This is Guest Opinion from ORSAA members Vic Leach and Steve Weller:
The REFLEX project (2000-2004) was the early warning signs to industry that we are possible dealing with a carcinogenic agent in wireless communication.
In fact, the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) group confirmed this possibility 7 years later.
So instead of two decades of designing safer equipment we have had two decades of obstruction and denial by industry on the back of the ICNIRP guidelines and German government support.
I guess the attitude by Prof, Alexander Lerchl is “I am alright Jack”. Yes, as long as I don’t get a brain cancer or I am not Electrohypersensitive (EHS) this technology is great. It will be “someone else” and “not me” attitude.
Unfortunately, radiation health effects are dependent on a large number of factors and you might be in the high-risk category. We now have two decades of bio-effects research with this technology and it is telling us we have a problem with the ICNIRP approach.
Radiation protection professions in IRPA and ICRP need to stand up and rescue this situation before we are all effected by this indiscriminate rollout of 5G and beyond.
We need to recognize this technology, although useful, is also potentially dangerous technology that is detrimental to long-term animal health and our ecology. We need to invest in building safer wireless products and this cannot be done with governments regulatory bodies that are conflicted.
If this current pandemic has shown us nothing else, health is of vital importance.