Parents in California are requesting that a cell tower located on the campus of their children’s elementary school be removed. This comes after four students and two teachers were diagnosed with brain cancer in just three years, although the tower has been there longer than that.
Some students at the school have already left as a result of the spike in cancer cases and recently, 200 parents attended a school board meeting demanding action. It’s a kindergarten through eighth-grade school that has approximately 400 students.
The School Board has said that tests on the cell tower showed that it’s well within safety standards, begging the questions: What are our safety standards, and are they good enough? Has this technology even been through proper safety testing?
It’s important to keep in mind that there is no direct way to prove that this cell tower on campus actually caused these cancer cases, but we can prove that there is sufficient evidence showing that they are and can be very harmful.
The truth is that cell towers and cell antennae mounted on buildings have radio frequency emissions. The closer you are to the antennae, the more radio frequency radiation you are exposed to.
Cell tower radiation exposure is different than cell phone exposure in that a cell phone to the head focuses an extremely high amount of radiation to a specific brain region. Cell tower emissions are at lower levels than cell phones. However, with cell tower exposure, the exposure is non- stop day and night and full body exposure.
A significant body of peer-reviewed research has found harmful effects from cell tower radiation. Read the peer-reviewed research here.
RT points out:
“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Ferrulli to CBS Sacramento, and added that an inspection of the tower arranged by parents showed much higher readings than the RUSD-hired engineers found in 2018.
The school district, who reportedly receives $2,000 per month for the tower, has said while they empathize with families, they have no out clause in their 25-year lease contract with Spirit – the company that owns the tower – meaning both the school district and Spirit will have to mutually agree on a relocation. (source)
This isn’t the only case like this. We recently published an article regarding a cell tower installation on a fire station, whereby the firefighters were all found to have abnormal brain chemistry.
Fire Captain / Union President at Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Dave Gilotte, who is also a 25-year veteran fire fighter, gave his testimony at the Los Angeles California Board of Supervisors meeting in 2016.
In fact, it’s important to note that firefighter groups in the United States have long opposed cell towers on their stations. Not only that, but in California, they have been able to be exempt from the forced placement of towers on their stations because of the strong opposition they have due to health concerns from the radiation. (You can read more about this story here).
This wasn’t even a 5G tower, which is what we are heading toward next.
Dr. Gunnar Heuser lead brain studies on firefighters following a cell tower installation on their fire station and found that their brains were all abnormal.
His SPECT brain study in 2004 focused on firefighters who complained of neurological problems following a cell tower installation at their fire station beforehand. The symptoms they experienced were: headaches, memory problems, sleeping problems, depression, and anxiety.
Dr. Heuser published a study recently on fMRI showing abnormalities in EHS similar to brain injury. Original study published in July 2017, without the controls, full text: Corrigendum to the study, which includes fMRI scans of the controls (non- EHS).
Letters From Doctors Regarding Cell Tower Installations Near Schools
There are countless letters from doctors regarding concerns about this type of technology near youngsters.
These letters in combination with all of the published peer-reviewed research, some of which is linked above (another great place to access this information is the Environmental Health Trust), make it clear that we need to talk about this more and question our federal health regulatory agencies and ask them why appropriate safety testing of this technology has not been done.
You can view some of these letters HERE.
Furthermore, it’s important to mention that multiple countries have now completely banned WiFi and cell phones around schools, young children and fetuses. Take France for example, they passed a law in 2015 banning WiFi from all nursery schools.
In addition to that, the law states that WiFi must be turned off in all elementary schools when it’s not in use. A wired connection, if possible, is preferred. When it comes to cell phones in France, all advertisements must recommend headsets to reduce the phone’s radiation exposure to the brain.
Furthermore, advertisements directing cell phone use towards young children are banned. It’s not just a concern for children, as the French National Library along with several other universities and establishments have completely removed all Wifi networks. It’s also banned in many municipal buildings. You can read more about that here.
The issue is that the levels of electromagnetic radiation in our environment far exceed what the natural levels were when we weren’t as technologically developed. It comes in various forms from multiple sources, and this is the main issue.
The takeaway here is that you can do something about this. You can have a wired connection at home, you can unplug and shut off your EMF emitting devices (like your cell phone, computer, TV, etc). You can buy EMF protective clothing and paint, you can use the mind-body connection to help mitigate any effects, and you can live a healthy life style with good food and exercise.
It’s actually quite remarkable to see just how much awareness on this topic has hit people. Much of the global citizenry are clearly awake, and soon enough North America will follow measures taken by other countries mentioned above.