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:

T: 020 7235 0511
F: 020 7235 4696
E: [email protected]

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.

YearPower Density LimitNameDescription
20011,000μW/m2Salzburg ResolutionEquivalent 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
2011170 μW/m2Seletun Scientific Statement 2011Equivalent of 0.17 mW/m2
2001100 μW/m2EU Parliament STOA 2001Equivalent of 100 nW/cm2
200210 μW/m2New Salzburg Precautionary Exposure Limit OutdoorEquivalent 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
20123-6 μW/m2Bioinitiative 2012 RecommendationEquivalent of 0.3-0.6 nW/cm2
20021 μW/m2New Salzburg Precautionary Exposure Limit IndoorEquivalent 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 ConcernSlight ConcernSevere concernExtreme concern
<0.1μW/m20.1μW/m2 to 10μW/m210μW/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.

YearPower Density LimitNameDescription
1966100,000,000 μW/m2ANSI C95.1Based on thermal effects
199210,000,000 μW/m2ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992Based on thermal effects, first recommended by IEEE ten years earlier in 1982. EPA calls it seriously flawed.
199610,000,000 μW/m2
5,800,000 μW/m2
FCCUSA: 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)
19989,000,000 μW/m2
4,500,000 μW/m2
ICNIRP9000 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 ConcernSlight ConcernSevere concernExtreme concern
<0.2 mG0.2 mG to 1 mG1 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 ConcernSlight ConcernSevere concernExtreme concern
<10 mV10 to 100 mV100 to 1000 mV> 1000 mV