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March 1, 2021

Time to act on NBN tower at Main Arm

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In response to community requests, Byron Council has extended to 17 March the DA exhibition period for the proposed NBN Co. 4G LTE fixed wireless tower at Main Arm.

In order to subscribe to this service, a separate microwave transmitter must be fitted to your home or business.

The combined result would be increased exposure to EMR (electro-magnetic radiation) for many in our community.

Hundreds of scientific studies demonstrate harmful effects from levels far below what is proposed.

It is high time Australia adopt stricter regulatory standards and safer technology, as is occurring elsewhere in the world.

Concerned residents, and those seeking to make a submission to Council, are invited to a free presentation on the health and environmental impacts of EMR at 6pm on Thursday, 6 March at the Uniting Church Hall, Dalley St, Mullumbimby.

Peter Nielsen, Byron Bay

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  1. The following statement is 100% moronic: “The combined result would be increased exposure to EMR (electro-magnetic radiation) for many in our community.”

    Sunlight and radio waves are EMR as are microwaves.

    Visible light is in the middle of the EMR spectrum. To its left are harmless radiation infra-red, radio, micro.
    To its right radiation that increasingly causes damage: ultra-violet, then x-rays, then gamma (i.e. nuclear)

    • I don’t see any valid points in this rambling, ill-informed response. Sunlight does not expose anyone to microwaves since that component is absorbed by the upper atmosphere. On the other hand, the adverse health effects of microwave radiation from wireless technologies are well documented in thousands of scientific papers. Maybe do some reading on the subject and try again.

  2. Having worked in the electrical and antenna industry for 30 years I can say that if we listen to what Mr Nielsen is saying about EMR then we need to turn off the following items: TV transmission towers,satellites,fruit juice machines (motors give off EMR), ceiling fans,LED downlight drivers etc.The list goes on and on.We all need to live in a lead lined Faraday Cage to escape these awful EMRs if we are going to survive.

  3. …and I just KNOW someone that can’t be bothered researching is going to slam my post, so here is gentle direction to help those people: health concerns regarding mobile phones & WiFi is WELL ESTABLISHED in the scientific community for example – EMR linked to Autism : http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520958031

    Why have you not heard about about these issues? If it were so dangerous, you would have heard about it?

    By way of example the State of Hawaii has legislation pending to place a warning on every cell phone (new, used, refurbished) to ensure the user is aware of the Health & Safety issues. The Wireless Industry in it’s ‘testimony’ openly threatened the Legislature – this is all online.

    The reason why you don’t know about the dangers of low level EMR is MONEY.

  4. EMR is always going to be an issue. Unfortunately we are increasingly dependent on communications where at some point those devices use some form of wireless connectivity.

    People complain about cell phone towers but yet live next to broadcast TV or radio trsnsmitters, or use mobile phones, Wi-Fi, cordless phones, electricity, and many other devices that generate EM fiellds.

    For concerned residents it is important to obtain an explanation as to how the NBN wireless system works, and to understand the diagrams and calculations of the EM exposure measurements.

    If residents are concerned about radiation hazards then they should consider removing as many possible devices in there home to minimise those EM fields. That includes Wi-Fi, cordless and mobile phones, the microwave oven and so on.

    FYI the sun is a huge a EM field generator, and those in the know also appreciate that the Earths magnetic field and atmosphere does offer some protection. However consider that we are bombarded daily not only by the sun but cosmic radiation. It is known as space weather and Governments globally measure and predict this activity. In Australia it is the Ionopheric Prediction Service. See ips.gov.au

    I just hope that the people leading the petition against NBN Co wireless are not misinformed and the decision made looks at all credible evidence.

  5. Paul – opposition to Ericsson NBN Co Towers is well researched.

    If you think that EMR is so safe, how about UV light? It’s from the sun and it is with no irony that the standard for UV exposure is the same as all other EMR.

    Can 2.3Ghz WiFi burn? Yes it can, but like UV light burning is not the danger – as the frequency lowers, it can penetrate your body more easily:

    UV light – can penetrate skin about 1mm.
    2.3Ghz – penetrates walls, roofs and you.
    950Mhz – 1.8Ghz – the range of mobile phones penetrates your brain by many inches

    But hey, because it does not kill you immediately, it is safe? That notion Paul is a complete fabrication.

    Dangers of EMR come primarily from length of time of exposure, of what frequency the exposure is and if the exposure is 24×7.

    Like a microwave oven on Low (2.44Ghz) or sitting in the Sun on a cloudy day: damage does occur. Perhaps slower than on a sunny day or the microwave on HIGH…but it does do harm.

  6. It is absolutely true that microwave towers and cell towers especially with their power combined, are the cause of thyroid neoplasms’ pandemic, quadrupled cancer rates and the reason why they launched the Rare Cancers Association. IBM is generously reimbursed to siphon all data and pack it for the insatiably greedy shallow-minded and deep-ego-ed executives and officials who obsess with the wireless cash cow and microwaves dark potential. They can’t help their narcissistic paranoia. After all the illegal acts that they are trying hard to make legal haunt them so they must be vigilant and spy on everyone to ensure nothing negative is ever discovered or said. What worries more is that this morally and intellectually cancerous cohort use money to force own psychopathic agendas and have no moral restraints. They are the sickest cells of the society responsible for galloping deterioration of this planet’s health and people’s health. Ignorant and arrogant as they are they think that money will buy them everything though they realise there is no end to this sick greed because what they need money cannot buy. Meanwhile, they stop at nothing and refuse common sense. Lock them up in a microwave-cell tower camp and throw away the key. Let them enjoy their safe heaven and save the rest of humanity.


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