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" . . . Links have already been made between cellphone use and brain tumors, parotid gland tumors and esophageal cancer. Other cancers have not been studied.
"The Influence of Being Physically Near to a Cell Phone Transmission Mast on the Incidence of Cancer," an article in a German journal by Horst Eger and others reports that "after five years' operation of the transmitting installation, the relative risk of getting cancer had trebled for the residents of the area [within 400 meters of the cell phone transmission mast]." The RF radiation levels within the 400 meters of the cell phone tower were 100 times higher than the levels outside that proximity. The risk of breast cancer within this area was so significantly elevated, also occurring on average nearly 20 years earlier, that the authors propose "A possible question for future research is whether breast cancer can be used as a 'marker cancer' for areas where there is high contamination from electromagnetic radiation."
Kleiber, of Waterloo, Wis., has personal experience with radiofrequency sickness and is author and webmaster of electricalpollution.com.
No Cell Towers in Cadboro Bay - B.C. Canada
One-woman led campaign results in Campbell River city council turning down Telus deal.
"Campbell River city council voted unanimously Tuesday night not to allow a Telus tower to be constructed in Willow Point Park.
"Councillor Larry Samson made the motion to axe the plan that would have garnered the city about $15,000 in payments per year. Samson said the city could not approve the deal without clear policy on commercialization in city parks.
"He also said people who have cell phones do that by choice, but putting a tower in the park and near residential neighbourhoods would be subjecting people to a "no choice" situation on radio frequency waves. .. .
"We have heard from the Telus delegation that they have tried other sites and they got turned down and there's a reason they got turned down at other sites. So they come to our site trying to get in. The science world is divided on this issue, there are concerns expressed about the RF waves that are given off by these cell tower sites. With cell phones we do have a personal choice whether we decide to carry them or not. But with a cell tower site within our parks, there is no choice."
"What followed after Samson's motion were statements by councillor after councillor that they heard the people of the area loud and clear and that they could no[t] support the Telus deal . . .
"You know what I have in my pocket? A radiation meter. And when I drive by the cell tower on Dogwood it changes from very little downtown even near the fire hall to going up high, high, high as I'm passing that tower. So I just feel nobody has the right to expose the community, the people to something they have not agreed to."
One Toronto woman shares her account of living with an extreme sensitivity to everyday technology
"Veronica Ciandre never imagined how drastically technology would change her life.
"For more than a decade, the film and television hairstylist had lived comfortably with her teenage daughter on the top floor of 2 Regal Rd., an apartment building near Dufferin and St. Clair. Then, in the fall of 2009, the landlord installed a dozen antennas on the roof as a way to get residents better cellular service.
"At first, Ciandre didn't think anything of it. . . .
Blake Levitt and Henry Lai 2010 (first posted December, 2011)
"The siting of cellular phone base stations and other cellular infrastructure such as roof-mounted antenna arrays, especially in residential neighborhoods, is a contentious subject in land-use regulation. Local resistance from nearby residents and landowners is often based on fears of adverse health effects despite reassurances from telecommunications service providers that international exposure standards will be followed. Both anecdotal reports and some epidemiology studies have found headaches, skin rashes, sleep disturbances, depression, decreased libido, increased rates of suicide, concentration problems, dizziness, memory changes, increased risk of cancer, tremors, and other neurophysiological effects in populations near base stations.
"The objective of this paper is to review the existing studies of people living or working near cellular infrastructure and other pertinent studies that could apply to long-term, low-level radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposures. While specific epidemiological research in this area is sparse and contradictory, and such exposures are difficult to quantify given the increasing background levels of RFR from myriad personal consumer products, some research does exist to warrant caution in infrastructure siting.
"Further epidemiology research that takes total ambient RFR exposures into consideration is warranted. Symptoms reported today may be classic microwave sickness, first described in 1978. Non-ionizing electromagnetic fields are among the fastest growing forms of environmental pollution. Some extrapolations can be made from research other than epidemiology regarding biological effects from exposures at levels far below current exposure guidelines."
Department of Telecommunication (DoT) in India - dna exclusive
"The department of telecommunication or DoT has finally woken up to the fact that there may be a correlation between cancer and exposure to radiation from cell phone towers.
". . . Chetan Shah says his family lives in fear after having seen so many neighbours succumb to cancer. "We are not going to wait for one of us to get cancer and have decided to take legal action," he said.
"In September 2012, the government lowered radiation emission limits for mobile phone towers to 450 milliwatts/sq m from 4,500. But even this is way above international norms."
More EMF refugees: Wendy Hoy interview with Laureen Maurisio
March 22, 2013, Port Franks becomes irradiated.
The Bell Canada cell transmission monopole has been activated in the centre of Point Franks, Ontario, Canada, with disastrous results for the health of some residents. Laureen Maurisio needed to leave her home due to RF-EMR sickness from excessive readings inside. Lacey, her little dog, can't be with Laureen at the place that she has found safe shelter away from the cell tower radiations. So what will our rare endangered species do to survive? . . .
Produced by Wendy Hoy with music by Bill Savage and Nick Young for Lakeshore Coalition and the people of Port Franks.
"Last Friday at the busy Alameda and St. Francis intersection, drivers waved and emphatically honked their horns to support the dozens of Gonzales School community members holding picket signs in front of the Burger King. Their issue was a health concern but--perhaps surprisingly--not about the food. The owners of the fast food outlet's site have made a deal with ATT to place a 4-G antenna tower there. And from there, a kid with a baseball and a good arm could break a classroom window. That's how close the proposed tower site is from the place where thousands of northwest Santa Fe kids will spend a large part of their early lives.
"There is broad scientific consensus that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) of the kind these antennas emit causes serious health problems. There are even U.S. government health regulations regarding exposure. But as we have seen regarding the health effects of tobacco, for example, or the human causes of climate disruption, powerful economic interests actively muddy the waters of science to the benefit of corporate shareholders and to the detriment of public health. In the case of EMR, scientists agree that such radiation causes problems. The only disagreement is about whether low levels are safe. As has been the case with all other forms of environmental contamination, more focused research is finding negative effects from levels several orders of magnitude below those currently regulated as safe. And in a classic example of an agency held captive by the industry it regulates, the FCC claims legal power to overrule any local government's opposition to EMR sources if the decision is based on health concerns. Look for an upcoming article on the scientific, economic, legal and political issues involved in this looming environmental crisis of the information age. The Gonzales School protest is as local as politics gets, but its implications are truly global. Long live the Gonzales School families! . . .
Global News: Global Edmonton Municipalities now must be notified every time a cell tower or antenna goes up
"More smartphones and tablet traffic on wireless networks means an increase in antennas and cellphone towers, and now municipalities will be consulted on where this digital infrastructure will go.
"Under a national protocol released today, wireless carriers will be required to notify and consult with municipalities about every antenna system, including towers, that go up as they expand their networks.
"Bernard Lord of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association says the guidelines allow municipalities to give feedback on suggested locations in residential, industrial and agricultural areas . . .
"Municipalities will also get a say on the look of the wireless antenna systems, says Lord, noting that in the past, some have been incorporated into lamp poles, for instance, to blend in with existing infrastructure.
"Lord said the protocol, which was developed by the Ottawa-based association and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, will promote consultation but does not give municipalities the ability to veto the location of a cellphone tower or a rooftop antenna. Telecommunications falls under federal jurisdiction.
"He said electromagnetic radiation from wireless antenna systems meet federal standards applied by Industry Canada and citizens' health concerns are unfounded . . .
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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