Important News on 5G & a Reminder to Sign the Petition

 

First of all here’s the petition site where you can sign if you’re concerned: 

www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/813/839/624/

My goal is 1000 signatures, and we have 151 as of today.

Now to the news:

Nick Pineault reports online often and clearly about the dangers of 5G and what we can do to both stop its spread and to protect ourselves. I urge you to read his latest email to his list (it starts in French since it’s about 5G in Montreal, but he translates for us). It’s worth your while to read the entire message but if you don’t have time you’ll at least want to know about the links below. and about his helpful guide (no I do not work for him!) To see his whole email go to https://electrosmogrx.com/home/

If that doesn’t work go to his Facebook page or just google him. He’s been on some interview shows and has written a book on EMF safety in general. Now he’s writing a lot about 5G since it’s on the march and he’s very concerned, as am I.

Two important links in Nick’s email:

  1. To find out what else we can do to stop 5G, he’ suggests this site: 

5GCrisis.com 

To learn more about how to protect yourself and your family, he recommends: 

ShieldedHealing.com 

Nick writes often about other things we can do, about news on 5G, and is offering a program—EMFQuickstart—with more details to help (he talks about the program in that link to his email). My husband and I just bought it ($80 for the short version) since we already have health issues we suspect are related to regular EMF radiation. We don’t think we can withstand the increase from 5G. If you get the link I gave you up reply to it and ask to be on his mail list if you want to keep up with his 5G announcements and suggestions.

As Nick tells his readers, and as I read in increasing reports, it’s clear 5G will be everywhere if we don’t band together and stop it right now. It’s truly insane, unnecessary, mostly about power and greed, and is untested on humans. It should be illegal, and I suspect the courts may well be where this issue is headed. But don’t wait because, in my town for example, 5G has already been planned (quietly) and, I believe that soon, despite my own protests made to the town as a public health reporter, those ugly little towers will be seen on every block in front of multiple houses and buildings. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, medical requests not to have one near you will be ignored. Someone on high in the federal government decreed this (they knew ahead of time that people would protest due to health issues; does that tell you something?)

You may want to check out some of my earlier posts at www.TheSereneCity.com where you can read more about handling this problem, including a very helpful link, EMFSafetyNetwork.org.

I also just discovered a site with a similar name that may be helpful:  

emfsafetystore.com

Finally, know that petitions are being started in various other places around the world, and news is spreading that 5G is a terrible, rushed, and cruel project whose boosters think it has no bounds and want to do everything from putting it in driverless cars and in diapers to beaming it to earth from satellites. Know also that you’ll see anti-anti-5G opinions, in which those of us fighting it will be ridiculed. These opinions come from those who want the power and money 5G will procure for them since they’re in the business, or in those businesses related to it. (President Trump wants it in order to keep up with or beat China in a race for the fastest systems. Illness for all including himself and his own family apparently hasn’t been considered.) And those opinions may come also from the many others who want the extra speed but who never read about the problems and aren’t interested.

Please think about this for a second: Is there no end to the speed people want? Why? No, really. Why? With all our brain power we can find other ways to keep the world safe, free, housed, and fed besides competing with other leaders who don’t give a damn about public wellbeing any more than some of our leaders do. We may need to slow down for a while to figure it out, but early disease and death doesn’t seem a good result if we’re looking for a happier, more peaceful world. Those who aren’t looking for such a world are not people whose judgment I trust.

A lot of these people want what they want, now, and don’t want to think more deeply, which as you may have noticed is a current trend from much of the federal government on down. Those who think this way will have to pay the cost, as we will have to pay if we can’t stop them, of their shallowness, greed, or failure to act responsibly. The cost is simple: more illness, suffering, and shortened lives for all.

(Note to those 5G proponents most interested in financial issues: the added illness and suffering will cost a great deal of money, likely more than what you think you’ll miss out on if you don’t get 5G.)

