URGENT AND DISAPPOINTING NOTICE:
Today the FCC unanimously approved the Streamlining Deployment of Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure Order. (Commissioner Rosenworcel "approved and dissented in part").
Not unexpected but devastating nonetheless.
“This is extraordinary federal overreach, and i don’t believe that the law permits Washington to run roughshod over state and local authority like this, and i worry that the litigation that follows will only slow our 5-g future.” Commissioner Rosenworcel
Transcript for FCC Vote:
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2018
Table of Contents:
FCC’S UP TO NO GOOD
TAKE ACTIONS, ACTIONS TAKEN
A GLIMPSE AT 21ST CENTURY HUMANS
BRAINS AND HUMANITY
"The FCC claims that its plan will save $2bn in costs and will in turn lead to $2.5bn in investment, most of it in rural areas. The problem with that, Levin says, is that it's bullshit.”
"In and of itself, science is obviously inanimate and can do neither good nor bad because it has no mind of its own. It is not a person, so we need to stop talking about science like it is a super hero. It is simply a vehicle that requires a driver, and the destination obviously differs from one driver to the next.” Gavin Nacimento https://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/09/20/scientific-bullsht-how-science-is-used-to-deceive-the-public/
“While reducing exposure [to RF-EMR] is a nice idea, to be honest, when it comes to children, it’s a bit like giving them a low-tar cigarette. I don’t think it’s legally defensible in terms of proper protection for a group who is often times non-consenting and not benefitting. ...For that group, we should be looking at complete withdrawal from radiofrequency emissions and minimizing ELF emissions in the places they habituate – in schools and public places and empowering parents to do this at home.” Dr. Mallery-Blythe
Scientists and medical professionals who wish to sign onto this appeal should contact Arthur Firstenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share the following Appeal widely with potential signatories.
INTERNATIONAL APPEAL Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
To the UN, WHO, EU, Council of Europe and governments of all nations
"Telecommunications companies worldwide, with the support of governments, are poised within the next two years to roll out the fifth-generation wireless network (5G). This is set to deliver what is acknowledged to be unprecedented societal change on a global scale. We will have“smart” homes, “smart” businesses, “smart” highways, “smart” cities and self-driving cars. Virtually everything we own and buy, from refrigerators and washing machines to milk cartons, hairbrushes and infants’ diapers, will contain antennas and microchips and will be connected wirelessly to the Internet. Every person on Earth will have instant access to super-high-speed, low- latency wireless communications from any point on the planet, even in rainforests, mid-ocean and the Antarctic."
Pushback Against 5g Sept. 16th, 2018 | Grassroots Communications
Short video about the push to 5g and the growing number of scientists, public health officials, citizens, and communities around the country that are pushing back against it.
"The growing body of evidence linking exposure to RF microwave radiation with biological harm is posing a serious problem for the rollout of 5G. Will the FCC eventually look at the science and find ways to deploy 5G safely, or will we expose American citizens to a proven health hazard without properly evaluating the potential impacts on their health and safety? Make your views known to your representatives in Washington. To read the science for yourself visit,
If possible, please consider making a contribution toward funds for a DC lobbyist to oppose Federal legislation that forces “small cells” next to homes.
Our Town, Our Choice! A Neighborhood Broadband Survival Guide
A team of advocates has launched Our Town, Our Choice, a Neighborhood Broadband Survival Guide at http://ourtownourchoice.org
We have hired a DC lobbyist to begin work in early October. It is our hope we will be able to preserve some semblance of local control over cell tower siting by possibly slowing or amending S 3157 and similar legislation, as well as educating our Federal elected representatives.
We need to raise funds to pay for the lobbyist. We would be most appreciative if you would share the following links far and wide, and if possible, make a donation as well.
For more information, please go to,
To make a donation, please go to,
5G Faces its Biggest Obstacle: Health Impacts Hundreds of Independent Peer-Reviewed Studies Show Positive Correlation Between RF Microwave Radiation Exposure and Biological Damage Sept. 20th, 2018 | Grassroots Environmental Education | Cision PRNewswire
Grassroots Environmental Education summarizes how our Federal government continues to ignore health impacts from wireless radiation and is forcing Americans to accept cell towers beaming hazardous radiation directly into our homes 24/7.
"A new national coalition of grassroots organizations is today calling on the Federal Communications Commission to stop the fast-track rollout of 5G infrastructure, which they say will result in the involuntary exposure of millions of Americans to dangerous levels of RF microwave radiation without their knowledge or consent."
Interesting development for 5g rollout
FCC Commissioner: Latest tariffs 'wildly detrimental' to 5G rollout Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel warned the levies on $200 billion of Chinese imports will hit key equipment like antennas, switches, routers and circuit boards. Sept. 21st, 2018 | Christopher Teale | Smart Cities Dive
"The latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports will be 'wildly detrimental' to the United States’ rollout of 5G, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned Thursday.
