After thinking carefully for some time at Beeja about the subject of 5G – which is the topic of the following post, written by our founder Will Williams – we felt it was important to share the information and conclusions we have come to after a long period of reading and research. We are aware this is a highly contentious subject and one mired in misinformation, which has led to some well-publicised undesirable outcomes and wildly inaccurate conclusions in some online communities as they attempt to answer that difficult question, ‘what are the risks of 5G?’
This is why we are always open to new evidence and perspectives, and will continue to draw the best conclusions we can from the information we find. We hope that you will read the information below with a similar outlook of open-mindedness, take it in the spirit in which it is intended, and go on to do your own further reading from both sides of the argument to decide where you stand. While we are an authority on the subject of meditation, we make no claim to be experts on scientific matters, so we highly recommend reading the studies and conclusions of those mentioned in the article who have pursued high levels of scientific education and work within the relevant fields.
I write to you today an article I’ve been wanting to communicate for a number of years now. It’s something that concerns every single human, animal, and plant on the planet. This is the most effort I’ve ever put into a post, so I hope you find it of some use. The subject in question is the increasing load of radiation exposure we are all experiencing and the oncoming juggernaut that is 5G.
Back in 2012, when the negative impact of electromagnetic radiation first hit my radar, there wasn’t enough data to take a firm position, it was simply that there was a rising tide of research suggesting that the increasing radiation load on humans and insects was going to potentially create a tipping point in human health and ecological challenge.
Now though, there is more than sufficient evidence to suggest that the growing levels of radiation exposure we are all experiencing may be something we wish to do something about, because the risks for people and planet are now quite significant.
At a human level, there are all of the problems with wireless technology that have been found thus far, including insomnia, headaches, fatigue, heart palpitations, arrhythmia, infertility, diabetes, anxiety, depression, cancer and permanent DNA damage.
Given that our nervous systems are electromagnetic, and that our cells and the mitochondria within them respond to electromagnetic signals, it’s not all that surprising that being exposed to wifi and other radiation all day long is going to cause disruption to the way that our brain, and body works.
According to Dr Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, there are numerous pathophysiological effects caused by exposure to non-thermal levels of EMF radiation, the main ones being:
- Negatively impacting our brain and wider nervous system leading to widespread neurological/neuropsychiatric effects.
- Disrupting the function of our endocrine (that is hormonal) systems.
- Producing oxidative stress and free radical damage, which have central roles in virtually all chronic diseases.
- Damaging the DNA of our cells, producing single-strand and double-strand breaks in cellular DNA and oxidized bases in our cellular DNA. These in turn produce cancers and mutations in germline cells.
- Producing elevated levels of apoptosis (programmed cell death), especially relevant to neurodegenerative diseases and infertility.
- Lowering male and female fertility, as well as lower sex hormones, lower libido and increased levels of miscarriage.
- Producing excessive intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i and excessive calcium signalling.
Based on the available science, Dr Pall considers there to be a high risk that 5G will exacerbate these effects, and as you will see later in this post, there are hundreds of scientists who have gone on record as sharing this concern.
What’s staggering about this is that a lot of these conclusions have been arrived at from studies that have simply researched short term effects of exposure, to one single device. There is a distinct lack of studies on long term effects, or on exposure to multiple devices, and I cannot find a single study looking into long term effects of multiple device exposure. Similarly, there are no studies on the impact on vulnerable populations, which many commentators feel are likely to experience much greater effects than those tested thus far.
Given that Cisco is predicting 60 wireless devices per person throughout the world by 2030, it seems prudent to research the impact of multiple devices over time frames where the toxicological effects would be most likely to be seen.
At the ecological level, insects and other species are getting absolutely hammered by radiation exposure (and agricultural chemicals). As one notable expert has said “the radiation from millions of cellular phone masts is the single factor present in every region of insect decline in the world.”
Why are insects important?
Given that they represent two-thirds of the earth’s inhabitants, it seems fair to want to let these creatures live without human activity wiping out vast swathes of them. However, there is also a massive self-interest play here.
Should pollinator populations collapse, the impact on agricultural yields will be so severe that hundreds of millions of lives (potentially billions) will be at stake. For example, bees pollinate 70 of the top 100 crop species produced, and they feed 90% of the world’s population. If bee numbers continue to crash, we are facing a MAJOR issue.
But it’s not just bees, the whole of the insect world is at risk from multiple consequences of modern living, and if we don’t arrest this development, 5G or not, then we run the risk of widespread famine in the coming decades. Insects are the glue that holds nature together, and their rapidly declining numbers is a massive canary in the coalmine of our existence.
It also ripples throughout the animal kingdom, because birds rely on insects as an important food source, as do reptiles and certain mammals.
The impact on wider nature
If, as is beginning to happen, we end up filling the atmosphere with satellites that each emit 5 million watts of power, then this will blanket the entire natural world in radiation, and the unintended consequences of this action are potentially the most severe of all. The current proposals are for 42,000 such satellites to go up, so this becomes a very significant variable.
