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Katie Singer works on public policy with the Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute. A medical journalist, her books include The Garden of Fertility; Honoring Our Cycles, and An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits.
Our Web of Inconvenient Truths
Every day, I learn about new changes that decrease consumers' choices around technology, increase energy consumption (by deploying new layers of infrastructure and marketing new devices), and increase EMR exposure.
Personal fitness coach, Ryan Munsey of NaturalStacks.com, interviews Katie Singer about why and how to reduce your household's exposure to screen-time and man-made electromagnetic radiation.
Telecom corporations are now deploying "small cells" on utility poles
Around North America, telecom corporations are now deploying "small cells"--small cellular antennas--on utility poles. Sometimes called distributed-antenna systems (DAS), these antennas provide citywide Wi-Fi. I've heard of one proposal to install 700 antennas around one town with one permit. I've heard of antennas going up with no permit.
Priorities: Mobility or Survival?
Election season and starting a new school year have us clarifying priorities. In public and private discourse, we need to include that using technology has long-term consequences.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016(2 comments)
FCC Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the Spectrum Frontiers Proceeding on July 14, 2016
Twenty years ago, during Bill Clinton's presidency and Reid Hunt's chairmanship of the FCC, the U.S. Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the TCA). Section 704 prohibits environmental and health concerns from interfering with the placement of telecom equipment.
Regardless the public's awareness of this federal law, we all live downwind of it. Here are some recent e-developments. --Katie Singer