Toxins and environmental sensitivities

Toxins and environmental sensitivities Toxins contribute to a wide range of diseases, among them environmental sensitivities, and many people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation have issues with toxicity. In this article, we take a look at a study by Dr Harold Zeliger PhD, a professor of chemistry and environmental scientist who has made a study of the impacts of toxins on health.Dr Zeliger says that a group of chemicals called lipophiles—chemicals that dissolve in oil and fat—are associated with a wide range of health problems, including:type 2 diabetesmetabolic syndromecardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, peripheral heart disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiac autonomic function)neurodevelopmental problems (autism spectrum disorders, ADHD)neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)immunological problems (allergies, chemical sensitivity, autoimmune disease)musculoskeletal problems (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis)respiratory problems (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)cancer (breast, prostate, kidney, childhood, leukemia).Lipophilic chemicals, which include polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides, can remain in the body for decades.According to Zeliger, effects are even worse when lipophiles and hydrophiles—chemicals that dissolve in water—are both present in the body and combinations can affect every organ and system in the body. He says that lipophiles permeate cell membranes and ‘facilitate absorption of hydrophiles which serve as solvents and carriers.’Zeliger says that, ‘…exposures to mixtures of lipophiles and hydrophiles produced enhanced toxicities at higher concentrations and, surprisingly, …such mixtures targeted organs and systems not known to be affected by the individual species and … different mixtures attacked different body organs and systems with each mixture acting as a unique toxic agent.’ They can accumulate in the body over time.‘Exposures to heavy metals and metalloids …. Have also been shown to increase the incidence of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and other ENVDs [Environmental diseases],’ Zeliger says.Zeliger believes that chemicals and metals contribute to disease by causing oxidative stress (OS) in the body, as do other agents—such as EMR, bacteria, viruses, fungi, stress, some pharmaceuticals and aging. He suggests that levels of oxidative stress in the body are a better way of predicting disease than levels of individual toxins.‘Exposures to toxins as well as the presence of disease results in increases in these free radical species and produce the oxidative imbalances in cells that produce OS. OS is …directly or indirectly, the cause of virtually all disease. ‘Zeliger suggests a number of actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of toxins on the body.Avoid the use of products that contain toxic chemicals.Educate people about toxins and regulate toxins.Eat a Mediterranean diet which is rich in antioxidants.Detoxify the body.Develop non-toxic, green forms of energy.Reduce global warming which increases oxidative stress in a number of ways.Zeliger concludes his paper with a warning and a glimmer of hope. He says, ‘There are steps that can be taken to lower the incidence of ENVDs, but complete prevention of ENVDs is impossible, given the wide spread distribution of the causative chemicals and genetic predispositions. Biomarkers that determine total OS in the body would provide predictive indicators of increased vulnerability to the onset of ENVD and enable individuals to act to reduce total OS and hence disease.’Zeliger HI, ‘Causes, Mechanisms and Prevention of Environmental Diseases’ .Dual Diagn Open Acc. 2015, 1:1. doi: 10.21767/2472-5048.100001What you can doDetox your body with our Activated Zeolite.Reduce the exposure in your home with our online course, Your Electromagnetic-safe HomeBook a phone consultation to find answers to your questions here
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EHT has been busy working to protect you and your family thanks to your support!

EHT has been busy working to protect you and your family thanks to your support! Please take the time to review today’s newsletter. Learn about our latest legal efforts, download our social media graphics to share in your community, and watch EHT Founder Dr. Devra Davis present the latest research on wireless radiation and health at a recent seminar on children and environmental jealth!
Be sure to register for Dr. Joel Moskowitz’s upcoming Center for Occupational and Environmental Health webinar; and join our letter-writing campaign to U.S. lawmakers.
Watch Dr. Devra Davis Present on Children and Wireless Radiation
Join Our Letter-Writing Campaign to Congress
Leading scientists have written a letter to U.S. elected officials calling on them to take immediate action to ensure science-based protections for the public and the environment against wireless radiation exposure. Take action today by sending a letter to your elected representatives!
EHT’s U.S. Congressional Action CampaignDownload our Two-Page Factsheet on EHT et al. v FCC
Lake Tahoe Lawsuit Update
Last week, numerous Lake Tahoe residents, the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy legal team, and EHT Executive Director Theodora Scarato provided public comment, submitted legal argument, and entered thousands of pages of evidence into the record at a public hearing opposing a proposed Verizon cell tower installation on a scenic mountainside in a residential neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe, California. More than 100 unregulated, radiation-emitting 5G antennas have already been installed throughout this Congressionally-protected, environmentally-sensitive region. 
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the federal agency that’s supposed to protect this national treasure from environmental degradation, instead, has been moving fast to approve the construction of the 112-foot cell tower smack in the middle of a beloved bald eagle habitat!
At the hearing, we and others called for a full environmental review – which is required by law -and we addressed extensive scientific evidence showing the tower will result in harm to people and the environment.
We submitted the landmark three-part, 150-page scientific review with more than 1,200 references authored by award-winning writer Blake Levitt; University of Washington professor emeritus and former Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine editor-in-chief Henry Lai, PhD; and retired branch manager and senior wildlife biologist in the division of Migratory Bird Management at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Albert Manville, PhD.
This scientific evidence is “in the record.”
Yet, on October 14, 2021, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency ignored all of the evidence and decided to say yes to the cell tower!
Landmark Research on Effects of Non-ionizing EMFs to Flora and Fauna(Feel free to cut and paste to send to your elected officials and communities)
Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, part 1. Rising ambient EMF levels in the environment. Rev Environ Health. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0026. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34047144.Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, Part 2 impacts: how species interact with natural and man-made EMF. Rev Environ Health. 2021 Jul 8. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0050. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34243228.Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, Part 3. Exposure standards, public policy, laws, and future directions. Rev Environ Health. 2021 Sep 27. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0083. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34563106.
Listen to a recording of the TRPA meeting here starting at 1:01. This is the start of a historic effect to protect our federal lands!
In the meantime, EHT has joined a lawsuit against TRPA, Verizon Wireless, and a South Lake Tahoe property owner for violating federal law. If successful, the case will protect the lake from future wireless infrastructure deployments. It could even set legal precedent for our national parks and other sensitive environments across the country. 
To donate and for more information about the case, please visit: https://www.tahoeforsafertech.org/.
We can’t thank you enough for your support and generosity!
Correction and Clarification: In an earlier email, we reported that the Tahoe Prosperity Center was a respondent in the lawsuit. The Tahoe Prosperity Center was dismissed with prejudice from this lawsuit. The lawsuit is now against the TRPA, Verizon Wireless, and a South Lake Tahoe property owner. 
Dr. Joel Moskowitz’s Upcoming Webinar
Download EHT’s GraphicsNew graphic: “The Technology We’re Dying For” can be downloaded here,EHT’s Breast Cancer Awareness poster can be downloaded here.Check out more of EHT’s social media graphics here and infographics here.
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THE MOST DANGEROUS TECHNOLOGY EVER INVENTED


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Part One In 1995, the telecommunications industry was preparing to introduce a dangerous new product to the United States: the digital cell phone. Existing cell phones were analog and expensive, owned mostly by the wealthy, used for only a few minutes at a time. Many were car phones whose antennas were outside the car, not held in one’s hand and not next to one’s brain. Cell phones worked only in or near large cities. The few cell towers that existed were mostly on hilltops, mountaintops, or skyscrapers, not close to where people lived.

The problem for the telecommunications industry in 1995 was liability. Microwave radiation was harmful. Cell phones were going to damage everyone’s brain, make people obese, and give millions of people cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And cell towers were going to damage forests, wipe out insects, and torture and kill birds and wildlife.

This was all known. Extensive research had already been done in the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. Biologist Allan Frey, under contract with the U.S. Navy, was so alarmed by the results of his animal studies that he refused to experiment on humans. “I have seen too much,” he told colleagues at a symposium in 1969. “I very carefully avoid exposure myself, and I have for quite some time now. I do not feel that I can take people into these fields and expose them and in all honesty indicate to them that they are going into something safe.”

Frey discovered that microwave radiation damages the blood-brain barrier — the protective barrier that keeps bacteria, viruses and toxic chemicals out of your brain and keeps the inside of your head at a constant pressure, preventing you from having a stroke. He discovered that both people and animals can hear microwaves. He discovered that he could stop a frog’s heart by timing microwave pulses at a precise point in the heart’s rhythm. The power level he used for that experiment was only 0.6 microwatts per square centimeter, thousands of times lower than the radiation from today’s cell phones.

Ophthalmologist Milton Zaret, who had contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as with the Central Intelligence Agency, discovered in the 1960s that low-level microwave radiation causes cataracts. In 1973, he testified before the Commerce Committee of the United States Senate. “There is a clear, present and ever-increasing danger,” he told the senators, “to the entire population of our country from exposure to the entire non-ionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The dangers cannot be overstated…” Zaret told the committee about patients who not only had cataracts caused by exposure to microwaves, but also malignant tumors, cardiovascular disease, hormonal imbalance, arthritis and mental illness, as well as neurological problems in children born to them. These patients ranged from military personnel exposed to radar to housewives exposed to their microwave ovens.

“The microwave oven leakage standard set by the Bureau of Radiological Health,” he told the committee, “is approximately 1 billion times higher than the total entire microwave spectrum given off by the Sun. It is appalling for these ovens to be permitted to leak at all, let alone for the oven advertisements to encourage our children to have fun learning to cook with them!” The microwave oven leakage standard, today in 2021, is the same as it was in 1973: 5 milliwatts per square centimeter at a distance of 5 centimeters. And the microwave exposure levels to the brain from every cell phone in use today are higher than that.