Of further concern is that this level of radiation will likely alter the functioning of the earth’s magnetosphere, and this poses a significant risk to the integrity of the entire earth’s ecosystems and functioning.
For example, it is well established that the biological rhythms of humans, birds, hamsters, and spiders—are controlled by the Earth’s natural electromagnetic environment and that the well-being of all organisms depends on the stability of this environment, including the electrical properties of the atmosphere. A groundbreaking paper explained how ionospheric disturbances can alter blood pressure and melatonin and cause “cancer, reproductive, cardiac and neurological disease and death.”
For anyone who wishes to deep dive on the impact of man made radiation on nature, and the increased threat that 5G poses, should read this.
Why don’t we know about this?
Whenever something gathering huge momentum conflicts with human health or wellbeing, it’s always worth considering the incentive structures of those involved. Politically, there are significant advantages to the rollout of 5G. In our hyper-technological world, speed offers business and military advantages that can’t be ignored. Whoever has the access to the most powerful networks, automatically has an advantage. Many tech company valuations are also significantly inflated due to the expected growth of 5G, especially companies like Google, and Facebook.
In our previous newsletter I discussed the term conspiracy theory and trailed this post as something to look out for. This is not because I think there is some grandiose conspiracy at play here, but because sometimes there are what I’d call conspiracies of convenience. Where so many of the key players have incentives that are broadly aligned. In this case, government, corporates, media and uninformed lay people have a huge incentive to embrace this technology for various different reasons.
But as with all big mistakes in history, we often don’t realise how bad our error was until the evidence starts becoming overwhelming. But by that point, the fate of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions are at stake.
What about government safety standards?
Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) take their guidance from ICNIRP. ICNIRP is a small private group which has been widely accused of having conflicts of interest.
The Court of Turin ruled in February 2020 that ICNIRP should not be relied upon for meaningful guidelines due to bias.
Indeed, the ICNIRP, considers just thermal (heating) effects to the physical body, and bases its guidelines solely on ‘opinions’ to which disclaimers are attached. All other biological effects are excluded. Without the inclusion of such a comprehensive body of scientifically proven data, the guidelines are not applicable to overall human health, nor environmental integrity.
If 5G is genuinely safe, why have 248 scientists issued an urgent appeal to the UN to stop it? Why are thousands of peer-reviewed studies in medical literature, showing harmful bio-effects from wireless radiation, not being taken into account by many key players?
The accumulated clinical evidence of sickness, experimental evidence of damage to DNA, cells and organ systems in a wide variety of plants and animals, and epidemiological evidence that the major diseases of modern civilization—cancer, heart disease and diabetes—are in large part caused by electromagnetic pollution, forms a literature base of well over 10,000 peer-reviewed studies. Despite this, there is still widespread denial.
Now this research doesn’t concern 5G yet, but as you will see below, we are likely to experience greater intensity of radiation exposure in the coming decade, as well as the higher frequency wavelengths that are also being transmitted by 5G.
To read more about something called the 5G Space Appeal, click this link. This transcends politics and ideology. It even transcends human health. This is about the welfare of the majority of life on earth
I’m not advocating getting your pitchforks out and tearing down the masts. All I would like us to do is stop and breathe, and do a lot more research on the long term toxicological effects of 5G radiation, on both human health, and on insect populations. Belgium has now paused on this, as has Switzerland. As Belgium’s health minister, Celine Fremault, said in April 2019:
“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.”
In Switzerland, they have the Precautionary Principle, whereby they avoid going gung ho down a potentially hazardous rabbit hole without first double-checking safety.
In March 2020 the European Parliament published ‘Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health’ and stated the following:
“…as 5G is an untested technology, a cautious approach would be prudent. The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Helsinki Accords and other international treaties recognise that informed consent prior to interventions that might affect human health is an essential, fundamental human right, which becomes even more controversial when considering children’s and young people’s exposure.”
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has long advocated precaution concerning EMF exposure, pointing out that there were:
“cases of failure to use the precautionary principle in the past, which have resulted in often irreversible damage to human health and environments. Appropriate, precautionary and proportionate actions taken now to avoid plausible and potentially serious threats to health from EMF are likely to be seen as prudent and wise from future perspectives.”
In 2011, the European Parliamentary Assembly had this to say about the dangers of electromagnetic radiation:
‘The Assembly regrets that, despite calls for the respect of the precautionary principle and despite all the recommendations, declarations and a number of statutory and legislative advances, there is still a lack of reaction to known or emerging environmental and health risks and virtually systematic delays in adopting and implementing effective preventive measures. Waiting for high levels of scientific and clinical proof before taking action to prevent well-known risks can lead to very high health and economic costs….’.
And in the UK, a 2018 review in the Lancet World Health Journal of 2,000 studies concluded: “[The] weight of scientific evidence refutes the prominent claim that the deployment of wireless technologies poses no health risks”
If we jump over the pond to the US, there was a Senate committee hearing to the Telecoms industry about the available scientific data supporting 5G’s safety, and the responses from the Telecoms Executives was as convincing as Prince Andrew on Newsnight. I strongly recommend you watch this illuminating video, before delegating your trust to the government and the telecoms giants for the health of your family.
