Is 5G Cellular Safe?

In a Scientific American opinion piece titled “We Have No Reason to Believe 5G is Safe,” Joel Moskowitz summarizes the FCC’s existing exposure limits for radio frequency radiation (RFR) and contrasts them with the currently available scientific findings on cell phone radiation and its possible impacts on living organisms. He highlights the woefully out-of-date FCC standards that were largely adopted based on research done in the 1980s, and summarizes the scientific findings as such:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

Moskowitz concludes his article by stating:

“We should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.”

Link to Scientific American article: Link

Click here to read about a landmark court case against the FCC regarding the dangers of wireless radiation in which 11,000 pages of evidence were filed: Link

Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, is director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been translating and disseminating the research on wireless radiation health effects since 2009 after he and his colleagues published a review paper that found long-term cell phone users were at greater risk of brain tumors. His Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website has had more than two million page views since 2013. He is an unpaid advisor to the International EMF Scientist Appeal and Physicians for Safe Technology.

In an article published in Oncology Letters, the authors state:

“The fifth generation, 5G, of radiofrequency (RF) radiation is about to be implemented globally without investigating the risks to human health and the environment. This has created debate among concerned individuals in numerous countries. In an appeal to the European Union (EU) in September 2017, currently endorsed by >390 scientists and medical doctors, a moratorium on 5G deployment was requested until proper scientific evaluation of potential negative consequences has been conducted. This request has not been acknowledged by the EU. The evaluation of RF radiation health risks from 5G technology is ignored in a report by a government expert group in Switzerland and a recent publication from The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. Conflicts of interest and ties to the industry seem to have contributed to the biased reports. The lack of proper unbiased risk evaluation of the 5G technology places populations at risk. Furthermore, there seems to be a cartel of individuals monopolizing evaluation committees, thus reinforcing the no-risk paradigm. We believe that this activity should qualify as scientific misconduct.”

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Pandemic Preparedness

I don’t know how we weren’t more prepared for this pandemic. Just before the Covid pandemic, in 2019 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, hosted “Event 201” which simulated a global pandemic in which a new SARS-based coronavirus originated in bats, ultimately spread to humans, and then spread around the globe. The exercise explored the economic and societal consequences and after 18 months slowed down once 80-90% of the population had been exposed. Here’s my question: Did nobody take notes?! Why does this remind me of the beginning of a disaster movie where nobody listened to the scientists?

Why Tubes Sound Good in Audio Systems

Tubes or solid state transistors in audio playback systems? There’s been a decades-long debate over this in the audio world. Solid state measures better. Tubes usually measure worse and yet many people will tell you that tubes sound better. Personally, I prefer to use tubes at the preamp level in my otherwise all digital audio system. Ken Rockwell has written a good article on this very subject. Link here: Link

A tubed headphone amplifier. Image Credit: Parts Express

How to Promote Blood-Brain Barrier Health

The spike protein found on the outside of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can damage the blood brain barrier and lead to what’s been called “leaky brain syndrome” which can cause neurological problems. I wondered if there are lifestyle changes that could help promote the health of the blood brain barrier. I spent some time researching this and here are my findings and what I’ll be targeting. (Sources to scientific journal articles available upon request)

1) Reduce stress

2) Get better sleep

3) Vitamin D

4) Exercise

5) Broccoli sprouts (sulforaphane)

6) Wild caught salmon (fish oil)

7) Curcumin supplements

8) Drink less alcohol

9) Magnesium

10) Resveratrol

11) Promote gut health

12) Vitamin C

Bee Colonies Growing in Michigan

The number of bee colonies in Michigan are up 50% since 2018. This is significant because for the last 20 years, the number of bee colonies in Michigan were in decline. The pollination that bees provide are necessary in order to grow many types of fruits and other foods for human consumption. “The leading cause in declining populations is believed to be exposure to pesticides, insecticides, parasites, and pathogens, as well as limited sources of nectar and pollen.” (Link)

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