In only one generation we have increased radiofrequency radiation exposures by a billion billion (Quintilion) times.

During the last four decades, there has been an exponential increase in ambient radiofrequency radiation (RFR) that continues to rise at an unprecedented rate. In addition, the increases occupy an unnatural portion of the frequency spectrum and now reach intensities of up to 1018   (quintillion) times higher than natural, background levels of RFR (see Figure 1 below).  

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Typical maximum daily exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from man-made and natural power flux densities in comparison with International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection safety guidelines 1 

Permission: Alasdair Philips, Powerwatch published: Bandara P, Carpenter D, The Lancet Planetary Health Vol 2 December 2018 ‘Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its Impact”

RFR is emitted by mobile phones, base stations, Wi-fi enabled routers and computers, cordless land line phones, security systems, fitness watches, baby monitors, many other modern devices including wearable tech, internally emitting devices and products advertised for use close to foetuses or newborn babies. 5G will include higher frequencies transmitted by directional phased array antennas which have not been pre-market safety tested under realistic conditions in combination with existing emissions. Additionally the planned Internet of Things (IoT) will lead to higher cumulative exposures. International independent experts agree that this evolution is not safe for deployment,. Existing emissions have already been shown to damage biological systems within lifelike exposure parameters,,,. Damages include: increased cancer risk, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans7 and the addition of higher frequencies and overall increased exposures are therefore predicted to cause further health damage,


1.  The 5G Appeal:  2017. As of April 19th 2020, 353 scientists and medical doctors have signed the appeal.

2. International Society of Doctors for Environment. Di Ciaula, A. 2018 Apr ISDE Scientific Office

International Society of Doctors for Environment 5G networks in European Countries: appeal for a standstill in the respect of the precautionary principle 

3. BioInitiative Working Group, Sage, C., Carpenter, D., BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Radiation   December 31, 2012, as updated in 2014, 2018. 2019 and 2020

4. The EMF Call, 2018. By November 26th, 2018, signed by 164 scientists and medical doctors together with 95 non-governmental organizations. Call for Truly Protective Limits for Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz)

5. International EMF Scientists Appeal

April 30th, 2020, 253 EMF scientists (published in this field only) from 43 nations have signed the Appeal.

6.  Kostoff, N., et al., 2020. Adverse Effects of 5G mobile networking technology under real-life conditions. Elsevier, Toxicology Letters 323 (2020) 35-40

7. Russell, C., 2018. “5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environ Res. 2018 Aug;165:484-495. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.01.016. Epub 2018 Apr 11th.

8. Di Ciaula A. Towards 5G communication systems: Are there health implications?. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2018;221(3):367‐375. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.01.011