DPW employees demand jobs back, point the blame at defective “smart” meters


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2020

BY LOUIS KRAUSS6:55 PMOCT 14, 202018

DPW employees demand jobs back, point the blame at defective “smart” meters

Mayor Young wants to enter a contract with the company responsible for the high-tech water meters that are at the root of the city’s billing problems, workers say

Above: Antoinette Ryan-Johnson, president of the City Union of Baltimore, speaks on behalf of water meter technicians facing layoffs. (Louis Krauss)

Veteran water meter technician David T. Gore had one goal today – to demand that Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young reverse his decision to lay off him and others as part of a plan he thinks is intended to cover up the city’s poorly installed and substandard water meters.

“They’re always going to pass the buck onto us, but in my life I’ve never worked more overtime than I have these past two years repairing these meters,” said Gore, who worked eight years for the city as a technician up until the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s the whole system that’s the problem. The meters, the billing system, everything.”

At a press conference next to City Hall, roughly 40 workers from the Department of Public Works, union representatives and Council President Brandon Scott took turns condemning Young’s plan to permanently lay off 63 water meter employees and contract with a third-party vendor, Itron. The layoffs would go into effect at the end of the year.

By outsourcing meter reading and small meter installation and maintenance in Baltimore city and county, Young asserted that the system could save about $50 million over the course of the proposed five-year contract with Itron.

Defective Meters

The main issue raised by workers is that the so-called “smart” meters designed by Itron, a West Coast energy management company, are not suited to Baltimore’s wet and cold weather.

They said rainwater often gets into the underground vaults that house the meters, causing them to fail to transmit the radio frequency waves that provide real-time readings of water consumption.

Inaccurate or simply non-responsive meters are at the root of widespread issues with miscalculated water bills that have plagued residential customers for years, they said.

Gore said a company that Itron had contracted to install meters did such a poor job that many of the meters had to be discarded.

“We had to go back and repair their job because they actually forgot to put some washers on the machines and left them leaking,” Gore said.

Former Public Works Director Rudy Chow, who instituted the $100 million overhaul of the meter system, was well aware of the problems before he retired last February, other workers said.

Water meter technicians David Owns and Eric Diggs in front of City Hall today. (Louis Krauss)

Echoing their sentiments, Antoinette Ryan-Johnson, president of the City Union of Baltimore, said the technicians are constantly tending to faulty meters.

“We have areas that are flood-prone that our techs are constantly servicing to get readings from or replace faulty equipment. So please explain to me how the same contractor that Young wants to hire will save the city money,” she said.

Privatizing Water?

Young’s office did not respond to questions today, but previously blamed human error for delayed and miscalculated water bills.

“DPW’s Customer Service and Support Division has struggled for many years to provide accurate and timely meter reading, meter maintenance, and fieldwork documentation so that billing operations can produce accurate and timely water bills for Baltimore City and Baltimore County customers,” Young said in a press release last week.

Scott today raised the issue that voters had passed a charter amendment in 2018 banning the sale of the city’s water system.

He said he has asked the general counsel to the City Council to investigate whether the Itron contract is legal. The agreement has yet to be voted on by the Board of Estimates.

He added that workers should not be blamed for longstanding problems at DPW.

“During a global pandemic we should not have 63 employees being told out of nowhere they have to find another place to work,” Scott, who is expected to be elected Baltimore’s next mayor, said.

“We cannot act like these employees should bear the brunt of a system that has needed reform longer than I’ve been alive.”

• Mark Reutter contributed to this story.

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2020/10/14/dpw-employees-demand-jobs-back-point-blame-to-defective-smart-meters/

Why we shouldn’t rubber-stamp 5G technology

Why we shouldn’t rubber-stamp 5G technology

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By Karen Selick on October 15, 2020No CommentFacebookTwitterMore

Karen Selick

As someone who believes in using science to promote human health and prosperity, I was startled to find myself classified as a Luddite in a recent commentary authored a Frontier Centre research associate.

The one thing I can agree with in that commentary is that faster communications would provide many benefits to humankind. However, choices have to be made about how to deliver faster communications to households, offices, farms and factories. Not all choices are good ones. And you can’t do a proper cost/benefit analysis without thoroughly exploring all the costs.

The expression 5G refers to the fifth generation of wireless technology, which will carry more data, at higher speeds, than previous cellular networks. But wireless 5G is not the only game in town when it comes to delivering high-speed Internet. It faces stiff competition from fibre optic systems.

Fibre optic cables consist of extremely thin interior strands of glass or plastic that carry signals in the form of light, surrounded by multiple layers of cladding to prevent the light signals from escaping.

There’s a good chance the street your home or workplace is located on has fibre optic cable running its length, even though it may not yet be in use (this is known as dark fibre). I’ve been told that’s the case in the municipality where I live.

The problem stems from what’s called the last mile: the distance between the street’s central fibre optic cable and the customer’s Wi-Fi router or receiving devices. Until recently, this last mile (which might be only seven metres in some cases) has ordinarily been wired with coaxial cable or DSL (digital subscriber lines). Such cables transmit data reliably over shielded wires, but the transmission speed is relatively slow compared to fibre optics.

It’s the last mile that the two competing new technologies propose to speed up. This can be done either by replacing the coaxial or DSL cable running from the street to your home with additional fibre optic cable, or by beaming signals wirelessly to your devices using antennae referred to as small cells.

Wireless 5G in North America would require the installation of millions of small cellular antennae to ensure continuous coverage. That’s because the wavelengths they use have a very short range, so antennae have to be placed close together. For indoor use, small cells might need to be located as little as 10 metres apart. Outdoors, small cells have a range varying from 500 metres to 2.5 km. Some neighbourhoods might end up with small cells on almost every telephone pole.

Different companies use different frequency bands for their 5G. But none of the wireless 5G technologies have undergone any safety testing on the impact of these waves on human health. This was admitted by industry representatives at a U.S. Senate hearing on Feb. 7, 2019.

Yes, there are government guidelines for electromagnetic energy. In Canada, they’re called Safety Code 6. Critics such as Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) allege that the code is severely obsolete. It was created by Health Canada in the 1970s (long before the development of smartphones) to evaluate the technology at that time. It hasn’t had any major revisions in the last 30 years. Nevertheless, it constitutes the guidelines for a host of later-developed technologies including smartphones and cellphone antennae. Health Canada is apparently content to let it serve as the safety guideline for the untested 5G wireless radiation.

An international appeal signed by 398 scientists and doctors recommends a moratorium on the rollout of wireless 5G. They say new scientific evidence demonstrates that living organisms (plants and animals) are adversely affected by EMFs (existing electromagnetic frequencies emitted by 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, let alone 5G) at levels well below current national and international guidelines.

The problem would simply be exacerbated by 5G. The National Toxicology Program in the U.S. has published a study showing “a statistically significant increase in the incidence of brain and heart cancer in animals exposed to EMF below the … guidelines followed by most countries.”

The Bioinitiative Report (published in 2012 and recently updated to cover the period up to 2020) was authored by 29 people from 10 countries. Among them, they hold 10 medical degree, 21 PhDs and a few other degrees. This group doesn’t seem to fit the description of Luddites.

Among the health problems they identified from EMFs, as indicated in scientific studies, are:

  • increased oxidative stress and free radical production (associated with numerous conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes – all of which have increased dramatically since the 1990s);
  • neurological effects (changes in memory, learning or perception);
  • disrupted immune function (an especially important problem in these days of COVID-19).

Dr. Martin Pall, PhD, is professor emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University. He has studied extensively the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and summarized his findings in a letter to California legislators three years ago. His list of 14 adverse health effects includes life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, lower sperm counts, cataract formation and sleep disruption.

It’s absurd to dismiss the health concerns about EMFs that have been brought forward by hundreds of scientists as the grumpy rumblings of Luddites who just can’t get their heads around the potential benefits of science.

Opponents of 5G have additional concerns besides human health. They point to studies showing adverse effects of EMFs on plants, insects and animals. Even the microbes in our soil and in intestines might be affected. The importance of healthy microbes to human health is only just beginning to be understood. Of particular concern is the possibility that insect pollinators such as bees and butterflies might be prevented from performing their crucial function of ensuring the world has enough to eat.

Many 5G critics are concerned about possible data leaks, especially to China, the home country of Huawei, a major manufacturer of wireless 5G technology.

According to C4ST, the competing fibre optic technology can provide even faster connectivity speeds than wireless 5G, without emitting radiation. These cables are also less vulnerable to natural disaster or attack, and more protective of privacy. It may cost more to run fibre optics across the last mile to individual homes than it would to install a street’s worth of 5G small cells, but that cost can be borne by the individual who purchases the technological upgrade.

The installation of 5G is not – unlike the installation of fibre optics – a private concern. Once the small cells start broadcasting, their radiation impacts everyone within range, whether they’re 5G customers are not. In economists’ terminology, 5G imposes negative externalities on people who just happen to live in or meander through the territory where 5G customers and their suppliers are causing radiation to be emitted.

