Concerned parents look for answers on impact of 5G cell tower at Wyandotte elementary school

WYANDOTTE, Mich. – Concerned parents in Wyandotte are teaming up with communities nationwide to learn more about the effects of cell towers. It comes amid a battle to remove a T-Mobile 5G tower from nearby Washington Elementary School in Wyandotte.

Parents listened in on a webinar Thursday, March 30,hosted by a community group in Massachusetts facing a similar situation. Panelists discussed potential dangers cell towers could have on a community’s health.

Read: Cellphone tower radiation: Can it cause cancer, other adverse health effects?

Lawmakers, including state Representative Jim DeSana and U.S. Michigan Rep. Shri Thanedar, spoke during the webinar expressing concern about the current situation at Washington Elementary.

DeSana said he’s moving forward with legislation to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future.

“I empathize with all of the parents faced with this decision of having a cell tower right above their children’s heads,” said DeSana.

Thanedar said while he’s a proponent of technology and innovation, more research must be conducted about the potentially harmful effects those towers could have on children.

About the Authors:

Jacqueline Francis is an award-winning journalist who joined the WDIV team in September 2022. Prior to Local 4, she reported for the NBC affiliate in West Michigan. When she’s not on the job, Jacqueline enjoys taking advantage of all the wonders Michigan has to offer, from ski trips up north to beach days with her dog, Ace.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.