California Legislature is "fast-tracking" a wireless industry telecommunications bill (AB 2788)
Wireless telecommunications facilities (Assembly Bill No. 2788)
"California Assembly Bill 2788 (AB 2788) was introduced June 14, 2016 by Assembly Member Mike Gatto (Burbank, Glendale). The bill would remove local control of all small cells in any right of way in California. AB 2788 appears to have been written by attorneys for the wireless industry.
AB 2788 would deny local governments locational or aesthetic control over small cells anywhere in the public-right-of-way (PROW). It would give cities or counties 60 days to issue a permit for whatever was requested by a wireless applicant. If the city failed to issue the permit , the law would not deem the project approved, it would deem the project permitted."
There is no no evidence that "small cells" are safer than conventional cell towers, nor is there any evidence that 3G, 4G, or 5G radiation is any safer than 2G cell phone radiation. The recent NTP study found that exposure to 2G radiation caused two types of cancer in male rats. For more information about cell tower health effects see http://www.saferemr.com/2015/
According to the bill, what is a small cell?
For more information about AB 2788:
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
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