Below is an email I sent to Spark regarding 5G. Continue scrolling to see their response. Discussion paper here
Firstly, my apologies for taking some time to get back to you. Given the thought you clearly put into your email to share your concerns, I wanted to ensure we addressed your concerns properly and it’s taken me a few days to confirm some aspects with Spark’s EMF experts.
As a company we take the safety of our customers (and indeed of all New Zealanders) very seriously when it comes to all areas of our business activities and operations. This includes having a dedicated staff member who is responsible for ensuring Spark’s EMF compliance and alongside this we engage with a number of independent experts, who continually test and monitor our network.
We are aware that there are many views on the safety of Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) arising from radio frequency waves, and conducting research online will uncover vastly differing opinions, reports and official studies. Let me outline our position and our activity in this area.
Internationally, we look to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the primary body that reviews and monitors EMF. The position, supported by the WHO, is that there is no clear evidence from the thousands of scientific studies undertaken to date that mobile phones or base stations (i.e. cell sites) present risks to human health. The European Commission’s Scientific Committee agrees with the WHO findings. Investment and studies have increased in the past 20 years as mobile telephony has become widespread. For almost 70 years, scientists have examined non-ionising radio frequencies for any indication of risks to human health, and leading independent scientific bodies continue to review all the available evidence.
I note your concern about the WHO classifying EMF produced by mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic to humans. This categorisation sits alongside many other commonly used items like coffee, processed meat, pickled vegetables, and some sunscreen ingredients. “Possibly carcinogenic” is a lower level than other categories used by WHO - there are separate lists of those items that are categorised as ‘known carcinogens’ and those that are “probable carcinogens”. The WHO also states that many studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use and this is why their status is listed as ‘possible’.
In New Zealand, the Ministry of Health Interagency Committee monitors research into EMFs, and reports to the Director-General of Health. The Committee reviews local and international research and makes recommendations whether New Zealand Standard remains appropriate for protection of Human health. See: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/radiation-safety/non-ionising-r...
The New Zealand standards for exposure to EMF from radio transmitters follow international recommendations. Spark designs all its mobile cell towers to comply with National Environmental Standards (NES) including radiofrequency standard NZS2772. Based on our continuous and robust testing obligations, Spark’s cell towers transmit at around 1-2% of the New Zealand standard. You can find evidence of our independent test results published on the Ministry of Health’s website here: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/spark-cells...
In your email you have indicated that your primary concern is around the high frequency millimetre waves frequencies that are intended to be used as part of the provision of 5G services. The effect of millimetre waves has been documented and incorporated in existing exposure standards as these frequencies have been used for many years in other applications (e.g. dish antenna for point to point communications) – so this is not a new technology or exposure.
The key global body for determining EMF exposure standards is the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). A revision of the relevant IEEE exposure standard is currently underway and includes a review of millimetre wave in its research. We are waiting for this to be published (we expect a draft will be circulated publicly later this year) and we will continue to monitor and adhere to the standards if and when any change is required.
As discussed in our 5G Briefing Paper, the first spectrum bands likely to be made available in New Zealand for 5G are at similar frequencies to mobile technologies already in use. The existing New Zealand exposure standard covers all these frequencies, and research published since the standard was adopted still supports the limits set in the standard. Measurements at test sites suggest that exposures from 5G transmitters will be similar to those from the current technologies. As happens already, if demand increases then more sites will be needed, each covering a smaller area. As they cover a smaller area, they will need less power and based on international models we expect that exposures should be no greater than around existing sites.
You also raised concerns about the image of a child in our 5G whitepaper using a cell phone. You will note we have ensured the child is using a ‘hands-free’ kit, which is the official health recommendation for children aged under 12.
I trust that this response provides you with the information you were looking for - and assures you of our ongoing commitment to ensuring EMF safety and adhering to global and local standards. We will continue to seek independent advice from qualified experts on the health and safety of electromagnetic fields and other non-ionising radiation types and any future scope of work will include further consideration on this topic.
i do know with the infrastructure we already have people are dropping fast as are lifeforms of all kinds ,from insects to trees to reptiles to whole forests .came accross this today ,from what i understand these people are all sick / dead from the same tower ::
You people don't think this technology radiation kills...think again
Deaths . . .
Victoria — lived about 260 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until her death in 2010
Victoria, in her 30’s, moved into PAH shortly after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. When she first arrived she was positive, active, and outgoing. During the one year she lived here however, she grew progressively worse until she needed special care and had to leave. She died shortly afterwards.
David — lived about 260 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until his death in 2011
David, in his 60’s, was a Vietnam Vet and had heart issues. He was found unconscious in his apartment. He died shortly afterwards.
Erin — lived about 350 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until her death in 2013
Eri was in her 20’s when she moved here and was healthy. She was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after the birth of her child around 2011. She died at age 33 and left a 2 ½ year old son. She died in her apartment.
Wayne — lived about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until his death in 2014
Wayne, in his 60’s, had diabetes which progressed to the point where he became wheel chair bound. Eventually he had one leg then the other leg amputated. He died in the apartment in 2014.
Tara — lived about 300 ft. from the Cell Tower, from 2009 until her death in 2015
Tara, in her 70’s, died here in her apartment. She had osteoporosis that progressed to such a point she experienced continual excruciating pain and loss of full mobility. She chose to end her own life via starvation http://scientists4wiredtech.com/sebastopol/
Well posted deanna
Wow, great site to share Deanna...feels like you can talk to people till you are blue in the face but they wont listen till they see some real life stuff.
Be keen to hear folks' comments on this. This tower is adjacent to a small NI coastal town... it has changed appearance just recently. Like all the attachments & wires / cords etc. Used to be a simple tower. When I visited today their mobile coverage has improved dramatically. Which made me thing, hmmm that tower. So I photographed it having my camera this time. The town is actually Waitarere Beach. Those box attachments make me think 5G or is it just an upgrade?? Looks like the 5g images I've been seeing.
Wouldn't surprise me,Globalist initiative that it is