Not surprisingly, major cities like Los Angeles and New York City appear on the list, but what’s really disconcerting is the sheer number of cities that are marked as either having 5G now or getting it soon.
In the western part of the country, cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix and Las Vegas are all on the map, while eastern cities with 5G include Boston, Washington D.C., Orlando, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Providence and Raleigh. In the middle of the country, cities like Denver, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Little Rock, Memphis and Indianapolis all have the dubious distinction of being 5G cities.
It’s a pretty long list for something that has already been shown to be dangerous to human health in the very few studies that are available. Some of the problems it’s being linked to include various types of cancer, mass wildlife die-offs including animals as well as plants, heart problems, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, headaches, and DNA damage to humans, animals and plants alike.
DW reports that several controlled scientific studies have linked 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies to problems like sperm damage, neuropsychiatric effects, calcium overload, cellular DNA damage and stress. It’s particularly dangerous for children, whose smaller and thinner skulls make their brains more vulnerable to radiation and electromagnetic fields.
Of course, the most daunting aspect of this story is that no one really knows what the long-term effects of this technology could be because it is so new.
Forward-thinking cities like Brussels, Belgium, have already stopped the rollout of 5G on account of its negative health effects, but that’s unlikely to happen in a U.S. where the government is often more friendly to companies’ profits than people’s safety.
A Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, Celine Fremault, commented: ?“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.”
Offering download speeds that are as high as 30 times faster than the already-dangerous 4G,
5G is expected to hit every American city by the year 2021. You’ll see 5G towers and mini stations everywhere, with some experts estimating that one tower will be needed for every two to eight houses. It’s pretty easy to imagine just how exponentially your exposure to RF radiation will rise when this happens.
While phone companies and internet providers might dismiss these concerns, those who know better are speaking out about the dangers. Hundreds of respected scientists who research the topic recently signed a letter called the International EMF Scientist Appeal. In the document, they expressed their concerns about the technology and called for tighter regulations and protection for vulnerable populations like children and pregnant women, along with the establishment of radiation-free zones.
If your city doesn’t appear on the map, it’s probably just a matter of time before it does. Moving to Brussels might not be an option, but you can limit your exposure to some extent by keeping your cell phone as far away from your body as possible when you’re not using it, especially while sleeping, and invest in EMF shields.
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