by Dr. Ronald N. Kostoff
This document examines the role of synergies in setting of safety limits.
Studies that include synergies are necessary for credible RFR safety limit
setting. Single stressor experiments as the main determinants for safety/exposure limits may be insufficient for human health protection from these potentially toxic contributing factors.
The results from studies of synergistic effects will take years to produce. If we continue along our
present path, hundreds of thousands of new small cell towers will have been installed during that research
period. The damage will have been done by the time the results are produced.
We need a moratorium on new cell tower construction until such results have been obtained.
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Maryland Legislative Proposals to Mandate Implementation of Small Cell Towers/5G
By Dr. Ronald N. Kostoff
The Maryland legislature has proposed Senate and House Bills (SB 1188 and HB 1767) that would significantly impair the ability of municipalities to regulate the siting of small cellular antennas and related infrastructure. They would preempt local authority regarding height of poles, size of equipment, amount of fees, and other critical factors that would affect quality of life issues in municipalities. These Bills would convert an intrinsically local issue into a state issue. Most of all, they would be a major contributing factor to the onset of myriad serious diseases. At the end of this letter is a link to Comments I recently sent to the Maryland legislature in opposition to both of these Bills.
MASS KILLINGS WITH GUN-BASED ASSAULT WEAPONS
The health issue related to these small cell towers is central, and needs to be placed in proper context. Two weeks ago, a lone gunman opened fire in a school in Parkland, FL, killing 17 and wounding 14. This horrific event sparked outrage among politicians, the media, and citizens across the USA. It is the latest in a series of such mass killing events. From 1982-2018, it is estimated that such mass murders resulted in the deaths of over 800 people, an average of about twenty-five per year over that period.
MASS KILLINGS WITH RADIOFREQUENCY-BASED ASSAULT WEAPONS
By comparison, our existing cell towers and other wireless transmitting devices are essentially assault weapons firing on our schools, our commercial and government buildings, and our residences, 24/7/52. The ‘bullets’ they fire are not lead, but rather are packets of non-ionizing radiofrequency radiation (RFR). In the long-term, they are far more deadly than their lead counterparts because they will impact most of the population, as my EMF health effects book chapter and attached letter show.
Where is the outrage of the media on these fully automatic and continuous RFR-based assault weapons relentlessly attacking our schools and most of our population, 24/7/52? Over time, these RFR-based assault weapons will inflict orders of magnitude more suffering and premature deaths than the mass gun-based shootings ever would. Why isn’t the damage inflicted by these RFR-based assault weapons discussed at the top of every media front page?
Where is the outrage of our local, state, and Federal politicians over proposals to greatly enhance the power of these RFR-based assault weapons by mandating rapid implementation of millions of 5G cell towers throughout our population? I am hearing impassioned pleas by members of Congress to reduce and restrict the numbers of gun-based assault weapons throughout society in order to to reduce the probability of these mass killings. Where are their similarly impassioned pleas to reduce the far greater danger from RFR-based assault weapons?
GENERAL POPULATION RESPONSE
Where is the outrage of the general population and the students on having been subjected to these RFR ‘bullets’ in the past from 2G and 3G technology, in the present from the addition of 4G technology, and potentially in the future from the addition of 5G technology?
I applaud the demonstrating of our citizens, especially the students, against the gun-based violence in the schools. Why are they not doing similar, if not greater, demonstrating against these RFR-based assault weapons we euphemistically call cell towers? These RFR-based assault weapons have resulted, are resulting, and will certainly result in producing far more suffering and premature deaths than the horrific mass gun-based shootings ever will.
As I point out in the attached letter, 5G has (for all practical purposes) never had anything resembling credible safety testing performed. Yet, we are deluged with proposals from local, state, and Federal officials to remove any impediments to accelerated implementation of millions of these 5G-transmitting small cell towers throughout the USA.
How would these politicians react if one of the major airlines introduced a fleet of new transport planes that had never been flight tested? Would they participate in the inaugural flights? Would they volunteer members of their family to participate in the inaugural flights? Analogous to what they are proposing for 5G and its infrastructure, would they mandate that their constituents participate in the inaugural flights? If not, why are they willing to mandate the imposition of 5G and its infrastructure on their constituents?
In fact, the premier biomedical literature tells us in no uncertain terms that these RFR-based assault weapons are extremely dangerous to human health above some relatively low RFR threshold exposures. These results are obtained despite the conduct of most RFR health impact studies under conditions most favorable to minimizing adverse health impacts of RFR.
Implementation of these 5G/small cell tower proposals at the local, state, or Federal level should be opposed to the maximum extent possible!
Comments by Ronald N. Kostoff sent to Sponsors of SB 1188 and HB 1767, and Members of the Senate Finance Committee and the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.
The following Letter by Dr. Ronald N. Kostoff was written to the Montgomery County Zoning Committee. Dr. Kostoff strongly admonishes the County to protect public rights even when these are in conflict with Federal law – in this case, with Section 704 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. The arguments presented in this letter are compelling and should be brought before every public official making decisions relating to the deployment of 4G/5G “small” cells.
On the Montgomery County Government page that presents the Zoning Text Amendment, it is stated:
“Many residents have expressed concern about the health effects of radio frequency (RF) emissions. Under federal law, the County may not “regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the [FCC’s] regulations concerning such emissions.” In other words, the County may enforce and require compliance with FCC regulations, but not create additional requirements.”
