Mill Valley, California, joined a growing national effort to block 5G deployment. Citizens of the Bay Area town are concerned that new 5G towers could exacerbate health problems tied to RF radiation emitted from existing cell towers. Responding to the concerns, the City Council enacted an "urgency ordinance" forbidding the deployment of new 5G towers near residential areas. In spite of Federal efforts[/URL] to accelerate 5G deployment, Mill Valley isn't the first town to push against new wireless standards, and it probably won't be the last. "What 5G does is it adds another cloud to what we refer to as 'electromagnetic smog' into an environment that is already pretty saturated," said Fairfax resident and activist Valeri Hood. "In Fairfax, what we're doing is asking our council to step up in the way councils have in the past, and just say no to 5G."