|“The tobacco industry wrote the book on manipulating government actions and public understandings of its dangers. … It is little exaggeration to argue that the telecom industry makes tobacco look like amateurs. With an eye to hyping doubt, telecom PR mavens have cast aspersions on clear evidence of cancer and DNA damage in animals exposed to cell phone radiation.” And the FCC is happy to oblige. Read the Latest Op-Ed By Devra Davis in Medium5G will NOT bridge the digital divide. In fact, it will deepen the digital divide. Here’s how Netflix’s Hasan Minhaj explains telecom’s undue influence on our access to the Internet.|
“While Internet service providers like Comcast and Charter are largely to blame for Internet inequality in parts of the country, the FCC is making things worse by siding with private corporations at the expense of millions of Americans who lack access to what has become a vital tool for everyday life. “Watch the Hysterical and Informative Netflix Stand-Up With Hasan Minhag on “Why Your Internet Sucks” Get More Resources on 5G and the Digital Divide Download factsheets and recent articles that document how 5G will exacerbate the digital divide. Recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education
EHT recently sent a 17-page letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona informing the Secretary of the D.C. Circuit judgment in Environmental Health Trust et al. v the FCC and the need to protect children. We included our recommendations to eliminate unnecessary sources of non-ionizing radiation on school property in order to reduce the health risk to students and staff from cell phones, Wi-Fi and other electromagnetic radiation exposures.
Here are a few excerpts:
“We are opposed to the field testing of 5G technology in schools. The wireless industry has long pushed Wi-Fi in schools nationwide and is now proposing expanding 5G into classrooms, arguing that ‘augmented reality’ and ‘virtual reality’ are ‘essential tools’ in classrooms. …
“Electromagnetic radiation exposure presents occupational health issues for teachers and staff, which are especially critical for those who are pregnant or have medical conditions. Yale research found thyroid cancer to be associated with cell phone use in people with genetic susceptibility. Prenatal radio-frequency radiation exposure led to higher hyperactivity, poorer memory and altered brain function in mice, corroborating prior published research findings of altered brain development after exposure. …
“We recommend the Secretary of Education provide nationwide guidance on best practices to reduce non-ionizing electromagnetic exposures in schools and colleges.”
EHT has sent letters to the Department of Education for nearly a decade calling on each new administration to take action to protect children. We hope you will download this letter and share it in your community and with your school administrators.
Read EHT’s Latest Letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education. Another Action Step: EHT is urging U.S. congressional representatives to take immediate action to ensure science-based protections for the public and the environment against wireless radiation exposure.
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Electromagnetic hypersensitivity Can people really become hypersensitive to electromagnetic exposures? Yes, they can, says Professor Dominique Belpomme and team, writing in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. They believe electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a real and verifiable condition and should be acknowledged as such. The authors point out that there is adequate clinical evidence to establish that EHS is ‘a distinct neuropathological disorder’ and they want to see it classified in the WHO International Classification of Diseases. By clinical research, they mean biological markers that can be objectively observed and measured in patients. ‘These have now been shown to primarily involve low-grade inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress and, consequently, blood-brain barrier opening,’ they say. Clinical evidence is commonly used to diagnose diseases like cancer, diabetes type 2, cardiac problems and Alzheimer’s Disease, for example. Belpomme points out that, while clinical research describes a condition, it doesn’t prove what causes it. Take cancer, for example. Laboratory tests define it, whereas it’s the population studies that show it’s linked with smoking, asbestos and so on.In the case of EHS, early research looked for a link between exposure and symptoms to determine whether the one caused the other. It wasn’t always successful and that led some critics to conclude that EHS isn’t real. Belpomme points out the problems with that sort of logic. ‘EHS first should have been objectively defined as a distinct pathological disorder thanks to the use of critical and rigorous methods of clinical research ….rather than attempting to search for EMF-related causality before EHS was objectively defined. ’Now that the markers for EHS have been clinically defined, could this condition be caused by electromagnetic exposures? Belpomme suggests that they could. He hypothesizes that ‘EHS and MCS [Multiple chemical Sensitivity] are pathological disorders of the brain, as has been suggested by imaging techniques, and that under the general term “environmental stressors”, environmental EMFs and/or chemicals may be causally involved in their pathogenesis, as suggested by in vitro experimental and clinical data .’Nevertheless, the identification of clinical markers means that EHS and MCS can be both diagnosed and treated—and that’s good