GERMAN RACIAL LAWS
In my view, it is an abdication of the Council’s responsibility to hide behind a ‘federal law’, if adherence to that law could bring harm to the residents of Montgomery County. For example, consider the Holocaust Encyclopedia (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005681). It lists tens, if not hundreds, of “federal laws” implemented in Nazi Germany against its Jewish citizens, starting in 1933. If you were a member of a German County Council in the 1933-1940 time frame, would you be comfortable with such laws? More specifically, would you be sending out a letter to the residents of that County telling them they have no choice but to obey and implement such laws?
That example is very analogous to the situation today with respect to implementation of small cell towers to support 5G. We know radiofrequency emissions (RF) are harmful in isolation, and potentially very harmful when combined with other toxic stimuli. I showed many examples of harm from RF (in isolation and especially in combination with other toxic stimuli) in my book chapter that I circulated to the Council in my previous mailing
How harmful? We don’t know.
Our chapter showed a plethora of potentially fatal and chronic diseases that could result from RF radiation. But, even the human effects data (horrific as it was) was based on relatively short-term exposure to RF, such as cell phones, cell towers, WiFi. We know that many diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, etc, can have very long latency periods for some toxic stimuli. Intense exposures to RF are relatively recent, and we don’t have the long-term human data (in isolation or in combinations) to ascertain the full extent of the damage these exposures can cause. I cannot rule out that the potential damage from these long-term exposures would not equal, or even greatly exceed, the horrific damage caused by the Holocaust, especially because of the potential world-wide implementation of small cell tower 5G technology. That’s why I draw the analogy above, even though the Holocaust had strong racial motivations, while the motivations for RF-5G implementation are profit and greed. It is small comfort for the victims to know that they died from someone’s greed rather than racial motivations!
JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT DURING WWII
On 19 February 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing internment of tens of thousands of citizens of Japanese ancestry and resident aliens from Japan. That was essentially a Federal law. We view it from today’s perspective as horrific, and I have yet to see someone in recent times who would defend it. But, at the time, it was accepted by the majority of non-Japanese Americans. Should we have followed that proclamation blindly, as we did, causing undue hardship and disruption for a group whose only ‘crime’ was being of a particular ancestry? And, how is today’s action by the Montgomery County Council different from the actions of those authorities seventy-five years ago who went along with, and hid behind, an obviously harmful Federal Order?
Sanctuary cities limit their cooperation with the Federal government in enforcing Federal immigration law. In Maryland, three counties are listed as sanctuary counties: Baltimore, Prince George’s, and–Montgomery. Whether one agrees with their resistance or not, the officials (and residents) of these counties are willing to disobey Federal law because they think it is wrong.
So, for Montgomery County in particular, why are the officials willing to disobey Federal laws on immigration, but hide behind the cover of Federal law when it comes to the implementation of the infrastructure for 5G? Are the consequences of obeying Federal immigration law more serious than the consequences of obeying Federal telecommunications law?
I would argue the opposite. While the consequences of obeying Federal immigration law will result in substantial hardship and disruption of their lives for the individuals affected, for most the consequences will not be life-threatening. The consequences of obeying Federal telecommunications law have the potential of resulting in many severe illnesses and premature deaths. In short, the Council has shown willingness to disobey Federal law in the immigration situation, but unwillingness to do the same in the telecommunication situation.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
One reason for the schizophrenic behavior of the Council on the above problems of immigration and telecommunications infrastructure could be related to potential conflicts of interest. For the telecommunications implementation issue, have the Council members been vetted for conflict of interest? This would include: 1) any elements of their investment portfolio that would profit from operation and expansion of the mobile telecommunications network; 2) any elements of their present business endeavors that would profit from operation and expansion of this network; 3) any elements of pensions received that would profit from operation and expansion of this network; 4) any proposals in the pipeline or being considered that would profit from operation and expansion of this network; 5) any other existing or potential conflicts of interest by which they could profit from operation and expansion of the mobile telecommunications network. Anyone conflicted should be required to recuse themselves from decision-making on this network.
We are at a critical point in the fight to restrict exposure to very harmful levels of wireless radiation. Already, studies have shown extensive human damage resulting from the previous generations of mobile telecommunications networks. Implementation of 5G would raise potential human damage to unprecedented levels, because of the vastly increased density of cell towers required and their proximity to humans.
We need to make a stand: not tomorrow, not in some other location, but here, in Montgomery County, and now, in 2018! If Montgomery County can claim sanctuary status for immigration, they can certainly claim sanctuary status to be free from the potentially ravaging effects of 5G. Let’s not do the equivalent of making the trains to the Camps run on time, or of sending innocent people to internment facilities, as we did seventy-five years ago. Let’s do what is right, for once, and oppose installation of these 5G cell towers!
Dr. Ronald N. Kostoff
New document by Ronald M. Powell Ph.D.
Jan. 13th, 2018
If you are writing to our Maryland state legislators about protecting the public from harm by wireless radiation, here is a relatively short document to introduce them to the wireless challenges their constituents are facing. This document can also be used for other jurisdictions.
Ronald M. Powell Ph.D. urges Maryland State Legislators to protect the health of the people of Maryland from the onslaught of wireless radiation. This document addresses the health impacts of radiation from smart meters, cell towers, WiFi in schools, and 5g small cells.
“The levels of man-made radiofrequency radiation in our environment, including right here in Maryland, are increasing.This increase is caused by the introduction of more and more wireless devices, without an
understanding of the health consequences.”