The Davis Anti-Microwave Network (DAMN) is a group that supports fast, reliable, and energy-efficient broadband internet via Fiber-Optics to the Home (FTTH). The group aims to reduce the unnecessarily high levels of wireless microwave radiation in our neighborhoods by eliminating Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRAs) in residential areas. FTTH is the best way to reduce microwave pollution where we live, eat, sleep and heal, so we can preserve the "quiet enjoyment of Davis' streets" — which an aesthetic consideration that our City has the freedom and the duty to regulate.
DAMN stands for maintaining and ensuring an electromagnetically-safe environment for all living creatures. As a small town, we are currently saturated with too many cell towers and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), also known as Close Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRA). Residents have proven there is no significant gap in cellular coverage for various Wireless Carriers. Therefore, Davis has no need for untested technologies, such as 5G, to add to the unabated electrosmog proliferating in our town. 5G promises nothing but the unleashing of a much larger swath of the microwave spectrum (600 MHz to 90,000 MHz) for wireless data transmissions. It doesn’t take much pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) exposure to damage biology as proven and found in the tens of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies conducted since the 1940's. The mandmade RF-EMR levels to which we are being exposed are more than quintillion times higher than naturally-occurring levels of EMF/EMR.
It is, therefore, not surprising that cancers and all kinds of chronic illnesses are on the rise, as well as behavioral problems, autism, dementia, Alzheimers, depression, suicide and violence. RF-EMR exposures affect EVERYTHING, from micro-molecular, to DNA, to sub-cellular, to cellular, to tissue, to organs and to whole body systems. Davis residents say NO to 5G because we have safe alternatives: fiber optics, coaxial and Ethernet wires to homes that are millions of times more energy-efficient, more secure, more reliable — and not hazardous, compared to Wireless transmission of any "G". DAMN is about preserving the quiet enjoyment of our streets, parks, homes and neighborhoods. DAMN is also about preserving the health and vitality of all plant life, microbes, soils and pollinators, including the bees, bats and birds.
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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 Davis, 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 Davis and prevent the private Telecom companies from shoving these these cheap, ugly, intrusive, microwave-radiation-emitting CPMRA installations into our town.
Despite the promises of additional convenience and the unbridled hype for Densified 4G and 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 Nevada City'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 Planning Commission and City Council Meeting for Davis and speak or support others who will speak against these hazardous, visual blights that could blemish our beautiful city for the rest of our lives.