news for sufferers. Belpomme D, Carlo GL, Irigaray P, et al. The Critical Importance of Molecular Biomarkers and Imaging in the Study of Electrohypersensitivity. A Scientific Consensus International Report. Int J Mol Sci. 2021;22(14):7321. Published 2021 Jul 7. doi:10.3390/ijms22147321ReminderDon’t forget, you still have a chance to forward us questions that you would like answered by Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, a world-recognised authority on electromagnetic radiation. If you have a question for Professor Leszczynski, please send it to EMR Australia by reply email. We look forward to hearing from you. What you can do Measure your exposure in your home with our Home Test Kit or Home Test Kit PLUS. Reduce the exposure in your home with our online course, Your Electromagnetic-safe Home Detox your body with our Activated Zeolite which can reduce sensitivity to exposure. See our resources for dealing with electromagnetic hypersensitivity here. What else you can doIf you found the information above of interest, please forward this email to others If you’d like more information, you can download our latest issue of EMR and Health here.If you’ve been sent this message by a friend and would like to subscribe to future updates, you can do that here. Book a phone consultation to find answers to your questions here.
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All in the mind? How the mysterious Havana Syndrome is a ‘global experiment in mass suggestion’ and NOT targeted attacks expert claims
- There are cases across the world, but expert says it’s all in the mind
- Targeting a huge hotel with soundwaves ‘defies the laws of physics’
- Mass psychogenic illness documented as far back as the middle ages
- The Philippines government used Katy Perry songs to break up a riot
- Is Havana Syndrome really just a case of hearing cicadas and crickets?
- What has the Cold War, dog poo and mosquitos got to do with it all?
PUBLISHED: 15:04, 1 October 2021 | UPDATED: 15:17, 1 October 2021
Since Havana Syndrome emerged in late 2016, the US government has made the mysterious phenomenon an intelligence priority and spent tens of millions of dollars investigating potential microwave weapon attacks by foreign adversaries.
But medical sociology expert Dr Robert Bartholomew is so convinced it’s a case of mass delusion, he’s co-authored a book on it with Robert Baloh – Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria.
The unexplained illness, which was first recorded in Cuba, has since spread to US embassies across the world (and also some Canadian), with a reported 130 cases. Symptoms include hearing loss, severe headaches, memory issues, dizziness and brain injury.
|Wireless radiation and the brain Electromagnetic radiation affects the brain, and this can translate to effects on emotions, behaviour and disease, say the authors of a recent scientific review. Cuicui Hu and team reviewed research on the effects of exposure on the brain and nervous system and found that it can cause structural and functional changes in the brain and, hence, the nervous system. EMR affects neurotransmitters—chemical messengers that convey information through the nervous system and are enormously important parts of the neural circuitry. |
They are involved in brain development and allow neurons to communicate with each other. Changes in neurotransmitter levels can lead to problems such as depression, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Hu’s review found that EMR affected key neurotransmitters. These include: Dopamine—the neurotransmitter for reward, learning, emotion, motor control and psychiatric and neurological disorders Norepinephrine and epinephrine—involved in stress, attention, sleep, inflammation and the autonomic nervous system responses Serotonin—involved in regulating mood, feeding, cognition, memory, sleep, pain and temperature Glutamate—involved in learning and memory GABA—involved in regulating emotion, sleep, memory, anti-hypertension, analgesia, anti-fatigue Glycine—an antioxidant, a building-block of protein and involved in countering inflammation Acetylcholine—involved in cognition Peptide neurotransmitters—involved in learning and memory Nitric oxide—high levels which can cause neuronal damage. How EMR causes the effects on neurotransmitters that this review reported is not certain, however, the authors suggested a few possibilities. Effects could be due to changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They could result from cell membrane damage (such as increased permeability) or from changes in the activity of voltage-gated calcium channels and increased levels of oxidative stress. Whatever the mechanism, the findings of this review show that exposure is causing changes to the brain that could have an adverse impact on different aspects of an organism’s functioning. Cuicui Hu et al, ‘Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation on Neurotransmitters in the Brain’, Front. Public Health, 17 August 2021 , https://www.frontiersin.org/ar…;What you can do Reduce mobile phone exposure to your brain with our shielded cases and air tube headsets. Detox your body with our Activated Zeolite. Reduce the exposure in your home with our online course, Your Electromagnetic-safe Home What else you can do If you found the information above of interest, please forward this email to others. If you’d like more information, you can download our latest issue of EMR and Health here. If you’ve been sent this message by a friend and would like to subscribe to future updates, you can do that here. Book a phone consultation to find answers to your questions here.
