EVENT: ON AIR RADIO INTERVIEW WITH ARTHUR F:
Doug and Patti Wood interviewed Arthur F. for Green Street Radio. The 45-minute interview will air and stream live on WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City, this Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Doug and Patti are Americans for Responsible Technology – an umbrella group for about 80 US counter- 5G activist groups – and 5G Crisis.
EVENT CELLPHONES: Phonegate Scandal: Meeting on 7 January at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance
CELLPHONE VIRAL VIDEO MAKING THE ROUNDS:
Mobile Phone vs Steel Wool I How Your iPhone Will Damage Your Brain
(less than a minute)
EMF: 35 new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health
January 2, 2019
To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the entire 588-page document (pdf) go to:http://bit.ly/saferemr200102
EMF: WHO Reopens Call for Three Systematic Reviews
The WHO has relaunched its call for three of the ten systematic reviews of RF–health impacts it originally sought last fall:
1) Cancer (animal studies)
2) Adverse reproductive outcomes (animal & in vitro studies)
3) Effect of exposure to heat from any source on pain, burns, cataract and heat-related illnesses.
These calls have been reopened because the WHO did not “receive proposals that fulfilled all the qualifications and skills required, and in particular sufficient experience and expertise in conducting systematic reviews,” Emilie van Deventer told Microwave News.
Proposals are due by February 7.
The WHO has apparently selected the teams for the other seven RF reviews. No word yet on who they are.
5G STATE INQUIRIES NH and VT:
New Hampshire is one of the states that has created a commission to study health effects of 5G. See documents here:
Minutes from the Dec. 13, 2019 meeting: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/statstudcomm/committees/1474/minutes/12-13-19%20Minutes.pdf
In Vermont, the legislature asked the Vermont Department of Health to produce a report, which is now out and can be read here
Comment via Joel: The report makes the common mistake that 5G only uses millimeter waves (MMW). The reality is that it employs low-band and mid-band microwaves as well as millimeter waves. Thus, much more research may apply than the MMW studies.
For more information see:
5G: Here are some photos of banners for ideas re. Jan. 25 Stop 5G Day.
BC “Stop5G Jan 25th”
5G: 5G Infrastructure Fight Between Cities, FCC to Continue in 2020 (Eugene, OR v FCC
FCC, Cities’ Fight Over 5G Infrastructure Gears Up in 2020
5G: The 5G Juggernaut: Coming Soon to a Utility Pole Outside Your Home (Jenny Miller)
In conclusion, are we prepared to give up the beauty of the natural world, our children’s health, our right to privacy– just to have the latest wireless gadget, or to have a driverless car? Even if you do feel the benefits of an all-wireless all-the-time environment outweighs the risks to you and/or your family, by using these connections you are contributing to immensely harmful impacts to your neighbors, your town, and to the future of the planet. As long as there is ever-increasing customer demand, the telecoms will keep trying their utmost to find ways to outmaneuver government regulators. On the other hand, what if the telecoms invited everyone to their glorious 5G extravaganza– and nobody came?
5G HEALTH: The health impacts of cell towers
“How are cell towers similar to DDT, an insecticide infamous for its environmental impacts? It’s a good question. On Dec. 8, about 90 local residents asked this question and many more at an event to explore the health and environmental impacts of wireless technology. As new cell towers are being proposed in the area, interest was high, with standing-room only in the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church….
Studies on cell towers show an increase in cancer in those living within 1,500 feet of towers; other studies show an alteration in stress hormones and blood abnormalities. A significant percentage of people also report non-specific or vague health symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea and insomnia when living close to cell towers. Electro-sensitivity is a real disease and more people—from 3 to 18 percent—are reporting vague symptoms when they use wireless devices.
Wireless radiation can also affect the health, behavior and migration of animals. Bees appear particularly sensitive, and plants and trees are also adversely affected. Precaution on all fronts is needed with the placement of cell towers, as the radiation they emit is constant. Once a large cell tower is in place, 5G small cells will follow. Cell towers become a permanent Trojan horse.”
Rally speakers present concerns over 5G technology
5G: TAIWAN: New Power Party: Chen Jiau-hua, the Iron Lady of Environmental Protection – The News Lens, 2nd January 2020
‘Chen Jiau-hua (陳椒華), the party list candidate for New Power Party, is a longtime environmental activist…She closely followed issues like the No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex petrochemical pollution, the Matoushan landfill site, and the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation…’
IDEA FOR 5G PROTEST: FREEWAY BLOGGING (permits required) (courtesy Mark G)
(site is about another topic, but you can learn about this form of free speech)
5G INDUSTRY POLITICS:
5G; What AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile don’t want you to know about their 5G deployments
For all the talk about 5G, operators still prefer to keep some things to themselves, such as exactly how many 5G cell sites they’re deploying. CTIA, which lobbies for the big wireless carriers in the US, has estimated the industry may need more than 800,000 small cells by 2026. But you’re not going to get the individual companies to readily reveal exactly how many 5G cell sites—macro plus small cells and everything in between—they’re deploying. Wall Street investment firm MoffettNathanson, relying on public record requests, conducted extensive research into the number of small cells deployed in some of the nation’s largest cities. MoffettNathanson obtained detailed data for about 15,000 small cell locations across New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Sacramento and Cincinnati. While acknowledging that the data was imperfect and didn’t completely reveal the inner workings of small cell networks, they concluded on a high level that while small cells were growing like weeds, the expectations for their long-term return potential probably should be tempered.
Venturing into 5G or maximizing LTE today? That is the question (Reader Forum)
5G: NTP scientist weighs in on 5G technology
5G: AT&T Boosts 5G Network to 35 (or 19) Cities
AT&T’s two incompatible 5G networks are both spreading, and they’re likely to come together in the middle of next month.
5G: The big barrier to Trump’s 5G America
As Trump tries to edge out Beijing in the race to 5G, the U.S. is facing a shortage of workers.
Public-private partnership launching venue to test, develop 5G technologies
5G hype may dominate CES 2020 even if big news remains scarce
While you won’t see flashy 5G phones in Las Vegas, you’ll likely see applications such as the internet of things and smart cities.
The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020
From smart homes to ultrafast wireless speeds, here’s what to watch.
The 5G fight of the decade
American efforts in 5G have been impeded by issues yet to be overcome. A plan by the Federal Communications Commission focuses on auctions of spectrum and tackles regulatory impediments to constructing small cells, but the American rollout of 5G has been uneven at best. Disparities in connectivity could also exacerbate the digital divide. It is necessary to increase investments in the underlying infrastructure, and there may not be adequate market incentives for such spending in the near term. The full potential of 5G will be realized based on the future applications that build upon this foundation. American companies do not even have the workforce to fulfill demands for expanding the underlying infrastructure right now, and this will require new initiatives in training and education.
Meanwhile, deficiencies in midband spectrum, which is crucial to the realization of 5G at scale, remain a serious problem in the rollout of 5G. Although the Trump administration announced the development of the national spectrum strategy, which was supposed to be launched last year, it has been badly delayed. Moreover, the acting director of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the agency that was responsible for the strategy, stepped down last month, and a permanent replacement has yet to be nominated. The sharing and reassignment of spectrum will be critical to clear the way for 5G this year, but that will require leadership and officials who take action with implementation.
The United States should make investments to catalyze innovation in 5G and 6G. This is not a race to be won but rather a marathon that will play out over this decade. The future of 5G will require more investments in the research and development of core technologies for such connectivity.
last part of video is about EMF’s