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School wireless safety bill passes state senate
USA Created: 15 Jun 2019
June 13, 2019, the Oregon State Senate passed SB 283, which directs the Oregon Health Authority to review independently-funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from use of wireless network technologies in schools.

The bill also directs the Oregon Department of Education to develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that Oregon Health Authority report identifies as harmful.

The bill is expected to also pass in the House, following compelling testimony from the Chair of the Health Committee, Sen. Laurie Monnes-Anderson. Monnes-Anderson has championed this issue for many years while facing ridicule and disrespect from other legislators.

The issue has come to the fore as reports of cancer clusters in schools near cell towers and using wireless microwave technology, as faculty and students increasingly report being stricken with microwave sickness in schools, at alarming rates.
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Source: KDRV.com, Alicia Rubin, 13 Jun 2019

Louisiana Becomes First State to Call for Study on Health Impacts of 5G
USA Created: 10 Jun 2019
A RESOLUTION To urge and request the Department of Environmental Quality in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health to study the environmental and health effects of evolving fifth generation cellular network technology (5G) and report its findings to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the House Committee on Health and Welfare no later than sixty days prior to the convening of the 2020 Regular Session of the Legislature.

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Source: Louisiana House Resolution 145, 31 May 2019

Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks
Canada Created: 9 Jun 2019
Although 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, promises faster download speeds and conveniences that most of us have never dreamed of, we’ll also be blanketed with a new type of radiation called “millimeter waves,” according to health experts who warn of the rising risks associated with the rollout of 5G.

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At the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto on May 31, experts discussed evidence of adverse health effects from 5G technology and answered questions from the audience.

“It’s not been made clear to the public that 5G won’t just be another number and a letter on your cell phone,” said Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada. “It requires an entirely new infrastructure of thousands of small cellular antennas to be erected throughout the cities where it’s going to be installed.”

What would 5G infrastructure look like? Small cell antennas could be placed as close as every third utility pole.

Scientists from 42 countries are warning their governments about the emerging health problems associated with wireless radiation, and Canadian doctors and scientists have added their concerns.

“The most prevalent symptoms include headache, fatigue, decreased ability to concentrate, tinnitus, irritability and insomnia,” said Dr. Riina Bray, an environmental health consultant. “Impacts on the heart and nervous system are also of concern.”

Bray has been working at the Provincial Environmental Health Clinic for 15 years, and she’s seen the number of people suffering adverse effects from electromagnetic exposure rising.

“We predict that the number of people who develop the symptoms I just mentioned will rise in the places where 5G is first installed,” said Bray.

Professor and researcher Dr. Magda Havas is internationally recognized for her studies on the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution. She said that at high intensities these waves cause intense heat and pain because sweat glands on the surface of our skin act like mini antennas.

“At lower intensities scientists are predicting damage to eyes, loss of insect populations which are already declining, antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and physiological effects on the nervous system and the immune system,” said Havas.

Radiation from radio frequencies is classed in the same category of carcinogens as lead.

Dr. Anthony Miller, an advisor to the World Health Organization said there’s now enough evidence that if they were to re-evaluate radiofrequency (RF) radiation, it would be labeled as carcinogenic to humans.

“Governments could not possibly ignore that,” said Miller.

Some say the scientific debate about the health effects of RF radiation is over. But the question remains: Can we afford to take this risk?

Medical doctors are requesting delayed 5G deployment until testing can be conducted on the long-term biological effects of the technology.
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Source: NTD News, Arek Rusek, 06 Jun 2019

Millennials, 1st generation to grow up with mobile-phones, suffer dramatic decline in health at young age: report
USA Created: 9 Jun 2019
Insights from the BCBS Health Index show that the major decline in health, on average, begins at age 27 (see Exhibit 1) - This report examines the overall health of the millennial generation, which will soon be the largest generation of Americans in the workforce.

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Source: Blue Cross Blue Shield, 24 Apr 2019

Phone mast gets planning from DNPA despite massive protest
United Kingdom Created: 7 Jun 2019
The planners ignored over 184 objections to the mast at Newbridge Hill near Poundsgate, and a petition with 1,500 names against the plan.

The plans were submitted by the Home Office and the network carrier EE and will be part of the G5 Mobile internet. The application was highlighted by local naturalist Nick Baker who said at the time: “Bloody madness. What is the National Park for? It is supposed to be preserving the cultural landscape and wildlife interest.”

The Dartmoor Preservation Society called it a ‘slap in the face to thousands of local people and visitors to Dartmoor’ and Widecombe Parish Council opposed the plan claiming they had not been fully consulted.

The Rev Geoffery Fenton of the parish council said it had been very disappointed about the lack of consultation.

