The publication called Westview News has published an article documenting very high exposure to RF-EMR in an apartment complex in the East Village. This is a story about the predicament of Teresa Mazur, who has been suffering from the exposure to exceedingly high levels of microwave radiation, and whose pleas for help have been totally ignored. See the article here:
Hopefully, this article will lead to a clamoring for Teresa and residents with similar symptoms throughout NYC to be heard and for the wireless telecom providers to comply with the Communications Act of 1934 provision on power levels.
47 U.S. Code § 324 – Use of minimum power In all circumstances, except in case of radio communications or signals relating to vessels in distress, all radio stations, including those owned and operated by the United States, shall use the minimum amount of power necessary to carry out the communication desired. (June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title III, § 324, 48 Stat. 1091.)
Note: wireless antennas are basically radio stations that transmit data over radio frequencies.
Please forward this far and wide. Also, please send a note to the publisher expressing thanks and support for printing such an important article. If you have or know others with typical exposure symptoms such as Teresa has had, please include that in your message. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 924 5718.
These Jumbo Link5G poles have started to make their way across our neighborhoods. They were first only approved for commercial and manufacturing zones, and yet it did not take very long for them to appear in residential areas. The initial selling points would be that they would be targeting the under-served, so as to provide more equitable access to the internet and emergency and long distance calling. This is after the city uprooted all the old wire based public pay phones and neglected to ensure the build out of fiber optic wires, that were supposed to go to every premises by 2014.
The only restriction for these jumbo poles is that there be only one allowed per city block! That means these could conceivably be on every corner, wherever old pay phones used to sit, or been replaced by LinkNY kiosks. According to DoITT’s Link5G design proposal, it is only if they are not placed at one of these pre-existing sites that DoITT would consult with the relevant Community Board, Council Member, Borough President, and BID and offer a 60-day comment period before it is built. If you live near or above an old pay phone or LinkNYC kiosk, it is possible you will have a jumbo pole appear without warning outside your door.
These 32’ high eye sore poles will have antennas from multiple tenants, for multiple technologies, Wi-Fi, millimeter wave 5G, sub-6 GHz 5G and 4G LTE. The millimeter range frequencies are higher than most of our consumer meters can measure. But measurements so far have been high, and we can be sure we will be exposed to a greater variety and density of wireless radiation.
So please join us for a Jumbo Pole walking tour this Saturday, September 24 on the lower east side, where we have uncovered 3 within a 10 block distance.
We will act in concert with “Global 5G Day,” and those in Europe who are aiming to get 1 million signatures to take to the UN and European Parliament to roll back this technology.
This is our current schedule:
3-4pm – Jumbo pole by Trader Joe’s at 400 Grand (at Clinton Street)
4-4:30pm – Jumbo pole at Grand & Essex Streets by the Pickle Guys
4:30-5pm – Jumbo pole at East Broadway and Rutgers Street on the Seward Park side across from Wu’s Dumpling King
Please refer to the map below and ask us if you might have any questions.
Hope to see you there!
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Subway F J M Z to Delancey Essex Street Stop, B D to Delancey & Christie
Bus M15 bus along 2nd Avenue best stop seems to be Hester Street and Allen, one stop after Delancey and before Canal. Or Delancey if you are on an Express.
The M14 crosstown also comes all the way down Grand. Get off at Clinton Street to get to Trader Joe’s.
Can you believe ConEd is proposing to increase electric bills by 11.2% and gas bills by 18.2%? That’s $20.90 more per month for electricity and $37.88 more per month for gas for the average ConEd customer! The request has triggered a hearing with the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), the state department that is responsible for regulating ConEd and their rates, and so there is an opportunity for the public to air its grievances.
We know that many have already had much higher bills since smart meters have been installed. And in recent weeks, many have received notices claiming a brazen $100 no-access fee, monthly, in addition to the $9.50, monthly, for the privilege of hanging onto one’s analog meter. This would be a great opportunity to call out Con Ed, the largest investor-owned utility in the state, on all its shenanigans, and its profiteering off of poorly conceived capital investments, such as smart meters.
Unfortunately the testimony is due by May 17!
But Assembly Member Mamdani of Astoria has made it easy and is collecting testimony at this link, where he also gives tips and a little bit of history:
Here is an important educational piece by Camilla Rees, founder of Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications. This is just published in a downtown Manhattan newspaper called Westview News. The article addresses plans to install 4,000 “monopoles” with 5G antennas in NY City. We need to generate widespread awareness and galvanize a groundswell of opposition. The article makes it clear why this is so. Please forward this far and wide. Also, at the bottom of the page you can add a comment. Ideally, expressing appreciation of this coverage and a point or two about why this is a bad idea will be helpful.
Bear in mind, there are already at least 11,600 pole-mounted and street light-mounted antennas throughout the 5 boroughs. Plus there are probably more than double this amount of rooftop mounted antennas which are blasting body-piercing levels of microwave radiation that have already sickened residents, causing sleep disorders, headaches, fatigue, cardiovascular problems, neurological problems, and possibly cancers. We have many personal stories that are heart-wrenching.
We have to ask, is the densified positioning of wireless antennas to enable surveillance on steroids, ending whatever few privacy rights we have left and completing the “total information awareness” plan begun after 9/11? The planning for driverless vehicles is rooted in 5G frequencies. needed for wireless communications for navigation. What happens if the signals get hacked or the power fails?
With effective strategy, utilizing recent court victories and local rulings, and mobilizing as constituents calling for responsible telecommunications policies, we can win this battle IF we make our position known and demand accountability.
The City of Ithaca has officially established updates to the wireless codes. It will greatly limit redundant cell antennas in the city, which is a big win for health of city residents as well as its environment.
Restrictive new code provisions for the City of Ithaca
A 1500 foot setback between antennas (old code: 0 feet)
A 250 foot setback between antennas and homes/schools (old code: 8 feet) (Note: Although a 1500 foot setback would be better, since schools are in dense residential areas, this provision will achieve a similar result.)
Requiring proof of a significant gap in service coverage for any antenna, proven by ‘in-kind’ testing (such as drive-by tests and dropped calls)
Clarifying that an applicant’s claim that it needs the proposed tower for “future capacity” or to “improve coverage” is not sufficient to establish that it suffers from a significant gap in coverage
Requiring the least intrusive methods to fill any coverage gap for antennas
Requiring that a visual impact analysis be submitted for any new proposed antennas
Requiring General Liability Insurance without a pollution exclusion
Allowing for random, unannounced radiation testing for all towers done by the City at the expense of the applicant
Including fall-zone requirements that wireless facilities are maintained at a sufficient distance from other structures and the general public
Allowing for revocability (a clause allowing the voiding of any contract requiring its modification in the event of a regulatory change)
Mandating certified mail notices of any proposed tower be sent to people living near a proposed site before approval, paid for by the applicant.
Establishing a procedure for any disabled persons suffering from EHS to submit requests/grievances in accordance with the ADA
Establishing that the codes apply to all wireless transmitting antennas, including any on private homes (aimed at the OTARD challenge)
Deputizing any citizen to test for RF emissions
Protecting against reductions in property values of properties situated near wireless facilities
Requiring that everything submitted by the applicant is done so under oath and penalty of perjury