Studies and Reviews on 5G and Cell Towers (Updated Version)

Studies and Reviews on 5G and Cell Towers (Updated Version)

Following are some studies, reviews, and compilations to share with people who would like to learn more about the health impacts of 5g and cell towers.  Also included are a few studies on health impacts of Electromagnetic Radiation in general. (Please note, there may be some overlap in the links provided.)

CELL TOWERS

Cell Tower Health Effects  April 30th, 2018 
Resources regarding the health effects of exposure to cell tower radiation.
https://www.saferemr.com/2015/04/cell-tower-health-effects.html

Environmental Health Trust compilation of cell tower studies.
https://ehtrust.org/science/cell-towers-and-cell-antennae/compilation-of-research-studies-on-cell-tower-radiation-and-health/

International Perspective on Health Effects of Low Intensity Non-Ionizing Radiation  Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation
Belpomme D, Hardell, L, Belyaev I, Burgio E, Carpenter DO. Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective. Environ Pollut. 2018 Jul 6; 242(Pt A):643-658. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.019.
https://www.saferemr.com/2018/07/international-perspective-on-health.html

5G AND HIGHER MILLIMETER WAVE FREQUENCIES

Published Literature 5G High Frequency, Gigahertz RF  Physicians For Safe Technology
https://mdsafetech.org/5g-telecommunications-science/

Scientific Research on 5G and Health
https://ehtrust.org/scientific-research-on-5g-and-health/

5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them
(2018)  Written and Compiled by Martin L. Pall, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences Washington State University
https://einarflydal.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/pall-to-eu-on-5g-harm-march-2018.pdf

5 G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications.
Russell CL. Dr. Cindy Russell 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29655646

See also:

5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?
May 4th, 2018 
https://www.saferemr.com/2017/09/5g-wireless-technology-is-5g-harmful-to.html

5G and the IOT: Scientific Overview of Human Health Risks
https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/cell-phoneswireless/5g-networks-iot-scientific-overview-human-health-risks/

Millimeter Wave Frequency Studies and Reviews
https://whatis5g.info/health/2017/09/millimeter-wave-frequency-studies-and-reviews/

5G & IOT
https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/5g-IoT

One must also consider the synergistic effects of RF combined with other environmental toxins

Modified health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation combined with other agents reported in the biomedical literature.  Microwave Effects on DNA and Proteins (2017): 97-158. Kostoff, R.N. and Clifford G.Y. Lau. 2017.
http://stip.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/371048_1_En_4_Chapter_OnlinePDF.pdf

STUDIES ON HEALTH EFFECTS FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields
April 18th, 2018
https://www.saferemr.com/2018/04/recent-research.html

Peer Reviewed Scientific Research on Wireless Radiation
Published Research Links Cell Phone and Wireless To Health Effects
https://ehtrust.org/science/research-on-wireless-health-effects/

Physicians For Safe Technology has organized the science into RF impacts on specific systems.

Scientific Literature (Click on the tab at the top of the page that says “Scientific Literature”)
https://mdsafetech.org/science/

National Toxicology Technical Report on Cell Phones and Cancer.
Toxicology And Carcinogenesis Studies In Hsd:Sprague Dawley Sd Rats Exposed To Whole-Body Radio Frequency Radiation At A Frequency (900 Mhz) And Modulations (Gsm And Cdma) Used By Cell PhonesMarch 26-28, 2018. 2 Year Study showing increased incidence of right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/trpanel/2018/march/tr595peerdraft.pdf

See also:

“Clear Evidence Of Cancer” Concludes U.S. National Toxicology Program Expert Panel On Cell Phone Radiation  Environmental Health Trust
https://ehtrust.org/clear-evidence-of-cancer-concludes-the-expert-panel-to-the-us-national-toxicology-program-on-cell-phone-radiation-study-findings/

Ramazzini Study On Radiofrequency Cell Phone Radiation: The World’s Largest Animal Study On Cell Tower Radiation Confirms Cancer Link
https://ehtrust.org/worlds-largest-animal-study-on-cell-tower-radiation-confirms-cancer-link/

Alert On S 3157 – An Important Bill For Everyone To Oppose

Alert On S 3157 – An Important Bill For Everyone To Oppose

OVERVIEW

The Federal government is once again trying to strip away local authority over cell towers siting. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act (S.3157)

S.3157  is an effort to make Congressional law consistent with recent FCC actions. In 2017 and 2018, Telecom managed to get the FCC to pass sweeping regulations that strip municipalities of local zoning rights and greatly cut back environmental and historic reviews.

