thereby results showing health hazards are criticized or not even cited in
contrast to studies showing no risks that are accepted as evidence of no risk in spite of
severe methodological problems. Many of the statements by these agencies are
misleading and not correct. They are easily rebutted by reading the relevant publications. In fact, an Italian court ruling linked mobile phone use to tumors already in 2012, Also, later court rulings in Italy have come to the same conclusion.

These ICNIRP cartel dominated expert groups consequently reach similar
conclusions that there are no health effects below ICNIRP guidelines. Scientists with
opinions that there is increasing evidence of health risks below the ICNIRP guidelines,
e.g., as expressed in the EMF Scientists Appeal, are not invited to expert groups at the
WHO, the EU (SCENIHR), the SSM, or ICNIRP. Table 1 clearly illustrates that few
persons constitute different groups aimed at preventing hazards and risks to the
health and the environment. The ICNIRP view is thereby influencing these expert
reports, which also formed the basis for this Health Council report in the Netherlands.

For implementation of 5G, regardless of frequency, ethics in medicine should be
applied. In medicine the patient must be informed about the risks but also benefits in
experimental studies and give written consent for the participation. That should also
apply to the deployment of 5G. However, it has not been done so far. The participation
is forced upon everybody, which is of course unacceptable from a human rights perspective


In conclusion regarding cancer, current scientific evidence clearly demonstrates an
increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma for use of mobile and/or cordless
phones. In this review other tumor types and health endpoints are not discussed. The
increased risk for brain and head tumors is based on human cancer epidemiology
studies and is supported by similar tumor types found in animal studies. In fact, these
animal studies confirmed the earlier results in case-control studies on increased tumor
Hardell L. Comments on 5G and cancer risk for use of wireless phones (both mobile and cordless phones). Mechanistic aspects on carcinogenesis come from laboratory findings on, e.g., the increase of reactive oxygen species[5] and DNA damage[4].

The current evaluation by the Health Council of the Netherlands is based on a WHO
draft and SSM report. It also recommends using ICNIRP guidelines, considered to be
insufficient to protect against health hazards, such as cancer, by the majority of the
scientists in this field ( The report does not represent a
thorough, balanced, objective, and up-to-date evaluation of cancer risks and other
hazardous effects from RF radiation. It is also strikingly contradictory as it concludes that serious health effects such as cancer and birth defects are “possible.” Yet it has no objection to the roll-out of 5G and recommends that later studies are performed to study health outcomes such as cancer and birth defects. Thus, no lessons are learned from existing observations on increased cancer risks[49].

The conclusion by the Commission that there is no reason to stop the use of lower
frequencies for 5G up to 3.5 GHz because of no “proven adverse health effects,”
merely reflects the biased conclusions by ICNIRP dominated groups. Thus that
conclusion must be dismissed, and new guidelines for previous and new frequencies must be established considering the new technology, the different propagation pattern for 5G, and increased RF radiation.

A moratorium is urgently required on the implementation of 5G for wireless
communication[13]. Ultimately, wired solutions are preferred

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