Hey! Yo! Ohio, Your Elected Officials Passed A Bill So Telecom Companies May Now Install More Small Cell Towers in Residential Yards and Everywhere Else.

By B.N. Frank

Dear Ohioans, last week, comedian, Bill Maher made a crack about cell phones.

You are tolerating things right now that will make you cringe in 25 years.

We can’t believe people in old movies smoked. They won’t believe we put the cellphone in our pocket next to our nuts.

Have you ever asked yourself “If cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure is no big deal, why do manuals for cell Phones, iPads, wi-Fi routers, etc. include guidelines and warnings?”

And are you aware that no “safe” level of cell phone or wireless (WiFi) radiation has yet to be scientifically determined for children or pregnant women?

There is research that confirms that exposure to cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation along with Electromagnetic Fields has a cumulative toxic effect when combined with other toxins.  It’s no secret that Ohio has identified many environmental toxins within the state already.

Regardless, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, The Ohio Senate Committee of Public Utilities passed HB 478, The Small Cells Expansion Bill.

HB 478 was introduced on January 23, 2018 because 90+ Ohio municipal governments filed lawsuits against the small cell tower clause added at the last minute to Ohio SB 331, “The Petland Bill.”  The “wireless” clause eliminated the ability for municipal governments to stop telecom companies from installing small cell towers and infrastructure pretty much wherever they wanted including in front of homes, public rights-of-ways, historical districts, etc.

On February 9, 2018 Dr. Oz featured a segment on his show called “The Rise of 5G Cell Towers” about small cell tower concerns.  Consumer organizations, doctors, elected officials, environmentalists, scientists, and residents in other states are fighting and have stopped similar bills.  There are similar federal bills also being fought.

Firefighters have fought cell towers being installed on station property for many years already due to health concerns.  In California, firefighters fought for an ordinance that exempts them from being installed on station property.

Even before the Ohio bill was passed last week, many small cell towers had already been installed throughout Ohio and in front of homes.  Many residents aren’t aware that they are cell towers.  Some may be 4G while some are 5G.  Regardless, all cell towers emit harmful cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation.  In 2014, The Wall Street Journal published an article about how 1 in 10 cell towers already violated current RF safety standards.

On September 13, 2017, 180 scientists and doctors demanded a moratorium on the installation of 5G small cell tower infrastructure because of health concerns:

We, the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 35 nations, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry.

There is solid research confirming that there is more potential harm from 5G millimeter microwaves than 4G wireless.  It ain’t pretty:

The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like “an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths,” meaning that we become more conductive.

Sweat ducts acting like helical antennas = MORE SWEATING.  5G may also increase your metabolism which may sound ideal for some people.  Regardless, research has already proven that all sources of wireless WiFi radiation and electrical pollution (Electrosmog) can harm pets, nature, and wildlife too.

The Nation recently published an article about cell phone safety and 5G technology.  They refer to the Telecom Industry now as “Big Wireless” and are comparing them to “Big Tobacco” and “Big Oil.”

Research also shows that cell phone and WiFi radiation disrupt the blood-brain barrier which can cause it to leak.  This may cause behavioral, emotional, mental, and physical health including acne, impotence, “Rapid Aging Syndrome,” flu-like symptoms, and reduced impulse control.

Research has also proven that exposure to cell phone and wireless (WiFi) radiation can worsen pre-existing conditionseven if it didn’t cause them.

Oh yeah – let’s not forget about cancer.  That’s not a problem in Ohio, is it?

In 2011 Ohio’s then-congressman, Dennis Kucinich, expressed his concerns regarding health issues caused by exposure to cell phones, cell towers, and wireless and digital utility “Smart” meters.  Many Ohio residents also have utility “smart” meters installed on their homes and throughout their communities.  These types of meters have been a source of health issues as well as fires, explosions, measurement errors, privacy violations, and more.  They also aren’t eco-friendly as promised by utility companies.

Also timely – any Ohio communities that are considering becoming “Smart Cities” are basically agreeing to allow small cell tower infrastructure to be installed everywhere.  Some of these towers may be hidden inside other objects like pretty light posts and church steeples.

“Smart Cities” may sound trendy and cool.  They are also being marketed as great for the economy.  But it may now be more obvious to you that there will be biological and environmental health consequences as well from having wireless infrastructure installed everywhere.  Even driverless cars are actually scary in ways other than just causing accidents.

Cell tower infrastructure has proven to reduce property value– even when hidden in pretty light posts.  People don’t want to live near cell towers – even if they aren’t 100% convinced they can’t be harmed by them.

There have also been many privacy concerns and issues identified with “Smart Cities.”

Countless Ohio residents contacted their elected officials before HB 478 was passed and voiced their concerns.  Some of them had already become sick from sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation as well as Electrosmog.

All of this information and much more was provided to the Ohio Senate Committee of Public Utilities before they voted on HB478.

REPORTS OF STANDING AND SELECT COMMITTEES

Senator Beagle submitted the following report:

The standing committee on Public Utilities, to which was referred Sub. H.B. No. 478-Representatives Smith, R., LaTourette, et al., having had the same under consideration, reports back a substitute bill and recommends its passage.

Co-Sponsor: Beagle.

YES – 11:

BILL BEAGLE (R)

TROY BALDERSON (R)

DAVE BURKE (R)

JOHN EKLUND (R)

MATT HUFFMAN (R)

FRANK LAROSE (R)

ROB MCCOLLEY (R)

SEAN O’BRIEN (D)

VERNON SYKES (D)

LOU TERHAR (R)

JOE UECKER (R)

NO – 2:

SANDRA WILLIAMS (D)

KRIS JORDAN (R)

Any Ohioans who are upset with the passing of this bill are encouraged to contact their elected officials – especially the Senate Committee for Public Utilities.  Need their phone numbers?  Click this link and you’ll find them at the end of the article.


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