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|State Representative Linda Dean Campbell leads the hearing with the new Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet, and Cybersecurity. See below for links to individual technology safety commenters.Bill Updates:We only receive one week’s notice in MA when a bill comes up for public hearing, and we are so grateful the following were able to join us to give spoken testimony!|
Just as importantly, thank you also to the scientists, doctors, legislators, public servants and citizens who took the time to send in written testimony for the public record too!5:49 – Cece Doucette, Director of Massachusetts for Safe Technology11:35 – Ken Gartner, Engineer and Building Biologist30:44 – Kirstin Beatty, Director of Last Tree Laws54:34 – Dr. Lisa Nagy, Environmental Medicine Specialist2:43:54 – Sheila Reavill, Building Biologist and Retired School Teacher2:52:20 & 2:58:28– Theodora Scarato, Executive Director, Environmental Health Trust2:55:08 – Alison McDonough, Electromagnetically Injured2:59:57 – Courtney Gilardi, Nursery School Owner, Injured by Cell Tower Radiation3:02:57 – Amelia Gilardi, Child Injured by Cell Tower Radiation3:06:02 – Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, District Injured by Cell Tower Radiation3:08:20 – Charles Beatty, Less Screen, More Green3:11:20 – Senator Barry Finegold, Federal Agencies Unlikely to Act; Address at State Level; Achieve BalanceIf you didn’t get a chance to send in written testimony for our earlier commission bill with the Consumer Protection Committee, please click the button below for prior instructions. Testimonies are still being accepted. Thank you!
Instructions to SubmitPeaceful demonstration to inform Lenox, MA of the dangers of placing cell antennas atop The Curtis which houses
senior citizens and those with disabilities.Town Updates:
Lenox: Congratulations! Your hard work educating your neighbors and public servants has put a one-year delay on the decision to put cell antennas atop The Curtis! Kudos too for working toward a rewrite of zoning by-laws to protect your community in the long run!
Pittsfield: Bravo to City Councilors Mafuccio and White, and Interim Department of Health Director Cambi for sending in testimony for the technology safety bills, and to Rep. Farley-Bouvier for speaking up at the public hearing on behalf of her constituents! Tireless efforts continue by injured neighbors to remove the toxic cell tower illegally constructed in close proximity to their homes.
Falmouth: Thank you for calling a meeting with Senator Susan Moran and Rep. Dylan Fernandes to support the EMF bills and protect your community.
Lowell: Thank you Senator Edward Kennedy and Rep. Vanna Howard for meeting with your constituent too.
Taunton: Ditto to Rep. Carol Doherty!— If you’d like Cece Doucette to join you for an informational meeting with your own legislators, please send an email to MA4SafeTech@gmail.com —Upton: Technology safety talks beginning with municipal leaders.
Ashland, Boston, Cambridge, Canton, Dedham, Framingham, Natick, Needham, Warren, West Roxbury: Thank you to citizen scientists who measured the radiation in your towns and reported your readings to the Global EMF Monitoring project. Click here to see how each town rates and/or to sign up to measure your town too.Dr. Kent Chamberlin shares NH legislative commission findings with grid modernization and electric vehicle stakeholders.DPU Update:
Dr. Kent Chamberlin, Chair and Professor Emeritus of the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, joined Cece Doucette for a webinar geared toward state agencies and industry employees working on grid modernization and electric vehicles.
Please share the above video with your own municipalities to dispel common disinformation with wireless radiation risks and to work toward safe, sustainable hard-wired technology solutions.
