Please also see below for other important updates from recently….The tide is turning!!!!!   Katherine Kheel


January 15th, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) introduced H.R. 530, the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019, legislation to overturn Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations limiting the ability of local governments to regulate the deployment of 5G wireless infrastructure.
“Having served in local government for a decade on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, I understand and respect the important role that state and local governments play in protecting the welfare of their residents,” said Rep. Eshoo. “5G is essential for our country’s communications network and economy, but it must be deployed responsibly and equitably. The FCC let industry write these regulations without sufficient input from local leaders. This has led to regulations that restrict cities from requiring carriers to meet the needs of communities in which they want to operate.”
“The FCC forced Congress to act by failing to listen to reasonable input from communities across the country, cowering to industry interests, and failing to put the public interests first. This legislation will preserve the ability of local communities to negotiate fair, market-based broadband deployment agreements and close the digital divide that exists for 34 million low-income and rural Americans,” said Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose. “We want to thank Rep. Eshoo for her leadership on this issue.”
“We applaud Congresswoman Eshoo for her leadership on behalf of local governments,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “Cities, towns and villages are eager to welcome new technologies like 5G, but must retain the authority to protect the diverse needs of residents and communities. Federal agencies should work more closely with local leaders to understand those needs, which the FCC’s actions failed to do.”
“Counties are committed to ensuring that all residents have access to affordable broadband while timely 5G facilities and services are deployed. As we achieve these goals, we must also fulfill our responsibilities as trustees of public property and rights-of-way, without adding unnecessary red tape,” said Matthew Chase, Executive Director of the National Association of Counties. “We thank Representative Eshoo for introducing a bill that preserves the role of counties and other local governments as true partners in advancing 5G technology everywhere.”
“We welcome Congresswoman Eshoo’s effort to set aside the Federal Communications Commission’s actions that unnecessarily benefit one industry at the expense of our communities,” said Nancy L. Werner, General Counsel of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. “They do nothing to ensure that all communities—rich, poor, urban, rural, and everything in between—will see the benefits of increased broadband deployment.  Local governments have the ultimate responsibility for safeguarding their communities.”
On August 2, 2018 and September 26, 2018, the FCC adopted regulations limiting the abilities of cities and states to regulate small cell sites (e.g., pole attachments) needed for the deployment of 5G. The actions limit the type and amount of fees cities and states may charge, set “shot clocks” as low as 60 days for cities and states to authorize proposals, and limit non-fee requirements cities and states may institute. The regulations began taking effect on January 14, 2019.
The City of San Jose is leading a coalition of nearly 100 cities, towns, counties, and associations of localities in suing the FCC arguing that the agency lacks the statutory authority to issue such regulations. The Cities of Burlingame, San Bruno, and San Francisco have also joined the City of San Jose in its lawsuit. Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) joined Rep. Eshoo as a cosponsor of the bill.


Open Letter to Elon Musk re Worldwide 5G Radiation from Orbit
 Arbeitskreis Elektro-Biologie e.V.

Taubenstr. 14 * D-85649 Brunnthal * Tel. (+49) 8102-4420 * Fax. (+49) 8102-773914 Internet:
1. Vorstand: Dr. Claus Scheingraber

AEB e.V. * Taubenstraße 14 * D-85649 Brunnthal

Mr. Elon Musk

Corporate Secretary Tesla, Inc.
3500 Deer Creek Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States

Open Letter

Planet Earth: Worldwide 5G Radiation from Orbit?

Dear Director Musk,

June 18, 2018


Even in Europe the news has reached us that you want to have thousands of satellites placed into space so that 5G-mobile communications can be present everywhere on earth (https://www.go-

This is very good endeavor seen from a purely technological view. But have you also considered its ecological ramifications? You surely know that according to WHO mobile communication may cause cancer. And many people suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). There are even indica- tions that mobile communications are bad for some plants and animals ( est-animal-study-on-cell-tower-radiation-confirms-cancer-link/).

Please take time to consider the following information: National Toxicology Program. NTP technical report on the toxicology and carcinogenesis studies in B6C3F1/N mice exposed to whole-body radio frequency radiation at a frequency (1,900 MHz) and modulations (GSM and CDMA) used by cell pho- nies (scheduled peer review, March 26, 2018)

As early as 2014 the American mobile communications expert Martin Blank wrote in is book Overpow- ered: The traditional distinction between ionizing radiation which is perhaps cancer causing and non- ionizing radiation (mobile communication) is arbitrary. Noteworthy is also the publication by Riadh W. Y. Habash, Bioeffects and Therapeutic Applications of Electromagnetic Energy [London/New York, 2007], 149ff “Bioeffects and Health Implications of Radiofrequency Radiation”. In 2014 it was noted in a scholarly article that given the present knowledge especially weak radiation is bad to health (M. Naziroglu/H. Akman, “Effects of Cellular Phone– and WiFi-Induced Electromagnetic Radiation on Oxi- dative Stress and Molecular Pathways in Brain”, in: I. Laher, ed., Systems Biology of Free Radicals and Antioxidants [Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014], 2431-2449). The internationally constituted BioInitiative Working Group reported too that there are more and more indications of health risks caused by wire- less technologies. You can see this at

We are sure that your satellite project is already at an advanced stage. But even if much money has been invested, one should consider that it is only a matter of time until the fact of damaging health po- tential of mobile communications – and especially of 5G-mobile communication – can no longer we overlooked. Therefore we emphatically recommend not to implement the satellite project. We also ask you from “Old Europe” to inform about this other companies pursue similar plans.

