Topic

5G

18 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Indiana Governor, Indiana State House, Indiana State Senate, Joe Donnelly, Todd Young, Eric Holcomb, André Carson, Luke Messer, Susan W. Brooks, Peter J. Visclosky, Jackie Walorski, Larry Bucshon, Todd Rokita, Joseph Zakas, Jim Banks, Dennis Zent, R Michael Young, Cindy Ziemke, Clyde A. "Chip" Perfect Jr., Trey Hollingsworth, Brian Bosma, Linda Lawson, David Long, Steven Stemler, Mike Braun, James Merritt, Tim Lanane, Jim Brainard, Scott Fadness, Tim Haak, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile Media Relations, Sprint, FCC

Hit Pause on 5g in Indiana: safety data must come first

We must postpone the roll-out of 5g "small cell" transmitters near our schools, homes, and neighborhoods until the technology has been proven safe for our communities. We believe in science, and we love new technology. But we also believe that there is insufficient data to show that constant, involuntary exposure to millimeter wave (MMW) transmissions from small cell towers—typically placed on existing electrical, light, and other utility poles—is safe for adults or children. In fact, some of the sparse information to date points in an opposite direction. Meanwhile, large wireless carriers have decided to run a massive human experiment with our public health by deploying these repeaters at distances that are much closers to our schools and dwellings than traditional cell towers. Because: 1) It's cheaper for them to use our existing utility infrastructure than to build and maintain new poles; and 2) Millimeter waves travel shorter distances, making more frequent repeaters (every few hundred feet) necessary to propagate these shorter waves. It's not just an experiment, it's a race. Major carriers have run to regulators (at the FCC and statehouses across the country) armed with major campaign financing to try and convince our lawmakers to strip local communities of their traditional zoning and regulatory authority to approve transmitter placement. What we are demanding: Citizens and local regulators have been denied an opportunity to understand and approve their constant exposure to this largely untested, "revolutionary" form of electromagnetic radiation. We have a right to this data before 5g "small cells" are deployed. Some states including New Hampshire and Hawaii have allocated public resources to studying the health effects of 5g / millimeter wave technology. We believe Indiana—like every state—should do the same, and evaluate the data thoroughly before approving 5g / small cell transmitters. Let's start today. Tell our legislators and wireless carriers to "Pause 5g" until safety studies in the public interest can be completed and "small cells" are scientifically demonstrated to be reasonably safe. For more information, visit www.pause5g.org and sign up for our action network.

Pause 5g
635 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Michigan State House, Michigan State Senate, Gretchen Whitmer, Verizon, Lee Chatfield, Mike Shirkey, Triston Cole, Garlin Gilchrist

Ban the implementation of 5G in Michigan

Ever since it's initial release in 2018, 5G has caused many concerns among the public and among the scientific community. 5G network radiation outputs have not been thoroughly researched or tested before their implementation and there is a high likelihood that 5G radiation is carcinogenic. A toxicology report released in 2018 by the US Department of Health, found that male rats who are exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation developed cancerous tumours in their hearts. The World Health Organization classifies radio frequency radiation as a class 2B carcinogen.  5G technology presents a couple of new issues that depart from 4G technology, namely, higher microwave frequencies from 2.6 GHz to 28 GHz, compared to 700–2500 MHz typically used by 4G. Because the higher millimeter wave used in 5G does not penetrate objects easily, this requires the installation of antennas every few hundred meters, which has sparked concern among the public. In January 2019, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries sent a letter to officials of the European Union demanding a moratorium on 5G coverage in Europe until potential hazards for human health have been fully investigated.  In April 2019, the city of Brussels,  Belgium blocked a 5G trial because of radiation laws. In Geneva, Switzerland, a planned upgrade to 5G was stopped for the same reason. Again in April 2019, Sprint was forced to remove a 5G tower from Weston Elementary School in Ripon, UK. This was in response to 8 children, all under the age of 10, developing rare forms of cancer all within a few months of the towers initial construction.  Many studies have associated low-level RFR exposure with a litany of health effects, including: DNA single and double-strand breaks (which leads to cancer) oxidative damage (which leads to tissue deterioration and premature ageing) disruption of cell metabolism increased blood-brain barrier permeability melatonin reduction (leading to insomnia and increasing cancer risks) disruption of brain glucose metabolism generation of stress proteins (leading to myriad diseases) We need to take this issue with all seriousness and demand that the rollout of 5G towers be halted until there is sufficient research done into its harmful effects on humans. The future of our health and of our children's health should not be put into the hands of a few telecommunication companies so that they can make a quick profit.

Bradley Gooding
57 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to City Of South Lake Tahoe, Mayor Brooke Laine, Verizon, California Governor, South Lake Tahoe

NO CELL TOWERS NEXT TO OUR HOMES AND SCHOOLS!

Smart, educated and proactive cities are pushing back against the FCC deployment of cellular infrastructure that threaten residential neighborhoods. Many cities have implemented strict telecommunication guidelines with a minimum 1500 foot distance from schools and homes. These restrictions aim to protect us all, and can still provide the level of coverage and new technology necessary without ruining our beautiful city, rich ecosystem or health.AestheticThese highly visible, highly contentious, highly disruptive commercial equipment destroys the character of our neighborhoods and schools and are negatively impacting our natural environment.Environmental ImpactCollapse of insect populations, the base of food for birds and bats.Rise in bacterial resistance and bacterial shifts.Damage to plants and trees.Health Concerns The long term effects are unknown, and the only measure the FCC requires to test on RF are at the ground level and through heat. “More than 230 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on EMF and biology or health have signed an appeal to the World Health Organization calling for precautionary health warnings and stronger regulation of wireless radiation.” Condemned PropertyResearch indicates that over 90% of home buyers and renters are less interested in properties near cell towers and would pay less for a property in close vicinity. Documentation of a 20% drop in property value is published in multiple surveys.

Tahoe Stewards LLC
725 supporters