Swedish study says 5G causes Microwave Syndrome

Swedish study says 5G causes Microwave Syndrome

The study from the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation was published in the journal Medicinsk Access no. 1/2022 and was carried out by the oncologist and researcher Lennart Hardell from the Research Foundation for Environment & Cancer and Mona Nilsson from the Radiation Protection Foundation.

The Rio Times, March 6, 2022

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first-ever study of the health effects of 5G radiation on humans shows that 5G causes typical symptoms of microwave syndrome and a massive increase in microwave radiation. The case study also confirms that radiation well below levels allowed by the authorities causes ill health.

The Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation study was published in Medicinsk Access no. 1/2022. It was carried out by the oncologist and researcher Lennart Hardell from the Research Foundation for Environment & Cancer and Mona Nilsson from the Radiation Protection Foundation.

The study concerns the health consequences for a man and a woman who received a 5G base station directly above the apartment, only 5 meters above the bedroom.

Photo caption: Microwave Syndrome is similar to the “‘Havanna Syndrome”.

Measurements before and after the installation of 5G on the roof showed that 5G caused a massive increase in radiation in the apartment. Before 5G, there were already base stations for 3G or 4G in the same place directly above the apartment, but switching to 5G technology led to an increase in radiation from 9,000 microW / m2 to a maximum of 1,690,000 microW / m2.

The symptoms that occurred in the man and woman after the start of 5G are typical of the microwave syndrome: fatigue, difficulty sleeping. emotional impact, nosebleeds, increasing tinnitus, and skin problems in the man.

The woman had more symptoms than the man with severe sleep disorders and dizziness, followed by skin problems (burning sensation, tingling in the skin of the hands and arms), concentration problems, irritability, tinnitus, balance problems, impaired short-term memory, confusion, fatigue, tendency to depression, heart and lung symptoms (palpitations, heaviness over the chest) and feeling of warmth in the body.

All symptoms decreased or disappeared after 24 hours after moving to another home with significantly lower radiation.


What is shown in this first-ever study on the health effects of microwave radiation from 5G is consistent with the symptoms that have been described over 50 years ago as an effect of whole-body exposure to microwave radiation and were called microwave syndrome.

Microwave syndrome is also a recognized concept internationally today, together with the name “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” (EHS), in Sweden, also called “electrical hypersensitivity” regarding those who react already at very low levels and have developed exceptionally high sensitivity.

It has been repeatedly described that the typical symptoms of microwave syndrome subsided when exposure ceased or decreased sharply, as in this new study.

Researchers conducted scientific studies of occupational exposure to microwaves described symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, headaches, difficulty sleeping, concentration, and memory problems.

These symptoms were associated with exposure to radio waves or microwaves. It was found that the symptoms generally subsided when the exposure ceased. ”

The sensitivity to microwave radiation is individual. Even very low radiation levels can cause medical symptoms in susceptible people (hypersensitivity to electricity / EHS).


In addition to showing that 5G causes microwave syndrome reasonably immediately, the case study also shows that 5G leads to a massive increase in radiation in our environment.

Previously, there was a base station for 3G or 4G in the same place above the couple’s bedroom. Still, replacing the equipment and commissioning 5G led to an explosive increase in the measured radiation.

The measured highly high values in the home, maximum 1,690,000 microW / m2, are still significantly lower than the current reference values recommended by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, SSM: 10,000,000 microW / m 2 as an average value over 6 minutes, which means that the maximum value can be allowed to be significantly higher than 10,000,000 microW / m2.

SSM’s reference value does not protect against microwave syndrome symptoms, cancer, and other chronic diseases. This is why ill health can occur even though the radiation is far below the reference value:

SSM’s reference values do not protect against harmful effects, such as microwave syndrome or cancer, with prolonged exposure from base stations, as is the case with exposure in homes, offices, or schools.

This only applies to protection against immediate effects resulting from such intense radiation that tissues heat up within 30 minutes. This means that the general public is completely unprotected against effects other than acute thermal, even though these have been shown to a large extent, such as harmful effects on the nervous system, oxidative stress, and DNA damage.”

As early as 2018, the Radiation Protection Foundation stated that 5G would lead to a massive increase in microwave radiation. This new study and measurements in recent years confirm this.


Lennart Hardell and Mona Nilsson write in this first case study on the effects of 5G that it is remarkable that there are “no scientific studies that show that there is no risk of harmful health effects in chronic exposure to radiation from base stations at levels corresponding to SSM’s reference value, or at the levels measured in this case study.

This applies to 5G and 4G, 3G, and GSM. There are still no studies of risks with radiation from both 4G and/or 5G during the 24 hours of the day.

This case study is the first of its kind made of the effects of human exposure to 5G. Claiming that radiation exposure does not entail risks because the exposure is lower than SSM’s reference value thus has no scientific basis. ”

In an earlier article in 2021, Mona Nilsson stated:

No research shows that it is not a health hazard to be chronically exposed to the whole body for levels of microwave radiation that have become common from base stations for 3G, 4G, or 5G.

It is the shocking truth that is hidden from the public…. No research shows that exposing people to the whole body to 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G for a long time, not even for just one year, does not entail health hazards, but it has a detrimental effect on health. Neither at the reference value levels nor even at levels that are 1000 times lower. “


The number of people in Sweden who have been affected by microwave syndrome / EHS / hypersensitivity to electricity is currently unknown. It has not been investigated.

However, it can be expected that the number of victims will increase with the chronic and growing exposure to microwaves due to the expansion of 4G, 5G, and increased use of wireless technology that emits microwaves for communication.

This is especially true for modulated and pulsed microwaves that are particularly harmful.

In 2016, a group of researchers and doctors recommended that the maximum exposure during the day be 100, at night 10, and a maximum of 1 microW / m 2 for susceptible people.

However, neither that recommendation, the IARC’s cancer classification of radiation in 2011, nor the fact that health risks have been repeatedly observed at exposures significantly lower than the current reference values recommended by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has had any effect on the authorities and the government’s lax regulations.

Despite extensive evidence of health risks, microwave radiation in the environment increases sharply. The manifestly incorrect reference value is still applied even though it is demonstrably lacking protection against microwave syndrome and many other health risks.


Lennart Hardell and Mona Nilsson conclude that health care must take microwave syndrome and EHS seriously.

This is not a mental illness. Several somatic symptoms are included in the microwave syndrome, and chronic diseases, including cancer, are a risk of chronic exposure.

The symptoms must be investigated to rule out other causes; the microwave radiation may be one. Careful history must be taken to investigate various sources of microwave radiation.

In addition, the investigation should be supplemented with measurement of the radiation both in the home and at the workplace, whereby it should be taken into account that there is a significant difference in sensitivity between different individuals.

Patients must be treated with respect and investigated, given a medical diagnosis and treatment, with eliminating or reducing the disease-causing factor, i.e., exposure, being most important. This should be done early in the disease to reduce the risk of irreversible damage and chronic illness.

As there is a great deal of ignorance about the microwave syndrome, both in healthcare and among the general public, and thus a presumably large number of blackouts, the medical profession must be trained and the syndrome given a uniform ICD code to be able to follow future developments.

The measured values in the apartment after the installation of 5G on the roof make the home from a medical point of view with regard to known health effects uninhabitable, even though the radiation is significantly below the current reference values.

Download the study here. (in Swedish)