Supreme Court Rally “The Public Has a Right To Know About the Health Risks of 5G Wireless, Cell Phones and the Internet of Things (IoT)”
“The Public Has a Right To Know About the Health Risks of 5G Wireless, Cell Phones and the Internet of Things (IoT)”
October 17, 2017
The Steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC
First Street NE between East Capitol Street and Maryland Avenue
On October 17, 2017, the National Coalition for Responsible Technology gathered in front of the US Supreme Court for a rally entitled “The Public Has a Right to Know About the Health Risks of Wireless, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).”
In honor of the EPA’s Children’s Health Month, the rally was created to draw attention to the growing use of wireless devices by children and the rapid proliferation of small cell 5G wireless antennas being built in neighborhoods across the United States.
The Coalition called on the federal government to take action to safeguard the public with protective electromagnetic policy to halt 5G deployment until long term safety is assured; place a moratorium on cell towers and cell antennas near homes, hospitals, schools, and children’s recreation areas; replace outdated Federal Communications Commission radiofrequency human exposure limits with proper safety standards; create safe radiation-free technology in schools and public institutions; replace current cell phone and wireless device SAR testing methods with a protective exposure metric; and more.
Speakers came from across the United States from California to New Hampshire to speak specifically about the health risks of 5G technology, small cell antennas, wireless technology in schools, and cell towers on school property, expressing the dangers to public health on the local, state, national and international level.
Paul Heroux, PhD, Occupational Health Program Director, McGill University
Desiree Jaworski, Executive Director, Center for Safer Wireless
Ellen Marks, Director of the California Brain Tumor Association
Lyla, a 13 year old student
Denise Ricciardi, Director of New Hampshire Coalition for Sustainable Safe Technology
Theodora Scarato, MSW, Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust
Dafna Tachover Founder of We are The Evidence
James S. Turner, Esq, President of the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy
Jennifer Wood, architect and science researcher
Mike Shay, South Arundel Citizens for Responsible Development, SACReD
Kevin Mottus MSW of Keep Healthy Families
Note: Videos are not completed for all speakers and will be uploaded in time due to technical issues.
“The scientific evidence can no longer be denied. Wireless radiation is an ubiquitous environmental pollution and the people have not been fully informed,” stated Jennifer Wood of NCRT citing “decades of research” including the most recent 2016 release of scientific findings from the $25 million dollar radiofrequency radiation study of the U.S. NIH’s National Toxicology Program which found statistically significant increased DNA damage and cancers in animals exposed to cell phone wireless radiation. She pointed out that American Academy of Pediatrics and dozens of medical doctors have been warning about wireless risks for decades and in 2015, international scientists with expertise in bioelectromagnetics issued an Appeal to the United Nations calling for urgent action on wireless and electromagnetic fields.
Ellen Marks, Director of the California Brain Tumor Association addressed the Berkeley/CTIA lawsuit concerning the city’s landmark Cell Phone Right to Know law. The implemented ordinance calls for the posting of critical information at the point of sale as to safer use of a cell phone; information currently hidden in the phones or manuals. The CTIA sued but Berkeley prevailed in district court and in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals last year. The CTIA appealed for an en banc hearing months ago and last week the court refused that appeal. The only option left for industry is to take this to the Supreme Court. Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig, who defended Berkeley pro bono, stated, “this is an important victory as this industry deception must be stopped and hopefully now this will be taken nationwide and raise awareness that cell phones, as currently used. do pose serious health risks, especially for children”.
Biographies of Speakers
Ellen Marks is Director of the California Brain Tumor Association, a 501-c-3 nonprofit which focuses on prevention of primary brain tumors attributed to wireless radiation. She has worked on legislation calling for the placement of notices about safer use of mobile technologies at the point of sale from Hawaii to Maine. She currently Chairs the California Alliance for Safer Technology, a collaboration of 24 activists, lobbyists, physicians, public health researchers and elected government officials fighting legislation specifically intended to enable the wide scale placement, in residential neighborhoods, of high frequency 4G LTE and 5G antennas on utility poles, lamp posts and other municipal infrastructure, while eliminating any local involvement or influence in this process. Her husband, a real estate broker, is a survivor of a brain tumor from excessive cell phone use. Ellen does not advocate against technology but for honesty and integrity from the wireless industry about the established risks, for getting corporate money out of politics and for the use of safer, hard-wired internet access, including optical fiber to the home.
Camilla Rees, MBA, a long-time health educator, researcher and author on electromagnetic fields will speak on the subject of the biological and health effects of the non-stop proliferation of wireless technologies, including the unrecognized connection of wireless exposures with spiraling health care costs. She is founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org, Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications and Campaign for Radiation Free Schools; co-author with Magda Havas, PhD of “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution”; and author of “The Wireless Elephant in the Room”.
James S. Turner, Esq., public interest lawyer, will speak about the federal and state level preemptions that are increasingly eroding local government—and citizens’—rights in America; about what can be done regarding the inadequate FCC wireless radiation safety guidelines now providing legal cover for wireless companies, and about the importance of growing grass roots activism. He is Partner of the law firm Swankin & Turner, Chairman of Citizens for Health, co-founder of Voice for HOPE (Healers of Planet Earth), and President of the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy.
Theodora Scarato MSW is Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust. Theodora Scarato directs EHT programs and coordinates scientific programs in the US and internationally with EHTs Senior Science Advisors. Scarato previously worked with EHT as Director of Educational Resources and Public Affairs, developing educational resources for communities and governments, and maintaining policy updates. She has co-founded several organizations both locally and nationally that address environmental health and safety concerns. She is also a clinical Social Worker, formerly directed a special education therapy program in Montgomery County Schools, and has an extensive background working in mental health with children and adolescents. Environmental Health Trust is the only nonprofit in the world today that both carries out high-level critical research on controllable environmental health hazards and works directly with local communities, teachers, parents and students as well as policy makers to understand and mitigate these hazards through research, education and advocacy.
Kate Kheel is Director of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness and founder of Whatis5G.info, a website focusing on the rarely covered “downsides” of 5g and the Internet of Things. After spearheading the effort to get an opt out from wireless smart meters in Maryland, she segued into raising awareness and opposing 5g and the Internet of Things. Kheel’s deep love for our Earth with all its many and diverse living beings, and her longing for a future that will be respectful and nourishing for all life, has been the driving force behind her work.
Desiree Jaworski is Executive Director of the Center for Safer Wireless, a national nonprofit whose mission is to enhance public understanding of wireless technology and products She has researched, written and lectured on the topic of wireless radiation extensively. She has advocated for protective public policy regarding wireless technology at the Federal, State and Local level. Her expertise has been featured in several news reports regarding her work raising awareness on smart meters, wireless technology, and the recent findings of the National Toxicology Program. She directs the Center’s public outreach programs, which include movie screenings at Arlington Hospital Center, scientific forums and presentations.
Jennifer Wood, an architect and science researcher is the co-organizer of the NCRT protest which is to be followed by others. In addition to being a registered architect and author, she has been an environmental health consultant and advocate for two decades and is the creator of The GROW Village design concept for future communities that will be protected from ubiquitous, wireless radiation. They will especially address the needs of the rapidly growing population of those that suffer from environmental injuries, particularly those with Microwave Sickness.