5G Update February 2019

Susan Cooke

I just heard a commentator on CNN mention that soon “They’ll be rolling out 5G,” as he talked about other innovations and changes the country will have to face in the near future (and that’s kind of how he put it —not “will benefit from: but “will have to face.” I wrote here about 5G last fall, reporting the outrage of many people who fear the health effects a number of experts are warning us about with this new technology that’s about to be forced on us. They see it as yet another example of inadequately vetted high profit for a few and too bad about any consequence to others.

5G proponents want, it seems, to take this behemoth of a new technology already highly suspected of damage (see the links below) and drive it right over everyone living in this country. It’s as if new technologies that weren’t tested were never pushed on people before. We know this can end badly even if it does provide ever-faster communication, etc.

I’m writing about it again because while I thought it was still being tested, I was wrong. Suddenly it seems it’s a done deal. The best way to give you a taste of what’s wrong with this is a quote from an article by Dr. Cindy Russell of the Santa Clara Medical Association (The article’s title is “A 5G Wireless Future: Will it Give us a Smart Nation or Contribute to an Unhealthy One?”).

The quote is from a letter about 5G written to the FCC by Ronald Powell, PhD:

It would greatly extend FCC’s current policy of the mandatory irradiation of the public without adequate prior study of the health impact and assurance of safety. It would irradiate everyone including the most vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation: pregnant women, unborn children, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill.

Before I continue with the 5G information below, I need to clarify that 5G will be only another toxin heaped onto the load of them Americans are already fighting the effects of, though many don’t realize it. In effect, what should be rolling out just now is government taking steps to reduce the unnecessary toxins we’re already dealing with. But it doesn’t see that as profitable, despite the vast reduction in healthcare costs it would mean.

This won’t be the first time high profits and inadequate testing contributed to more illness for all. And even worse, some people believe 5G isn’t even necessary, and that there are safer ways to do what it does. An accomplished software engineer I know says he doesn’t see that 5G is even necessary, especially if it puts people’s health at risk. He says instead what we need is faster connections to people’s houses, which you can do with just wires only. Even if that weren’t so, there’s no excuse for this assault on people’s health and wellbeing.

Many people, as you’ll see below, are already panicked about it, so even before it’s out it’s causing fear and anxiety, which by themselves can degrade mental health to such an extent that physical health is also harmed. These people (and the rest of us) have in effect been told they’re going to be guinea pigs, and to just accept it.

5G will be adding more toxicity to our already-toxic environment, toxicity that’s courtesy largely of government and the alarming number of businesses willing to create and sell toxic products while further poisoning the air, soil, and water with their manufacturing processes. (What I don’t get is how these decision-makers must think they and their own families will escape the health effects of the toxins they continue to create.)

5G matters specifically because devices such as cellphones are already constantly emitting electromagnetic radiation during much of our days and often our nights too. According to author Ty Bollinger, in his mind-blowing book The Truth About Cancer, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says these EMFs are possibly carcinogenic to humans. He tells us that even though phones are considered low-powered radio-frequency transmitters, they “act similarly to microwave ovens in the way they emit radiation, heating up water molecules with which they come into contact,” and that some researchers believe a mobile phone pressed against your head while it’s sending and receiving frequency and data will inadvertently “cook” your brain cells, since this tissue is composed primarily of water. You can dismiss this warning and many people do but my investigations say we don’t yet have definitive answers. That’s okay in some situations in life but not when we’re dealing with health of humans and animals.

Just to give you a more complete picture of some other things worrying some researchers, Bollinger also cites likely damage to brain cell function from this radiation also, according to a 2011 study conducted by National Institutes of Health researchers. Finally he mentions a German study in the Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, which found that based on a review of the published science, there is “some evidence to suggest a connection between heavy mobile phone use and increased risk for brain tumor occurrence, especially for gliomas.”

What I’m trying to do here is show that we already aren’t sure how much we’re being damaged by so much exposure to existing  equipment, yet our government and the businesses involved are fine with making us guinea pigs despite evidence in the links below that 5G may in fact be quite dangerous to health. And they’re doing this at a time when cancer and other serious illnesses are burgeoning. (For excellent explanations of known and probable causes of cancer from such toxins alone, see Bollinger’s book.)

