Wireless communications is everywhere, but unless you live or work beside an antenna, you might not know about the health effects that it has caused over the last 20 years. Antennas near Homes and on roof tops of Apartments, Fire Stations, Hospitals have provided the evidence of people effected by long term exposure to microwave radiation. Animals have also been effected by Farms with Antennas or close to antennas.
Homes & Cell Towers
A woman provides testimony as to the illness she experienced after living for two months underneath an array of cell phone antennas that were placed directly above her bedroom and balcony. Some of her symptoms include dizziness, nausea, headaches, skin pain, rashes, brain fog, buzzing in her ears. For more information visit www.magdahavas.com.
Triangle Mountain, Collwood, Victoria BC
MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE LIVING IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA ARE SUFFERING FROM CANCER
Triangle Mountain, Collwood, Victoria BC
Cellular antennas on Apartment buildings in Vancouver BC. Not only are they close to residents, but also other residents. Vancouver City Hall permitted the cellular company to keep the previously unauthorized antennas, even though there were more then enough already.
Vernon BC residents do not want the new cell tower proposed by Telus
Schools & Cell Towers
Sulivan School cancels Contract – March 2003
Students, Teachers and Parents at Sullivan Hieghts school in Surrey BC demand a forum and then a meeting with City Hall – to remove an already signed contract for cell towers ontop of this highschool. Feb 26 2003, The contract was cancelled with the cellular provider.
FraserView School Antennas Removed – Feb 1999
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Fifth Estate Program, from the February 9, 1999 segment entitled “Cone of Silence.”
…The cellular company approached the school board and what they made an arrangement to do was to put transmitters and receivers on top of this 85-year-old school in exchange for annual rent.
MALAREK: How much money are we talking here?
BOWLING: Well, I’m not sure exactly – they keep that confidential – but I believe it’s around $9,000 or $10,000 a year.
MALAREK: Milt wanted to know if the darn things were safe or not, and to his surprise, he couldn’t get a straight answer from anyone.
BOWLING: My concern I guess is worst-case. If the best scientists in the world can’t agree that it’s safe, who is anybody else to say that it is?
MALAREK: So Milt mobilized the neighborhood and eventually got the school board on side. There would be no antenna on this school.
Maple Ridge BC – Cancer Cluster
10 Teachers at Canadian School surrounded by 3 Towers
9 teachers and 2 students that have been diagnosed with cancer while working or attending Riverside.. The most recent death due to cancer was last week; one of the teachers there developed brain cancer. She appeared to be fine in November (2007), but now the school and the teachers family is mourning the loss..
Cancer cluster hits school
MAPLE RIDGE – The B.C. Cancer Agency will study a cluster of cancer diagnoses — 10 teachers over several years — at Riverside elementary in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district.
BY THE VANCOUVER SUN JANUARY 8, 2008
MAPLE RIDGE – The B.C. Cancer Agency will study a cluster of cancer diagnoses — 10 teachers over several years — at Riverside elementary in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district.
“We think that’s a fairly high number compared to the general population,” said district teachers’ union president Drusilla Wilson.
The school board’s occupational health and safety officer, Judy Dueck, said a “whole bunch of variables” need to be looked at to determine whether this is a cancer cluster or just a coincidence.
“We’re prepared to carry through because the anxiety levels are high,” Dueck said.
The study will be led by the B.C. Cancer Agency, and Dueck is starting to collect data for it, starting with a staff survey at Riverside.
The latest cancer victim from Riverside died on Jan. 2 of brain cancer. However, all her colleagues who have been diagnosed have recovered. The cancer types have ranged from breast cancer, throat and larynx cancer, to leukemia, according to Wilson.
Four Pupils from a school surrounded by
15 mobile phone masts have been struck down by Brain Cancer.
Sixteen Teachers had Cancer from 1988 – 2005
PSUSD Discusses Cell Phone Tower Cancer Risks
By Philippe Djegal, News Channel 3 Reporter
POSTED: 10:57 pm PST January 25, 2011
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Parents and teachers with the Palm Springs Unified School District were up in arms Tuesday over cell phone towers near their schools. http://www.kesq.com/news/26618090/detail.html
14 die of cancer in seven years living next to phone mast
with highest radiation levels in UK
3 Kindergarten Children die of Cancer,
Bayville School, Chicago
European Teachers want ban on Cell Phone Towers
Canada offside with world on Cell Tower issue
BY SARAH SCHMIDT, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE APRIL 2, 2009
The European parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to push for tougher regulations to keep mobile phone towers and other electromagnetic emitting devices away from schools and to limit cellphone use for children and teenagers because of the “continuing uncertainties about the possible health risks.”