Following you will find further information about the bill and actions you can take to oppose it:

For a detailed look at how S.3157 would alter Section 704 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, stripping municipalities and the public of our rights, please see:
http://scientists4wiredtech.com/legislation/2018-streamline-small-cell-deployment-act-s3157/

Here’s a simple description and easy template to take action to oppose S.3157.
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/take-action-to-stop-5g-senate-bill-s-3157/

Overview of S.3157 written by the National League of Cities
https://www.nlc.org/article/federal-advocacy-update-week-of-july-10-2018#Cell

The National League of Cities (NLC) opposes S. 3157. They wrote, “Despite urging from NLC and other local government advocates during the bill’s drafting phase, many preemptive provisions remain in the bill, including limiting the actions local governments can take on small cell wireless facility siting in an effort to make deployments cheaper, faster, and more consistent across jurisdictions.”
Please take a moment to do one or all of the following:
  1. Call your Federal representatives. If on the Senate Commerce Committee, please ask them to put a hold on S 3157.

Sample message:

“I’m calling to ask the (Senator or Representative) to please protect our rights and our property by prohibiting telecom companies from placing wireless transmitters all over our neighborhoods with no local review. We have the right to determine how to integrate technology into our own community. Telecom companies should not be allowed to override local control. Please do not allow S. 3157 or any other 5G bills to pass.”

  1. Email your representatives. You can use this link to find contact information for all U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives.  https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
  2. Consider also contacting members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. which is the Committee where S 3157 currently is awaiting a hearing. The full list of members can be found at the end of this post (scroll down) or at this link: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/committeemembers
  3. The website https://zero5g.com, has an excellent letter and portal you can use for contacting your federal representatives. https://zero5g.com/take-action-usa/
  4. The National League of Cities will send a letter directly to your representatives in Congress for you. At this link, you can fill in your zip code (and your full address if your postal zone is split between jurisdictions), and the letter template will appear with a message to legislators generated by the National League of Cities (NLC).  http://advocacy.nlc.org/nlc/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=487075

PLEASE NOTE: The NLC opposes Federal control of small cell deployment, but does NOT mind small cells regulated by municipalities.  So instead of using the NLC generated letter, which has statements in support of small cells, either

  1. craft your own letter
  2. copy and paste the following text into their letter template
  3. use the letter given at this link, https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Possible-letter-for-NLC-Template.pdf
Text to copy and paste into NLC letter template:

As a constituent, I am writing to express my opposition to the “Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance (STREAMLINE) Small Cell Deployment Act” (S. 3157).

S. 3157 is similar to a California bill (SB 649) which would have created a state mandated system of cell towers and eliminated local review and safety oversight. SB 649 was opposed by 300 cities, 47 counties and over 100 community, planning, health, environment and justice organizations. SB 649 was vetoed SB 649 by Governor Brown on October 15, 2017.

The threat of public and environmental harm from wireless radiation is real and growing. Local control is needed to ensure community safety, welfare and compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

Peer-reviewed published science shows wireless radiation harms public health and nature. Health effects include: fatigue, headaches, sleep problems, anxiety, ringing in the ears, heart problems, learning and memory disorders, increased cancer risk, and more. Children, the ill, and the elderly are more vulnerable.

International independent scientists are calling for biologically-based public exposure standards and reducing wireless radiation.

S. 3157 represents a direct affront to traditionally-held local authority. S. 3157 introduces an unnecessary, one-size-fits-all preemption of local jurisdiction. The bill also imposes unfair and inappropriate timelines on local governments.

For more information see this joint letter to Congress asking you to oppose any and all bills related to 5G and wireless radiation expansion: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Letter-to-Congress-2017-1.pdf

Thank you!