Dr. Chamberlin’s slides are included in the video description on YouTube.In the Local News this Month!iBerkshires.com: Pittsfield Council to Send AG Letter About South St. Cell TowerBerkshire Eagle: Appellate Brief in Pittsfield Cell Tower Case; Verizon, Farley-White Corporation, and individual members of Zoning Board of Appeals suedBerkshire Eagle: Nearly a Year Later, Pittsfield Cell Tower Lawsuit Awaits Decision on AppealNatural Blaze: When Local Media Goes To The Dark Side On 5G/EMF/RF; Berkshire Eagle’s Unsigned Opinion; Ken Gartner’s ResponsePCTV: Board of Health Meeting 10/6/21, public comment and deliberations begin at 12:50Spectrum News 1: ‘We’re very hopeful:’ Pittsfield Board of Health asks Verizon to take down controversial cell towerThe John Krol Show: Traction on 5G Cell Tower FightBerkshire Eagle: Pittsfield Board of Health asks Verizon to remove or relocate controversial South Street cell towerWCCA Worcester Cable: Smart Meter Update with Patricia BurkeNatural Blaze: “Climate Anxiety” Vs. Those Underwater From EMF/RF/5G Devastation: Who Controls Activism Focus? The CorporatocracyBerkshire Eagle: Lenox planners: We need help on cell tower issues
Events:Have you asked your medical team and first responders to be professionally trained on EMFs yet? This is a new field of medicine that practitioners urgently need to know.
Registration for the CME/CE-accredited EMF Medical Conference 2021 will be open until March. Once registered, the courses can be completed on-line at one’s own pace. The public is welcome to register too at a reduced non-CME/CE rate. Please send to your medical teams.
Sam Weider, injured by EMFs, has produced a new documentary called “Surrounded”. The film’s free on-line screening will be November 10-14. See the trailer and register here. Consider gathering a group of friends to watch together!Thanks for all the hard work, please let us know if we can help educate in your community.
Hope to see you at our November 17th meeting at noon Eastern!
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|Excerpts:New paper on 5G millimeter RF effects on mosquitosThe following paper abstract raises an important question on the possibility that 5G mmWaves may have adverse effects on insects, importantly not just mosquitos but all insects depending on their relative size and signal wave length. Why not conduct the study on pollinators to see what happens…..”Fifth generation networks (5G) will be associated with a partial shift to higher carrier frequencies, including wavelengths of insects. This may lead to higher absorption of radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) by insects and could cause dielectric heating.”The post New paper on 5G millimeter RF effects on mosquitos first appeared on EMFacts Consultancy.|
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THE MOST DANGEROUS TECHNOLOGY EVER INVENTED
Part Three Cell Phones Are Not Here to Stay
On the day digital cell phone service began in New York City, I was away from home at a three-day law conference. The day I returned home I became dizzy. Within a few days I was also nauseous and I had uncontrollable tremors. I had the first asthma attack of my life. My eyeballs felt like they were bulging out, my lips felt dry, fat and puffy, I felt pressure in my chest, and the bottoms of my feet hurt. I became so weak I couldn’t lift a book. My skin became so sensitive I couldn’t bear to be touched and I could hardly stand to wear my clothes. My head was roaring like a freight train. After the fourth day I could not sleep or eat. During the sixth night my larynx went into spasm three times. Each time that happened I couldn’t draw a breath in or out and I thought I was going to die. I left home the next morning, never to return.
This did not happen only to me, or only to a few people. Beginning November 14, 1996, the day Omnipoint Communications turned on all those cell towers, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers became suddenly ill. Many thought they were having a heart attack, a stroke or a nervous breakdown. The Health Department called it an influenza epidemic, and it lasted until the following May. They did not stop to wonder why it hit only New York and not any nearby cities at that time. Weekly mortality statistics from the Centers for Disease Control revealed a 17 percent rise in mortality in the city beginning the week of November 17, lasting 11 weeks, that killed 2,300 people.
