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Letter to elected officials by Jerry Flynn 5G, magnetic fields

Dear Elected Officials,
For your sake and that of your constituents, please give this “5G” (fifth generation) technology ‘radiation’ the urgent attention it deserves!

Read the Dec. 3, 2018 news release from Washington, D.C.: “U.S. Senator Blumenthal from CT and REP. Eshoo from CA, both members of the Senate Committee that oversees the FCC (Federal Communications Committee), wrote a letter to the FCC demanding PROOF that “5G”is SAFE” to humans! [1]  https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/03/blumenthal-wants-fcc-prove-5g-wireless-technology-safe/

Here in B.C., Telus (with its Nationalist Chinese partner, Huawei) is salivating in anticipation of being able to roll-out its untested “5G,” which will completely saturate, literally, not just every inch of space in the City of Vancouver but all of B.C. (All major Western countries are planning to roll out their 5G as well.)

It should be noted that “5G” has never been tested (independently, free from industry influence) for safety to humans – anywhere in the world!

Also here in B.C., BC Hydro is in the early stages of preparing to build its ‘City of Vancouver-approved’ electrical substation – undergroundbeneath a downtown public park! And, once the substation is operational, BC Hydro is to build an elementary school on top of the substation!  Both BC Hydro’s former and current presidents have volunteered that, under peak demand, the underground substation can produce a magnetic field of 100 milligauss (mG), implying that this is perfectly safe! [2] [3]

BC Hydro is correct in saying that this level of magnetic field is just 5% of the allowable magnetic field of 2,000 mG, which Health Canada’s historically corrupt Radiation Protection Bureau (RPB) and their equally-corrupt colleagues at the WHO and the industry-biased agency ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) all endorse and promote! [4]

Contrast this, though, with what the BioInitiative 2012 Report (29 authors including 21 PhDs and 10 health experts from 10 countries) and their subsequent 2017 Report say: a ‘safe’ ambient (normal or constant) level of magnetic field should not exceed even 1 mG! [5]

So did the 2011 Seletun Statement in Norway recommend <1 mG! [6]  It has been known since 1979, that magnetic fields of 3-4 mG cause leukemia in children! As recently as 2017, it was also shown that pregnant women exposed to magnetic fields of between 2.5 mG and 6.2 mG had 3 times the risk of having a miscarriage! Women exposed to 16 mG or more had a six times greater risk of having a miscarriage! [7]

Those needing more evidence should read this 1999 document by New Zealand’s world-respected scientist: Dr. Neil Cherry ONZM (1946-2003), who said that magnetic fields of even 0.2 mG or more increase the risk of suicide by 22%! [8]

Also in 1999, the same Dr. Neil Cherry was the guest speaker at the World Conference on Breast Cancer, held in Ottawa, Canada, 26-31 July. The title of his speech: “Electromagnetic Radiation causes cancer: the implications for breast cancer.” [9]

Elected officials also need to realize that mainstream news media have, since the late 1960s, been complicit with the U.S. Military-Industrial-Complex (US M-I-C) by remaining largely silent on this whole issue of non-thermal radiation. Their indefensible silence has enabled electric power utilities and wireless and telecom companies to deliberately mislead, deceive and even lie to governments (you and all of your predecessors) to keep governments unaware of the following:

  • Since at least 1999, the world’s largest insurance companies have refused to insure ANY product that emits electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation! “The purpose of the exclusion is to exclude cover for illnesses caused by continuous long-term non-ionizing radiation exposure …” [10] [11]
  • The industry ‘captured’ U.S. F.C.C. has just approved SpaceX’s plan to launch more than 12,000 satellites to provide high-speed broadband – using “5G” frequencies – to every corner of the globe! And OneWeb plans to launch its first of 900 satellites in 2019 [12] This is on top of the 1886 satellites already operating!
  • Google’s “Project Loon” (designed to provide Internet access – using “5G” frequencies – to every region on earth) began in 2016 and involves thousands of high-altitude balloons encircling the earth at a height of about 12 miles (twice the height that planes fly). Facebook is working on a similar project and could be a potential competitor to Google [13]
  • The International Appeal: Stop “5G”on Earth and in Space.” Currently, more than 30,000 scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from around the world urgently call on all governments to halt deployment of “5G” wireless network, including “5G” from space satellites. [14]
  • The International EMF Scientists Appeal – to the United Nations, all U.N.-member nations, the Director General of the WHO urged them all to: “Protect Mankind and wildlife from electromagnetic radiation and wireless technology”! [15]
  • The $25-million, 10-year study conducted by the NTP Study on Cell Phones and Cancer in 2018 provided “clear evidence” that non-thermal EMF/R causes cancer! [16] [17] and the subsequent world’ largest Animal Study done by the renowned Ramazzini Institute, in Italy, on Cell Tower radiation “confirmed cancer link”! [18]