(Sign your name)

Resources from Environmental Health Trust for Policy Makers:

Environmental Health Trust has compiled several key resources to ensure policy makers and governments have the scientific resources they need. Please take the time to review this list as well as the linked 5G organizations.
https://ehtrust.org/resources-to-take-action-on-us-5g-streamlining-bills/

 

Become Acquainted with Grassroots Environmental Education:

Doug and Patti Wood and the Grassroots Environmental Education team, are spear-heading an effort to bring together the organizations and individuals around the country who are working to oppose 5g. Please check out the following links put out by Grassroots Environmental Education as well as the suggested actions:
1. Short video clip on 5g: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u7k-7msciM&feature=share
2. The prior video will lead you to the website,  https://www.telecompowergrab.org
There you will find instructions for urging senators to NOT MOVE ON ANY BILLS RELATED TO 5G AND WIRELESS EXPANSION until after the election.
3. You will also see a link to the Grassroots Environmental Education website, Wireless Information Network (WIN), http://www.win19.org/
Wireless Information Network (WIN) is an excellent resource for up-to-date information about the harms of wireless radiation and what we can do to oppose 5g.
At the website, people can also sign up for the WIN ListServe which is intended for individuals and organizations to share their research, ideas and experience. Here is the link to the WINListServe:  http://www.win19.org/listserv.html

Here is a link to two strong Letters to the Editor re S.3157

Please note the modified and apt title of the bill, “Streamline Cancer Bill.”
https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Two-Letters-to-the-Editor-re-S-3157.pdf

 
List of committee members on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee:

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/committeemembers
 
Senator John Thune (R-SD) is the Commerce Committee Chairman.
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) is the Ranking Member.
 
Contact Information for the Committee 
Full Committee Office 
Majority: 202-224-1251
Majority Address: 512 Dirksen Senate Building; Washington DC, 20510
Minority: 202-224-0411
 
MAJORITY MEMBERS:
1. CHAIRMAN: Senator John Thune, South Dakota
Washington D.C. Office
United States Senate SD-511
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2321
Fax: (202) 228-5429
Toll-Free: 1-866-850-3855
EMAIL FORM: https://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
 
2. Senator Roger Wicker Mississippi
Washington, D.C.
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-6253
Fax: (202) 228-0378
EMAIL FORM https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
 
3. Senator Roy Blunt Missouri
Washington, D.C.
260 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5721
EMAIL CONTACT FORM: https://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy
 
4. Senator Ted Cruz Texas
WASHINGTON, D.C.
(202) 224-5922
404 Russell
Washington, DC 20510
EMAIL: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=form&id=16
 
5. Senator Deb Fischer Nebraska
Washington D.C.
454 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6551
Fax: (202) 228-1325
EMAIL: https://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/?p=email-deb
 
6. Senator Jerry Moran Kansas
Washington, D.C.
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Room 521
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-6966
https://www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-jerry
 
7. Senator Dan Sullivan Alaska
WASHINGTON, D.C.
702 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202)-224-3004
Fax: (202)-224-6501
https://www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email

8. Senator Dean Heller Nevada
Washington, DC
324 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6244
Fax: 202-228-6753
https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
 
9. Senator Jim Inhofe Oklahoma (site down)
 
10. Senator Mike Lee Utah (site down)
 
11. Senator Ron Johnson Wisconsin
328 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5323
Fax: (202) 228-6965
https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
 
12. Senator Shelley Moore Capito West Virginia
13  Senator Cory Gardner Colorado
Washington, D.C.
354 Russell
Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-5941 
F: (202) 224-6524
https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory
 
14. Senator Todd Young Indiana (site down)
 
MINORITY MEMBERS:
 
1. Ranking Member Bill Nelson Florida
WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5274
Fax: 202-228-2183
https://www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact-bill
 
2. Senator Maria Cantwell Washington
Washington, DC
511 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3441
Fax: (202) 228-0514
https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email
 
3. Senator Amy Klobuchar Minnesota
Washington, DC
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
phone: 202-224-3244
fax: 202-228-2186
https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-amy
 
4. Senator Richard Blumenthal Connecticut
https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact
Washington D.C.
706 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC, 20510
tel (202) 224-2823
fax (202) 224-9673
 
