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Nov 28 Deadline - Please click your vote to save this UN World Heritage Site.What is at stake is not just whether the military is allowed to use protected public lands in the Pacific Northwest for its war games, but a precedent being set for them to do so across the entire country. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/nov-28-deadline-olympia?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=4891122
NEW SANTA FE COUNTY CODE ALLOWS CELL TOWERS WITH NO APPLICATIONS, NO SETBACKS NO LAWS RULING CONSTRUCTION OR LIABILITY and AGAINST FEDERAL LAWS
PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO SAVE LIVES AND PROPERTY IN SANTA FE -In the US, every year 12 cell towers fall and 4 cell towers erupt into flames -Who will pay for the damages? This new Code also targets rural NM, forcing industrial use in our rural residential communities. 100% of all acequia lands are targeted for “mixed use” like strip malls and industry. This is NOT our tradition or why we choose to live in Northern New Mexico.
FOR VIDEO: http://youtu.be/lBTBoMuLTkQ On Friday, February 22, despite the swirling snow and wintry winds, approximately fifty plus parents, their children, and neighbors took up picket signs outside the Burger King, next to their children's Gonzales Community School, protesting a cell tower planned by AT&T. As their petition states, not only could a cell tower explode or fall into the three gas pumps located at the Burger King, but a narrow arroyo filled with dry trees and brush is all that separates the land owned by Tom McCullum from the Gonzales School campus. Channel 7 ABC arrived with cameras rolling and interviewed four neighborhood parents and protestors. DID ANY FOOTAGE MAKE IT ONTO CHANNEL 7 NEWS? No, and not surprising as most media coverage seems strangely silent. The New Mexican mustered a 2 1/2 inch photograph and two sentences about the picket, featured on page 10A.
At its March 19 meeting, the Santa Fe School Board unanimously approved a resolution opposing plans to site a cellphone tower next to Gonzales Community School. At least one board member, Steven Carrillo, said he was unconvinced until he heard community members speak at the meeting. Federal telecommunications laws favor the industry, leaving local communities with few avenues for challenging tower placement and proliferation. Tuesday’s resolution was directed to the Santa Fe Historic Review Board. Because the proposed tower site is within the city’s historic district, the review board can nix the plan on “esthetic” grounds.
Through GIS, the researcher noted that the South-Central region of Belo Horizonte has the highest concentration of antennas and the highest rate of cumulative incidence of cancer deaths. The lowest mortality rates from cancer are in the area of Barreiro, where the lowest number of antennas were installed. The researcher selected 4924 cancer deaths, from types – prostate, breast, lung, kidney, liver--that are recognized in the scientific literature as related to electromagnetic radiation. Professor Adilza Dode developed a new methodology, using the GIS of the city to find out how far away from the antennas lived 4,924 people who died during the period. "They lived up to 500 meters from the antennas, and made up 81.37% of deaths by cancer (within ten years)."
"The current medical literature raises credible questions about genetic and cellular effects, hormonal effects, male fertility, blood/brain barrier damage and increased risk of certain types of cancers from RF or ELF levels similar to those emitted from "smart meters". Children are placed at particular risk for altered brain development, and impaired learning and behavior... Existing safety limits for pulsed RF were termed "not protective of public health" by the Radiofrequency Interagency Working Group (a federal interagency working group including the FDA, FCC, OSHA, the EPA and others). Hence, we call for: • An immediate moratorium on "smart meter" installation until these serious public health issues are resolved. Continuing with their installation would be extremely irresponsible. • Modify the revised proposed decision to include hearings on health impact in the second proceedings, along with cost evaluation and community wide opt-out. • Provide immediate relief to those requesting it and restore the analog meters."
They then compared exposure levels during pregnancy to rates of asthma and found that children whose mothers had the highest exposure levels — within the top 10 percent of women in the study — were 3.5 times more likely to develop asthma than those who were in the bottom 10 percent. “The message is EMF is bad,” Dr. Li said. “You should avoid EMF as much as you can, especially during pregnancy.” The risk for children whose exposure was somewhere in the middle — between 10 percent and 90 percent — was 75 percent higher than for those in the lowest exposure group.
Neurology & Neurophysiology Journal, 12/24/11:...The study raises very serious concerns about the potential for a large increase in brain cancer incidence, resulting from widespread mobile phone use. These preliminary findings suggest that we should prepare for about a doubled brain cancer incidence rate and possibly as high as 25 times the incidence we have today. One result of such a worldwide increase in brain cancers would be a dramatic shortage of neurosurgeons leading to increased mortality. Any statement about harmless cell phones based on only 5-10 years of years of use has no scientific basis due to the long latency times involved.