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel warned the tariffs will hit equipment such as antennas, switches, routers, equipment for the re-transmission and generation of voice, data and images, as well as circuit boards. President Trump announced additional tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China this week, with duties initially set at 10% starting Monday and rising to 25% at the beginning of 2019."
Yet another bump in the road for 5g rollout
Delayed Contractor Payments May Inhibit 5G Deployment In The US July 24, 2018 | Dominik Bosnjak | Android Headlines
Delayed payments and massive workforce shortage may slow 5g deployment!!
Telecom usually pays workers within 2 months after completing the job. Industry is now “bullying them [workers] into becoming lenders” and requiring them to wait up to 4 months to be paid. In addition, increasingly less people want to become tower climbers each year, so Telecom is having trouble finding workers!
Interesting to note that in this next study which includes public opinion on 5g, there is zero mention of health. I guess a look at the “principle sponsor” explains why.
Status Of U.S. Small Cell Wireless/ 5G & Smart City Applications From The Community Perspective Mar. 2018 | RVA LLC Market Research & Consulting | Principle Sponsor Next Century Cities
"This study was conducted for the purpose of determining the current deployment status of and attitudes toward Smart City applications and small cell deployment (4G densification and 5G) from the community perspective, with the goal of producing the most comprehensive Smart City study to date. Prior to this research, little was known about the actual deployment levels of these technologies, or the issues communities face as these approaches are developed in practice. This study asks the who, why, what, ways, and whoa (pause worthy concern) questions.
While primarily focusing on technology issues, the study also addresses some telecom policy issues. It should be noted that RVA LLC remains neutral on policy issues and is merely reporting the views of this study’s particular group of respondents." https://nextcenturycities.org/wp-content/uploads/5Gresearch.pdf
Upgrade to 5G costs $200 billion a year, may not be worth it Dec. 22, 2017 | Olga Kharif and Scott Moritz |
After all, many of these applications can be handled by Wi-Fi networks, while others — like driverless cars — would likely use onboard communications rather than cellular for safety reasons, said Craig Moffett, an analyst with Moffett Nathanson LLC.
“Carriers are all looking at 5G for fixed wireless broadband, even though the technology isn’t particularly well suited to that application,” Moffett said. “That’s largely because it is almost impossible to identify any other real revenue opportunities for the technology.”
AT&T Makes World’s First Standards-Based Mobile 5G Millimeter Wave Connection Sept. 10th, 2018 | Dallas, Texas "AT&T* plans to introduce mobile 5G in parts of five additional cities – Houston, Jacksonville, Louisville, New Orleans, and San Antonio – this year. These new cities are in addition to seven cities where we’ve already announced plans to launch mobile 5G this year – Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Waco."
5G Cell Service Is Coming. Who Decides Where It Goes? Mar. 2nd, 2018 | Allan Holmes | NY Times
This NY Times article is from March but it has a lot of useful statements.
“'Residents across the country are just now beginning to understand the harms that hasty and insensitive small cell deployments can inflict on their communities,' said Jim Baller, the president of Baller Stokes & Lide, a law firm in Washington that represents municipalities on communications issues."
"But telecommunications companies — hoping to cash in on what is predicted to be $250 billion in annual service revenue from 5G by 2025 — are pushing to build the system as quickly and cheaply as possible. And they have the federal government on their side."
"In January, Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, Calif., resigned his seat on an F.C.C. 5G advisory committee, saying it was rigged to give industry what it wanted 'without any obligation to provide broadband access to underserved residents.'”
How are 5G rollouts really going to happen? PCMag's Sascha Segan assembles experts from China Telecom, Ericsson, CCS Metnet and the European Space Agency at Mobile World Congress Shanghai to explain. July 10th, 2018 | PC Magazine
Panel discussion by industry tech experts on technical challenges of 5g. Quite technical for the lay person. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=pxs7Q-vvxHI
What Is 5G? AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers will start to launch 5G networks this year. But what exactly is 5G, and how fast is it compared with 4G? Here's what we know so far. Aug, 15th, 2018 | Sascha Segan | PC Reviews
"At the end of 2017, the wireless industry came up with the first official 5G standard. AT&T plans to launch mobile 5G in the US this year, Verizon says it will launch 5G for homes, and both T-Mobile and Sprint say that they're launching 5G phones early next year.
But a standard doesn't mean that all 5G will work the same—or that we even know what applications 5G will enable. There will be slow but responsive 5G, and fast 5G with limited coverage. Let us take you down the 5G rabbit hole to give you a picture of what the upcoming 5G world will be like."
