New Hampshire Report on Wireless Radiation and Safety


The US state of New Hampshire has published a report recommending precautions to protect people
and the environment from wireless radiation.
The ‘Final Report of the Commission to Study The Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G
Technology’ was prepared by a Commission of experts in physics, toxicology, epidemiology, public
policy and members of the telecommunications and business industries.
‘All but the presenter representing the Telecommunications Industry ... acknowledged the large
body of peer-reviewed research that shows that the type of RF-radiation generated by wireless
devices can have a deleterious effect on humans, especially children, as well as animals, insects, and
vegetation,’ the report said.
The report addressed the question of why US regulators maintain mobile phone radiation is safe
when a large body of research suggests that it is not. ‘This report documents how the leadership
roles in some agencies (the FCC in particular) are filled by individuals with strong industry ties and
hence are more focused on industry interests than the health of citizens.’
The report also referred to the fact that federal legislation does not give US communities, cities or
states power to make decisions about infrastructure in their domain and suggests this will be an
important issue when approximately 800,000 new antennas are constructed for 5G.
The Commission expressed concern about the fact that today’s citizens are living in a ‘soup’ of
different frequencies and exposure will increase with time. It also acknowledged that the World
Health Organisation and insurers are ‘hedging their bets’ about the safety of this radiation.
The Commission published the following recommendations.
1. ‘…require the Federal Communication 1. Commission (FCC) to commission an independent
review of the current radiofrequency (RF) standards of the electromagnetic radiation in the
300MHz to 300GHz microwave spectrum as well as a health study to assess and recommend
mitigation for the health risks associated with the use of cellular communications and data
2. ‘Require that the most appropriate agency (agencies) of the State of New Hampshire include
links on its (their) website(s) that contain information and warnings about RF-radiation from
all sources, but specifically from 5G small cells deployed on public rights-of-way as well as
showing the proper use of cell phones to minimize exposure to RF-radiation, with adequate
funding granted by the Legislature. In addition, public service announcements on radio,
television, print media, and internet should periodically appear, warning of the health risks
associated with radiation exposure. Of significant importance are warnings concerning the
newborn and young as well as pregnant women…’
3. ‘Require every pole or other structure in the public rights of-way that holds a 5G antenna be
labeled indicating RF-radiation being emitted above. This label should be at eye level and
legible from nine feet away…’

4. ‘Schools and public libraries should migrate from RF wireless connections for computers,
laptops, pads, and other devices, to hardwired or optical connections within a five-year
period starting when funding becomes available.
5. ‘Signal strength measurements must be collected at all wireless facilities as part of the
commissioning process and as mandated by state or municipal ordinances…’
6. ‘Establish new protocols for performing signal strength measurements in areas around
wireless facilities to better evaluate signal characteristics known to be deleterious to human
health as has been documented through peer-reviewed research efforts…’
7. ‘Require that any new wireless antennae located on a state or municipal right-of-way or on
private property be set back from residences, businesses, and schools…’
8. ‘Upgrade the educational offerings by the NH Office of Professional Licensure and
Certification (OPLC) for home inspectors to include RF intensity measurements…’
9. ‘...measure RF intensities within frequency ranges throughout the state, with the aim of
developing and refining a continually updated map of RF exposure levels across the state
using data submitted by state-trained home inspectors…’
10. ‘Strongly recommend all new cell phones and all other wireless devices sold come equipped
with updated software that can stop the phone from radiating when positioned against the
11. ‘Promote and adopt a statewide position that would strongly encourage moving forward
with the deployment of fiber optic cable connectivity, internal wired connections, and
optical wireless to serve all commercial and public properties statewide…’
12. ‘Further basic science studies are needed in conjunction with the medical community
outlining the characteristics of expressed clinical symptoms related to radio frequency
radiation exposure...’
13. ‘Recommend the use of exposure warning signs to be posted in commercial and public
buildings. In addition, encourage commercial and public buildings, especially healthcare
facilities, to establish RF-radiation free zones where employees and visitors can seek refuge
from the effects of wireless RF ‘emissions...’
14. ‘…engage agencies with appropriate scientific expertise, including ecological knowledge, to
develop RF-radiation safety limits that will protect the trees, plants, birds, insects, and
15. ‘…engage our Federal Delegation to legislate that under the National Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA) the FCC do an environmental impact statement as to the effect on New
Hampshire and the country as a whole from the expansion of RF wireless technologies...’

A minority report was also published by Commissioners from the telecommunications and industry
‘Final Report of the Commission to Study The Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G
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