Below I list some important articles on it and its requisite numerous cell towers that apparently are going to be inflicted on us (lots and lots of them). First I recommend Dr. Russell’s article, at:

https://www.mayday-info.dk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Bilag-4-A-5G-Future-Santa-Clara-Medical-Association.pdf

The next warning article is from CBS News, includes some photos. Note that one person interviewed feels she’ll have to move to avoid living next to a tower.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/5g-network-cell-towers-raise-health-concerns-for-some-residents/

In the article below are details about 5G’s potential health effects, including some studies. It’s thorough, alarming, and proof this is not a good idea, at least not as it’s now planned, should not be forced on us:

https://www.radiationhealthrisks.com/5G-cell-towers-dangerous/
Next is a video, and several other links on the subject on that same page you might want to have a look at as well:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22ConsumerWatch%3A+5G+Cellphone+Towers+Signal+Renewed+Concerns+Over+Impacts+on+Health%22&oq=%22ConsumerWatch%3A+5G+Cellphone+Towers+Signal+Renewed+Concerns+Over+Impacts+on+Health%22&aqs=chrome..69i57.2573j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

And from UK’s Daily Mail:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5784487/The-roll-5G-wireless-service-massive-health-experiment-public-health-expert-warns-a.html

The above UK report (which is mostly about the US) states that some studies have already linked older wireless service generations to cancers of the reproductive system and heart, and 5G health effects have hardly been studied yet. But still the plan is, without asking us, to inundate us with some 800,000 new cell towers to support 5G. (The report says now we have 154,000.)

Go to the next link to see some important notes of one concerned reporter on how a number of people(including some firefighters, notably, who were affected by a 5G tower near them, are desperately trying to prevent–and if not that–escape–a much more difficult task–5G being put near their homes and workplaces due to illness they’ve already experienced when 5G is allowed.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobilfunk_newsletter/o88iVmdFm4o

The abovementioned articles and reports give you a good idea of what’s going on, but there is much more online, including full pages of links on how 5G will benefit the Internet of Things. Don’t let all that excitement distract you from the real possibility that the health and even longevity of many–perhaps all–of us–and animals including wildlife (maybe even plant life?) may be in serious danger.

I’ve already written two of my reps in Congress about 5G, and I hope you’ll do the same if you’re concerned. My purpose in this blog and in my book is to find ways to increase wellbeing for all living things, which mostly cannot be achieved as long as profit always remains king. Yes 5G does some helpful things, but pushing it on us inadequately tested is not worth the possible price. By the way the towers are ugly and would not be a garden enhancement for sure. You’ll see them in some of the articles.


Some Final Notes:

My understanding is none of us has the power to say “No” to these towers. As one article states it, they’re coming, period.That’s pretty pushy, wouldn’t you say? What I think we need to do then is block this technological “advance” until its proven safe.Why not delay it until it’s known for certain not to cause harm? And if it does cause harm it clearly must be redesigned or scrapped. We’re going to be exposed to this stuff for most hours–maybe all hours–of every day. What’s the big hurry?

There are already many people trying to fight off effects of our now-existing chronic exposure to electromagnetic radiation with the current technology in use by most of us. They build shelters to put in their bedrooms or systems to put in their attics because even if they shut off their own wifi as much as possible (some have none at home at all any longer) they still suffer from wifi from homes close to them. When they manage to shield themselves successfully they report many painful symptoms disappearing. At our house we now turn wifi off at night so at least we’re not sleeping in so much of it. This was recommended in several book and articles I read on possible contributors to auto-immune illnesses. Some people think it’s nonsense but there’s much evidence to the contrary.

It just seems clear that since we don’t even know enough about our current state of exposure, it’s insane to pile on more, wouldn’t you say? We have pretty much the same human body we did centuries ago, but it wasn’t exposed to any of this stuff. It’s hard to imagine it not having an effect.