 
5. Senator Brian Schatz Hawaii
722 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING 
WASHINGTON, DC 20510 
PHONE: (202) 224-3934 
FAX: (202) 228-1153
https://www.schatz.senate.gov/contact
 
6. Senator Ed Markey Massachusetts
Washington, D.C.
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building   
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-2742
https://www.markey.senate.gov/contact
 
7. Senator Tom Udall New Mexico
Washington/Capitol Hill
531 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
(202) 224-6621
https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/contact/email-tom
 
8.  Senator Gary Peters Michigan
Hart Senate Office Building 
Suite 724 
Washington, DC 20510 
(202) 224-6221 
https://www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary
 
9. Senator Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin (site down)
 
10. Senator Tammy Duckworth Illinois (site down)
 
11. Senator Maggie Hassan New Hampshire (site down)
 
12. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Nevada (site down)
 
13. Senator Jon Tester  Montana (site down)
 
 

 
SYNERGIES AND RFR SAFETY LIMITS

SYNERGIES AND RFR SAFETY LIMITS

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.

Read full document at this link:

https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SYNERGIES-AND-RFR-SAFETY-LIMITS.pdf

Resources for States Facing ALEC (Cookie Cutter) 5G Bills

Resources for States Facing ALEC (Cookie Cutter) 5G Bills

Currently, 4G/5G “small’ cell legislation is spreading through the states like wildfire. Bills to preempt local zoning rights for the placement of 4G/5G “small” cells have been introduced in about 30 states, and counting.

Advocates opposing this legislation should not have to “reinvent the wheel.” Following are links to letters, documents, fact sheets etc. that can be used as is, or adapted to fit your state. If you have other resources that may be useful, please send them to rethinking5g@whatis5g.info.

These State Bills would allow Telecom to place high-intensity, microwave radiating cell tower antennas in front of homes and in our communities while removing local control.

Our legislators should protect citizens’ interests, NOT the wireless industry’s reckless and ill-considered power grab!

 

LIST OF US STATE BILLS STREAMLINING WIRELESS SMALL CELLS/DAS/NODES ON RIGHTS OF WAY

5G requires millions of mini cell towers to be built nationwide.  From coast to coast, states are moving forward with Bills to preempt local authority and allow companies  to place wireless antennae in neighborhoods in front of homes with zero to minimal community input. In some states, fierce community opposition has lead to blocking these streamlining Bills. In other states, these Bills have passed. Please see this running list of states and their Bills  with useful links to news stories and videos about the new legislation.

Many thanks to Environmental Health Trust for this important list!!

https://ehtrust.org/https-ehtrust-org-worlds-largest-animal-study-cell-tower-radiation-soon-released/

AT&T-VERIZON-T-MOBILE-SPRINTASAURUS

This wonderful image “says it all.” It was used first in the California fight to oppose SB 649 and then adapted to the Maryland Bills (as pictured here). If you would like to use this image in your state and would like the Bill number changed, please send an email to rethinking5g@whatis5g.info.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRUSTS’ PAGE DEDICATED TO RESOURCES OPPOSING SB 649

This link has a wealth of resources that were used in successfully opposing SB 649, the California “small” cell bill. These will prove very useful for efforts in other states.
https://ehtrust.org/?s=B+649

FLYER/FACT SHEET

Fact sheet from Telecom Power Grab
https://www.telecompowergrab.org/factsheet.html

Fact sheet from Environmental Health Trust:
https://ehtrust.org/factsheet-need-know-5g-small-cells-science-policy-public-health/

WHAT THIS BILL WOULD MEAN FOR TELECOM AND WHAT IT WOULD MEAN FOR US

https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Mondays-handout-revised.pdf

FORMATTED EMAIL ON THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF WIRELESS

Email letter ready to be used to educate policy makers and others about the health impacts of wireless radiation, focusing particularly on  cell towers and 5G (millimeter wave) frequencies.  Two versions: PDF and WORD. Please feel free to adapt as needed to your circumstance.

https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FORMATTED-EMAIL-ON-HEALTH-IMPACTS-OF-EMFs-1.pdf
https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FORMATTED-EMAIL-ON-HEALTH-IMPACTS-OF-EMFs-1.docx