The Navy, at that time, was exposing soldiers to low-level microwave radiation in research being conducted in Pensacola, Florida. Echoing Frey, Zaret said these experiments were unethical. “I don’t believe it is possible,” he told the Senate committee, “to get informed, untainted consent from any young adult who agrees to be exposed to irradiation where you are not sure of what the end result is going to be… Also, that any children that he has at some future time may suffer from this irradiation.” He reemphasized the ethical problems with this research: “I think if it was explained fully to them and they still volunteered, for this project, one would question their mental capacity right off the start.”

Scientists experimenting on birds were just as alarmed by their results, and issued warnings about the environmental effects of the radiation our society was unleashing on the world that were just as dire as the warnings delivered to Congress by Milton Zaret, and the warnings delivered to the Navy by Allan Frey.

In the late 1960s and continuing through the 1970s, John Tanner and his colleagues at Canada’s National Research Council exposed chickens, pigeons and seagulls to microwave radiation, and found frightening effects at every level of exposure. Chickens exposed to between 0.19 and 360 microwatts per square centimeter for nine months developed tumors of the central nervous system, and avian leukosis – also a type of tumor — of ovaries, intestines and other organs which in some birds reached “massive proportions,” on “a scale never seen before by veterinarians experienced with avian diseases.” Mortality was high in the irradiated birds. All the exposed birds, at every power level, had deteriorated plumage, with feathers lost, broken or with twisted and brittle shafts.

In other experiments, in which these researchers irradiated birds at higher power, the birds collapsed in pain within seconds. This occurred not only when the whole bird was irradiated but also when only its tail feathers were irradiated and the rest of the bird was carefully shielded. In further experiments, they proved that bird feathers make fine receiving aerials for microwaves, and speculated that migratory birds may use their feathers to obtain directional information. These scientists warned that increasing levels of ambient microwaves would cause wild birds distress and might interfere with their navigation.

Maria Sadchikova, working in Moscow; Václav Bartoniček and Eliska Klimková-Deutshová, working in Czechoslovakia; and Valentina Nikitina, who examined officers of the Russian Navy, found, as early as 1960, that the majority of people exposed to microwave radiation on the job — even people who had ceased such employment five to ten years previously — had elevated blood sugar or had sugar in their urine.

Animal experiments showed that the radiation directly interferes with metabolism, and that it does so rapidly. In 1962, V.A. Syngayevskaya, in Leningrad, exposed rabbits to low level radio waves and found that the animals’ blood sugar rose by one-third in less than an hour. In 1982, Vasily Belokrinitskiy, in Kiev, reported that the amount of sugar in the urine was in direct proportion to the dose of radiation and the number of times the animal was exposed. Mikhail Navakitikian and Lyudmila Tomashevskaya reported in 1994 that insulin levels decreased by 15 percent in rats exposed for just half an hour, and by 50 percent in rats exposed for twelve hours, to pulsed radiation at a power level of 100 microwatts per square centimeter. This level is comparable to the radiation a person receives today sitting directly in front of a wireless computer, and considerably less than what a person’s brain receives from a cell phone.

These were just a few of the thousands of studies being performed all over the world at that time that found profound effects of microwave radiation on every human organ, and on the functioning and reproduction of every plant and animal. Lieutenant Zory Glaser, commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1971 to catalogue the world’s literature on the health effects of microwave and radio-frequency radiation, collected 5,083 studies, textbooks and conference proceedings by 1981. He managed to find about half of the literature existing at that time. So about 10,000 studies had proven microwave and RF radiation to be dangerous to all life, already before 1981.

Cooking Your DNA and Roasting Your Nerves In the early 1980s Mays Swicord, working at the National Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration, decided to test his conjecture that DNA resonantly absorbs microwave radiation, and that even a very low level of radiation, although producing no measurable heat in the human body as a whole, may nevertheless heat your DNA. He exposed a solution containing a small amount of DNA to microwave radiation, and found that the DNA itself was absorbing 400 times as much radiation as the solution that it was in, and that different lengths of DNA strands resonantly absorb different frequencies of microwave radiation. So even though the overall temperature of your cells may not be raised to any detectable degree by the radiation, the DNA inside your cells may be heated tremendously. Swicord’s later research confirmed that this damages DNA, causing both single- and double-strand DNA breakage.

Professor Charles Polk of the University of Rhode Island reported essentially the same thing at the twenty-second annual meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in June 2000 in Munich, Germany. Direct measurements had recently shown that DNA is much more electrically conductive than anyone had suspected: it has a conductivity of at least 105 siemens per meter, which is about 1/10 as conductive as mercury! A cell phone held to your head may irradiate your brain at a specific absorption rate (SAR) of about 1 watt per kilogram, which produces little overall heating. Polk calculated, however, that this level of radiation would raise the temperature in the interior of your DNA by 60 degrees Celsius per second! He said that the tissues cannot dissipate heat that rapidly, and that such heating would rupture the bonds between complementary strands of DNA, and would explain the DNA breakage reported in various studies.

And in 2006, Markus Antonietti, at Germany’s Max Planck Institute, wondered whether a similar type of resonant absorption occurs in the synapses of our nerves. Cell phones are designed so the radiation they emit will not heat your brain more than one degree Celsius. But what happens in the tiny environment of a synapse, where electrically charged ions are involved in transmitting nerve impulses from one neuron to another? Antonietti and his colleagues simulated the conditions in nerve synapses with tiny fat droplets in salt water and exposed the emulsions to microwave radiation at frequencies between 10 MHz and 4 GHz. The resonant absorption frequencies, as expected, depended on the size of the droplets and other properties of the solution. But it was the size of the absorption peaks that shocked Antonietti.

“And now comes the tragedy,” said Antonietti. “Exactly where we are closest to the conditions in the brain, we see the strongest heating. There is a hundred times as much energy absorbed as previously thought. This is a horror.” Efforts by the EPA to Protect Americans Faced with a barrage of alarming scientific results, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its own microwave radiation research laboratory which operated from 1971 until 1985 with up to 30 full-time staff exposing dogs, monkeys, rats and other animals to microwaves. The EPA was so disturbed by the results of its experiments that it proposed, already in 1978, to develop guidelines for human exposure to microwave radiation for adoption and enforcement by other federal agencies whose activities were contributing to a rapidly thickening fog of electromagnetic pollution throughout our nation. But there was pushback by those agencies.

The Food and Drug Administration did not want the proposed exposure limits to apply to microwave ovens or computer screens. The Federal Aviation Administration did not want to have to protect the public from air traffic control and weather radars. The Department of Defense did not want the limits to apply to military radars. The CIA, NASA, Department of Energy, Coast Guard, and Voice of America did not want to have to limit public exposure to their own sources of radiation.

Finally, in June 1995, with the telecommunications industry planning to put microwave radiation devices into the hands and next to the brains of every man, woman and child, and to erect millions of cell towers and antennas in cities, towns, villages, forests, wildlife preserves and national parks throughout the country in order to make those devices work, the EPA announced that it was going to issue Phase I of its exposure guidelines in early 1996. The Federal Communications Commission would have been required to enforce those guidelines, cell phones and cell towers would have been illegal, and even if they were not illegal, telecommunications companies would have been exposed to unlimited liability for all the suffering, disease and mortality they were about to cause.

But it was not to be. The Electromagnetic Energy Association, an industry lobbying group, succeeded in preventing the EPA’s exposure guidelines from being published. On September 13, 1995, the Senate Committee on Appropriations stripped the $350,000 that had been budgeted for EPA’s work on its exposure guidelines and wrote in its report, “The Committee believes EPA should not engage in EMF activities.”

The Personal Communications Industry Association (CTIA), another industry group, also lobbied Congress, which was drafting a bill called the Telecommunications Act, and a provision was added to the Act prohibiting states and local governments from regulating “personal wireless service facilities” on the basis of their “environmental effects.” That provision shielded the telecommunications industry from any and all liability for injury from both cell towers and cell phones and permitted that industry to sell the most dangerous technology ever invented to the American public. People were no longer allowed to tell their elected officials about their injuries at public hearings. Scientists were no longer allowed to testify in court about the dangers of this technology. Every means for the public to find out that wireless technology was killing them was suddenly prohibited.

The telecommunications industry has done such a good job selling this technology that today the average American household contains 25 different devices that emit microwave radiation and the average American spends five hours per day on their cell phone, has it in their pocket next to their body the rest of the day, and sleeps with it all night in or next to their bed. Today almost every man, woman and child holds a microwave radiation device in their hand or against their brain or body all day every day, completely unaware of what they are doing to themselves, their family, their pets, their friends, their neighbors, the birds in their yard, their ecosystem, and their planet. Those who are even aware there is a problem at all view only the towers as a threat, but their phone as a friend. (to be continued)  
 Arthur FirstenbergAuthor, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and LifeP.O. Box 6216Santa Fe, NM 87502
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October 20, 2021
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Part One In 1995, the telecommunications industry was preparing to introduce a dangerous new product to the United States: the digital cell phone. Existing cell phones were analog and expensive, owned mostly by the wealthy, used for only a few minutes at a time. Many were car phones whose antennas were outside the car, not held in one’s hand and not next to one’s brain. Cell phones worked only in or near large cities. The few cell towers that existed were mostly on hilltops, mountaintops, or skyscrapers, not close to where people lived.

