Radiofrequency Radiation - What is it?

Consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy moving together (radiating) through space at the speed of light. RF waves are used to convey information from one place to another through the air. They are used in mobile communication, radio and television broadcasts, radar, satellite navigation and homeland security. They are a core component of our wireless communication infrastructure. These high energy, airborne waves are capable of traveling miles. Radio frequency waves are considered high frequency electromagnetic radiation (27 MHz -6 GHz).  The fifth generation in wireless technology “5G”, which is already being rolled out domestically and in Europe will see the use and deployment of much higher frequencies, by some estimates up to 100 GHz.  This is up to 100,000,000,000 oscillations per second!

Examples: cellular towers and phones, bluetooth devices, cordless phones, baby monitors, smart meters, smart appliances, printers, laptops.

Scientific Studies on Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR)

    1. 5G Penetration into the Body​: Millimeter (MM) wave and microwave frequency radiation produce deeply penetrating effects: the biology and the physics

      1. ​In humans, MM-waves have penetrating effects including impacts on the brain, producing EEG changes and other neurological/neuropsychiatric changes, increases in apparent electromagnetic hypersensitivity and produce changes on ulcers and cardiac activity.


    2. Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development.

      1. Symptoms of retarded memory, learning, cognition, attention, and behavioral problems have been reported in numerous studies and are similarly manifested in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, as a result of EMF and RFR exposure. 


    3. National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study on Cell Phone Radiation.

      1. “Published in 2018, the $30 million NTP studies took more than 10 years to complete and are the most comprehensive assessment, to date, of health effects in animals exposed to RFR with modulations used in 2G and 3G cell phones. 2G and 3G networks were standard when the studies were designed and are still used for phone calls and texting.” [radiation levels from cell phones are even higher today with 4G, LTE, 5G, and an ever increasing number of cell towers in the environment].

      2. “The NTP concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors…There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland[s]…”  


    4. Cell Phones and the Risk of Brain Cancer Mortality: A Twenty-Five Year Cross-Country Analysis

      1. “We find that mobile phone subscription rates are positively and statistically significantly associated with death rates from brain cancer 15-20 years later.”


    5. Association of excessive mobile phone use during pregnancy with birth weight 

      1. “Our results showed that pregnant women tend to excessively use mobile phones in Japan. The mean infant birth weight was lower in the excessive use group than in the ordinary use group, and the frequency of infant emergency transport was significantly higher in the excessive use group than in the ordinary use group.”

      2. “Low birth weight has been shown to be closely associated with neonatal mortality and morbidity, inhibited growth, poor cognitive development, and chronic diseases later in life.”