By B.N. Frank
Cities AND countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation as well as issue moratoriums due to health and safety risks and warnings (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 12, 13). The majority of scientists worldwide are opposed to deployment until there studies show that it’s safe. The telecoms haven’t provided any.
None of this seems to matter to The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – the agency that’s supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry. All but one commissioner has approved the acceleration of 5G deployment during the Corona Virus pandemic despite opposition from other federal agencies AS WELL AS elected officials, doctors, public advocates, etc. (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Albert M. Manville, Ph.D. Certified Wildlife Biologist has submitted a comment to the FCC about 5G. Thanks to Environmental Health Trust for publishing it on their website:
Jul 6, 2020
Comments Submitted for the Record Re: 19-226, Studying Impacts of 5G Radiation on Humans Through Safety Testing June 3, 2020 To Whom It May Concern at the Federal Communications Commission
As the Federal agency lead from 1997 to 2014 — when I retired from the Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service — on all things human impacting migratory birds, I led my agency by responding to impacts from radiation to migratory birds and other wildlife. This included testimony I presented to the FCC, comments I presented at scientific and technical conferences, comments at meetings with industry groups (e.g., I chaired the Communication Tower Working Group on behalf of USFWS), publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers and a wildlife book chapter, technical comments provided from the Department of Interior to the Department of Commerce on radiation and NEPA, and comments presented on behalf of USFWS in PowerPoints, among others. Now as a private wildlife consultant and part-time adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins University, I also continue to study the impacts of radiation on human health, welfare and safety, including impacts from millimeter-wide radiation frequencies on humans from 5G. The race to implement 5G and the push by FCC to approve the related 5G license frequencies to industry are very troubling and downright dangerous.
As the coauthor of a pending peer-reviewed scientific paper on impacts from non-ionizing radiation on flora and fauna, frankly we still know very little about the safety and other impacts from 5G, although the military has already developed classified technologies (e.g., crowd-dispersing and anti-terrorism devices to break up gathered groups) and done classified studies on impacts from 5G which are not available to the public. Safety testing of the impacts of 5G has clearly been neglected, most certainly by the FCC. There exists an enormous challenge to answer the many questions still in need of further investigation regarding risks, threats and outcomes from using 5G, including impacts to public health and safety. Furthermore, the public deserves a full accounting of 5G before it is fully rolled out and becomes too late to manage — i.e., when the proverbial ‘horse is already out of the barn.’
Rather than categorically exclude 5G communication devices as FCC regularly does with virtually everything it licenses which emits non-thermal, non-ionizing radiation (e.g., cell phones, cell towers, smart-devices,WiFi and its routers, TV/microwave and radio antennas, and the many related technologies) — a process many of us feel is out-of-date and flawed, I strongly recommend the initiation of a detailed and robust scientific study on the impacts of 5G on human health and safety, conducted by an entity(ies) with no vested interest in the study outcomes. The results of such a study(s) must be made available to the public for full and transparent review and comment. Given the concerns raised by the public, scientific community, and related research arms about human safety, such a study effort is incredibly important and very timely. Rather than fight this study recommendation in Federal court, I strongly recommend FCC open up the process to public review and move to conduct the necessary studies to answer these the many troubling questions about the safety impacts of 5G. Let sound science be the primary driver in this effort.
Respectfully submitted, Albert M. Manville, Ph.D., and Certified Wildlife Biologist
Dr. Albert Manville has written to the FCC on impacts to birds and higher frequencies to be used in 5G and authored numerous publications detailing research showing harm to birds. “Now as a private wildlife consultant and part-time adjunct professor for Johns Hopkins University, I also continue to study the impacts of radiation on human health, welfare and safety, including impacts from millimeter-wide radiation frequencies on humans from 5G. The race to implement 5G and the push by FCC to approve the related 5G license frequencies to industry are very troubling and downright dangerous.”
Additional Documentation by Dr. Albert Manville
Letter to the FDA by Albert Manville PhD, retired Senior Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wash. DC HQ Office (17 years); Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
Manville, A.M., II. 2005. Bird strikes and electrocutions at power lines, communication towers, and wind turbines: state of the art and state of the science – next steps toward mitigation. Bird Conservation Implementation in the Americas: Proceedings 3rd International Partners in Flight Conference 2002, C.J. Ralph and T. D. Rich, Editors. U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA: 1051-1064
Activist Post reports regularly about the FCC, 5G, and other unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Information
- The 5G Summit
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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