Sadly it may be hard to prove it was 5G that made us sick if it does, because the damage may be slow and not necessarily immediately noticeable. What if you move to another location, you ask? I’m afraid that may not be possible, since, though it may start only in select areas, what I’ve read so far indicates those in charge assume eventually it’s going to be everywhere. Even if we could move away from it, how many millions can uproot themselves, and where can they go that won’t have it eventually if those in charge are this set on it? .

Yet some people are already planning to uproot themselves should those towers come into their neighborhoods. But the tragic result of a lot of moving is it will further to destroy what little sense of community some of us have managed to build into our lives. This country desperately needs more sense of community because we’ve lost most of what we did have and many of us are isolated to a degree that’s dangerous to mental (and therefore also physical) health.

Another thought: If we don’t stop this plan to dump these towers on us, and we do get sicker, the companies profiting from them will likely find ways to blame any resulting illnesses on something else

The companies pushing 5G–and also governments allowing the towers–should also consider what they may likely have to pay for the lawsuits that will likely show up later due to illness if they charge ahead. But how do you measure tearing apart communities as people try to flee this technology to protect their health?

The time to investigate and to protest is now, before they put all the towers up. I feel bad for the initial “test” cities, which you see listed in one of the articles. Did those people have any say in the matter? In one of the articles you’ll see that one resident expects property values to go down a lot when the towers come since most people in her area don’t want them. I honestly don’t see how this many towers can be shoved on us all without asking our permission and with so much ignorance about future results. I saw a figure of 800,000 by 2026 for the US. And even if a neighborhood wants them (I doubt that will happen given the risk) each house should be able to say no.

I’m all for technology making our lives better but I don’t want to be part of this experiment, or for you to be either. We’ve all had enough, haven’t we, of having to accept new technologies without proof of safety? A good chance to have a healthier, less angst-ridden life seems a basic human right, yet government and industry apparently need to be reminded of this constantly. I see no alternative but to protest now to protect our mental and physical health since government is failing to do it. As I say often, enough profit is one thing; more and more profit no matter the cost to health of people and the planet is another.

I so wish we could see these big companies and government taking a kinder, wellbeing-promoting route. Make money on something known to be safe. If they can’t find safer communication technology, they can turn their vast innovative powers to other businesses desperately needed to make life healthier. They could replace the many illness-causing toxic chemicals the FDA allows with safer ingredients. They could work on ways to grow more healthy organic plant food and feed more people, or find ways to house more people.

Instead they’re making more likely increased illness and more of the chronic anxiety already rampant in our society by forcing 5G on us without solid proof that it isn’t harmful.

5G Update February 2019

Susan Cooke

I just heard a commentator on CNN mention that soon “They’ll be rolling out 5G,” as he talked about other innovations and changes the country will have to face in the near future. I wrote here about 5G last fall, reporting the outrage of many people who fear the health effects a number of experts are warning us about with this new technology that’s about to be forced on us. They see it as yet another example of high profit for a few and ever-faster communication a rush to get the next best, fastest thing despite inadequate testing. 

I’m writing about it again because suddenly it seems it’s a done deal that we are going to have it forced on us. The best way to give you a taste of what’s wrong with that is a quote from an article by  Dr. Cindy Russell of the Santa Clara Medical Association  (“A 5G Wireless Future: Will it Give us a Smart Nation or Contribute to an Unhealthy One”).

The quote is from a letter about 5G written to the FCC by Ronald Powell, PhD: 

It would greatly extend FCC’s current policy of the mandatory irradiation of the public without adequate prior study of the health impact and assurance of safety. It would irradiate everyone including the most vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation: pregnant women,  unborn children, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill.