In a densely populated city, your neighbour may want 5G while you don’t. The result may be that a small cell sits on a telephone pole six metres away from your bedroom window and bathes you in unwanted electromagnetic radiation all night.

The Frontier article placed speculative values on the anticipated benefits of wireless 5G, but dismissed as “unsupported” any claims of harm. Consequently, the cost/benefit analysis of 5G failed to take into account the following possible costs:

  • health-care costs of treating individuals who might be adversely affected by wireless 5G;
  • lost productivity of individuals who might be rendered unable to work due to 5G;
  • the loss of crops that might ensue if insect pollinators or important soil microbes are killed or incapacitated.

There is also one certain, non-speculative cost that the author failed to take into account: the cost of protective gear many people are already acquiring to protect themselves from 5G as it expands relentlessly into Canada. Since becoming aware of the adverse impacts of earlier generations of EMFs, I purchased a device that I hope will reduce the impact of EMFs, and I’m investigating other devices to shield my windows, bed and work area in case 5G comes to my town.

New companies in this field are springing up all over the place, selling everything from metallic-lined clothing to pendants to Faraday cages for your bedroom.

The case of Rylands versus Fletcher (1868) established that a person is liable for damages if he allows something harmful to escape from his land onto neighbouring property. Here’s the most famous passage from the British House of Lords: “If a person brings, or accumulates, on his land anything which, if it should escape, may cause damage to his neighbour, he does so at his peril. If it does escape, and cause damage, he is responsible, however careful he may have been, and whatever precautions he may have taken to prevent the damage.”

It has not yet been tested whether a court would apply this rule to 5G electromagnetic waves (or even 4G) but a United Kingdom group called Action Against 5G has retained a team of lawyers to commence legal proceedings.

Like the Canadian group C4ST, the U.K. group doesn’t oppose technology. Rather, it opposes untested and suspected unsafe technology. It advocates the use of fibre optics instead of wireless 5G to achieve speedier communications.

In the U.S., the Children’s Health Defense organization headed up by lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for refusing to update its safety guidelines, which (like Canada’s) are more than 25 years old.

It would be the height of folly to close our eyes to the risks of wireless 5G when a huge percentage of our population is already suffering from chronic illnesses that have become increasingly more commonplace with every new generation of EMFs already deployed.

I hope more Canadians will wake up to the risks and join with concerned individuals around the world to prevent this untested and perhaps harmful technology from being inflicted on a non-consenting population.

Karen Selick is a senior research associate with Frontier Centre for Public Policy and a lawyer.

Karen is a Troy Media Thought LeaderWhy aren’t you?

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“The Federal Communications Commission has failed to protect the public from radiofrequency emissions.”

“The Federal Communications Commission has failed to protect the public from radiofrequency emissions.”-National Resources Defense CounselThe National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) submitted a must read Amicus Brief supporting our historic lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
In fact, four incredible amicus briefs were filed in support of EHT et al., v. FCC and each one eloquently describes why the FCC must revise its decades-old outdated wireless radiation limits. Each one is a treasure.
We are so thankful to NRDC, the Building Biology Institute, Attorney Joe Sandri, Dan and Catherine Kleiber, and all the public officials who took the time to share important information with the court. And we are thankful to you for your sustaining support of our mission.We Want You to Read Their Words
The present FCC thermal regulation, in addition to lacking any sound scientific foundation, as pointed out by Petitioners, is perpetrating a continuing, ever-expanding, and cruel injustice.” Building Biology Institute
“Overall, the NTP findings demonstrate the potential for RFR to cause cancer in humans.”Dr. Linda Birnbaum,former director of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program

“Because the FCC is not primarily a health care or an environmental protection agency it has a special duty to review the work of experts from those fields and also a duty to make written requests to the various expert agencies. … It does not appear that the FCC provided evidence that it met minimal requirements to review the record in this proceeding, let alone that it even wrote numerous agencies of subject matter expertise, seeking their input.”Attorney Joe Sandri
“The FCC is obligated to prepare an EIS (environmental impact study) due to both the differing environmental and public health impacts engendered by the choice between keeping RF/MW limits the same vs. lowering them and the vastly disparate energy footprint of wired vs. wireless technologies and the implications for the future survival of the human race.”Dan and Catherine Kleiber
“The FCC stuck its head in the sand and did not even mention many of these studies of potential environmental harm in its 2019 order … As the 5G buildout continues, Americans are forced to “live with involuntary 24/7 radiation.”– National Resources Defense Counsel and elected officials from California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Hawaii.
Read All the Amicus Briefs

Our Final Court Response is Due Monday!PLEASE DONATE TO GET US TO THE FINISH LINE!The FCC says its antiquated laws protect children and that phones do not need to be tested the way they are used — touching the body. You would not believe some of the other assertions the agency made to defend its decision not to update their wireless limits.
EHT is submitting our final response to the court on MONDAY. Our brief is filed jointly with Children’s Health Defense. Listen to Dr. Devra Davis offer some rebuttals to the FCC’s claims.To complete our lawsuit, EHT’s staff and lawyers are working overtime. We are almost halfway to our $100,000 goal to pay for the expenses associated with filing this suit. Can you help us finish the task?SUPPORT EHT’S HISTORIC LEGAL ACTIONDONATE TODAYStay up to date with our lawsuit by checking in to EHT’s Lawsuit Updates Page. ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌

ALERT VACCINES: CDC List of Ingredients The following information regarding vaccines from the CDC may be of interest to you.

ALERT VACCINES: CDC List of Ingredients The following information regarding vaccines from the CDC may be of interest to you.

                                                           http://tapnewswire.com/2020/10/cdc-document-bombshell-reveals-list-of-all-vaccine-excipients-
                                                       including-african-green-monkey-kidney-cells-and-fibroblast-cells-from-aborted-human-fetuses-see-the-complete/

Critical Action: Please Call These 4 MA Legislators


The 7-Minute Ask Legislators have indicated they are in favor of passing the MA EMF bills, but we are in an unusual time with COVID-19 and racial justice priorities so the public needs to speak up now.

We need to make it clear to leadership that wireless radiation is worsening during COVID and must be urgently addressed.

We can make it short and sweet, but it is critical to the legislative process that we each put in a quick call to show the public is asking for safe technology. Call day or night, leave a voice message if you call after business hours. I just made my calls and it took me seven minutes.
Action1. Call Senate President Karen Spilka’s office at 617-722-1500 and say:

” My name is ___ at (say your phone number) and I am calling to ask Senator Spilka to please pass S. 129 to form a commission to investigate the health and environmental impact of today’s wireless technology. New Hampshire has already investigated and their report will be out November 1st. Please also pass S. 1988 to give the public the right to choose a no-fee utility meter that does not emit wireless radiation, as Vermont has already done. These bills are directly related to COVID with our children being given toxic wireless devices and no safety instructions. Toxic 4G/5G small cell antennas are also going in at the curb all over Massachusetts, and toxic utility meters being forced on our homes during the pandemic. Thank you for prioritizing these urgent bills.”

2. Call Senate Ways & Means Chair Michael J. Rodrigues’ office at 617-722-1114 x: 0 and say:

“My name is ___ at (say your phone number) and I am calling to ask Senator Rodrigues to please pass S. 129 to form a commission to investigate the health and environmental impact of today’s wireless technology. New Hampshire has already investigated and their report will be out November 1st. Please also pass S. 1988 to give the public the right to choose a no-fee utility meter that does not emit wireless radiation, as Vermont has already done. These bills are directly related to COVID with our children being given toxic wireless devices and no safety instructions. Toxic 4G/5G small cell antennas are also going in at the curb all over Massachusetts, and toxic utility meters being forced on our homes during the pandemic. Thank you for prioritizing these urgent bills.”

3. Call House Speaker Robert De Leo’s office at 617-722-2500 x: 0 and say:

“My name is ___ at (say your phone number) and I am calling to ask Speaker DeLeo to please pass H. 383 to form a 5G task force. Please expand the scope of the bill to investigate the health and environmental impact of today’s wireless technology. New Hampshire has already investigated and their report will be out November 1st. This is directly related to COVID with our children being given toxic wireless devices and no safety instructions, and with toxic 4G/5G small cell antennas going in at the curb all over Massachusetts. Thank you for prioritizing this urgent bill.”

4. Call House Ways & Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz’s office at 617-722-2990and say:

“My name is ___ at (say your phone number) and I am calling to ask Chairman Michlewitz to please pass H. 383 to form a 5G task force. Please expand the scope of the bill to investigate the health and environmental impact of today’s wireless technology. New Hampshire has already investigated and their report will be out November 1st. This is directly related to COVID with our children being given toxic wireless devices and no safety instructions, and with toxic 4G/5G small cell antennas going in at the curb all over Massachusetts. Thank you for prioritizing this urgent bill.”Find Your Legislators
Just a reminder, if you haven’t done so already, please click on the above button and request a meeting with your own Senator and State Representative.

