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    5G wireless towers raise health, property value concerns
    CBS This Morning
    Published on Jun 14, 2018
    The wireless industry is in a race to roll out 5G service. It's supposed to be up to 100 times faster than current data speeds. But it requires cellphone tower equipment to be closer to users than before. Tony Dokoupil reports.

    Wireless wake-up call | Jeromy Johnson | TEDxBerkeley
    TEDx Talks
    Published on Feb 18, 2016
    A Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology and the health hazards such an addiction may hold.
    [AV and event video provided by http://repertoireproductions.com].
    Jeromy Johnson is an expert in mitigating the negative impacts of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure. He has a leading website on the topic and consults with individuals, families and organizations around the world to implement solutions that reduce and eliminate EMF pollution. Jeromy has an advanced degree in Civil Engineering and has worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years. After becoming what medical doctors call “Electro-hypersensitive” (EHS) in 2011 after extensive exposure to EMF radiation, he embarked on a journey of regaining his own health and educating others to critically evaluate theirs.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
     
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    If Firefighters Are Concerned About Exposure to Cell Towers and Antennas, Maybe Everybody Should Be. 5G Complaints by San Francisco Firefighters Are Unsettling.
    JUNE 29, 2018
    https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06/firefighters-5g-complaints.html
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    By B.N. Frank

    A May 2018 CBS news story from Sacramento, CA about the installation of 5G small cell towers references complaints reported by San Francisco firefighters:

    Firefighters in San Francisco have reported memory problems and confusion after the 5G equipment was installed outside of fire stations. The firefighters claim the symptoms stopped when they relocated to stations without equipment nearby.

    "If firefighters are willing to run and leap and climb and jump into burning buildings and forests but aren’t willing to be subjected to prolonged periods of radiation exposure from cell towers and antennas, maybe the rest of us shouldn’t be willing to be either.

    The International Association of Firefighters made its stance known 14 years ago:

    "The International Association of Fire Fighters’ position on locating cell towers commercial wireless infrastructure on fire department facilities, as adopted by its membership in August 2004 (1), is that the IAFF oppose the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members."

    U.S. firefighter groups have long opposed cell towers and antennas on their stations. In California,they fought to prevent them from being installed due to health concerns.

    President, Los Angeles County Firefighter’s Union, Local 1014, Opposes Cell Towers
    Published on Mar 31, 2016
    25 Year Veteran Firefighter compares cell towers to cigarettes and calls for a halt to the cell antennas being built on fire stations. Cell towers should not be on schools either! Learn about this issue at http://www.safeschoolspg.org/health.html

    All sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation are not magic. They never have been. Decades of research from government, independent, industry, and military scientists have already proven harm.

    In 2011, The World Health Organization classified all sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation as a possible carcinogen in the same category as chloroform, engine exhaust, and led. Many experts believe it should be reclassified as a Carcinogen.

    This isn’t just about cancer. Exposure can lead to symptoms and illnesses referred to as “Microwave Sickness” or “Electrosensitivity.” This is actually more common than we have been led to believe.

    Research has confirmed that exposure can:
    1. Worsen pre-existing conditions even when it didn’t cause them
    2. Disrupt the blood-brain barrier which can cause it to leak
    3. Cause a cumulative toxic effect when combined with other toxins
    4. Harm pets, nature, and wildlife
    It’s not just The Telecom Industry aka “Big Wireless” that doesn’t seem to care about any of this. Many of our elected officials as well as current and former government employees don’t seem to care either.

    20+ year old legislation as well as outdated safety standards and testing– not science – has made it possible to avoid using “The Precautionary Principle” in regard to all digital and wireless devices, products, and infrastructure.

    Concerns about cell towers – 5G and otherwise – and other sources of WiFi radiation has been reported quite a bit already – especially over the last few months.

    In 2017, 180 scientists requested a moratorium on 5G small cell towers because of biological and environmental health risks. Environmental organizations like Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are also asking for assistance in opposing it.

    5G was recently installed in New York City and Dr. Naomi Wolf and many of her fans have been posting about this on social media. It doesn’t sound like a good time is being had by all.

    Those who want 5G can still have it without cell towers being installed all over their communities. Samsung will very soon be selling indoor 5G routers to anyone who doesn’t mind profuse sweating and other unpleasant side effects from exposure.

    Concerns about other sources of WiFi exposure have been reported for kids and everyone else and by a variety of media outlets and experts. In fact, cell phone manufacturers are warning their shareholders that they may eventually be held liable for the harm they have caused.

    If firefighters don’t want cell towers near their stations, why should anyone else want more of them near our homes and everywhere else?

    For more information, visit the following links:
     
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    Questions Raised About 5G Health Risks Months Before Sacramento Launches Service
    May 29, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/201...ks-months-before-sacramento-launches-service/

    "SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento will be the first city in the country to get 5G cell service later this summer, but health concerns are now being raised about the equipment.

