Petition To Relocate 5G Cell Tower(s) in our Neighborhood
You may have heard about the rollout of the next generation in wireless technology, known as the “5G rollout." This will bring to our community several issues important to every family: safety, security, privacy, property values and health, and we are reaching out to you as the installation begins so you can make your feelings known to our local officials.
Perhaps most troubling, many government leaders, scientists and medical researchers are raising questions about the long-term health impacts of exposure to the radiation from these antennas. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) safety exposure guidelines for radiation from these antennas have not been updated in more than 20 years, and recent peer-reviewed, independent studies have confirmed what previous studies have shown: chronic low-level exposure to wireless radiation can cause serious health problems including cancer.
National awareness of these issues may also trigger declines in property value for homeowners whose property is located in close proximity to these new antennas. While we all want to be connected, no one wants to live in a home with a potential health threat in the front yard.
In addition to proven harms caused by long term and constant 5G wireless exposure, especially to small children, these towers cause the functional obsolescence of middle-class homeowner's properties, such as ours, which are a major cause for concern in a City already plagued by lack of affordable housing. Houses with cell towers in close proximity sell for as much as 25% LESS than houses without.
Many cities have imposed moratoriums on additional 5G cell sites, regardless of the FCC mandates.
Last week, Verizon Wireless installed a 5G Tower on the parkway next to our house in Larchmont Village. The antennas loom over our roof and are visible from every angle.
Larchmont Village is a very unique neighborhood in LA, inhabited by health-conscious joggers, dog walkers and families. Every house on our street has at least one small child. Van Ness Elementary is 500 feet away from our house.
We are not asking to prevent the rollout of this technology... we just don't want these towers right next to our homes and schools. Without pressure from the City, and our elected officials, the citizens of Los Angeles are powerless.
If you agree that these 5G cell towers do not belong outside our bedroom windows, please sign the attached petition.
We will reach out to you with updates on this issue.
Wife, mother, and concerned homeowner in Larchmont Village