Saturday, April 29, 2017

Panel Discussion on 5G Small Cell and The Internet of Things; April 30, 2017

Panel discussion regarding small cell deployment of 5G frequencies
& the internet of things!

Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Auditorium

Small cell antennas are being installed on every utility pole in many urban cities, including Arlington, Virginia, Potomac Maryland and other cities across the Washington DC metro area. This antennas will be for deployment of the new 5G frequencies for cell phones, wireless devices, and connected appliances. 

Learn why some scientists are concerned about the implementation of 5G without testing for public safety.  Hear what many communities are doing to try to stop it.  Become informed about how you can protect yourself and family from the possible harm.  
The panel consists of: Desiree Jaworski, Executive Director of the Center for Safer Wireless 
Theodora Scarato, Environmental Health Trust who will share scientific reports on millimeter and sub millimeter frequencies as shared in the IIAS/EHT Conference
Kate Kheel, What is 5G Internet of Things Website/Maryland Smart Meter Awareness Group 

Dafna Tachover, We Are the Evidence. 
Hosted by the Center for Safer Wireless.  
Email for more information.
Virginia Hospital Center, John T. Hazel Auditorium
1701 North George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205

    $10 suggested donation at the door.

    See excerpts from Environmental Health Trust compilation on 5 G
    Note: 5G will be on two plenaries for the BIOEM 2017 Conference in China. 
    Plenary 4: Current knowledge of biological effects above 6 GHz
    Masami Kojima (Kanazawa, Japan): Acute ocular injuries acute ocular injuries caused by 40, 75, 95 GHz millimetre-wave exposures
    Yuri Feldman (Jerusalem, Israel): Human Skin as Arrays of Helical Antennas in the Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Range
    Workshop 2: 5G and IoT exposure: RF-EMF Exposure assessment and novel measurement devices
    Organiser (Wout Joseph, Ghent, Belgium)
    The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction into equipment and procedures to perform compliance and exposure assessment of 5G at 60 GHz, and to develop methods to assess exposure of small cells, IoT smart meters, and novel massive MIMO (multiple-input multiple output) technologies.
    Speakers: Wout Joseph (Ghent, Belgium), Niels Kuster (Zurich, Switzerland), Joe Wiart (Paris, France), Azadeh Peyman (Harwell, UK)
    Read it here

    5 G Wireless Future, by Dr. Cindy Russell: WILL IT GIVE US A SMART NATION OR CONTRIBUTE TO AN UNHEALTHY ONE? Page 20-21(Image below is from the article.)

    Press Release on 5 G from Environmental Health Trust  excerpt below.

    The Internet Of Things Poses Human Health Risks: Scientists Question The Safety Of Untested 5G Technology At International Conference.
    Replicated research shows that Millimeter waves – used by the Department of Defense in crowd control weapons – interacts with human skin and eyes.
    Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network – branded as 5G – that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things. Current investigations of wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimeter range confirm that these waves interact directly with human skin, specifically the sweat glands. Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics, Hebrew University, Israel recently detailed how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths. Scientists cautioned that before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies, research on human health effects needed to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.
    Read more about the scientific conference here. 
    SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES from Environmental Health Trust
    (Click for link)

    See also 5 G Wireless Future, by Dr. Cindy Russell: WILL IT GIVE US A SMART NATION OR CONTRIBUTE TO AN UNHEALTHY ONE? Page 20-21

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Massachusetts' Cece Doucette Letter to PGCPS CEO Dr. Maxwell on Cell Tower & Wireless Radiation

    Dear Superintendent Maxwell, Principal McNeill and Ms. Cox,

    Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Cece Doucette from Ashland, Massachusetts where we have become the first public school district in the nation to adopt Best Practices for Mobile Devices. I would like to share information with you on the implications of T-Mobile and Milestone Communications putting a cell tower on your school property.

    Current Science

    Last spring, the U.S. National Toxicology Program began reporting out findings from a multi-year $25M study on cell phone radiation. They went in expecting to prove it was safe, and instead, in their very first set of findings, found statistically significant DNA damage, brain and heart tumors with none in the control group. More findings are expected this year.

    Upon learning this, the FCC, rather than protecting the public, pushed to get 5G spectrum approved and now they are pushing to get the infrastructure in before any more of the NTP findings can be reported out. 

    Further, BioMed Research International just published a peer-reviewed study concluding "RF radiation should be regarded as a human carcinogen causing glioma."

    Why We Don't Know

    Unfortunately, much of mainstream media is funded by telecom advertising revenues, so these important studies do not get reported out to the public due to conflict of interest. This issue is coming mainstream though as more citizens become ill. Massachusetts has five bills in the legislature to help educate and protect the public, including one for schools. 