Key parts of the newly endorsed report, backed by 559 of 581 parliamentarians, puts Canada offside with a growing number of international bodies raising concerns about a possible link between wireless technologies and devices and certain types of cancers, including brain cancer. Health Canada maintains the government’s limits of human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and radio frequency radiation, set in 1999, adequately protect Canadians, including children, so no warning is necessary.
Noting the use of cellphones has become common place for children as young as 10 as “an object serving a practical purpose and as a fashion accessory,” the newly adopted report by the European Parliament raises special concern over young people “whose brains are still developing.”
The international body representing 492 million people from 27 countries also voted to “draw attention” to the recent “appeal for caution” from Canadian epidemiologist Elisabeth Cardis, co-ordinator of the Interphone study, the largest research project organized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer studying 6,400 cellphone users with cancer.
The European parliament’s report notes that Cardis, “in light of existing knowledge, recommends, as far as children are concerned, that mobile phones should not be used beyond reasonable limits.”
In the short term, the parliament is calling on the commission to review “the scientific basis and adequacy of the EMF limits” because “the dispute within the scientific community regarding the potential health risks arising from EMFs has intensified” since the limits were set in 1999. The report also notes that in the absence of “definite conclusions” from the scientific community, China, Russia and at least nine members states of the European Union have already lowered allowable exposure limits based on a “preventive” model. In a statement issued Thursday in the wake of the vote, Health Canada said it is constantly reviewing the scientific literature to make sure Canada’s Safety Code 6, which establishes exposure limits. The limits, last revised in 1999, remain “current and valid,” the department said. “Based on information to date and the weight of evidence from ongoing scientific literature reviewed by Health Canada scientists, the department is confident that the exposure limits specified in Safety Code 6 remain current and valid.”
Health Canada didn’t comment specifically on the “appeal for caution” put forward by Cardis, but the federal agency said its safety code’s “built in margin of safety” means the limits for public exposure apply to everyone, including children. “The limits set out in Safety Code 6 also protect frequent users of cellphones as they assume non-stop usage — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — which is not typical of Canadian cellphone use. As well, tests were performed at peak power levels. Cellphones typically operate at much lower levels.”
However, Health Canada said “parents concerned about their children’s RF exposure may wish to take extra precautions by limiting the use of cellular phones by their children.”
That’s not good enough for Sharon Noble. She and her husband received assurances from municipal and federal officials a few years ago that Safety Code 6 would protect them adequately before they purchased land and built on Triangle Mountain in Colwood, nearly Victoria.
Their home is located within 100 metres of two towers with a total of 140,000 watts and within one kilometre of 45 transmitters, said Noble. She attributes a high concentration of health problems among neighbours to the transmitters.
“It should say to Health Canada ‘open up your eyes,’” Noble said of Health Canada’s position in the face of international pressure.
“The United States and Canada are just about the worst in the world. With all the other countries reacting the way they are in trying to come up more with protective devices and guidelines, Health Canada will not talk about it. They say there’s no credible evidence.”
Britain, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Israel, Russia and India advise that children should limit their use of cellphones. France is moving to make it illegal to market cellphones to children under 12, while Russia recommends children under 18 not use cellphones at all.
Mission BC takes Antenna concerns to City Hall
Cell tower radiation harmful to humans: study
Multiple radio signals enough to cause physical and psychological problems
Friday, November 5, 2010 4:30 PM ET
A newly published report draws some disturbing conclusions about radiation people are absorbing from cellphone towers and its effects on human health.
Cellphone towers have become part of the landscape, but a new report says the radiation coming from them poses a threat to human health. (Dick Whipple/Associated Press)”The bottom line is that these very chronic low-level intensities are not biologically inert,” study author Blake Levitt told CBC News.
Levitt, a medical and science journalist, has been studying radio frequency exposures since the 1970s, and has written two books on the subject. Her latest article appeared online Friday in Envrionmental Reviews, a Canadian journal that publishes peer-reviewed papers summarizing previous scientific studies on environmental topics.Levitt says the exponential growth of wireless use and the accompanying low-level signals are a concern. The paper notes there are now 5.5 billion cellphones in use worldwide. In addition to the cell signals, there are also Wi-Fi networks and Wi-Max, which began rolling out in the U.S. last year and uses lower frequencies with higher power densities.