Below I list some important articles on 5G and the cell towers that apparently are going to be inflicted on all of us (lots and lots of them) without concern for possible health effects. First I recommend Dr. Russell’s article, at:

https://www.mayday-info.dk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Bilag-4-A-5G-Future-Santa-Clara-Medical-Association.pdf

Before going to the other articles, I should mention that there are already many people trying to fight off effects of our chronic exposure to electromagnetic radiation with the current technology in use by most of us. They build shelters to put in their bedrooms or systems to put in their attics because even if they shut off their own wifi as much as possible (some have none at home at all any longer) they still suffer from wifi from homes close to them. When they manage to shield themselves successfully they report many painful symptoms disappearing. We figured at our house we’re already swimming in electromagnetic radiation, and it’s likely you are too. We now turn wifi off at night so at least we’re not sleeping in so much of it. This was recommended by a book I read on possible contributors to auto-immune illnesses. Some people think it’s nonsense but there’s much evidence to the contrary.

It’s clear we don’t even know enough about our current state of exposure, so it’s insane to pile on more, wouldn’t you say? If we don’t protest–now rather than later–we’re going to find thousands of new smaller and powerful 5G towers almost in our front yards, and yet have zero control over their effects on us. We have pretty much the same human body we did centuries ago, but it wasn’t exposed to any of this stuff. It’s hard to imagine it not having an effect.

The next warning article is from CBS News, includes some photos. Note that one person interviewed feels she’ll have to move to avoid living next to a tower.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/5g-network-cell-towers-raise-health-concerns-for-some-residents/

In the article below are details about 5G’s potential health effects, including some studies. It’s thorough, alarming, and proof this is not a good idea, at least not as it’s now planned, should not be forced on us:

Next is a video, and several other links on the subject on that same page you might want to have a look at as well:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22ConsumerWatch%3A+5G+Cellphone+Towers+Signal+Renewed+Concerns+Over+Impacts+on+Health%22&oq=%22ConsumerWatch%3A+5G+Cellphone+Towers+Signal+Renewed+Concerns+Over+Impacts+on+Health%22&aqs=chrome..69i57.2573j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

And from UK’s Daily Mail:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5784487/The-roll-5G-wireless-service-massive-health-experiment-public-health-expert-warns-a.html

The above UK report (which is mostly about the US) states that some studies have already linked older wireless service generations to cancers of the reproductive system and heart, and 5G health effects have hardly been studied yet. But still the plan is, without asking us, to inundate us with some 800,000 new cell towers to support 5G. (The report says now we have 154,000.)

These articles make clear that it’s highly irresponsible, unethical, and, might I say, greedy, to bulldoze over the entire US population with hundreds of thousands of new cell towers we can’t trust to be safe.

I’ve already written two of my reps in Congress about 5G, and I hope you’ll do the same if you’re concerned. My purpose in this blog and in my book is to find ways to increase wellbeing for all living things, which mostly cannot be achieved as long as profit always remains king. Yes 5G does some helpful things, but rolling it out untested is not worth the possible price. By the way for what it’s worth the towers don’t look that great and would not be a garden enhancement for sure. You’ll see them in some of the articles.

Go to the next link to see some important notes of one concerned reporter on how a number of people (including some firefighters, notably, who were affected by a 5G tower near them) are desperately trying to prevent–and if not that–escape–a much more difficult task–5G being put near their homes and workplaces due to illness they’ve already experienced when 5G is allowed.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobilfunk_newsletter/o88iVmdFm4o

The above information gives you a good idea of what’s going on, but there is much more online including pages on how 5G will benefit the Internet of Things. But don’t let all that excitement distract you from the real possibility that the health and even longevity of many–perhaps all–of us–and animals too (maybe even plant life?) may be in serious danger. Below are a few more of my comments, some of which were on the earlier blog post, should you want to read more.

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I’ve seen a variety of opinions on EMFs (electromagnetic fields), but I still find enough negatives to make me want to insist on no further electromagnetic radiation near where I live.  An accomplished software engineer I know says he doesn’t see that the new 5G technology is that necessary, especially if it puts people’s health at risk. He says instead what we need is faster connections to people’s houses, which you can do with just wires only. (Full disclosure,  I’m married to the software engineer. His name is Victor Preston.)

