Kids Developed Headaches, Stomach Pain, Sleeping Issues While at Vacation Home Near Multiple 5G Antennas


Three children and their parents rapidly came down with multiple health problems — including sleep difficulties, headaches, stomach pain and skin rashes — when they stayed at a summer home 125 meters away from a cell tower with multiple 5G antennas, according to a new peer-reviewed case study.

Kids Developed Headaches, Stomach Pain, Sleeping Issues While at Vacation Home Near Multiple 5G Antennas

Three children and their parents rapidly came down with multiple health problems — including sleep difficulties, headaches, stomach pain and skin rashes — when they stayed at a summer home 125 meters away from a cell tower with multiple 5G antennas, according to a new peer-reviewed case study.

The study, published Dec. 2 in the Annals of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, reported the family members’ symptoms subsided swiftly after they returned three days later to their regular home where they were exposed to much lower levels of 5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation.

The children — ages 4, 6 and 8 — also experienced emotional symptoms, such as heightened irritability, while staying at the summer home close to the 5G tower.

This is the sixth scientific report on the human health effects of real-life 5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation written by Dr. Lennart Hardell, a leading scientist on cancer risks from radiation, and Mona Nilsson. It is also the authors’ first report on how 5G affects the health of young children.

Hardell — an oncologist and epidemiologist with the Environment and Cancer Research Foundation who has authored more than 350 papers, almost 60 of which address RF radiation — said 5G radiation is especially a concern for children.

He told The Defender:

“It is well known in medicine that children are more sensitive to toxic agents than grownups. Moreover, they have a longer life expectancy so chronic health issues may develop over a longer time.”

5G’s real-life impact on children’s health has not been very well studied yet because the technology’s implementation is “quite new,” Hardell said.

Miriam Eckenfels-Garcia, director of Children’s Health Defense’s (CHD) Electromagnetic Radiation & Wireless program said the 5G rollout is “another example of financial and industry interests trumping the protection of our children’s health.”

She told The Defender:

“As in this case study, we see the negative health impacts of this technology and instead of applying the precautionary principle until we can determine the full scope of health and environmental impacts, our government agencies — captured by industry — are allowing 5G to be installed anywhere and everywhere.

“CHD is doing all it can to push back against this dangerous development through litigation, education and advocacy, and we are grateful to scientists like Dr. Hardell and Mona Nilsson for shining light on these cases.”

Kids had severe physical, emotional symptoms

The family stayed at the summer home July 29 through Aug. 1.

The parents completed a questionnaire about the symptoms they and each of their children experienced during their stay, before their stay and after returning to their permanent home.

They also ranked the severity of each symptom on a scale of 1 to 10. All three children had sleeping problems and emotional symptoms — labeled as “irritability” and “emotive” — ranked at a level 10. The study also reported:

“Two of the children got diarrhea, pain in the stomach and headache graded between 8 and 3 on the severity scale. The child aged 6 years who did not get pain in the stomach and diarrhea, got skin rashes graded 8 on the severity scale.

“… The symptoms appeared soon after the arrival to the house and disappeared after they came home, where radiation levels were considerably lower.”

Nilsson, managing director of the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, said she found it “very concerning” that the children got headaches and had sleeping problems.

“Children of that age should not be suffering from headaches nor sleeping problems,” she said, yet such symptoms are “expected effects from increasing exposure to RF radiation.”

Nilsson added:

“It’s been rather well known for many years that this kind of pulse-modulated radiation disturbs sleep and causes headache, that it affects the functioning of the brain in terms of reduced learning, memory and concentration and also [can cause] behavior changes.”

The case study illustrates “what is probably happening on a much broader scale — which is very alarming,” she said.

The parents reported severe fatigue, headaches and insomnia.

During the previous two summers, the family had rented the same house “without experiencing any health issues,” the report said.

In the summer of 2022, a telecommunication carrier installed 5G antennas. In late 2022, two additional carriers installed more 5G antennas on the tower.

Hardell and Nilsson on Oct. 9 took measurements around the summer cottage where the family stayed. The levels varied between 9,000 and 43,400 microwatts per square meter (μW/m2)

However, these numbers are likely lower than what the family experienced because the summer recreation area — which had nine more cottages, more than 70 apartments and over 400 camping spots — was mostly empty when the researchers took the readings.

This was “unfortunate,” Hardell and Nilsson said, because “during the actual stay when the area was fully occupied … the mobile phone traffic from the tower most likely was much higher.”

Most are unaware of 5G’s toxic effects

Hardell said, “People in general — and also the medical profession — are mostly uneducated and do not understand the toxic effects of 5G. The implementation of 5G is a very dangerous development both for human health and the environment.”

“The implementation of 5G goes ahead on its own track based on economic interests and regardless of scientific evidence of detrimental effects. Protests from scientists and NGOs [nongovernmental organizations] are unheard,” he said.

Hardell encouraged concerned parents to minimize their kids’ exposure to 5G radiation. “As we have shown, health is soon restored when people leave [the place with high 5G radiation] and go to a place with no 5G.”

“In fact,” he added, “our results show that 5G exposure is a classic ‘provocation test’ on health” because it clearly shows the symptoms that occur when a person is exposed to something — such as a new drug or new radiation level.

Realistically, though, most parents don’t have the economic means to relocate to a place with no 5G, he said. “Furthermore, 5G is expanding and will cover most of the country in the future.”

Hardell said it’s not fair that parents who value their children’s health should have to avoid vacationing sites or other places simply because of 5G. “After all, society is for all and nobody should be excluded,” Hardell said.

What’s the solution?

According to Hardell, “5G must be stopped until studies on human health and the environment have been made by scientists with no conflicts of interest.”

As of Oct. 12, 434 scientists and doctors had signed the 5G Appeal which calls for a halt to 5G until such research is done.

They sent their appeal to the European Union seven times “without any effect,” Hardell, from Sweden, said.

Citizens themselves must also stand up and demand a halt. “People must protest and make their voices be heard,” Hardell said. “The people must educate themselves, take measurements of the radiation, consider any new health problems and exert pressure on politicians for a change.”

The media also has “a huge responsibility” to open up the debate on 5G and inform the public about its dangers, he added.