Similar to cold war embassy bombardment
The results, according to Levitt, are conditions similar to the intentional irradiation of employees at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow starting in 1953 during the Cold War. ”We’re getting a mirror effect now, because the exposures close to cell towers now are almost identical in frequency, in signalling characteristics and in long-term low-level chronic exposure duration as that early microwave sickness paper from the irradiation of the Moscow embassy.”
In 1978, researchers at Johns Hopkins University published a study on the long-term effects of that radiation exposure and found it led to several serious health problems. Among them: eczema, psoriasis, allergic and inflammatory reactions, neurological and reproductive problems, tumours and mood disorders such as depression, irritability and lack of concentration.
Levitt says these symptoms have been reflected in other studies on long-term exposure and have been seen in real-world practice. ”It is being increasingly reported when anyone looks at the symptoms that are being reported in populations that live near cell towers or low-level infrastructure.”
The medical and scientific community is very much at odds over the impact of cellphone radiation. Health Canada maintains there is no problem.
“Health Canada has reviewed this article and has noted that no new data is presented,” the department said in a statement to CBC News. “As well, the conclusions made by the authors are not based on a full examination of the scientific evidence.”
Many of the studies cited in the article claim biological or harmful health effects may occur at radiofrequency levels below Health Canada’s exposure limits. ”As long as exposures respect the limits set in Health Canada’s guidelines, the department has no scientific reason to consider exposure to low-level radiofrequency fields, such as those from cell towers, dangerous to the public,” the statement added.
Environmental Reviews is published by Canadian Science Publishing. Before it became private in September, the online publication was overseen by the National Research Council.
Remove the Sion society mobile tower: Bombay High Court
Remove Sion society mobile tower: Bombay High Court
Published: Thursday, Sep 8, 2011, 4:28 IST
By Mustafa Plumber | Place: Mumbai
The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA) to remove within two weeks the cell phone towers installed atop the terrace and the transformers on the ground floor of a Sion housing society by a private mobile service provider.
Division bench of Justice PB Majmudar and justice RM Sawant took on record the affidavit of the executive engineer of Mhada, Dilip Garje, where he has stated that “within two weeks from Wednesday the society or the mobile company will be liable to remove the towers or else MHADA would remove them and recover the expenses from the society.”
Advocate GW Mattos, appearing for MHADA, said: “The cell towers were erected by the company without proper permissions from the authority. The BMC also had not granted them NOC to erect the towers. Thus, the company and the society cannot claim any equity and make plea for compliance of principles of natural justice.”
Pradeep Shinde, a resident of the Mhada building at Sardar Nagar in Sion Koliwada, had on August 5, 2008 lodged his complaint with MHADA about the towers. The towers were above the bedroom of his house and this lead to leakages and also apparently caused health problems for his family members.When MHADA’s stop work notice to the society did not work, Shinde complained again and MHADA on September 18, 2008 sent a notice to the society.
On May 6, 2009, the society made an ex-post facto application for grant of permission for erecting mobile towers. On August 13, 2009, former MHADA executive engineer informed the company that the society’s proposal was acceptable and called to make a payment of Rs3,50,000. Mhada then granted no-objection certificate, subject to permission from BMC.
Krabi village forces removal of cell tower over health fears
14 Apr 2015 at 15:51
Residents of a Krabi village have voted to force True Corp to remove its mobile-phone cell tower from the Khiriwong sub-district neighbourhood over fears about radiation. In an April 10 Khiri Wong tambon administrative organization referendum, voters in Moo 3 village of Plai Phraya district decided 93 to 26 in favour of having the True Telecommunications Growth Infrastructure Fund remove the partially constructed base transceiver station…
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Workers say cell tower sites putting them at risk
Cristin Severance 2:11 PM, Mar 19, 2015 Video by KGTV San Diego California
San Diego – The more we rely on smart phones, the more data we want and the more antennas we need.
Workers say they are getting injured working on these antennas. They say the constant push for more towers is putting them at risk.
Team10 talked to a San Diego company that came up with a solution to keep these people safe.
Benjamin Rivas worked on cell phone towers for 14 years.
“I was dealing with them day in and day out–climbing the towers, on the rooftops,” Rivas said.
He left the business after an antenna that should have been powered down was still live.
