1) An excellent presentation by Kevin Mottus and others re. 5G to the Washington, DC District Council on Transportation and Environment. This is a local government like our City Councils.
Scientists Warn of Health Effects: Washington DC Council 5G Small Cell Roundtable
2) Below in Letters US Sen. Blumenthal responds to an email about Blumenthal’s push to have FCC back up its assertion that 5G radiation is safe. Wouldn’t it be terrific if there were a Canadian MP who was willing to demand that Health Canada back up its statements that lead the public to believe microwave or milliwave radiation is safe.
3) A member sent these links to articles by the Ontario Ministry of Labour Workers Health and Safety Centre about some recent studies showing the proven relationship between wireless radiation and cancers. Workers are not protected by the current guidelines any more than the general public is. In fact the BC occupational safety guidelines do not allow workers to be exposed to anything that has been classified as a 2B carcinogen by IARC EXCEPT microwave radiation. They hide behind Safety Code 6. This means people working in offices, teachers and children in schools, workers in libraries or restaurants, etc. are all allowed to be exposed to extremely high and dangerous levels of RF for their entire work day – with no warning, no protection. As far as I know, nothing has changed in Ontario’s regulations as a result of these strong studies – yet.
U.S. researchers release landmark study on cell phones and cancer
“Regulating the hazard
The complete NTP study will be available by the end of 2017 however these partial results have significant implications for worker and public health. The findings will be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission, both of which regulate cell phone radiation exposure in the U.S.
The new data could also result in changes to Canadian guidelines. Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 (Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz) sets out human exposure limits to RF radiation. The Ontario Ministry of Labour adopts and uses this guideline.”
Cell tower radiation linked with cancer in new study
“Is your workplace or home located near a cell tower? There may be reason for concern.
A new study, billed as the largest of its kind, has shown that radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted from cell towers increases cancer rates in rats.
The finding has the potential to shatter Health Canada’s radiofrequency exposure guidelines outlined in Safety Code 6.
“…a person can legally be exposed to this level of radiation,” says Ronald Melnick, senior science advisor with the Environmental Health Trust. “Yet cancers occurred in these animals at these legally permitted levels.
“Governments need to strengthen regulations to protect the public from these harmful non-thermal exposures,” adds Melnick.”
From: André Fauteux [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: December 12, 2018 11:52 AM
Subject: Reply by Senator Blumenthal
He didn’t answer my question directly about CDC and NIH, but here is his (probably standard) reply.
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De: “U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal” <Senator@Blumenthal.Senate.gov>
Objet: RE: Media request
Date: 12 décembre 2018 à 14:20:09 UTC−5
|Dear Mr. Fauteux,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the potential health effects of new 5G technology. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
As you know, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a responsibility under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to evaluate the effects of emissions from FCC-regulated transmitters on the quality of the human environment. Unfortunately, most of our current regulations regarding radiofrequency safety were adopted in 1996 and have not yet been updated for next generation equipment and devices, including 5G.
On December 3, 2018, I sent a letter joined by Congresswoman Eshoo to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, asking him to clarify comments he made regarding the safety of 5G technologies at a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 12, 2018. Specifically, the letter asked Commissioner Carr to provide documentation on safety determinations he claims the FCC and relevant health agencies have made regarding the safety of 5G technology. We also urged the FCC to act on its March 27, 2013 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Inquiry to ensure all individuals – especially those working in close proximity to the hundreds of thousands of small cell facilities to be deployed – are protected from any kind of excess radiofrequency radiation.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which has jurisdiction over the FCC, I assure you I will continue to monitor this issue.
Thank you again for your message. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns.
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Le 4 déc. 2018 à 09:22, André Fauteux <email@example.com> a écrit :
Hello Senator Blumenthal,
I write for the HuffPost Quebec, am a former Montreal Gazette daily reporter and publish Canada’s oldest magazine on healthy and sustainable housing since 1994. Read in the ctmirror.org you’re asking the FCC to prove 5G wireless technology is safe. Have you read this medical and scientific appeal (https://www.5gappeal.eu/scientists-and-doctors-warn-of-potential-serious-health-effects-of-5g/) and the statement (below) by the designer of the NTP study which proved RF radiation causes the same types of tumors in rats as in certain long-term cell phone users?