The epidemic did not hit Boston until the following year, when Sprint began service there on November 12, 1997. Mortality spiked by 15.5% for 16 weeks. It hit San Diego when Pacific Bell began service there on November 1, 1996, lasted for 17 weeks, and raised mortality by 14.5%. It did not hit nearby Los Angeles until the following summer, when Pacific Bell began service there on July 3, 1997, and mortality rose by 30% for the next 15 weeks. It hit Philadelphia in the spring, when Sprint began service there on April 3, 1997, and Detroit in the fall, when Sprint began service there on October 15, 1997. It hit Jacksonville, Florida the previous fall, when Powertel began service there on October 15, 1996. It hit Chicago, Milwaukee, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta, Fresno, Spokane, Portland, Sacramento, Charlotte, and Tulsa, beginning in each city on the day digital cell phone service became available in that city.
I learned, in 1996, that power levels do not matter. After microwave radiation had nearly killed me in Brooklyn after only six days of exposure, I was sure the radiation levels must be sky high, and I hired a professional engineer, Stuart Maurer, to go to my house with his spectrum analyzer to measure the radiation. I came down for the day from my motel room in upstate New York to watch him. To my astonishment, the highest level he measured, anywhere in my house, was 0.0001 microwatts per square centimeter. Clearly I still had a lot to learn about microwave radiation, and many things I thought I knew were wrong.
The same thing is happening now with 5G, only this time instead of blaming an influenza virus, society is blaming a coronavirus. And this time, it is happening everywhere at once instead of one city at a time. On October 13, 2020, Verizon issued a press release announcing the availability of its 5G network throughout the United States, and on the same day Apple issued a press release announcing the launch of its 5G phone, the iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were available in stores October 23, and the iPhone Mini and Max were available in early November. And in every state except two, mortality began to suddenly rise the week of October 24 or soon after, and not later than the week of November 21. The two exceptions were Wisconsin, where the mortality spike began the week of October 17, and Hawaii, which did not have a significant rise in deaths last winter. Nationally, mortality rose an average of 25% for 20 weeks, and 300,000 people died.
It is happening everywhere at once also to birds, insects, wildlife, and plant life. A correspondent in Knoxville, Tennessee wrote to me last week:
“These past couple of months I’ve noticed 5 bumblebees now on our flowers that have appeared paralyzed to me. We unfortunately have Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband very close to our home, which is only available outside, and I think they are being impacted by that. We brought 4 of them into our house, each at different times, and 3 of the 4 revived within about 5 minutes, so I then released them back outside. The 4th one took a little over an hour to revive before it was able to fly off.”
Another observer, in East Dover, Vermont, wrote, a couple of days ago:
“We grow 3 acres of blackcurrants, 200 blueberry bushes (11 varieties) and a smattering of other novelty berry plants. Our small farm is certified organic with 8 open acres certified (only 3 planted) and the remainder of the 31 acres is wooded. The blackcurrants are early bloomers and our 4 varieties all bloom within a few days of each other. There are so many different pollinating insects that come to the fields including a certain type of bumblebee with a red middle. It is wondrous to see and hear all the different shaped insects noisily working away.
“This spring, as I walked down the rows and admired all the blossoms in the front field, I suddenly stopped because it was almost completely quiet. There were two bumblebees among the 2,225 blackcurrant bushes and their buzzing was so noticeable because everything was so silent. When I mentioned this to a fifth generation apple farmer, he said that not only were there no pollinators this year, the timing of everything was off. For example, his asparagus was two weeks early (ours was, too). Compared with 2020, our blackcurrant blooming times were 2 weeks early this year. It was a cold spring but I would think that would delay blooming. So that is another reason the insects weren’t around yet. Two weeks is a huge amount of time! The blueberries were also generally early and the usual succession of blooms through the varieties was altered.
“The next day, I raced over to Forever Wild, a honeybee farmer, and secured a pallet of four hives. It was too cold for them to fly so they stayed in their hives in the middle of a gorgeous bloom of blackcurrants. Apparently, bumblebees will fly when it is in low 50s but honeybees need it to be at least 59 degrees. The honeybee farmer said they pollinate one quarter of the whole state (Vermont) and that all the guys up north (mostly apples) were talking about the same thing — no pollinators and specifically no bumblebees.