The problem for the telecommunications industry in 1995 was liability. Microwave radiation was harmful. Cell phones were going to damage everyone’s brain, make people obese, and give millions of people cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And cell towers were going to damage forests, wipe out insects, and torture and kill birds and wildlife.

This was all known. Extensive research had already been done in the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. Biologist Allan Frey, under contract with the U.S. Navy, was so alarmed by the results of his animal studies that he refused to experiment on humans. “I have seen too much,” he told colleagues at a symposium in 1969. “I very carefully avoid exposure myself, and I have for quite some time now. I do not feel that I can take people into these fields and expose them and in all honesty indicate to them that they are going into something safe.”

Frey discovered that microwave radiation damages the blood-brain barrier — the protective barrier that keeps bacteria, viruses and toxic chemicals out of your brain and keeps the inside of your head at a constant pressure, preventing you from having a stroke. He discovered that both people and animals can hear microwaves. He discovered that he could stop a frog’s heart by timing microwave pulses at a precise point in the heart’s rhythm. The power level he used for that experiment was only 0.6 microwatts per square centimeter, thousands of times lower than the radiation from today’s cell phones.

Ophthalmologist Milton Zaret, who had contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as with the Central Intelligence Agency, discovered in the 1960s that low-level microwave radiation causes cataracts. In 1973, he testified before the Commerce Committee of the United States Senate. “There is a clear, present and ever-increasing danger,” he told the senators, “to the entire population of our country from exposure to the entire non-ionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The dangers cannot be overstated…” Zaret told the committee about patients who not only had cataracts caused by exposure to microwaves, but also malignant tumors, cardiovascular disease, hormonal imbalance, arthritis and mental illness, as well as neurological problems in children born to them. These patients ranged from military personnel exposed to radar to housewives exposed to their microwave ovens.

“The microwave oven leakage standard set by the Bureau of Radiological Health,” he told the committee, “is approximately 1 billion times higher than the total entire microwave spectrum given off by the Sun. It is appalling for these ovens to be permitted to leak at all, let alone for the oven advertisements to encourage our children to have fun learning to cook with them!” The microwave oven leakage standard, today in 2021, is the same as it was in 1973: 5 milliwatts per square centimeter at a distance of 5 centimeters. And the microwave exposure levels to the brain from every cell phone in use today are higher than that.

The Navy, at that time, was exposing soldiers to low-level microwave radiation in research being conducted in Pensacola, Florida. Echoing Frey, Zaret said these experiments were unethical. “I don’t believe it is possible,” he told the Senate committee, “to get informed, untainted consent from any young adult who agrees to be exposed to irradiation where you are not sure of what the end result is going to be… Also, that any children that he has at some future time may suffer from this irradiation.” He reemphasized the ethical problems with this research: “I think if it was explained fully to them and they still volunteered, for this project, one would question their mental capacity right off the start.”

Scientists experimenting on birds were just as alarmed by their results, and issued warnings about the environmental effects of the radiation our society was unleashing on the world that were just as dire as the warnings delivered to Congress by Milton Zaret, and the warnings delivered to the Navy by Allan Frey.

In the late 1960s and continuing through the 1970s, John Tanner and his colleagues at Canada’s National Research Council exposed chickens, pigeons and seagulls to microwave radiation, and found frightening effects at every level of exposure. Chickens exposed to between 0.19 and 360 microwatts per square centimeter for nine months developed tumors of the central nervous system, and avian leukosis – also a type of tumor — of ovaries, intestines and other organs which in some birds reached “massive proportions,” on “a scale never seen before by veterinarians experienced with avian diseases.” Mortality was high in the irradiated birds. All the exposed birds, at every power level, had deteriorated plumage, with feathers lost, broken or with twisted and brittle shafts.

In other experiments, in which these researchers irradiated birds at higher power, the birds collapsed in pain within seconds. This occurred not only when the whole bird was irradiated but also when only its tail feathers were irradiated and the rest of the bird was carefully shielded. In further experiments, they proved that bird feathers make fine receiving aerials for microwaves, and speculated that migratory birds may use their feathers to obtain directional information. These scientists warned that increasing levels of ambient microwaves would cause wild birds distress and might interfere with their navigation.

Maria Sadchikova, working in Moscow; Václav Bartoniček and Eliska Klimková-Deutshová, working in Czechoslovakia; and Valentina Nikitina, who examined officers of the Russian Navy, found, as early as 1960, that the majority of people exposed to microwave radiation on the job — even people who had ceased such employment five to ten years previously — had elevated blood sugar or had sugar in their urine.

Animal experiments showed that the radiation directly interferes with metabolism, and that it does so rapidly. In 1962, V.A. Syngayevskaya, in Leningrad, exposed rabbits to low level radio waves and found that the animals’ blood sugar rose by one-third in less than an hour. In 1982, Vasily Belokrinitskiy, in Kiev, reported that the amount of sugar in the urine was in direct proportion to the dose of radiation and the number of times the animal was exposed. Mikhail Navakitikian and Lyudmila Tomashevskaya reported in 1994 that insulin levels decreased by 15 percent in rats exposed for just half an hour, and by 50 percent in rats exposed for twelve hours, to pulsed radiation at a power level of 100 microwatts per square centimeter. This level is comparable to the radiation a person receives today sitting directly in front of a wireless computer, and considerably less than what a person’s brain receives from a cell phone.

These were just a few of the thousands of studies being performed all over the world at that time that found profound effects of microwave radiation on every human organ, and on the functioning and reproduction of every plant and animal. Lieutenant Zory Glaser, commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1971 to catalogue the world’s literature on the health effects of microwave and radio-frequency radiation, collected 5,083 studies, textbooks and conference proceedings by 1981. He managed to find about half of the literature existing at that time. So about 10,000 studies had proven microwave and RF radiation to be dangerous to all life, already before 1981.

Cooking Your DNA and Roasting Your Nerves In the early 1980s Mays Swicord, working at the National Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration, decided to test his conjecture that DNA resonantly absorbs microwave radiation, and that even a very low level of radiation, although producing no measurable heat in the human body as a whole, may nevertheless heat your DNA. He exposed a solution containing a small amount of DNA to microwave radiation, and found that the DNA itself was absorbing 400 times as much radiation as the solution that it was in, and that different lengths of DNA strands resonantly absorb different frequencies of microwave radiation. So even though the overall temperature of your cells may not be raised to any detectable degree by the radiation, the DNA inside your cells may be heated tremendously. Swicord’s later research confirmed that this damages DNA, causing both single- and double-strand DNA breakage.

Professor Charles Polk of the University of Rhode Island reported essentially the same thing at the twenty-second annual meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in June 2000 in Munich, Germany. Direct measurements had recently shown that DNA is much more electrically conductive than anyone had suspected: it has a conductivity of at least 105 siemens per meter, which is about 1/10 as conductive as mercury! A cell phone held to your head may irradiate your brain at a specific absorption rate (SAR) of about 1 watt per kilogram, which produces little overall heating. Polk calculated, however, that this level of radiation would raise the temperature in the interior of your DNA by 60 degrees Celsius per second! He said that the tissues cannot dissipate heat that rapidly, and that such heating would rupture the bonds between complementary strands of DNA, and would explain the DNA breakage reported in various studies.

And in 2006, Markus Antonietti, at Germany’s Max Planck Institute, wondered whether a similar type of resonant absorption occurs in the synapses of our nerves. Cell phones are designed so the radiation they emit will not heat your brain more than one degree Celsius. But what happens in the tiny environment of a synapse, where electrically charged ions are involved in transmitting nerve impulses from one neuron to another? Antonietti and his colleagues simulated the conditions in nerve synapses with tiny fat droplets in salt water and exposed the emulsions to microwave radiation at frequencies between 10 MHz and 4 GHz. The resonant absorption frequencies, as expected, depended on the size of the droplets and other properties of the solution. But it was the size of the absorption peaks that shocked Antonietti.

“And now comes the tragedy,” said Antonietti. “Exactly where we are closest to the conditions in the brain, we see the strongest heating. There is a hundred times as much energy absorbed as previously thought. This is a horror.” Efforts by the EPA to Protect Americans Faced with a barrage of alarming scientific results, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its own microwave radiation research laboratory which operated from 1971 until 1985 with up to 30 full-time staff exposing dogs, monkeys, rats and other animals to microwaves. The EPA was so disturbed by the results of its experiments that it proposed, already in 1978, to develop guidelines for human exposure to microwave radiation for adoption and enforcement by other federal agencies whose activities were contributing to a rapidly thickening fog of electromagnetic pollution throughout our nation. But there was pushback by those agencies.

The Food and Drug Administration did not want the proposed exposure limits to apply to microwave ovens or computer screens. The Federal Aviation Administration did not want to have to protect the public from air traffic control and weather radars. The Department of Defense did not want the limits to apply to military radars. The CIA, NASA, Department of Energy, Coast Guard, and Voice of America did not want to have to limit public exposure to their own sources of radiation.

Finally, in June 1995, with the telecommunications industry planning to put microwave radiation devices into the hands and next to the brains of every man, woman and child, and to erect millions of cell towers and antennas in cities, towns, villages, forests, wildlife preserves and national parks throughout the country in order to make those devices work, the EPA announced that it was going to issue Phase I of its exposure guidelines in early 1996. The Federal Communications Commission would have been required to enforce those guidelines, cell phones and cell towers would have been illegal, and even if they were not illegal, telecommunications companies would have been exposed to unlimited liability for all the suffering, disease and mortality they were about to cause.

