USA: Government Accountability Office (GAO) 2020 Report on 5G
zaterdag, 05 december 2020 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
November 30, 2020 (Updated December 1, 2020)
On November 24, 2020, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on 5G. The GAO recognizes that public concern regarding the health effects from exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) is likely to intensify with the deployment of 5G technology.
The report acknowledges that policy makers are faced with a challenge as they need relevant information on the health effects of 5G, but long-term effects are unknown. The report recommends that ''(p)olicymakers will need to identify a funding source or determine which existing funding streams to reallocate'' to pay for the needed research.
The GAO interviewed government officials who dismissed the research on RFR health effects: ''Officials from federal regulatory and research agencies did not indicate any cause for alarm due to these unknowns because of the research from observational studies on pre-5G technology and from experimental studies of high-band 5G technology.''
How can these officials ignore the results of the government's $30 million study which proved that long-term exposure to RFR caused cancer or the Ramazzini Institute study which reproduced these results using much lower intensity RFR? How can they ignore the results of epidemiologic studies that find increased tumor risk among heavier cell phone users?
''In 2008, a committee convened by the National Research Council (part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) reported that further research was needed to characterize exposure to RF energy in juveniles, young children, and pregnant women and fetuses in observational studies.'' So why didn't our government fund the research needed to ask the critical questions re: RFR exposure that would enable our health agencies to adopt protective safety limits?
''While research on the biological effects of RF energy has been underway for decades, FDA officials do not expect changes to the current safety standards from 5G technology.''
For more than two decades, FDA officials have ignored the lack of consensus in the scientific community regarding the safety of RFR. The majority of scientists who study RFR effects now believe that current RFR national and international safety standards are inadequate to protect our health. More than 240 scientists from 44 countries who have published over 2,000 papers in professional journals on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and biology or health have signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal which calls for stronger safety standards and health warnings.
The GAO report also failed to mention the 5G Appeal signed by more than 400 scientists and doctors who have demanded a moratorium on the deployment of 5G.
5G Wireless: Capabilities and Challenges for an Evolving Network
Government Accountability Office (GAO-21-26SP), Nov 24, 2020
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