By: Ryan McCaughey, PhD The 5G Moto Mod will allow the Moto Z3 to become the first commercial 5G smartphone in the US. 5G, the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, promises faster data rates, reduced latency, higher system capacity, and massive device connectivity. The February 2019 FCC filing[1] for the Motorola add-on reveals a unique feature to limit radiation exposure from 5G and sheds light on how 5G phones are tested for RF exposure compliance. Inconsistent test methodologies 5G includes new radio technologies using frequencies below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz (in the RF spectrum known as millimeter...

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Written by: Ryan McCaughey, PhD  The biggest RF exposure news of 2018 was the National Toxicology Program’s conclusion that there is “clear evidence” that cellphone radiation can cause cancer. In a year when the rollout of 5G excited the tech world, legislators have called for caution in rushing to the expose the public to an untested technology, especially when current research shows existing cell phone standards may pose a risk.[i] In March, The Nation investigated how the wireless industry “war-gamed” the science of the health effects of RF exposure and influenced media coverage of the topic.[ii] In one such example,...

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Written by: Ryan McCaughey, PhD  A study from Yale University and the Connecticut Health Department found that heavy cell phone use could be linked to thyroid cancer.[i] Men who used cell phones for more than 15 years had over twice the risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users after controlling for other factors. Women who used cell phones for more than two hours per day had a 52% greater risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users. Although borderline not statistically significant, the authors conclude that “the suggestive elevated risk of thyroid microcarcinoma associated with...

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Ryan McCaughey, PhD The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is “clear evidence” that male rats exposed to high levels of RF radiation like that used in cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to a report released on November 1st 2018.[i] There was also “some evidence” of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. The $30 million NTP studies took more than 10 years to complete and are the most comprehensive assessment, to date, of health effects in animals exposed to RF radiation emitted by cell phones. Although animal studies can’t perfectly replicate human cell...

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Written by, Ryan McCaughey, PhD   How does the RF exposure from the new iPhones compare to previous generations and other phones? The FCC maintains a database of SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) reports for RF transmitting devices, with every device given a unique FCC ID for reference. Each SAR report[i] contains extensive information (hundreds of pages) about the RF exposure from all the phone’s antennas (including cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), all the technologies (e.g. 2G, 3G and LTE), all the frequency bands, and all the use case scenarios (e.g. against the head, worn on the body, in hotspot mode, etc.)....

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Should you be concerned about 5G? As the latest wireless communications technology begins to be deployed, should you be concerned about its risk to your health? The health effects of current wireless communication technology are still being investigated with controversial outcomes showing potentially harmful biological effects and many unknowns. Yet a whole new untested spectrum of electromagnetic waves is about to be unleashed. What is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication, that promises faster data rates, lower latency and greater capacity. This will be achieved with new data encoding methods and the use of new transmission frequencies....

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