    5G uses high frequency waves and is supposed to be 100 times faster than the current cell phone service. However, the 5G waves don’t travel as far as current wireless frequencies so instead of large cell phone tower equipment spread far apart, the 5G requires small cell sites closer together.

    The FCC does set exposure limits for cell site antennas that transmit signals to phones.

    Research has been done on the effects of cell radiation but it has been inconsistent. According to the National Cancer Institute, “A limited number of studies have shown some evidence of statistical association of cell phone use and brain tumor risks, but most studies have found no association.”

    Firefighters in San Francisco have reported memory problems and confusion after the 5G equipment was installed outside of fire stations. The firefighters claim the symptoms stopped when they relocated to stations without equipment nearby.

    The wireless industry told CBS13 that decades of research shows no known health risk from this type of energy. In fact, a spokesperson says the occurrence of brain tumors in the United States has actually gone down since cell phones were introduced.

    “The safety of cellphone consumers is important to CTIA and the wireless industry. We follow the guidance of the experts when it comes to antennas and health effects. Following numerous scientific studies conducted over several decades, the FCC, the FDA, the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society and numerous other international and U.S. organizations and health experts continue to say that the scientific evidence shows no known health risk to humans due to the RF energy emitted by antennas and cellphones. The evidence includes analysis of official federal brain tumor statistics showing that since the introduction of cellphones in the mid-1980s, the rate of brain tumors in the United States has decreased.” - see the next post...

    The City of Sacramento partnered with Verizon to offer 5G. A spokesperson told CBS13 the City of Sacramento currently has six active 5G sites- all are on SMUD utility poles:
    • 1731 E Street
    • 1619 E Street
    • 421 14TH Street
    • 2330 Q Street
    • 2019 21ST Street
    • 801 16TH Street
    Sacramento issued a statement to CBS13- reading in part:

    “Sacramento continues its emergence as a leader and innovator and will be the first scaled commercial practical implementation of 5G in the nation. It is this type of innovation that will enable residents to experience gigabit speeds that were previously only available via costly fiber. Technologies like 5G promise to revolutionize the daily lives of people. The City plays an important role and is actively working to streamline the development processes and effectively and efficiently pave the way for innovators like Verizon to implement technologies that will drive economic vitality, decrease the digital divide, serve our diverse communities, and forward the mission of the City for all.

    The City currently has six 5G sites active. The City does not/cannot regulate wireless devices.”

    AT&T also plans to introduce 5G and says it is comfortable with the technology.

    Some cities, including Santa Rosa, have put their 5G plans on hold while health concerns are addressed."
     
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    "The wireless industry told CBS13 that decades of research shows no known health risk from this type of energy. In fact, a spokesperson says the occurrence of brain tumors in the United States has actually gone down since cell phones were introduced.":

    "The evidence includes analysis of official federal brain tumor statistics showing that since the introduction of cellphones in the mid-1980s, the rate of brain tumors in the United States has decreased.


    Brain tumors on the rise in England, raising cell phone concerns
    By Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    Updated 7:04 PM ET, Wed May 2, 2018
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/health/brain-tumors-cell-phones-study/index.html

    "(CNN) The incidence rate of aggressive malignant brain tumors in England has more than doubled in recent decades, and a new study questions what could be driving that rise.

    The rate of glioblastoma climbed from 2.4 to 5.0 per 100,000 people in England between 1995 and 2015, according to the study, published Wednesday in theJournal of Environmental and Public Health.

    The data analyzed in the study only reflect trends in brain cancer cases and do not shed light on why these trends could have occurred, but the researchers pointed to examples of lifestyle factors that they think could have played a role.

    Among those factors, they briefly referenced previous studies on cell phone use possibly being associated with brain tumors and changes in the brain...."

    Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer or Not?
    Senator John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis revives a longstanding debate over the safety of wireless technology
    ADRIENNE LAFRANCE, JUL 20, 2017
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/07/do-cellphones-cause-brain-cancer-or-not/534303/

    ""Sen. McCain, along with Ted Kennedy, was often on his cell phone. Cell phones are being increasingly criticized as causes of brain cancer. In addition to everything else, anyone with brain cancer must stop irradiating their brain. Using the speaker function or good radiation blocking ear plugs are necessary for everyone." - Source

    NPR News: U.S. Study Links Cell Phones and Cancer August 2016
    Environmental Health Trust
    Published on Aug 22, 2016
    NPR News: Take Care interviews journalist Dina Maron, Health and Medicine Editor for Scientific American. Learn more http://ehtrust.org/
    See original story http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-one-st...


