What Do Internet Access, Corporate Greed, And Cancer Have In Common?

This is about governments, turning a blind eye to the corporate greed that can literally kill people.

AT&T and Verizon are among the biggest ISP’s making no secret of the fact that they want to phase out their landlines so they can force consumers to use cellular towers to access the internet. Not because the service will necessarily be better, but because they can charge more and add data caps.

What they aren’t telling you is that the additional towers and signal boosters they need to pull that off pose serious health risks to their customers, including cancer.

Being around mobile phone towers is so dangerous, the International Association of Fire Fighters is officially opposed to allowing them at fire stations and has published warnings about exposure to the radiation they emit.

There is a large body of internationally accepted scientific evidence which points to the existence of non-thermal effects of RF/MW radiation. The issue at the present time is not whether such evidence exists, but rather what weight to give it.

Internationally acknowledged experts in the field of RF/MW radiation research have shown that RF/MW transmissions of the type used in digital cellular antennas and phones can have critical effects on cell cultures, animals, and people in laboratories and have also found epidemiological evidence (studies of communities, not in the laboratory) of serious health effects at “non-thermal levels,” where the intensity of the RF/MW radiation was too low to cause heating.

Among the other problems found were increased growth rates of brain cancer cells, lymphoma, headaches, memory loss, increased blood pressure, and other neurological disorders.

Back in 2010, AT&T started selling personal ‘mini-cell towers’ for in-home use to customers who had a poor cell phone reception. However, they never bothered to post any information about potential health risks from being exposed, at close range, to RF signals. The Street reported, “We interviewed several experts who believe consumers should think twice before purchasing these cell towers. “It is not a smart idea,” said Dr. Lennart Hardell, who authored a pivotal study on the link between long-term cell phone use and brain tumors. “It will increase radio frequency emissions in the home and we do not know the long term effects of that.”

AT&T still sells those mini-cell towers. And there is still no mention on their website of the increased risk of cancer and other health risks they pose.

In a world full of smartphones, exposure to radiation from cellular towers is not just an American problem.

On April 12, 2017, India’s Supreme Court ruled that a cell phone tower had to be deactivated because it was responsible for causing cancer in a 42 year-old man.

Citing the court ruling, The News Minute reported, “At a time when there is plenty of research about radiation and how it affects the human body –  and plenty that counters it –  the SC’s decision has thrown open the gate yet again for the debate on the health hazards posed by electromagnetic radiation of mobile towers.”

This is about more than big ISP’s being allowed to phase out landlines in order to boost their wireless profits. This is about governments, turning a blind eye to the corporate greed that can literally kill people, while keeping the public in the dark about the health risks profit-hungry ISP’s are inflicting on all of us. It is also about deception. As anyone who has recently been through a devastating hurricane can tell you, when the power goes out, landlines still work so you can call for help. Cellular service only works as long as your battery stays charged.

No one is saying that we should give up our cell phones. However, reducing exposure through the continued use of buried landlines, and perhaps even expanding their use, wouldn’t put a dent in the profits of companies like AT&T or Verizon. And if that action can prevent even one person from getting cancer, these companies should be lining up to be the first to show that something matters to them besides money.

Contact your member of Congress: US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121. To locate your Member on-line: U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov

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Gracie Lou

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Gracie Lou is a political junkie, animal rights advocate, and award-winning writer. She believes that if people can stand on line to buy junk food, they can stand on line to vote.
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