But it was not to be. The Electromagnetic Energy Association, an industry lobbying group, succeeded in preventing the EPA’s exposure guidelines from being published. On September 13, 1995, the Senate Committee on Appropriations stripped the $350,000 that had been budgeted for EPA’s work on its exposure guidelines and wrote in its report, “The Committee believes EPA should not engage in EMF activities.”

The Personal Communications Industry Association (CTIA), another industry group, also lobbied Congress, which was drafting a bill called the Telecommunications Act, and a provision was added to the Act prohibiting states and local governments from regulating “personal wireless service facilities” on the basis of their “environmental effects.” That provision shielded the telecommunications industry from any and all liability for injury from both cell towers and cell phones and permitted that industry to sell the most dangerous technology ever invented to the American public. People were no longer allowed to tell their elected officials about their injuries at public hearings. Scientists were no longer allowed to testify in court about the dangers of this technology. Every means for the public to find out that wireless technology was killing them was suddenly prohibited.

The telecommunications industry has done such a good job selling this technology that today the average American household contains 25 different devices that emit microwave radiation and the average American spends five hours per day on their cell phone, has it in their pocket next to their body the rest of the day, and sleeps with it all night in or next to their bed. Today almost every man, woman and child holds a microwave radiation device in their hand or against their brain or body all day every day, completely unaware of what they are doing to themselves, their family, their pets, their friends, their neighbors, the birds in their yard, their ecosystem, and their planet. Those who are even aware there is a problem at all view only the towers as a threat, but their phone as a friend. (to be continued)  
 Arthur FirstenbergAuthor, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and LifeP.O. Box 6216Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
phone: +1 505-471-0129arthur@cellphonetaskforce.org
October 20, 2021
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Part One In 1995, the telecommunications industry was preparing to introduce a dangerous new product to the United States: the digital cell phone. Existing cell phones were analog and expensive, owned mostly by the wealthy, used for only a few minutes at a time. Many were car phones whose antennas were outside the car, not held in one’s hand and not next to one’s brain. Cell phones worked only in or near large cities. The few cell towers that existed were mostly on hilltops, mountaintops, or skyscrapers, not close to where people lived.

The problem for the telecommunications industry in 1995 was liability. Microwave radiation was harmful. Cell phones were going to damage everyone’s brain, make people obese, and give millions of people cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And cell towers were going to damage forests, wipe out insects, and torture and kill birds and wildlife.

This was all known. Extensive research had already been done in the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. Biologist Allan Frey, under contract with the U.S. Navy, was so alarmed by the results of his animal studies that he refused to experiment on humans. “I have seen too much,” he told colleagues at a symposium in 1969. “I very carefully avoid exposure myself, and I have for quite some time now. I do not feel that I can take people into these fields and expose them and in all honesty indicate to them that they are going into something safe.”

Frey discovered that microwave radiation damages the blood-brain barrier — the protective barrier that keeps bacteria, viruses and toxic chemicals out of your brain and keeps the inside of your head at a constant pressure, preventing you from having a stroke. He discovered that both people and animals can hear microwaves. He discovered that he could stop a frog’s heart by timing microwave pulses at a precise point in the heart’s rhythm. The power level he used for that experiment was only 0.6 microwatts per square centimeter, thousands of times lower than the radiation from today’s cell phones.

Ophthalmologist Milton Zaret, who had contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as with the Central Intelligence Agency, discovered in the 1960s that low-level microwave radiation causes cataracts. In 1973, he testified before the Commerce Committee of the United States Senate. “There is a clear, present and ever-increasing danger,” he told the senators, “to the entire population of our country from exposure to the entire non-ionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The dangers cannot be overstated…” Zaret told the committee about patients who not only had cataracts caused by exposure to microwaves, but also malignant tumors, cardiovascular disease, hormonal imbalance, arthritis and mental illness, as well as neurological problems in children born to them. These patients ranged from military personnel exposed to radar to housewives exposed to their microwave ovens.

“The microwave oven leakage standard set by the Bureau of Radiological Health,” he told the committee, “is approximately 1 billion times higher than the total entire microwave spectrum given off by the Sun. It is appalling for these ovens to be permitted to leak at all, let alone for the oven advertisements to encourage our children to have fun learning to cook with them!” The microwave oven leakage standard, today in 2021, is the same as it was in 1973: 5 milliwatts per square centimeter at a distance of 5 centimeters. And the microwave exposure levels to the brain from every cell phone in use today are higher than that.

The Navy, at that time, was exposing soldiers to low-level microwave radiation in research being conducted in Pensacola, Florida. Echoing Frey, Zaret said these experiments were unethical. “I don’t believe it is possible,” he told the Senate committee, “to get informed, untainted consent from any young adult who agrees to be exposed to irradiation where you are not sure of what the end result is going to be… Also, that any children that he has at some future time may suffer from this irradiation.” He reemphasized the ethical problems with this research: “I think if it was explained fully to them and they still volunteered, for this project, one would question their mental capacity right off the start.”

Scientists experimenting on birds were just as alarmed by their results, and issued warnings about the environmental effects of the radiation our society was unleashing on the world that were just as dire as the warnings delivered to Congress by Milton Zaret, and the warnings delivered to the Navy by Allan Frey.

In the late 1960s and continuing through the 1970s, John Tanner and his colleagues at Canada’s National Research Council exposed chickens, pigeons and seagulls to microwave radiation, and found frightening effects at every level of exposure. Chickens exposed to between 0.19 and 360 microwatts per square centimeter for nine months developed tumors of the central nervous system, and avian leukosis – also a type of tumor — of ovaries, intestines and other organs which in some birds reached “massive proportions,” on “a scale never seen before by veterinarians experienced with avian diseases.” Mortality was high in the irradiated birds. All the exposed birds, at every power level, had deteriorated plumage, with feathers lost, broken or with twisted and brittle shafts.

In other experiments, in which these researchers irradiated birds at higher power, the birds collapsed in pain within seconds. This occurred not only when the whole bird was irradiated but also when only its tail feathers were irradiated and the rest of the bird was carefully shielded. In further experiments, they proved that bird feathers make fine receiving aerials for microwaves, and speculated that migratory birds may use their feathers to obtain directional information. These scientists warned that increasing levels of ambient microwaves would cause wild birds distress and might interfere with their navigation.

Maria Sadchikova, working in Moscow; Václav Bartoniček and Eliska Klimková-Deutshová, working in Czechoslovakia; and Valentina Nikitina, who examined officers of the Russian Navy, found, as early as 1960, that the majority of people exposed to microwave radiation on the job — even people who had ceased such employment five to ten years previously — had elevated blood sugar or had sugar in their urine.

Animal experiments showed that the radiation directly interferes with metabolism, and that it does so rapidly. In 1962, V.A. Syngayevskaya, in Leningrad, exposed rabbits to low level radio waves and found that the animals’ blood sugar rose by one-third in less than an hour. In 1982, Vasily Belokrinitskiy, in Kiev, reported that the amount of sugar in the urine was in direct proportion to the dose of radiation and the number of times the animal was exposed. Mikhail Navakitikian and Lyudmila Tomashevskaya reported in 1994 that insulin levels decreased by 15 percent in rats exposed for just half an hour, and by 50 percent in rats exposed for twelve hours, to pulsed radiation at a power level of 100 microwatts per square centimeter. This level is comparable to the radiation a person receives today sitting directly in front of a wireless computer, and considerably less than what a person’s brain receives from a cell phone.

These were just a few of the thousands of studies being performed all over the world at that time that found profound effects of microwave radiation on every human organ, and on the functioning and reproduction of every plant and animal. Lieutenant Zory Glaser, commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1971 to catalogue the world’s literature on the health effects of microwave and radio-frequency radiation, collected 5,083 studies, textbooks and conference proceedings by 1981. He managed to find about half of the literature existing at that time. So about 10,000 studies had proven microwave and RF radiation to be dangerous to all life, already before 1981.

Cooking Your DNA and Roasting Your Nerves In the early 1980s Mays Swicord, working at the National Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration, decided to test his conjecture that DNA resonantly absorbs microwave radiation, and that even a very low level of radiation, although producing no measurable heat in the human body as a whole, may nevertheless heat your DNA. He exposed a solution containing a small amount of DNA to microwave radiation, and found that the DNA itself was absorbing 400 times as much radiation as the solution that it was in, and that different lengths of DNA strands resonantly absorb different frequencies of microwave radiation. So even though the overall temperature of your cells may not be raised to any detectable degree by the radiation, the DNA inside your cells may be heated tremendously. Swicord’s later research confirmed that this damages DNA, causing both single- and double-strand DNA breakage.

Professor Charles Polk of the University of Rhode Island reported essentially the same thing at the twenty-second annual meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in June 2000 in Munich, Germany. Direct measurements had recently shown that DNA is much more electrically conductive than anyone had suspected: it has a conductivity of at least 105 siemens per meter, which is about 1/10 as conductive as mercury! A cell phone held to your head may irradiate your brain at a specific absorption rate (SAR) of about 1 watt per kilogram, which produces little overall heating. Polk calculated, however, that this level of radiation would raise the temperature in the interior of your DNA by 60 degrees Celsius per second! He said that the tissues cannot dissipate heat that rapidly, and that such heating would rupture the bonds between complementary strands of DNA, and would explain the DNA breakage reported in various studies.

