After 4 students and 3 teachers were diagnosed with cancer within a 3-year period, Sprint finally removed a cell tower at a Ripon, California school. While it is exceedingly difficult to identify the cause of a cancer cluster, parents and students in the San Joaquin County school are convinced there is one and it is caused by the campus cell tower. They are not only protesting but several have abandoned the small school which now features 4 rare cancers in students -2 brain tumors, one kidney cancer and one liver cancer. Investigations of not only cell tower radiation but also water quality have been initiated. After 200 parents stormed the school board meeting, school officials were prompted to ask for the cell tower to be removed at the K-8 school. Sprint has agreed to do so.
Since 2016, American diplomats, CIA agents and NSA agents working overseas have been targeted by a mysterious weapon causing brain injury that “leaves no trace”, according to a CBS report. So far there have been 25 Americans who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, 15 American officials in China and several others since the 1990’s who suffered symptoms of severe unusual sounds accompanied by headaches, impaired vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and memory loss among other symptoms from a unknown source. These symptoms are similar to those with microwave illness found in military radar workers, described by NASA and other agencies. It is believed these recent attacks were perpetrated by foreign governments.
At a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing Feb 6, 2019, Connecticut Senator Blumenthal finally got the answer to a question that he and Congresswoman Eshoo directed to Federal Communications Commissioner Carr in a letter December 3, 2018. They asked, “We respectfully request you provide to our offices the 5G safety determination from FCC and relevant health agencies that you referred to during the field hearing.” Although Blumenthal and Eshoo did receive a letter from the FCC Dec 17, 2018, it had no mention of 5G safety testing,
Winning the Race To 5G But Flying Blind on Health and Safety
Later, at a Senate Commerce Committee meeting, “Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States”, Senator Blumenthal brought up the question of scientific evidence of the safety of 5G.
In a courageous move to preserve local government control, Federal bill HR 530 was introduced January 14, 2019 in the House of Representatives by California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) September 26, 2018 ruling to accelerate the deployment of 5G small cells throughout the U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier was the first to co-sponsored the bill and now there are now 52 Co-Sponsors and the list keeps going, beginning with Jackie Speier (CA), then- Bonamici (OR), McGovern (MA), Swalwell (CA), Suozzi (NY), Grijalva (AZ), Blumenauer (OR), DeSaulnier (CA), Huffman (CA), Thompson (CA), Pingree (ME), McNerney (CA), McCollum (MN, Cohen (TN), Ryan (OH), Doggett (TX), Bass (CA), Khanna (CA), Cisneros (CA), Engel (NY), Panette (CA), Omar (MN), Lofgren (CA), Levin (MI), Carbajal (CA), Lee (CA), Schakowsky (IL), DeFazio (OR), Neguse (CO), Rice (NY), Brindisi (NY), Cox (CA), Aguilar (CA), Crow (CO), Hill (CA), Lieu (CA), Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Craig (MN), Royal-Allard (CA), Gonzales (TX), Casten (IL), Velasquez (NY), Deutch (FL), Garcia (IL), Espaillat (NY),Norton (DC), Pappas (NH), Moore (WI), Brownly (CA), Chu (CA), Trone, MD), Rouda (CA)
In addition congressional members, the bill is supported by the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, the League of California Cities, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and hundreds of municipalities and public utilities.
Representative Eshoo stated the FCC had ‘failed to listen to reasonable input from communities across the country, cowered to industry interests, and failed to put the public interests first.’” In a January 15, 2019 press statement Eshoo added, “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,”
Package of Industry-Backed Legislation Removes Local Control and is Poised to Remove Industry Liability for Communications
A storm of local, state and now Federal legislation has been passed since 2016, removing the rights of municipalities and giving incentives to the telecom industry in order to speed deployment of 5G. Section 704 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, followed by the Spectrum Act of 2013, removed most of the control of local governments to approve or deny placement of cell towers nor to consider health or environmental effects for placement.
Connecticut Senator Blumenthal and California Assemblywoman Eshoo have formally asked the FCC to provide scientific documentation about the safety of 5th Generation Internet connectivity, as the roll out of this new technology begins. Their December 3, 2018 letter refers to a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing, held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, titled “Race to 5G, A View from the Field” on October 12, 2018.
Special Journal Issue:
The International Journal of Radiation Biology, published on Oct 15, 2018, a Special Issue- “Electromagnetic Fields in Biology & Medicine”. These published papers were presented at a joint conference of the 7th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics in Tampere, Finland, June 2017. The Special Issue Editorial describes the studies and provides some links.
In the War on Insects: Nature Becomes Silent
“Our ill-fated desire to control nature as well as our tendency to ignore our own complicity in its destruction for profit was the focus of a seminal 1962 book, “Silent Spring”. … Rachel Carson, a marine biologist, and author of “Silent Spring”, was first a lover of nature and a poet.
Digital Media and Child Development
The Children and Screens Institute is co-sponsoring the 2nd annual Digital Media and Developing Minds conference in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, New York from October 15-18, 2018. Researchers will discuss how digital media influences child development at all ages.
Disturbing and sometimes incapacitating neurologic symptoms have been experienced by American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba since late 2015 and in American diplomats in China more recently this year. A New York Times front page article Sept 1, 2018, eerily describes what researchers and physicians have discovered to be the likely cause in this international story that reads like a spy novel.