5G Wireless Is Not Profitable When the Wired, State-Based, Utility Cross-Subsidies Are Removed. Sept. 24th, 2018 | Bruce Kushnick | Medium
"On September, 26, 2018, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr will present a plan for deploying 5G, which claims that rural areas will benefit and that federal actions are needed to help create billions in investments.“
"This plan appears to be based on model legislation that has been developed at the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC. Elsewhere, the FCC claims that it needs to preempt state and city regulations, and to speed up the retirement of the aging, legacy, copper-based utility networks.
Ironically, the FCC has failed to examine that many of these rural communities are served by a state telecommunications utility(s), and in most states, as we uncovered, there has been a massive FCC-based cross-subsidy scheme where local phone customers were charged extra to fund the companies’ other lines of business, including the wireless networks, over the last decade. To add insult to injury, these cross-subsidies and previous ‘deregulations’ should have been used to deploy broadband to rural areas since the 1990’s, instead of paying for wireless or the purchase of AOL or Time Warner or…"
5G Uses And Regulatory Hurdles: What You Need To Know Sept. 21st | Kelcee Griffis | Law360
Broad overview of what industry envisions for 5g.
"As the 5G technology standard takes shape and major wireless carriers push to make the service commercially available by next year, experts have identified virtual reality, self-driving cars and artificial intelligence as some of the top applications for the souped-up wireless networks. But regulatory hurdles and legal questions still beset the innovations.
When it’s unleashed, technologists expect 5G will deliver massive amounts of information at lightning speeds. To do so, it will rely on a mix of low-, mid- and high-band spectrum as well a dense network of “small cells,” antennas and other infrastructure pieces on the ground to carry the signals.
Regulators, including the Federal Communications Commission, are now working to clear more spectrum for mobile use and make deploying millions of small cells easier across the country. Together, those components are expected to usher in innovations that current wireless networks and devices can’t handle right now."
The Battle of 5G Sept. 18th, 2018 | Mike Maciag | Governing the States and Localities
"Back in 2016, several major phone carriers approached the city of McAllen, Texas, about building state-of-the-art 5G wireless networks. With the promise of ultra-fast internet connection speeds and an array of potential commercial and public applications, city officials eagerly entered into discussions about amending local ordinances to accommodate the necessary infrastructure. Months later, they were close to reaching an agreement on establishing a large-scale pilot program.
It all started to unravel, though, when McAllen and other Texas cities heard about a proposal in the legislature setting statewide rules for 5G installation and prohibiting local governments from negotiating their own deals. McAllen City Attorney Kevin Pagan says the wireless providers initially assured him they weren’t interested in asking for state legislative help. But then the bill started gaining traction. Company representatives stopped responding to Pagan’s emails about the licensing agreement, and he says he hasn’t heard from them since."
FCC'S UP TO NO GOOD
“Why I trust cities, but I don’t trust the Federal government at all.”
The Secret to Smart Policies About Smart Cities July 25th, 2018 | Remarks of Blair Levin |Brookings Metropolitan Project at the Next Century Cities Conference PA.
Blair Levin is clearly pro 5g and smart cities. But he is also adamantly opposed to the FCC’s pro industry stance that is poised to remove local control of broadband infrastructure. For solid information debunking the need for regulating municipalities re 5g, please read or watch Levin’s presentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6-FZJkTFb4
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on America’s 5G wireless future Sept. 17th, 2018 |American Enterprise Institute
Interview of Commissioner Carr and other industry people on 5G
Carr’s pitch from 6:40 to 7:15:
"It is expected to cut about $2 Billion in regulatory costs associated with Small Cell buildout and that is supposed to incentivize 2.4 billion in new investment . . . 97% of the new investment is going to be in rural and suburban communities. It will flip the business case of whether a Small Cell, 4G or 5G is going to go into a community or not.”
Some important points from the above video:
At the 43 minute mark: According to the Samsung rep, 5g “small cells” do not have “refrigerator-sized” equipment.
Also, the Samsung rep agrees with the Verizon CEO and asserts that 5g MMW frequencies can travel 2000 feet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDRMsg_r_Ss&feature=youtu.be&t=6m40s
Ex Parte Comments submitted to the FCC by BB&K Krierger on behalf of Smart Communities and Special Districts Coalition
"The Draft Order is truly unprecedented. Not only is its departure from well-established legal precedent developed by the Commission and the courts evident, but it imposes requirements that are neither consistent with nor supported by state laws governing wireless deployment, despite the Commission’s suggestion to the contrary. The Draft Order will create substantial uncertainty in the market for local governments and wireless providers alike, which Smart Communities believes will result in delayed, not accelerated, broadband deployment.
Moreover, many of the Draft Order’s faults are self-inflicted. They can be traced to the Draft Order’s flawed legal analysis and reliance on an incomplete and distorted picture of the facts on the ground and engineering details of deployments, though both were detailed at great length in filings by Smart Communities and numerous other parties in at least three proceedings.
One-size-fits-all pricing in America will expand, not narrow, digital divide Sept. 19th, 2018 | Kieren McCarthy | The Register
"The latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand 5G networks across the United States is little more than a cash giveaway to large telcos and will grow, rather than close, the digital divide.