SAMPLE LETTER TO LEGISLATORS

The following sample letter was adapted from the letter provided in the Gaithersburg Press ReleasePublic Hearing on Wireless Facilities Bill Eliminating Public Input and Superseding Local Government Rights to be held March 20 in Annapolis. Please adapt it to your own state and personal “concerns”, such as health, privacy, safety, capped rates, lowered property values, impacts on wildlife, aesthetics, historic preservation, effects on our brains and humanity from a tech-infested future dictated primarily by industry profits, you prefer fiber which is safe, fast, reliable, far more cyber secure and energy efficient than wireless, we’ve already paid for fiber that was never delivered so shouldn’t have to subsidize this needless wireless build-out, or another reason. There is something in these Bills to tick off everyone. 

WORD version: whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sample-letter-for-voicing-opposition-to-SB-1188-and-HB-1767.docx
PDF version: https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Sample-letter-for-voicing-opposition-to-SB-1188-and-HB-1767.pdf

LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CONTACT INFO

This list contains contact info for the Maryland legislators. It’s intended only to serve as an example of what other states might use in their own outreach. The format makes it quite easy to paste all the email addresses at once into the address bar of your email.  https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Contacts-for-SB-1188-and-HB-1767.pdf

PETITIONS

Petitions can be a good way to gather a support network of people opposing the bills. You can follow up with announcements concerning the legislation or further actions people can take. Following are examples of a few different petitions opposing small cell bills. The following links are to a few petitions.

Maryland Coalition to Oppose Cell Towers in Neighborhoods:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/protect-citizens-interests-oppose-sb-1188-hb-1767

Oppose SB 649: Stop the extreme expansion of cell towers on every block in California
https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/oppose-sb-649-stop-the

Petition for NM legislators to vote NO! on the 2018 Wireless Consumer Advanced Infrastructure Investment Act
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/no-wireless-act

LIST OF LETTERS FROM EXPERTS AND ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSING SB 649 (THE CALIFORNIA “SMALL” CELL BILL

https://whatis5g.info/infrastructure/2017/08/letters-opposing-sb-649-and-small-cells/  and
https://ehtrust.org/small-cells-mini-cell-towers-health-letters-scientists-health-risk-5g/

INFORMED CONSENT AGREEMENT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SMALL CELL TOWERS IN YOUR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY Ronald M. Powell Ph.D.

https://www.scribd.com/document/363738603/Informed-Consent-Agreement-on-Cell-Towers-in-Front-of-Homes-by-Dr-Ronald-Powell#from_embe

LETTERS FROM OTHERS OPPOSING STATE BILLS

Press release from Gaithersburg urging the public to oppose SB 1188 and HB 1767
http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/20180306-public-hearing-on-wireless-facilities-bill-eliminating-public-input-and-superseding-local

Message and Comments by Ronald N. Kostoff on SB 1188 AND HB 1767
https://whatis5g.info/5g/2018/03/message-comments-ronald-n-kostoff-maryland-bills-sb-1188-hb-1767-wireless-facilities-permitting-siting/

Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. urges Maryland State Legislators to Protect the Health of the People of Maryland

https://whatis5g.info/5g/2018/01/protecting-maryland-public-harm-wireless-technology/

MESSAGE AND COMMENTS BY RONALD N. KOSTOFF ON MARYLAND’S 5G BILL

“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.”

https://whatis5g.info/5g/2018/03/message-comments-ronald-n-kostoff-maryland-bills-sb-1188-hb-1767-wireless-facilities-permitting-siting/ 

Message and Comments from Ronald N. Kostoff on Maryland Bills SB 1188 and HB 1767, Wireless Facilities – Permitting and Siting

Message and Comments from Ronald N. Kostoff on Maryland Bills SB 1188 and HB 1767, Wireless Facilities – Permitting and Siting

Maryland Legislative Proposals to Mandate Implementation of Small Cell Towers/5G

By Dr. Ronald N. Kostoff

BACKGROUND

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.

(https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data/)

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.

MEDIA RESPONSE

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?

POLITICAL RESPONSE

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.

FINAL THOUGHTS

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!

RNK

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. 

https://whatis5g.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/COMMENTS-by-Ronald-N.-Kostofff-on-SB-1188-and-HB-1767.pdf