My understanding is none of us has the power to say “No” to these towers. As one article states it, they’re coming, period. That’s pretty pushy, wouldn’t you say? What I think we need to do then is block this technological “advance” until its proven safe.Why not delay it until it’s known for certain not to cause harm? And if it does cause harm it clearly must be redesigned or scrapped. We’re going to be exposed to this stuff for most hours–maybe all hours–of every day. What’s the big hurry? I’m pretty sure it’s primarily the usual suspect—Big Profit.

We’re already bullied a lot health-wise, and if you want to know more about that read Ty Bollinger’s mind-blowing book The Truth About Cancer.  (If everyone read it and helped create change in the system, many of us would recover from illness with less suffering and less expense, and Big Medicine and Big Pharma would be just a little less wealthy—but don’t worry about them—they’ll still be richer than most of us.)  Big Money’s tentacles extend into medicine so far beyond what you might imagine that it will make you very angry. But 5G will also add to the enormous cost of healthcare and line the pockets of Big Pharma even more once we all get even sicker which does seem to me likely.

Sadly it may be hard to prove it was 5G that made us sick if it does because the damage may be slow and not necessarily immediately noticeable. What if you move to another location, you ask? I’m afraid that may not be possible, since, though it may start only in select areas, what I’ve read so far indicates those in charge assume eventually it’s going to be everywhere. Even if we could move away from it, how many millions can uproot themselves, and where can they go that won’t have it eventually if those in charge are this set on it? 

Another thought: If we don’t stop this plan to dump these towers on us, and we do get sicker, the companies profiting from them will likely find ways to blame any resulting illnesses on something else.

Yet some people are already planning to uproot themselves, as you see in one of the articles, should those towers come into their neighborhoods. But the tragic results of a lot of moving is it will further to destroy what little sense of community some of us have managed to build into our lives. This country desperately needs more sense of community because we’ve lost most of what we did have and many of us are isolated to a degree that’s dangerous to mental (and therefore also physical) health. 

The companies pushing 5G–and also governments allowing the towers–should also consider what they may likely have to pay for the lawsuits that will likely show up later due to illness if they charge ahead. But how do you measure tearing apart communities as people try to flee this technology to protect their health?

The time to investigate and to protest is now, before they put all the towers up. I feel bad for the initial test cities, which you see listed in one of the articles. Did those people have any say in the matter? In one of the articles you’ll see that one resident expects property values to go down a lot when the towers come since most people in her area don’t want them. I honestly don’t see how this many towers can be shoved on us all without asking our permission and with so much ignorance about future results. I saw a figure of 800,000 by 2026 for the US.  And even if a neighborhood wants them (I doubt that will happen given the risk) each house should be able to say no.

I’m all for technology making our lives better but when health is endangered and anxiety over the technology causes stress and the increased depression (often caused by added prolonged stress), the change is not better. Ignoring such concerns shows a lack of respect for people’s peace of mind, something too little attention is paid to already by government and business, and which deeply affects wellbeing and health and therefore the very length of our lives. 

I don’t want to be part of this experiment, or for you to be either. Too often in the past we’ve accepted new technologies without asking enough questions and demanding proof of safety. I believe a good chance to have a healthier, less angst-ridden life is a basic human right, and government and industry need to be reminded of this constantly. It looks as if we’re going to need to stand up to protect our health and wellbeing since government is failing to do it, and because profit can and often does roll over a people like a tank. As I say ad nauseam, enough money is one thing; more and more profit no matter the cost to health of people and the planet is another.

Here’s a novel idea:  How about these big companies taking a kinder, wellbeing-promoting route? I urge them to make their money on something known to be safe. If they can’t find safer communication technology, they could turn their vast innovative powers to other businesses desperately needed to make life healthier. They could for example replace some of the many toxic chemicals the FDA allows with safer ingredients. They could work on ways to grow more healthy plant food and feed more people, or find ways to house more people. Instead they’re promoting possible increased illness and more of the chronic anxiety already rampant in our society by forcing 5G on us.

