New Cell Tower On Middle School Campus Causes Health Concerns For Staff And Students

The new cell tower under constructed on the Vallivue Middle School property is cause for serious health concerns for the families in the small community in Caldwell, Idaho. Canyon County approved the construction of 100 foot lattice cell tower on April 2018. This comes was just one month after the release of a long-term scientific study from Ramazzini Institute (RI) in Italy, one of the most acclaimed institutions of its kind in the world. Their published findings indicate strong reasons for health concerns from electromagnetic radiation (also called radiofrequency (RF) radiation) from base stations or cell towers. The results of this long-term scientific research provide clear evidence that radiofrequency (RF) radiation causes acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) and gliomas, and should be classified carcinogenic to humans.

“The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored,” stated University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health Professor Emeritus Anthony B. Miller MD, Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Canada and the UK, and Senior Medical Adviser to EHT who is also a long-term adviser to the World Health Organization.

“Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cellphone radiation.” THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, 2013

This new cell tower on the middle school property will now expose 841 adolescents and more than 40 staff to constant and increased levels of RF radiation throughout the school year. The increased exposures will increase risk of cancer and other diseases such as electro-hypersensitivity. Research shows that radiofrequency electromagnetic (RF) radiation from WiFi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having learning or medical problems in the first place. And since half of the children in this country have some kind of chronic illness, this means that a lot of people are more vulnerable than might be expected to these issues.

Powerful industrial entities have a vested interest in leading the public to believe that EMF/RF radiation, which we cannot see, taste or touch, is harmless, but this is not true. The increased exposure to RF radiation in the adolescents and adults could increase their risk of cancer and other diseases such as electro-hypersensitivity. 

These studies confirm the ever growing literature and provide a wake-up call to governments to enact protective policy to limit exposures to the public and to the private sector to make safe radiation-free technology available.

We ask the Canyon County and the City of Caldwell to do the right and precautionary thing for our children, relocate the cell tower currently under construction at Vallivue Middle School to an area that will not expose children and staff to the constant barrage of carcinogenic RF radiation. - Health Freedom Idaho


More About Safety Concerns

Ramazzini Institute investigators have completed nearly 500 cancer bioassays on more than 200 compounds, and their study design is unique in that animals are allowed to live until their natural deaths in order to allow detection of late-developing tumors. Eighty percent of all human cancers are late-developing, occurring in humans after 60 years of age. This longer observation period has allowed the RI to detect such later-occurring tumors for a number of chemicals, and Armed with current scientific knowledge and guided by the precautionary principle, their published research includes studies of benzene, xylenes, mancozeb, formaldehyde and vinyl chloride.

The Ramazzini research results come in the wake of similar findings from the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) large-scale experimental studies on cell phone radiation. Both studies found statistically significant increases in the development of the same type of very rare and highly malignant tumor in the heart of male rats—schwannomas.

"Biological significance and concordance of results between humans and animals clearly reinforces the strength of the evidence of carcinogenicity. The facts that both experimental studies found the same types of rare tumors, which also have pertinence to the human clinical picture, is striking,” stated Annie J. Sasco MD, DrPH, SM, MPH, retired Director of Research at the INSERM (French NIH) and former Unit Chief at the International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organization, France.

Prior to these recent finding a 2011 article in IEEE Spectrum says that for the World Health Organization, a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries reviewed the latest research and classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields — from any source — as Group 2B, “possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer." (source) Citing Studies completed from 2011 to 2018, Dr. Lennart Hardell and other members from that committee are calling to change RF Microwave radiation to Group 1 — a definite human carcinogen.

What Should Be Done: 

State and City governments should enact protective policy to limit exposures to the public and to the private sector to make safe radiation-free technology available.Transmitting wireless antennas such as those on cell towers, should not be be near homes, schools, parks or hospitals. The priority should be to restore more wired communications to reduce the need for wireless connections. Wired communication is higher quality, less vulnerable to cyber attacks and safer for human health because wired technology does not have radiofrequency exposure.In parallel with restoring and building out a wired infrastructure, the goal should be to reduce the power density of cell towers and base stations. People should have the opportunity to live and work in healthier environments.Importantly, the exposures used in this study were at levels that are allowable and legal by the Federal Communications Commission. The Ramazzini and National Toxicology Program Studies show that these two decade old FCC limits from 1996 are non- protective. FCC limits must be updated to protect against biological effects such as cancer and other diseases.

FURTHER READING:

What Parents Need To Know About Safe Technology <printable>

Ramazzini Study on Radiofrequency Cell Phone Radiation .... https://ehtrust.org/worlds-largest-animal-study-on-cell-tower-radiation-confirms-cancer-link/

Link to the Ramazzini Institute Study 

Question and Answer on the Ramazzini Study 

One page Comparison of the Ramazzini Institute Study and the US National Toxicology Program Study 

Biological Effects from Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation Emitted by Cell Tower Base Stations and Other Antenna Arrays, by B. Blake Levitt and Henry Lai

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety – Cell Tower Health Effects This is an informative website offered by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., a leading activist in this field.

International EMF Scientist Appeal More than 200 scientists from 39 countries are calling on the World Health Organization and the United Nations to adopt more protective exposure guidelines in the face of increasing evidence of risk.

Location of Registered FCC Cell Towers in Idaho

EHTrust.org

Canyon County http://www.canyonco.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/PH2018-16.Vallivue.pdf

In the Treasure Valley contact BeEMFSafe to learn more about your home and ways to reduce exposure.

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