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5G Small Cell Wireless Radiation Technology – So NOT Cool!

Karen Rich

I am an environmental health and safety researcher.  For three decades my focus has been on the toxins in our air, food and water.

Four years ago my focus shifted to wireless radiation (Wi-Fi) technologies which I now consider to be exponentially more toxic due to the distress these technologies  cause to the Autonomic Nervous System. 

The ANS is the ‘command center’ for all our brain and body functions i.e. sleeping, heartbeat, breathing, digestion, relaxation, detoxification and orgasm.  Sustained distress to the autonomic nervous system of any living organism causes cumulative degeneration to the entire organism.

  1. According to 2nd quarter 2019 data, the telecommunication industry now has more lobby money in congress than any other industry in history.  Billions of dollars of influence – influence that is making its way into state and city government offices around the country.
  2. 5G wireless radiation technology is actually quite different than 2, 3 and 4G which are patented as communication technologies. 5G is patented as an electronic weapons technology.  The patents for 5G wireless radiation [electronic weapons] technologies are held by defense contractor corporations, not telecommunication companies. 5G ‘piggybacks’ on 4G compounding health hazards and security risks.
  3. The main difference between previous Gs and 5G is the way the radiation frequencies are emitted.  Current frequencies are longer, slower waves.  We can [somewhat] protect ourselves from these frequencies by hard cabling the internet connection inside our homes/offices and choosing to not use ‘smart’ phones or other ‘smart’ devices that require WiFi.  5G is a spiking short wave frequency with ‘pervasive exposure’ – it emits 24/7 whether one wants access to it or not – even in remote natural locations. To the Autonomic Nervous System this is like a non-stop assault with a silent, invisible jackhammer.
  4. Dozens of cities in Northern California are scrambling to stop 5G small cell wireless radiation equipment from being installed in their neighborhoods including: Mill Valley, Monterey, Palo Alto, Petaluma, San Rafael, and Sonoma.  These are cities adjacent to Silicon Valley. The technology elite who helped invent this technology do not want it around them and are sending their children to Waldorf schools where there is NO technology.

Promises for faster download speeds and better connectivity along with rhetoric about ‘the technology race with China’ is highly strategic marketing propaganda four decades in the crafting.   There is nothing fun, interesting, better or necessary about 5G; the principal intention for its use is surveillance, data collection and control.

5G is so NOT cool!

The installation of more 4G and new 5G small cell wireless radiation equipment is the kickoff for what is considered a long game for the telecommunication industry.  The endgame involves deployment of additional equipment for ‘Smart City’, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Facial Recognition.  There will be boxes, cameras, tubes and wires everywhere – all of it horribly ugly to look at, a health hazard to be exposed to and compromising in every possible way to our privacy, security and freedom.

Karen Rich

Alchemy Health research & consulting


Kalli Holmes Sorensen March 4, 2020 at 10:36 am

I believe it’s possible to provide safe technology in our community AND protect our citizens from harm and injury. But that does not appear to be what the Encinitas City Council believes.

Last week I addressed the council and Mayor to address the subject on the agenda regarding the lease agreement amendment/renewal between the city of Encinitas and T-Mobile West regarding the macro wifi towers in the Cardiff Sports Park directly adjacent to Seaside Center for Spiritual Living.

These T-Mobile utilities, due to be “retrofitted and upgraded”, are directly next to my family’s church and staff’s office. Most importantly they blanket a “park land” area where children and families play including our Seaside youth groups. Based on EMF meters, the bandwidth is in the extreme zone even prior to any upgrades.

As both a concerned leader in the community and protective mother, I respectfully asked for more information from the city planning dept be provided on the proposed bandwidth of these upgraded towers. None were offered. A vote was taken and passed 5-0. I believe Encinitas City Council sold us out for profit over people.

Join us for the March Monthly Membership Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living – 1613 Lake Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024. This is going to be a fun one featuring a special guest speaker and a social mixer! Hear from Mayor Blakespear about what Encinitas claims to be doing to combat climate change and what people can do to influence their cities to take action.

You will also have an opportunity to ask her questions and hear about the projects she’s initiating. This seems to be a perfect opportunity to address our questions which were ignored right on home turf. All are welcome.

Peter Tobias October 24, 2019 at 11:12 am

Could you please reference an actual scientific study that supports your claims? I’m not being snarky. I just want to see the original data.

Susan Brinchman October 13, 2019 at 8:14 pm

Well described, Karen! It is imperative that each community prevents this disastrous technology from being “rolled out” – first with 4G small cells and then added to these (in addition), 5G small cells – with ten or more year contracts to remain on street poles and poles in front of your homes and local businesses! Tell your elected officials clearly and continuously that you don’t want these small cells in your town or city. Form citizen advisory groups to ensure participation in the process with the city, to develop wireless ordinances with large numbers of administrative requirements that deter small cells from being put in. Your life and health will be at grave and imminent risk from close range, unprecedented exposures to hazardous microwave radiation, otherwise. Do not take no for an answer and do not allow elected officials to tell you their “hands are tied”. Many other communities are standing up and creating strong, legal deterrants to 5G technology, without hiring an industry-friendly consultant to pave the way for the entire community to become saturated with microwave radiation. For information to accomplish all of the above visit

taxpayerconcerns October 11, 2019 at 3:39 pm

Thank you for this information. If cities in northern California are resisting the 5G push, why isn’t the Encinitas City Council more concerned about the health and safety of Encinitas residents.

From all information the lawsuit that Encinitas is joining is not about public health concerns. Rather, it is more about the FCC $270 maximum amount per year a city or county can charge a wireless service provider. Encinitas would lose out on an enormous amount of money which the free spending Council needs to keep the city afloat. If only the Council would be concerned about public health and the 5G massive push on unsuspecting neighborhoods.

The deployment of additional equipment for ‘Smart City’, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Facial Recognition goes beyond thoughts of a controlled society written about in the book, 1984.

No to 5G installations.

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