Stop Verizon From Abusing Our Family And Preserve Individual Rights During 5G Expansion

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Noah Davidson
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* All supporting research and documentation is provided below. I have a science degree and we are well aware the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

Short Version

Sacramento is one of the first cities in the world to receive 5G technology. Verizon is currently installing antennas on top of light poles all throughout my neighborhood. One of these antennas was installed just 45 feet from our family’s home.

Shortly after the antenna was installed, several members of my family, including my two young nieces, began experiencing health problems. These problems persisted until we installed shielding inside our home and moved the children into a back room away from the antenna. The shielding significantly reduces our exposure but it is still very high. I have been in contact with several members of my community that have also experienced health problems they attribute to the antennas. Additionally concerning we have found a number of permitting issues for the some of the antennas. 

Since March, my family has been trying to get the now two antennas outside our home removed. Both antennas still stand. We have banded together with other members of our community to resist the unchecked expansion of the 5G network in our neighborhood and beyond.

There are hundreds of studies suggesting we will be harmed by these antennas. The World Health Organization has classified RF radiation as a possible carcinogen. We do not want to be subjected to this threat all day, every day, inside our own homes. It is abuse and it is not OK.

Roughly a million of these antennas are set to be installed throughout the US over the next few years. Please sign our petition to stop this abuse and establish a precedent for resisting these antennas outside our homes. Specifically, this petition seeks to:

1. Demand Verizon immediately turn off and uninstall the two antennas outside our home.

2. Demand local and federal governments work with telecom companies to create and adopt an “opt out” program for individuals that do not want an antenna within 1000 feet of their home.

According to Verizon, 5G technology works very well at ranges of 2000-3000 feet. There is no reason to install these antennas so close to people who do not want them. Thank you.

 

Long Version

In late December, Verizon installed a cell antenna on a light pole 45 feet from my family’s home at roughly the same height as our second story. The antenna was installed without our permission, without any notice at all. This antenna was installed as part of the 5G (fifth generation wireless technology) testing here in Sacramento.

About a month after the antenna was installed, several members of my family started experiencing health problems. Specifically, my two nieces came down with cold/flu like symptoms. The symptoms would come and go and we couldn’t tell if they were catching new bugs or just struggling to fight off the same illness. My whole family is extremely health conscious and, thankfully, we rarely ever get sick. It was very hard to watch their transformation from such healthy, happy, and energetic children to run-down and chronically ill. Other family members, including myself, started experiencing unusual symptoms such as headaches and sleeplessness. These problems persisted for over a month before we began to seriously consider that the recently installed antenna could be the cause.

I started researching the safety of cell antennas and the radiation they emit. There are hundreds of peer-reviewed, scientific studies and articles suggesting a variety of negative health effects associated with cellular (RF) radiation, including the very problems we were experiencing. There are thousands of doctors and scientists warning about the dangers of RF radiation and wireless technology, specifically the implementation of 5G technology. An extensive list of credible resources can be found on my website: https://5gawarenessnow.com/scientific-research-and-analysis/

I shared my findings with the neighbors. We wrote a letter to Verizon requesting they remove the antenna. https://imgur.com/a/NJCqZnc Verizon denied our request stating the antenna was compliant with FCC guidelines. The FCC told us that their guidelines are safe and that our health problems are not their problem. https://imgur.com/a/gFxCC3M

Upon further investigation of the FCC guidelines and statements, as well as the permitting information for the antenna, I have found that exposure on our property can exceed the FCC limits for safe exposure. Additionally, safety limits were not evaluated at the height of surrounding two story buildings, even though people will be exposed at that height. https://imgur.com/a/11sXRyt This specific information was present in permits for other antennas, but was missing in our permit. We also recently noticed a small warning label on the antenna that says exposure near the antenna can exceed the FCC occupational exposure limits which are five times higher than the general population exposure limits. Finally, Verizon has recently installed a SECOND antenna near our family's home on the very next light pole over. We are currently living in between two Verizon antennas. 

Since March, our family has repeatedly reached out to Verizon https://imgur.com/a/NJCqZnc, XGcommunities (the engineering firm that performed the RF compliance report) https://imgur.com/a/C1RmgcG, the FCC https://imgur.com/a/T2nM5RP, the City of Sacramento https://imgur.com/a/ABLB427, Mayor Darrel Steinberg, my Councilmember Rick Jennings, my Congressperson Doris Matsui https://imgur.com/a/H3KIWmb, and my Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein. None of these parties have accepted responsibility for our health problems or been willing to move the antennas. They have consistently been unwilling or unable to answer basic safety questions, address the issue of exposure on our property exceeding the FCC safety limits, address the financial repercussions of the antennas, or address our other grievances. These parties have pointed the finger at one another, with no one wanting to accept responsibility for these issues. We need your help to hold these parties accountable.

