The following Palo Alto Wireless Projects represent only 65 of the the 93 CPMRAs planned for Palo Alto — the majority of which are being proposed for residential zones.
The carousel, below, shows maps for the CPMRA nodes envisoned by Palo Alto Wireless Projects 17PLN-00169, 17PLN-00170, 17PLN-00228, 17PLN-00398, 17PLN-00416, 17PLN-00433, and 17PLN-00450.
The World Health Organization has classified radio frequency microwave electromagnetic fields from any source (pulsed, data-modulated, Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation radiation) as a Group 2B Carcinogen. Dr. Lennart Hardell, a member of the IARC committee wrote in his 3/12/18 comments on the National Toxicology Program final results:
Based on the IARC preamble to the monographs, RF microwave radiation should be classified as Group 1: The agent is carcinogenic to humans.
"This category is used when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans. Exceptionally, an agent may be placed in this category when evidence of carcinogenicity in humans is less than sufficient but there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals and strong evidence in exposed humans that the agent acts through a relevant mechanism of carcinogenicity." (http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Preamble/currentb6evalrationale0706.php)
These so-called “Small Cell” towers would be installed just 15-50 feet from homes and transmit hazardous levels of pulsed, data-modulated, radio frequency microwave-millimeter wave radiation 24/7/365 — with no chance to opt out. Recall, that people damaged by 24/7/365 exposures from the Wireless Advanced Metering Infrastructure's (AMI) so-called "Smart Meters" forced PG&E to offer an opt out program. We need such an opt out for these CPRMA installations, as well: My Street, My Choice!
The solution is both simple and easy — instead of more Wireless, install Wireline fiber optic cables to each home and business in Palo Alto, which will provide much faster, more secure, more reliable and much more energy-efficient transmission of Internet and video data. Doing so would preserve the unique character of Palo Alto and prevent the private Telecom companies from shoving these cheap, ugly, intrusive, microwave-radiation-emitting CPMRA installations into our town.
The City of Palo Alto is inexplicably allowing these ugly, instrusive and hazardous refrigerator-sized (25-35 cubic feet) equipment to be installed on City owned utility poles — without requiring Verizon to underground their ancillary equipment, despite the current City policy to underground all new utilities infrastructure in Palo Alto.
Despite the promises of additional convenience and the unbridled hype for 5G and the "Internet of Things” (IoT), the primary duty of our elected officials is neither convenience, nor promised future economic growth, but to promote and preserve the health and welfare of the Town of Palo Alto's residents, voters and taxpayers.
To voice your opposition to Cell Towers being installed 10 to 50 feet from homes and local workplaces, please come to the City of Palo Alto City Council Meetings (dates above) and speak or support others who will speak against these hazardous, visual blights that could blemish our beautiful town for the rest of our lives. To find out more about this project, please contact the City of Palo Alto Planning staff and City Council members: