We Need More Research on 5G

We Need More Research on 5G

Overview
Telecom companies are preparing to unleash the next wave of wireless technology in neighborhoods across the nation, deployed block by block. The telecoms industry, with an assist by the federal government, is barring the ability of local governments to manage how the new technologies get installed. Telecom companies are installing the infrastructure needed for \"5G\" networks, which are up to 1,000 times faster than the current 4G networks. Setting up 5G networks requires \"small cells\" to be placed on streetlights and utility poles throughout neighborhoods and cities. These \"small cells\" include antennas, power supplies, electric meters, switches, bundles of cables, and boxes--all strapped to the poles. Some have refrigerator-sized containers on the ground. These cells are supposed to be placed every 500 feet along residential streets and through commercial districts. Homeowners worry that the small cells are unattractive and will affect property values. Even more disturbing are the health concerns. Small cells emit microwave radiation and essentially function as cell towers. Placing these units every 500 feet means that communities will be bathed in radiation. We\'ve written before about the health implications of over-exposure to microwaves. Microwave radiation can negatively affect mitochondrial function, cause cell damage and DNA breaks, accelerates aging, and puts us at a higher risk for chronic disease. A recent study from the National Toxicology Program showed rats exposed to cell phone radiation at the federally allowable level had an increased risk for brain and heart tumors. Animal studies have demonstrated the health dangers of the radio frequencies used by 5G, including: arrhythmias in frogs, immune system effects in healthy mice, lens opacity (linked with cataracts) in rats, and more. It\'s no surprise, then, that many communities are fighting to control how 5G gets deployed, but the telecom giants and the federal government continue to threaten local autonomy. Telecom companies are working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to steamroll local governments into kowtowing to whatever industry says it needs. The FCC recently approved rules that limit the fees local governments can charge telecom companies for use of public utilities and property. Other rules already on the books have \"streamlined\" small cell deployment by reducing the time cities and counties have to review applications. The agency is studying how they could limit cities\' requirements on the look and design of small cells. This is unacceptable. Special interests are using the power of the federal government to ignore local laws and endanger our health. Write to Congress and the FCC, telling them to stop undermining local democracy and to study the health effects of 5G technology.
Target
US Congress and FCC
Goal
Special interests are using the power of the federal government to ignore local laws and endanger our health. Write to Congress and the FCC, telling them to stop undermining local democracy and to study the health effects of 5G technology.
Category
Environmental
Created
Created by Tim Reihm on June 23, 2019.

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    • Sandi Russ on June 27, 2019
    • Anonymous on June 27, 2019
    • Alison Denning on June 28, 2019
    • Nancy Teliski on June 28, 2019
    • Do we really need faster internet speeds today at the risk of destroying our health? This crap is untested and should be banned until proven safe for all life on the planet. Think about what good is a fast internet, when your brain is fried and you can’t even use it? This is population control, plain and simple and most will not survive.
    • Barbara Baxter on June 28, 2019
    • mark adams on June 28, 2019
    • 5g needs to be stopped worldwide as it hasn't been properly researched
    • Jackie Stolfi on June 28, 2019
    • Ian Salter on June 30, 2019
    • Denise Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • mike Kastner on July 05, 2019
    • Anonymous on July 06, 2019
    • Nichola Burnett on July 13, 2019
    • There is a reason that so many countries are banning 5G in many parts of the world. It is a well known fact that this type of technology does tremendous harm to biology of animals, humans, and plants which is why entire countries are banning it. There is a nefarious agenda planned with this technology that has nothing to do with "faster internet" but everything to do with all of the population control agendas I suspect.
    • Anonymous on July 23, 2019
    • Dina S on July 26, 2019
    • https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300355
    • Roger Harkness on September 20, 2019
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