Maryland Residents Halt Small Cell 5G Pre-emption Bill and Continue to Fight 5G at Local Level


Maryland Residents Halt Small Cell 5G Pre-emption Bill and Continue to Fight 5G Cell Tower Zoning at Local Level

Maryland has received major news coverage as citizens move to raise health risks related to cell towers, wireless and cell phones to their elected officials at every level of government. Citizens have halted a state pre-emption bill that threatened to remove local rights to decide on wireless installations in neighborhoods. In addition, at the local level, in Montgomery County- a large organization of citizens is working to protect neighborhoods. See these news reports. 

In Maryland citizens organized to halt a proposed 5G streamlining bill that would  have pre-empted local control and allowed 5G cell towers in front yards, near homes and parks and schools. Citizens started the Maryland Coalition to Halt Cell Towers at Schools which was featured in a Washington DC Metro WJLA Investigative News Report on April 6, 2018.

In Maryland’s district of Montgomery County, residents are advocating to their council for zoning that protects neighborhoods. WTOP News recently featured a hearing in Montgomery County where citizen after citizen testified to halt wireless antennas near their homes.

Environmental Health Trust was featured in the WTOP news article.

“We are very concerned about the placement of wireless antennas in places where people play, sleep and work,” said Theodora Scarato, executive director of Environmental Health Trust. “There are hundreds of scientists who have concluded that this is a risk.”

WTOP News Story “Montgomery Co. residents: 5G wireless cell antennas pose health risks”

The WJLA investigation interviewed Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi, Director of Research at the Ramazzini Institute about the Ramazzini study that found the same rare cancers in exposed rats as the US government study but at much lower radiofrequency radiation levels. The WJLA I-Team investigation also found out that the Maryland Senator who proposed the streamlining bill accepted campaign donations from Verizon Good Government Club, Comcast and eBay (campaign donations to Maryland lawmakers)


Michigan Senator Testifies on Health Risks of 5G Small Cells and the Internet of Things.

Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton of  Michigan USA testifies on 5G Small Cells and the Internet of things.

He is urging lawmakers to vote no on 5G small cell streamlining bills.

In this testimony the Senator shared information from the Bioinitiative Report, microwave sickness,  the health risks of 5G, the concerns about millimeter waves, concerns about Wi-Fi in schools, the problems with FCC limits and much more.

Watch testimony from Michigan citizens here.

Read letters written in opposition to 5G here


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