    The Whole Story

    I have investigated this issue deeply to protect the children and staff in my public schools. On this journey I have had the privilege of working with many of the world's top microwave radiation scientists, doctors, teachers and technologists. I have also been asked to help educate school administrators across the U.S. At each juncture I see the same points of confusion since the industry has been so effective at promoting the benefits and convenience of wireless technology without informing us of the biological hazards. I have put together an EMF Points of Confusion vs. Fact sheet that may help bring you and your district up to speed quickly:

    Just Say No

    I realize this puts your district in a precarious position. The industry is offering you residuals, which would likely be very helpful, but these funds will be at the expense of the health and safety of your students and staff. I hope you will follow the lead of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and begin to reduce, not increase, wireless radiation exposure:

    Children, fetuses and those with known health conditions are especially vulnerable to this kind of radiation. It is linked to not only DNA damage and cancers, but the skyrocketing increase in autism, Alzheimer's, cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, nose/earbleeds, nausea and more. Digital addiction is also becoming an issue for students and adults alike, it hits the same brain receptors as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, etc. All wi-fi all the time is not in the best interest of the industry, but not us or our children. 

    A Helping Hand

    I have been asked to Skype into school meetings in California, and would be honored to do the same with your district if you would like me to help educate your leadership team on current wireless radiation science and health impact. Such meetings often include the Principal, Superintendent, School Committee Chair, Wellness Director and IT Director.

    Or, feel free to just call and have a conversation, I'd like to help protect those in your care any way we can.


    Cece Doucette
    Ashland, MA

    T-Mobile States There is No Gap In Coverage online! Community Members Treated Poorly When They Ask About This

    Why does Milestone state that coverage is needed when the T Mobile coverage map shows good connectivity near Eleanor Roosevelt High School?
    See below the coverage map from the T Mobile website

    Take a look at this excerpt from the April 25, 2017 meeting at how people are treated when they ask about his "gap" in coverage.

    So what is the truth? Is T-Mobile's website the truth? or is T-Mobile's stated coverage "gap" about the need for a cell tower the truth?

    Opposition at Community Meeting On Proposed Cell Tower at Wootton High School in Montgomery County

    Please see a Community Meeting with parents at Wootton High School in Montgomery County on the Proposed cell tower. After this meeting, the tower was stopped . It took all of 24 hours. Will Greenbelters be treated differently? 
    How long with Greenbelt residents need to wait?
    See below another "community" meeting when a cell tower was proposed in a residential area of Montgomery County.
    This tower was stopped as well.

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    ABC7 MCPS places controversial cellular towers at predominantly high-poverty schools, stats show

    Watch a News clip showing how cell towers are placed in schools with high minority populations in Montgomery County

    See another news piece from Montgomery County Below. 

    NBC News: Greenbelt Residents Worried About Health Effects of Cellphone Tower 4/25/2017

    Coverage of the Community Meeting on ERHS Cell Tower by Darcy Spencer of NBC News
     Greenbelt Residents Worried About Health Effects of Cellphone Tower

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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Letter From Harvard Trained Scientist Dr. Ronald Powell to Eleanor Roosevelt High School on Proposed Cell Tower

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. <>
    To: Reginald McNeill - Principal <>; Ayana Briscoe - Assistant Principal <>; Arnita Dew - Assistant Principal <>; Sandra Lyles - Assistant Principal <>; Clinton Shands - Assistant Principal <>; Benjamin Pryor - Assistant Principal <>; Avery Taylor - Assistant Principal <>; Eleanor Roosevelt High School PTSA <>
    Sent: Mon, Apr 24, 2017 9:46 pm
    Subject: Proposed Cell Phone Tower on the Grounds of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School

    April 24, 2017


    Reginald McNeill, Principal
    Ayana Briscoe, Assistant Principal
    Arnita Dew, Assistant Principal
    Sandra Lyles, Assistant Principal
    Benjamin Pryor, Assistant Principal 
    Clinton Shands,  Assistant Principal
    Avery Taylor, Assistant Principal

    Anne Gardner, President
    Aisha Blaine Bey, Vice President
    Vernita Johnson, Treasurer
    Justine Desmarais, Recording Secretary
    Charlean Thompson, Correspondence/Membership Secretary

    Eleanor Roosevelt High School
    Greenbelt, Maryland

    Dear Officers of the School Administration and the PTSA,

    I understand that a cell tower is under consideration for installation on the grounds of your school.

    Please know that such an installation is definitely NOT in the interest of the health of the students, faculty, and staff of the school.  The radiofrequency radiation produced by cell towers is a form of electromagnetic radiation, and electromagnetic radiation presents many health risks.  I attach a paper that explains why, with documentation.

