The telecommunications industry is actively promoting and marketing  5G Technology and the Internet of Things. They promise that it will bring enhanced communications, jobs, and an economic boost to our cities. Many argue that there are health, safety, environmental, privacy, security and energy use issues, however, that have not been addressed.

Far from being mobile, this technology will depend on thousands of  fixed “small cell” antennae throughout cities and residential neighborhoods, about 300 meters apart. In order to function, these short wavelengths (10-100 Gigahertz or GHz)  pulsing at billions of times a second will be on 24 hours a day. Although they may penetrate the outer layers of skin, elements in the skin can act as a mini antennas re-radiating the EMR deeper into the body.

See also 5G  Telecommunications Science  for Scientific Literature, New Legislation Cell Towers  or City Ordinances Cell Towers for information on this rapid progression of small cell towers aimed to carry 5G in addition to 3G and 4G as well. Below there is testimony regarding 5G as well as news articles on 5G and in what cities 5G is being tested.

5G Information Fact Sheets for Printing

Environmental Health Trust has created information sheets on 5G and Small Cells  that have valuable information and can be shared with policy makers, community leaders and others.

US Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Color With Hyperlinks

US Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Black and White For Printing

International Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Color With Hyperlinks

International Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Black and White

In additon, see also a list of scientific letters on small cells at this link.


News Articles on 5G Rollout and Testing

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation. March 29, 2018. The Nation. The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.How Big WirelessMade Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe. 

Cybersecurity Agency Warns Of ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Risks Of 5G Technology. March 30, 2018. Eurasia Review. Cybersecurity Agency Warns…

Cost Of Ineffective And Uncoordinated Action On Cyber-risks Continues To Rise. Governments and businesses must act urgently to build cyber resilience as cyber-risks and the cost of inaction continue to rise. March 6, 2018. Bloomberg. Cost of ineffective and Uncoordinated Action on Cyber-risks Continues to Rise… 

CPSC asks: How dangerous is the internet of things? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety of internet-connected devices. March 28, 2018.CSPS asks: How…

Verizon project in Palo Alto highlights challenges in scaling small cells. June 16, 2017.  Verizon Project in Palo Alto

Sonus and Palo Alto Networks Team Up For Mobile Security. April 22, 2017. Songs  offers Palo Alto Networks with Mobile Security 

Ericsson wants STA for supersecret 5G tests before Verizon board meeting. January 27, 2017.  Ericsson on Supersecret 5G Testing

Review Articles Regarding Harm

5G From Blankets to Bullets

A 5G Future-Will it Give Us a Smart Nation or Contribute to an Unhealthy One? SCCMA Bulletin June, 2017

A 5G Future: Will it Contribute to an Unhealthy One? PDF References

5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects

What’s Not So Smart About Our Smart Tech Future?


Senator Patrick Colbeck Discusses the Health Risks of Wireless Technology and 5G Expansion, March 15, 2018

Technology Business Perspective

Here is a  Technology Industry Review of their plans for the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, self driving cars and more. Continue to scroll  down for information regarding health and safety concerns.


Industry Describes Fixed Wireless Systems Development

In a Wireless 2020 Business Conference, Moderator of RCR Wireless News opens discussion of current plans for fixed wireless access by companies in the the initial development phase of 5G technology.  They point out that this wireless system is not really mobile but depends on thousands of fixed antenna for use.  Cost becomes an issue for this proposed widespread technology.  They discuss different bands and characteristics for use. An interesting business perspective which does not include health or environmental effects. March 2017.

5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype

Dr. Joel Moskowitz  ( discusses the hype and realities of the “Global Race to 5G” which industry states will be 100 times faster and connect with 100 times more device in 5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype. He also discusses the EMF Scientist Appeal to the WHO to urgently reevaluate safety standards for 2G,3G and 4G technology as well as a 5G Moratorium Appeal. Scientists and Doctors call for 5G Moratorium.


5G Technology: Potential Risks To Human Health: Excerpts From Scientific Conference, Israel, January 2017.

 Physicist Dr. Paul Ben-Ishai discusses his research on 5G technology and how millimeter wavelengths affect human skin and sweat glands preferentially and act as helical antennas from 75 to 100 Gigahertz millimeter wavelengths.

What Cities are Testing 5G in 2018?

Many major cities have installed 5G test sites. There is testing for effectiveness of communications however no testing is performed for health or safety.  In the tests listed below,  the  5G millimeter frequencies are about 27 GHz.

Verizon Will Light Up  Fixed 5G in 3 Markets in 2018.  Nov 30, 2017  2018 Cites with 5G

Verizon Testing super Fast 5G Internet With Customers in 11 Cities. Feb 22, 2017. Verizon Plans 5G in 11 Cities in America

5G Testing -Washington D.C- 5G Permit Washington DC-OET Special Temporary Authority Report

5G Testing- New Jersey5G Permit NJ-FCC FORM 442


Testimony against 5G cell towers

Actress Ali McGraw testifies against 5G cell tower bill in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Articles on 5G and Health Effects

A 5G Future: Will it Give Us a Smart Nation or Contribute to An Unhealthy One?     A 5G Future-Will it Give Us a Smart Nation or Contribute to an Unhealthy One? SCCMA Bulletin 6:4:2017 PDF


A 5G Future: Will It Give Us A Smart Nation or Contribute To An Unhealthy One? with references   A 5G Future Article SCCMA with References 6:16:17 PDF


5G Wireless Technology: Millimeter Wave Health Effects on Millimeter Wave Technology


Should the Internet Really Be Everything?  What’s Not So Smart About Out Smart Tech Future. Alison Main. Paleo Magazine Dec/Jan 2018. Smart Tech Future?

From Blankets to Bullets. Arthur Firstenberg.  Dec. 20175G From Blankets to Bullets