And in 2006, Markus Antonietti, at Germany’s Max Planck Institute, wondered whether a similar type of resonant absorption occurs in the synapses of our nerves. Cell phones are designed so the radiation they emit will not heat your brain more than one degree Celsius. But what happens in the tiny environment of a synapse, where electrically charged ions are involved in transmitting nerve impulses from one neuron to another? Antonietti and his colleagues simulated the conditions in nerve synapses with tiny fat droplets in salt water and exposed the emulsions to microwave radiation at frequencies between 10 MHz and 4 GHz. The resonant absorption frequencies, as expected, depended on the size of the droplets and other properties of the solution. But it was the size of the absorption peaks that shocked Antonietti.

“And now comes the tragedy,” said Antonietti. “Exactly where we are closest to the conditions in the brain, we see the strongest heating. There is a hundred times as much energy absorbed as previously thought. This is a horror.” Efforts by the EPA to Protect Americans Faced with a barrage of alarming scientific results, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its own microwave radiation research laboratory which operated from 1971 until 1985 with up to 30 full-time staff exposing dogs, monkeys, rats and other animals to microwaves. The EPA was so disturbed by the results of its experiments that it proposed, already in 1978, to develop guidelines for human exposure to microwave radiation for adoption and enforcement by other federal agencies whose activities were contributing to a rapidly thickening fog of electromagnetic pollution throughout our nation. But there was pushback by those agencies.

The Food and Drug Administration did not want the proposed exposure limits to apply to microwave ovens or computer screens. The Federal Aviation Administration did not want to have to protect the public from air traffic control and weather radars. The Department of Defense did not want the limits to apply to military radars. The CIA, NASA, Department of Energy, Coast Guard, and Voice of America did not want to have to limit public exposure to their own sources of radiation.

Finally, in June 1995, with the telecommunications industry planning to put microwave radiation devices into the hands and next to the brains of every man, woman and child, and to erect millions of cell towers and antennas in cities, towns, villages, forests, wildlife preserves and national parks throughout the country in order to make those devices work, the EPA announced that it was going to issue Phase I of its exposure guidelines in early 1996. The Federal Communications Commission would have been required to enforce those guidelines, cell phones and cell towers would have been illegal, and even if they were not illegal, telecommunications companies would have been exposed to unlimited liability for all the suffering, disease and mortality they were about to cause.

But it was not to be. The Electromagnetic Energy Association, an industry lobbying group, succeeded in preventing the EPA’s exposure guidelines from being published. On September 13, 1995, the Senate Committee on Appropriations stripped the $350,000 that had been budgeted for EPA’s work on its exposure guidelines and wrote in its report, “The Committee believes EPA should not engage in EMF activities.”

The Personal Communications Industry Association (CTIA), another industry group, also lobbied Congress, which was drafting a bill called the Telecommunications Act, and a provision was added to the Act prohibiting states and local governments from regulating “personal wireless service facilities” on the basis of their “environmental effects.” That provision shielded the telecommunications industry from any and all liability for injury from both cell towers and cell phones and permitted that industry to sell the most dangerous technology ever invented to the American public. People were no longer allowed to tell their elected officials about their injuries at public hearings. Scientists were no longer allowed to testify in court about the dangers of this technology. Every means for the public to find out that wireless technology was killing them was suddenly prohibited.

The telecommunications industry has done such a good job selling this technology that today the average American household contains 25 different devices that emit microwave radiation and the average American spends five hours per day on their cell phone, has it in their pocket next to their body the rest of the day, and sleeps with it all night in or next to their bed. Today almost every man, woman and child holds a microwave radiation device in their hand or against their brain or body all day every day, completely unaware of what they are doing to themselves, their family, their pets, their friends, their neighbors, the birds in their yard, their ecosystem, and their planet. Those who are even aware there is a problem at all view only the towers as a threat, but their phone as a friend. (to be continued)  
 Arthur FirstenbergAuthor, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and LifeP.O. Box 6216Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
phone: +1 505-471-0129arthur@cellphonetaskforce.org
October 20, 2021
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Part One In 1995, the telecommunications industry was preparing to introduce a dangerous new product to the United States: the digital cell phone. Existing cell phones were analog and expensive, owned mostly by the wealthy, used for only a few minutes at a time. Many were car phones whose antennas were outside the car, not held in one’s hand and not next to one’s brain. Cell phones worked only in or near large cities. The few cell towers that existed were mostly on hilltops, mountaintops, or skyscrapers, not close to where people lived.

The problem for the telecommunications industry in 1995 was liability. Microwave radiation was harmful. Cell phones were going to damage everyone’s brain, make people obese, and give millions of people cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And cell towers were going to damage forests, wipe out insects, and torture and kill birds and wildlife.

This was all known. Extensive research had already been done in the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. Biologist Allan Frey, under contract with the U.S. Navy, was so alarmed by the results of his animal studies that he refused to experiment on humans. “I have seen too much,” he told colleagues at a symposium in 1969. “I very carefully avoid exposure myself, and I have for quite some time now. I do not feel that I can take people into these fields and expose them and in all honesty indicate to them that they are going into something safe.”

Frey discovered that microwave radiation damages the blood-brain barrier — the protective barrier that keeps bacteria, viruses and toxic chemicals out of your brain and keeps the inside of your head at a constant pressure, preventing you from having a stroke. He discovered that both people and animals can hear microwaves. He discovered that he could stop a frog’s heart by timing microwave pulses at a precise point in the heart’s rhythm. The power level he used for that experiment was only 0.6 microwatts per square centimeter, thousands of times lower than the radiation from today’s cell phones.

Ophthalmologist Milton Zaret, who had contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as with the Central Intelligence Agency, discovered in the 1960s that low-level microwave radiation causes cataracts. In 1973, he testified before the Commerce Committee of the United States Senate. “There is a clear, present and ever-increasing danger,” he told the senators, “to the entire population of our country from exposure to the entire non-ionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The dangers cannot be overstated…” Zaret told the committee about patients who not only had cataracts caused by exposure to microwaves, but also malignant tumors, cardiovascular disease, hormonal imbalance, arthritis and mental illness, as well as neurological problems in children born to them. These patients ranged from military personnel exposed to radar to housewives exposed to their microwave ovens.

“The microwave oven leakage standard set by the Bureau of Radiological Health,” he told the committee, “is approximately 1 billion times higher than the total entire microwave spectrum given off by the Sun. It is appalling for these ovens to be permitted to leak at all, let alone for the oven advertisements to encourage our children to have fun learning to cook with them!” The microwave oven leakage standard, today in 2021, is the same as it was in 1973: 5 milliwatts per square centimeter at a distance of 5 centimeters. And the microwave exposure levels to the brain from every cell phone in use today are higher than that.

The Navy, at that time, was exposing soldiers to low-level microwave radiation in research being conducted in Pensacola, Florida. Echoing Frey, Zaret said these experiments were unethical. “I don’t believe it is possible,” he told the Senate committee, “to get informed, untainted consent from any young adult who agrees to be exposed to irradiation where you are not sure of what the end result is going to be… Also, that any children that he has at some future time may suffer from this irradiation.” He reemphasized the ethical problems with this research: “I think if it was explained fully to them and they still volunteered, for this project, one would question their mental capacity right off the start.”

Scientists experimenting on birds were just as alarmed by their results, and issued warnings about the environmental effects of the radiation our society was unleashing on the world that were just as dire as the warnings delivered to Congress by Milton Zaret, and the warnings delivered to the Navy by Allan Frey.

In the late 1960s and continuing through the 1970s, John Tanner and his colleagues at Canada’s National Research Council exposed chickens, pigeons and seagulls to microwave radiation, and found frightening effects at every level of exposure. Chickens exposed to between 0.19 and 360 microwatts per square centimeter for nine months developed tumors of the central nervous system, and avian leukosis – also a type of tumor — of ovaries, intestines and other organs which in some birds reached “massive proportions,” on “a scale never seen before by veterinarians experienced with avian diseases.” Mortality was high in the irradiated birds. All the exposed birds, at every power level, had deteriorated plumage, with feathers lost, broken or with twisted and brittle shafts.

In other experiments, in which these researchers irradiated birds at higher power, the birds collapsed in pain within seconds. This occurred not only when the whole bird was irradiated but also when only its tail feathers were irradiated and the rest of the bird was carefully shielded. In further experiments, they proved that bird feathers make fine receiving aerials for microwaves, and speculated that migratory birds may use their feathers to obtain directional information. These scientists warned that increasing levels of ambient microwaves would cause wild birds distress and might interfere with their navigation.

Maria Sadchikova, working in Moscow; Václav Bartoniček and Eliska Klimková-Deutshová, working in Czechoslovakia; and Valentina Nikitina, who examined officers of the Russian Navy, found, as early as 1960, that the majority of people exposed to microwave radiation on the job — even people who had ceased such employment five to ten years previously — had elevated blood sugar or had sugar in their urine.

Animal experiments showed that the radiation directly interferes with metabolism, and that it does so rapidly. In 1962, V.A. Syngayevskaya, in Leningrad, exposed rabbits to low level radio waves and found that the animals’ blood sugar rose by one-third in less than an hour. In 1982, Vasily Belokrinitskiy, in Kiev, reported that the amount of sugar in the urine was in direct proportion to the dose of radiation and the number of times the animal was exposed. Mikhail Navakitikian and Lyudmila Tomashevskaya reported in 1994 that insulin levels decreased by 15 percent in rats exposed for just half an hour, and by 50 percent in rats exposed for twelve hours, to pulsed radiation at a power level of 100 microwatts per square centimeter. This level is comparable to the radiation a person receives today sitting directly in front of a wireless computer, and considerably less than what a person’s brain receives from a cell phone.