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It is very important to seriously consider possible health risks and then pursue another path to the fu- ture. Dear director Musk, you have shown lately with other projects that you are flexible enough to change your way of thinking. Therefore we take courage to write to you and thank you for your kind consideration.

Sincerely Yours,

Dr. med. dent. Claus Scheingraber (Chairman)


Prof. em. Prof. Dr. med. habil. Karl Hecht (Berlin) Prof. Dr. Helmuth Kern (Esslingen)
Prof. Dr. Heinz Albert Friehe (Salzgitter)
Prof. Dr. Hans Schwarz (Regensburg)

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gerhard (Heidelberg)
Dr. med. Joachim Mutter (Freiburg)
Dr. med. Christine Aschermann (Leutkirchen) Dr. med. Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam (Fuldatal) Dr. med. Markus Kern (Kempten)

Roland Wolff (Expert Medical Physics)


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Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign  


Must Begin by July 16;
Government Will Not Appeal Decision 

“In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.
The information campaign must begin by July 16…
“This case has important implications not only in Italy, but worldwide,” Bertone said. “At the moment, health and safety information is contained —or, I should say, buried— in cell phone manuals. This is not good enough. If it was, the court would have agreed with the government that sufficient information is already available.””





Could your cellphone’s electromagnetic field make you sick?

Many scientists say exposure to electromagnetic fields may pose a health hazard. They’re especially concerned about cellphones, because of their position close to the user’s head.
Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe, January 17, 2019

A California health activist says the Massachusetts Department of Public Health may be withholding information about possible health risks posed by cellphones and other wireless technologies.

Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California Berkeley, said the state agency is refusing to release fact sheets about the health effects of electromagnetic fields, or EMF, that it began drafting two years ago.

“The higher-ups are very nervous about letting any of this information out to the public,” said Moskowitz. In California, Moskowitz fought a successful seven-year court battle to force that state to release guidelines for consumers on safe cellphone use.

Ann Scales, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts agency, said the DPH plans to release the guidelines within six months.

Moskowitz and some other activists assert that exposure to EMF, the energy given off by countless modern devices, causes a variety of health problems, ranging from sleep loss to brain cancer. They say state and federal agencies have a duty to warn the public to reduce their exposure to EMF.

But both the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that evidence of health risks from EMF is inconclusive.

Moskowitz has joined forces with Cecelia Doucette, an Ashland resident and EMF activist who persuaded her town’s school district to set limits on student exposure to Wi-Fi radio waves. Doucette said she worked with Mass. DPH officials in 2016 to develop a fact sheet showing people how to shield themselves from Wi-Fi waves, as well as electromagnetic radiation from cellphones, cell towers, and high-voltage electric power lines.

But more than two years later, the fact sheet has yet to be released. “I don’t know why,” Doucette said. “They have not given me a reason aside from the fact that it is still under review.”

Moskowitz filed a public records request for the fact sheets with the Mass. DPH, but it was denied. Public records liaison Carolyn Wagner wrote that the document in question is exempt from the state’s disclosure law because it’s still in draft form.

Scales said that until the DPH releases its guidelines, consumers can find out about safe cellphone use from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, which has a Web page devoted to the subject.

Many scientists agree that EMF exposure may pose a health hazard. They’re especially concerned about cellphones, because of their position so close to the user’s head, thereby increasing the brain’s exposure to the phone’s electromagnetic field.

“The evidence that prolonged use of cellphones increases the risk of brain cancer is extremely strong,” said David Carpenter, professor of environmental health sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Carpenter pointed to recent large-scale studies in the United States and Italy that found that exposure to cellphone radio waves caused brain tumors in rats, as well as earlier studies that found evidence of increased cancer rates among heavy cellphone users.

“The degree of risk is debatable,” Carpenter said. “However, that there is a risk is really pretty clear.”

Richard Clapp, professor emeritus at Boston University’s School of Public Health, agreed. He recommended that consumers use wired earbuds to make calls instead of holding the handset to their ears.

“There’s good reason for being cautious,” Clapp said. “If you don’t have to expose yourself or you can reduce your exposure, do that.”

The World Health Organization states on its website that “to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health.” Yet the WHO also lists electromagnetic fields as a “possible carcinogen.”

The controversy is likely to intensify in the years ahead with the deployment of next-generation 5G wireless systems, which operate at higher frequencies than today’s cellular systems and will require a far more transmitters.

“5G is going to put an antenna every several hundred yards in cities,” Moskowitz said. “The exposure will be substantial.”

The nation’s wireless companies plan to spend billions on 5G networks, and the Trump administration considers quick deployment of the technology a matter of national security. But Moskowitz and other health activists want a moratorium on 5G technology pending more research on health risks.

Hiawatha Bray can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GlobeTechLab.

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