What Can You Do to Prevent a 4/5G "Small" Cell Wireless Telecommunications Facility from Being 12 Feet Outside Your Bedroom?
The Onslaught of Dense 4/5G Deployment* is Happening NOW!
Current Call to Action to Stop 5G and Intensified Wireless Technology in Schools.
In San Francisco and across the country...4/5G "Small" Cell Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (sWTFS) are being constructed and poles are being placed 12 - 30 feet outside of people's bedrooms. In some cases, the sWTFs are put on every street light post, so as close as 200 feet apart as well. We face thousands of these facilities in every city across the country.
We do NOT want our cities to look like this: the locations of 71 planned ( has since been stopped) sWTFs in one neighborhood of Germantown Maryland:
The health implications of being subjected to constant microwave radiation, millions of times higher than has been shown to cause harm, is catastrophic for humans, bees, birds, animals and plants. Children, the elderly, and autoimmune compromised are especially vulnerable.
Over 10,000 studies, dating back as far as 1906, show health implications from microwave radiation (MR), a form of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). According to www.wearethevidence.org, the following studies have been well known to regulators for decades:
- In 1906 Merconi conducted a radio frequency (a form of EMF) study on an island where 90% of the bees died.
- Birds, exposed to microwave radiation from 200 yards away, went from 3.2% of their population being unable to produce eggs to 40%.
- Frogs, exposed to microwave radiation from 140 yards away, went from a normal die off rate within a certain time period of 40%, up to 90% after MR exposure.
- 1999 National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study ( $25 million) on 2, 3G showed clear evidence of the causation of brain cancer and breakage of DNA at exposure levels permitted by the FCC.
- Ramazzini study confirmed the results of the NTP study at levels of MR exposure 6000 times lower, levels equal to our street level exposure from cell towers.
- 59 million people currently have Electromagnetic Sensitivity, resulting in headaches, fatigue, chronic illness, inability to work or live in areas with Wifi of Smart Meters. EMS is an American Disability Act recognized disability.
- Studies show that the plants below the cell towers develop thinner, weaker stalks making them more susceptible to fire. Fires have been started in CA towns from cell towers falling due to inclement weather and bird nest interference.
- Fertility studies showed men who did not keep their cell phones in their pockets had 12% non-viable sperm. Those that did put their cell phone in their pockets had 47% non-viable sperm. Ten years ago 1 out of 10 men had viable sperm. Today, fertility clinics report 1 out of 100 men have viable sperm.
What can you do?
1. Search online and on social media to see if a Stop 5G or Citizens for Safe Technology group has been formed in your city. This is a local matter. If there is, join and connect with your local neighbors to find out what you can do. If there is NOT one, start one! You may also start an Unstoppable Moms of (city name) to keep the subject broad. See Unstoppable Moms of Mission Viejo as an example. Please email us the link to your group after you start one so we can share it. firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Find out from either your group, or if none exists, from your City Planning Commissioners (search their contact info on your City/Town website) the following things:
What are the current and pending location addresses (with maps) for small cell wireless telecommunications facilities?
Does the city have an ordinance for wireless telecommunications facilities? What is it?
When is the next public hearing for an application of construction on sWTFs? It could be this week or next week...they are happening now, if not already.
Ask them to give you this information. They are required to do so and will. If they do not give you the addresses of proposed locations (they may say they do not have them because they do not have applications on them) for SWTFS, you may need to use Google Maps search and zoom in from satellite view on the approximate locations. Use these addresses as your first target locations to pass out flyers and get more volunteer support. Those who are the most affected will be the most effective in creating change.
3. Start a petition. Do NOT use Change.org (like I did)- they do not let you keep the emails, which could be future plaintiffs. Example of a petition text here.
4. Copy and paste a letter (5GCrisis.com sample or MAA example ) to your neighbors, or write our own, regarding this issue and invite them to come to the hearing, join your group and sign your petition.
5. Attend the City Planning Commissioner's public hearing and sign up to speak on a topic which is either on the agenda or not (either way you get 3 minutes). Practice what you will say ahead of time, timed, so you know you can complete your point in 3 minutes. Keep it concise and focused on what you are asking them to do. Ideally, have 6-10 people who will each cover one or two of these 10 points. Make hard copies for each of the City Commissioners and staff for legal record submission and give them to the City Secretary before you speak.
6. Follow up the meeting with city staff with professional, short emails with important news regarding other cities denying 4/5G, lawsuits or new studies. Do NOT inundate them, respect their time. Request a 1 hour study session with City Council so that you may present information to the City Council. If your City Planning Commissioners deny the applications the issue goes to City Council. If they agree to update their ordinance, the City Council must vote on the ordinance and do two full readings with no changes.
* Please note when we say Stop 5G we do not mean the upgraded 4G service which TMobile calls 5G for marketing purposes. We mean the 5G infrastructure with 5G millimeter waves which is designed to be an "Internet of Things. "The telecom companies intend for your phone to be able to "talk" to your refrigerator, car, and store when you shop. Constant surveillance of citizens will also be possible. Because the 5G millimeter waves reach a shorter distance, they require 4/5G facilities every 500 feet in a city (or closer- on every lamp post) and 12-25 feet from your home.
Visit these websites for more information
EHTRust.org, 5Gcrisis.com, Wearetheevidence.org, Mystreetmychoice.org, Scientists4WiredTech.org
Make sure to listen to the UNSTOPPABLE with Zen Honeycutt podcast for updates on Stop 5G initiative progress, tips, news and inspiration!