By B.N. Frank
Since 2004, the International Association of Firefighters has opposed the use of their stations as base stations for cell towers and antennas. They provide dozens of pages of research to support their stance. If firefighters don’t want this type of infrastructure installed where they spend long periods of time, why should anyone else?
Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. wrote a mock “Letter of Consent” which provides details about what you are agreeing to allow when you don’t try to stop the installation of small cell towers near your home and everywhere else via “The Race for 5G,” The Internet of Things (IoT) and “Smart Cities.”
4G and 5G small cell towers have already been installed in U.S. communities – some of them are in front of houses. Dr. Naomi Wolf has described on social media what exposure to this is doing to New Yorkers and their pets. More of this is on the way in the U.S.
From the Environmental Working Group:
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.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is NOT a health organization even though they regulate The Telecom Industry (aka Big Wireless). There is plenty of research that already proves exposure to this technology is harmful. Anyone that says otherwise is not being straightforward. It’s also not just about cancer risk.
Doctors, scientists, environmental organizations, tribal groups, and many others are trying to stop the widespread installation of small cell towers. Websites are listed below. They have information you can use to try to stop this in your community.
You don’t need to be a firefighter to not want small cell towers and wireless infrastructure installed near your home and everywhere else. It’s important to contact all your local, state, and federal elected officials ASAP and tell them just that.
Those who want 5G and IoT can buy a router and use it in their homes or businesses. The rest of us shouldn’t be forced by elected officials and government agencies to have unsafe technology installed all over our communities.
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
- Wireless Right to Know