“Another curiosity this year was the fact that we had very few Japanese beetles. This could be because it was an extremely wet year but it is interesting to note that the beetles and bumblebees both winter underground. Also, when I visited my parents in September in Concord, MA, my mother pointed out how all the oaks had dark spots on them. All our tree leaves have the same spots here in southern Vermont and especially on the beech and quaking aspens. I planted our first berry plants in 2014 so I don’t have a vast wealth of personal experience owning and running a farm but I hope to continue my observations and plan on recreating that experiment with aluminum screening that Katie Haggerty did except with blackcurrants.”
A naturalist in Greece, Diana Kordas, wrote in October from the island of Samos in the eastern Mediterranean:
“I live in the country a few kilometers from the capital town of Samos, Vathi, which sits at the end of a large bay, and opposite the tourist village of Kokkari. In July of this summer, 2021, a pilot 5G cell tower was turned on above Kokkari. This cell tower is across the bay from us, one of its two panels points directly at us, and it is at the same height above sea level as our property. It is approximately 6 kilometers away.
“Where we live we are surrounded by cell towers and boosters (14 total) operating at 2G, 3G, and 4G frequencies. There has been a gradual diminution of insect and bird life in the last few years, especially since 2014, when 4G came here. Many species are affected; we lost the last of the fireflies (we used to have many) two summers ago. It has been years since we had a bug splattered on the windshield of the car as we drove along. But since that 5G cell tower across the bay went live, we have lost nearly all the pollinators and a great deal more besides.
“In the early part of the summer we had a great many pollinators: bumblebees, honeybees, many sorts of wild bees, carpenter bees, wasps of all kinds, and hoverflies. We tend to notice them as we grow all our own fruit and vegetables. Our early summer crops were pollinated without any problem, but melons, tomatoes and courgettes (zucchini) which we planted in early July have produced very little fruit as they did not get many pollinators though there were many blossoms. Not a single courgette has been pollinated and the tomatoes produced only 3 fruits; the melons (not as many as we would have expected) seem to have been pollinated by tiny night-flying moths.
“We own three and a half acres of land, which a big property for the island. It has many large trees (pines, cypresses, carobs, wild pistachio, olives, almonds and a grove of extremely rare gum mastic trees) and some fruit trees (apricots, plums and pears) as well as fields of grasses and wild plants. I should note here that we do not use pesticides of any sort, and we do not have any adjoining neighbours who use any pesticides; also, most of the land surrounding us is wild both up the mountain and down to the sea. Our own land has never had any pesticides and I would say the same is most likely true for most of the land around us. This is NOT a pesticide problem.
“We also keep our land as wild as possible, and except for the plots we cultivate the wild plants are allowed to grow freely: grasses, flowers (many orchids), and a lot of wild fennel. There are many bushes and hedges (I don’t know the English names for these plants). Many of the trees are over 100 years old, and some of the cypresses are over 300 years old.
“When planting we tend to intercrop and also plant flowering basils and zinnias, which attract pollinators, among the other plants. We also put out saucers of water for them to drink from — bees get thirsty. We usually get lots of bees, butterflies, hoverflies, wasps, etc., of many species, and we had many pollinators until recently. The decline began in July when the tower went live.
“The bees and other pollinators, and indeed most of the insects, are now almost all gone. We know this for several reasons: one is what we see (or don’t see) on the vegetable beds, one is what we are seeing generally (or not seeing, which is hardly anything) and the most important is what we are not seeing on the carob trees. Every year at this time, the male carobs flower abundantly and draw in hundreds of pollinators: bees of all sorts, wasps, hornets and hoverflies. You can’t go anywhere near these trees without being aware of a loud buzzing, and the insects are busy on them all day. These trees bloom for about a month, they are in full flower, and to date there has been virtually nothing on them: one bumblebee, one honeybee, a few hornets, a few flies of different species, a couple of tiny wild bees. We check many times a day, every day.
“This is NOT due to the weather, either. Since the carob trees went into flower we have had a variety of weather patterns, from strong northerly winds to fairly strong southerlies, interspersed with a good many still days. It has rained once. The temperatures are about average for the time of year. Wind or no wind, warm or cool, there are virtually no pollinators on the carobs.
“One day we also checked for bees on every male carob we could find between here and Kokkari, and we couldn’t find any insects on any other flowering carob—or any insects at all, except a few flies.