These were just a few of the thousands of studies being performed all over the world at that time that found profound effects of microwave radiation on every human organ, and on the functioning and reproduction of every plant and animal. Lieutenant Zory Glaser, commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1971 to catalogue the world’s literature on the health effects of microwave and radio-frequency radiation, collected 5,083 studies, textbooks and conference proceedings by 1981. He managed to find about half of the literature existing at that time. So about 10,000 studies had proven microwave and RF radiation to be dangerous to all life, already before 1981.

Cooking Your DNA and Roasting Your Nerves In the early 1980s Mays Swicord, working at the National Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration, decided to test his conjecture that DNA resonantly absorbs microwave radiation, and that even a very low level of radiation, although producing no measurable heat in the human body as a whole, may nevertheless heat your DNA. He exposed a solution containing a small amount of DNA to microwave radiation, and found that the DNA itself was absorbing 400 times as much radiation as the solution that it was in, and that different lengths of DNA strands resonantly absorb different frequencies of microwave radiation. So even though the overall temperature of your cells may not be raised to any detectable degree by the radiation, the DNA inside your cells may be heated tremendously. Swicord’s later research confirmed that this damages DNA, causing both single- and double-strand DNA breakage.

Professor Charles Polk of the University of Rhode Island reported essentially the same thing at the twenty-second annual meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in June 2000 in Munich, Germany. Direct measurements had recently shown that DNA is much more electrically conductive than anyone had suspected: it has a conductivity of at least 105 siemens per meter, which is about 1/10 as conductive as mercury! A cell phone held to your head may irradiate your brain at a specific absorption rate (SAR) of about 1 watt per kilogram, which produces little overall heating. Polk calculated, however, that this level of radiation would raise the temperature in the interior of your DNA by 60 degrees Celsius per second! He said that the tissues cannot dissipate heat that rapidly, and that such heating would rupture the bonds between complementary strands of DNA, and would explain the DNA breakage reported in various studies.

And in 2006, Markus Antonietti, at Germany’s Max Planck Institute, wondered whether a similar type of resonant absorption occurs in the synapses of our nerves. Cell phones are designed so the radiation they emit will not heat your brain more than one degree Celsius. But what happens in the tiny environment of a synapse, where electrically charged ions are involved in transmitting nerve impulses from one neuron to another? Antonietti and his colleagues simulated the conditions in nerve synapses with tiny fat droplets in salt water and exposed the emulsions to microwave radiation at frequencies between 10 MHz and 4 GHz. The resonant absorption frequencies, as expected, depended on the size of the droplets and other properties of the solution. But it was the size of the absorption peaks that shocked Antonietti.

“And now comes the tragedy,” said Antonietti. “Exactly where we are closest to the conditions in the brain, we see the strongest heating. There is a hundred times as much energy absorbed as previously thought. This is a horror.” Efforts by the EPA to Protect Americans Faced with a barrage of alarming scientific results, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its own microwave radiation research laboratory which operated from 1971 until 1985 with up to 30 full-time staff exposing dogs, monkeys, rats and other animals to microwaves. The EPA was so disturbed by the results of its experiments that it proposed, already in 1978, to develop guidelines for human exposure to microwave radiation for adoption and enforcement by other federal agencies whose activities were contributing to a rapidly thickening fog of electromagnetic pollution throughout our nation. But there was pushback by those agencies.

The Food and Drug Administration did not want the proposed exposure limits to apply to microwave ovens or computer screens. The Federal Aviation Administration did not want to have to protect the public from air traffic control and weather radars. The Department of Defense did not want the limits to apply to military radars. The CIA, NASA, Department of Energy, Coast Guard, and Voice of America did not want to have to limit public exposure to their own sources of radiation.

Finally, in June 1995, with the telecommunications industry planning to put microwave radiation devices into the hands and next to the brains of every man, woman and child, and to erect millions of cell towers and antennas in cities, towns, villages, forests, wildlife preserves and national parks throughout the country in order to make those devices work, the EPA announced that it was going to issue Phase I of its exposure guidelines in early 1996. The Federal Communications Commission would have been required to enforce those guidelines, cell phones and cell towers would have been illegal, and even if they were not illegal, telecommunications companies would have been exposed to unlimited liability for all the suffering, disease and mortality they were about to cause.

But it was not to be. The Electromagnetic Energy Association, an industry lobbying group, succeeded in preventing the EPA’s exposure guidelines from being published. On September 13, 1995, the Senate Committee on Appropriations stripped the $350,000 that had been budgeted for EPA’s work on its exposure guidelines and wrote in its report, “The Committee believes EPA should not engage in EMF activities.”

The Personal Communications Industry Association (CTIA), another industry group, also lobbied Congress, which was drafting a bill called the Telecommunications Act, and a provision was added to the Act prohibiting states and local governments from regulating “personal wireless service facilities” on the basis of their “environmental effects.” That provision shielded the telecommunications industry from any and all liability for injury from both cell towers and cell phones and permitted that industry to sell the most dangerous technology ever invented to the American public. People were no longer allowed to tell their elected officials about their injuries at public hearings. Scientists were no longer allowed to testify in court about the dangers of this technology. Every means for the public to find out that wireless technology was killing them was suddenly prohibited.

The telecommunications industry has done such a good job selling this technology that today the average American household contains 25 different devices that emit microwave radiation and the average American spends five hours per day on their cell phone, has it in their pocket next to their body the rest of the day, and sleeps with it all night in or next to their bed. Today almost every man, woman and child holds a microwave radiation device in their hand or against their brain or body all day every day, completely unaware of what they are doing to themselves, their family, their pets, their friends, their neighbors, the birds in their yard, their ecosystem, and their planet. Those who are even aware there is a problem at all view only the towers as a threat, but their phone as a friend. (to be continued)  
 Arthur FirstenbergAuthor, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and LifeP.O. Box 6216Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
phone: +1 505-471-0129arthur@cellphonetaskforce.org
October 20, 2021
The last 26 newsletters, including this one, are available for downloading
and sharing on the
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Some of the newsletters are also available there in
German, Spanish, Italian, and French.
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5G/EMF/RF When Information Wars Prevail: Govt. Propaganda Vs. Via Local News, This Is Another Wake Up Call

 POSTED ON5G

5G/EMF/RF When Information Wars Prevail: Govt. Propaganda Vs. Via Local News, This Is Another Wake Up Call

 POSTED ON5G

By Patricia Burke

When the Military Used Covid to Wage Disinformation On the Citizensry

As noted by Natural Blaze, the Ottawa Citizen reported this September that the Canadian military’s Joint Operations Command took advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to wage an information war against its own domestic population, testing out propaganda tactics on Canadian civilians.

Although the article does not go into great depth to explain exactly how this operation would have been carried out, or what was involved, the public is demonstrating growing distrust of mainstream media narratives.

For example, as noted in the recent article at Natural Blaze, international news reported last year that anti-5G activists were lighting telecommunications towers on fire because they feared that 5G waves were spreading Covid.

The claim is unsubstantiated, may be exaggerated, or possibly fabricated.

Was this a case of an experiment being conducted on the public without knowledge and consent, that cultivated an attitude of ridicule, marginalization, and dismissal to those voicing legitimate concern?

If this is the case, what was the motivation behind the arson fire-story that captured the public’s attention, fueling their fears, and cultivating a discriminatory attitude to those opposing 5G?  Was there a concerted effort to divert attention away from the many health and environmental concerns about telecommunications infrastructure harm, when the public was so consumed with the desire for access to internet connectivity caused by pandemic restrictions?

When and how to we get back to integrity?

Inserting Conspiracy Theory into News Media

In 2018, Top Secret Writers reported,

“….the term Conspiracy Theory was created by the CIA in 1967 as a way to discredit anyone who dared to challenge their official version of the truth.”

Censorship on Economic Steroids: When Public Discourse Suddenly Stops

When the mainstream news media operated more independently of industry influence, the CIA would seek out “propaganda assets” in the form of sympathetic writers and editors.

Now, small town newspapers are increasingly being bought out or put out of business, with job loss and economic devastation for truth tellers.  Advertising revenues are also controlling content. When the mainstream media is filled with advertisements for 5G phones, readers can rest assured that they have entered the realm of a corporate controlled narrative.

When Worcester Activism Went Dark

In Worcester, MA, when local and state-wide activism groups were opposing the controversial National Grid Smart Meter Pilot Program, initially, several local media outlets provided coverage.

At some point, it stopped.

When this occurs, a newspaper will no longer respond to inquiries from the public. The tone of the reporting will change. Familiar reporters will disappear.

The paper will often print an unsigned, pro-industry and anti-activist editorial that doubles as advertisement for the industry.  Archives to early articles will disappear, links will be broken, internet searches will take the reader on a wild goose chase.

The public needs to develop a skillset to recognize the forensic footprint of this growing centralization of power.

Even if it is not possible to see what is happening behind the scenes, it is possible to see the result.

The house of cards is already collapsing.

Telecommunications Infrastructure Installation Did Not Stop During Covid (The Address Filed On The Application Is 60 Acres Away From Where The Tower Was Installed)

Although many industries were stopped in their tracks due to Covid, especially small businesses, the rollout of new telecommunications infrastructure did not stop, for example, in Pittsfield.

Natural Blaze is one of the few independent news groups reporting on the carnage that resulted in the “Shacktown” community, when a tower was installed on a hilltop abutting a number of residential roads.  See: Amelia’s story and Courtney’s story.

Amelia (center) is holding a 20-year old sign on loan from Peg Patton, who helped develop protective zoning in Wayland, MA. See the story here.

