5G Wireless Industry Admits: “No Studies on Safety of 5G Tech”

February 15, 2019

Last week, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal questioned 5G wireless industry representatives, who admitted the industry has done zero health & safety studies on 5G technology.

Last week, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal questioned 5G wireless industry representatives, who admitted the industry has done zero health & safety studies on 5G technology. During Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G wireless technology and their impact on people and economy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the 5G technology’s potential health risks.

Senator Blumenthal criticized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – government agencies jointly-responsible for ensuring that cellphone technologies are safe to use – for failing to conduct any research into the safety of 5G technology, and, instead, deferring to industry. FCC has thus failed to adequately explain how they have determined 5G is safe.

During an exchange with wireless industry representatives, Blumenthal asked them whether they have supported research on the safety of 5G technology and potential links between radiofrequency and cancer, and the industry representatives admitted they have not. They also admitted they are not aware of any independent scientific studies on safety of 5G technologies.

Full video of Blumenthal’s statement and exchange with industry representatives

From “Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing” on February 6, 2019 :

(…) Senator Richard Blumenthal: “(…) How much money has the (wireless) industry committed to support additional independent research – I stress independent research. Is that independent research ongoing? Has any been completed? Where can consumers look for it? We are talking about the research on the biological effects of this new technology (…) So, essentially, the answer to my question: how much money, zero?

Brad Gillen, Executive Vice President, CTIA: “Yes, zero”.