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Cell Tower Goes Up in Flames as Workers Rappel to Safety

Firefighters responded to the scene but, after consulting with engineers, kept their distance as the tower began to list to one side. “There was an assisted living facility, some houses and a highly populated playground nearby that we had to evacuate,” Harran said. “If the tower did come crashing down with all the equipment on top, it could have exploded on impact and sent shrapnel much further than 300 feet. We just wanted to be cautious.”
In his own letter to the commission, Bob Kaplan, a medical doctor and board certified radiologist, said he advises people with underlying malignancy, neurological disorders or chemical sensitivity to avoid radiation emitted by smart meters.

"Susceptible individuals, indeed, all Arizonans have a right to refuse these meters without penalty," he wrote.

AZ: Utility ‘smart meters’ raise health, expense concerns

In his own letter to the commission, Bob Kaplan, a medical doctor and board certified radiologist, said he advises people with underlying malignancy, neurological disorders or chemical sensitivity to avoid radiation emitted by smart meters. "Susceptible individuals, indeed, all Arizonans have a right to refuse these meters without penalty," he wrote.
"We now have six international studies that show that there is a link between prolonged exposure to electromagnetic fields and Alzheimer's disease. He added that," Fortunately, the stage is reversible."

Six International Studies Link Exposure to EMF with Alzheimer’s Disease

"We now have six international studies that show that there is a link between prolonged exposure to electromagnetic fields and Alzheimer's disease. He added that," Fortunately, the stage is reversible."

Electromagnetic pollution from phone masts. Effects on wildlife

Electromagnetic radiation is a form of environmental pollution which may hurt wildlife. Phone masts located in their living areas are irradiating continuously some species that could suffer long-term effects, like reduction of their natural defenses, deterioration of their health, problems in reproduction and reduction of their useful territory through habitat deterioration.
[2]The observed ...changes may be related to brain plasticity alterations, indicative of oxidative stress in the nervous system or involved in apoptosis [cell suicide] and might potentially explain human health hazards reported so far, such as headaches, sleep disturbance, fatigue, memory deficits, and brain tumor long-term induction under similar exposure conditions.[3] GSM 900 MHz radiation inhibits ants' association between food sites and encountered cues [5] This work can contribute to the understanding of the mechanism behind EMF energy leakage into the CNS, and the possible contribution of the latter energy leakage towards the weakening of the blood brain barrier (BBB), whose degradation is associated with the progress of many diseases, including Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

SCIENCE: Six International Published Studies of EMF Health Effects

[2]The observed ...changes may be related to brain plasticity alterations, indicative of oxidative stress in the nervous system or involved in apoptosis [cell suicide] and might potentially explain human health hazards reported so far, such as headaches, sleep disturbance, fatigue, memory deficits, and brain tumor long-term induction under similar exposure conditions.[3] GSM 900 MHz radiation inhibits ants' association between food sites and encountered cues [5] This work can contribute to the understanding of the mechanism behind EMF energy leakage into the CNS, and the possible contribution of the latter energy leakage towards the weakening of the blood brain barrier (BBB), whose degradation is associated with the progress of many diseases, including Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
In 2003 the teachers at La Quinta, California middle school complained that they had more cancers than would be expected. A consultant for the school district denied that there was a problem.  Researchers found "The cancer incidence in the teachers at this school is unusually high and is strongly associated with high frequency voltage transients, which may be a universal carcinogen, similar to ionizing radiation." PMID: 18512243 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

LA QUINTA TEACHERS CANCER STUDY FINDS “DIRTY ELECTRICITY” CAUSE

In 2003 the teachers at La Quinta, California middle school complained that they had more cancers than would be expected. A consultant for the school district denied that there was a problem. Researchers found "The cancer incidence in the teachers at this school is unusually high and is strongly associated with high frequency voltage transients, which may be a universal carcinogen, similar to ionizing radiation." PMID: 18512243 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
"And everywhere you look, on every factory and dormitory, in every stairwell and atrium, are suicide nets.
They went up during a three-month span in the spring of 2010, when nine Foxconn workers jumped to their deaths. A total of 18 Foxconn employees took their own lives, or tried to....Watch "Nightline" anchor Bill Weir's exclusive full report on a special edition of "Nightline," "iFactory: Inside Apple," TUESDAY, Feb. 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT, with a preview on "Good Morning America" and "World News with Diane Sawyer," all on the ABC.

Feb 21: ABC’S “Nightline’ Gets First Look Inside Apple’s Chinese Factory

"And everywhere you look, on every factory and dormitory, in every stairwell and atrium, are suicide nets. They went up during a three-month span in the spring of 2010, when nine Foxconn workers jumped to their deaths. A total of 18 Foxconn employees took their own lives, or tried to....Watch "Nightline" anchor Bill Weir's exclusive full report on a special edition of "Nightline," "iFactory: Inside Apple," TUESDAY, Feb. 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT, with a preview on "Good Morning America" and "World News with Diane Sawyer," all on the ABC.
 "They should set up a separate task force to monitor the radiation impacts these towers have," she said.
"I suggest that they not only have a corporate social responsibility but also a corporate social and environment responsibility. We need to know what the company has done to the environment. The companies should disclose this on the internet so that there is transparency," she added.

India: Govt to study cell phone tower radiation on birds

"They should set up a separate task force to monitor the radiation impacts these towers have," she said. "I suggest that they not only have a corporate social responsibility but also a corporate social and environment responsibility. We need to know what the company has done to the environment. The companies should disclose this on the internet so that there is transparency," she added.