“It physically burned my hand. You’ll get burned on the outside but internally it blisters.”
The burn is a work injury you can see. Other problems he said caused by the towers are not as easy to spot.
“Depression, I get headaches, mood swings,” Rivas said. “Things I’ve never gotten before.”
Rivas is one of the 250,000 workers that the insurance rating agency AM Best said gets too close to these antennas. They act as an open microwave and can cause eye damage, sterility and cognitive damages.
There are 600,000 cell towers in the United States with thousands more on the way. Sprint just announced installation of 20,000 more towers.
Drew Fountain co-founded San Diego-based RF Check. The company tracks where every tower is located in the United States. Fountain showed the RF frequencies coming from several tower sites all over San Diego using a $20,000 meter.
“I’m going to show you the invisible footprints of these potentially hazardous areas that these workers don’t see,” Fountain said.
Fountain said an RF frequency over 20 percent is over the allowable limit by the FCC. He showed Team 10 RF frequency ratings from towers on a Del Mar rooftop that ranged from 20 percent to 150 percent.
Fountain said cell phone tower workers, roofers and painters could be put at risk if they don’t know where those towers are located. Many tower sites have these signs telling workers to stay at least three feet away from the antennas.
“Signs are dismissed by workers,” Fountain said. “This doesn’t even say anything,”
The law requires that the workers be made aware of these areas before they get near them. That’s not being done today.
Since 1985, the FCC has required workers be made aware of these dangers, but the law doesn’t specify how to alert them. The FCC gave notice of a proposed rule change two years ago for the cell companies and site owners to figure out the “how.” Fountain said the FCC tried to make things better for workers but the companies and owners have been slow to act.
“Cell phone providers are looking the other way and not protecting the little guy,” Fountain said.
Rivas claims that if you tell a manager or company about safety concerns, you are let go.
“What we’re told is to just go ahead and work. Get it done,” Rivas said.
Fountain helped develop the only database of every wireless antenna system in the nation, so workers could be made aware of the danger before they get to a site. RF Check is working with the FCC to get it used across the entire industry. Workers would check the tower sites before any job.
“If they need to work in those areas they can request a power down through our protocol,” Fountain said.
Rivas believes it could have protected him.
“It would be a savior,” Rivas said.
Cell Tower Sites ( Not all Antennas are listed )
Jury awards Vermont family $1M for transmission tower
Posted: Dec 13, 2013 1:56 PM PST Updated: Dec 16, 2013 2:00 PM PST
By WCAX News
The Vermont Electric Power Company has been ordered to pay $1 million to a Wells couple for a dispute over a transmission tower on their property.
Felix Kniazev and Olga Julinska built a home atop Northeast Mountain right next to a VELCO radio transmission tower. The family lived there happily until the power company began building a larger tower and more powerful transmitter three years ago. The Public Service Board awarded the couple $26,000 for the additional property needed for the new tower. But the couple wanted more, arguing that the microwaves from the tower have destroyed the value of the property.
The jury agreed, ordering VELCO to pay $1 million in compensation.
VELCO officials say they are considering whether to appeal.
Cell Tower Report - Wireless Radiation Alert Network
C4st.org – CANADA’S STANDARDS ARE INADEQUATE FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM MICROWAVE RADIATION
Mt. Tabor residents protest cell phone tower project
By KATU News Published: Apr 21, 2015 at 7:28 AM PDT Last Updated: Apr 21, 2015 at 9:39 AM PDT
PORTLAND, Ore. — People living on Mount Tabor are giving T-Mobile an earful over a proposed cell phone tower project in the Southeast Portland neighborhood.
The phone company wants to put it near Southeast 71st Avenue and Yamhill to improve gaps in its coverage area.
Shelly Lufkin, a cancer survivor, is concerned about the radiation from the tower.
“We’re going to be basically under these towers. Or, enough away that we’re right where they emit – 500 feet. We’re just trying to protect our kids. And I don’t want my cancer to come back. Nor do I want anyone else on the street to get sick,” said Lufkin.
Four years ago, Mount Tabor residents fought and won a similar battle against Clearwire.
Meaford council says no to cell towers in urban core
3G masts ’cause health problems’
The location of mobile phone masts has caused controversy
Phone masts for the high-tech third generation mobile phones cause headaches and nausea, researchers have claimed.
Dutch government scientists looked at the signals transmitted by base stations for the new phones.
They operate at a higher frequency than those for traditional mobiles.