We’ve had terrific meetings thus far, and our legislators, once walked through the facts, are truly concerned and want to see these bills passed — they’re understanding the risks for their own towns with 5G being installed at close range and children being given wireless devices with no safety information.

I’m happy to do the presentation in the meetings, but you need to request a time for us to meet. Here’s a link to the original ask. Please ask to meet with both your Senator and State Rep. at the same time.
 
Thanks again for being a crucial part of the safe technology solution. I look forward to coordinating meetings with you soon — and thanks for putting in quick calls to the leadership team right now too!

Warm regards,

Cece 

Cecelia (Cece) Doucette, MTPW, BA
Technology Safety Educator
Director, Massachusetts for Safe Technology
Founder, Understanding EMFs
Education Services Director, Wireless Education
City of Boston Legal Comment to FCC & Lawsuit vs. FCC
HiBR Conference @ NIH
Expert Forum on Wi-fi in Schools
Municipal Presentation on 5G & EMFs
Additional YouTube EMF Talks
Generation Zapped Award-Winning Film
EMF Conference for Health Practitioners

Stop 5G International October Update: Resources, Actions and Inspiration

News Updates from Stop 5G International offer resources, actions and insights to counter 5G and call for a safer, wired technology future.For more information, please visit the website, www.stop5ginternational.org, and the FB group, Global Action to Stop 5G, https://www.facebook.com/groups/548912049259423/
Twitter, https://twitter.com/Stop_5G_Intl, and
Instagram,  https://www.instagram.com/stop5ginternational/
TABLE OF CONTENTS:Fourth Global Protest Day
From Now On I Wear a Leaf
Announcements
Degrowth and 5G’s Mega E-Footprint
Health
Satellites: What’s Happening Above Our Heads
Legal
Assortment of Topics
A Few Updates from Around the World
Surveillance
For Your Listening Pleasure
 
FOURTH GLOBAL 5G PROTEST DAY WRAP-UP 
In the Fourth Global 5G Protest Day of 2020, towns, cities and Islands from 25 countries rose up across the world to call for Safe Wired Technology (aka SafeG™), Not 5G. Increasingly discouraged by the lack of balanced media coverage on the harms of 5G, people are taking to the streets to voice their objection and to raise public awareness.

While scientists issue strong warnings about the harmful effects of wireless radiation, 5G is being rolled out around the world with no safety studies and largely without public knowledge or consent.

5G hopes to connect every “thing” and “event” on Earth as part of the internet of things, smart cities and smart regions. To do so will require roughly 100,000 satellites, millions of new cell tower antennas, User Terminals and a plethora of Earth-based Stations blanketing us and all life with ever more wireless radiation.

Further at issue is the increasing loss of privacy and civil liberties predicated on the rollout of 5G; impacts on human health as well as on wildlife from yet more radiation saturating Earth and skies; 5G’s enormous e-footprint from resource extraction, energy consumption, space debris and fallout from collisions, psycho-social effects, not to mention the potential effects on the electrical circuit around Earth that sustains all life on this planet.

Protesters believe there is just too much at stake for our future to be governed by short-term interests of private corporations. Rather we should chart a course into the future that is respectful and protective of all life on Earth.

It is our hope that these days of peaceful actions will continue to contribute to greater public awareness of 5G. The time is long overdue to start a dialogue about wiser technology options for a safer and more life-affirming future for all.

Press Release from the September 26th Global 5G Protest Day: 
https://stop5ginternational.org/stop-5g-international-press-release/

To enjoy and share some of the images and videos from the day, please see, 
https://stop5ginternational.org/5g-protest-day-september-26th-2020/
 For more, please visit the FB group,
Global Action to Stop 5G (formerly Global 5G Protest Day September 26th 2020) https://www.facebook.com/groups/548912049259423/
Twitter, https://twitter.com/Stop_5G_Intl, and
Instagram,  https://www.instagram.com/stop5ginternational/
Louise Thomas was to deliver this passionate speech in London for the September 26th Global 5G Protest day, but the police broke in and dispersed the crowds. Nonetheless, Louse gave and recorded her speech that day to an audience of one. 

In her speech Louse enjoins us to “remember, we are sovereign beings and we create our future reality.” Please enjoy and share widely. 

“Great speech by dynamic and beautiful Louise…go girl!!!!
Do listen carefully as Louise highlights important details around the roll out of 5G that we do all need to be aware of and consider very carefully. 5G is not just having a serious inpact on our lives.,,it really concerning that we our effectively not only destroying the planet… but our children’s future. We must act now before it is too late!”

https://stop5ginternational.org/live-at-trafalgar-square-international-5g-protest-day-my-5g-speech/

Heartfelt video by Ragna from Norway about satellite deployment and 5G antennas polluting Earth.  We are so appreciative to Ragna for this beautiful video contribution!! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhAOEieqY5U&feature=youtu.be
These talented kids from Vermont awaken us to the stark reality that we need to stand up for them and for the rights of all Life…and demand safe technology. The tune “Do Not Consent” was written by Australian singer Jalalo Macintyre.
https://stop5ginternational.org/kids-from-ne-vermont-sing-about-internet-safety/
 Video Vlog Of September 5G Protests in Berkeley, California“Pole protectors” stand watch through the night to prevent AT&T workers from installing contested cell tower antennas.
Much appreciation to our new and talented intern, Amber for this first video vlog. 
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFiKb8oDZb4/
 Not everyone finds themselves in a position where they can participate in the Global Protest Day events. Here’s what one woman did to mark the day when, due to health limitations, she was not able to join an event.  She wrote: 
 
From Now On I Wear a Leaf
 Dear Friends,
 As I am unwell and unable to do much at the moment, I wanted to find a way to honour the protest tomorrow. Right now I can’t drive again and am rather kiboshed! I have come off social media as the self-righteous finger pointing and in-fighting was too much to bear. The 1% love with the rest of us fighting amongst ourselves, I refuse. 

The algorithms deployed to manipulate us are super powerful but love is more powerful. I am eternally grateful to you my dear friends, those I know and those of you I have only seen on email but who are steadfastly holding the light and pushing truth. 

This is my anti 5G protest for the 26th of September 2020. It’s an invitation.

From now on I wear a leaf.
I will pin it to my clothes or have it as an earring or a hat, but I will make sure it is noticeable. It will be a symbol of  LOVE♥️ EARTH🌎 AND FREEDOM✊🏽
LEAF for short. 
♥️ 🌎✊🏽

I hope it will serve as a tool to promote comment and discussion. It could also be a symbol to other awake folks that there is an ally in the room. That they are not alone. The leaf in all it’s many forms could even possibly be a pan international symbol of our movement to bring awareness of the horrors involved in the deployment of this dangerous technology. 

🌲I wear a leaf to show I commit to sharing love more openly with people and any living being.
🌳I wear a leaf to show my commitment to caring for Planet Earth and her inhabitants. 
🌴I wear a leaf to show I commit to not knowingly buying or renting 5G enabled equipment and trying to discourage others from doing so by sharing reliable well-vetted information. 
🌱I wear a leaf to show I commit to reducing my own personal use of wireless to protect life on earth.
🌿I wear a leaf to show I commit to choosing freedom of choice, freedom from the tyranny of technology and in so doing I choose kindness. 
🍃I wear a leaf to show I commit to sharing information with a view to raising awareness, face to face with real eye contact and love.
🍀 I wear a leaf to show I will never give up talking about the dangers identified by the INTERNATIONAL APPEAL to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space and the dedicated and fantastically brave scientists, doctors and other amazing people who have researched and shared the truth.

I guess we might all have different versions of what we might commit to, eh?

Cheers me dears
Susie from Swansea. XXX;

  Announcements
Please share this invitation to the EMF Medical Conference with health care providers. Once doctors begin to understand the health impacts of wireless, they will not only be better equipped to care for public health, but will be valuable allies in many legal actions around the world. This conference is an essential “next step” in our awakening from the 5G “consensus trance”. 
https://emfconference2021.com
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Your-Invitation-to-the-EMF-Medical-Conference-2021-.html?soid=1116515520935&aid=a5j7QOwrVkg

The following initiative is quite hopeful and inspiring. Please consider joining, and sharing widely.

5G•ILAN brings lawyers and experts together 
“We are a professional network of lawyers and relevant experts, dedicated to redirecting the 5G Juggernaut toward balance and wisdom. Our species is rushing toward a future that feeds our addiction to speed, instant gratification, energy consumption, and disconnection from Earth. By creatively working together, we have a chance to cause a shift.
We are accomplishing our goal through concerted and effective legal action and education. We offer an opportunity for Human-Centered Lawyering on an international scale, based on the principle of Paying Forward, or passing the fruits of our discoveries on to others, thereby accelerating the process of new learning and practical application.

We invite you to join us.”
Please visit our website:
https://www.5g-ilan.com/

Letters to the United Nations
The 24th of October is UN Day. Stop 5G International will be sending an Open Letter to the United Nations regarding human rights violations, social injustices, loss of privacy and security, impacts on health and wildlife, and the enormous e-footprint of 5G.  

