A Potential Real Estate Tsunami Now Headed Our Way,” is an article written by Lee & Associates – Orange Principle Daniel P. Kruse. Dan explains a Commercial Real Estate Environmental Risk of new 5G cell phone boxes being installed on and near commercial properties.

There is something lurking out over the horizon that could dramatically impact commercial real estate in the coming months and years, and it has nothing to do with where our economy may now be headed. It has to do with what is right now being proven scientifically about the dangers and the physical harm being done to people from microwave transmissions, including from Wi-Fi, and from 5G cellular transmission towers. This has already become well known in Europe and in Australia, and those places are right now dealing with many lawsuits between parties because of this, and as a result, they are implementing new laws and new regulations to deal with all of this. But we here in the U.S. have been largely tuned out to all of this, but with our society being quite litigious, I can only imagine the amount of litigation that could be happening here once this knowledge becomes commonplace here in the U.S., and once the attorneys begin filing lawsuits against property owners because of it.

Where Will 5G Antennas Be Installed?

5G cell towers have shorter length millimeter waves (MMV) so they do not travel as far. To compensate many more mini cell towers must be installed. It is estimated that they will need a mini cell tower every 2 to 8 houses (about 500 feet). . .yes, this means in your neighborhood. Most 5G antennas will be installed on traffic lights and light post, since they are much smaller than the typical cell tower we are all use to seeing. This will greatly increase our RF Radiation exposure. 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G use between 1 to 6 gigahertz frequency; 5g will use between 24 to 90 gigahertz frequency. The higher the frequency, the more dangerous it is to living organisms which poses a potential commercial real estate environmental risk since these properties will be subject to installations as well.

RF Radiation Dangers

There have been hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies done on RF Radiation linking it to health problems such as cancer, DNA damage (especially in fetuses within the first 100 days after conception), and sterility in men. The World Health Organization classified RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogenic”, meaning “cancer causing”. According to Dr. Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, the lower frequency millimeter waves used in 5G could cause major skin, eye, and nervous system problems. “The deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species… Because MMWs are weaker than microwaves, they are predominantly absorbed by the skin, meaning their distribution is quite focused there. Since skin contains capillaries and nerve endings, MMW bio-effects may be transmitted through molecular mechanisms by the skin or through the nervous system,” said Dr. Moskowitz. Additional human health concerns include damage to DNA, oxidative damage (premature aging), and disruption of cell metabolism which can result in cancer. Some experts argue 5G will have a devastating impact on our environment as well. Studies have linked MMV exposure to leaf damage, honeybee confusion and death, cell damage in wheat plants, impact wildlife and affect our atmosphere.

Building Owners & Tenants

As this information begins progressing, and people’s knowledge of this situation continues to grow, this will cause more buyers and tenants to find different buildings because of a building’s proximity to environmental risk like these, and therefore, directly impact the value of these kinds of properties. In addition to this, one can only imagine the lawsuits that would likely be filed by people who have been living and working near these kinds of towers, and litigation is something that building owners do not want to be involved. I recommend reading the book “In the Dark” by Jason Bawden-Smith, in which he describes what has now become known around all of this in great detail, including showing us photos and the supporting documents giving us all of the scientific evidence.

Building Owner Liability?

Commercial Real Estate Potential Environmental Risk

Could you, as a building owner, be held liable sometime in the future for selling or leasing a property like this? Currently, there are no laws that I am aware of addressing this, and any potential liability for landlords within the U.S. right now would be speculation. But this could change quickly. There will be owners who will snooze and still say “So what?”, and there will be others who will instead connect the dots and then realize that they will be much safer by getting out of owning these kinds of properties now, and then transitioning into owning properties that won’t present this same kind of risk to them in the future, or at the least disclose to buyers and tenants of the potential hazardous situation. All of this so we can get our email faster?