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Stop The Rollout of Wireless Radiation-Emitting 4G and 5G Cells Towers in Our Residential Neighborhoods

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Jodi Nelson started this petition to Elected Officials:

  1. US Senator Dianne Feinstein
  2. CA Senator Mark DeSaulnier (11th District)
  3. CA Rep. Eric Swalwell (15th District)
  4. John Kopchik Director, Contra Costa County
  5. Aruna Bhat, Deputy Director, Contra Costa County
  6. Candace Andersen, Supervisor Contra Costa County

PETITION URGENT MESSAGE: 5G is already being rolled out in communities across the country and will be located in neighborhoods which will adversely affect and create illegal access barriers to the homes and communities of our most vulnerable citizens: the elderly, the immuno-compromised, our children and Electromagnetic Sensitive (EMS) residents.

We haven’t gotten a straight answer from our elected officials who allowed the FCC to include language in the 1996 Telecommunications Report that cities could not use environmental effects as reasons to to deny placement of cell towers.

1996 Telecommunications Act:

47 U.S. Code § 332(c)(7)(B)(iv): No State or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the Commission’s regulations concerning such emissions.

But in 2015, Firefighters in California became exempt from placement of Wireless Teleommunications Facilities on their fire stations via CA AB.57 — because cell towers that had been installed on or near their fire stations were causing adverse health effects.

CA AB.57: Wireless telecommunication Facilities

CA Government Code, 65964.1(f): Due to the unique duties and infrastructure requirements for the swift and effective deployment of firefighters, this section does not apply to a collocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility where the project is proposed for placement on fire department facilities.

A study concluded that they were suffering from the adverse effecfts of Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) exposures. The SPECT scans completed showed brain abnormalities of every firefighter examined.

Dr. Lennart Hardell and other members of the 2011 WHO study committee have continued their research into 2018 and are now calling to change the IARC classification for RF-EMR exposures from any source from Group 2B (possible human carcinogen), to Group 1 (definite human carcinogen).

An extremely thorough $30 million study started in 1999 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), reported in 2016 and in 2018 that wireless radiation indeed causes cancer and DNA damage at power levels below that which would cause tissue heating. Director of Special Programs in the NIEHS who led the study until he retired said: The results of the study “should put to rest the old argument that RF radiation cannot cause DNA damage”. The scientists in the press conference said, “the public must be warned”.

Many other studies have concluded harm to humans, plants and animals including

  • 2018 International Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE),
  • Bio Initiative 2012
  • 2014 Study from the Department of Interior, and
  • 2018 Ramazzini Institute Study

. . . which corroborate other studies' findings and showed RF radiation exposure causes very rare tumors.

There are also several petitions from the international community to include 230 scientists from 41 countries appealing for protection from non-Ionizing RF exposure, by aksing for a worldwide moratorium on a extreme density 4G and 5G rollout. This was delivered to the United Nations, WHO, UN Environmental Programm, and the UN Members.

These 4G and 5G so-called small cells (each with up to a 28 cubic feet of ancillary equipment) will be emitting RF-EMR exposures 24/7 in frequencies ranging from 600 MHz to 90,000 MHz. There are estimates that they will be installed every 2 -10 houses by 2020. We need to restrict these extreme density 4G and 5G small cells to only commericial and industrial areas.

In conclusion, let’s hold our public officials accountable and demand they keep Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas out of our residential neighborhoods. We have rights to protect ourselves, our families, our privacy and our home values!

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