Are there any health and safety concerns to be aware of?

Wireless antennas are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Small cell antennas transmit very low levels of radio waves compared to traditional macro cell antennas.  The approved radiated emission levels from small cells meet the current accepted health and safety guidelines.  The safety of radio waves has been extensively studied and government agencies and groups that set standards continuously review this research.  For more information, please refer to the FCC’s Safety FAQ.  Additional details can be found at the U.S Food and Drug Administration, the National Cancer Institute, and the World Health Organization.  

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1. What is a small cell facility?
2. What are the physical components of a small cell facility?
3. What is the benefit of small cell technology?
4. What is the range of a small cell facility?
5. What governs small cell deployment?
6. Are there any health and safety concerns to be aware of?
7. How are Radio Frequency (RF) emissions regulated?
8. Are these facilities subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or additional environmental review?
9. Can the City of Fremont prohibit the installation of small cells?
10. What is the Public Right-of-Way?
11. Who do these small cell facilities serve and which companies own and operate them?
12. What is the process that a wireless service provider must go through in order to install a small cell facility on a City of Fremont street light pole?
13. What is a Master License Agreement?
14. Will the community be notified of where small cells are being installed?
15. Can the City of Fremont prohibit the installation of small cells?
16. Can the City prohibit the deployment of small cell facilities on wooden utility poles owned by PG&E?
17. Does the City prefer wireless small cell facilities on wooden utility poles?
18. What aesthetic standards will be applied to small cells?
19. Where are existing cell towers?