Saturday, September 29, 2018

Who We Are? The Maryland Coalition For Safe Technology

The Maryland Coalition For Safe Technology is a coalition in Maryland dedicated to safe technology. We are addressing everything from cell towers, to 5G small cells to WSSC water meters.

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WSSC to Launch Meters With Radiation

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is proposing to install wireless smart meters on all homes in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to use for measuring water consumption. The WSSC commissioners and staff discussed the health issues raised by citizens related to "smart" meters publicly on Sept 19th at their monthly meeting. 

Take Action Now: 
Write the WSSC and all elected officials. Tell the WSSC you do not want smartmeters and tell your elected officials you want them to act now to contact the WSSC and ask them to HALT any rollout of radiating meters. 
Ask for a moratorium on smart meters. 
Email  budgetgroup@wsscwater.comcounty.council@montgomerycountymd.gov and add in ALL of  your elected officials. 


The full meeting I available here. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Montgomery County Maryland Hearing on 5G Small Cells Near Homes Citizens are OPPOSED

National Toxicology Program Study on Cell Phone Radiation Peer Review Recommendations

Actions from Peer Review of the Draft NTP Technical Reports on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation March 26-28, 2018 
 The National Toxicology Program (NTP) convened the NTP Technical Reports Peer Review Panel (“the Panel”) on March 26-28, 2018, to peer review two Draft NTP Technical Reports on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program released a statement about the conclusions of the panel for each endpoint, found here. 
The peer review panel voted that the malignant schwannoma tumors found in the heart of male rats be scientifically categorized as “clear evidence of carcinogenicity” and that the malignant gliomas found in the brain of male rats be categorized as “some evidence of carcinogenicity.” In addition, they voted that the increased tumors of the adrenal medulla in male rats exposed to the GSM type of cell phone radiation be categorized as “some evidence of carcinogenicity,” adding a new type of tumor thought to be caused by the exposure. The expert panel advised strengthening the conclusions regarding seven different health effects. The panel called attention to statistically significant increases in an unusual pattern of cardiomyopathy, or damage to heart tissue, in exposed male and female rats. The panel highlighted that in Italy a recent animal study on radiofrequency radiation at much lower radiation levels than the NTP study found the same types of rare malignancies.  
In addition to the heart and brain cancers, statistically significant increased numbers of tumors were found in other organs at one or more of the exposure levels studied, including the prostate gland, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, liver, and pancreas.  
“What should happen now is the FDA should be immediately working on developing a quantitative risk assessment from this data and in the meantime the FDA, FCC, and other agencies should promote precautionary measures for the population—especially for children,” said Ronald Melnick PhD, who led the design of the NTP study in his 28-year career as a scientist at the National Toxicology Program. Melnick is currently senior advisor to Environmental Health Trust (EHT).
This is from NIEHS National Toxicology Program Webpage HERE  Technical Reports Peer Review Panel Presentations – March 26-28, 2018
Meeting information, including the draft reports, is available at the NTP website (https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/36051). A meeting report will be prepared and posted to the NTP website when completed.
The Panel was divided into two groups. Panel 1 provided consultation on the reverberation chamber technology and Panel 2 provided recommendations on the study findings and NTP’s draft conclusions. NTP will consider these comments when finalizing the technical reports. When completed, the technical reports will be published on the NTP website https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/trpanel/2018/march/actions20180328_508.pdf.  

The "clear evidence" is in the cancers found in the rats on page 2. 

NPR On Point: Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk.

 On Point: Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk.
“Big Tobacco lied about cigarettes. Is Big Wireless lying about cell phones? We’ll look at the cancer-cell phone connection.”
 This show aired Thursday at 11 a.m. EST  Apr 4, 2018
Guests:
Mark Hertsgaard, investigative editor for The Nation and co-author of the magazine’s April 28 cover story, How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation. Author of seven books, the latest of which is “Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing In The Age Of Snowden.” (@markhertsgaard)
Jerry Phillips, biochemist and director of the Excel Science Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Reading List:
Scientific American: New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer — “New studies show a correlation in lab rats, but the evidence may not resolve ongoing debates over causality or whether any effects arise in people.”
Cell phone radiation is perfectly safe, right? That’s what the wireless industry says. But an investigation by The Nation magazine raises questions. Big Wireless, it reports, stole the playbook from Big Tobacco and Big Oil—with its own scientists privately warning about the risks, years ago.
This hour, On Point: Big Wireless and the cell phone cancer risk.
Jane Clayson