By B.N. Frank
Decades of peer-reviewed published research has determined that wireless “Wi-Fi” radiation is biologically and environmentally harmful (see 1, 2, 3). Despite this, parks across the U.S have installed it, continue to install it, and also use it as a “selling point” to attract visitors. A Wisconsin resident has asked for this to stop.
From The Cap Times:
Opinion: Wi-Fi at state parks threatens health, wildlife
Dear Editor: DNR-appointed Wisconsin State Parks boss Steven Schmelzer should not put Wi-Fi in the parks. Science shows radiofrequency radiation (RFR) injures trees, seedlings, roots, honey bees, butterflies, migratory birds, frogs and other wildlife. The research can be viewed at the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) and Physicians for Safe Technology websites.
RFR also affects people’s well-being. Many people report they “feel better” after being out in nature. Putting the same stressful tech into natural refuges could change this. The majority of studies show wireless exposures, even in low-dose ranges, can cause oxidative stress — i.e. damaging inflammation.
Symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, memory loss, muscle/joint pain and more. Mayo Clinic says oxidative stress has been tied to conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cataracts and macular degeneration. People with such conditions, very young and older people cannot recover as well from further damage. Access for people at RFR risk is a legal issue. Amicus Briefs for the current EHT lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission addressing outdated exposure limits explain.
Installing Wi-Fi broadly in our parks would trash Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act goals:
- Fulfill the responsibilities … as trustee of the environment for succeeding generations.
- Assure safe, healthful, productive and aesthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings.
- Attain the widest range of beneficial uses of the environment while attempting to minimize degradation, risk to health or other undesirable and unintended consequences.
Parkwide Wi-Fi could destroy “safe, healthful surroundings.” It could degrade ecosystems, affecting future generations, and spur the loss of access for all people. Let’s tell lawmakers and the DNR to stop this.
Send your letter to the editor to [email protected]. Include your full name, hometown and phone number. Your name and town will be published. The phone number is for verification purposes only. Please keep your letter to 250 words or less.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans from the telecom and cable industries. Unfortunately, the agency has catered to these industries instead for decades (see 1, 2). Lawsuits have been filed against the FCC for NOT protecting the public from unsafe levels of cell phone and WiFi radiation, 5G on Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and in space, and for allowing telecom and cable companies to overcharge Americans for decades.
Activist Post reports regularly about Wi-Fi and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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