We invite others to send a message to the UN as well sharing your own reasons for opposing 5G. This suggested letter  can serve as a starting point, but please do include your own personal message.

If we all do this fairly simple action we can work wonders! Many thanks! 

https://stop5ginternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sample-Letter-United-Nations-and-World-Health-Organization.docx



 Degrowth And 5G’s Mega E-Footprint Although degrowth isn’t directly about 5G, there is no doubt that the driving force behind 5G is perpetual growth – industry et al’s vision of connecting every single thing, moment in time, and point in space to the internet. The notion is that this will solve all the ills of society and bring an end to suffering. (E.g. see the trailer to Verizon’s new documentary on 5G – Speed of Thought). Reminding people of what they likely are sensing about perpetual growth can go a long way toward increasing public awareness about the harms of 5G and our desire to ensure a safer, saner, and more life affirming technology future.
Resources for a Better Future: Degrowth. François Schneider, Joanna Pope | Resilience – originally published by Uneven Earth
“Degrowth is a movement that explores another direction for society, one where ecological and social justice become possible, along with more meaningful lives. While there is no single definition for degrowth, this entry attempts to offer some guidance for understanding degrowth in all its diversity.
First, degrowth is a variety of challenges to the current status quo. Secondly, degrowth is not just a form of critique, but also encompasses diverse and interrelated positive utopian visions for the world. Thirdly, degrowth offers a set of paths for societal transformation in order to make these utopias possible.”
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-10-08/resources-for-a-better-future-degrowth/

“The technologies we choose are of vital importance and should help us live lightly on the planet.”

5G and the Myth of a Green Transition. Sept. 11th, 2020 | Jobak17 | Rethinking Security for a just and peaceful world
“Although this digital high-tech future is sold to us as a means to a socially just and sustainable world (smart cities, energy efficiency), it is essentially about economic growth and is already having a devastating environmental impact. The fact is that digital technologies demand unprecedented amounts of mineral extraction, create large amounts of toxic waste, and are highly energy intensive. Yet most of us are barely aware of this. The use of digital devices often traps us in a separate reality, disconnected from the physical presence of one another and the earth, and lulls us into a false complacency. The terminology itself can be deliberately misleading. As Philippe Bihouix reminds us, “The world has not become ‘immaterial’ with the Internet: … storage in the Cloud does not make the electricity consumption of the Internet and its connected devices disappear”. Even the word, ‘ecosystem’ has been hijacked to mean digital connection.”

“It is time to call for a pause to 5G and the digital ambitions of the World Economic Forum, and make space for a genuine discussion on how we would like our digital future to look and how we might get there. We will be told that it is too late and that the wireless future has already been decided – but the Earth will definitely be on our side!”
https://rethinkingsecurity.org.uk/2020/09/11/5g-and-green-transition/

White Paper Digital Technology and the Environment
Using the Digital Transition to Accelerate the Ecological Transition

This document was produced by a working group involving:
Damien Demailly, Mathieu Saujot (IDDRI),
Renaud Francou, Daniel Kaplan, Jacques François Marchandise (FING), Marine Braud, Aurélie Pontal (WWF France), Frédéric Bordage (GreenIT.fr), François Levin and Jan Krewer (CNNum) | 2018 Iddri, FING, WWF France, GreenIT.fr
“The ecological transition is an inevitable process, a goal to be achieved, yet the pathway there is still unclear. The digital transition is one of the major forces for change of our time, but it lacks any specific objectives. Here, we propose several avenues for harnessing the transformative power of digital technology to support the ecological transition.”  
https://www.iddri.org/sites/default/files/PDF/Publications/Catalogue%20Iddri/Rapport/201804_white%20paper%20digital%20ecology.pdf

What Will 5G Mean for the Environment?
Jan. 30th, 2020 | Claire Curran | The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
“Beginning 2020, the fifth generation of wireless technology is expected to be widely implemented throughout the world. The new network, called 5g, promises to give faster speeds and a higher capacity for the use of more devices. However, while companies from countries such as the United States and China are competing to be the first to deliver 5g to the consumer, the environmental impacts of the new network are being overlooked. In a time when the environment is at its most delicate, overlooking these impacts is extremely risky for future generations.

The main environmental issues associated with the implementation of the 5G network come with the manufacturing of the many component parts of the 5G infrastructure. In addition, the proliferation of new devices that will use the 5G network that is tied to the acceleration of demand from consumers for new 5G-dependent devices will have serious environmental consequences.”
https://jsis.washington.edu/news/what-will-5g-mean-for-the-environment/

Africa enables the “digital revolution” by its rare earth minerals, e-waste processing, & the resultant ecological devastation. Yet it lags far behind the digital growth of other countries. Time to play “catch up” or to call for Digital Sobriety worldwide?

Africa’s digitalization and the ecological dilemma. July 28th, 2020 | Cédric Leterme | Latin America 
“Almost everyone is convinced that Africa’s economic and social development is dependent upon its ‘digital transformation’. Yet the continent is already paying a heavy social, economic and maybe above all environmental price for the development of these technologies. Under these conditions, can we imagine a digital development that is both equitable and sustainable for Africa, but also on a global scale?“
“…many of the raw materials needed for the production and operation of the various digital devices come from Africa. The production of smartphones, for example, requires the use of metals (more than 40), some of which are found in very limited quantities and whose extraction has a particularly high environmental cost: deforestation, water pollution, mining waste, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.”
https://www.alainet.org/en/articulo/208136
 France, Over 60 Mayors And Officials Call For A 5G Moratorium.
Sept. 2020 | Environmental Health Trust  “The environmental impact induced by digital uses continues to increase, and, with the explosion of uses, the gains expected by the falsely called ‘dematerialization’ have not been demonstrated. …In addition, the deployment of 5G will exponentially accelerate the exploitation of non-renewable natural resources, pollution due to the extraction of rare metals, and the generation of a quantity of waste that can hardly be recycled. At present, a very small number of mobile phones in circulation and on sale are compatible with 5G. The deployment of this mobile network will therefore involve the renewal of a large part of the equipment, further increasing the ecological footprint and the weight of waste, in an attempt to benefit from a technological innovation whose usefulness remains to be demonstrated. A preliminary environmental impact study on 5G is therefore necessary before considering its deployment.”
https://ehtrust.org/france-over-60-mayors-and-officials-call-for-a-5g-moratorium/ 

Dear Greta: Letter #1 – Dreaming of a Visible Internet Footprint Sept. 23rd, 2020 | Katie Singer | Sci Tech | 
“Let me say a bit more about the Internet, the largest thing that humanity has built. In order to tweet, text, make a video, stream a video, post on social media, research online, do a GPS search, purchase anything online, attend a Zoom meeting (do any online activity), you need three things: a device, internationally deployed access networks, and data storage.
Producing every device (tablet, smartphone, desktop, laptop, iWatch, etc.) starts with design (by energy-intensive robots) and extraction of ores. To ‘reduce’ metals from their ores, the ores need smelting and/or refining.
Smelting and refining depend on CO2-emitting electric plants fueled by coal, fracked gas, nuclear power and/or hydro power. In most cases, renewables cannot power smelting or refining, since smelters need to be kept at 1800°F for six or seven years at a time.
Access networks provide cellular sites that receive and transmit signals between mobile devices. Access networks depend on electricity, batteries, fiber optic cables, antennas, satellites and cooling systems.”

Letter #1 is now available in Swedish, French and English: www.DearGreta.com/letters
https://www.opednews.com/articles/Dear-Greta-Letter-1–Dr-by-Katie-Singer-Activism-Environmental_Climate-Change_Energy_Energy-renewable-200923-525.html 

Here’s Dear Greta #2: Test Your Internet Footprint IQ
www.DearGreta.com/letter-2.
 
Derrick Jensen (author of The Myth of Human Supremacy and many other books) interviews Katie Singer on Resistance Radio.