    I also attach a second paper, with documentation, that explains that the use of many other wireless devices in the school, including Wi-Fi, also presents health risks.  In fact, the Maryland Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC) has just issued an important report about electromagnetic radiation.  The report recommends that Wi-Fi be phased out of Maryland's schools because of the health risks to the children.  In its report, CEHPAC indicates that it will next address cell phones in the schools.  CEHPAC advises Maryland's Governor on the health of the environment in the schools in our state.  You can read the report here:
    Whatever the status of the use of Wi-Fi and other wireless devices in your school, adding to the electromagnetic radiation in your school by installing a cell tower on school grounds is very much to be avoided.

    Any payments that may be offered to your school by the provider of this cell tower, as inducements to accept the cell tower, will pale in comparison to the health risks for everyone, not only those in the school but also those in the surrounding community.

    If interest persists in having a cell tower located on school grounds, do consider the following actions, undertaken with the assistance of an attorney, especially for the second and third suggestions below:
    INSIST that the company providing the cell tower give the school, at least 6 months in advance of any decision by the school to proceed, written documentation proving the safety of the cell tower for the health of children and adults.  You can then have that documentation reviewed by impartial experts.  Remember that the burden of proof of safety is on the company providing the cell tower.  There is no burden of proof on YOU to prove that the cell tower is not safe.
    INSIST that the contract with the company providing the cell tower acknowledges that the company accepts liability for all harm done to the health of anyone caused by the electromagnetic radiation that the cell tower produces.  
    INSIST that the contract with the company providing the cell tower states that the company will remove the cell tower, and all supporting equipment, from the school grounds, at no cost or penalty to the school, if the SCHOOL later determines that the cell tower presents a health risk.
    If the company providing the cell tower insists that the cell tower is safe but WON'T accept the above three requirements, then you will have your answer about how confident the company is that the radiation from the cell tower is truly safe.For the sake of the health of the children in your school, the health of the faculty and staff in your school, and the health of the community surrounding your school, DO REJECT the installation of a cell tower on your school grounds.  There is not need to make this tragic mistake.
    Please feel free to share this message and the attached two papers with anyone one you wish.
    Who am I?
    I am a retired U.S. Government career scientist.  I hold a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University.  Additional information about my background is contained in both of the attached papers.


    Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
    20316 Highland Hall Drive
    Montgomery Village, MD  20886-4007
    United States of America
    Tel: (301) 926-7568 

    City of Greenbelt's Letter sent to Milestone Communications Calling For Immediate Reconsideration of The Cell Tower Proposal

    Read the City of Greenbelt's Letter sent to Milestone Communications today. Greenbelt Council Letter to Milestone on School Cell Tower Proposed at Eleanor Roosevelt High School r 4.25... on Scribd

    Eleanor Roosevelt Would Be Outraged At A Cell Tower Forced On Her School

    The community has no say in this tower.
    The community was not informed and is not a part of the decision making process.
    Why aren't all the Milestone PGCPS cell tower updates and annual reports and communications about this tower put online for the public? 
    Why is the public the last to know about his tower forced on our school? Why are parent's spending hours getting information and posting information up when PGCPS should be doing this for the people? 

    ERHS COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss the cell tower ON TUESDAY NIGHT April 25th at 7:00pm.


    Milestone Communications Community Meeting
    to discuss their Proposed Cell Tower in Greenbelt 
    Cell Tower To be Constructed at Roosevelt High School

    April 25th at 7:00pm. 

     Seabrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church 
    8900 Good Luck Road, Seabrook, MD 20706

    NOTE: The meeting location is at  Seabrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church 
    Everyone who can make it should come to this meeting to hear the presentation by Milestone Communications and to ask questions.

    "It defies logic." 
    "This is a visual albatross"

    Read Key Documents About the Tower by clicking here. 

    Questions We Want Answers To:

    1.The Milestone Annual Reports show that PGCPS is getting about 1000 to 2,000 a month per school for these towers. What is the amount PGCPS will get for the ERHS Tower every month?

    2. Why isn’t ERHS getting some money for having a tower on it’s land? What is the benefit for the students from this monstrosity?

    3. Why wasn't the balloon test done with the 20 additional feet that the tower can go up. As I understand it the tower can go up this amount with no community input.

    4. I understand that these towers have compounds with back up power. Back up power is usually large cabinets of lead acid batteries and diesel or gas generators and this results in the area becoming registered as a HAZMAT site. Will the site be registered with the fire department by Milestone or the Cellular carriers?
    5. What type of back up generator will this compound have?  Will it be noisy? Will it run on diesel fuel ? How often will it be tested and for how long?
    Some new cell tower compounds require a back up generator that must be tested weekly. Generators can run on diesel fuel and that fuel must be replenished. Diesel fuel fumes are  a classified Carcinogen per the World Health Organization.   