That's the opinion of telco expert, author of the United States' National Broadband Plan, and a man credited as having done more than any other to 'advance broadband expansion and competition', Blair Levin.
The FCC is due to vote on a plan that would cap the fees that state and local governments can charge for the deployment of 5G cells across the nation – something that large cable companies have been eagerly pushing for and which the current FCC leadership says will remove a critical barrier to the introduction of the next-generation network."
The FCC claims that its plan will save $2bn in costs and will in turn lead to $2.5bn in investment, most of it in rural areas. The problem with that, Levin says, is that it's bullshit.”
FCC Votes Wednesday To Force 5G Cell Transmitters In Front of Homes Despite Community Opposition and Health Dangers; California Brain Tumor Association Reports Sept. 24th, 2018 | California Brain Tumor Association | Cision PRNewswire
"WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers To Infrastructure Investment Order will be voted on Wednesday by FCC denying citizens and local government the right to stop 5G cell tower transmitters in front of their homes.
Despite widespread opposition to the roll out of 5G cell tower transmitters by residences, communities and local governments (National League of Cities Oppose, National Resource Defense Council opposes), FCC vote will override local measures to stop 5G cell transmitters in their communities."
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Denies 5G Health Risks to Congress June 1st, 2018 | Frank Hall
FCC Chair (and former Verizon lawyer), Ajit Pai responds to a question about the potential health impacts of 4G/5G “small cells”. “We are confident that our standards are ones that are healthy for consumers.”
The rest of the video clip gives a broad overview of the science showing clear evidence of harms from RF-EMR within those so-called “safe standards".
FCC: FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements. Sept. 21st, 2018 | Jon Brodkin | Ars Technica
"The Federal Communications Commission's plan for spurring 5G wireless deployment will prevent city and town governments from charging carriers about $2 billion worth of fees.The FCC proposal, to be voted on at its meeting on September 26, limits the amount that local governments may charge carriers for placing 5G equipment such as small cells on poles, traffic lights, and other government property in public rights-of-way. The proposal, which is supported by the FCC's Republican majority, would also force cities and towns to act on carrier applications within 60 or 90 days."
U.S. Conference Of Mayors Will Sue FCC If They Eliminate Local Control Over 5G Small Cell Tower And Infrastructure Installation Sept. 15th, 2018 | BN Frank | Activist Post
"According to pro-industry publication, Smart Cities Dive:
• The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) said in a statement that it would sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) if the commission does not change a proposed policy that would preempt local control in a bid to streamline installation of 5G wireless infrastructure.
• The National Association of Counties is also opposing the proposal, telling POLITICO it would “effectively prevent local governments from properly examining the impact that construction, modification or installation of broadcasting facilities may have on public health, safety and welfare of the local community.'"
Joint comments submitted to the FCC by NATOA, NLC, NACo, USCM and the NARC
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (“NATOA”),1 the National League of Cities (“NLC”),2 the National Association of Counties (“NACo”),3 the United States Conference of Mayors (“USCM”)4 and the National Association of Regional Councils (“NARC”)5 (“Local Governments”) urge the Commission to reject the Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order (“Order”) to be considered at the September 26, 2018 meeting. Local Governments share the federal government’s goal of ensuring affordable broadband access for every American, regardless of their income level or address. The proposed Order, however, will not achieve that goal. https://www.natoa.org/documents/FCCInfrastructureFiling.pdf
Double Whammy: A Review of the FCC's Actions to Preempt Local Authority National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)
On September 26th, the FCC is scheduled to vote on two items that will significantly limit local governments' control over their rights of way and municipal property, impact local budgets, and target local PEG channels. The proposed Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, aimed at small wireless facility deployments, will impose caps on permits fees, right of way use fees and municipal attachment fees, set arbitrary "shot clocks" for approving small wireless deployments (including negotiating right of way franchises or licenses) and restrict local control over the aesthetics of these deployments. The Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which relates to cable franchising, proposes new rules that would allow cable operators to deduct from their franchise fee payments almost any cable-related franchise requirement, including PEG channel capacity, and limit local authority over cable operators' non-cable services. Join us to learn about the impacts of these dual assaults on local authority and next steps for local governments. 3 PM EASTERN
FCC Brendan Carr to Use “ALEC” 5G Bill for Upcoming FCC Wireless Debacle; 25 Years of AT&T Vaporware to Rural Areas Revealed in Indiana. Sept. 9th, 2018 | Bruce Kushnick | The Medium
"FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr went to Indianapolis, Indiana on September 4th, 2018 to announce the FCC’s new proposed 5G wireless regulations that are directly tied to “model legislation” most likely created by “ALEC”, the American Legislative Exchange Council. On the floor of the Indiana Senate statehouse, he was joined by the Hoosier politicians, (most, if not all, appear to be getting money from AT&T el al.).
