By B.N. Frank
Since 2004, firefighters have been vocal about not wanting cell towers and antennas on station property because of radiation exposure.
According to a June 25, 2018 C-NBC interview with Verizon Chairman and CEO, Lowell McAdam, “We are closer than people think” to installing 5G everywhere – including in front of homes.
The My Street, My Choice! website contains information and links to help residents fight 4G/5G Small Cell towers or “Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRA)” from being installed in their communities. Cell towers and antennas have already been proven to be health, safety and liability hazards.
Other guides are available online including one from the EMF Safety Network.
In September 2017, 180 scientists and doctors demanded a moratorium on the installation of 5G small cell tower infrastructure due to biological and environmental risks. More have joined since then.
The Telecom Industry (aka Big Wireless) doesn’t care. They want to install their infrastructure everywhere. If you are in the U.S, it may already been installed throughout your community without you knowing it.
Many U.S. elected officials as well as current and former government employees also don’t seem to care. They are trying to force this infrastructure on unwilling communities across the country. Some community leaders are also promoting “Smart Cities” which entails hundreds of small cell towers being installed including in front of homes, in public rights-of-ways, etc.
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Some elected officials are trying to stop 4G and 5G installation. One is Senator Patrick Colbeck from Michigan.
At the same time, Big Wireless isn’t willing to take no for an answer. They are putting pressure on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and everyone else to allow them to install wireless infrastructure everywhere.
The United States Federal Communications Commission is still being urged to remove more small cell red tape for 5G’s sake, with all four national carriers in the country recently increasing their efforts to lobby in favor of such interventions. Verizon is the latest telecom giant to appeal with the regulator over the matter, having done so via a late June filing in which it complained about “exorbitant fees” certain municipalities demand for small cell installation projects despite the fact that such infrastructure is usually tacked on existing hardware and has a minimal physical footprint.
Sprint made similar complaints in recent months, together with AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon’s latest appeal specifically referenced small cell attachment fees that often surpass $4,000 per year, describing such expenses as a major roadblock to timely deployment of the fifth generation of mobile networks. While the carriers previously attempted appealing with municipalities directly, they rarely even received responses to their complaints, as per their own claims. Verizon had such issues with a number of cities in Florida over the first half of the year, the network operator wrote in its latest filing with the FCC. The telecom regulator previously pledged to do more to remove small cell red tape and accelerate 5G buildout efforts moving forward but its policy has yet to amount to a concrete large-scale strategy.
So how powerful is “Big Wireless?” According to the Huffington Post, they are powerful enough to get a visit from a Danish ambassador:
Klynge’s appointment is an admission of a striking, and perhaps uncomfortable, reality. It is the latest sign that as big tech companies have grown larger without meaningful oversight from regulators or antitrust watchdogs in the United States, they’ve become regulators and policymakers by default. That ability to enter markets and change rules without any democratic discussion poses “a lot of challenges not only to states but to regional organizations like the European Union or even the United Nations,” Klynge argued.
Every day more warnings about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure are being reported– for kids and everyone else by a variety of sources. In fact, cell phone manufacturers have also issued warnings to shareholders – not customers – that they may eventually be held liable for the harm they have caused.
In 2011, The World Health Organization classified all sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation as a possible carcinogen in the same category as chloroform, engine exhaust, and led. Many experts insist it should be classified as a Carcinogen.
Research has also confirmed that wireless radiation exposure can:
- Worsen pre-existing conditions even when it didn’t cause them
- Disrupt the blood-brain barrier which can cause it to leak
- Cause a cumulative toxic effect when combined with other toxins
- Harm pets, nature, and wildlife
Anyone who wants 5G technology will be able to buy a 5G router from Samsung in the fall. This should be enough.
There is no love in forcing harmful technology on communities who don’t want it. This doesn’t make the world a better place.
For more information, visit the following websites:
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Dr. Sam Milham
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence