Protect 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,data-modulated Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation (RF Microwave 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.

On 3/15/18, Michigan State Senator Scott Colbeck Tells the Truth on the Senate Floor

Michigan State Senator Scott Colbeck:

I have serious concerns regarding evidence of adverse health impacts due to a specific class of technology wonders — wireless transmitters — , especially high-frequency, high-power wireless transmitters. The most ubiquitous examples of wireless technology are** cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and smart meters**. This technology is found in our homes, our workplaces, hospitals, and in our schools. For techies such as myself, it provides unparalleled convenience by connecting a growing number of devices to the Internet of Things.

However, it is becoming increasingly evident that this convenience comes at a price, and it comes at a price to the health of many of our citizens, most notably children, babies in the womb, and even adults who suffer from [electromagnetic] sensitivity to wireless transmissions. A few weeks ago, I distributed sample data to each of you from scientific studies of the effects of radio frequency emissions compiled by that highlight the adverse health effects of various profiles of wireless transmissions.

The adverse health effects identified by these studies are very serious. These effects include cancer, neurological problems, immune system disorders, and reproductive harm. It has been demonstrated that radio frequency microwave radiation can have adverse impacts at the cellular level including harmful mutations of human DNA. Most alarming of all is that children are most vulnerable to these adverse impacts, including children in the womb of pregnant mothers.

It is for this reason that Wi-Fi in schools represents a particularly significant health risk, not just for students but also for pregnant teachers. Classrooms can have as many as one transmitter for every 10 students. Countries such as France and Israel have responded to these health concerns by passing laws restricting the use of Wi-Fi in schools. Yesterday, this body passed a suite of bills designed to protect Michigan’s children. Today, we are proposing to do the exact opposite and put our children at increased risk.

We are now discussing the deployment of 5G networks throughout our state. 5G networks operate in the 24-90 GHz spectrum. This is a much higher frequency than the current 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequencies found in current Wi-Fi networks. High frequency transmissions don’t travel well through solid objects so 5G will likely require one transmitter for every two to ten homes .

This is a much higher density than current cell tower distribution which has already been associated with significant health risks. This legislation makes matters worse. Under these bills, local units of government are prohibited from enacting ordinances that would provide safe havens for citizens with sensitivity to high-frequency radio frequency [microwave] emissions.

In the wake of the 1996 federal Telecommunications Act, the Federal Communications Commission, not the Centers for Disease Control, is responsible for regulating human exposure standards. The FCC has established maximum [public exposure to RF microwave radiation at] power density thresholds for radio frequency emissions in the 24-90 GHz spectrum of 5G networks as [10,000,000 µW/m2]. This exposure threshold is based upon thermal [effects] analogous to microwave cooking but has yet to be defined on the basis of nonthermal [effects].

[Non-Ionizing] radiation has been proven to disrupt basic cell functions at well below the thermal thresholds promoted by the FCC. As a result, any concerns about radiation exposure are routinely greeted with the words, “emissions are well within FCC guidelines.”

The issue is that these guidelines indicate acceptable radiation levels which are orders of magnitude above what has been demonstrated as safe when non-thermal effects are considered. The FCC guidelines are clearly insufficient. Many of us are rightly concerned about the hazards of cigarettes, lead levels, PFAS levels, and other harmful substances in our environment. I regret to inform you that we need to add electromagnetic radiation from wireless technology to this list.

In light of the policy initiatives before our body and our representatives in D.C. that would put our current wireless infrastructure on steroids, it is critically important that we evaluate the non-thermal health impacts of this technology before we invest billions of dollars on these systems.

Article IV, Section 51 of the Michigan Constitution states, “The public health and general welfare of the people of the state are hereby declared to be matters of primary public concern. The legislature shall pass suitable laws for the protection and promotion of the public health.” Despite the convenience and the enormous economic growth potential associated with the internet of things, our primary concern as legislators is not convenience nor economic growth. As much as I love technology, per our Michigan Constitution, the public health and general welfare of the people of the state are supposed to be our primary concerns.

In this light, we need to proceed with caution before we fully immerse our citizens in the internet of things. I urge my colleagues to vote “no” on Senate Bill Nos. 637 and 894.

Take Actions to Oppose Recent FCC Orders & Federal Bills S.19. S.1988 et al.

End Apathy . . . and Fight for the Future

Martin Niemöller (1892 to 1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for his famous quotation about the Nazis:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

Please, take a look around. Notice that in the last decade, while too many of us spent too much time staring at our screens (Smartphones, Tablets and 4k Televisions) there has been a steadily increasing suppression of opposition which has allowed the 1% to game the American Democratic System, and partner with multi-billion-dollar, incumbent industries in order to gain control of our government.

Super PACs (Political Action Committees) and partisan think-tanks like the American Exhchange Council (ALEC) have co-opted the FCC and paid off our politicians so they could secure business-friendly legislation and regulations, making the 99% shoulder the burden. The evidence of this government takeover is abundantly clear in the 2017 Tax Bill: 72,000 words of PORK BARREL special favors and paybacks, which you can read here — a prelude to the coming cuts in Medicare and other support programs plan for 2018 — starting with cuts to Consumer Privacy, Wireline Lifeline, Broadband at 25 Mbps and Net Neutrality by the ALEC/Verizon/AT&T-controlled FCC Majority.

Continue reading “Take Actions to Oppose Recent FCC Orders & Federal Bills S.19. S.1988 et al.”


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 than current U.S. RF/MW radiation exposure guidelines.

Take direct local action at our sister-site, My Street My Choice!

The best plan for any City is clearly Fiber to the Premises (FTTP): fiber optic cables to every home that would provide uncapped data download speeds of 1,000 Mbps. Fiber is the most energy-efficient, reliable, secure, safe and democratic way to offer broadband service. With fiber, individual households can choose if they want to run wireless in their homes via Wi-Fi or not.

Many residents choose to not run Wi-Fi and opt-out of PG&E’s so-called “Smart Meter program”, just as many choose not to smoke cigarettes in their homes and are barred from doing so at local restaurants. Forcing 24/7/365 grossly-underregulated power levels of pulsed, data-modulated, Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation through one’s home from the curb is unconstitutional and undemocratic. Any City that does this, would degrade to the land of no-choice: forced exposures to hazardous wireless signals everywhere. No City would dream of forcing second-hand cigarette-smoke into their residents’ homes 24/7/365. The issue of RF microwave radiation exposures is identical in both lack of freedom and hazard.

In the words of Patrick Shannon: “Do the right thing, protect your residents and avoid our City from becoming the place where democracy goes to die and cell towers metastasize.”


A 2011 article in IEEE Spectrum says that for the World Heath Organization, a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries reviewed the latest research and classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields — from any source — as Group 2B, “possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer.” Citing Studies completed from 2011 to 2018, Dr. Lennart Hardell and other members from that committee are calling to change RF Microwave radiation to Group 1 — a definite human carcinogen.


Governor Brown vetoed California’s 2017 Small Cell Bill (Senate Bill 649), so, fortunately, all California cities retained their authority to regulate the operations of cell phone towers to protect residents’ constitutionally-guaranteed rights to privacy and safety. The last CA Cell Tower bill to pass was Assembly Bill 57 in 2015, which granted an exemption to fire stations because the Firefighter’s Unions entered substantial evidence into the public record that cell towers on or near fire stations caused brain abnormalities in every firefighter examined.

Property Values

We need to halt this ill-advised Wireless-only project and enter into a public process that delivers the least intrusive means to get the fastest, most reliable and energy-efficient Internet access (Wireline fiber-optic service to our homes — without data caps) and to put any new Wireless antennas much farther away from our homes. Cell phone towers installed close to homes significantly reduces property values. A peer-reviewed study published in the 2005 Appraisal Journal, said homes near cell phone towers are devalued 20% to 25%.


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