Spokane is one of the first US cities to receive 5G cell phone towers. 5G is said to be 100 times more powerful than 4G, is provided as a convenience to power all of our phones, but what do we really know about this new technology?
Since we can’t see, hear, taste and may or may not feel cell phone radiation, it is easy to assume that there is no harm. Politicians have endorsed it with supportive legislation, FCC has approved it, Verizon is running with it, we seemingly need it, what could go wrong?
Here are some important facts to consider:
- The Telecommunication Act of 1996 gives the Telecommunications Industry immunity from opposition to the placement of cell towers and immunity from liability from ‘environmental’ effects (which refers to human and environmental health).
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) used research that shows low penetration from the heat from the phone to the brain to approve the technology, while completely avoiding the issue of systemic radiation causing scientifically proven neurological, brain, heart, cancer and fertility problems.
- Then there are a variety of additional stories about the effects of EMFs. There have been children who got cancer right after a tower was placed next to their school; firefighters who reported neurological problems after a tower was placed on the roof of their station; trees that died around a cell phone tower.
- And finally, we have the ultimate in memorable quotes from Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, WSU who calls 5G “an existential threat”.
It seems we need to know a lot more about 5G.
We are lucky to have Dr. Pall as well as Dr. Robert Olsen, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering from WSU speaking at the free event sponsored by FutureAda.org; IEEE; SpokaneWired.
THE WIRELESS AND 5G FORUM
Thursday February 27, 2020
John J. Hemmingson Center
Hope to see you there!