1) A couple of US politicians are asking for documentation re. safety of 5G.. Critical questions that our MPs should be asking.
Blumenthal Presses FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to Disclose Evidence of ‘5G Safety’
“The National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) applauds Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) [and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA)] for pressing FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, Esq. to provide documentation substantiating the Commissioner’s remarks defending ‘5G safety’…
Senator Blumenthal said we “are interested in acquainting ourselves with the latest studies evaluating the health effects of high-band frequencies and modulations that would be used in 5G networks”. He noted “Most of our current regulations regarding radiofrequency safety were adopted in 1996 and have not yet been updated for next generation equipment and devices”. He also mentioned the large U.S. government funded study by the National Toxicology Program, published this year, using earlier generation technologies (2G and 3G), showed a link between radiofrequency radiation and cancer.”
Blake Levitt, among others, is helping Sen. Blumenthal in his efforts to make public the health issues re. 5G. Here are her comments to the media which all politicians, at all levels, should see.
“But infrastructure densification is not the only difference. The signaling characteristics of 5G are incredibly complex, using what’s called phased array and beam forming technology. Such characteristics are known to have hazardous impacts to humans as well as other species. MMW’s couple maximally with skin tissue. Thin-skinned amphibians are at special risk. And because of their small size, insect species in particular are in peril from millimeter waves. Effects are caused not by power density and tissue absorption as reflected in the FCC standards, but rather by the signaling characteristics alone. That’s huge. 5G has the theoretical ability, even at very low power intensities, to punch irreparable holes in the food web, and what affects insects affects everything.”
2) In Iowa people are concerned about health, fires and costs. In several communities, people have seen their bills double and triple after being smetered.
Let IUB know your thoughts on smart meters
“The Clinton Herald reported in August that Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe began an investigation after 554 Alliant customers from Clinton, Dubuque and Burlington filed forms with her office detailing doubling and tripling bills in one month’s time.
In Maryland, state legislators blocked the utility company’s immediate installation of smart meters. In California, a class-action suit was brought against a utility company over bill disputes. In Texas, similar complaints were filed and the utility company reported a 17 percent increase in complaints after smart meter installation.”
3) Below is an email from a member reminding us that we should be joining with/educating other environmental groups about microwave radiation. We all tend to have our own concerns, but in reality if we worked together to save the animals, insects, children our voices would be too loud to be ignored.
From: J. Sparacino (name given with permission)
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:53 PM
To: Friends of the Earth Action
Subject: Re: Bees, butterflies, and our health at risk
It’s not only the glyphosate that’s destroying bees (and probably the monarchs)….. it’s the microwaves generated by cell towers, all smart devices (like smart meters), and everything else that works remotely. And it’s going to get much worse if the car industry is allowed to persist in developing autonomous vehicles. Better get on this before all these pollinators go extinct…. and us with them.
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From: Friends of the Earth Action <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:37 AM
To: J. Sparacino
Subject: Bees, butterflies, and our health at risk
A recent report found that glyphosate — aka Monsanto’s Roundup® — is in children’s breakfast cereals, including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Quaker Oats.
But instead of acting to protect us from this highly toxic pesticide, the Trump administration is putting Monsanto’s interests first. Trump’s USDA is refusing to test for glyphosate in our food.
This toxic pesticide is a disaster for our food system and our health. Glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. It’s linked to the declines of bees and monarch butterflies. In short, it’s putting our whole food system at risk. We need your help to push our officials to put our health and environment ahead of Monsanto’s profits!
Stop Trump from putting Monsanto over bees, butterflies, and public health.
Roundup® is wiping out butterflies and putting our health at risk — but it’s making $5 billion every year in profits for Monsanto. So surely the company is doing everything it can to protect those profits.
Friends of the Earth Action members like you have been leading the fight against Monsanto to eliminate these pesticides. You’ve called on food companies like Ben & Jerry’s and Kroger to get glyphosate out of the products they sell. These companies can help speed up the transition to organic agriculture.
Meanwhile, we’re working with supermarkets to get toxic pesticides out of the food they sell and increase their organic offerings. This summer, Costco announced that it’s taking steps to do that. And Kroger — the nation’s second largest food retailer — said it will eliminate bee-toxic pesticides from its garden plants. These companies aren’t going nearly far enough, but this progress shows that if we keep the pressure on, we can push them to do more.
And we’re working at the state and local level to fight Monsanto. The pesticide industry is trying to stop communities from eliminating glyphosate and other toxic pesticides locally with a poison rider in the Farm Bill. But we’ve gotten over 60 mayors and city officials to urge members of Congress to reject this toxic policy and stop it dead in its tracks.
Together, we can save monarch butterflies from extinction. We can move to a truly sustainable, healthy, organic food system that works for people, pollinators and the planet. But we need you with us.
Standing with you,
Pesticides & pollinators program manager,
Friends of the Earth Action
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill