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In a last minute introduction of additions to the proposed Telecom Ordinance, Councilor Chris Calvert shared clauses formulated by a national FCC specialist, Attorney Andrew Campanelli.
(CNN) -- Radiation from cell phones, WiFi, cordless phones, and baby monitors can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists cell phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. The type of radiation coming out of a cell phone is called non-ionizing. It is not like an X-ray, but more like a very low-powered microwave oven. "What microwave radiation does in most simplistic terms is similar to what happens to food in microwaves, essentially cooking the brain," Black said. "So in addition to leading to a development of cancer and tumors, there could be a whole host of other effects like cognitive memory function, since the memory temporal lobes are where we hold our cell phones." FOR RESEARCH PAPERS, click on SCIENCE tab at bottom of page.
December 8, the City Council will be voting on proposed revisions to the city's appeals ordinance. These revisions affect our ability to appeal antenna and tower approvals. Constitutional questions were raised about the public's right to due process, because the NEW ORDINANCE would do things like ELIMINATE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL LAND USE DECISIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL. It would also have final decisions on some appeals made by the City Attorney without a hearing, which might be a violation of state law. The continued discussion and vote will take place during the evening session, and I believe any person may speak about this during "Petitions From the Floor" which will take place first, at 7 p.m.