Non-ionising electromagnetic radiation otherwise known as EMR has had plenty of people making all sorts of wild claims, but if you would like to actually get an expert’s opinion on the possible dangers, or not, of EMR then this Saturday is your chance.
Barrister Raymond Broomhall is coming to Mullumbimby to discuss the medical implications of EMR, 5G, mobile phones and the NBN towers slated for erection in Main Arm. And he’s not interested in the hype – he says he’s interested in talking about the supported legal evidence that raises health concerns around the use of electromagnetic radiation. He’s interested in the safe alternatives to 5G for fast data transfer that he claims can be rolled out throughout the country.
According to Broomhall there is medical evidence of cluster cancers around towers, and an increased risk of children developing childhood leukaemia who have an average exposure to magnetic fields above 0.3 to 0.4 uT (microtesla). This is based on a 1996 study by Dr Hocking, published in the Australian Medical Journal, that ‘found a correlation between childhood leukaemia and the radiation from three television broadcast towers in Sydney’.
He says this study’s in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) evidence stating there is a consistent association that, ‘children exposed to long term, man made, magnetic fields over 0.3uT have an increased risk of developing childhood leukaemia’.
Broomhall says the debate is not just about mobile phones or a tower near you. Equally important is the future of technology, how it is being deployed, and its potential impacts; particularly regarding 5G wireless power transfer (WPT).
WPT has the future potential to charge your phone and devices without cords and it is the magnetic frequency and its conversion to radio frequency (RF) that he sees as a medical concern as it is rolled out with towers, drones and satellites.
‘Such irradiation of magnetic fields without strict safety measures would, in a legal sense be extremely reckless,’ said Broomhall.
‘What is of major concern is that 5G has potentially serious and major health and safety implications concerning magnetic field exposures over 0.3 uT.’
Find out more about his legal strategies that are halting the roll-out of unsafe technologies in Australia – and safe alternatives – this Saturday (October 19) at the Civic Hall in Mullumbimby from 2 till 5pm.