Cranford Resident Voices Concern Over 5G Wireless Sites
I need to voice my concern regarding the deployment of 5G wireless in my hometown of Cranford. Currently I am aware of the presence of 19 5G wireless cell sites across Cranford. They are found directly in front of homes in residential neighborhoods.
Through a recent OPRA submission, I have learned that no actual environmental impact assessments were performed before these wireless sites were activated. So we don’t know the levels of radiation someone living in proximity to one of these nodes may absorb. Considering that the FCC safety levels for RF exposure are hundreds of times greater than levels that have demonstrated serious health concerns in myriad independent studies, we need to know the actual emission levels from these 5G cells.
Therefore, I am calling for independent onsite assessments of RF emissions from all current 5G transmitters— and any proposed in the future—in Cranford. As we are exposed to unprecedented and rapidly increasing levels of EMF radiation, I am concerned that: 1. we are denied the right to refuse an invasive technology that we may well reject based on our own personal costbenefit metrics, and 2. that studies may already be compromised by the impossibility of establishing reliable control groups, as everybody is subject to EMF radiation whether or not they choose to be.
As a father of three, I do not want my children to pay the price for our collective myopic technophilia. We do not need to bow in submission to a conception of progress dictated by the telecommunications leviathan, including its captured government regulatory agencies. As James Madison wrote in 1790: “There seems then to be a foundation in the nature of things, in the relation which one generation bears to another, for the descent of obligations from one to another. Equity requires it. Mutual good is promoted by it. All that is indispensable in adjusting the account between the dead & the living is to see that the debits against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.”
I propose we proceed with caution until this technology is proven safe. I conceive of this as a moral obligation to our posterity who shall inherit the world we create today, including any supposedly unforeseen negative consequences. Let’s start with real independent onsite environmental impact evaluations on all 5G cells in Cranford.