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It’s Now or Never on cell antennas

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August 21, 2019

Elk Grove residents – and especially parents,

This is it!  It’s now or never.  If you don’t want to be a guinea pig in the 4G / 5G uncontrolled health experiment now is the time to speak up. 

Write to the City Council, care of City Clerk Jason Lindgren ( to tell them the keep cell antennas away from our Elk Grove homes, schools and parks. And to further limit the number of cell antennas there will be. 

Are faster downloads worth your kids getting irradiated in their bedrooms 24/7 with a LOT more electromagnetic radiation?  Are they worth suffering from insomnia, tinnitus, headaches, heart palpitations, nosebleeds, DNA damage, cancer (per the National Institutes of Health / National Toxicology Program study and the Ramazzini Institute study) and “structural and functional changes of the reproductive system”? 

Elk Grove residents have until August 28 to make their voices heard, to minimize the damage that the assault of Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRAs) is going to do to our health, our aesthetics and our house values.

On August 28 at 6:00 the City Council will hold a hearing and vote on a proposed amendment to the Elk Grove Municipal Code and a so-called master licensing agreement between the City and AT&T/Cingular.  These documents together would enable the City to issue permits for 4G and 5G cell antennas on light poles on city streets.

The purpose of 5G is to sell more data.  With 5G you get your data faster – and also your health effects.

The new cell antennas, which they call “small cells”, would be closer to our homes, lower to the ground, and more powerful than current towers and antennas.  It’s 24/7 involuntary exposure on City streets and in our homes!  The 92 existing 4G towers and antennas will have to dramatically increase their output power to make the 5G system work.

Both the federal government and wireless industry know that long term exposure to non-ionizing pulsed, modulated, microwave electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is dangerous.  Thousands of studies have found significant harm from EMR from 2G, 3G and 4G cell antennas, phones and towers.  We are also exposed to EMR from smart utility meters, wifi, baby monitors, and GPS.  Neither the government nor the industry has researched the health effects of exposure to 5G EMR – nor do they plan to.

Here is the City of Elk Grove – City Council NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Here is a link to the staff report with the proposed zoning code amendment and master licensing agreement between the City and AT&T / Cingular.

Cell antennas do not have to be right in front of homes and offices to work.  According to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam they have a range of over 2,000′.

The proposed zoning code amendment would prohibit a cell antennas immediately adjacent to the front yard of a residential dwelling.  But they would be allowed next to side yards and back yards with a minor conditional use permit issued by the City’s Zoning Administrator.  What are the chances you would actually find out about the Zoning Administrator’s hearing?  Slim to none, unless it is written into the zoning code that the City has to notify you via U.S. mail.

Before you comment that “it’s harmless” or “there’s no evidence of harm” please take a look at some of the evidence.  There is a mountain of it.  This is all on 2G, 3G and 4G (generation) cell towers, cell antennas, cell phones, and other EMR sources. 

Telecom Power Grab (a list of studies by subject)

International EMF Scientist Appeal

California Medical Association Wireless Resolution, December, 2014

BioInitiative 2012

5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them–dr-martin-l.-pall–eu-emf2018-6-11us3.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics


Ramazzini Institute, August, 2018

For more information and a sample letter see

Do you want to be part of this campaign?  Contact me at
Mark at keepcellantennasawayfromourelkgrovehomes dot org.  Thank you!

Mark Graham

Keep Cell Antennas Away From Our Elk Grove Homes