6 November 2019 |Maui County, Hawaii |Scientists4WiredTech–Call to Action|
CPMRAs = Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas
Call to Action: Please immediately hire an attorney to write a letter to your local City Council and County Board of Supervisors, demanding that they cease and desist from processing any active Small Cell applications and from constructing any such Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) because the Ruling in Case 18-1129 in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals renders every application INCOMPLETE. All WTF shot clocks must be tolled and all application processing and construction must stop until the Wireless Industry/FCC completes the court-mandated Environmental Assessment (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as specified in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
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The FCC Maximum Permissible Exposure Guideline for pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) exposures is, unbelievably, based on only the RATE of exposure, NOT the TOTAL DOSE of poison delivered over time. This has been a scam since day one.
The 1986 NCRP Review, used to justify this nonsense, defined both Specific Absorption(the total DOSE of radiation in Joules) and Specific Absorption Rate (the RATE of radiation exposure in Watts).
For the FCC MPE RF-EMR exposure guideline, the NCRP picked the latter because “it was easier to measure.” . . . right . . . (head slap!).
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Link To Federal Court Overturns FCC Order Bypassing Environmental Review For 4G/5G Wireless Small Cell Densification
“On August 9, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision substantially setting back the efforts of the Federal Communications Commission to expedite the deployment of densified 4G/5G so-called “Small Cell” cell towers. The FCC had issued an order in March 2018 eliminating environmental and historic preservation review of densified 4G + 5G so-called “small cell” cell towers. The FCC had reasoned that even though the industry planned to deploy as many as 800,000 of these 50-foot (possibly taller) towers in neighborhoods and historic districts around the country by 2026, it was not in the public interest to review their potential impacts on the environment and historical places.
The court vacated the portions of the order that exempted small cells from NEPA and NHPA reviews, delivering a setback to the FCC’s efforts to speed up small cell deployment of densified 4G and 5G networks. Cases challenging another recent FCC order that limits local government control over small wireless facilities are currently pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
In an appeal brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council and several Native American Tribes, the Court found that the FCC had failed to adequately address possible harms of its deregulatory efforts and the benefits of environmental and historic preservation review. In particular, the Court observed that the FCC had failed to address the cumulative harms that may result from “densification”:
- the crowding of multiple cell towers in a limited area;
- the potential harms from co-location of multiple cell antennas on a pole simultaneously transmitting voice and data on multiple frequency bands (potentially from 600 MHz to 90,000 MHz)
- the FCC quickly and prematurely deploying this densificatiton of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) scheme before the FCC had completed its ongoing investigation into the potential health effects of pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) from antennas in such close proximity to where people live, work, study, play, sleep and heal (antennas installed as close as 15 to 50 feet from homes and only 25 to 50 feet off the ground).
The Court found that the FCC’s Order was arbitrary and capricious and, therefore, unlawful. Consequently, the Court vacated the FCC’s Order 18-30, thereby reinstating prior regulations requiring environmental and historic preservation reviews of densified 4G and 5G cell tower deployments.
Attorney Edward B. Myers an intervenor in the case stated:
“I intervened in opposition to the FCC’s order because the order represented a precipitous effort to jam thousands of 4G/5G towers into virtually every neighborhood in the country (including mine) based on woefully outdated RF-EMR exposure exposure guidelines. The efforts of the FCC to develop meaningful RF-EMR exposure exposure guidelines, especially with regard to the health impacts of pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by small cell towers, are practically non-existent. I am gratified by the Court’s decision which, in my view, is a cautionary tale against the arbitrary and capricious efforts of the FCC to dispense with NEPA review.”
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its unanimous rulingwriting that FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s order . . .
“does not justify the Commission’s determination that it was not in the public interest to require review of small cell deployments. In particular, the Commission failed to justify its confidence that small cell deployments pose little to no cognizable religious, cultural, or environmental risk, particularly given the vast number of proposed deployments and the reality that the Order will principally affect small cells that require new construction.”
The FCC also failed to “adequately address possible harms of deregulation and benefits of environmental and historic-preservation review,” which means the commission’s “deregulation of small cells is thus arbitrary and capricious,” judges concluded.
4G and 5G and small cell frequencies impact wildlife. For example, research finds the radiation alters bird navigation, disturbs honeybee colonies, damages trees and impacts plants. Research on insects and 5G finds that their bodies can absorb up to three times more power from 5G millimeter wave frequencies (around 24-28 GHz) and this could lead to major changes in how they behave and function, affecting the capacity of bees and other insects to pollinate crops.
Published reviews on 5G, millimeter waves and wireless (even from decades ago) have cataloged a host of harmful impacts including increased temperature, altered gene expression, faster cell growth, inflammatory and metabolic processes, damage to the eyes and cellular stress, memory problems, sperm damage, genetic damage, behavior issues and brain damage.”
Thank you to PM & SC!