Fifty years ago few people had heard of Autism, ADHD, breast cancer, brain tumors, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and other cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS), Sudden-Infant-Death-Syndrome (SIDS), suicides, depression, miscarriages, still-births, asthma, etc. Today they are disease epidemics in all industrialized countries! Yet no government has the temerity or courage to do anything!

Fifty years ago, few people had heard of a ‘special needs’ teacher. Today, they’re in most if not all schools.

In 2016, one in 36 children (1 in 28 boys) in the USA was autistic, and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) has increased in lockstep with pediatric cancers!  Brain tumors / cancers are said to be the number one cause of children’s death from disease in the USA! It is also estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime! Yet no country on earth is calling for a national enquiry, let alone a national criminal investigation! This, in and of itself, is a crime!

Health spending is rapidly increasing in every jurisdiction, yet no cancer organization anywhere even mentions EMFs / EMR as being a possible suspect cause of cancer! Maybe now that U.S. Senator Blumenthal has raised the SAFETY issue, Canada will finally have the decency and the guts to look at the pandemic corruption and corporate greed that is harming and literally killing us!

As mentioned above, the above provides further indisputable evidence that Health Canada’s RPB (Radiation Protection Bureau), like their colleagues in the WHO, ICNIRP and the FCC, is irredeemably corrupt! Like the others, the RPB is knowingly and uncaringly sacrificing the public’s health and safety in favour of reaping enormous industrial profit! This was one of, if not the, reason why each agency elected to join the US M-I-C back in the 1960s.  (M-I-C = Military Industrial Complex)

In conclusion, because humans – like all living things – are bio-electrical beings, “5G” technology and all wireless RF products must immediately be banned in Canada (ideally, throughout the world).

This includes wireless ‘smart’ meters – each of which contains two microwave radio circuits! But one must not forget that non-industry scientists, globally, also classify extremely low or ‘power line’ (50 Hz/60 Hz) frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields (EMF)s a Category 1A or Known Human Carcinogen; therefore all power lines, substations, power transformers, electrical appliances, power tools and machinery, etc. must be kept at distances which are truly SAFE for humans, i.e., Gaussmeter readings at a school, home, hospital, place of work, etc. must not register a magnetic field greater than 1 mG!  This, of course, means that the City of Vancouver must immediately rescind its approval for BC Hydro to build the underground substation in downtown Vancouver, beneath a school!

Let the words: “honor,” “dignity,” “pride,” “honesty,” “decency,” “respect,” “trust,” “compassion,” “consideration,” “responsibility,” and “love for thy fellow man” once again mean something, as they did when I was a boy growing up in the Canada of which I was once proud!

Sincerely,

J.G. Flynn, Captain (Retired)

author of book “Hidden Dangers”
Bowser, B.C., V0R 1G0

References
[1]  https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/03/blumenthal-wants-fcc-prove-5g-wireless-technology-safe/

[2] https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-hydro-lays-plans-for-two-new-downtown-vancouver-substations-deep-underground
[3] https://www.bchydro.com/energy-in-bc/projects/west-end-substation.html

[4]  http://www.emrsa.co.za/who-rfr-and-health-a-hard-nut-to-crack-review/
[5]  http://www.bioinitiative.org/updated-research-summaries-december-2017/
[6 http://www.iemfa.org/seletun-statement/
[7] https://www.emfacts.com/2018/01/miscarriage-risks-linked-to-electromagnetic-field-exposure-power-frequency-elf-magnetic-fields/

[8] https://www.scribd.com/document/6473560/Dr-Neil-Cherry-Evidence-EMF-Harmfulall-wireless-radiation-hazards/

[9] http://www.neilcherry.nz/documents/90_s3_EMR-EMF_and_BREAST_Cancer.pdf

[10] https://www.rfsafe.com/lloyds-of-london-insurance-wont-cover-smartphones-wifi-smart-meters-cell-phone-towers-by-excluding

[11] https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/electromagnetic-field-insurance-policy-exclusions/

[12] https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/29/17178126/spacex-satellite-broadband-internet-fcc-approval-license-starlink-spectrum