And yet here we are, steadily rolling it out, and taking our cue from an organisation considered to be biased, about the veracity of health standards. As an expert in the field, Dr. Darius Leszczynski stated in 2019 “there is a lot of confusion around 5G as it is being developed as well as deployed at the same time. Even the technical standards dealing with the 5G are not all ready yet.”
If we continue to roll out 5G, and it turns out that the radiation load is too high, then we will trigger domino effects that could have a huge impact on humanity and all life on earth. Are we cool with that? All so we can download that movie a bit faster? Where will our rampant thirst for download speeds end?
And in all reality, there is nothing to say we can’t have the best of both worlds. What’s to say we cannot develop safe technology that is also super fast? But if we don’t do the research, we will never understand the unexpected harmful effects until they have already been triggered on a mass scale.
Is there an alternative?
Although I haven’t been able to do as much research on the possible alternatives yet, I always try and look at challenges from a solution orientation. My limited research suggests that fibreoptic networks have even faster broadband speeds, are safer, more cyber secure, and more reliable in rural areas, but that telecommunications companies are actively abandoning existing fibre optic infrastructure in favour of the cheaper wireless route. Being profit-driven enterprises, they are naturally going to do that, but it would be much more sensible for them and the world if we rigorously researched all available options before committing so avariciously to the cheapest path, otherwise these companies may be liable to some serious class action suits in the future. Especially as most of the impetus for 5G is on the supply side, not the demand side. They are pushing to do this, to increase shareholder value, not because consumers are especially demanding it.
Now, to make sure you all have access to an alternative view, here’s an article from an astrophysicist arguing that 5G is safe. The main criticism I have for this type of narrative is that the thrust of their argument focuses on one small part of the bandwidth. However, the rollout of 5G is actually using lower band, mid-band, and high-frequency wavelength transmissions from towers that are much, much closer to us, meaning much higher doses of wavelengths that interfere with us at the skin-deep level, as well as wavelengths that are penetrating the body deeply. This creates an exponential load of radiation exposure for the surrounding populations which this particular author, and many like him, are not taking account of in their commentaries. Having done all the research I’ve done, I’ve concluded it is this, left-brained, narrowly focused type of thinking which is leaving the door open for a very serious global health crisis.
If anyone wants to deep dive into lots of scientific research, this resource has a lot of references. This declassified military research from the CIA may also be worth perusing, as it pertains specifically to the wavelengths being used in 5G. This may also be worth a review.
I can’t offer an unequivocal verdict on what the impact will be, but there is an awful lot of evidence supporting the wisdom of following the Precautionary Principle, rather than simply falling prey to the lobby group briefings.
What Can I do?
The first thing I would suggest is become informed, and arrive at your own conclusion. Although certain platforms have taken stuff down, and a prominent newspaper has whitewashed some information from its website about the effect of wireless radiation on insect populations, there’s still plenty to interface with. Thankfully, there are a lot of scientists who are putting their name on the line for this.
My next suggestion is to amp up your self-care. Nailing the twice a day meditation is huge, because it helps the body use its own natural defence mechanisms and healing resources, to stay resilient. But there is certainly more you could do, whether that be a healthy diet, good sleep protocols, keeping your immune system strong (radiation has greater impact when you’re tired, or run down). If you have time, then a morning abhyanga routine is excellent, and if you know any of our advanced techniques that we teach you on our retreats, make sure you’re using those regularly.
There are also some quick wins to protect your home.
The Memonizer website do some great products to limit radiation exposure, and putting your router on a timer plug so that you reduce your wireless exposure each night is a great idea. I would also reduce the amount of wireless devices in your bedroom. This has the added advantage of helping you get better sleep.
Share this post – I’ve just realised I know people with huge newsletter lists, and I’m going to share it with them. Is there any way you can amplify this post if you feel you’d like to?
Look out for action opportunities. There are lawyers who are running cases against the government for conveniently overlooking the law, who could probably do with support. There are online petitions. There may be other unique ways you can contribute, IF you feel you want to.
Although this post is a little disconcerting, it’s important not to go into fear mode. When we do that, we bury our head in the sand, and we start telling ourselves there’s nothing we can do so we might as well ignore it. But this is in fact a massive opportunity for individual and collective empowerment. This doesn’t have to be either/or. We can have the best of both worlds, we just have to be prepared to pay for it. And if we’re not, sometimes saying no is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. If we continue to allow ourselves to be steamrolled by the forces of self-interested commerce, weak governance, lazy journalism, and blinkered thinking, then we are going to get second-grade outcomes. If we elevate ourselves to be the best we can be, we can join together to create change that isn’t driven by anger, but by a love of a life well lived.
Use the meditation to help you stay calm, balanced and to grow into the amazing human being you already are. In time, opportunities will present themselves to help steer the conversation and help us zig zag our way to a better future. For the more whole we become, the more that ripples out to everyone you know, and eventually, when enough of us do that, to wider society.
Your Voice Matters.
With heartfelt love and warmth