This year’s $6.5 million question, “Local Question 2, Finance Capital Improvement Projects” for South Kingstown, lumps several plans together.

Particularly dispiriting is the “Town-wide Radio System” for police, EMS, volunteer fire districts and public services operations. $2.2 Million is to create “better reliability and signal penetration into buildings.”

Passing such a measure for a goal of public health is ironic.

Indeed, the International Association of Fire Fighters has concluded that Cell Tower Radiation Health Effects preclude putting cell phone towers near fire stations, https://www.iaff.org/cell-tower-radiation/ , because they may impair firefighters.

Our public safety building at Curtis Corner, with a gigantic antenna on its roof, is unsafe.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hasn’t updated safety standards for radiofrequency radiation (RFR) since 1996. According to Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, the FCC is captured by the industry it is supposed to regulate.

https://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf

Recently, The City of Boston criticized the FCC for refusing to update standards, resenting the FCC’s lack of leadership as Bostonians with RFR-related health problems object to close placement of 5G small cell towers outside every 2 to 10 homes: https://ehtrust.org/boston-massachusetts-blasts-the-fcc-on-cell-phone-5g-cell-tower-safety/

Most medical doctors don’t know how to recognize, diagnose, treat and prevent the illnesses caused by Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), a grouping which includes RFR. Fortunately, Continuing Medical Education credits are available to medical professionals in an upcoming EMF Medical Conference because illness from EMFs is rapidly growing: https://mdsafetech.org/2020/09/12/emf-medical-conference-2021/

By voting to approve the local bond, you’ll increase RFR to your body, adding it to the load from myriad other devices and meters.

You’ll be told, by sources misinformed by the FCC, that wireless radiation is harmless, but independent science, free of vested interests, shows biological damage including insomnia, metabolic changes, cancer, DNA breaks, infertility, cognitive impairment, memory problems, and depression.

While the FCC’s outdated standards limit only heating from RFR, thousands of studies show other biological effects. Not every study shows harm; but these do not cancel out studies that do. There are over 30K studies on EMFs, 10K in just the last 5 years. Hundreds of these point to serious harm from RFR. https://www.emf-portal.org/en

To learn more about why we must reduce wireless radiation, and for practical solutions, use this site by Cece Doucette. She has helped Massachusetts put eight bills for safer tech into committee: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/

The FCC perpetuates the myth that wireless products are safe. Thus, our governments, hospitals, schools, and public safety personnel have incorporated them. If you ask why, they quote the FCC, or the Food and Drug Administration, which parrots the FCC.

At the expense of our health.

Stephen Dahl

Kingston

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Stephen Dahl

For local information on radiation from wireless devices see:

https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandersforSafeTechnology/

and

https://5gfreeri.com/

Stephen Dahl

Thank you, Independent Newspaper, for printing my letter, and for serving the public.

Narragansett Times didn’t. I see they have an “advertorial” supporting 5G. https://www.ricentral.com/online_features/community_cares/5gs-mainstream-moment-what-that-means-for-you/article_1032920e-f532-54ca-9388-1432660b0e64.html

Advertorials are paid advertisements meant to look like legitimate editorials.

Especially in this case, this is a conflict of interest where the public trust is violated in favor of revenue which the apparently struggling newspaper must feel it needs. They cannot understand the matter if they feel this was an ethical decision.

For an accurate view on 5G technology and the harm it will cause Rhode Islanders after it is implemented close to homes, see the state of New Hampshire’s report which came out November 1. A majority recommended action to limit wireless radiation. “Recommendations include: support an independent study of 5G health effects; reduce public exposure to cell phones, wireless devices and Wi-Fi in schools and libraries; ensure cell network infrastructure antenna setbacks from schools and homes; measure levels of cell network radiation; establish wireless radiation limits to protect trees and insects; establish more sophisticated measurement protocols to include high data rates; require software changes to reduce radiation exposure into the body; establish wireless radiation-free zones; and call on the US Federal Communications Commission to do an environmental assessment on the impact of 5G and wireless infrastructure expansion.” https://ehtrust.org/new-hampshire-state-report-on-health-and-environmental-effects-of-5g-and-wireless-radiation/

Stephen Dahl

We have got to stop relying on research sponsored by the telecom industry and others with vested interests, as their research amounts to PR. If you ask bad questions, ones designed to protect the financial interests of your client, then your studies will yield bad results. As Dr Martin Blank documented in his book, Overpowered: “Since 1990, [Dr Henry] Lai has been tracking the studies of the health effects of RF radiation on humans published around the world. He has hundreds of such studies in his database. Approximately 30% of the studies are funded by the wireless industry and 70% are funded by other sources that are presumably more independent…Of the industry studies, 27% demonstrated a biological effect in humans resulting from RF exposure; whereas independently funded studies found such effects in 68% of the studies. As Lai explains, ‘a lot of the studies that are done right now are done purely as PR tools for the industry’.”

Stephen Dahl

We have got to stop relying on research sponsored by the telecom industry and others with vested interests, as their research amounts to PR. If you ask bad questions, ones designed to protect the financial interests of your client, then your studies will yield bad results. As Dr Martin Blank documented in his book, Overpowered: “Since 1990, [Dr Henry] Lai has been tracking the studies of the health effects of RF radiation on humans published around the world. He has hundreds of such studies in his database. Approximately 30% of the studies are funded by the wireless industry and 70% are funded by other sources that are presumably more independent…Of the industry studies, 27% demonstrated a biological effect in humans resulting from RF exposure; whereas independently funded studies found such effects in 68% of the studies. As Lai explains, ‘a lot of the studies that are done right now are done purely as PR tools for the industry’.”

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