Cell Phone Tower Information
Warning: High Frequency
BY CHRISTOPHER KETCHAM
Consider this story: It’s January 1990, during the pioneer build-out of mobile phone service. A cell tower goes up 800 feet from the house of Alison Rall, in Mansfield, Ohio, where she and her husband run a 160-acre dairy farm. The first thing the Rall family notices is that the ducks on their land lay eggs that don’t hatch. That spring there are no ducklings. By the fall of 1990… Read entire article
SPECIAL TOWN HALL MEETING
On July 15, 2012, a Special Town Hall Meeting was held at Mt Baldy School to answer community members’ questions about the proposed cell tower installation in Mt. Baldy. Presenting were Verizon contractors and Martin Blank, PhD. Dr. Blank spent 52 years teaching at Columbia University, New York, in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics. Read Transcript Here
Cell Towers-Radio Frequency Radiation
DR. ANTHONY MILLER
Dr. Anthony Miller, who served on the World Health Organization’s working group classifying radio frequency radiation (RFR), says that, given the research in the past two years, if asked today to classify RFR, it should be classified as a Group 2A, probable carcinogen (this puts RFR next to the sufficient category classification of asbestos). In 2011 the WHO classified RFR as a Group 2B, possible carcinogen (same category as DDT and tobacco). Given the research, it seems incumbent upon all communities to exercise caution by insuring that towers are placed at a distance from people and wildlife. See video:
For more information about radio frequency radiation see the following:
- BIOINITIATIVE REPORT. This 2012 report documents scientific evidence on electromagnetic fields and provides reason for a biologically-based safety standard for cellular technology (current safety standards are thermal-based, not biologically-based). For an overview of this report, see the 2014 Supplement SUMMARY FOR THE PUBLIC.
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety. This is a blog authored by Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz, a scientist working at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.
- emwatch.com. Visitors to this website will learn how to minimize the harmful health effects of electromagnetic radiation.
- emrpolicy.org. Focuses its efforts on addressing U.S. federal policy for environmental exposures to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
- mast-victims.org. This is a website dedicated to a international community of people suffering adverse health effects from microwave transmitting telecommunications masts & cell-towers in the vicinity of their homes.
- electricsense.com. Addresses electric sensitivity. Site offers remediation and correct methods for improving health.
- electromagnetichealth.org. Represents citizens concerned about harmful electromagnetic health impacts and supportive of the government setting biologically-based exposure standards for EMFs.
- meansforchange.org. Addresses concerns regarding EMF exposure and children and supports these concerns with numerous scientific studies.
- emfacts.com. Founded in 1994 by Don Maisch, this site offers a wide range of information related to human exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
- cellphonetaskforce.org. Since 1996, the Task Force has provided a global clearinghouse for information about wireless technology’s injurious effects, and a national support network for people injured or disabled by electromagnetic fields.