Kent Chamberlin Professor & Chair Emeritus Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering  University of New Hampshire Letter Regarding Verizon Cell Tower  – Environmental Health Trust


 Re: Response to Feb 19th Opinion on Verizon Cell Tower 

Kent Chamberlin Professor & Chair Emeritus Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering  University of New Hampshire Letter Regarding Verizon Cell Tower 

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Re: Response to Feb 19th Opinion on Verizon Cell Tower 

Dear Editor, 

I am writing as a former member of the New Hampshire Commission that was tasked with  exploring the Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving Wireless and 5G Technology.  As some of your readers may know, this Commission was formed through bipartisan legislation and was supported by the governor. The Commission was comprised of unpaid and  unbiased experts in fields relating to health and radiation and were highly qualified to evaluate the issue in a fair and in-depth manner. The Commission submitted its final report in November 2020, with a key finding being that exposure to wireless communication radiation is harmful to the health of humans and the environment. It is because of the sharp  contrast between the opinions expressed in your article and the factual conclusions  reached by a panel of unbiased experts that I am writing you now. 

I should note that I have weighed in on this issue several times before, including presentations to people in Pittsfield and a presentation to the Lenox, MA Board of Health; a video of  that presentation can be seen on here. The video provides an overview about the science  behind wireless radiation, with that science coming from peer-reviewed journals and inter nationally recognized experts. The video also shows why statements about radiation from  industry and some governmental agencies are not to be trusted. Please keep in mind that  these are not the unfounded opinions of conspiracy theorists, but they are the well-documented conclusions of a formal state commission. 

The Board of Health’s decision to consider a cease-and-desist order is a brave one, and it puts its members in an uncomfortable position. They weighed the facts in this situation,  not opinions, and came to the correct decision that the tower is harming nearby residents.  I feel confident that if you were to review the proven science relating to wireless radiation,  you would come to a conclusion similar to the one they reached.  

Your Board of Health is doing its job by working to protect citizens against a known toxin.  Sometimes doing the right thing can be an uphill battle because of the monied interests that  are unwilling to pay the costs associated with mitigating a toxin. We have seen this situation play out many times before, and you are watching it play out now with wireless radiation. I implore The Berkshire Eagle to learn the facts about this issue so that it can support  the efforts of the Board of Health. 

Kent Chamberlin 

Professor & Chair Emeritus 

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

University of New Hampshire

Link to New Hampshire State Commission 5G Report

Berkshire Eagle news coverage on the Dr. Chamberlin presentation/ Vcomm report  
Lenox Tri Town Health Board- Harms of Wireless Antennas- 
Berkshire Eagle news coverage on Dr. Chamberlin’s presentation; 

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On February 2, 2022, the Pittsfield, MA Board of Health unanimously voted to issue a cease and desist order to Verizon to shut down its tower located at 877 South Street. Families living in the neighborhood near the tower reported wireless radiation-related health issues soon after the tower became operational in 2020 and since then, have been working tirelessly to turn the transmissions off. This action is the first known vote on a cease and desist by a Board of Health in the United States for a cell tower

February 28th, 2022 Expert Forum on Wireless Harm and the Verizon Cell Tower Cease and Desist Vote by The Board of Health 

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