Katie Singer—Internet footprint & tech effects—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio 2020-08-16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbcS-kdLCcE&list=PLpXiw313OSyCd3Mw0dnF-bssq2M0mq14q
FLYERS ON TECHNOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/1.7-Technology-and-Climate-Change.pdf

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/5G-and-Climate-Change-Flyer-EHT.pdf

Internet Footprint Flyer   Flyer can be downloaded in English, German or Japanese.
https://www.ourwebofinconvenienttruths.com/fliers/

Open Letter from Stop 5G International to Environmental Organizations
https://stop5ginternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/OPEN-LETTER-TO-ENVIRONMENTAL-ORGANIZATIONS.pdf

Mobile Phone Radiation May Be Killing Insects: German Study. September 17, 2020 | Agence France Press | 
“On top of pesticides and habitat loss, increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation is ‘probably having a negative impact on the insect world,’ according to the study presented in Stuttgart, which is yet to be peer reviewed.
Mobile Phone Radiation May Be Killing Insects: German Study
AFP – Agence France Presse
https://www.barrons.com/news/mobile-phone-radiation-may-be-killing-insects-german-study-01600356604

and, 

https://www.courthousenews.com/mobile-phone-radiation-may-be-killing-insects-german-study/

(For Part One of the following article, scroll down to Privacy) 

Part Two of Surveillance Capitalism at the Limits to Economic Growth – Social Controls through Digital Infrastructures have Bio-Physical Limits. Feb. 7th, 2020 | Brian Davey | Credo Economics
“In the today’s world one form of trying to shape the future beyond an appropriate scale is described by environmentalists with the words ‘overshoot and collapse’. Overshoot is the hubris of using a huge volume of resources with an unsustainable impact on the planet’s ecological carrying capacity – eventually leading to a collapse, which is an ecological and societal ‘Nemesis’.
Zuboff appears to be almost entirely oblivious to the fact that the context of the surveillance capitalism drama is being played out just as the global economy has reached and overshot the bio-physical limits of the carrying capacity of the planet…..But these are not parallel crises that are unconnected. Surveillance capitalism is embodied and embedded in a developing technical infrastructure that guzzles energy, most of it leads to carbon emissions which exacerbate the climate crisis even as it depletes the sources of coal, oil and gas – and now lithium, cobalt, nickel and other minerals. These are becoming more expensive to extract – thus undermining the sustainable development of the techno-infrastructure on which the economy increasingly depends.”
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-02-07/surveillance-capitalism-at-the-limits-to-economic-growth-part-2/

 Health Building science and radiofrequency radiation: What makes smart and healthy buildings
Frank M.Clegg, Margaret Sears, Margaret Friesen, Theodora Scarato, Rob Metzinger, Cindy Russell, Alex Stadtnerg, Anthony B. Miller
Abstract:
“Radiofrequency radiation (RFR), used for wireless communications and ‘smart’ building technologies, including the ‘Internet of Things,’ is increasing rapidly. As both RFR exposures and scientific evidence of harmful effects increase apace, it is timely to heed calls to include low RFR levels as a performance indicator for the health, safety and well-being of occupants and the environment.
Adverse biochemical and biological effects at commonly experienced RFR levels indicate that exposure guidelines for the U.S., Canada and other countries are inadequate to protect public health and the environment.
Some industry liability insurance providers do not offer coverage against adverse health effects from radiation emitted by wireless technologies, and insurance authorities deem potential liability as ‘high.’ Internationally, governments have enacted laws, and medical and public health authorities have issued recommendations, to reduce and limit exposure to RFR.
There is an urgent need to implement strategies for no- or low-RFR emitting technologies, and shielding, in building design and retrofitting. These strategies include installing wired (not wireless) Internet networks, corded rather than cordless phones, and cable or wired connections in building systems (e.g., mechanical, lighting, security). Building science can profit from decades of work to institute performance parameters, operationalizing prudent guidelines and best practices. The goal is to achieve RFR exposures that are ALARA, ‘As Low As Reasonably Achievable.’
We also challenge the business case of wireless systems, because wired or cabled connections are faster, more reliable and secure, emit substantially less RFR, and consume less energy in a sector with rapidly escalating greenhouse gas emissions.“
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132319305347

The following letter from Olle Johansson was shared by EMF Aware Sussex

We thought we would share with you an excellent response Professor Olle Johansson has submitted to an MP on behalf of one of our subscribers.  Please feel free to share…  Best wishes, EMF Aware Sussex

Letter about health and environmental impacts of 5G from Olle Johansson to Member of Parliament 
Olle Johansson is an associate professor retired from the world-famous Karolinska Institute and the equally famous Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Johansson enjoins the MP to “protect the public now and work with industry to bring biologically safe technology to market.” 
https://stop5ginternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/House-of-Commons-Westminster-London-SW1A-0AA-UK.pdf

An Open Message to ICNIRP’s Eric van Rongen and Rodney Croft.  Oct. 6th, 2020 | Dariusz Leszczynski
Eric van Rongen was the Chair of ICNIRP during preparation and publication of the 2020 update of the ICNIRP Guidelines for RF-EMF exposures. Currently, Eric van Rongen is the Vice-Chair of ICNIRP.
“Dear Eric and Rodney,
In the spring 2020, ICNIRP has published a revision of the 1998 safety guidelines for the exposures to RF-EMF.
The message coming out of this revision of the guidelines is loud and clear. In ICNIRP’s opinion, the 2020 ICNIRP Guidelines provide health safety for any user exposed to RF-EMF, no matter of age status, no matter of health status, no matter whether exposures will be acute or chronic, that will last a lifetime:
‘…guidelines for limiting exposure to EMFs that will provide a high level of protection for all people against substantiated adverse health effects from exposures to both short- and long-term, continuous and discontinuous radiofrequency EMFs.’
I am, as many users of the wireless technology, curious what is the explanation for the following assurances:”
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/an-open-message-to-icnirps-eric-van-rongen-and-rodney-croft/

Letter by Dr Paul Héroux, PhD McGill University, Montreal, Canada regarding proposed 5G rollout in Penticton, Canada  Oct. 4th, 2020 | Paul Héroux | Oliver Daily News
Excellent resource for politicians and community leaders facing telecom infrastructure invasions.  
“I have unique insight in how the telecom industry works, and therefore shall be straightforward with you. Public health is already being harmed with 4G, Wi-Fi and cell towers. 5G would add to the present detrimental health effects of EMR. 5G is being pushed by industry simply to expand markets for cell phones and streaming video.”
https://oliverdailynews.com/an-interesting-read-professor-at-mcgill-university/

“Radio Frequency Radiation Health Risks: Implications for 5G”  Sept. 29th, 2020 | Joel Moskowitz | Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds
This presentation summarizes research on the biologic and health effects from exposure to radio frequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers and discusses the implications of this research for 5G, fifth generation cellular technology.
The talk was presented by Dr. Joel Moskowitz at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds, University of California, San Francisco on September 24, 2020.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to…
1. Describe what is wireless or radio frequency (RF) radiation, including 5G, and its relationship to ionizing radiation.
2. Summarize the bioeffects and health effects caused by, or associated with, RF radiation exposure.
3. Explain why current national and international RF radiation exposure limits fail to protect the health of humans and other species.
For links to the video of the presentation and the slides (including supplemental slides): 
http://bit.ly/JMMucsf

Published Scientific Research on 5G, 4G Small Cells, Wireless Radiation and Health
https://ehtrust.org/scientific-research-on-5g-and-health/

Safe Use Of Technology For Children During Distance Learning
The purpose of this fact sheet is to help parents navigate the
challenges of increased and unavoidable digital usage during
this time. Provided below are a few, easy-to-use tips to
safeguard children’s health by maintaining safe use of
technology at home. Also attached are links to important
references/research
https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/wp-content/uploads/Safe-Use-of-Technology-Flyer.pdf
 SATELLITES What’s Happening Above Our Heads SATELLITES: What’s Happening Above Our HeadsOverview of the current state affairs of satellite plans, approval and launching. Much is based on the superb and informative webinar 5G Space Wars sponsored by Americans for Responsible Technology. 
https://stop5ginternational.org/satellites-whats-happening-above-our-heads/

One web back in business now in partnership with the UK government and Bharti Global, and looking to deploy 48,000 satellites. 

Court clears sale of OneWeb to UK government. Oct. 4th, 2020 | Nick Wood | Telecoms
“OneWeb will soon be back in business, after a US Bankruptcy Court gave the go-ahead for its billion-dollar rescue by the UK government and Bharti Global.
The company, which filed for Chapter 11 in March, is still waiting on the customary approvals from market regulators. These are expected by the end of the year.
‘As we await the final mechanical components of the transaction, we set our eyes back to the skies with the resumption of launches later this year and commencing commercial services within a year,’ said Adrian Steckel, OneWeb’s CEO, in a statement late last week.”
https://telecoms.com/506766/court-clears-sale-of-oneweb-to-uk-government/

 NASA admin warns ISS space junk problem is getting worse after 3 near collisions.  Sept. 23, 2020 | Allen Kim | CNN
“The International Space Station (ISS) narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year. The ISS used the thrusters of a cargo ship that was docked to the station along with NASA and Russian flight controllers working in tandem in order to avoid colliding with an unknown piece of debris, NASA said. The debris was expected to come within a mile of the station on Tuesday at approximately 6:21 p.m. ET, according to NASA.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasa-admin-warns-iss-space-junk-problem-is-getting-worse-after-3-near-collisions/ar-BB19m2nf