The Berkshire “Opinion”

This weekend, a local paper in the Berkshires published an unsigned opinion piece:

Our Opinion: Pittsfield Health Board sets troubling precedent by asking Verizon to move tower

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-pittsfield-health-board-sets-troubling-precedent-by-asking-verizon-to-move-tower/article_6e84d598-2b94-11ec-b8b2-035d056a2a46.html (Should a broken link occur, or a requirement to register and give access to all of your accounts, the content of the article is also available here: https://smartmeternewsupdates.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/pittsfield-health-board-sets-troubling-precedent-by-asking-verizon-to-move-tower/)

“…. the Board of Health has set a poor precedent for future infrastructure projects that attract controversy” 

“After its construction, some who had previously opposed its nearby siting began registering health complaints, claiming they were caused by the tower’s radiation”

“report showed the tower was emitting, at most, less than one-fiftieth of the Federal Communications Commission’s safety threshold.”

“What also deserves serious consideration is that they have made a hefty claim about these ill effects — from tinnitus and headaches to an alleged higher occurrence of cancer — being directly tied to the tower’s operation and location, while offering scant actual evidence for this alleged causal link. “

“ …..the National Cancer Institute, National Toxicology Program and the Environmental Protection Agency, all of which have largely given cell towers and radio frequency radiation a clean bill of health in reaction to rumored effects on surrounding populations.  

“they’re formally asking Verizon to remove without compensation a key piece of communication infrastructure that’s already been built based on health-based arguments that the board knows to be so far uncorroborated. “                            

“Given the fact that 5G networks will require larger buildouts, these conflicts stand to rear their head repeatedly. Now, a troubling blueprint has been set, not just for cell towers but for any potentially controversial infrastructure project — even after completion. Forceful but unsubstantiated pushback is legitimized.”

“Health officials defer not to scientific consensus and the existing regulations based on it but to the heckler’s veto.”https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-1897954795849722&output=html&h=280&slotname=9750267069&adk=988920544&adf=1538976855&pi=t.ma~as.9750267069&w=630&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1634634242&rafmt=1&psa=1&format=630×280&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.naturalblaze.com%2F2021%2F10%2F5g-emf-rf-when-information-wars-prevail-govt-propaganda-vs-via-local-news-this-is-another-wake-up-call.html&flash=0&fwr=0&fwrattr=true&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&wgl=1&uach=WyJXaW5kb3dzIiwiNi4zLjAiLCJ4ODYiLCIiLCI5NC4wLjQ2MDYuODEiLFtdLG51bGwsbnVsbCwiNjQiXQ..&dt=1634760249141&bpp=4&bdt=422&idt=862&shv=r20211019&mjsv=m202110130101&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D96a8af6b0dc6e21d%3AT%3D1634760174%3AS%3DALNI_Mb4LOA6z50hPjdVtwsVUtkxeHM1OA&prev_fmts=0x0%2C1020x280%2C300x600%2C300x600%2C340x100&nras=5&correlator=6698192044986&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=772477094.1634760183&ga_sid=1634760250&ga_hid=899218785&ga_fc=0&u_tz=-240&u_his=1&u_h=1080&u_w=1920&u_ah=1040&u_aw=1920&u_cd=24&adx=249&ady=5300&biw=1488&bih=918&scr_x=0&scr_y=1658&eid=31062524%2C31063140&oid=2&pvsid=128015116458528&pem=95&eae=0&fc=1920&brdim=226%2C33%2C226%2C33%2C1920%2C0%2C1521%2C1038%2C1505%2C918&vis=1&rsz=o%7C%7CeEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=128&bc=31&ifi=2&uci=a!2&btvi=4&fsb=1&xpc=k17ahfGDJG&p=https%3A//www.naturalblaze.com&dtd=54318

“It’s never a good time to weight the flawed wisdom of crowds over the tested groundings of science, but a pandemic is a particularly bad time for health officials to do so.” – October 13, 2021 Berkshire Eagle Unsigned Editorial

Setting aside some of the more alarming aspects of this case, including lack of notification to abutters, the fact that the location filed on the application was a 60 acre parcel with an address in a different ward from where the tower was installed, and that an unauthorized road was constructed on the hillside to enable to tower build, according to the editorial, as citizens speak to concerns, readers should be alarmed that the industry is under attack.

FCC Exposure Guidelines Are Not Evidence-Based

A court in the United States has recently ruled that the decision not to review exposure guidelines in place by the Federal Communications Commission was arbitrary, capricious, and not evidence-based.  One reason why the court came to its decision was that 11,000 pages of evidence  was ignored.

And speaking of whitewashing of evidence, those who have been following the National Toxicology study know that it did not give cell towers a clean bill of health.

The editorial is correct in that the build-out of 5G requires the construction of many more towers and antennas. Not mentioned is the excessive energy consumption.

SOURCE

 the 5G network in that 36-block area would lead to a 6-fold increase in ambient radiation (an important finding in its own right). Their September 2020 paper was read by Paul Ben Ishai, a physicist at Ariel University in Israel, who decided to calculate the amount of electricity needed by 5G in that same 36-block neighbourhood. [ ] A report from MTN Consulting estimates that a 5G base station will consume almost double, and possibly triple, the amount of power used by its 4G equivalent, while ABI Research predicts that whereas a 4G site uses 6 kW, a 5G site “will need 14 kW on average and 19 kW at peak load.”

Cumulative, Chronic, Juxtaposed Exposures To Radio Frequencies, Bent Science,  and Manipulation of Public Opinion

We need to recognize and address the weaponizing of science and public opinion.

Mounting evidence of environmental harm indicates that this is not “in the heads” of those canaries who are reporting harm, because nature does not exhibit the psychological complexes that are being projected onto the populations in harm’s way.

We have been down this road with other harmful industries … the tactics of deny, defend, attack.

Let’s not repeat history, again. We can stop this.

LEARN MORE:

To learn more about the hazards of cell towers in residential areas, you can listen to some very earnest, honest, informed discussion here:

Pittsfield, MA Cell Tower Discussion 5 July 2021https://www.youtube.com/embed/IsxLgJ8KXT0?feature=oembed

(About 2 ½ hours) Verizon turned on a cell tower next to a neighborhood during COVID-19 and more than a dozen children and adults are suffering microwave sicknesses. Courtney Gilardi, Dr. Kent Chamberlin, Theodora Scarato and Cece Doucette discuss the hazards of cell towers in residential areas, and explain why the FCC public radiation exposure limits do not protect human health or the environment.  (Note: The video was filmed prior to the court decision against the FCC for its failure to review its exposure guidelines, and not responding to 11,000 pages of evidence.)

See Part I on Covert Cognitive Warfare here.

Pittsfield Health Board sets troubling precedent by asking Verizon to move tower

Our Opinion: Pittsfield Health Board sets troubling precedent by asking Verizon to move tower

Pittsfield cell tower (copy) (copy)

In appeasing some Pittsfield residents who dislike a nearby cellphone tower, the Board of Health has set a poor precedent for future infrastructure projects that attract controversy.

City health officials recently told opponents of the communications structure located off South Street that they have asked Verizon representatives to remove or relocate the already-built tower. It’s the latest development in a spat that has stretched on since before the tower was initially proposed, far before it was built last July. After its construction, some who had previously opposed its nearby siting began registering health complaints, claiming they were caused by the tower’s radiation.

They repeatedly made their case to local health officials, who did what little they could to address the issue, including commissioning a third-party study to assess the tower’s radiation levels. That report showed the tower was emitting, at most, less than one-fiftieth of the Federal Communications Commission’s safety threshold.

The tower’s opponents deserve to be heard — and they have been. What also deserves serious consideration is that they have made a hefty claim about these ill effects — from tinnitus and headaches to an alleged higher occurrence of cancer — being directly tied to the tower’s operation and location, while offering scant actual evidence for this alleged causal link.

The health board has been upfront about the fact that there is not much it can do to assess or test these claims. Other public health groups have — such as the National Cancer Institute, National Toxicology Program and the Environmental Protection Agency, all of which have largely given cell towers and radio frequency radiation a clean bill of health in reaction to rumored effects on surrounding populations.

Now, though, the board has taken another kind of step entirely. Instead of doing what they can within their authority to examine the issue and engage with constituents, they’re formally asking Verizon to remove without compensation a key piece of communication infrastructure that’s already been built based on health-based arguments that the board knows to be so far uncorroborated. To be sure, these residents have been quite relentless in their pressure on local health officials, who have seen some turnover in critical leadership positions as of late. Meanwhile, health officials told anyone hoping to see the tower removed to not get their hopes up, with Verizon understandably likely to say no.

Given the fact that 5G networks will require larger buildouts, these conflicts stand to rear their head repeatedly. Now, a troubling blueprint has been set, not just for cell towers but for any potentially controversial infrastructure project — even after completion. Forceful but unsubstantiated pushback is legitimized. Health officials defer not to scientific consensus and the existing regulations based on it but to the heckler’s veto. It’s never a good time to weight the flawed wisdom of crowds over the tested groundings of science, but a pandemic is a particularly bad time for health officials to do so.

