Earlier this month, city commissioners of Hallandale Beach, FL unanimously passed the state’s first resolution urging both the state legislature and federal government to initiate a study of the health effects of small cell infrastructure. The legislation also demands the city develop installation guidelines protecting the health and welfare of residents.
The Activist Post reported the resolution came about after local home-owner Carolina Lavayen noticed new cell towers being installed in residential areas as well as city streets without public consent or notice to residents. Working with City Commissioner Michele Lazarow, Lavayen requested a list of all existing 5G cell towers and those scheduled to be installed in Hallandale Beach.
The city was not able to fulfill Lavayen’s request, reported the Post, and as a result, she claimed that radiation levels from existing cell towers in her area have never been tested for safety. She also claimed that no local regulations currently exist for tower distance from homes or the number of towers in any one area.
After her discoveries, Lavayen teamed up with other locals and formed the “Stop 5G Florida” grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public on microwave radiation hazards and inspiring local action in challenging the full deployment of 5G in the state of Florida and worldwide.
“We do not consent to new wireless technology that has not been proven to be biologically safe, and that uses millimeter-wave frequencies…5G, along with smart meters, threaten our basic human rights with technology that further removes our privacy through antennas that track our every move and make us vulnerable to biological attacks at any time,” said Lavayen.
According to Commissioner Lazarow, “The Florida Legislature has preempted local governments from the ability to regulate 5G cell towers in numbers and locations. Without basic health measures to ensure the public’s safety, the United States government is quickly rolling out 5G networks in neighborhoods and are enacting various state and federal regulations to expedite the rollout.”
Lazarow also noted that the federal and state regulations impede the ability of communities to halt and be a part of the decision-making process for the 5G infrastructure build-out. “This Resolution, which passed unanimously, urges the Florida Legislature to reconsider its preemption of the issue until more studies are conducted and results determined,” he added. Comments? Email Us.
April 17, 2019