Residents in the suburban Los Angeles community of Lakewood say they are “horrified” by the thought of 5G network tower installations. At a community meeting, residents spoke out about 5G health concerns, saying that 5G is not proven safe.
“I’m horrified, to be honest with you,” Lakewood resident Christina Rich said via CBSLA. “I don’t want a cell tower anywhere near our house. They don’t belong in the neighborhoods. They haven’t been proven to be safe.”
Christina was far from alone in her concern over the controversial 5G network.
Dafna Tachover, a wireless technology radiation health expert, says she’s not concerned over the proximity of towers to kids. She presented studies to concerned parents. The core issue with 5G is that while it does provide a faster Internet solution, there must be more towers in order for the network to work across a community.
Monica Draghichi, another concerned parent, said she’s worried that about the density of the towers around schools.
“I’m concerned about the distance to my kids, to the schools in our community and the overall effects and lack of regulation around it,” she said.
Lakewood isn’t the first California community to be up in arms over 5G technology. In fact, parents at a Ripon, California elementary school forced Sprint to remove a single 5G tower they claimed was causing an uptick in childhood cancer. Sprint’s concession to remove the tower served as one of the larger victories over 5G in the United States. In Rhode Island, telecommunication companies are installing 5G towers without public consent.
Yahoo! News wrote a scathing piece calling out those in opposition of 5G “Anti-5G activists.”'
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