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5G and health effects

Ingrid Wreden Kåss
Ingrid Wreden Kåss
Wreden Kåss is a writer and has a master's degree in philosophy from UiO, as well as a bachelor's degree in library and information science.
RADIATION / Organizations and professional networks with close ties to the telecom and defense industries, in practice, determine Norwegian limit values ​​today.


The last ten years' research on the possible health effects of 5G and 4G will now be reviewed and investigated. FHI has in this connection even announced a new advisory position.

It is really high time that someone in the radiation protection and health administration goes through this research. Hopefully, they will look at the many peer-reviewed studies and meta-studies from industry-independent researchers and expert groups published during the period.

If the report is to be credible, however, it must not be content with only reports and studies from organizations and professional networks with close ties to the telecom and defense industries. An example of such a network with problematic ties to the industry, is the private ICNIRPfoundation, as the Norwegian the radiation protection administration unfortunately has been very closely linked through clauses in the Radiation Protection Regulations. In practice, ICNIRP determines Norwegian limit values ​​today.

Possible health risk

It is also worth noting that several state-appointed expert groups from other countries, (as Swiss BERENIS og French ANSES), have concluded about possible health risks and that certain groups (such as children) may be extra vulnerable to harmful effects from the radiation from today's wireless technology. These should also be included in the assessment.

Also last year's two reports from the EU Parliament's expert panel "Panel for Future Science and Technologies" (STOA), Health effects of 5G (Belpoggi, 2021) including Environmental effects of 5G (Thielens, 2021), should be an obvious part of the review. Despite different starting points and angles, both reports emphasize that there is a great need for research that can clarify the effects of the highest 5G frequencies before these are put into use. The report on health effects further concludes that today there is a scientific basis for claiming that they lower the frequencies (up to 6 GHz) that are used for 5G – including e.g. 4G frequencies – probably carcinogenic to humans; that there is clear scientific evidence that they reduce fertility in men and possibly also women; and that there is a risk that they can cause developmental damage in fetuses and infants.

Strong warnings about health risks related to the radiation from wireless technology in general.

The planned Norwegian investigation is particularly important because a number of international radiation researchers (research appeal to the EU) and others professionals and environmental organisations (appeal to the UN, WHO, EU and Council of Europe) in recent years has strongly warned about health risks linked to the radiation from wireless technology in general. In particular, warnings have been given against the development of 5G and the planned all-encompassing Internet of Things, where 5G will be the "backbone" of the system. The scientists and medical experts who warn refers to (e.g. in research report from BioInitiative-group) a number of published, peer-reviewed studies that find harmful effects of radiation from conventional wireless technology. Local authorities in several countries have therefore chosen to limit or stop development in their areas/municipalities for that reason, until more knowledge is available. For example, this applies above 600 municipalities in Italy.

There is currently very little research on health and the specific 5G technology that is now being rolled out, but more studies (environmental health trust overview) and reviews of the research that exists (e.g. Kostoff et al 2020), has found Health Risks linked to the "new" and higher frequencies that are eventually intended to be used by the 5G networks, in addition to the 4G frequencies.

The new 5G technology is therefore now being put into use throughout Norway, without any proper risk assessment having been carried out beforehand and despite warnings from renowned international professionals. Shouldn't research on the possible health effects of 5G been carried out and assessed before the technology was rolled out?

See also Flydal about electricity meters.

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