By B.N. Frank
Last week Activist Post published an article about Sprint finally agreeing to remove the cell tower from California school with 8 cancer diagnoses in 3 years. Not surprisingly, students have been reportedly suffering from more than cancer since that tower was installed. From a 2017 petition to remove the tower:
Eight years later we are now seeing the probable effects of the installation of this tower . Two 5th grade students were diagnosed with cancer during the 2016-2017 school year. They have both attended Weston Elementary since Kindergarten. We have also seen two staff members diagnosed with cancer, as well as many students who have had several types of health issues for no apparent reason including digestive issues, headaches, and tiredness to name a few.
Federal “safety” standards for exposure to cell towers and other wireless devices and infrastructure are outdated and inadequate. In fact, no “safe” level of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure has even been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry. Instead they do the exact opposite. FCC exposure limits are merely guidelines that they adopted from the Telecom Industry. Safety standards have not yet been set.
In the FCC’s own words, “there is no federally developed national standard for safe levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy”
It gets worse.
Their “safe” limits are based ONLY on short-term thermal considerations – meaning the level of RF radiation exposure over 30 minutes that would cause human tissue to heat up. So as long as there isn’t enough radiation coming from a cell tower (or anything else) to cause that, it is deemed “safe.”
Not only that, The FCC limit is 1000uW/cm2 for 30 minutes for Wi-Fi and most cell phone frequencies are NOT based on any scientific studies which have determined the level of RF radiation exposure that is safe for long-term exposure.
Cancer clusters near cell towers have been reported at locations all over the world. People everywhere (including some elected officials) are trying to keep them away from school property (See 1, 2) obviously for good reason.
Since 2004, even The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has opposed the use of their stations for cell towers and antennas because of health risks.
With everything we already know, installing a cell tower near anywhere people (or animals) spend long periods of time is deliberately setting them up for illness – even if it’s not immediate. Don’t Americans deserve better from the people we pay to protect us?
For more information, visit the following websites:
- Wireless Information Network
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- Wireless Right to Know
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