“The flowering carobs are a good indicator of pollinators because they attract so many. Certain plants are good for this, like traveller’s joy/cat’s claw, a thorny climbing vine which has very sweet-smelling flowers and blooms in this season (we haven’t seen any pollinators on them either) and onion flowers, which will attract every type of wasp and hornet there is (but not bees). We do not have onion flowers at this time, but on past occasions when we have had, we got large numbers of wasps and hornets, including many species we did not recognize.
“On our land, as I write this, we have lost not only bees but all sorts of other insects: beetles of all sorts including cockchafers and ladybirds, web-spinning spiders, mantises, moths and butterflies (we always get great clouds of graylings on the pines in July-August, but hardly any this year), dragonflies of all sorts, grasshoppers and crickets. October is the season for dragonflies, and we presently have the warm, still weather when they arrive in the thousands. This year we have maybe 1/100th of the usual number. We have a few hornets (not nearly as many as usual), horseflies (fewer than usual) and flies (which seem of all the insects to be the least affected).
“We still have mosquitoes, but I believe the reason for this is that they breed in our cistern, which has stone walls two feet thick and a cement roof — it is protected from electromagnetic fields. The mosquitoes get in through the overflow pipe and tiny gaps in the stones that cover the drain holes. Our neighbour, who has an open-topped cistern, had thousands of mosquito larvae in the water (and a big mosquito problem) earlier in the summer, now has no mosquitoes. I checked, and there are no larvae in the water of his cistern any more.
“I can only think that the 5G cell tower has caused these things to happen, because nothing else accounts for the sudden, severe drop in the number of insects here. The tower went live in July and the losses we are seeing have happened since July. I also think that we are seeing a drop in the number of small rodents: rats, mice and voles. We are not losing fruit and vegetables to mice or rats, which we always do. Also, on a wild bit of land like this, one tends to find traces of them, or to catch tails whisking away in the beam of a torch at night, or to hear them (tree rats can be quite noisy), and it seems they too are gone or going. My neighbour keeps finding dead rats, yet he never poisons them so they didn’t die from that.
“We are also seeing changes in animal behaviour. We feed a number of golden jackals which are having problems hunting due to a lack of wildlife in the area. The bay of Samos is/we are already surrounded by many cell towers and boosters in addition to the new 5G cell tower and wildlife including insects and birds has been declining for years. However, over the past few weeks the number of jackals coming to us has tripled and they are exhibiting symptoms of extreme anxiety, following us around in the evenings and now starting to appear in the daytime as well (they are primarily nocturnal). These are wild animals that we do not treat as pets, but some of them are becoming positively clingy, approaching to within several feet and sitting for periods of time just a few feet away. Some of them, which were not aggressive before, have started to become very aggressive with other jackals and fights are always breaking out.
“The area is also experiencing problems with wild boar, which are also looking for food. We have had several too-close encounters with these large and dangerous animals (which are also appearing at times when they shouldn’t, before sunset) and digging up large portions of our land at night. I was charged by one and so was my husband. Many people are seeing them in daytime, and they have dug up gardens, groves and the sides of the road. This has never happened before.
“Bird numbers are diminishing. We have still got fairly large numbers of great tits and sardinian warblers, which tend to stick to the deep cover of thick hedges and large trees, but we have lost all the chiffchaffs and chaffinches. We have a few blackbirds but it is a long time since we have seen a songthrush, or a wren. The robins have not arrived from further north, though they should have by now. We have a pair of tawny owls but little owls have disappeared. We get jays and crows, a few ring-neck doves (diminishing) and wood-pigeons, which have become few in number lately. Gull numbers (yellow-legged gulls) are falling and the shags which were always on the beach below our land have disappeared entirely. We are getting fewer raptors — we usually have sparrowhawks, Eleanora’s falcons, goshawks, buzzards and short-toed eagles, but they are avoiding this area now though we see them elsewhere, as well as ravens.
“We have seen virtually no migrating birds in this area this fall: a few flycatchers, a couple of red-backed shrikes, and a flock of Little Gulls flying out to sea is all. We heard but didn’t see a flock of bee-eaters, which didn’t stop here as they usually do.