[13] https://www.firstresearch.com/Industry-Research/Wireless-Telecommunications-Services.html

[14] https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal/
[15] http://wirelessrighttoknow.com/intl-scientists-appeal/
[16] https://mdsafetech.org/ntp-study-2016/
[17] https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2018/4/feature/feature-2-cell-phone/index.htm
[18] https://ehtrust.org/worlds-largest-animal-study-on-cell-tower-radiation-confirms-cancer-link/

Exploding Smart Meters Ignored by BC NDP Government. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – May 02, 2018

(audio 27:09) Exploding Smart Meters Ignored by BC NDP Government. Sharon NobleMay 2, 2018 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – May 02, 2018:
(Seattle Lawyer sues claiming Smart Meter Defects)

Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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(podcast 26:48) May 2, 2018 | Exploding Smart Meters Ignored by BC NDP Government – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – May 02, 2018:

 

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http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-05-01-is-radar-the-cause-of-the-cancer-cluster-ocular-melanomas/

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-30-time-for-prov-health-officer-to-recognize-the-precautionary-principle-its-her-duty/

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-28-wireless-charging-is-now-a-reality/

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-25-health-risks-associated-with-cfl-and-led-light-bulbs/

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-23-bc-hydro-applying-to-bcuc-to-reduce-net-metering-benefits/

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

47 Smart Meter Fires – BC Government Still Silent. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – April 17, 2018

(audio 30:10) 47 Smart Meter Fires – BC Government Still Silent. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – April 17, 2018 by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – April 17, 2018:
(Report finds 47 fires caused by Smart Meters, no government reaction)

Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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(podcast 29:59) April 17, 2018 | 47 Smart Meter Fires – BC Government Still Silent – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – April 17, 2018:

 

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BC Hydro Underground Substationhttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-16-5g-will-be-much-worse-stronger-than-weve-been-told/ (1)

Brain Tumour Cancer Cluster (Glioblastomas) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-08-erin-brockovich-interested-in-multiple-glioblastomas-in-florida/ (2)

Childrenhttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-14-children-suffering-psychologically-due-to-wireless-gadgets/ (1 & 2)

NTP – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-09-inside-info-about-the-peer-review-of-the-ntp-report/ (1 & 2)

Ramazzinihttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-02-15-world-renowned-italian-institute-confirms-results-of-national-toxicology-program/ (4 & Letters)

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

 

Are Cell Phones The “New Tobacco”? Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – February 14, 2018

(video 37:12) Are Cell Phones The “New Tobacco”? Sharon Noble – February 14, 2018 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by TalkDigitalNetwork – YouTube – February 14, 2018:
(BC Utilities Commission Refuses to Act on Damning Smart Meter Fire Report
– Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/
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(podcast 36:22) February 14, 2018 | Are Cell Phones The “New Tobacco”? – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – February 14, 2018:

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Read – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-01-22-please-read-5g-is-going-to-be-much-worse-than-we-have-been-told/

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Why Don’t Trudeau and Horgan Care About Smart Meter Fires? Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – January 11, 2018

(audio 24:43) Why Don’t Trudeau and Horgan Care About Smart Meter Fires? Sharon NobleJanuary 11, 2018 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – January 11, 2018:
(What BC Hydro didn’t want you to know about Smart Meters
– Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/
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(podcast 24:30) January 11, 2018 | Why Don’t Trudeau and Horgan Care About Smart Meter Fires? – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – January 11, 2018:

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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Insurance Never Anticipated a Totally “Wired” Home. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – December 27, 2017

(audio 23:01) Insurance Never Anticipated a Totally “Wired” Home. Sharon NobleDecember 27, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – December 27, 2017:
(Up to 90% of Radio Frequency health studies finding negative effects

– Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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(podcast 22:48) December 27, 2017 | Insurance Never Anticipated a Totally “Wired” Home – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – December 27, 2017:- https://www.howestreet.com/2017/12/27/insurance-never-anticipated-a-totally-wired-home/

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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Could BC Gov be Sued for Ignoring Smart Meter Fire Report? Sharon Noble – October 17, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard

(audio 21:55) Could BC Gov be Sued for Ignoring Smart Meter Fire Report? Sharon Noble – October 17, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – October 17, 2017:
(North Korea very capable of destroying our power grid
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See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

Smart Meter Fire Safety Report Ignored by BC Government & Media. Sharon Noble – October 6, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard

(audio 29:42) Smart Meter Fire Safety Report Ignored by BC Government & Media. Sharon NobleOctober 6, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – YouTube – October 06, 2017:

(Why doesn’t your MLA care about the threat smart meters pose to your life? Sharon Noble is Director of The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters BC Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies:

UBCM Votes Yes to Having a Say in Microcell Placement

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Contact Oona McOuat
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250-537-2088
 
SALT SPRING, September 28 – At the UBCM this morning, the province’s local governments voted to support a resolution on giving them a say when microcells are placed within 100 meters of homes, schools and hospitals in their communities.