Mark Alexander: Starlink is the wrong path to broadband  Oct. 5th, 2020 | Commentary by Mark Alexander | VT Digger
Editor’s note: This commentary is by Mark Alexander, of Rochester, a retired software engineer who worked in Silicon Valley for 39 years.
“In a recent commentary, Jock Gill writes that SpaceX Starlink, Elon Musk’s network of thousands of satellites, is superior to fiber to home for broadband. His commentary ignores the many disadvantages of wireless internet systems….Starlink is similar to 5G that it transmits microwaves in highly directional beams in the 20 GHz region. This means that we (and all living things) are going to be irradiated with even more powerful microwaves than we were with 4G and previous wireless systems, all without our consent.
Many scientists are deeply concerned about the effects of this ever-increasing dose of radiation on living things, and there are already many people who are highly sensitive to the weaker radiation emitted by Wi-Fi and 4G antennas. It’s time to use the precautionary principle and call a halt to these new sources of radiation, which have not been studied for health effects, before more damage is done.”
“Vermont needs to avoid the use of short term wireless solutions to the broadband gap.  Fiber to the home and other wired internet systems are efficient, safe, secure, cost-effective, high quality and future-proof.”
https://vtdigger.org/2020/10/05/mark-alexander-starlink-is-the-wrong-path-to-broadband/

Bus-sized asteroid passes Earth closer than some satellites; more on the way in time for Election Day. Sept. 25th, 2020 | Cody Blowers| St. George News
A bit concerning, to say the least, given the proliferation of satellites in our skies. 
https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2020/09/25/cgb-bus-sized-asteroid-passes-earth-closer-than-any-satellites-more-on-the-way-in-time-for-election-day/#.X3DLMSMwiRY

SpaceX has launched enough satellites for Starlink’s upcoming public beta   “Fairly wide public beta” to come after latest satellites reach target position.  Oct. 2nd, 2020 | Jon Brodkin | Ars Technical’s
“SpaceX’s Starlink broadband has been available in a limited beta for the past few months, and SpaceX has now launched enough satellites for a public beta that will be available to more customers. However, the newly launched satellites aren’t in position yet, and SpaceX hasn’t revealed an exact availability date.
After yesterday’s launch of 60 Starlink satellites, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that ‘[o]nce these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern US & hopefully southern Canada. Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval.'”
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/10/spacex-has-launched-enough-satellites-for-starlinks-upcoming-public-beta/


Legal FCC LAWSUIT UPDATE: THE FCC FAILS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC   Oct 5, 2020   (54 minute video)Environmental Health Trust is hard at work responding to the FCC reply to the EHT et al., v. FCC  legal appeal.
On September 22, 2020, the FCC filed their reply brief to their joint brief. As expected, the FCC reply is filled with misinformation, downplaying the scientific evidence that clealy shows harm. 
Listen to Devra Davis PhD MPH, President of EHT discuss the FCC response in a video interview with Theodora Scarato. In the video they review the FCC reply brief piece by piece. A must watch! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2TlWBbjTV0

Learn about the lawsuit: https://ehtrust.org/eht-takes-the-fcc-to-court/To date the BALANCE GROUP and Swankin & Turner have initiated the following actions with the FCC:Application for Review (AFR) of International Bureau Blanket License to SpaceX for one million earth stations. (filed March 2020)BALANCE GROUP Reply to SpaceX Opposition to AFR (filed April 2020)Oppositionto International Bureau grant of a Modification (initially made in one day) to permit reduction in elevation from 1,100 km to 550 km (filed May 26, 2020)BALANCE GROUP Reply to SpaceX Opposition (filed in June 2020)Comments in response to FCC request on modification of current RFR health standards (filed June 17, 2020):Amicus Brief on behalf of the Building Biology Institute in Children’s Health Defense and Environmental Health Trust v. FCC (June 2020Website of the Healthy Heavens Trust Initiative – The legal team challenging the Federal Communications Commission for their complete disregard of regulations and procedures in their approval of thousands of satellites. 
Halting the Assault by 80,000+ 5G/6G+ Satellites
“EPIC STORY: Humankind stands at a precipice from which there will be no return: A Great 21st Century Space Rush is now underway by commercial enterprises and the military, fomented and enabled in the U.S. by the FCC and other U.S. government agencies to grab, deploy, transform, and own the Heavens for private gain, defense, and weaponization. Over the next 10 years 80,000+ non-stationary low orbit satellites will be launched and seamlessly integrated in terrestrial 4G/5G/6G+ industrial and military networks (“Space Fence”). Scores of new satellites are being launched every week from the U.S. and other countries….”
https://resiliencemultiplier.com/hhti/

European Parliament 5G policy position.  PE 646.172 – March 2020 
EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service
Author: Miroslava Karaboytcheva Members’ Research Service
Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health 
SUMMARY
“The fifth generation of telecommunications technologies, 5G, is fundamental to achieving a European gigabit society by 2025.
The aim to cover all urban areas, railways and major roads with uninterrupted fifth generation wireless communication can only be achieved by creating a very dense network of antennas and transmitters. In other words, the number of higher frequency base stations and other devices will increase significantly.
This raises the question as to whether there is a negative impact on human health and environment from higher frequencies and billions of additional connections, which, according to research, will mean constant exposure for the whole population, including children. Whereas researchers generally consider such radio waves not to constitute a threat to the population, research to date has not addressed the constant exposure that 5G would introduce. Accordingly, a section of the scientific community considers that more research on the potential negative biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G is needed, notably on the incidence of some serious human diseases. A further consideration is the need to bring together researchers from different disciplines, in particular medicine and physics or engineering, to conduct further research into the effects of 5G.” 

And from the conclusion: 

“Optical fibre technology has been suggested by some experts as a secure alternative to 5G, because the signal is confined within the fibre. Its potential is much higher than that of 5G and there is no comparison between optical fibre and wireless. Investment in optical fibre can be upgraded to superior speeds in the future, whereas it is necessary to change the whole system for wireless technologies.
The road ahead for 5G.”
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2020/646172/EPRS_BRI(2020)646172_EN.pdf

 Assortment Of Topics A Verizon documentary was released that aims to show industry’s perspective of what’s possible with 5G.

“Directed by Emmy award-winning documentary film-maker Mila Aung-Thwin, the film was ‘produced in partnership with Verizon,’ according to the carrier. 
https://speedofthoughtfilm.com/watch-trailer

Of note: 
1. Verizon felt the need for an entire documentary presumably to get more buy-in to 5G.
2. Judging from the trailer, they are playing on people’s fears. The trailer depicts one life-threatening situation after another, with 5G coming to the rescue and saving the day. 
They go as far as to say that by 2028 all threats to human safety will be eliminated due to 5G. “The goal is to eliminate serious injuries by 2027.” 

Verizon documentary aims to answer: Who needs 5G?  Sept. 17th, 2020 | Bevin Fletcher | Fierce Wireless
“Technologies and companies featured in the film alongside 5G include: an augmented reality-enabled mask that in the future could help firefighters navigate smokey environments (Qwake Technologies); tailored AR experiences that help students in underserved communities learn about the history of civil rights through immersive learning rather than textbooks (Movers and Shakers); and a test program in the city of Sacramento with 5G-connected cameras for pedestrian and traffic safety.  
Another highlight is medical robotics company Corindus, which used 5G to complete a robotic-assisted test heart procedure in San Francisco from a control station in Boston. While a remote procedure could already take place fairly easily right now, the goal is to reach locations that have limited or no on-site options for people who have had a heart attack or stroke.”
https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/verizon-documentary-aims-to-answer-who-needs-5g

“The Department of Defense is at the forefront of cutting edge 5G testing and experimentation, which will strengthen our Nation’s warfighting capabilities as well as U.S. economic competitiveness in this critical field. Through these test sites, the Department is leveraging its unique authorities to pursue bold innovation at a scale and scope unmatched anywhere else in the world. Importantly, today’s announcement demonstrates the Department’s commitment to exploring the vast potential applications and dual-use opportunities that can be built upon next-generation networks,” said Michael Kratsios, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.”  Department of Defense

DOD Announces $600 Million for 5G Experimentation and Testing at Five Installations. Oct. 8th, 2020 | US Department of Defense 
“Today, the Department of Defense announced $600 million in awards for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, representing the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world. Each installation will partner military Services, industry leaders, and academic experts to advance the Department’s 5G capabilities. Projects will include piloting 5G-enabled augmented/virtual reality for mission planning and training, testing 5G-enabled Smart Warehouses, and evaluating 5G technologies to enhance distributed command and control.”
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2376743/dod-announces-600-million-for-5g-experimentation-and-testing-at-five-installati/

The best argument to stop 5G antennas coming into your neighborhood is that 5G does not work. 5G is nearly the same speed or slower than 4G.
  
