Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) took to the Senate floor to address the risks of wireless tech, and to urge his colleagues to vote against a set of bills which would hasten its expansion. Is it really that hard to convince people to exercise caution when heading down an unknown road?
Senator Colbeck is a former aerospace engineer and self-described "early adopter" of all things tech -- another reason why his warnings about the potential dangers of RF and EMF radiation shouldn't simply be thrown to wind.
Colbeck reportedly made the statement, "Our primary concern as legislators is not convenience, nor economic growth, per our Michigan constitution, the public health and general welfare of the people of the state are supposed to be our primary concern." If only more politicians thought that way...
As the senator noted in his address, there are well-documented concerns about the risks of 5g tech and EMF radiation, along with current concerns about cellphones and RF radiation. Among these risks are cancer, neurological problems, immune system disorders, and reproductive harm -- nothing to sneeze at, that's for sure.
In Gateshead, Endland, scientist Mark Steele has already reported on a spike in insomnia and stillbirths ever since EMF-emitting streetlamps were installed around town.
What's going to happen when the new 5g network is rolled out, and EMF radiation reaches an all-time high?
Cellphones are known to emit what's called "RF radiation," or "radio-frequency radiation," though they aren't the only devices to do so. It's not the same kind of radiation that's emitted from nuclear disasters, but it is nonetheless harmful.
As sources explain, "The higher the frequency, the greater the risk to health. For example, microwaves are very-high-frequency radiation, and they can pose a significant health risk. Many cell phone towers operate in the microwave range."
This is bad news; experts are already saying that the radiation emitted from wireless tech and devices are highly damaging in amounts well below the safety threshold laid out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). "The guidelines are clearly insufficient," Senator Colbeck contended. He added that non-thermal effects need to be accounted for, too.
5g networks will be up to 10 times faster than current 4g technology -- but that speed comes at a price. As Colbeck reportedly explained, 5G networks operate in the 24 to 90 GHz spectrum -- a substantially higher frequency than the 2.4 to 5 GHz frequencies found in current Wi-Fi networks.
For 5G to work, it will likely require one "small cell" tower for every 2 to 10 homes -- a much, much higher density than current cell tower distribution. Cell towers have already been linked to health problems as it is -- what will happen when there's one on every corner?
Recent research has shown that the radiation emitted from wireless devices causes cancer -- and scientists already know that it can "excite" your cells by heating them. It's clear that there is a risk, yet no caution is being taken.
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