Article Calls to Halt 5G
“In assessing causal evidence in environmental epidemiology, Bradford Hill himself pointed out that ‘the whole picture matters;’ he argued against prioritizing any subset of his famous nine criteria for causation. One’s overall assessment of the likelihood that an exposure causes a health condition should take into account a wide variety of evidence, including ‘biological plausibility’. After reviewing the evidence cited above, the writer, an experienced physician-epidemiologist, is convinced that RF-EMFs may well have serious human health effects.”
-John William Frank of Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health entitled “Electromagnetic fields, 5G and health: what about the precautionary principle?”
A new publication in the Electromagnetic fields, 5G and health: what about the precautionary principle?” by John William Frank of Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK concludes that “one cannot dismiss the growing health concerns about RF-EMFs, especially in an era when higher population levels of exposure are occurring widely, due to the spatially dense transmitters which 5G systems require” and Frank ” echoes the calls of others for a moratorium on the further roll-out of 5G systems globally.”entitled “
The article is open acess and can be downloaded here.
The article identifies four “relevant sources of scientific uncertainty and concern”:
- lack of clarity about precisely what technology is included in 5G;
- a rapidly accumulating body of laboratory studies documenting disruptive in vitro and in vivo effects of RF-EMFs—but one with many gaps in it;
- an almost total lack (as yet) of high-quality epidemiological studies of adverse human health effects from 5G EMF exposure specifically, but rapidly emerging epidemiological evidence of such effects from past generations of RF-EMF exposure;
- persistent allegations that some national telecommunications regulatory authorities do not base their RF-EMF safety policies on the latest science, related to unmanaged conflicts of interest.