Sadly, 25 years ago, there were other plans to bring advanced telecommunications based on fiber optic services to Indiana. In fact, 150,000 lines of fiber optic-based services were supposed to have been rolled out in just Indianapolis — by the year 2000.”
THIS is why most people do not want a wireless so-called “small cell” outside their home.
2018-0902 Public Health Crisis: Petaluma Ave Homes in Sebastopol, CA Sept. 24th, 2018
Video footage and coverage of a cluster of illnesses and deaths of people living in an apartment complex near to, and directly facing a macro cell tower in Sebastopol, California. Interviews of affected people and their families juxtaposed with RF-EMR measurements and narration.
EMF Health Summit (Ended yesterday I believe, and not certain if these videos can still be accessed.)
With much gratitude to Lloyd Burrell for arranging and presenting this excellent series of interviews covering many topics related to health impacts of EMR
Latest two interviews: https://emfhealthsummit.com/speaker/trevor-marshall-phd-be-me/?f8e9ea89a775f3696d0b8f5bcbcd4c38&c=4
Link to full EMF Health Summit
Comment on WHO EMF Project Survey Regarding Health Hazards of Man-made Electromagnetic Energy in the Human Environment June 1st, 2018 | Andrew A Marino |Electromagnetic Bioeffects Blog "The WHO EMF Project (WHO-EMFP), which is controlled by Emilie Vandeventer, conducted a survey ostensibly intended to gather opinions regarding the nature and extent of the potential hazards posed by man-made electromagnetic energy in the human environment (MEE), a critically important problem affecting human health. But WHO-EMPF is merely a self-appointed clique having no legal, moral, or intellectual authority to undertake the task."
Reposting as this talk is worth sharing with others who want to learn more EMR health impacts
Cece Doucette: Ashland, MA Board of Health EMF/RF Update June 26, 2018Cece Doucette worked very hard to bring technology to her school district until…she found out that this stuff has serious adverse biological impacts on children. Now she is working tirelessly to protect children in schools.
This is an excellent video presentation by Cece before the Ashland MA Board of Health on the proven health impacts of wireless.
Not sure I posted this important talk by Arthur Firstenberg last month
How cellphone contracts spread EMF illnesses Arthur Firstenberg | Cellular Task Force
"The history, science, and description of 5G, including 5G from satellites in space, and its expected effects on all living things, Arthur Firstenberg presentation on 12 August 2018."
20 Quick Facts: What You Need To Know About 5G Wireless And “Small” Cells Environmental Health Trust
The Radiation Safety of 5G Wi-Fi: Reassuring or Russian Roulette? 2018 | McClelland S, Jaboin JJ. The Radiation Safety of 5G Wi-Fi: Reassuring or Russian Roulette? International Journal of Radiation Oncology. 101(5):1274-1275. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.04.051
"To the Editor: The impending rollout of ﬁfth-generation (5G) Wi-Fi in mobile phones, augmenting the current fourth-generation (4G) technology toward making global interconnectivity between devices a reality, has been touted as a signiﬁcant improvement of speed compared to current and previous wireless signaling (1). Less well explored are the potential consequences associated with this need for speed: namely, the substantial increase in biologic exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic ﬁelds from the 1900- 2100 MHz associated with 4G to the 3500 MHz estimated median bandwidth of 5G (2).”
Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields 18 new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health have been added to this list.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz states: "I have been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once or twice a month since August, 2016....Since I have received numerous requests to post the abstracts on this website, I have compiled the collection into a document." The complete collection of abstracts from more than 400 papers can be downloaded at this link.
Colbeck: Pitfalls of IoT and Emerging Technologies Sept. 11th, 2018 | Senator Colbeck and Dafna Tachover (25 minute video interview)
Michigan State Senator Colbeck discusses 5g with Dafna Tachover.
5G Health Effects Discussed at National Institutes of Heath Electromagnetic Radiation Conference Posted Sept. 20th, 2018 by Environmental Health Trust | NIH Health in Buildings Conference
Public outreach video by Environmental Health Trust on health impacts of RF-EMR
This is a great sharable video on the scientists calling attention to EMF and health effects. We hope it will be a jumping off point for parents to get involved in the issue.
Unusual times we live in where the “right” to WiFi in one’s home wins in a court of law, while the right to health does not.
Property owner can be forced to cut trees if they interfere with a neighbour's Wi-Fi, judge says Sept. 18th, 2018 | Chris Keall | New Zealand Herald
"A property owner could be forced to trim their trees if they interfere with their neighbour's wireless broadband, according to a High Court judgment - and a top lawyer says the decision could spark a flurry of legal action."
Our Wireless Tech Is Unsafe, and These 5 US Government Agencies Have Tried to Warn Us Sept. 23rd, 2018 |Josh del Sol Beaulieu | Take Back Your Power
Article includes the US government agencies that have made statements about the health impacts of RF-EMR. (Statements included.)
