By B.N. Frank
Opposition to 5G deployment is worldwide and for various significant reasons. This has limited, slowed, and/or stopped installation in numerous locations including in American communities and near some airports (see 1, 2, 3). Last month a planned 5G network trial was also cancelled in Virginia due to dangerous interference warnings. Earlier this year, the Lewis County, TN commissioners passed a resolution requesting that the state and federal governments conduct more research to determine if 5G exposure is safe for humans. That seems reasonable since telecom executives gave congressional testimony in 2019 that they had NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe and the majority of scientists worldwide oppose deployment.
Lewis County Tennessee Commission 1, Resolution for More Research on 5G Before Deployment
The Lewis County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on 5G in April 2022.
RESOLUTION : Requesting our State & Federal Governments Conduct More Research on 5G Wireless Facilities to Determine if Such Technology is Safe for Humans Before Allowing More Deployment of 5G
WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, there is limited research on the frequencies used in 5G technology and its effect on humans; and
WHEREAS, as the result of such limited research, several local residents have repeatedly expressed to the Lewis County Board of Commissioners that they would like to see our state and federal governments, specifically the Federal Communications Commission, conduct an in-depth independent study to re-evaluate the health effects of 5G wireless technology on humans;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the legislative body of Lewis County meeting in regular session this 18th day of April, 2022, that we hereby request our state and federal governments, and especially the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), conduct more research on 5G Wireless Facilities to determine if such technology is safe for humans, before allowing more deployment of 5G;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon passage, a copy of this Resolution shall be mailed to each of our elected state and federal representatives, including State Representative David Byrd, State Senator Joey Hensley, U.S. Congressman Mark Green, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, and U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty.
We, the undersigned County Commissioners, move the adoption of the above resolution.
Download RESOLUTION : Requesting our State & Federal Governments Conduct More Research on 5G Wireless Facilities to Determine if Such Technology is Safe for Humans Before Allowing More Deployment of 5G
Lewis joins several other U.S. communities in taking action on the issue of 5G cell tower densification health and safety.
Hawai’i County, Easton Connecticut, Keene New Hampshire and Farragut Tennessee have passed resolutions to halt 5G. The Coconut Creek Florida Commission adopted a Resolution on 5G and radiofrequency radiation “imploring the US Congress to allocate funding and direct a cross discipline federal agency study of the effects caused by exposure to current and proposed electromagnetic spectrum and radiofrequency commissions on human health and the environment in light of the recent implementation of fifth generation technology and to use those findings to create science based laws or rules regarding limiting human and environmental exposure.”
Several cities are passing resolutions calling for local control of the placement of 5G and “small cell” towers as federal FCC and new state 5G streamlining laws have stripped their local authority. Greendale Wisconsin passed a Resolution R2018-20 referring to the FCC’s actions stripping local authority as “an unprecedented attack on local control” which “threaten the Village of Greendale’s responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents.” Oak Brook Illinois’ Resolution 2020-ITGL-R-1891 and the City of Jersey City, New Jerseys Resolution 20-362 both call for local control. The Hallandale Beach Florida Resolution urges the federal government to initiate independent health studies on 5G. The Carmel City, Indiana Council approved a resolution asking state lawmakers, the Federal Communications Commission and Congress to limit 5G technology deployment in Indiana until the health effects are fully understood.
The New Hampshire Commission to Study the Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G Technology released its final report with 15 recommendations to reduce public exposure, increase transparency and strengthen federal regulations. The 5G Report recommends US federal agencies coordinate “to protect people, wildlife, and the environment from harmful levels of radiation” and states “until there is Federal action, New Hampshire should take the initiative to protect its environment.” The Commission recommendations include a public education campaign on reducing exposure, replacing Wi-Fi with wired (not wireless) networks in schools and independently funded health studies. This year state lawmakers are studying a bill to create a 1640-foot setback to distance cell towers from homes. In September 2022, a key subcommittee voted to move laws that address radio-frequency forward.
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Exposure concerns are obviously not isolated to 5G. Decades of research has determined that electromagnetic and wireless radiation emitted by cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers and networks, utility “Smart” meters, and other wireless aka “Smart” technology is also biologically and environmentally harmful. In fact, last year, a federal court ruled in favor of organizations and petitioners that sued the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for NOT adequately protecting Americans from sources of wireless radiation exposure including 5G. Despite the ruling, new warnings, and increasing opposition, the FCC has continued to promote and fund the deployment of unsafe wireless radiation emitting devices and infrastructure – including 5G – on land and in space (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21). Additionally, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – which is also supposed to guarantee the safety of cell phones and other radiation-emitting products and infrastructure – hasn’t been protecting Americans from exposure either (see 1, 2, 3).
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technologies. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- Environmental Health Trust
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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