Untapped malaise about 5G and its attendant infrastructure is gathering momentum around the country. More and more communities are taking action to rein in the proliferation of 5G wireless infrastructure set to add millions of small cells to our already radiation saturated environment.
Turning a blind eye to public sentiment regarding health concerns and environmental impacts – and convinced that no one and nothing can stop them – the wireless industry continues to foist their deployment of wireless infrastructure on municipalities around the country. In response, communities are organizing to halt or slow 5G build-out and try to keep it away from residential neighborhoods.
The 1996 Telecommunications Act, removed the public’s right to oppose cell towers on the grounds of environmental impacts from radiation, Since then, judges have interpreted this to include health effects to humans as well. Therefore, much creativity is needed to find “workarounds” to slow or stop the infiltration of these unwanted towers and small cells in our communities.
Environmental Health Trust offers further resources, videos, and commentary about 5G infrastructure at Cell Towers and Cell Antennae.
THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES MAY PROVE USEFUL TO COMMUNITIES OPPOSING UNHEALTHY AND UNWANTED CELL TOWERS, SMALL CELLS, AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS (DAS)
(Please check back periodically as this page will be updated as new resources become available.)
According to a recent article, Handcuffing Cities to Help Telecom Giants Carriers are pushing states and the FCC to constrain public rights, They say it’s for the mythical “5G,” We should be very skeptical, the following states have bills pending or passed that are “broadly aimed at removing ‘small cells’ from a city’s oversight.”:
AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NB, NC, NE, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, and WA) are broadly aimed at removing “small cells” from a city’s oversight.
80 OHIO MUNICIPALITIES FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST STATE SENATE BILL WHICH PREVENTS REGULATION OF WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE – Video about 80 Ohio municipalities who have filed a lawsuit against State Senate Bill, SSB 331 which paves the way for 5G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWE8EC-bqEI State Senate bill 331 prevents the city from regulating the commercial installation of wireless equipment in the public right of way. The complaint challenges the [state] constitutionality of SB 331 on 4 accounts.
SMALL CELLS & A WIRELESS WORLD, THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE – by Oona McOuat; An Electronic Document Submitted to the Salt Spring Local Island Trust, Mar. 12, 2017.
This is a wonderful presentation by Oona McOuat, on 5G and EMFs. It was written to the city of Salt Spring, BC, to assist them in making informed decisions around 5G build-out. It can be used as is, or modified as needed by other communities. Document can be found here:
“This document intends to guide you in making informed decisions about the installation of small cells .” Small cells are the forerunner to 5G, the Internet of Things, and the end of landlines. While telecommunication companies and government provide seemingly convincing reassurances of the safety of wireless technologies, if you take a closer look you’ll see that no actual proof of their safety exists.There are safe ways of sharing high speed data, however, but industry must be urged by consumers and regulators to develop them.”
FOR A CURRENT COMMUNITY ACTION ALERT YOU CAN SHARE WITH OTHERS , PLEASE CLICK HERE.
FOR A RECENT LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BOSTON AND VERIZON WIRELESS REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE – CLICK HERE.
TO SEE WHAT YOU’RE UP AGAINST WITH INDUSTRY SPIN AND A BOATLOAD OF FALSE STATEMENTS, CLICK HERE. (LETTER FROM THE CTIA LOBBYING THE CALIFORNIA SENATE TO PASS LEGISLATION STREAMLINING 5G INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT.)
A STRONG LETTER FROM THE MARIN COUNCIL OF MAYORS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS OPPOSING SB 649, THE CALIFORNIA BILL INTENDED TO STREAMLINE “SMALL CELL” DEPLOYMENT AND PREEMPT LOCAL ZONING RIGHTS FOR WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE. PLEASE CLICK HERE.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY (PART 1): Great letter to the wireless industry in response to an inquiry about what the wireless industry could do to “foster acceptance of wireless infrastructure. Though there is no mention in the letter about the harmful effects of RF on humans and wildlife, in all other aspects, the letter is spot on and very well articulated. CLICK HERE.
FOR EVERYTHING OTHER THAN HEALTH EFFECTS THAT IS PROBLEMATIC WITH 5G SMALL CELLS PLEASE CLICK HERE. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES EXCELLENT MATERIAL WHEN UP AGAINST GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO DON’T LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF WIRELESS RADIATION.
SELECTED STUDIES, DOCUMENTS, AND WEBSITES ON CELL TOWERS AND HEALTH: There are many studies you will find under the tab Actions/Links to Resources on the home page that may also be useful. Below are just a few selected studies specific to the effects of cell towers on health.
SELECTED STUDIES, DOCUMENTS, AND WEBSITES ON CELL TOWERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT There are many studies you will find under the tab Actions/Links to Resources on the home page that may also be useful. Below are just a few studies that are specific to the effects of cell towers on the environment.
HISTORY OF CELL TOWERS EXCEEDING FCC LIMITS
To see how one community has successfully organized to stop 5G infrastructure please check out this video. (Things get quite animated after about 30 minutes in.)
As it is problematic to oppose a cell tower installation based on health concerns, this church based its decision to refuse Verizon’s tower based on love. “We made our decision based on love for our neighbors.”
-Craig Hasselbach, Lead Pastor, LifePointe Church, Ft. Collins, Colorado
149 Wake up with Dr. Cheryl & Paul McGavin – Educating on WIFI – Radio Frequency Microwaves and SOLUTIONS !!!
Video song opposing 5G “small cells” being forcibly placed directly outside our homes.
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has ordered the shutdown of a mobile phone tower in Gwalior after a plea by 42-year-old Harish Chand Tiwari. Mr Tiwari alleges exposure to harmful radiation from a mobile tower 50 metres from the house where he works as a domestic help led to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. While activists have been saying that radiation from these towers are harmful, the government maintains that there is no damage to humans from these towers as the radiations levels are very low. Tonight we ask, will this top court judgement set a precedent to other cases?