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Berkeley irradiating us all via e-kiosks & cell antennas
by Phoebe Thomas Sorgen
Open letter re electronic kiosks and cell antennas that emit harmful EMF/RF radiation. Please use it for talking points and lobby the mayor and city council If you live or work in Berkeley: Council [at] CityOfBerkeley.info. Otherwise, fight it wherever you are. This huge hazard is "under the radar."
Open letter to Mayor & Berkeley City Council:

Constituents provided you with voluminous info re wireless EMF/RF radiation dangers a few years ago. We met with each of you and gave you books and peer-reviewed studies. We waited hours for the opportunity to speak very briefly during public comment at City Council meetings. We held public forums. We brought an internationally renowned expert, attorney Dafna Tachover https://wearetheevidence.org/about-the-founder/, to speak with you at City Hall. When you refused to seek a 2nd opinion after hiring a biased industry insider, we raised funds and hired our own attorney, Ariel Strauss, who spoke at your meetings, crafted detailed recommendations that were legally sound, and met with some of you one on one. As a last resort, we organized protests. I’m proud to have been arrested for peaceful civil disobedience because addressing this cause saves lives.

Thank you for promising to revisit local telecom laws after summer break that year, but then it became "after the election", then “the holidays”, then the covid crisis.
When will you strengthen local protections, as is your duty to constituents?

You probably recall Dr. Joel Moskowitz https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/people/joel-moskowitz/. According to him and other UC Berkeley researchers, 17 minutes daily on a cellphone over 10 years may increase tumor risk by 60%.

Last night, scientist Beverly Rubik (Ph.D., Biophysics, UCB https://www.brubik.com/services.html ) spoke of wireless dangers to a rapt audience of approx 100 people in Berkeley. Via laboratory experiments, she had proven that even brief cellphone exposure changes human blood.

EMF/RF exposures from various sources have a cumulative effect.
There are more “small” cell antennas popping up on utility poles and on rooftops causing untold suffering in Berkeley.
Cellphone use is a personal choice, but avoiding danger from shopping, walking, or driving in Berkeley is increasingly difficult.

Now, these electronic kiosks with their wifi hotspots add insult to injury. They are not merely "tacky billboards." They are quite harmful and they block accessibility in public rights of way!
https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/07/08/berkeley-ike-smart-city-advertising-data-privacy
Please revisit the decision to allow them. Please ban electronic billboards that emit EMF radiation. Berkeley used to champion disabled access. Berkeley pioneered curbside cutouts.

Thank you for at least nixxing the kiosk spy-cams. One of you voted against the kiosks. Thanks, also for this: “I don’t want advertising in the public right of way. The primary function of the kiosks is to be backlit, electronic, 24/7 advertising billboards."

The science is settled. Over 1,000 peer-reviewed studies prove that EMF/RF non-ionizing radiation (and 5G millimeter waves) cause numerous egregious health problems, from ADD and insomnia to cancers and cardiac troubles. Over 100 studies prove weakened general immunity. https://ehtrust.org/science/

Sincerely,
Phoebe Thomas Sorgen, Berkeley resident since 1989
co-founder WiRED, WIreless Radiation Education & Defense
http://www.GoWiRED.org

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