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Legislative Director References New York Times Article on 5G and Russian Interference as Proof of 5G Safety

May 23, 2019


Environmental Health Trust was sent a letter from a resident of Michigan who inquired a Michigan state representative as to the health effects of 5G. Below is is the response he received from the legislative director of Michigan State Representative Pauline Wendzel referencing the inaccurate and misleading New York Times article as proof of 5G safety.

Note, EHT has written the NYT author William Broad  asking for corrections to several articles he has published on wireless radiation, 5G and the National Toxicology Program on cell phone radiation as they are inaccurate and misleading. In addition, Devra Davis PHD, MPH wrote a post on the NYT article on Russia and 5G here.

The question is How many elected representatives rely on the New York Times for public health information? 

Legislative Director for Michigan Representative  References New York Times Article on 5G and Russian Interference as Proof of 5G Safety

XXXXX (Name of resident redacted),

5G means nothing more than the fifth generation of cellular network technology.  We’ve had 3G and 4G both introduced in the last several years, and people have not been dying.  Just recently, Verizon has opened service in a limited capacity in Chicago with no negative effects. The Swiss Telecommunications Association has studied 5G in great detail and concluded that there is no connection between 5G and negative health impacts.

RT America, a propaganda outlet for the Russian government, has aired programming linking 5G to harmful health effects without scientific support. Several RT stories have warned of health impacts such as “brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors, and Alzheimer’s disease” and have spread to hundreds of blogs and websites.   Meanwhile, Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of Russian 5G network in February 2019. Ryan Fox, an executive of a technology firm that tracks disinformation, said, “Russia doesn’t have a good 5G play, so it tries to undermine and discredit ours.” Molly McKew, the head a U.S.-based firm that seeks to counter Russian disinformation, said the Russian government “would really enjoy getting democratic governments tied up in fights over 5G’s environmental and health hazards.

5G technology is the future and will be deployed in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.


Jake Rushlow

Legislative Director for Pauline Wendzel

N-1098 House Office Building

P.O. Box 30014. Lansing, MI 48909

C: 269-876-1543

O: 517-373-5590