Enjoy this 1-minute animation on the Resolution:

Why This Resolution Matters
 
Despite a substantial body of evidence showing wireless technology is harmful to humans and the environment, Innovation Canada allows microcells to be placed on lampposts and utility poles by our homes without our consent or often knowledge.
 
Aesthetics, property value, liability, industry control-for-profit over the public right of way, cyber-security, public safety, health, and well-being – there are many reasons why local governments are concerned about microcells.

The Resolution That Was Passed:

MOTION of Grand Forks City Council
:
 
WHEREAS public consultation on the placement of cell towers is mandated; and
WHEREAS new technology is moving away from these large towers to microtransmitters which do not require local government or public consultation;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  that the AKBLG request the UBCM petition relevant provincial and federal governments to mandate consultation with the land use authorities and the public regarding microcell transmitter siting within 100 meters of residences, schools and hospitals.

What’s a Microcell?
 
Microcells are small cellular transmitters that broadcast wireless radiation 24 -7.  Anywhere from 3 to 10 of them are being placed on one residential street. Wireless radiation is linked to an increased risk of cancer, as well reproductive and neurological problems – like disturbed sleep. It is conservatively defined as a 2b carcinogen, which means it is in the same category as DDT.
 
Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
 
Industry is coming up with some sneaky ways of designing – or is that hiding – small cell transmitters. But that doesn’t mean their effects will not be felt.
 
The wireless industry would like us to believe the jury’s still out on whether wireless radiation has harmful health impacts. However, thousands of peer-reviewed studies show evidence of harm. Over 180 scientists and physicians just sent out a plea for a halt to the rollout of 5G transmitters in Europe. To protect their health, California firefighters won an exemption from having small cells placed on their fire halls. The question is, don’t the rest of us deserve this same protection? 
 
Safe Connectivity is an Option
 
Connectivity does not have to be primarily EMF-based and does not have to continue to escalate the amount of this scientifically deemed hazardous substance to which we are all exposed. 
 

Direct fiber optic connections, G-Fast technology which connects fiber optic cables to existing copper wires, strategically placed low-EMF emitting public transmitters like those piloted in Paris, France  – why are telecoms choosing to put the well-being of all of us, including wildlife and plants at risk, when safe options are available?

UBCM: Local Control over Pot but not Radiation?

UBCM: Local Control over Pot but not Radiation?

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Contact Oona McOuat
250-537-2088

Give me a Minute & I’ll Give you News

SALT SPRING, September 25 – The big story out of the UBCM so far this week is the BC government’s announcement that they are seeking public and municipal input on the legalization of marijuana. But there is another burning issue on the conference agenda that deserves your attention – Resolution B100 on the lack of public and local government input on the placement of microcells within 100 meters of homes, schools, and hospitals.

Please take a minute to watch this easy to digest animated short on the vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzUBK2AFyLI&feature=youtu.be

Follow the lead of California’s major media who recently made a similar statewide vote on small cell placement on their streets a major news story (http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/31/california-bill-to-ease-permits-for-cellular-antennas-could-impact-health/).

Grand Forks councillor Beverley Tripp will be giving a presentation on Resolution B100 and microcells at 9:30am on Tuesday at the UBCM’s Small Talk Forum.

Recognize that connectivity does not have to be primarily EMF-based and does not have to continue to escalate the amount of this scientifically deemed hazardous substance to which we are all exposed. (To see why over 180 European scientists and physicians have just announced they are opposed to mass microcell placement in preparation for 5G deployment click here (https://tinyurl.com/ycx5ngnx)

Direct fiber optic connections, G-Fast technology which connects fiber optic cables to existing copper wires, strategically placed low-EMF emitting public transmitters like those piloted in Paris, France (http://www.lexnet.fr/fileadmin/user/communication/LEXNET-Press_Release_1.pdf) – why are we permitting telecoms to choose to put the well being of all of us, including wildlife and plants at risk, when safe options are available?

