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.
Assumption of Safety for 5G by Government Agencies, No Science.
A sober warning about the safety of 5G technology was sounded by Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry Division of Biochemistry and Biotechnology University of Helsinki, Finland, at a recent international meeting in Australia.
World Health Organization Announces Addition to ICD Manual 2018
The World Health Organization, after reviewing the breadth of scientific research has now, for the first time, listed Internet Gaming Addiction (IGA) in the 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a mental health disorder.
Dr. Martin Blank, associate professor of physiology and cellular biophysics at Columbia University, NIHS researcher, and author of the seminal book “Overpowered” passed at the age of 85 of natural causes. He is a leading expert in the field of electromagnetic radiation and a strong advocate for precaution and stronger regulation of wireless technologies. His well written and concise book “Overpowered”, is often advised as the first to read to gain an understanding of the complex subject of electromagnetic radiation we use every day.
“The NTP does the best animal bioassays in the world. Their reputation is stellar. So if they are telling us this was positive in this study, that’s a concern.” Dr. Christopher Portier, former Director U.S. CDC
The results of the most comprehensive study of cell phone radiation and cancer by the National Toxicology Program to date are in and they are raising awareness and serious concerns.