“5G is pretty bogus.”  Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Computer World

At this point, 5G is a bad joke – Computerworld   Sept. 17th, 2020 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Computer World
“Who doesn’t want more bandwidth? I sure do, [I don’t] and I currently have 300Mbps to my home office via Spectrum cable. What I really want is a Gigabit via fiber optic to my doorstep. Maybe I’ll get it someday. But, what I do know for a fact is I’m not going to get Gigabit-per-second speeds from 5G. Not now, not tomorrow, not ever.
At the moment, there are a lot of things the telecomms are telling you in one ad after another that’s just not true. I know – shocking news right? But, even by their standards, 5G is pretty bogus.”
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3575510/at-this-point-5g-is-a-bad-joke.html

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A Few Updates from Around The World  CANADA:
5G Winnipeg Awareness Rally  September 26th, 2020 
Video coverage of the Winnipeg Global Protest Day and delivery of letter to CEO of telco company.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4npmCaw5a8

CYPRUS
As reported by Sharon Noble from Canada: 
In Cyprus, citizens are confronting those who have the responsibility for protecting the public but are guilty of willful negligence. Please see the letter below. Many government officials and those working for the telecom industry have known for years that exposure to EMR from wireless devices is dangerous, they have been sent reports from experts, have been petitioned through commissions, and have done nothing. In Cyprus people are accusing some officials with licensing 5G knowing it, in all likelihood, to be dangerous. 
This group’s website is available in English at
http://paidi.com.cy/radiation/?lang=en  
Here are 2 documents that accompanied the letter: 
Individual charge to the Attorney General
“For all the above reasons I believe that I have the right to demand from the relevant authorities to begin a criminal investigation against the above public officials and/or persons, because their actions and/or omissions are either directly or indirectly endangering not only my own life and health but also my fellow citizen’s lives and health.”
https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Cyprus-Individual-Report-to-the-Attorney-General-about-5G-PUBLIC-ENGLISH-Sept.-2020.pdf 

FRANCE
Stop5G European Alliance: Thousands demonstrate in front of the International Agency for Research on Cancer Headquarters in Lyon, France calling for the ”urgent reclassification” of wireless radiation as a carcinogen.  Sept. 20th, 2020 | Report from Oasisana
“Great success for the international event promoted in Lyon (France) with the European Stop 5G Alliance: thousands of citizens from different countries gathered this morning in front of  the headquarters of IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer belonging to the WHO World Health Organization. It is the agency responsible for the reclassification of the carcinogenesis of electrosmog, radio frequency non-ionizing waves. From all, the same request: “no conflicts of interest in scientific research, the reclassification of cancer from electrosmog is urgently needed ”.
https://oasisana.com/2020/09/19/alleanza-europea-stop5g-in-migliaia-manifestano-davanti-la-sede-iarc-oms-a-lione-francia-urgente-riclassificazione-cancro-da-elettrosmog-foto-video/

https://ehtrust.org/thousands-demonstrate-in-france-at-international-agency-for-research-on-cancer-headquarters/

Leaked Memo From Orange Shows Employees Have 5G Reservations  Sept. 21st, 2020 | Environmental Health Trust
“According to Bloomberg news, leaked memos from a group of Orange (Telecom) employees urge the telecom company Orange to halt its plans for 5G on the grounds of health fears as well as saying that it would not be profitable for the operator. Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation.

“A group of employees of Orange SA called repeatedly for management to scrap the rollout of 5G services in memos circulated to colleagues on the Plazza social media platform. The memos, issued in October 2019 and in May of this year, said the technology will be unprofitable and will damage the environment, according to three people familiar with their content.”
https://ehtrust.org/leaked-memo-telecom-company-employees-have-5g-reservations/ 

Also see, 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-18/dissent-at-heart-of-telecom-industry-undermines-france-s-5g-push
 France, Over 60 Mayors And Officials Call For A 5G Moratorium.
Sept. 2020 | Environmental Health Trust  “The environmental impact induced by digital uses continues to increase, and, with the explosion of uses, the gains expected by the falsely called ‘dematerialization’ have not been demonstrated. …In addition, the deployment of 5G will exponentially accelerate the exploitation of non-renewable natural resources, pollution due to the extraction of rare metals, and the generation of a quantity of waste that can hardly be recycled. At present, a very small number of mobile phones in circulation and on sale are compatible with 5G. The deployment of this mobile network will therefore involve the renewal of a large part of the equipment, further increasing the ecological footprint and the weight of waste, in an attempt to benefit from a technological innovation whose usefulness remains to be demonstrated. A preliminary environmental impact study on 5G is therefore necessary before considering its deployment.”
https://ehtrust.org/france-over-60-mayors-and-officials-call-for-a-5g-moratorium/ 
 REPORTAGE. A Lyon, les opposants à la 5G manifestent pour exiger un moratoireQuelques centaines de personnes ont manifesté place Bellecour à Lyon, samedi 19 septembre, pour dire non à l’implantation de la 5G, dont les premières antennes devraient commencer à fonctionner d’ici la fin de l’année. Ils mettent en avant un risque pour la santé des habitants.
Publié le 19/09/2020 
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpes/rhone/lyon/reportage-lyon-opposants-5g-manifestent-exiger-moratoire-1875344.html

…and,

https://www.leprogres.fr/environnement/2020/09/19/opposants-a-la-5g-c-est-de-l-humain-que-nous-voulons-lyon?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=le-progres-l-actu-du-jour-en-un-clin-d-oeil


GERMANY 
5G Newsletter from Germany
https://35689.seu.cleverreach.com/m/13716901/0-3b95a895abee87cbf82aaed04f9816f3

INDIA
Mumbai   Sept. 26th, 2020 | Prakash Munshi 
With much appreciation to Prakash Munshi for submitting this post to mark the September 26th Global 5G Protest Day.
“We are concerned about EMF radiation in general not only 5G. We have lost many citizens- friends known to us who were staying close to Mobile Tower antennae & were receiving the killer EMF Radiation from the Antennae 24 x 7.
We have to inform the citizens on what is 5G and how it will affect our health and privacy. The Radiation at these high levels are used only by military in warfare.”
https://stop5ginternational.org/india/
https://stop5ginternational.org/stop-5g-india/

ITALY
A brief video suitable as a TV spot on EMS/EHS from Associazione Italiana Elettrosensibili with English subtitles.
https://vimeo.com/464902651   

NETHERLANDS
Health Council of the Nederlands recommends not using the 26 GHz. Health risk not known
2 ICNIRP members are in this council (Eric Van Rogen and Anke Huss)
https://www.healthcouncil.nl/documents/advisory-reports/2020/09/02/5g-and-health?fbclid=IwAR1JWgbG8cay3Lv1p1xoefzeq_C4oSba0AmaMo1rkf68abfmhSnBOERTrbg

SWITZERLAND
Cantons Jura, Neuchatel demand 5G moratorium to clarify health effects of radiation first  Oct. 7th, 2020 | Telecompaper
“The parliament of the Swiss canton of Jura has called on the Council of States and the National Council, the two chambers of the Swiss parliament, to adopt a moratorium on the 5G millimeter wave frequency range until an overview of the effects of exposing the population to radiation is available, Heise Online reports. Jura joins the Canton of Neuchatel, which believes that Parliament must impose a nationwide moratorium until the issues of health and environmental safety of the population have been clarified by research.”
https://www.telecompaper.com/news/cantons-jura-neuchatel-demand-5g-moratorium-to-clarify-health-effects-of-radiation-first–1356871

UKRAINE
Ukraine Petition To Ban 5G Triggers Consideration By President. July 7th, 2020 | Environmental Health Trust
“A  petition demanding a ban on 5G in the Ukraine has garnered the required 25,000 signatures for consideration by the President. As of 2:30 p.m. on July 6, the petition received 25,456 votes.
‘Without a clinically proven evidence base for the safety of this type of communication, please do not enter it in our country!’ — stated in the text of the petition. Read more at TECH The petition to ban 5G in Ukraine received the necessary votes”
https://ehtrust.org/ukraine-petition-to-ban-5g-triggers-consideration-by-president/?fbclid=IwAR2V6vRDh35izBzfB6QifOEm5C_611dgMAIIYsdhvBpGPsRmjE_me8EQm5k
 Surveillance
Part One of Surveillance Capitalism at the Limits to Economic Growth – Social Controls through Digital Infrastructures have Bio-Physical Limits. Feb. 7th, 2020 | Brian Davey | Credo Economics
“The lives that we thought of as private are being turned into data about us – like the questions we ask the search engines, like where we are and have been from mobile phone and geolocation data that we use. Then there is information that we machine translate. There is information about us from conversations ‘overheard’ by ‘Cortana’ and ‘Alexa’, snippets of conversation overheard by smart TVs – ‘please pass the salt, we’re out of laundry detergent, I’m pregnant, let’s buy a new car, we’re going to the movies now, I have a rare disease, she wants a divorce, he needs a new lunch box’. These snippets of communication overheard by smart machines are sent back to companies that lead in voice recognition to be sold on to third parties for whatever use they have for the information– including companies wanting to market to us…but also insurance companies that want to assess us for risk and the security forces of the state and political parties interested in us as political beings.”
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-02-07/part-one-of-surveillance-capitalism-at-the-limits-to-economic-growth-social-controls-through-digital-infrastructures-have-bio-physical-limits/