 

5G–New, fast, profitable, & possibly quite dangerous

Susan Cooke

Please pardon my long absence, caused by a need for lots of time  to research an upcoming post designed to help people find cleaner-running, quieter landscape tools, and therefore find city life a little less stressful. I interrupted that work to bring up something really important that I feel can’t wait. Let’s look at a new technology that may be affecting your health soon:  It’s called 5G.

Below are several links to articles I’ve found on 5G and the cell towers that apparently are going to be inflicted on all of us (lots and lots of them) without much concern for possible health effects. Personally I have enough to do battling and living with city stress both for myself and others already. It’s upsetting to me that  no matter what we do to be healthy–which is challenge enough in the modern world– we may have our efforts sabotaged by thousands of new barely-studied 5G cell towers near us, and have no control over what they might do to us. We already live and work in buildings full of people using a wide array of electromagnetic equipment about which there’s still not conclusive evidence of safety.  We have pretty much the same human body we did centuries ago but it wasn’t exposed to all this stuff 24/7.

If you’re concerned or want to know more, I hope you’ll take a look at these articles. I’ll mention a few more things before the articles come up below.

I’ve seen a variety of opinions on EMFs (electromagnetic fields), but I still find enough negatives to make me want to insist on no further electromagnetic radiation near where I live.  An accomplished software engineer I know says he doesn’t see that the new 5G technology is that necessary, especially if it puts people’s health at risk. He says instead what we need is faster connections to people’s houses, which you can do with  just wires only. (Full disclosure,  I’m married to the software engineer. His name is Victor Preston.)

We figured at our house we’re probably already swimming in electromagnetic radiation, and it’s likely you are too. We now turn wifi off at night so at least we’re not sleeping in so much of it.  (This was recommended to me by a book I read on possible causes of auto-immune illnesses.) Still, as a person with a PTSD brain and who seems to have a couple of ailments there are no explanations for (blood tests normal) like chronic fatigue) I’m not happy about having another not-well-understood threat added to the mix I’m living in. My understanding is none of us has the power to say “No” to these towers. As one article states it, they’re coming, period. That’s pretty pushy, wouldn’t you say? What I think we need to do then is block this technological “advance” until its proven safe for adults, kids, and animals.

Why not delay it until it’s known for certain not to cause harm? And if it does cause harm it clearly must be redesigned or scrapped. We’re going to be exposed to this stuff for most hours–maybe all hours–of every day. What’s the big hurry?  I suspect the usual–big money.

Unless and until  there’s proof all this activity in our environment is not already making people sick, we shouldn’t  allow ourselves to be bullied into accepting even more of it that’s even more untested.  If we don’t stop this plan to dump these towers on us, and we do get sicker, the companies profiting from them will likely just find ways to blame any resulting illnesses on something else.

Some people are already planning to uproot themselves and move just to get away from the towers (but where can they go?) This works further to destroy sense of community, which this country desperately needs more of–and it’s another way the towers will harm wellbeing. The companies–and also governments allowing the towers–should also consider what they may likely have to pay for the lawsuits that will likely show up later due to illness if they charge ahead.

The time to investigate and to protest is now, before they put all the towers up. I feel bad for the initial test cities, which you’ll see listed in one of the articles. Did those people have any say in the matter? In one of the articles you’ll see that one resident expects property values to go down a lot when the towers come since most people in her area don’t want them. I honestly don’t see how this many towers can be shoved on us all without asking our permission and with so much ignorance about future results. I saw a figure of 800,000 by 2026 for the US.  And even if a neighborhood wants them (I doubt that will happen given the risk) each house should be able to say no.

I’m all for technology making our lives better but when health is endangered and anxiety over the technology causes stress and the increased depression often caused by added prolonged stress, the change is not better.  Ignoring such concerns shows a lack of respect for people’s peace of mind, something too little attention is paid to already by government and business, and which deeply affects wellbeing and health and therefore the very length of our lives. It looks as if we’re going to need to stand up to protect our health and wellbeing since government is failing to do it,  and because profit can and often does roll over a people like a tank. As I say ad nauseam, enough money is one thing; more and more profit no matter the cost to health of people and the planet is another.

