1) I have not finished reading this very important report yet, so am sharing a comment from a doctor who has:
“Consensus statement paper – released today (Friday, July 9)
One important remark – this paper does NOT call for Medicalization of Electrohypersensitivity, (i.e. giving medication to treat the symptoms while ignoring the high environmental levels of EMF mechanisms that are causing the Functional Disability).
This paper simply states that this physical condition that patients are complaining of needs to be taken seriously by Medical professionals and researched like any other medical or biological condition; and that it cannot be just “excused” as psychological or psycho-somatic, based on faulty (and industry-funded) provocation studies.”
Dr. Yael Stein MD
The Critical Importance of Molecular Biomarkers and Imaging in the Study of Electrohypersensitivity. A Scientific Consensus International Report
2) This provocative article relates to the big environmental picture, about a book and video by people trying to change priorities if our environment and we are going to survive. One example is support of “smart meters” by some groups on the basis that they reduce driving and associated emissions without regard to the EMF. No doubt our concentration on EMF is seen by some as missing other important issues….
Independence Day/5G Needs: Step Away From “Bright Green Lies;” Insight, Book, Film, Petition, Community
“What Was Revealed by the ‘Smart’ Grid and ‘Smart’ Meters
One result of the smart meter debacle was that everyday citizens began questioning the priorities of environmental groups. For example, the Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council , 350.org, World Wildlife Fund, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, to name a few, have demonstrated little caution or precaution regarding the safety and environmental impacts of wireless technologies, despite reported harm and injuries.
It turns out that meter and grid victims and EMF/RF injured refugees were not the only ones waking up to the fact that the environmental movement had been co-opted.
There is an awakening unfolding in the environmental movement itself.”
3) Theodora Scarato describes what is happening in Maryland, how the Council is falling for the PR that 5G will make the world a better, more equitable place. This is the type of sales job done by telecoms whenever they have a new device or technology and wish to reduce the opposition the public might present.
Montgomery County needs affordable broadband, not 5G cell towers, to bridge the digital divide
Proponents claim that fast-tracking 5G will help bridge the digital divide and lead to digital equity. However, ZTA 19-07 in no way guarantees that low-income communities, or those historically underserved, will gain increased access. What ZTA 19-07will do is allow multiple telecom companies to put multiple cell towers and the large 5G equipment boxes as close as 30 feet from our homes. No notice. No hearing. No community input.
NPR’s article on the Digital Equity states, “5G won’t close the digital divide. In fact, because it will speed the obsolescence of technology low-income people can afford, it will likely make it worse.” The Communication Workers of America has issued several reports on “misleading 5G Hype” and how new network deployment paired with “sweetheart deals” “only exacerbates the digital divide.”
One of the reports by the Communication Workers of America:
Verizon’s 5G Promise Rings Hollow in Sacramento (I suspect any telecom’s name could replace Verizon’s.)
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
” You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” Eldridge Cleaver