Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How Safe is 5G?

Below find an excerpt from an excellent op-ed published at Scientific American's blog on the scientific uncertainty and potential health and environmental risks of 5G written by a scholar with considerable experience in this arena:
Joel M. Moskowitz (October 17, 2019). We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe. Blog Scientific American.

....5G will not replace 4G; it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly over the long term. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially. Cancer is not the only risk as there is considerable evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm, likely due to oxidative stress.

As a society, should we invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G, a cellular technology that requires the installation of 800,000 or more new cell antenna sites in the U.S. close to where we live, work and play?

Instead, we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.

This article links to a document in Google Drive citing more than 500 scientific studies raising concern about potential health and environmental effects from 5G:

Joel M. Moskowitz Bio: Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, is director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been translating and disseminating the research on wireless radiation health effects since 2009 after he and his colleagues published a review paper that found long-term cell phone users were at greater risk of brain tumors. His Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website has had more than two million page views since 2013. He is an unpaid advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal and Physicians for Safe Technology.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Fukushima Daiichi and Other News

High humidity in Fukushima produces interesting webcam visual effects:

Meanwhile, the Pacific "blob" is back:

Pierre-Louis, K. (2019, October 21). The Return of the 'Blob': Hawaii's Reefs Threatened by Marine Heat Wave. The New York Times,

Researchers said the heat wave was reminiscent of 2014, when a hot spot that became known as the blob began forming in the Pacific. It expanded and lingered over much of the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Alaska for years.