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The ugly side of 5G: New cell towers spoil the scenery and crowd people’s homes

But they don’t mention that it also means installing vastly more equipment, including cell towers, in ugly and intrusive ways.


Allowing Unfettered Access to Build Cell Towers in the Name of 5G Is Bad Policy

While the entire process has completely ignored the will and needs of Montgomery County residents, it is also antithetical to the county’s declared climate emergency and goal of zero carbon emissions by 2035.

Prepare for the Cell Tower Invasion into our Neighborhoods

Can you imagine waking up to a cell tower outside of your bedroom window?

The Montgomery County Council is about to subsidize wireless companies instead of protecting public health

The judges found the FCC “ignored” science on long-term exposures (such as what as we would get from cell towers in front of our homes), the distinct vulnerability of children and the harm to wildlife.

Lisa Cline, Opinion: Cell tower debate was illuminating window into local legislation, leadership, Bethesda Beat, July 31, 2021

Nicole Williams, MoCo Coalition's Response to Unfactual Claims About 5G Cell Tower ZTA 19-07, Montgomery Sentinel, 2021

Marion Edey
Social Justice, Climate, Trees, Birds and Bees: Reasons Why Montgomery County Should Not Vote To Open The Floodgates To Cell Towers in Our Neighborhoods!. Montgomery Sentinel July 26, 2021

Anna Pritchard and Robert Janku, Why is the Montgomery County Council Ignoring Climate Impacts and Our Community Voices and Ramming Cell Towers to our Bedroom Windows? Montgomery Sentinel, July 26, 2021

Rick Meyer, Opinion: County needs smart limits on rights of way as wireless industry hopes for bonanza, Bethesda Magazine

Dr. Jerome Paulson, former American Academy of Pediatrics Environmental Health Council Chair Opinion: Children Deserve Safety Assurances When It Comes to Cellphone Radiation, Maryland Matters, July 24, 2021

Environmental Working Group, Study: Wireless radiation exposure for children should be hundreds of times lower than currentOpinion: Children Deserve Safety Assurances When It Comes to Cellphone Radiation – Maryland Matters federal limits, July 22, 2021

Professor Paul Ben Ishai, Should companies be allowed to site small cells 30 feet from residential homes without prior consent?, Montgomery Sentinel, July 24, 2021

Theodora Scarato Montgomery County needs affordable broadband, not 5G cell towers, to bridge the digital divide, Montgomery Sentinel, July 10, 2021

More coverage

WJLA Are mini-cell phone towers a health risk in your neighborhood?

DMV News: Debate continues over 5G wireless towers placed in residential areas

WJLA: Montgomery Co. considers 5G, but health concerns have residents protesting

Montgomery Community Media Elrich Urges Council to Take Pause on Cell Tower Regulations

CBS National News: 5G service is coming – and so are health concerns over the towers that support it,

Bethesda Beat: Revised 5G Antenna Bill Reignites Debate in Montgomery County

ABC 7 WJLA Dozens debate over mini cell towers in Montgomery County

Bethesda Magazine: Residents Speak Out Against Small Cell Antenna Towers at County Council Hearing

Washington Post: Montgomery County considers allowing cellular equipment closer to homes

MYMC Media:Dozens Raise health concerns with small cells at hearing

The Center for Public Integrity Investigations on 5G featuring Montgomery County