By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer
Two citizens addressed the Board of Commissioners during the public commentary portion of the September 24 meeting.
Jacqueline Howard began, “I am here today to express a great concern not only to myself, but to many Fannin County residents.”
Howard then explained 5G stands for 5th generation wireless technology. She said it is a radio frequency.
She continued, “It is radiation combining three types, ranging from relatively low energy radio waves to microwave radiation with far more energy, and millimeter waves with vastly more energy. The extremely high frequencies of 5G are where the biggest danger may lie in comparison to the previous 2G, 3G, 4G and 4LTE.”
Howard explained the new high frequencies would not replace the current radiation but add to the existing dangers. She said 5G is a short-wave frequency, so many antennas and power bases in close proximity would be needed. She said telephone poles, light poles, sidewalks, open fields around schools and pastures can and are already being utilized in higher populated areas for these antennas and power bases.
Howard said, “Health symptoms reported for wireless radiation exposure are far more than I can list right now in three minutes. But they include a range from sleep disturbances, lack of concentration, changes in memory, brain cancer and other cancers, to neurological harm, particularly to young children and to reproductive health and problems in pregnancies.”
The three-minute buzzer sounded before Howard could finish her presentation.
Sue Campbell also addressed the BOC, saying she had watched a seven-day webinar on the new 5G technocracy. She explained she is a nurse and has science in her background, but the word technocracy was not in her vocabulary. She said, “technocracy is when 5G wants to impact a police department, a commission or any industry. They want to come in and sort of take over because they have such well-founded principles.” She then explained that many towns, counties and states are starting to buy into their ideas because it all looks good for the residents. “But it is not healthy for the people,” stated Campbell.
Campbell then said WiFi is really already 5G because it does not have a cord on it, and a wireless mouse or printer is also 5G.
The three-minute buzzer sounded, but Chairman Stan Helton urged Campbell to continue.
“One big thing that really hit me is that we have got this in our homes right now. And there is no fix for it with all those vibes. It is like going to the dentist and they put on a great big apron and there you are without a great big apron. They are in your home every day with 5G. It will hurt people’s health. And that is my big message,” concluded Campbell.
There was no comment from any member of the BOC before they moved on to other county business.