EMFSA September 2020 Newsletter

donderdag, 01 oktober 2020 - Categorie: Artikelen

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26 GHz

It appears that ICNIRP says one thing, the Health Council of the Netherlands another:

ICNIRP: ''5G exposures will not cause any harm providing that they adhere to the ICNIRP (2020) guidelines.''

Health Council of the Netherlands: ''The committee recommends not using the 26 GHz frequency band for 5G for as long as the potential health risks have not been investigated.''

As Dariusz Leszczynski points out: Dr. E. van Rongen is a scientific secretary of the Health Council of the Netherlands and also vice chair of ICNIRP. Anke Huss is a member of ICNIRP and a member of the Dutch Health council. As an invited expert, the Netherlands’ committee on EMF invited Zenon Sienkiewicz (who was member of ICNIRP during the preparation of the ICNIRP 2020 guidelines).

The 26GHz band ranges from 24.25-27.5GHz

European Comission (EC): The 26GHz band was earmarked as a pioneer band for 5G by the European Commission. The EC, on the 14 May 2019, adopted an Implementing decision to harmonise the 24.25GHz-27.5GHz (26GHz) radio spectrum band for 5G usage. Under the Decision, EU countries should set common technical conditions to support 26GHz 5G systems by 31 December 2020, in line with the European Electronic Communications Code, which asserts that EU member states must allow the use of at least 1GHz of the 26GHz band by end-2020 to facilitate 5G rollout.

GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications) - High-bands are needed for 5G services such as ultra-high speed mobile broadband, 5G will not be able to deliver the fastest data speeds without these bands. It is vital that governments award spectrum that has been globally identified for IMT (e.g. 26 GHz and 40 GHz) and additionally make the 28 GHz band available where possible. The 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands have especially strong momentum and as they are adjacent they support spectrum harmonisation and therefore lower handset complexity, economies of scale and early equipment availability.

The government of Australia announced allocation limits for the country’s next 5G spectrum auction, which is scheduled to occur in March 2021. In a release, the government said that the 26 GHz auction will be the first time high-band 5G spectrum will be made available in Australia.

Italy auctioned 1000 MHz in the 26.5-27.5 GHz band

26GHz up for auction

USA :The USA completed its major auction of spectrum at 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz in the first quarter of 2020, following up its auctions of spectrum at 24 GHz and 28 GHz in 2019.

Verizon's 5G spectrum includes 28 and 39 GHz mmWave bands

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra's comments on the auction of the 26GHz bands (06.03.2020):
In its statement, Sitra would like to point out that the latest scientific information on the health, environmental and climate impacts of 5G technology must be taken into account when deciding on the 5G network and the frequencies used in it. Sitra emphasizes that, in the light of the severity and urgency of the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis, it is important to assess the latest research data in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary manner. If the necessary research information is not available, it must be obtained before a decision is made.

5G will be ''disruptive''

Industry hype and propaganda often tells us that 5G will be ''disruptive'' while singing the praises of the wonders of 5G. It certainly seems that it will be ''disruptive'' in other ways:

•Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists.

''Our study—the first of its kind that quantifies the effect of 5G on weather prediction error—suggests that there is an impact on the accuracy of weather forecasts,'' said senior author Narayan B. Mandayam, a Distinguished Professor at the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), who also chairs the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

The peer-reviewed study was published this month at the 2020 IEEE 5G World Forum, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

•FCC approves 5G network despite military saying it will harm GPS Updated
Pai says power limits and guard band will prevent interference with GPS.
In a November 2019 letter to Pai, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said: ''there are too many unknowns and the risks are far too great to federal operations to allow Ligado's proposed system to proceed. All independent and scientifically valid testing and technical data shows the potential for widespread disruption and degradation of GPS services from the proposed Ligado system. This could have a significant negative impact on military operations, both in peacetime and war.''

•The switch to 5G wireless could shut down SOS buttons in millions of cars.
The Los Angekes Times Report - Column:
On-board emergency-contact systems coud be at risk. These services include the emergency-assistance button, automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance, remote engine start, remote door unlock, vehicle finder help and other features. Millions of car owners, especially older cars could be affected. The change will affect an unspecified number of Lexus vehicles sold from 2010 to 2018.

•Are Elon Musk’s ‘megaconstellations’ a blight on the night sky?

An article by Stuart Clark in the Guardian:
Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape. The natural serenity of the night sky is a touchstone for all of us. Everyone alive today looks at the same stars no matter where they are located on the planet. But the connection is more profound because, next to our brief lives, the stars are immortal. Shakespeare saw the same stars in the same patterns that we do. So did Galileo, Columbus, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra and the first human ancestor to look up in curiosity. The night sky is nothing short of our common human heritage.

From the article:

“In a couple of generations there will be no one left alive who remembers the night sky before these satellites. They will have grown up with Starlink and the other proposed megaconstellations as part of their conception of the night sky. I think that’s a radical change,” says Alice Gorman of Flinders University, South Australia, a pioneer in the emerging field of space archaeology and heritage.

“One of the reasons people value the night sky is because it gives you a sense of transcendence and connectedness to the universe, and inspires contemplation about the meaning of life and the massive scale of stars and galaxies. That seems to be an experience that people really value and so people have argued that a right to the night sky is kind of fundamental to being human,” says Gorman.


Joel M. Moskowitz PhD “Radio Frequency Radiation Health Risks: Implications for 5G” (Grand Rounds, UC San Francisco) bit.ly/UCSFgrandrounds

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