Ask Gov. Cooper to VETO to House Bill 310:
Hazardous to Our Health!

The NC House and Senates voted in favor of HB 310, ignoring thousands of cutting-edge 
peer-reviewed science on wireless radiation – pointing to very serious health hazards – in favor of faster downloads and corporate welfare for the telecom industry. If not stopped by our governor, this technology could create a public health crisis in NC – particularly for our children, who are most vulnerable to wireless radiation.

House Bill 310 will allow cell towers and antennas  to be placed on every block in NC - which is simply too much continuous microwave radiation for living beings to tolerate.

This week of 7/16/17, PLEASE call Gov. Cooper's office and tell his staff to VETO this bill!
                  (919) 814-2050
Here’s why:  H310 will allow telecom companies to install many thousands of “small cell” antennas and towers on public rights-of-way in our front yards, neighborhoods, on schools and businesses. These “small cells” will provide 5G (“5th generation") technology to power faster downloads and the “Internet of Things” – connecting driverless cars, robots, smart appliances, surveillance systems. These are not essential, requested internet services!

​​The 5G antennas will emit much stronger radiofrequency radiation (RFR) than current antennas – using millimeter waves (MMW) up to 300 GHz. There are 40+ years of research on MMW pointing to profound effects on all biological system: bacteria, plants, animals, and humans - particularly on skin and eyes.

The adverse health effects of millimeter waves (MMW) are very serious: MMWs interact directly with human skin. The U.S., Russian, and Chinese defense agencies use weapons that rely on MMWs to induce unpleasant burning sensations on the skin as a form of crowd control. Experts believe this capability of MMW will cause frequent complaints of painful skin, and lead to higher rates of skin cancer. MMW also affect the surface of the eyes, increasing risks of cataracts. These frequencies are also associated with increased risks of cardiac irregularities, fetal abnormalities, impaired immune function, and anti-biotic resistance, which could lead to tragic outcomes in treating basic bacterial infections.

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the radiofrequency radiation (RFR) from all wireless devices (including cell towers) as possibly carcinogenic to humans in 2011. Compared with adults, children absorb twice as much RFR into the skull and ten times more into the skull’s bone marrow, according to IARC.

According to Dr. Ron Powell, Harvard-educated physicist/ retired scientist of the National Science Foundation, “The MMW radiation from 5G would irradiate everyone, including the most vulnerable:  pregnant women, unborn children, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill."

There are no safety standards for MMW.  North Carolinians, and citizens in several other US states, will be test subjects for 5G health effects. Children and unborn babies will be most vulnerable to this radiation, due to their thinner skulls, immature immune systems, and high number of stem cells – more vulnerable to all toxins.

The bill pre-empts local authority by requiring municipalities to make sites available for the installation of “small cells,” giving control of public property to private telecom companies, and shutting out citizen input. quality of our lives and property values. Cell towers near private residences are well documented to lower property values.

There are 17 states in the U.S. in which the telecom industry is trying/tried to pass similar bills. In Delaware and Ohio, where similar bills passed in Dec, legal action against the states has been filed by more than 70 municipalities. Nebraska’s conservative legislators rejected this bill. In Georgia, the bill did not make it out of committee. NC’s bills is considered by experts to be the worst - a complete giveaway to industry of what little rights were reserved to communities under the Telecommunications Act and likely in violation of National Environmental Policy Act; no environmental Impact assessments have been conducted for 5G anywhere. 

Dr. Olle Johansson, Associate Professor at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and one of the world’s leading EMF Scientists, states in his letter to our NC General Assembly: “The potential for and severity of adverse health impacts will likely be greater (than current 4G technology) due to the higher flow, and more severe due to the shorter wavelengths to be used.”  Dr. Johansson concludes: “Children can never be allowed to be the victims of flimsy pedagogic tools, victims of absent adult responsibility, and or to be exposed to a WHO-classified possible carcinogen. Our actions must solely aim for their needs, not for commercial greed.”

Please Tell Gov. Cooper to VETO HB 310!      Please Speak Up and Show Up! 

More Information on 5G

Outstanding summary of technical info, plus health and environmental impact of 5G

For the scientific studies on health effects, visit the Environmental Health Trust’s webpage on 5G

Everything You Need to Know About 5G IEEE from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Selected Research on the Microwave Frequencies Sited

Bulkgokova VG, Grushina VA, Orlova TI, et al: Effect of millimeter-band radiation of non-thermal intensity on the sensitivity of staphylococcus to various antibiotics. Biofizika 41:1289-1293​​

NIH National Toxicology Program Cell Phone Radiofrequency Carcinogenicity Radiation Study, released May, 2106,

Pakhomov, A.G., Current State and Implications of Research on Biological Effects of Millimeter Waves: a Review of the Literature. Bioelectromagnetics 19:393-413 (1998)

WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer Press Release, 5/31/2011:  IARC Classifies Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields as Possibly Carcinogenic