    NPR: The Connection Between Cellphones And Cancer
    Apr 5, 2018
    Big Tobacco lied about cigarettes. Is Big Wireless lying about cell phones? We'll look at the cancer-cell phone connection.
    https://www.wnyc.org/story/742a7df3878ac099056ad102/
    Source: http://nprillinois.org/post/connection-between-cellphones-and-cancer#stream/0

    Guests:

    Mark Hertsgaard, investigative editor for The Nation and co-author of the magazine’s April 28 cover story, How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation. Author of seven books, the latest of which is “Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing In The Age Of Snowden.” (@markhertsgaard)

    Jerry Phillips, biochemist and director of the Excel Science Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

    Reading List:

    The Nation: How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation.

    Scientific American: New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer — “New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality or whether any effects arise in people.”

    Cell phone radiation is perfectly safe, right? That’s what the wireless industry says. But an investigation by The Nation magazine raises questions. Big Wireless, it reports, stole the playbook from Big Tobacco and Big Oil—with its own scientists privately warning about the risks, years ago.

    This hour, On Point: Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk. And later in the hour, dangerous trend of teens and vaping.

    —Jane Clayson

    Statement from CTIA, the wireless industry association:

    “We were pleased to see this acknowledgement in the Nation’s article: ‘This article does not argue that cell phones and other wireless technologies are necessarily dangerous; that is a matter for scientists to decide.’ We agree. That’s why the wireless industry follows the guidance and regulations issued by the FDA, the FCC, and other experts when it comes to cellphones and health effects. Following numerous scientific studies conducted over several decades, the FCC, the FDA, the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society and numerous other international and U.S. organizations and health experts continue to say that the scientific evidence shows no known health risk to humans due to the RF energy emitted by cellphones. The evidence includes analysis of official federal brain tumor statistics showing that since the introduction of cellphones in the mid-1980s, the rate of brain tumors in the United States has decreased.

    No cell phone or antenna may be lawfully sold or deployed in the U.S. without being certified as compliant with the FCC’s emission limits. On February 2, 2018, the FDA’s director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health issued a statement concluding that based on the “hundreds of studies from which to draw a wealth of information” the research “taken together” gives the FDA “confidence that the current safety limits for cell phone radiation remain acceptable for protecting the public health.”

    Many assertions in the Nation’s article are not factually accurate and mischaracterize the science. For example, the article suggests the cell phone industry disregarded the work conducted under Dr. Carlo’s research program in the 1990s. The federal government investigated those claims and provided an objective analysis of that work, which the Nation article ignores. Specifically, the U.S. General Accounting Office (now known as the General Accountability Office or GAO, an independent, nonpartisan government agency that works for Congress), noted that after Dr. Carlo’s program ended, CTIA and the FDA entered into a “cooperative research and development agreement” (CRADA) in which the FDA followed-up on the studies “that had raised questions, as well as assess what further research might be needed.”

    After undertaking this research effort, the FDA concluded: ‘All studies funded through the CRADA have been completed, and no association was found between exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation from cell phones and adverse health effects.'”

    Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
     
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    How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation
    The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.
    By Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie
    MARCH 29, 2018
    https://www.thenation.com/article/h...cell-phones-are-safe-a-special-investigation/

    "...The scientific evidence that cell phones and wireless technologies in general can cause cancer and genetic damage is not definitive, but it is abundant and has been increasing over time.

    Contrary to the impression that most news coverage has given the public, 90 percent of the 200 existing studies included in the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed database on the oxidative effects of wireless radiation—its tendency to cause cells to shed electrons, which can lead to cancer and other diseases—have found a significant impact, according to a survey of the scientific literature conducted by Henry Lai.

    Seventy-two percent of neurological studies and 64 percent of DNA studies have also found effects.

    The wireless industry’s determination to bring about the Internet of Things, despite the massive increase in radiation exposure this would unleash, raises the stakes exponentially. Because 5G radiation can only travel short distances, antennas roughly the size of a pizza box will have to be installed approximately every 250 feet to ensure connectivity. “Industry is going to need hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of new antenna sites in the United States alone,” said Moskowitz, the UC Berkeley researcher. “So people will be bathed in a smog of radiation 24/7.”

    There is an alternative approach, rooted in what some scientists and ethicists call the “precautionary principle,” which holds that society doesn’t need absolute proof of hazard to place limits on a given technology. If the evidence is sufficiently solid and the risks sufficiently great, the precautionary principle calls for delaying the deployment of that technology until further research clarifies its impacts.

    The scientists’ petition discussed earlier urges government regulators to apply the precautionary principle to 5G technology. Current safety guidelines “protect industry—not health,” contends the petition, which “recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of [5G]…until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry.”

    No scientist can say with certainty how many wireless-technology users are likely to contract cancer, but that is precisely the point: We simply don’t know.

    Nevertheless, we are proceeding as if we do know the risk, and that the risk is vanishingly small. Meanwhile, more and more people around the world, including countless children and adolescents, are getting addicted to cell phones every day, and the shift to radiation-heavy 5G technology is regarded as a fait accompli.

    Which is just how Big Wireless likes it."

    NPR Interview with Author...Mark Hertsgaard
     
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