But mobile phone manufacturers and radiation experts said more research was needed before it could be concluded that the phone masts damaged health.
The first third-generation mobile phone network opened in the UK in March this year.
The technology allows callers to see each other and send video footage via their phone.
Campaigners have expressed concerns that radiation from mobile phones could be linked to conditions ranging from cancer to blood clots in the brain.
The Dutch study exposed volunteers in laboratories to radiation from 3G and “traditional” masts – without telling them which version they were being exposed to.
Seventy-two people took part in the study, half of whom had complained about the health effects of living near traditional mobile masts.
The survey found both those who had complained about mobile phones radiation – and even those who had not – complained about significant levels of nausea, headaches and tingling sensations when they were exposed to signals that mimicked third generation mobile networks.
A spokesman for the Dutch Economics Ministry, said: “If the test group was exposed to third generation base station signals, there was a significant impact.
“They felt tingling sensations, got headaches and felt nauseous.”
In contrast, exposure to radiation from standard masts showed no significant effect.
Maarten Lortzer, a spokesman for the Dutch research organisation TNO, which carried out the research on behalf of the government, told BBC News Online: “These findings were very unexpected.
“It means that there are a whole lot of other questions coming up.”
He said other studies needed to be carried out to confirm the finding.
Dr Mike Clark, scientific spokesman for the National Radiological Protection Board, said mobile phone users should not be worried.
“Until the finding is repeated, they should not be concerned. We can’t rely on one study, however good the research and the organisation behind it. It does need to be replicated.”
He said similar research would be carried out as part of UK’s Mobile Telecommunications Health Research Programme.
The GSM Association, which represents mobile phone companies, said: “As the effects are small, it is unclear whether they have any health significance.”
A spokesman for Ericsson, said: “Our position is that there is no scientific evidence that there are any health problems associated with radio waves from mobile communications.”
A major long-term study looking at the health risk of mobile phones is currently being carried out by the International Agency on Research on Cancer.
Parents complain about cell phone tower project
May 20, 2015
HOUGHTON – Several parents expressed their opposition to a proposed cell phone tower on Houghton-Portage Township Schools land south of Houghton Elementary School, complaining about what they believe are needless health risks and a lack of transparency.
The Houghton Zoning Board of Appeals approved the district’s request for a variance to build an 80-foot cell tower on the property at its meeting last Wednesday.
The issue next moves to the Houghton County Planning Commission, which would have to approve the site plan.
The American Cancer Society has concluded cell phone towers would be unlikely to cause cancer, due to the low level of radio frequency waves at ground level and the low energy level of radio frequency waves.
But Kristina Sundstrom, a parent from Chassell, pointed to several sources on the danger posed by cell phones or towers, including a Wall Street Journal article showing 10 percent of cell phone towers emit more radiation than the FCC allows.
She said she would be pulling her child from the school because of her concerns for safety.
“Have you considered that if just one student at the Houghton Elementary School ends up with a brain tumor or cancer, and there is enough scientific data to file a lawsuit, even if the parents don’t win in court, the school would have to spend a considerable amount of money in the process?” she said.
Parent Lindsay Johnson said the $12,000 a year from the lease wasn’t enough to justify possible dangers. She also said parents should have been notified about the issue.
Board President Brad Baltensperger said Verizon had approached the district about a year ago. The district saw the tower as a way to obtain additional funds for school district operations, he said.
“The school district, like all other districts in the Upper Peninsula, has been facing serious problems with resources, and we take a serious look not only at all of our expenses, but all of our opportunities to generate revenue that will help us operate the schools in the matter that we feel they should,” he said.
Iowa : Cell Phone Towers Surround Children’s Baseball Field
Cell Towers on Firestations
Los Angeles Supervisors Stop Construction Of Cell Towers At Fire Stations
Fire Fighters Cell Phone Mast Report
Position on the Health Effects from Radio Frequency/Microwave (RF/MW) Radiation in Fire Department Facilities from Base Stations for Antennas and Towers for the Conduction of Cell Phone Transmissions
“The International Association of Fire Fighters’ position on locating cell towers commercial wireless infrastructure on fire department facilities, as adopted by its membership in August 2004 (1), is that the IAFF oppose the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members. Read more :
Richmond, BC Firestation (2002)
Pitt Meadows, BC Firestation (1993)
Behind the Scenes
So just what gear is needed to run these antennas on top of buildings anyways?