“In conclusion, cell towers in general have diminished the number of insects and pollinators in this area, along with bird numbers and wildlife generally. The new 5G cell tower has had a devastating effect in a very short time, but it is impossible to know the full consequences until next spring at the earliest.”_____________
Those of you who remember car windshields splattered with insects, gardens ablaze with butterflies and abuzz with bees, loud choruses of crickets on land, and of frogs in ponds, and thick flocks of songbirds singing their joy at life, will understand what I am about to say. Cell phones are not here to stay. Whether people will willingly give them up is another question.
If people will willingly give up cell phones, the sudden and dramatic improvement in everyone’s health and sense of well-being, and the return of all our lost and disappearing cousin species who are still trying to share the Earth with us, will restore hope to the human species and catalyze other changes that will suddenly become possible, most importantly the ending of the mining and use of fossil fuels, which are converting the oxygen in our air to carbon dioxide, acidifying our oceans, polluting our rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater, and filling oceans, land, atmosphere, and ourselves with particles of plastic.
If people do not willing give up cell phones, then our planet does not have long to live, and cell phones will die with the Earth. In either case, they are not here to stay. Please join me in working toward the restoration of our home. If you have not yet signed it, sign the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space. If your organization has consultation status at the United Nations and has the ability to formally submit this Appeal to the U.N., get in touch with me. If your organization opposes 5G and you have not yet done so, contact me at email@example.com about signing the amicus brief supporting our case in the Supreme Court. Please download, save, and distribute Part I, Part II and Part III of this series. If you still own or use a cell phone, please throw it away, now, and if you do not have a landline, get one. REFERENCES
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The Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety filed a petition yesterday afternoon asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a threat to the very existence of this country, and this world.
Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed a law that permitted the unlimited pollution of every square inch of this country with microwave radiation. The polluters — telecommunications companies — were exempted from all liability for injury, death and property damage. Cities and states were forbidden to protect their citizens. State courts were prohibited from hearing lawsuits. The millions of people who have been injured, killed, and deprived of their income and property by cell towers and antennas have had no remedy for their injuries, deaths and losses.
The law that accomplished this assault on our country is the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Section 704 of that law states:
“No State or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the Commission’s regulations concerning such emissions.”
The “Commission” is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has no authority over health or environment, and does not even have the power to enforce its own regulations concerning microwave (also called radio frequency) radiation. The result of Section 704 is that no one has been protecting our country, our citizens, and our environment from this radiation for the past 25 years — not the FCC, not the states, not the cities, and not the courts.
The advent of 5G technology has brought this situation to a crisis point. Like many other cities, Santa Fe, New Mexico passed an ordinance exempting antennas in the public rights-of-way from all land use requirements, and in 2018, franchises were awarded to five telecommunications companies to place cell towers and antennas anywhere they please in the streets and on the sidewalks of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety immediately filed a lawsuit in federal district court. That lawsuit is now before the highest court in the land.
We are asking the Supreme Court to rule on two related questions:
1. Does Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 violate the right of access to courts guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution?
2. Does “environmental effects” mean “health effects” in Section 704?
Either an affirmative answer to the first question, or a negative answer to the second, would immediately restore to all Americans the right to protect their health, their lives and their property from microwave radiation, and would subject telecommunications companies to liability for the injuries, deaths and property damage they are causing.
The petition we filed in the Supreme Court yesterday is here:
We need as many organizations as possible to support this petition by joining the amicus (friend of the court) brief that is now being prepared, and which must be filed in the Supreme Court by November 24, 2021. The Supreme Court picks and chooses the cases it will decide, and the more support we have from organizations throughout the world, the more likely the Court will grant our petition and hear our case. The granting of our petition, by itself, will get publicity, and will advance public awareness of this invisible threat to our nation.
Simply talking to one another, putting on conferences, organizing protests, and filing lawsuits against the FCC, which has no authority over health, has not and cannot advance our cause to any significant degree. The proper target for attack is not the FCC, but the unconstitutional law that Congress passed 25 years ago. If your organization would like to join the amicus brief and has not already done so, please send the following information to me at email@example.com as soon as possible:
1. Organization’s name, email address, mailing address, and phone number
2. Your name and your role in the organization
3. Organization’s website and social media URLs (if any)
4. Roughly, how many members?
5. Mission statement
6. Is your organization for profit?
7. Any other information you would like to share
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