Untapped malaise about 5G and its attendant infrastructure is gathering momentum around the country.  Many people 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.  So much creativity is needed to find “workarounds” to slow or stop the infiltration of these unwanted towers and small cells in our communities. Measures to Slow or Stop Wireless Infrastructure will serve as an ongoing repository of information and resources of what communities can do to oppose wireless infrastructure.

More information, resources, videos, and commentary by Environmental Health Trust can be found at Cell Towers and Cell Antennae.

As you work through this process in your own community, please do consider sending us resources or accounts of what worked or didn’t work in your area so that others can benefit from your experience. 

SELECTED STUDIES, DOCUMENTS, AND WEBSITES ON CELL TOWERS AND HEALTH: There are many studies you will find under the tab Links and Resources/Health on that may also be useful. Here are just a few selected studies that are 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 Links and Resources/Environment on the home page that may also be useful. Here are just a few studies that are specific to the effects of cell towers on the environment. 

HISTORY OF CELL TOWERS EXCEEDING FCC LIMITS