Those planning on big profits from 5G need to keep in mind the potential increased healthcare costs caused by more illness, not to mention the suffering. Is it worth the trade-off, especially if you’re making the public angry in the process?

I don’t want to be part of this experiment, or for you to be either. Too often in the past  we’ve accepted new technologies without asking enough questions and demanding proof of safety.  I believe a good chance to have a healthier, less angst-ridden life is a basic human right, and government and industry need to be reminded of this constantly.

I’ve already written two of my reps in Congress about 5G, and I hope you’ll do the same if you’re concerned. My  purpose in this blog and in my book is to find ways to increase wellbeing for all living things, and to show that profit need not always be king. Yes 5G does some helpful things, but it doesn’t seem near worth the possible price. If it’s forced on us where I live, I don’t know what I’ll do or where we can go, and am feeling more anxiety because of it–not good for the immune system! (By the way the towers don’t look that great either and would not be a garden enhancement for sure.)

Here’s a novel idea:  How about these big companies taking a kinder, wellbeing-promoting route? I urge them companies to make their money on something known to be safe. If they can’t find safer communication technology, they could turn their vast innovative powers to other businesses desperately needed to make life healthier. They could for example replace some of the many toxic chemicals the FDA allows with safer ingredients. They could work on ways to grow more healthy plant food and feed more people, or find ways to house more people. Instead they’re promoting possible increased illness and more of the chronic anxiety already rampant in our society by forcing 5G on us.

Before getting to the articles on 5G, I want to mention, for those of you who are interested, what I also just read about transformer boxes (a related issue). If you want to skip it just go to the next paragraph after the link to an article discussing these boxes.

We made a point when choosing our house not to get one near one of those transformer boxes on poles we were warned might have bad effects on health. I just read in a response by an aerospace scientist to one of the articles that the bigger wires running from those boxes may be also be a big health problem. To see an interesting discussion on transformers alone and on the effect of “hum” and vibrations related to them (all news to me),  go to this link:

https://www.quora.com/How-dangerous-is-electrical-transformer-for-human-health-if-it-is-near-to-house

Below are the articles. If 5G makes you nervous I hope you’ll alert those in power in business and government, including local government, that you’re worried and that you don’t want it around until and unless it’s proven to be 100% safe for health (which I doubt can happen for some time if ever).

Meanwhile, stay well and I’ll be back soon with quieter landscape options. Here are the article links and a couple of comments on some of them:


The first, from CBS News, includes some photos. Note that one person interviewed feels she’ll have to move to avoid living next to a tower.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/5g-network-cell-towers-raise-health-concerns-for-some-residents/

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This next article details some of the worries about 5G’s health effects including some studies. It’s thorough, alarming, and I think proof this is not a good idea, at least not as it’s now planned, and it should not be forced on us:

Why 5G Cell Towers Are More Dangerous


Next an important article from Environmental Health Trust:

For this one please just google “5G and the IOT: Scientific Overview of Human Health Risks”   (Sorry, I can’t make a link on some of these without pulling up a big piece of the article. If searching for this title doesn’t work, please go to the main site first, which is:  Environmental Health Trust, then search for the 5G title.)


Here’s one from ConsumerWatch (I had same problem with making a link with this one):  Please google “ConsumerWatch: 5G Cellphone Towers Signal Renewed Concerns Over Impacts on Health”


And from UK’s Daily Mail:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5784487/The-roll-5G-wireless-service-massive-health-experiment-public-health-expert-warns-a.html

The above UK report (which is mostly about the US) states that some studies have already linked older wireless service generations to cancers of the reproductive system and heart, and 5G health effects have hardly been studied yet. But still the plan is, without asking us, to inundate us with some 800,000 new cell towers to support 5G. (The report says now we have 154,000.)

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These articles and reports make clear that it’s highly irresponsible, unethical, and, might I say, greedy, to bulldoze over the entire US population with hundreds of thousands of new cell towers we certainly can’t trust to be safe.