Cancer epidemiology update, following the 2011 IARC evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields Sept. 2018
Anthony B.Miller, L.LloydMorgan, IrisUdasin, Devra LeeDavis
2B should be moved to 1 according to a new peer-reviewed published paper.
"Based on the evidence reviewed it is our opinion that IARC's current categorization of RFR as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B) should be upgraded to Carcinogenic to Humans (Group 1)."
Millimeter wave study
The effect of a high frequency electromagnetic field in the microwave range on red blood cells Sept. 7th, 2018 |
The Hong Phong Nguyen, Vy T. H. Pham, Vladimir Baulin, Rodney J. Croft, Russell J. Crawford & Elena P. Ivanova | Scientific Reportsvolume 7, Article number: 10798 (2017)
"The effect of red blood cells (RBC) exposed to an 18 GHz electromagnetic field (EMF) was studied. The results of this study demonstrated for the first time that exposure of RBCs to 18 GHz EMF has the capacity to induce nanospheres uptake in RBCs."
TAKE ACTION AND ACTIONS TAKEN
Parents Withdraw Kids From School Due To WIFI Dangers - This Is What Needs To Be Done! Sept. 15th, 2018 | Never Lose Truth
These parents are taking a stand - something we should all be doing - They are removing their children from school until the cell tower next to the school is removed. “This is a last straw. If they don’t remove the mast, the children will be permanently removed from the school.”
"I know that putting a cell phone to my head is not good for me. So why would I expose my child to this?"
Though science tells us to reduce children's exposure, "What chance do we have when a consistently emitting mast is near our houses?"
Major U.S. cities revolt against FCC’s proposed small cell deployment rules Sept. 21st, 2018 | Mike Dano | Fierce Wireless
"A large number of U.S. cities, both big and small, voiced concerted and coordinated opposition to the FCC’s proposal to streamline the deployment of small cells across the country.
At the center of the issue is the federal government’s attempts to override local government control over the installation of wireless equipment like small cells in neighborhoods around the country. The FCC essentially argues that some state and city rules are unnecessarily impeding the deployment of wireless infrastructure, including 5G. But a large number of U.S. cities are fighting back against that argument—contending that they should remain in charge of the costs and timelines associated with small cell deployments.
Cities speaking up on the issue range from Philadelphia to San Francisco to Chicago to Lakewood, California, and Yuma, Arizona. The filings by the cities generally follow the same format and present the same basic arguments:”
Health, Safety Cited as Opponents Rally Against Small Cell Installations
Leaders in Marin, Calif., are being asked to prevent the deployment of the antennas throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. Sept. 21st, 2018 | Richard Halstead | Marin Independent Journal
"About a dozen people this week called on the Board of Supervisors to act to prevent telecommunications companies from installing “small cell” antennas throughout unincorporated Marin.
“We are very concerned about the serious adverse health and environmental effects that may be caused by exposure to microwave radiation emitted by small cell facilities for 4G and 5G technology,” said Sharon Rushton, who heads Sustainable TamAlmonte, a citizens group active in the Tamalpais Valley."
Video testimonies opposing 5g
This following website has a lot of great video testimony from people in California fighting their community ordinance. It may prove useful in helping others to craft testimony or comments.
At the homepage, scroll down a bit and you will see many different cities listed. Each one has its own page on the website with its ordinance, testimony, and so forth. http://mystreetmychoice.com
Montgomery County takes on cell towers…loud and clear about health impacts!!!
Residents Speak Out Against Small Cell Antenna Towers at County Council Hearing
Concerns persist over possible radiation exposure Sept. 26th, 2018 | Dan Schere | Bethesda Magazine
"Montgomery County residents worried about the possibility of exposure to radiation from small cell antennas in their neighborhood packed the chambers of the County Council’s Rockville office building Tuesday night during a public hearing."
Bay Area city blocks 5G deployments over cancer concerns Sept. 9th, 2018 | Danny Critchton | Tech Crunch
"The Bay Area may be the center of the global technology industry, but that hasn’t stopped one wealthy enclave from protecting itself from the future.
The city council of Mill Valley, a small town located just a few miles north of San Francisco, voted unanimously late last week to effectively block deployments of small-cell 5G wireless towers in the city’s residential areas.
Through an urgency ordinance, which allows the city council to immediately enact regulations that affect the health and safety of the community, the restrictions and prohibitions will be put into force immediately for all future applications to site 5G telecommunications equipment in the city. Applications for commercial districts are permitted under the passed ordinance.
The ordinance was driven by community concerns over the health effects of 5G wireless antennas. According to the city, it received 145 pieces of correspondence from citizens voicing opposition to the technology, compared to just five letters in support of it — a ratio of 29 to 1. While that may not sound like much, the city’s population is roughly 14,000, indicating that about 1% of the population had voiced an opinion on the matter."
