Council exercises caution in regard to 5G development
By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY Council exercises caution in regard to 5G development | West Hawaii Today | Thursday, July 23, 2020,
A resolution to halt 5G was passed in Farragut TN May 14, 2020
Easton Connecticut passes a resolution to halt 5G May 7, 2020. Until research and testing show its safe for humans and the environment, a 5G cease and desist resolution was unanimously approved by the town.
Dozens of cities in the US have filed lawsuits against the FCC because of bully tactics by the FCC. The FCC is stripping away local authority with industry friendly regulations for 5G small cells.
On November 12, 2020 the Coconut Creek Florida Commission adopted a Resolution on 5G and radio frequency radiation “imploring the US Congress to allocate funding and direct a cross discipline federal agency study of the effects caused by exposure to current and proposed electromagnetic spectrum and radio frequency commissions on human health and the environment in light of the recent implementation of fifth generation technology and to use those findings to create science based laws or rules regarding limiting human and environmental exposure.”
On November 1, 2020, the New Hampshire Commission to Study the Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G Technology has released its final report summarizing its findings that safety assurances for 5G have “come into question because of the thousands of peer-reviewed studies documenting deleterious health effects associated with cellphone radiation exposure.”
Recommendations include: support an independent study of 5G health effects; reduce public exposure to cell phones, wireless devices and replace Wi-Fi with wired- non wireless networks- in schools and libraries; ensure cell network infrastructure antenna setbacks from schools and homes; measure levels of cell network radiation; establish wireless radiation limits to protect trees and insects; establish more sophisticated measurement protocols to include high data rates; require software changes to reduce radiation exposure into the body; establish wireless radiation-free zones; and call on the US Federal Communications Commission to do an environmental assessment on the impact of 5G and wireless infrastructure expansion.
Review peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from the use of wireless network technologies in schools or similar environments; and
Report the results of the review to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to education not later than January 2, 2021.
The review described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must, at a minimum, consist of a literature review of peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies that examine the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation on children.
The Department of Education shall develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that would reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that the review described in subsection (1) of this section identifies as harmful.
For two years, Bob Hammes, a retired minister, rallied his community to oppose the installation of a cell tower on the Long Point Playground in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
In December of 2020, Beacon/Stetler Communications withdrew its application to erect the tower on the playground. The withdrawal is treated as a denial, and the applicant cannot reapply to install at this site for at least one year.
According to Karen Beard, member of the Charleston Coalition for Wireless Safety Standards, it is probable that Beacon/Stetler Communications will not return to the Long Point Community due to residents' organized opposition to such wireless projects. However, other residential communities will likely be approached in the near future for the same kind of project.