The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a new consultation, it states:

“We have undertaken a high-level modelling that suggests it would cost no more than £300m for an operator to increase geographic coverage to at least 89-90% by building 500-700 new base stations and operating them for 20 years.”

Anyone who thinks 5G is reserved for GHz spectrum is sorely mistaken (Gateshead Council). 5G is a mixture of technologies as described in this article.

Previously the UK Government’s tried to force a £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) through, but it was fraught with delays in getting planning permission due to communities protested to challenges and securing wayleave agreements with land owners.

Rolling out 4G and 5G coverage across rural Britain will require at least 400,000 extra masts, many of which will need to be 80ft high, experts have predicted. The UK Chancellor, pledged to invest £1.1 billion the development of a 5G network which will bring faster and more reliable mobile broadband and phone coverage to the UK by the early 2020s.

The CLA landowners association for England and Wales has commented on the matter, Tim Breitmeyer, CLA President, said:

“Mobile coverage in rural areas has suffered from years of underinvestment. The 700mhz spectrum has major potential for increasing the reach of mobile coverage in rural areas but strict conditions in the licence agreements are crucial to ensuring it delivers. We want to see stringent conditions placed on mobile operators with tough penalties as part of tenders for the auction. We will be pressing Ofcom to ensure that any conditions put in place mean that rural businesses have the same access to 4G services which are enjoyed in towns and cities.”

We think it’s time we asked Tim Breitmeyer if he knows about the dangers of EMF, RF and 5G and is consulting with the public as well has land owners, it would be a shame if he wasn’t taking into consideration the reasons why people move out of Cities. Also wouldn’t it be interesting being an ex-serviceman if he knows that 5G is a piece of military hardware? Not to mention the proof of how EMF and RF is affecting wildlife:

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Government is currently in the process of building 250+ base stations to extend the “Emergency Services’ communication network” – these sites will be built to allow operators to use these sites in the future – These must be stopped too.

Guidelines for Microwave Exposure from EMFWISE

The following precautionary guidelines are based on scientific research about biological and health effects at extremely low power densities. These are approximately 9000 times lower than international safety standards, which are based on an outdated dogma maintaining that the only harm of microwaves lies in its thermal effects. Check the Table of Effects to see the levels at which various effects have been reported.

Year Power Density Limit Name Description
2001 1,000μW/m2 Salzburg Resolution Equivalent of 1 mW/m2 = 0.1 μW/cm2 = 0.6 V/m ;
The recommendation of Salzburg, Austria and now also organizations like BioInitiative and Next-Up. In 2008, Liechtenstein adopts the goal of 0.6 V/m, approximately 1000 μW/m2 by 2013.
Proposed Limit for Public Exposure to Mobile Phone Base Stations
2011 170 μW/m2 Seletun Scientific Statement 2011 Equivalent of 0.17 mW/m2
2001 100 μW/m2 EU Parliament STOA 2001 Equivalent of 100 nW/cm2
2002 10 μW/m2 New Salzburg Precautionary Exposure Limit Outdoor Equivalent of 10 μW/m2=0.06 V/m
The recommendation for GSM 900/1800 mobile phone base stations updated by Salzburg Public Health; See also SBM 2008 below.
Proposed Target for Personal Precaution
2012 3-6 μW/m2 Bioinitiative 2012 Recommendation Equivalent of 0.3-0.6 nW/cm2
2002 1 μW/m2 New Salzburg Precautionary Exposure Limit Indoor Equivalent of 1 μW/m2=0.02 V/m
Recommendation for indoor exposures, updated by Salzburg Public Health. Burgerforum 1999 & London Resolution of 2007 agree with the New Salzburg Exposure Limit.

Click here to see what precautions other governments are recommending for wireless safety.

SBM 2008 (Standard of Building Biology Testing Methods) Guidelines for Sleeping Areas

No Concern Slight Concern Severe concern Extreme concern
<0.1μW/m2 0.1μW/m2 to 10μW/m2 10μW/m2 to 1000μW/m2 > 1000μW/m2

The Oberfranken study evaluated medical complaints of 356 people with long-term radiation in their homes. Above 100 microW/m2, only 5-6% of the people did not have adverse health effects. This is a level far below current safety standards.

Compare the radiation received from typical Wi-Fi routers and mobile phone base stations by applying the Inverse Square Law.

Outdated International Safety Standards for Microwaves

Now compare these precautionary guidelines with our current international safety standards for mobile phone base stations are dangerously out of date. The units below are provided in μW/m2. Check the conversion formulas if you need to convert the units to W/cm2 or V/m.

Year Power Density Limit Name Description
1966 100,000,000 μW/m2 ANSI C95.1 Based on thermal effects
1992 10,000,000 μW/m2 ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992 Based on thermal effects, first recommended by IEEE ten years earlier in 1982. EPA calls it seriously flawed.
1996 10,000,000 μW/m2
5,800,000 μW/m2
FCC USA: 5,800 mW/m2 averaged over a 30-minute period (869 MHz), previously recommended in 1986 by NCRP;
10,000 mW/m2 for PCS frequencies(1.85-1.99 GHz)
1998 9,000,000 μW/m2
4,500,000 μW/m2
ICNIRP 9000 mW/m2 for 1800 MHz and 4,500 mW/m2 for 900 MHz.
4,500 mW/m2 is the equivalent of 61.0 V/m
Prevalent standard

Standards for personal wireless devices are also extremely high. For example:

  • Microwave Ovens: The standard is 10,000,000μW/m2, or 1 mW/cm2, at a 5 cm distance, for FDA Guidelines for Microwave Ovens.
  • Mobile Phones: For mobile phones, the standard in the USA is a SAR of 1.6 W/kg, based on behavioral disturbances observed in monkeys at 4 W/kg. However, harmful effects are seen in rat brains after only 2 hours of 0.2 W/kg exposure. See Mercola article on the flaws of the SAR standard, which is based on thermal health effects only.

Safety Standards and Precautionary Guidelines for Power Line Magnetic Fields

In terms of power line magnetic fields, ICNIRP regulations allow for a generous AC (alternating current) magnetic field of 100,000 mG in Europe and 83,330 mG in North America.

Meanwhile, the Bioinitiative Working Group and Seletun Scientific Panel recommend exposures less than or equal to 1 milligauss, even though this, too, may turn out to be high. See factsheet on power lines.

SBM 2008 (Standard of Building Biology Testing Methods)

No Concern Slight Concern Severe concern Extreme concern
<0.2 mG 0.2 mG to 1 mG 1 mG to 5 mG > 5 mG

As a reference point, Powerwatch notes that the average level in houses in the UK is 0.5 milligauss. Nevertheless, I have definitely seen homes or apartments with higher levels than this.

Safety Standards and Precautionary Guidelines for Body Voltages

SBM 2008 (Standard of Building Biology Testing Methods)

No Concern Slight Concern Severe concern Extreme concern
<10 mV 10 to 100 mV 100 to 1000 mV > 1000 mV