Saturday, June 23, 2018

#174 / 5G Wireless Coming Soon

Why is this man smiling? If he had read the "Special Investigation" published in the April 23, 2018, edition of The Nation ("How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe"), our smiling friend might be looking a bit more concerned. 

Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie tell us how "Big Wireless" has conspired to hide the significant dangers of using wireless cell phones. And, they say, the coming "5G rollout" will expose us all to "massively increasing radiation."

Being concerned about the health impacts of wireless radiation and cell phone use is not, as it turns out, just for kooky citizens who testify at multiple meetings of City Councils and Boards of Supervisors.

It is, like, a real thing! Read the article, and you may decide to pay more attention to that thing you're holding up to your ear, and to the ever more extensive deployment of wireless broadcast equipment, which the 5G rollout requires:


Some say there is no problem. Well, maybe not. Dowie and Hertsgaard aren't trying to prove the scientific argument in any definitive way, but their article is convincing, to me, anyway, that we should be applying a little bit more of that "precautionary principle" before we increase the power and coverage of wireless radiation.

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1 comment:

  1. The Precautionary Principle is particularly pertinent for cell phone technology, which serves no essential purpose for human health and well-being and degrades the biosphere for all life across the planet.

    My wife and I have never had a cell phone and never will. Our telephone set plugged securely into the wall is all we need to handle the two or three phone calls a week that we receive or originate. No one needs to be in touch 24 hours a day to answer the ubiquitous question, "Where are you?"

    The vast majority of cell phone calls are useless trivia and meaningless chatter. Weighing this against the fact that cell phones make possible massive government and industry surveillance of cell phone users' content and metadata (who, what, when and where) means that cell phone users (95% of Americans now own a cellphone of some kind.*) are enabling the weakening of the Constitution of the United States and its guarantees against unreasonable search and seizure.

    Cell phone technology is a threat to our political well being, whether or not it affects our physical health.



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