SpaceX Expansion of 5G Threatens Global Health

by Vins
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SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, intends to launch more than 40,000 satellites in order to provide 5G coverage to the world, a development that Global Research and other independent news outlets reported threatens to endanger global health.

SpaceX launched its first group of sixty satellites on May 23, 2019 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk plans to launch subsequent rounds of satellites in November and December, with the ultimate aim of providing 5G coverage from space once a network of 420 satellites is in place. Although corporate news media—including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and FOXNews—have covered SpaceX’s ambitious plans for launching many more satellites in the near future, this coverage does not address health risks associated with 5G technology.

Critics of 5G service warn of dangerous radiation levels, not only for humans but also for birds, insects, and even the planet’s electromagnetic field itself.

Canadian scientists with the National Research Council have found that low-level microwave radiation cause distress, deteriorated health, mortality in birds. Microwave radiation is destroying future populations by interfering with nesting reproduction and seasonal migration.

Radiation also disrupts the functioning of insects’ antennae, which they depend on to sense their environments and to communicate.

As Project Censored has documented in past reports, corporate media provide little coverage on concerns about the health impacts of 5G radiation, on humans or the environment. However, as courts around the world begin to rule on 5G cases, such as in the United Kingdom, public understanding of the risks associated with this new technology stand to improve.


Arthur Firstenberg, “International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space”, September 5, 2019

Marc David, “With 5G, We Feel Like Guinea Pigs” L’illustre, July 18, 2019,

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