5G & IoT

The Issue
  • Katie Singer, journalist and author of the book Electronic Silent Spring, puts into easy language what 5G is and why it is bad for our communities, our health and the environment; see her blog post, "Our Web of Inconvenient Truths":

    http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/march-2019-blog/

  • For those concerned with climate change, this article from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) indicates, "Wireless technologies will continue to consume at least 10 times more power than wired technologies when providing comparable access rates and traffic volumes." See page 7 of 8, just above Conclusions, which indicate hard wiring with fiber-optics to the premises is the most energy efficient solution.

  • https://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/rtucker/publications/files/energy-wired-wireless.pdf

  • Founder of Environmental Health Trust, Dr. Devra Davis, is a Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate on climate change, and offers a two-page fact sheet on the escalating impact of wireless on climate change with the push for 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). This is a terrific resource to share with local, state and federal officials since most have climate change as a strategic priority at present:

  • https://ehtrust.org/climate-change-and-5g/

  • Dr. Barrie Trower, retired British Royal Navy physicist, gives an overview of what happens when we microwave our trees and planet; we are losing our trees, bees, plants, fish, and children. 5G is going to exacerbate the existing harm of current wi-fi frequencies:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=TZ3t6n2SkUY&feature=emb_logo


The Science
Legal Issues

In December 2018, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo formally asked Mr. Carr to provide the scientific proof of safety he claims:

https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Felectromagnetichealth.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F12%2FIMG_20181203_0002.pdf&esheet=51908511&newsitemid=20181203006017&lan=en-US&anchor=for+pressing+FCC+Commissioner+Brendan+Carr%2C+Esq.&index=1&md5=8cb325acd3393fc87daf951ff39c39ac

Senator Blumenthal held a press conference on 5G technology and his request that the FCC provide proof of safety:

http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15794&jump=0:00:01

Medical and science journalist and radiofrequency radiation expert B. Blake Levitt shared comments at the above press conference, including the Harvard report indicating the FCC is a "Captured Agency" dominated by the industry it presumably regulates. The transcript of her remarks are as follows:

https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Felectromagnetichealth.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F12%2FBlumenthals-FCC-Letter-Press-conference.pdf&esheet=51908511&newsitemid=20181203006017&lan=en-US&anchor=See+Levitt+Remarks.&index=4&md5=33047ab8a542ccc9933a6eae254e1f1f
Cost Analysis
  • IEEE has done the cost analysis and concluded Fiber "Optical access networks are the most energy efficient of the available access technologies." Wireless consumes much more energy than hard-wired fiber optics:

    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5783987/

  • The California Department of Finance opposed the 5G S. 649 bill for the following fiscal reasons:
http://wireless.blog.law/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SB-649-20170823084049AM-SB006491.pdf

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/30/russian_megatelco_mts_exec_no_business_case_for_5g/

  • Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease links chronic illness to peroxynitrite from environmental toxins, at a conservatively estimated cost of $2.5 trillion per year in the U.S.  In this 16-minute lecture, Dr. Martin Pall explains how EMF/RF creates peroxynitrite

  • Bloomberg indicates, "Upgrade to 5G Costs $200 Billion a Year, May Not Be Worth It":

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-18/upgrade-to-5g-costs-200-billion-a-year-and-may-not-be-worth-it

  • Although fiber-optics is better for the country, the industry is trying to block it at the state and municipal level. Millions of Americans have been priced out of, or entirely excluded from, the reach of modern internet networks. Maria Smith, an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard Law School, created the four-part documentary series Dividing Lines to highlight these stark divides, uncover the complex web of political and economic forces behind them, and challenge audiences to imagine a future in which quality internet access is as ubiquitous as electricity:

    https://www.dividinglines.org/
Medical Perspective

Reports of Injury
Additional Resources
  • The Environmental Health Trust continually updates information on 5G, and ordinances being put in place by proactive communities:

    http://ehtrust.org/?s=5G+

  • The Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides a Community Network Map of communities investing in their own Internet infrastructure to promote economic prosperity and improve quality of life:

    https://muninetworks.org/communitymap

  • Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, put together a presentation that provides guidance on what local municipalities can do to offer some protections for their citizens from 5G pole installations in their community:

  • This website offers insights on what 5G is:
http://whatis5g.info/

  • San Francisco City Planner Omar Masry wrote this very helpful article for those in California seeking to improve wireless facility zoning ordinances -- this also may help educate/inform other local governments on how to manage these installations and keep up with the latest changes in law:

    https://medium.com/@omarmasry/a-brave-new-world-for-cell-antennas-in-california-39d864a876d4

  • The Huffington Post discusses how AT&T has been manipulating the accounting of its mostly copper-based, state-based, utility networks to force-march customers into wireless service for the home instead of maintaining and upgrading the networks to fiber for residential and business customers—because it makes them more money:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59adac5de4b0bef3378cda83

  • Citizens in Huntington, NY demonstrate what the 5G exposures are in their community:






Note: The information provided here is publicly available on the Internet.  
It is intended to provide a starting point to inform you of EMF dangers.  
Please do your own research, draw your own conclusions, and act accordingly to protect those you love.