One objector Emily Burville from Ashburton said: “This will be an eyesore and will destroy the look, feel and character of this particular part of Dartmoor. It is not a subtle structure it will be very prominent.”
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Source: The Moorlander, Stuart Clarke, 07 Jun 2019

Local Hero village of Pennan phone mast refused by councillors
United Kingdom Created: 28 May 2019
Plans for a controversial phone mast in the village made famous in the film Local Hero have been refused by councillors.

Pennan in Banffshire and its iconic red phone box featured in the 1983 film.

The application for an eight-metre tall mast was to provide improved phone coverage, including for emergency services, but critics said it would affect the village's charm.

Aberdeenshire councillors voted five to two to refuse the application.

The Bill Forsyth film, starring Burt Lancaster, saw representatives of a US petro-chemical giant, who were seeking to build a refinery in a coastal village, won over by the gentler rhythms of the local life.

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Source: BBC News, 28 May 2019

Mother to pay up to £4K for independent phone mast safety tests
United Kingdom Created: 13 May 2019
A MOTHER who is concerned that the current advice about emissions from 4G phone masts is out of date is spending up to £4,000 of her own money on tests to get updated information.

Hannah Currier, a counsellor and health coach, says she is sensitive to the electromagnetic fields created by wireless networks and mobile devices and cannot hold her smart phone near her face because it feels like it is burning.

‘Scientists say there is no evidence it causes harm, but what they are actually saying is they don’t know,’ she said.

‘You could interpret that as it’s safe, or that they don’t know it’s safe. I’m choosing to interpret that as it’s not safe.’

A study carried out by consultants iWireless in 2017 on behalf of competition regulator the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities found that all 274 masts across the Channel Islands were well within internationally recognised health-and-safety limits.

A further audit was carried out last year on new and upgraded masts and more are planned by CICRA this year. A petition on the gov.je website demanding a full investigation into the safety of a 5G network in Jersey has attracted over 520 signatures.

Mrs Currier, who says her research will be independent and is not linked to those behind the petition, is paying between £3,000 and £4,000 for a UK specialist to come over and test ten masts.

She has put a post on the Jersey Ask! Advise! Advertise! Facebook group asking for suggestions for masts to test.

‘There are lots of very polarised arguments for and against,’ she said. ‘I would love to be wrong, but I don’t think I am. It’s a big cost – but I think it’s worth it.’

The project will also be filmed.

Mrs Currier uses a smartphone with a hands-free unit and blames the electromagnetic fields associated with mobile technology for the headaches and sleeping problems she has experienced. And she says her daughter gets nosebleeds when she is near phone masts.

‘I wanted to do the tests so that when 5G [the next-generation mobile technology] comes out, we can see if there is a difference.’

The World Health Organisation describes electromagnetic fields as ‘one of the most common and fastest-growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading’.

Tim Ringsdore, director for telecoms at CICRA, said: ‘We will continue to carry out independent surveys and have another planned this year.

‘We welcome the fact that the operators work within the guidelines and we will work with them to ensure this continues.’

He added that a similar set of surveys would be carried out when 5G technology was rolled out.

Graham Hughes, chief executive of telecom company Sure in Jersey, said: ‘As with our current mobile network, Sure will always adhere to and operate within international health-and-safety limits, which are regulated and independently verified by CICRA.’
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Source: Jersey Evening Post, 13 May 2019

Why, oh why, do legislators believe what lobbyists say about safety of 5G?
USA Created: 9 May 2019
With their push to legalize the 5G rollout in Vermont by succumbing to the pressure of industry lobbyists, the Legislature and Public Utility Commission fail in their jobs — fail to listen to citizens screaming, “Foul! Foul!".

Everyday citizens of Vermont have done the research the legislators, commissioners, and the industry have failed to do.

No studies by the industry have been done and yet they are willing to barge full steam ahead in their experiment on all us human guinea pigs and radiate the entire environment with various frequencies of microwave radiation.

Do you want to live in a microwave? Do you want to be slow cooked? I do not. Not me, nor my family, nor my friends!

Besides, I believe this crackpot idea is against the law — our right to safety, as stated very clearly in the Vermont Constitution.

Literally thousands of independent scientific studies have shown 5G radiation to be harmful, and sometimes lethal, to life.

Why, oh why, do legislators believe lies provided them by lobbyists for the industry? Why do legislators forget their oath of office or forget to consult the constitution?

Why would any legislator believe a lobbyist who says something to the effect of ”5G will never come to Vermont because it is not financially feasible”? If it isn’t “financially feasible,” why would industry pay lobbyists to come to Vermont’s legislators urging them to pass a bill (H.513) that promotes harm to Vermonters?

Of course, no lobbyists will tell the whole story — i.e., the truth about 5G.

Why would legislators believe anything a lobbyist says? Lobbyists are paid to lie — to misrepresent truth — in order to present a false image of their employer. Otherwise, a beneficial service or product would speak for itself: there would be no need for their services.

I’m calling on all legislators to believe the people who have provided testimonies and research evidence that 5G is harmful to all life! H.513 endangers all life in Vermont and is contrary to already existing law. This bill must fail to pass!

