Limit Pulsed, Microwave Radiation Exposures in Homes, Schools, Parks & Wilderness Areas

Scientists For Wired Technology lobbies local, state and federal government to support measures that will protect all from the hazards of exposures to Pulsed Radio-Frequency Microwave Radiation (RF/MW radiation) — a known human carcinogen. As duration, not intensity, is the most important factor in RF/MW radiation exposures, the collateral damage of the misguided and ill-advised Wireless revolution will be us.

We seek to keep all residential neighborhoods, schools, parks, and wilderness areas as free as possible from RF/MW radiation exposures. This starts by recognizing the the long-con at the root the 1996 Telecommunications Act and the series of FCC regulations passed in the last 20 years that forces down communities’ throats too many unnecessary and redundant wireless networks that deprive many of their constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without unreasonable government surveillance, intrusion into our homes and forced exposures to a known toxic agent, RF/MW radiation, that has been proven to cause two forms of cancer, DNA damage and other adverse biological effects.

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The solution for high-speed, high-bandwidth internet is to install fiber-optic cables to every business, home and school, similar to what the city of San Francisco is planning to do:

Fiber-optic networks, which transmit data via light over glass fibers, are considered “future-proof” because their speed can be upgraded simply by swapping out equipment on each end. Socia said most experts think fiber networks could have decades of use. Copper wiring, which currently predominates, has built-in speed limits because signals degrade as they get faster.

3/15/17 SF Chronicle article

Fiber-optic networks enable data transmissions that are much faster, more reliable, safe for humans and other living organisms, and far more secure from cyber and physical attack when compared to any wireless network which relies on sending data via pulsed microwave radiation (Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE and 5G).  In addition, fiber-optic cables use only a fraction of the energy required by wireless networks.

The United States needs  One Big Dig — a coordinated private/public infrastructure project to connect every business, school, home and farm with fiber optical cables.  This would create an invaluable and defensible national asset, as well provide jobs to many thousands of Americans. Private companies could then share access to this national asset to offer competing services, much in the same way that long distance telecommunications providers shared access to one integrated system of copper telephone wires.

Take Action to Oppose CA Senate Bill 649 (SB.649)

SB.649 This Week

SB.649 has been referred to three Assembly Committees, so far:

  1. Referred to Local Government Committee
  2. Referred to Communications and Conveyance Committee — without proper public notice ( read below).
  3. On 7/12/17, SB.649 was referred to Appropriations Committee
  4. Read the latest edit of SB.649, reflecting the 7/12/17 vote and posted to the public on 7/18/17

SB.649 will be heard at the Assembly Appropriation Committee Hearing on Wed Aug, 23 2017 starting at 9:00 am in State Capitol Room 4202. Scientists for Wired Technology is still trying to correct the improper handling of the Committee Referrals for SB.649, as you can read below. Assembly members generally make their voting decisions prior to a scheduled hearing, so your efforts from Mon July 14 through Tue Aug 22 are critically important.

ADA Accommodations for EMS and Disabled Californians at The 8/23/17 Appropriations Committee Hearing Have Been Severely Limited by the CA Legislature

At an 8/15/17 meeting with the Assembly ADA coordinator, we reviewed key language selected from the ADA Title II Technical Assistance Manual and the rationale for why Electromagnetically Sensitive (EMS) and Disabled Californians need testimony access and time consistent with what we already received at the CA Legislature: at the Senate Appropriations Committee on 5/15/17, at the Assembly Local Government Committee on 6/28/17 and at the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee on 7/12/17. More specifically:

  • The Senate Appropriations Committee allowed 17 minutes of Opposition testimony shared 50% by three people speaking on behalf of EMS Californians and the fiscal impacts of SB.649 and 50% by three people speaking on behalf of California cities and counties and the fiscal impacts.
  • The Assembly Local Government Committee allowed 30 minutes of Opposition testimony, 40% by six people speaking on behalf of EMS Californians and 60% by 12 people speaking on behalf of California cities and counties.
  • The Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee allowed 40 minutes of Opposition testimony, 50% by 14 people speaking on behalf of EMS Californians and 50% by 15 people on behalf of California cities and counties.

At present, the Assembly Appropriations Committee has reduced EMS Californians’ testimony to one call-in speaker for two minutes on 8/23/17. This discrimination is being addressed with the CA Legislature and the Department of Justice right now.

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Scientists For Wired Technology is a member organization that seeks to make effective, lasting changes to federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices that will protect people of all ages, and all living organisms from the hazards of continuous exposures to Radio-Frequency Microwave radiation (RF/MW radiation), which is a manmade toxic agent that causes systemic biological damages at levels many thousands of times lower that current U.S. RF/MW radiation exposure guidelines.

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Sign The Petition

Over the last ten days, Over 850 Californians have signed this MoveOn.org petition using their last names: We oppose SB 649. Stop the gross expansion of cell towers and antennas on most every street in California, and stop corporate interests from overriding local governance and taking away citizen rights and legal recourse. Petition Background Will …

NACST Opposes SB.649

“A nation that does not protect its children has no future.” Toril Jelter, MD, FAAP 1 July 25, 2017 The Honorable Lorena Fletcher Gonzalez Chair, Assembly Appropriations Committee State Capitol, Room 2114 Sacramento, California 95814 Re: SB 649 (Hueso): Wireless Telecommunications Facilities As Amended 7/18/17 — OPPOSE Dear Assembly Member Gonzalez: The National Association For …