People have been on lockdown for the past 2 months, but one freight train that has not been halted by Covid-19 is the fast and furious installation of 4G/5G small cells across the state, including in residential neighborhoods. However, one small town in Fairfield County, Easton, recently decided to put the brakes on the 5G rollout. On May 7, 2020, the Easton Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a 5G cease and desist resolution “until such technologies have been proven safe to human health and the environment through independent research and testing.”
The resolution cited that the Federal Communications Commission has not updated its Radio Frequency (RF) radiation guidelines since 1996 and lacked long-term safety testing of the new 5G wireless technology, despite being advised to do so by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. General Accounting Office, and hundreds of medical and scientific experts around the world. RF radiation is classified as a Class 2B carcinogen (possible cancer causing agent) according to the World Health Organization.
The resolution came on the heels of the 5G Informational Forum in Stamford, which was hosted by CT State Representative David Michel. Over 150 people attended the forum including a handful of government officials like State Representative Jonathan Steinberg, Co-Chair of the Public Health Committee of Westport and State Representative Anne Hughes, who proudly serves Easton, CT. The Forum focused on facts and science shared by experts Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada, Dr. Devra Davis, epidemiologist and founder of Environmental Health Trust, and Doug and Patti Wood from Environmental Grassroots Education.
Connecticut residents are demanding an independent 5G safety study and do not consent to involuntary radiation. Connecticut is ranked #3 for connectivity access to the internet and cell phone coverage, therefore, 5G is not a race that Connecticut needs to win.
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