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-pittsfield-health-board-sets-troubling-precedent-by-asking-verizon-to-move-tower/article_6e84d598-2b94-11ec-b8b2-035d056a2a46.html

Technology’s Impacts on NatureOctober 2021 Newsletter from Katie Singer

Technology’s Impacts on NatureOctober 2021 Newsletter from Katie Singer “Who decides whether or not 5G is safe to deploy? A protocol for ensuring safer infrastructure,” Katie Singer’s newest piece, recently published at Wall Street International Magazine, is now available at www.OurWeb.tech/letter-30“Headwind”21,” Marijn Poels’ documentary about a London banker who lent hundreds of millions of dollars to companies building solar PV arrays and industrial wind facilitiesthen moved to a remote Swedish forest. Once he realized that his home was surrounded by industrial wind facilities, he researched their effects on nature and climate–and realized that they do not help the climate crisis. They destroy nature. The film’s first half is very worthwhile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RgyLDVlAg4Why does Canada need more dams? to power data centers and bitcoin! https://watershedsentinel.ca/articles/the-power-pull-of-5g/

If you’ve not yet seen The Big Semiconductor Water Problem from Asianometry–it’s still well worth 12 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq04GpzRZ0g

The final segment of “Effects of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Fields on Flora and Fauna,”Blake Levitt, Henry Lai and Albert Manville’s comprehensive examination of the effects of non-ionizing radiation on flora and fauna, was published 9.27.21 in Reviews on Environmental Health.Part 1. Rising Ambient EMF Levels in the EnvironmentPart 2. Impacts: How Species Interact with Natural and Man-Made EMFPart 3. Exposure Standards, Public Policy, Laws, and Future DirectionsAccording to Microwave News, the authors plan to publish a book on the topic for lay readers. https://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/review-emf-and-rf-effects-flora-and-faunaKatie Singer and Miguel Coma are turning their reports about technology’s impacts on nature into a book. They welcome support!

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Wireless technology has become a dominant form of communication in our society, with human health exposure guidelines largely set by engineers looking at heat effects. Biological and health effects of electromagnetic frequencies have been reported at levels far below the safety thresholds in the scientific literature, however, and are under-recognized by the medical community. This lecture provides a brief overview of how non-ionizing radiation used in wireless devices can affect biological systems and thereby our health, highlighting some key research studies.Blog by Cindy Russell MD, 
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•    Use text messaging when possible
•    If you plan to watch a movie on your device, download it first, then switch to airplane mode
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Do current standards for wireless radiation adequately protect our families? Not according to Uloma Igara Uche and Olga Naidenko, writing in the July issue of the journal Environmental Health.‘ Radiofrequency radiation can elicit carcinogenic, genotoxic, reproductive, developmental, neurological, and cognitive effects,’ the authors said. ‘Continuously increasing exposure to radiofrequency radiation from wireless communication devices and sources brings urgency to the question of health-protective limits for such exposures.’ In their paper, the authors analysed data from two large, long-term animal experiments—one by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) and the other by Italy’s Ramazzini Institute. The NTP study found that rodents exposed to wireless radiation prenatally and long-term (for two years) had increased rates of cardiac, genetic and cancerous damage. The Ramazzini study found that rats exposed for their entire lifetime (prenatally and to death) had higher rates of schwannomas of the heart. Using this data, the authors calculated the exposure dose at which these problems developed. They applied the ten-fold safety factory that is usually applied to translate data from animals to humans; another ten-fold safety factor to account for differences in the human population, and a 5-fold safety factory to apply the data to children, who are generally thought be more sensitive to environmental stresses than adults. The results showed that current US standards are not sufficiently protective.The limits Uche and Olga V Naidenko derived are very much lower and are given as Specific Absorption Rates (SARs), ie how much radiation is absorbed by tissues. For adults, they arrived at a limit of 2 to 4 milliWatts per kg (mW/kg), 20 to 40 times lower than the existing US limit and less than international limits of the International Commission on NonIonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), followed by Australia. For children, they arrived at a limit of 0.2—0.4 mW/kg. ‘Both technology changes and behavior chances may be necessary to achieve these lower exposure levels. Simple actions, such as keeping the wireless devices farther away from the body, offer an immediate way to decrease RFR [radiofrequency radiation] exposure for the user.’Uloma Igara Uche and Olga V. Naidenko, ’Development of health-based exposure limits for radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices using a benchmark dose approach ‘, Environ Health (2021) 20:84 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-021-00768-1https://ehjournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12940-021-00768-1.pdfWhat you can do Set up radiation-free alternatives to wireless devices. Make your home safe with our new online course, Your Electromagnetic-safe Home Book a phone consultation to find answers to your questions 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.
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LAKE TAHOE LAWSUIT UPDATE

LAKE TAHOE LAWSUIT UPDATE

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We have before us a rare opportunity to win a landmark federal lawsuit against the telecom industry.
For years, dedicated public health and environmental activists have undertaken Herculean efforts to challenge the placement of inappropriately sited wireless infrastructure near homes and schools. While activists have had some success in defeating specific proposed installations, we need some big legal wins under our belt to change the nature of telecom’s game.
The South Lake Tahoe federal lawsuit is the one that could do it.
More than 100 unregulated, radiation-emitting 5G antennas have already been installed throughout the area and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) wants to approve the construction of a 112-foot Verizon cell tower smack in the middle of a beloved bald eagle habitat!
Thanks to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, environmental concerns cannot usually be considered by the courts when it comes to wireless infrastructure. But because Tahoe is a federally protected area, the state preemption rules imposed by the Telecommunications Act do not apply. Thus, environmental concerns related to wireless telecommunications facilities can — for the first time — be considered in federal court.
On November 24, 2020, a legal team from the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (NISLAPP) filed a lawsuit against the TRPA, Verizon Wireless, the Tahoe Prosperity Center, Inc., and a South Lake Tahoe property owner. If successful, the case will protect the lake from future wireless infrastructure deployments. It could even set legal precedent for our national parks and other sensitive environments across the country. 
The NISLAPP attorneys feel so strongly about this case that they have been subsidizing the work for months out of their own pockets. Unfortunately, the scarce funds for this case have run dry with more than $100,000 spent on legal fees to date.
The legal team is currently seeking $7,500 in legal and attorney fees to cover the cost of preparing for and appearing at the October 14 hearing. This hearing will be a critical juncture in the case.
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The Pittsfield Board of Health personally has asked Verizon Wireless to dismantle the communications structure at 877 South St

Ruling goes against Pittsfield cell tower neighbors, but fight might continue (copy) (copy)

The Pittsfield Board of Health has asked Verizon Wireless to remove or relocate the cell tower at 877 South St. to a safer area that still meets cell service needs. Since the tower went into operation last summer, near Alma Street, neighbors have complained of various health problems, including an increase in cancer diagnoses. EAGLE FILE PHOTO

PITTSFIELD — Remove the South Street cell tower, or relocate it.

The Pittsfield Board of Health personally has asked Verizon Wireless to dismantle the communications structure at 877 South St. because of a number of neighbors apparently getting sick, some seriously, from a variety of illnesses, cancer possibly being one of them.

After a meeting via Zoom with Verizon representatives last month to discuss the potential health risks of the tower, city health officials said residents shouldn’t get their hopes up that the tower will be gone.

“We flat out asked them, ‘Are you willing to consider removing the tower or relocating it?’” Andy Cambi, the city’s interim health director, said during the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday. Cambi and board member Brad Gordon, who both met with Verizon, said the communications giant will consider the request, but Gordon said “it was unlikely” it would be honored.

“We really pressed them to have an open mind and think about it, and they said that’s what they would do, but I don’t want to build false hope we’re moving forward in that manner,” Gordon said.

The board says it will give Verizon alternative sites for the tower to consider that meet cellphone service needs and are safely away from residents.

‘Sick in our own homes’

The cell tower was erected during summer 2020, on the southerly portion of 877 South St., putting it near the Oliver and Plumb streets neighborhood off Holmes Road. The structure was activated a year ago September and, shortly thereafter, according to residents, especially on Alma Street, which is the closest to the tower, the health problems kicked in.

The Gilardi family is among those residents who claim they started to suffer from headaches, nausea and ringing in the ears.

“For months after the cell tower started transmission, we were sick in our own homes. I watched my children vomit in their beds,” the mother, Courtney Gilardi, said before the board Wednesday evening.

vomit in their beds,” the mother, Courtney Gilardi, said before the board Wednesday evening.

Amelia Coco Gilardi addresses the Pittsfield Board of Health on Wednesday, discussing her family being displaced by reported health issues affecting neighbors of the cell tower at 877 South St. EAGLE SCREENSHOT

Gilardi’s teenage daughter, Amelia Coco Gilardi, noted that the health problems persisted to the point that the family moved out of its home several months ago. Amelia wants her life back.

“After seven months of living out of a suitcase because I can’t live in my own home, I just want to go home and be safe in my room again,” she told the board.

The Gilardis said that since the tower was brought online, there has been an increase in the number of cancer cases among neighbors. While it’s unclear if the emissions from the tower are to blame, experts who have advised the board and residents caution that the exposure levels allowed by the Federal Communications Commission are dated and do not do enough, as wireless technology has advanced, to protect health.

As the city and residents seek an immediate solution to the claimed health effects of the cell tower, the Legislature on Monday took testimony on a bill to create an independent commission to study the health risks of wireless communications.

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, who lives on Oliver Street, says the panel needs to have a balanced membership.

“It’s important the commission is not industry-controlled, but they should be represented. What we need are health experts on the commission,” she said.

Courtney Gilardi testified in support of the commission and took advantage of her trip to the Statehouse in Boston.

“We stayed at a nice hotel, and it was the first time in seven months we slept in real beds, not mattresses on the floor. It was the first time in seven months we took hot showers before going to sleep at night, as where we’re staying doesn’t have plumbing to do so,” she said.

Dick Lindsay can be reached at rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com.

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