Mill Valley joins effort to constrain 5G proliferation Sept. 9th, 2018 | Adrian Rodriguez | Marin Independent Journal
"The city of Mill Valley has enacted an urgency ordinance to regulate “small cell” towers amid concerns that cellphone companies want to grow their 5G networks and install new equipment in Marin.
“'We do intend to do more work and studies to craft a permanent ordinance within the next year,' Mill Valley Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters said Friday. 'The urgency ordinance has standards to limit and prohibit the installations of devices in residential neighborhoods, but there is more that we can do.’"
5G: Small cell antenna opponents ask Marin supervisors to stiffen regulations Sept. 20th, 2018 | Richard Halstead | Marin Independent Journal
5G: Some San Mateo residents upset over planned installation of Verizon antennas on utility poles Sept. 20th, 2018 | Vic Lee | ABC7
Good coverage on why residents don’t want these these cell antennas in front of homes. https://abc7news.com/technology/some-san-mateo-residents-upset-over-planned-installation-of-verizon-antennas-on-utility-poles/4289165/
Around the world…For more about International actions, please see:
‘Cancers, tumours’: Fears surround phone towers near homes Sept. 18th, 2018 | 9News Australia
"'You might not have a direct connection with a transmitter, but it's bounding off someone else's wall and off your wall,' he said. 'Every bounce reduces it a bit but the thing is, it's very hard to get away from it.'"
The telcos and the government have said the constant electromagnetic bombardment is at acceptable levels, but fears still remain.
Mr Lincoln said he was concerned about the health implications."
Juhi moves SC against mushrooming of mobile towers Sept. 15th, 2018 | Amit Anand Choudhary | Times of India
Film Actor Juhi Chawla will be heard by the Supreme Court in a plea to stop the unbridled expansion of wireless technology and to decrease public exposure to cell towers.
A GLIMPSE AT 21st CENTURY HUMANS
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PROBLEM: Pedestrians put off balance and endangered using smart phones while walking.
SOLUTION: Traffic lights installed in ground.
PROBLEM: 1 in 4 car accidents caused by cell phone use while driving.
SOLUTION: Stop all driving and switch to driverless cars.
PROBLEM: Children not developing necessary social and physical skills due to technology overuse.
SOLUTION: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) prescribes playtime for children.
PROBLEM: Homeowner can’t get WiFi ‘cause neighbors' trees are in the way.
SOLUTION: Remove trees.
PROBLEM: Homeowner cannot live in home due to neighbor’s WiFi or a nearby cell tower.
PROBLEM: Pets take up needless time and money for care, food, vet bills, and affection.
SOLUTION: Get “Aibo” - a robotic dog - a one time investment of only $2900.
PROBLEM: Caring for elderly parents can be burdensome.
SOLUTION: Get Alice, a robot caretaker.
PROBLEM: Humans have lost their sanity and humanity.
SOLUTION: Stop 5g and the IoT.
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Here's one application Boston Dynamics envisions for these the robots they are making (See next entry):
"In the United States something like 31 million people spend a large fraction of their time taking care of disabled people - either their family or other people. And that can be really a burden that - I believe...eventually, in the future - robots can help to alleviate. And I think those are good things to use robots for."
Yes indeed. These robots will free humans from the tedious task of caring for one another...especially the elderly or disabled.
And for this, we are “racing" to place cell towers in front of homes.
Boston Dynamics Shows Latest Advancements in Robotics at CEBIT 2018. June 14th, 2018 | Marc Rybert, founder of Boston Dynamics | Expovista TV
Boston Dynamics showcases their latest robots. These robots are using “on board computers” and cameras. Future robots would presumably couple these with Cloud based AI via wireless signals.
Hacking Germany - computers, cyberattacks and the future Nov. 9th, 2017 | DW Documentary
"Cyberattacks are common and show how vulnerable our digitally interconnected lives have become. Burglars use a drone to target the home of a potential victim. They collect data, and use it to hack electronic locks, and de-activate alarms – and enter the house without breaking a single window. But this film is about more than just residential burglary. It shows how these methods could be used to cause much more serious damage: a blackout of Europe’s entire energy supply. An ecologically commendable project, of all things, makes it possible: the digitization of the energy transition process."
For safety’s sake, we must slow innovation in internet-connected things (Interview of cyber security expert, Bruce Schneier) Sept. 6th, 2018 | Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review
"Smart gadgets are everywhere. The chances are you have them in your workplace, in your home, and perhaps on your wrist. According to an estimate from research firm Gartner, there will be over 11 billion internet-connected devices (excluding smartphones and computers) in circulation worldwide this year, almost double the number just a couple of years ago.