Legislators, please do not fail us again. Vermonters have unalienable rights to life and safety. Nothing trumps this truth or these rights. Vermonters are for a future of their own design, not an artificially induced one.

Lynn Russell
Brattleboro
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Source: The Commons, Lynn Russell, 08 May 2019

Some Syracuse lawmakers wary of 5G, challenge claims that it’s safe
USA Created: 9 May 2019
Syracuse’s ambitious plan to emerge as one of America’s first 5G cities has hit a series of obstacles as lawmakers raise concerns about the health risks of the burgeoning technology.

At a Common Council meeting Wednesday, city officials and Verizon representatives tried to assure councilors that a 5G network is as safe as any other wireless technology. But councilors voiced skepticism, asking for evidence and questioning the motives of scientists and federal agencies that have said 5G is safe.

Verizon hammered out a deal with Mayor Ben Walsh’s administration that would give the company blanket approval to install small cell towers needed to build a 5G data network citywide. That deal needs council approval before work can begin.

If the deal is approved, Syracuse would be one of the first major cities in America to roll out a 5G network. Verizon has made 5G available in Chicago and Minneapolis. Last week, the company unveiled plans to begin building 5G networks in 20 more major U.S. cities.

The network allows for increased connectivity across wireless devices and could pave the way for new advances in Syracuse like self-driving cars or improved public transit. Walsh has said 5G will bolster the high-tech economy he is trying to support and make Syracuse more attractive to businesses.

But the new technology has stoked fear among residents who are wary of the unknown risks associated with more wireless signals criss-crossing the city. Councilors said they’ve been flooded with calls from constituents asking them to vote no on 5G.
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Source: Syracuse.com, Chris Baker, 02 May 2019

Nevada City’s council foregoes 5G moratorium, will strengthen existing telecom ordinance
USA Created: 2 May 2019
A proposed moratorium by Nevada City on 5G wireless turned out to be a no-go, after the city’s attorneys advised the council members they could not legally impose one.

Nevada City’s council did expand its already existing wireless telecommunications ordinance, however, in order to establish control over wireless facilities on private land.

In February, council members approved an ordinance to limit putting small cell facilities on PG&E poles and other utility-company owned structures, and set “reasonable” limits on output to protect public health, safety and welfare. The ordinance established a three-tiered system for the approval of wireless telecommunications facilities based on size and location.

The city council subsequently asked staff to prepare an ordinance to make telecommunications regulations applicable citywide, not just in public right of ways. In a staff report, City Manager Catrina Olson noted consultant Rusty Monroe had drafted a draft ordinance that completely replaced the already existing ordinance, and expressed concern with the possible expense of starting over from scratch.

“As we learned … there are inefficiencies and extra expenses involved in having consultants, attorneys and council members all involved in the process without clear direction from the council on how to proceed and how aggressive it wants to be in its regulations,” the staff report stated.

Olson told the city council members at the April 24 meeting the intent is to fill in the existing gaps. The council could choose to either amend and add to the existing telecommunications regulations applicable to public right of ways that was previously adopted, to extend those regulations citywide, or totally replace the existing ordinance with a rewrite as recommended by Monroe.

During public comment, many of those in attendance expressed concerns about the potential health effects of the proliferation of wireless technology.

Resident John Lumiere-Wins told council members that Wi-Fi affects brains negatively, interfering with its pathways and causing irreversible damage.

“This stuff is dangerous,” he said. “It’s hurting people.”

Consulting attorney Scott Porter acknowledged the council’s desire to take an aggressive position, and will draft an amended ordinance and submit it for public comment well ahead of any scheduled public hearing.

5G cannot be prohibited, staff says

Staff also had been directed to bring to the council either an urgency ordinance regulating 5G networks, or a moratorium on applications for such 5G facilities until an ordinance could be prepared and adopted.

The staff report noted that because Nevada City previously adopted a moratorium on wireless facilities in the right of way, the city cannot now establish another interim ordinance affecting the same property.

“If the city were to adopt an urgency ordinance to totally prohibit 5G technology, such an ordinance would likely be challenged, and the city would bear substantial defense costs,” the staff report stated.

The report added, however, that any of the current designs of 5G facilities that would be placed on existing power poles would not meet the design guidelines approved by Nevada City, which would trigger a discretionary review that would allow location and aesthetics considerations.

While Nevada City cannot impose a moratorium, it can regulate 5G facilities in other ways, such as aesthetic concerns, Porter explained.

“The (amended wireless) ordinance we are working on will resolve these concerns,” he said. “I don’t see the need for an urgency ordinance.”

After hearing public comment from those in attendance who primarily wanted a moratorium, the council members agreed to not go forward with a separate urgency ordinance for 5G and instead work toward strengthening the current telecommunications ordinance.

No date has been set yet for the release of that draft.
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Source: The Union, Liz Kellar, 30 Apr 2019

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