Why did you not rather ask the CDC and NIH to look into it, since they are responsible for Health?
Please keep me posted about this issue.
Thanks very much and best regards
Statement by Ronald Melnick PhD on the National Toxicology Program Final Reports on Cell Phone Radiation
Ronald Melnick PhD, the National Institutes of Health Senior Scientist who led the design of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) studies on cell phone radiation released this statement after the NTP released their final reports on rats and mice exposed to long term radiofrequency radiation November 1, 2018. Melnick recently published an article in the journal Environmental Research debunking widely circulated criticisms of the NTP study. He also released a scientific criticism of the way the NTP study was treated by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
Statement by Ronald Melnick PhD
November 1, 2018
An important lesson that should be learned from the NTP studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation is that we cannot assume any current or future wireless technology is safe without adequate testing. In the interest of public health, government agencies must utilize results from these well-conducted health effects studies and issue clear recommendations to the public on how to reduce exposures to agents that are hazardous to our health. The NTP studies clearly shows that non-ionizing radiation can cause cancers and other adverse health effects.
Prior to the start of the NTP studies, it was assumed by the industry and the regulatory agencies that radiofrequency radiation could not cause adverse health effects other than those due to tissue heating. So we designed this study to investigate if non-thermal exposures would cause health effects. In the NTP studies, there was clear evidence of cancer development and other adverse health effects at non thermal exposure levels. In the US, the FCC limits for human exposure to radiofrequency radiation are based on the assumption that only thermal effects can cause harm. The NTP studies prove this assumption of safety is not valid.
All new wireless technologies, including 5G, should be adequately tested before their implementation leads to unacceptable levels of human exposures and increased health risks.
It has been said that the NTP cell phone exposures were “high” and therefore the findings may not be applicable to humans. No toxicology or carcinogenicity studies mimic exactly human exposure scenarios. Higher levels of exposure than what most people experience are used in experimental studies due to their limited statistical power and their inability to identify risks in the range of one per thousand or one per million. Because of the widespread use of cell phones among the general public, even a small increase in cancer risk would have a serious public health impact.
Results from well-conducted animal studies have been and will continue to be used to quantify the health risks, including cancer risks, under various human exposure conditions. A quantitative risk assessment of the data from the NTP studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation needs to be performed by the FDA and that information should be used by the FCC to develop health-protective exposure standards. In fact, it was the FDA that nominated cell phone radiofrequency radiation to the NTP, and I quote “to provide the basis to assess the risk to human health of wireless communication devices.” Therefore, I urge the FDA to immediately conduct the risk assessment of the NTP data.
The NTP studies not only found cell phone radiation increased tumors in the heart and brain but also induced heart damage (cardiomyopathy of the right ventricle in male and female rats) and DNA damage in brain cells of rats and mice. Health and regulatory agencies need to warn the public about the health effects of radiofrequency radiation and provide clear information on how to reduce exposures, especially for children and pregnant women.
We also can no longer state that adverse effects of radiofrequency radiation are not replicated. Increases in tumors from cell phone radiation have indeed been replicated in several studies. The Ramazzini Institute large-scale rodent study found increased Schwannomas in the heart at lower radiation levels than in the NTP studies. The Lerchl et al., 2015 study also found radiofrequency radiation (at significantly lower doses than the NTP studies) promoted cancer development, with evidence for a heightened synergistic impact when combined with a known carcinogen. It should also be noted that the adverse health effects caused in rats exposed to GSM-modulated radiofrequency radiation were also observed in rats exposed to CDMA-modulated radiofrequency radiation.
Ronald L Melnick, PhD, was a senior scientist for 28 years with National Institutes of Health leading studies on numerous industrial chemicals and led the design of the National Toxicology Program/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Studies. Melnick was Director of Special Programs in the Environmental Toxicology Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, USA and is now retired and Senior Advisor to Environmental Health Trust.
Ronald L Melnick, PhD presenting to the National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program Cell Phone Radiation Study Peer Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfbMrXSKNaM
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