East County News Service
May 13, 2019 (San Diego) – As 5G small-cell antennas to improve wireless communications roll out in neighborhoods, the Center for Electrosmog Prevention in La Mesa is raising concerns about potential health and safety impacts of the microwave-emitting devices. The nonprofit group is organizing a “Stop 5G California” rally on Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Waterfront Park on Harbor Drive (on the harbor side of the County Administration building at 1600 Pacific Highway).
The group is calling on wireless companies to stop its deployment of the 5G wireless antennas in residential and business areas, also calling on local governments to learn more about potential dangers and halt deployment of the devices. They also call on the federal government to eliminate mandates that force local entities to ignore health, safety and environmental impacts. The group also wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue stricter guidelines for microwave radiation exposure.
A flyer from the organization states that “the plan for 5G is not considered safe, according to hundreds of non-industry scientists, and has in fact had zero safety testing, a fact admitted by industry leaders during a Senate hearing in Feb. 2019.”
The industry contends that the devices are safe, despite the lack of safety testing. The Center for Electrosmogcontends that allowing microwave radiation so close to homes could potentially result in neurological problems, reproductive harm, headaches, cancer, cognitive deficits and more.