Original here: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2016/07/08/wireless-health-science-firmer-than-ever-as-fcc-poised-to-say-screw-health-and-approve-5g-wireless-micro-cell-invasion/
In May, the results of a “game-changing” $25 Million study on the cancer risk of wireless technology, carried out by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) was released. The study determined that ambient radiofrequency radiation (RFR) of the type emitted by cell phones and smart meters produces statistically significant increases in DNA damage and cancer in mice and rats.* The results of the study, according to authors, “could have broad implications for public health.” A handout on facts vs. myths about the wireless/ brain cancer issue has been produced by UC Berkeley’s Joel Moskowitz, and is a useful reference point to counter widespread misrepresentations in the media.
In light of the NTP research, Stop Smart Meters! reissues our demand for a halt to any planned smart meter deployments worldwide, a recall of hazardous smart grid technology, and independent investigations into the corruption that led to toxic technology being forced on our communities.
One thing is for sure. Following release of the NTP study results, it no longer credible to remain in denial of the fact that wireless technology damages human and environmental health. The question we should be asking as a society is, what are the policy implications for such a finding?
Wireless tech companies and the corrupt government officials in their pockets (Exhibit A) will argue that there simply aren’t any policy implications, and that their (extremely lucrative) business should continue as usual, whatever the cost in human lives, our genome, and damage to the living environment.
Exhibit A: Wireless industry henchman (former CTIA chair) Tom Wheeler now heads the Federal Communications Commission
To that end, this Thursday July 14th the FCC is holding a hearing to consider opening up higher frequency spectrum to so-called “5G” wireless technologies, a regulatory move that would open the door to RF exposures on a level far beyond the exposures presently seen, and pose a mortal threat not only to our health but also to our essential landline systems and other safer wired technologies. Even wireless industry news sources claim “we don’t yet fully know what effect incredibly dense mmWave radio networks pumping out really hot signals might have!” and recommending “don’t throw out that tin foil hat just yet.”
How very reassuring.
Meanwhile, journalists with courage to speak out, like Maryanne Demasi of the science program Catalyst in Australia, are being intimidated and demoted, their reporting censored, simply for reporting the scientific facts related to this issue. The original, excellent full broadcast has been removed from by ABC but can be found online here.
Researchers are being attacked and losing their jobs for speaking out on the wireless issue. Dr. Olle Johannson, who has carried out essential research into wireless health hazards, and who believes we are facing an existential threat related to wireless exposures, is being forced into early retirement, his work suppressed.
Wireless developers breathlessly await 5G as their promotional materials seem to suggest something like a thermonuclear explosion over some unfortunate “smart city”
Are you as revolted as we are by these disgusting attacks against those whose highest goal is to protect our health and the environment? A revolt is exactly what we needed to ensure that truth and sanity prevail over profits, recklessness and hype.
Going along with policies so clearly out of touch with the science–with so much at stake–is no longer an option.
Take Action Now:
Your prompt action is needed to get our opposition to 5G high frequency band wireless technologies on the record:
1. Submit a comment to the FCC (proceeding number is 14-177)
2. Contact Senators on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and demand that the “game changing” NTP results inform wireless policies and protect the most vulnerable. If you have health issues related to wireless exposure, describe them.
*SSM! remains opposed to all forms of animal experimentation–unnecessary and immoral abuse of sentient creatures. More than sufficient evidence of wireless harm exists to justify action.