For more facts click here: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Microcell-Flyer-for-UBCM-revised.pdf

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Getting Buzzed in the Bedroom?
Municipalities Vote on Small Cells & the Right to Choose

SALT SPRING, September 16 – At the September 25-29 Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver, local governments will be voting on a resolution aimed at giving them a say in microcell placement in their communities.

Despite a substantial body of evidence (http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Over-60-Studies-from-2015-Apr.2016-Reporting-Bioeffects-below-Safety-Code-6-by-C4ST-Apr.18-2016.pdf) showing wireless technology is harmful to humans and the environment, Innovation Canada is allowing microcells to be placed on neighbourhood lampposts and utility poles, and yes – even by our bedrooms – without our consent or often knowledge.

Aesthetics, property value, industry control-for-profit over the public right of way, cyber-security, safety, health, and well-being – there are many reasons for local governments and all of us to be concerned about microcells.

The Resolution:

MOTION of Grand Forks City Council:

WHEREAS public consultation on the placement of cell towers is mandated; and

WHEREAS new technology is moving away from these large towers to microtransmitters which do not require local government or public consultation;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the AKBLG request the UBCM petition relevant provincial and federal governments to mandate consultation with the land use authorities and the public regarding microcell transmitter siting within 100 meters of residences, schools and hospitals.

What’s all the Fuss About? (And what’s a microcell?)

Microcells are small cellular transmitters that broadcast wireless radiation 24 -7. Anywhere from 3 to 10 of them are being placed on one residential street. Wireless radiation is linked to an increased risk of cancer, as well reproductive and neurological problems – like disturbed sleep. It is conservatively defined as a 2b carcinogen, which means it is in the same category as DDT.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Industry is coming up with some sneaky ways of designing (http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/american-tower-philips-lighting-team-up-to-hide-small-cells-inside-street-lights) – or is that hiding – small cell transmitters. But that doesn’t mean their effects will not be felt.

The wireless industry would like us to believe the jury’s still out on whether wireless radiation has harmful health impacts. But thousands of peer-reviewed studies show evidence of harm. Over 180 scientists and physicians just sent out a plea for a halt to the rollout of 5G transmitters in Europe (http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/9390/2017-09-13/scientists-35-countries-rap-proposed-calif-5g-radiation-rollout.html). To protect their health, California firefighters won an exemption from having small cells placed on their fire halls. It seems then, that the “smart” choice would be to adopt the precautionary principal for all, and not allow microcells to become permanent fixtures in our communities and our lives.

What’s the Game Plan?

The end game is no landlines and “smart” everything for all of us, and big bucks through data mining for the telecoms. Don’t be fooled into thinking these technologies are green. The “Cloud” is a huge energy guzzler, while tech production and waste is anything but eco-friendly.

There are safe ways of sharing high-speed data, like using wired fiber optic connections. New paradigms in non-harm inducing connectivity are waiting to be discovered, but industry must be urged by consumers and regulators to develop and promote them.

In the News

While concerns about the effects of wireless technologies and the need for more protective EMF exposure guidelines have made recent headlines in Brussels (http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/9390/2017-09-13/scientists-35-countries-rap-proposed-calif-5g-radiation-rollout.html), Massachusetts (https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/SD1462.Html), Paris, France (https://www.goodplanet.info/actualite/2017/03/02/paris-va-reduire-de-30-lexposition-aux-ondes-electromagnetiques/), Romania (https://ehtrust.org/recommendations-consumers-protection-association-romania-cell-phones-wireless/) and more, government and media here at home remain eerily silent on what may very well be the most pressing health issue of our time.

This summer, 300 California cities have voiced strong opposition to a California microcell placement bill, SB 649. This bill would essentially create the same situation there that we have here – telecoms being given free rein to use the public right of way for profit, disturbing the sanctity of our streets, and maybe even preventing us from getting that proverbial good night’s sleep.

Relevant EMF-Related Resources

A short fact sheet on microcells:
http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Microcell-Flyer-for-UBCM-revised.pdf

A fun, animated short on small cells:
https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/NMRaNaDjA8/fi-d58fa059-680d-42ab-afac-8c77118e62b9/fv-5cb41ae6-c3b2-4713-8509-391557bcd2cd/No%20On%20649!.mov

An article on small cells & local authority:
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/handcuffing-cities-to-help-telecom-giants/

An environmental perspective:
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2988266/wireless_pollution_out_of_control_as_corporate_race_for_5g_gears_up.html

A great overview of wireless technology and health:
http://manhattanneighbors.org/wireless-elephant/

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