Please sign our petition and share this petition to stop Verizon from abusing our neighborhood and pressure our federal and local governments to intervene on our neighborhood’s behalf. Specifically, this petition seeks to:

1. Demand Verizon immediately turn off and uninstall the two antennas in our neighborhood.

2. Demand local and federal governments work with telecom companies to create and adopt an “opt out” program for individuals that do not want an antenna within 1000 feet of their home.

We do not want to be exposed to the radiation from Verizon’s antennas. We do not want to be harmed inside our own homes. We do not want to live in constant fear for our children’s safety. These are basic rights and they are being violated.

Roughly a million of these antennas are set to be installed in the U.S. over the next few years. If we do not make our voices heard governments and telecom companies will continue on with the 5G roll-out. One of these antennas could show up on your doorstep without any notice. If you oppose the antenna, you will likely experience the same treatment we are getting. Help us win this fight and establish a precedent for opposing these cell antennas in our front yards. It is abuse, and it is not ok. Please share this petition to warn others of the dangers and problems 5G will bring.

 

Additional Information:

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Website: https://5gawarenessnow.com/

 

Local/Global Campaign

Myself and members of my community are currently engaged in a campaign to raise awareness about the cell antennas being installed in the Sacramento area as part of the 5G roll-out. Most people we speak with have no idea what 5G is, what it means, or the problems it presents. Here is a video of our group speaking at city council. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgxd1X8as-U

Our campaign has two primary objectives: 

1) To raise awareness about the 5G network currently being installed in the Sacramento area and the plans to implement 5G globally. 

2) To work with telecom companies and local and federal governments to establish an "opt out" program for individuals that do not want an antenna within 1000 feet of their home. 

According to Verizon's own executives, engineers, and product demonstrations, 5G antennas operate very well at 2000-3000 feet and have no problems penetrating walls or foliage. 3G and 4G antennas operate at even greater distances. This means there is no need to install an antenna within 1000 feet of someone who does not want an antenna near their home. We hope this will serve as a model for telecom companies and governments around the world to preserve the rights of individuals who do not want to be exposed to radiation from cell antennas inside their own homes. No one should have to experience what my family has gone through.  

https://youtu.be/31gpCcbklHw?t=306

https://youtu.be/jnyG2bliKCs?t=27

Sacramento is one of the first cities in the world to implement 5G but over the next few years, as the 5G network expands, this will become a national and global issue. Please support and share our campaign to help us win basic human rights for ourselves and for all people. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/2hszts-fight-against-5g-in-sacramento

 

#BoycottVerizon

Prior to the antenna being installed I was a Verizon customer for 15 years. After the abuse we have suffered from Verizon and the rude and dismissive response we have received, I have switched my cell service. Right now Verizon is the main telecom company installing true 5G technology. If you feel strongly about this issue, I encourage you to call out Verizon on social media (particularly Facebook and Twitter). If you are a Verizon customer I encourage you to switch your service. Let's send a message to Verizon and other telecom companies that we will not tolerate their abuse. 

 

Contact Representatives

In 2017, the city of Sacramento sold out it's residents in the first of it's kind "Public-Private Partnership" agreement with Verizon. Verizon agreed to invest 100 million dollars into the city as well as a handful of additional investments and perks. In exchange, the city of Sacramento agreed to house Verizon's antennas on city infrastructure at a discounted rate as well as streamline the permitting process and deployment of Verizon's antennas. This could explain the missing information in the permit for our antenna. You can watch the city council meeting where they discuss this agreement. They repeatedly reference taking risks to be on the cutting edge of technological advancement and to "put Sacramento on the map." This agreement was not voted on by the public and was announced only four days before city council approved it. The residents largely had no idea, and still have no idea what is happening in our city. We are being subjected to the risks, Verizon and the city reap the rewards. Unacceptable. 

http://assets.fiercemarkets.net/public/007-Telecom/verizon-sacramento.pdf

http://sacramento.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=22&clip_id=3999

I encourage you to reach out to our neighborhood's representatives and tell them what they are doing is NOT OK. Tell them they are accountable to their constituents, not Verizon, and that our safety is among their primary responsibilities. I also encourage you to reach out to your representatives and tell them not to sell you out the way Sacramento sold out it's residents. Tell them you do not want an antenna near your home, that you do not want to be harmed or subjected to an unnecessary health risk inside your home. If we do not make our voices heard they will continue. Contact info:  https://5gawarenessnow.com/contact-info/

 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 1-888-225-5322

The FCC is the federal agency allowing the telecom companies to trample on our rights. Their safety standards were created in the 1990's are among the least restrictive in the world. They have ignored very significant recent studies and thousands of experts urging them top update their safety standards to reflect current exposure levels and more recent research. They have ignored warnings from NASA and NOAA that 5G will interfere with their weather satellites. They have multiple, obvious conflicts of interest including the FCC chairman Ajit Pai who is a former Verizon attorney. Contact the FCC and tell them they are doing a terrible job and we will not allow them to continue to abuse the people for the

 

Here is some info on property values:

https://ehtrust.org/cell-phone-towers-lower-property-values-documentation-research/

https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2014/07/25/cell-towers-antennas-problematic-for-buyers


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