On Jun. 25, the Town of Warwick Zoning Board of Appeals held a Public Hearing to discuss the logistics of putting a 5G Cell Phone Tower in a residential area of Warwick Township. The hearing titled, “View Wireless Infrastructure Fund LLP and Orange County Poughkeepsie Limited Partnership – DBA Verizon Wireless” addressed logistical issues such as a tower height from 120 feet to 164 feet and a required set back distance of 164 feet to 138 feet, for a 5G Cell Phone Tower to be located at 39 Transport Ln., located in Pine Island, NY. The meeting, however, did not address the health and financial costs associated with placing this tower in close proximity to hundreds of homes, farms and businesses.
Though residents will not derive significant benefits from this project they will be forced to bear a tremendous cost in terms of potential health risks and a certain decline in property values.
To start, you should know that 5G Cell towers use microwave technology. The proposed 5G tower will emit the same type of radiation and, in some cases, the same level of radiation as the microwave in your home. Imagine placing your microwave on low, opening the door and letting it run all day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year after year. Nobody would do that, as we have been warned of the adverse health effects of microwave technology. 5G uses this same technology but risks are rarely publicized, since this technology has been a financial cash-cow for many Fortune 500 companies.
Many experts, however, are speaking out. For example, studies conducted by the World Health Organization have associated 5G Cell Tower microwave radiation exposure with a litany of health problems. They have found that symptoms include fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, high pitched ringing in the ears, dizziness, disturbed sleep at night, sleepiness in daytime, moodiness, irritability, unsociability, feelings of fear, anxiety, nervous tension, mental depression, memory impairment, pain in muscles, pain in the region of the heart, and breathing difficulties, to name a few.
Most importantly, there is evidence that existing and new frequencies of microwave radiation, emitted by 5G cell towers, are associated with cancer, heart disease, neurological dysfunction, immune system suppression, and cataracts of the eyes.
The next time you are at your phone or computer, do a simple search on 5G Cell Towers and Health risks. What you find might shock you!
The general public is becoming more knowledgeable about the harmful effects of 5G radiation and voting with their dollars. For example, information published by the National Association of Realtors states that having a cell phone tower in a community directly impacts home prices (visit http://www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-cell-phone-towers another info sight ehtrust.org). It is not unusual for home prices to drop in value 20 percent to 30 percent directly after 5G cell phone towers are installed.
There is good news because it’s not too late to act! Go to Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/groups/546094905472779 and let your opinion be known. Planning Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month. Please call your representatives to voice your objections to cell towers in our community. There surely have to be better suited locations in non residential areas where property values are not diminished, not to mention the health risks from high radiation emitted from cell towers.
Today it is my back yard; tomorrow it could be your back yard. Let your local representatives know that you are aware of both the health and financial impact to you and your property and you will do everything you can to stop this. The Town of Warwick phone number is 986-1124. Our zoning laws are based on outdated technology.