By B.N. Frank
Since 2004, firefighters have been so concerned about exposure to radiation from cell towers and antennas that they’ve posted about this on the IAFF website.
No one in my home is strong, healthy or brave enough to be a firefighter. That’s one reason why we don’t want cell towers or antennas of any size being installed near us. My neighbors feel the same way.
Unfortunately “The Race for 5G” allows The Telecom Industry (aka Big Wireless) to install small cell towers in front of homes and pretty much everywhere else despite the fact that decades of research has already proven that exposure to all sources of wireless WiFi radiation is harmful to people, pets, nature, and wildlife. This includes 5G millimeter waves.
All over the world there are community leaders, elected officials, and government employees also ignoring “The Precautionary Principle” and welcoming small cell towers.
This May 2018 Verizon marketing video features employees testifying about how excited they are to be providing this technology to the world. According to the video, 5G can travel through walls and travel 3000 feet.
Last month, Verizon CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam told CNBC that 5G would be “very disruptive technology.” I’ll drink to that.
A few weeks ago, Dr. Naomi Wolf began posting on social media about what recently installed 5G is doing to New Yorkers and their pets.
In London, one father has posted pictures of his son who is having bloody noses from newly installed infrastructure.
Environmental Working Group is the latest environmental group to cry foul on millions of 5G small cell towers being installed:
The FCC recently voted to exclude base stations for new 5G wireless networks from review under federal environmental and historic preservation laws. Meanwhile, almost two dozen states have passed laws, pushed by wireless lobby groups, to override local ordinances that would regulate the siting of these new base stations, which could be installed on nearly every telephone pole in the U.S. Other states are considering similar legislation.
The cellphone industry says that 5G networks will connect nearly everything to the internet, enabling self-driving cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, and making your phone work like a supercomputer. To achieve the necessary download speeds, cellphone companies will need to install antennas or base stations every block and a half. The FCC said this could mean nearly a million installations of the new technology.
On March 22, the FCC voted to exclude installations of 5G equipment from the National Environmental Protection Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. These laws require federal agencies to evaluate and minimize the impact of new development on the environment and historic properties.
But the FCC’s action does not exempt installation of the base stations from state and local and regulations. To clear these hurdles, the two main wireless lobbying groups – the Wireless Infrastructure Association and the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association – have developed and promoted model legislation overriding such regulations to state legislatures.
In Congress, the wireless industry is also pushing the so-called SPEED Act to exempt small wireless installations, and any wireless installation in a public right of way, from the National Environmental Policy Act. Another bill, called the STREAMLINE Act, would create a federal one-size-fits-all rule to mandate cheap installation fees and speed approval of installations.
Unfortunately these EWG reporters misrepresented the facts at the beginning of the article when stating that “The wireless communications industry is rushing to blanket the nation with next-generation networks whose health effects are unknown.” Nope. Nope. Nope.
Watch out now, take care
Beware of greedy leaders
They take you where you should not go
(George Harrison, “Beware of Darkness”)
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