Many residents of Fargo and the surrounding area are concerned about the small cell 5G wireless antennas being deployed in our community. These powerful antennas, part of the next generation of wireless technology, are being placed in close proximity to our homes, schools and other places where we engage in the activities of our daily lives, even though there is no science that assures their safety. There are over 100,000 of these cell towers in the process of being installed in Fargo alone right now. This is an undeniable risk.
The FCC’s human exposure guidelines for the radio frequency microwave radiation used for this technology are decades out of date and the agency has dismissed the results of decade-long research on RF microwave radiation and human health completed last year by the National Toxicology Program that showed “clear evidence of carcinogenicity.”
It is unquestionably disappointing that the city of Fargo has not taken proper measures to ensure the safety of such a roll out before accepting money from the FCC and communication corporations for the use of Fargo’s property for their own agenda.