By Bob Shanahan
Don’t get too excited about the 5G network being rolled out. There are many questions about this latest technological developments’ safety and its true intentions.
The global rollout of 5G is now well underway and small cell towers are coming to a a street near you in the months to come. American cities will start to see 5G networks on their smart devices by the end of this year. However, the safety of this new technology is a looming question.
There is actually a fight going on to stop the implementation of 5G. In Mill Valley, north of San Francisco, the city enacted an ordinance last month after receiving hundreds of letters from concerned citizens expressing fears over the new 5G towers. Mill Valley residents cited a number of studies detailing evidence that cell phone radiation can cause cancer. This new cell network uses radio frequency waves to deliver data to any device within sight of the tower.
These new 5G applications will unlock new spectrum bands in higher frequency ranges above 6 GHz to 100 GHz and above, using submillimeter and millimeter waves. This will allow ultra-high rates of data to be transmitted in the same amount of time as compared with deployments of microwave radiation now in use.
These high bands, or millimeter waves, were recently approved by regulators for licensing.
Even more alarming than the possibility of getting cancer is the fact that this technology is already being used by the military for crowd control purposes. 5G radio waves interacts with the human skin and eyes. An Israeli study by Dr. Ben-Ishai from the Department of Physics at Hebrew University unveiled how human sweat ducts act like helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths put out by devices using 5G technology.
The U.S. military developed a crowd control system called the Active Denial System, using radio waves to penetrate the top layer of skin on a certain individual, thereby producing an overpowering sensation to flee.
The militaries of the U.S., Russia, and China have been actively developing weapons relying on electromagnetic technology to create burning sensations on the skin for crowd control. And now, we will have devices all over the country with this kind of technology in close proximity to millions of Americans. Is this a sly way to control the American public? Are we being duped by a supposedly superior technology by those in power because of our addiction to fast internet and smartphones? Is there anything we can do to stop this from happening?
In Los Angeles, it might very well be too late.
Fiber optic cable and small gadgets are being wired on lampposts throughout Downtown LA as you read this. Arrangements are being rolled out nationwide similar to the one between Verizon and the city of LA. The wireless provider was given a break on fees in return for a package of amenities and services.
The FCC has made the national rollout of 5G possible by intervening in the setting of prices with local jurisdictions, establishing a max price of $270 that city governments can charge companies for installing 5G and other cell towers on public poles and in city streets. Furthermore, permits for small cell infrastructure must be processed within 90 days.
“There has never been a federal decision to price-regulate the way local governments provide access to their own property,” according to Blair Levin, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who served as chief of staff to the Clinton-era chairman of the FCC. “That’s an extreme step.”
Because of the FCC’s regulation, Verizon customers in LA will be getting 5G in their homes this week.
The United States Conference of Mayors said the ruling was “an unprecedented federal intrusion into local (and state) government property rights that will have substantial and continuing adverse impacts on cities and their taxpayers, including reduced funding for essential local government services, and needlessly introduce increased risk of right of way and other public safety hazards.”
The FCC countered by saying that the new rule will save money for companies like Verizon, which will in turn redirect that money into the deployment of 5G to rural areas. Many experts dispute this thinking as telecom companies are not in any rush to serve rural America with 5G service. At least, not yet. First, the masses in the cities. Then, the rest of the country.
Verizon recently announced that its 5G networks will be tested in 11 U.S. cities. My hometown of Sacramento is one of them. These networks will have thousands of devices installed in each city. But in residential areas, installation has been met with significant public resistance with NIMBYs putting up a fight and resisting a new reality of small black boxes on every street near every school on every city block.
We need to figure out the true health effects immediately before the whole country is exposed to these radio waves. We need to find out who is really behind this push for 5G throughout the 50 states. We need to stop this before everyone is at risk.
“There is an urgent need to evaluate 5G health effects now before millions are exposed,” said Ron Melnick, a retired scientist formerly at the National Institutes of Health. I agree.
There’s something suspicious in the rush for 5G networks in America. I am not the conspiratorial type, but I believe there is something more to this latest development than faster internet for every smartphone-yielding American. We need to find out more about this.
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Bob is a freelance journalist and researcher. He remains forever skeptical of the mainstream media narrative and dedicated to uncovering the truth. Bob writes about politics (in DC and CA), economics, cultural trends, public policy, media, history, real estate, Trump Derangement Syndrome, and geopolitics. Bob grew up in Northern California, went to college in Southern California, and lived 4+ years in Seattle. He now lives in sunny Sacramento. His writing also appears in Citizen Truth and has been posted on ZeroHedge and Signs of the Times.