    6. How many vendors are allowed to be on the tower? How many total antennas?

    7. What are the terms of access for vendors and their contractors?
    Vendors AND their subcontractors must have 24/7 access to the cell tower for maintenance and emergencies and may come in to service their antennas when needed. What is the procedure they follow? Where do they sign up? Who do they check in with at PGCPS? What about after hours? What background checks are done and how do you ensure compliance with contractors and subcontracters.

    8. Please explain the "fall zone” and “strike zone” of the tower? Fall zone refers to area around tower that becomes hazardous if the tower were to fall or crumble. Strike zone - meaning the space around it whereby falling things could strike a person and this includes ice, tools held by maintenance and parts of the tower. Cell towers can form ice sheets that fall from the top. The bottom of the tower must have have fall zone so that there is protection from these falling ice sheets. The Department of Labor states there s a problem with things falling from towers and killing, maiming people. Read it here.
    9. Does every teacher staff and parent at the school know that the radiation the tower emits is a Class 2 B carcinogen with no safety assurances that researchers say "needs more research"?

    10. How high will the fence be? What will it be made of? What will keep kids from climbing the fence?   how can you ensure safety? It will look like a jungle gym.

    11. Where does the money go once it goes to the general fund?  

    12. How was the community notified? Many people did not get notices.
    13. How were the students notified?
    14. Many students use that area to walk to school. How will it impact them?

    Eleanor Roosevelt High School Cell Tower Discussion at Greenbelt City Council 4/24/2017

    Key Documents of the Milestone Communications Prince George's County Public Schools Cell Tower Deal

    Key Documents of the Milestone Communications Prince George's County Public Schools Cell Tower Deal

    Delegate Alonzo Washington's Bill on Cell Towers at Schools PG 417-18: This Bill would would ensure that if a cell tower company wants to put a cell tower on a Prince George's County School they must hold a public hearing at the school before the cell tower is cleared to be built. 

    2017 Zoning Policy: Prince George's County Public Schools New Policy on Cell Towers at Schools Calls For A Public Hearing , a transcribed document on the public hearing and a sign out front of the school. 

    PGCPS CEO Dr. Maxwell's Letter STATING THAT  "Milestone Communications has not met our desired standards of transparency" and ending the Roosevelt High School Cell Tower Proposal

    PGCPS School Board Member Lupi Grady's Letter In Opposition To School Cell Towers to PGCPS
     CEO Dr. Maxwell Milestone Communications Letter to Citizen on Answers to Questions About The Greenbelt Tower
    2014 Sept 24 CEO Dr. Maxwell's  Letter on how the money is small from the cell towers
    June 6, 2017 PGCPS responds that Milestone sent PGCPS Notice to Renew the Master Lease. 
    Milestone Communications Letter to PGCPS CEO Withdrawing From Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Accokeek Academy

    Milestone Master Leasing Deal between Milestone and PGCPS on 72 cell tower sites Click HERE
    Milestone Leases with various PGCPS schools for cell towers.
    Interested in the Milestone Master leasing deal with other counties such as Talbot, Caroline, Dorcester and other school districts -click here. 
    PGCPS Letters Authorizing Cell Tower Company to Move Forward with Specific PGCPS Schools

    See documents only found with public information requests.
    Status Reports from Milestone to PGCPS on Cell Towers going up in PGCPS From 2016 Through March 2017 

    Briefing on Tasker Cell Tower
    Briefing for Bowie City Council on Tasker Cell Tower

    Public Information Act Requests
    Emails between Milestone And Roosevelt High School Staff that show repeated request for meetings and includes the following statement about the Roosevelt High School Principle.
    Emails From Public Information Act That show Communications on Carroll Middle School that show planning and more

    Charles Carroll Middle School Deed of Lease
    Charles H. Flowers High School Deed of Lease and Memorandum of Lease
    Flowers High School - cell tower (pole) application
    Flowers High School - Verizon application 9/26/14:

    Greenbelt City Council Documents on The Roosevelt Cell Tower 
    April 2017 Letter From Council Calling For Immediate Reconsideration of the Cell Tower Deal. 
    Notes From Greenbelt Agenda Read IT ONLINE Here

    EMAILS BETWEEN PGCPS and Milestone From Public Information Act on Meetings (not much here)

    Watch the School Board vote on the master leasing agreement here. 
    Please note that when the Board voted there Was not a master leasing agreement Available to look at for the public, only a short Board Summary found here. 

    Did the School Board even know what they were voting on?