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[Comment] Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest

  • Authors:
    • Lennart Hardell
    • Michael Carlberg
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  • Published online on: July 15, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11876
  • Article Number: 15
  • Copyright: © Hardell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The fifth generation, 5G, of radiofrequency (RF) radiation is about to be implemented globally without investigating the risks to human health and the environment. This has created debate among concerned individuals in numerous countries. In an appeal to the European Union (EU) in September 2017, currently endorsed by >390 scientists and medical doctors, a moratorium on 5G deployment was requested until proper scientific evaluation of potential negative consequences has been conducted. This request has not been acknowledged by the EU. The evaluation of RF radiation health risks from 5G technology is ignored in a report by a government expert group in Switzerland and a recent publication from The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. Conflicts of interest and ties to the industry seem to have contributed to the biased reports. The lack of proper unbiased risk evaluation of the 5G technology places populations at risk. Furthermore, there seems to be a cartel of individuals monopolizing evaluation committees, thus reinforcing the no-risk paradigm. We believe that this activity should qualify as scientific misconduct.
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Hardell L and Hardell L: [Comment] Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest. Oncol Lett 20: 15, 2020
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Hardell, L., & Hardell, L. (2020). [Comment] Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest. Oncology Letters, 20, 15. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11876
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Hardell, L., Carlberg, M."[Comment] Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest". Oncology Letters 20.4 (2020): 15.
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Hardell, L., Carlberg, M."[Comment] Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G, should be assessed by experts with no conflicts of interest". Oncology Letters 20, no. 4 (2020): 15. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11876