Many billions more will come online soon. Their connectivity is what makes them so useful, but it’s also a cybersecurity nightmare. Hackers have already shown they can compromise everything from connected cars to medical devices, and warnings are getting louder that security is being shortchanged in the stampede to bring products to market."
5G: Why 5G keeps security experts awake Sept. 22nd, 2018 | Joe Uchill | Axios
"There are dimensions to security in the 5G age that no one, including the experts, has quite figured out yet.
Why it matters: If you think today's cybersecurity landscape is treacherous, just wait.
The 'Internet of Things' problem: Devices for automating your home favor low prices over strong security, making them easy picking for hackers."
BRAINS AND HUMANITY
Children take to the streets of Hamburg protesting their parents’ excessive use of smart phone Sept. 9th, 2018
Children protest parents’ excessive use of cellphones.
The protest was led by 7-year old, Emil. Heart wrenching that 21st century children are driven to this to get their God given rights - their parents’ attention.
Doctors may begin prescribing play for young children Study shows free play aids brain development Aug. 30th, 2018 | Jared Aarons
"We’ve arrived at a point in time where doctors are having to prescribe playtime.” The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that doctors write a prescription for all children that they be given free playtime - You know, what children have done for millenia…use their imagination, play in nature, and play with one another. Hmmm….novel idea!!
Safe Schools Policy – Best Practice Standards for Screens and Radiation Cris Rowan, Dr. Lennart Hardell, Tarmo Koppel, Sveinn Kjartansson & Stella Sæmundsdóttir
"The past decade was marked by rising use of mobile technology by children in homes and schools, with studies showing concurrent decline in child physical and mental health. One in three children enter school developmentally vulnerable4, one in four are obese or overweight, one in seven have a diagnosed mental illness, and one in ten are addicted to technology. As problematic behaviors escalate and classroom management becomes increasingly difficult, schools continue to increase unmanaged student technology use. Safety standards for children in schools regarding screen time and wireless radiation either do not exist, or do not concur with current scientific evidence. There are no studies which demonstrate wireless radiation endemic in mobile technology is safe for humans, with mounting research now indicating harm. Cancer incidence in teens has risen 25% over the past 38 years. The rapidity of child development poses increased risks for children, indicating immediate measures be taken in school environments to protect children. This Safe Schools Policy will serve as an education industry benchmark standard in ensuring productive and sustainable futures for all children."
Traffic Lights Built Into Pavement For Smartphone-Using Pedestrians In Netherlands Feb. 16th, 2017 | Aatif Sulleyman | The Independent
"A town in the Netherlands is trialling special pavement lights designed to help smartphone users cross the road safely.
The LED strips have been embedded into the ground at a pedestrian crossing in Bodegraven, close to three schools.
The hope is that they’ll catch the eye of pedestrians who are too distracted by their smartphones to bother looking at the road, telling them when to cross and when not to cross by either glowing green or red, depending on the traffic light signals"
Cellphone Use Puts Pedestrians Off-Balance Aug. 14th, 2018 | Dennis Thompson | Health Day
"Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places.
And now, new video analysis reveals the extent to which cellphones interfere with a person's ability to hoof it from here to there.
Cellphone use drastically alters a pedestrian's balance, coordination and movement, said senior researcher Mohamed Zaki. He is a research associate in the University of British Columbia's department of civil engineering in Vancouver.”
Another source of zapping is radar in cars.
Radiofrequencies in Cars: A public health threat
Interesting article…Any similar coverage of this in the US?
Corporate Capture in Europe When Big Business Dominates Policy-Making and Threatens Our Rights Sept. 2018 | Editor: Rachel Tansey | Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU)
"Citizens expect decision-makers to regulate in their interests, to be ambitious and to achieve the best possible outcomes, but the reality often fails to live up to expectations, with weak or disap- pointing laws benefiting mainly big business interests.” "ALTER-EU’s experience, and that of our members across Europe, points to excessive corporate influence over policy-making as being a key reason for this. At times, this influence is of such an extreme de- gree that we talk about corporate capture.
The term ‘corporate capture’ is used deliberately to illustrate how deeply entrenched and em- bedded the relations between EU policy-makers and business interests are. There appears to beverylittledebateorreflec- tion about what this closeness between big business and EU political elites means for Eu- ropean citizens, workers, or consumers. In fact, within po- licy circles it seems to be ac- cepted as common sense that whatever is good for industry is, self-evidently, good for Eu- rope. This kind of complacen- cy is particularly worrying at a time of growing inequality and associated social tensions across EU member states."
White lights in the sky over Fort Collins turn out to be Google's Project Loon Balloon Sept. 2nd, 2018 | Denver7
The white lights in the sky were from Google’s "Project Loon” - an effort to blanket our entire earth with wireless radiation so that not one inch is left free from human generated radiation.
And though it’s a rare occurrence to see Google’s balloons, we, and all living beings, experience the effects of them day in and day out - 24/7.