Part Two of Surveillance Capitalism at the Limits to Economic Growth – Social Controls through Digital Infrastructures have Bio-Physical Limits. Feb. 7thm 2020 | Brian Davey | Credo Economics
“In the today’s world one form of trying to shape the future beyond an appropriate scale is described by environmentalists with the words ‘overshoot and collapse’. Overshoot is the hubris of using a huge volume of resources with an unsustainable impact on the planet’s ecological carrying capacity – eventually leading to a collapse, which is an ecological and societal ‘Nemesis’.
Zuboff appears to be almost entirely oblivious to the fact that the context of the surveillance capitalism drama is being played out just as the global economy has reached and overshot the bio-physical limits of the carrying capacity of the planet…..But these are not parallel crises that are unconnected. Surveillance capitalism is embodied and embedded in a developing technical infrastructure that guzzles energy, most of it leads to carbon emissions which exacerbate the climate crisis even as it depletes the sources of coal, oil and gas – and now lithium, cobalt, nickel and other minerals. These are becoming more expensive to extract – thus undermining the sustainable development of the techno-infrastructure on which the economy increasingly depends.”
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-02-07/surveillance-capitalism-at-the-limits-to-economic-growth-part-2/

Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker   Aug. 23rd, 2020 | Sidney Fussell | Wired
“Requests are rising from law enforcement for information on the devices, which can include internet queries, food orders, and overheard conversations.”
“Earlier this month, Amazon said it had received more than 3,000 requests from police for user data in the first half of this year, and complied almost 2,000 times. That was a 72 percent increase in requests from the same period in 2016, when Amazon first disclosed the data, and a 24 percent jump in the past year alone.
‘I just don’t see this going away, ‘ Whitfield says. ‘I think this is going to be more and more prolific as time goes on.’”
https://www.wired.com/story/star-witness-your-smart-speaker/?fbclid=IwAR2jm3L9SbiMsWxd0dmpy9bZuASLJ11I5KqJK1HDabjhTuKTRKvXl3r7tRA

 For Your Listening Pleasure 5G Do Not Consent (with French subtitles)  Mar. 14th, 2020 | Jalalo  Macintyre
Video song by Jalalo that is quite uplifting and inspiring.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mB5gSOpjC8&feature=youtu.be

“Stopp 5G” – Song (German)  May 31st, 2019 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wmbfHS1enU

This next song, “No Amount of Evidence (will ever persuade an idiot),” is really well done and humorous which is why it’s included in the update. But admittedly, it’s also quite polarizing — something to be conscious about as we navigate these intensely challenging times we are facing as a species.
 
Different perspectives make up the fabric of life. Our humanity and possibly our future lie in how we navigate and resolve these potential points of conflict. 

To insist on one viewpoint or another and to demean others who don’t share our beliefs can leave us mired in two dimensional narratives that ignore myriad layers, complexities, and nuances. If we remain locked into this dualistic paradigm (could that be the metaphorical “lockdown” we find ourselves in now?) we risk continuing to perpetuate the kind of thinking that has brought us to the precipice of extinction, aligning with one or another “camp” of prefabricated  thinking and sweeping generalizations spread via truncated narratives. 

But if we welcome complexity, cross currents, undertow, and even debris that all affect how each wave of reality touches the shores of existence at any given point in time and space; if we keep our hearts open recognizing that all human-apprehended truth is on a path and hasn’t reached its final destination; If we can find solace and compassion in the sometimes very uncomfortable crosscurrents of conflicting views; and most of all, if we tune deeply into our own inner guidance —  we may just find new treasures arising mysteriously from out of the sacred space we hold for embracing differences. Yes, time is of the essence, and so these considerations are all the more crucial now. 

And now, the song!


No Amount of Evidence (will ever persuade an idiot) – Conspiracy Music Guru (mirror)  Aug. 24th, 2020 | Truth From Experience 
Quite humorous, although admittedly, a bit polarizing. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR_SM-P__ZE&fbclid=IwAR2Giv_E7YRZyeEc7bAaYg_4sTXMabj7B9rlUms9MzayWxHls-a2uamm_aM
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Speaking Out on Electrosensitivity as 5G Expands

Speaking Out on Electrosensitivity as 5G Expands

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Thousands of 5G cell service antennae are popping up on light poles across the nation, prompting health concerns among some. (Noah Davidson)

Thousands of 5G cell service antennae are popping up on light poles across the nation, prompting health concerns among some. (Noah Davidson)October 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the march to install superfast 5G wireless service continues across the country, advocates for patients with electro-sensitivity are questioning the technology’s safety.

Noah Davidson of Sacramento began lobbying to have 5G antennas moved away from people’s homes and offices because his five- and seven-year-old nieces got sick for two months straight, right after Verizon installed a 5G box on a light pole next to their home.

The family hired an expert to measure the radio-frequency levels.

“He conducted some measurements and told us it was the highest indoor measurements that he’d ever recorded,” Davidson claimed. “So, we ended up installing some shielding in the home, moving the kids into a back room. And within a few days, their symptoms went away.”

Verizon’s website quotes the Federal Communications Commission’s guidance that there’s no scientific evidence linking radiation from cell phones to health problems in humans. And 5G boxes do meet all legal standards.

Davidson wants the decades-old standards updated, saying the technology hasn’t been proven safe.

Cell antennas for 3G and 4G signals are typically mounted on towers 50 to 200 feet above ground. But the 5G small cell boxes are more localized, generally placed every seven or eight houses, about 30 feet off the ground.

Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany and an expert on RF radiation, said some people do fall ill when exposed to non-ionizing radiation from cell phones, smart meters, and components of the 5G cell sites, boxes that are now being installed across the nation.

“There are a lot of people that get ringing in their ears or get headaches, and feel fatigued and their brain isn’t working quite right, that never think about the fact that it may be coming from the Wi-Fi in their house, or the smart meter on the outside door,” Carpenter explained.

recent study from UC Irvine in the medical journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders finds extreme RF exposure can produce severe illness that mimics MS.

It looked at the case of 47-year-old Rick Garwood, a former cell phone tower technician from Southern California. He was exposed to massive radiation amounts in 2011, when a Verizon worker switched the towers back on after they’d been shut down for maintenance.

Garwood said he’s now on permanent disability, suffering with nodules on his lungs and painful lesions on his brain, kidney and spinal cord.

“The person I was, is gone,” Garwood said. “I mean, I’ve lost everything in life. I had to move back to my parent’s home. I’m on permanent disability; I went from an $80,000-a-year career to all of a sudden, I was on worker’s comp for four-and-a-half years. And then they finally said, ‘You’re not going to get any better.'”

Garwood sued, went to mediation, and received about a year’s pay.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service – CA

https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-10-09/health/speaking-out-on-electrosensitivity-as-5g-expands/a71698-2

The FCC Must Be Held Accountable!

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Lawsuit update — To absolutely no one’s surprise, the FCC filed a shocking reply last month to our lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals. The FCC’s reply is filled with misinformation, entirely glossing over the scientific evidence that shows the dangers of wireless radiation!
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Absorption of 5G Radiation in Brain Tissue as a Function of Frequency, Power and Time 

Received June 2, 2020, accepted June 7, 2020, date of publication June 12, 2020, date of current version July 2, 2020.

Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3002183
Absorption of 5G Radiation in Brain Tissue as
a Function of Frequency, Power and Time

DAVID H. GULTEKIN 1,2 AND PETER H. SIEGEL 2,3,4, (Life Fellow, IEEE)
1Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University, New York City, NY 10027, USA
2THz Global, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, USA
3
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
4Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Corresponding authors: David H. Gultekin (dg3155@columbia.edu) and Peter H. Siegel (phs@caltech.edu)
This work was supported by THz Global.
ABSTRACT The rapid release of 5G wireless communications networks has spurred renewed concerns regarding the interactions of higher radiofrequency (RF) radiation with living species. We examine RF
exposure and absorption in ex vivo bovine brain tissue and a brain simulating gel at three frequencies: 1.9 GHz, 4 GHz and 39 GHz that are relevant to current (4G), and upcoming (5G) spectra. We introduce
a highly sensitive thermal method for the assessment of radiation exposure, and derive experimentally, accurate relations between the temperature rise (1T), specific absorption rate (SAR) and the incident power
density (F), and tabulate the coefficients, 1T /1F and 1(SAR)/1F, as a function of frequency, depth and Time. This new method provides both 1T and SAR applicable to the frequency range below and above
6 GHz as shown at 1.9, 4 and 39 GHz, and demonstrates the most sensitive experimental assessment of brain tissue exposure to millimeter-wave radiation to date, with a detection limit of 1 mW. We examine the beam penetration, absorption and thermal diffusion at representative 4G and 5G frequencies and show that the RF heating increases rapidly with frequency due to decreasing RF source wavelength and increasing power density with the same incident power and exposure time. We also show the temperature effects of continuous wave, rapid pulse sequences and single pulses with varying pulse duration, and we employ electromagnetic modeling to map the field distributions in the tissue. Finally, using this new methodology, we measure the thermal diffusivity of ex vivo bovine brain tissue experimentally.

INDEX TERMS 4G, 5G, microwaves, millimeter-waves, wireless, RF absorption, RF safety, RF heating,
bovine brain tissue, Triton gel.