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Canadian Couple Sues Cell Tower

“They told us that we either agree to let them put the tower up there behind the house or if we didn’t they would go to a neighbor and the tower could have been located beside or in front the house,” she said. “I felt blackmailed.” “We started getting sick instantaneously,” Pettipas said. At first the couple thought the house was “gassing off” or they were experiencing allergies. By September 2008, she and her teenage daughter moved out of the house after discovering her cancer tracer levels were “through the roof.” ....Since the Pettipas house in unlivable their property value has plummeted and their insurance company will not insure the house.... Pettipas has also been diagnosed with breast cancer. On Dec. 12 she will have a mastectomy.
Despite a 1996 federal law prohibiting municipalities from considering health issues in approving locations for cell antennas, a group of mothers concerned about what they consider risky cell towers outside their children’s schools successfully lobbied Hempstead town officials.

Attorney Andrew Campanelli, who represents the “Merrick Moms” and groups in other communities opposing cell towers, says safety questions persist about cell phone towers, especially near schools.

He said in Bayville, five children who attended school 50 feet from cell antennas on a water tower have been diagnosed with cancer or leukemia and three have died. “I am not prepared to produce experts that there is a direct correlation, but it’s frightening,” he said. “The moms say err on the side of caution.”

Hempstead’s Cell Tower Limits Among Toughest in Country

Despite a 1996 federal law prohibiting municipalities from considering health issues in approving locations for cell antennas, a group of mothers concerned about what they consider risky cell towers outside their children’s schools successfully lobbied Hempstead town officials. Attorney Andrew Campanelli, who represents the “Merrick Moms” and groups in other communities opposing cell towers, says safety questions persist about cell phone towers, especially near schools. He said in Bayville, five children who attended school 50 feet from cell antennas on a water tower have been diagnosed with cancer or leukemia and three have died. “I am not prepared to produce experts that there is a direct correlation, but it’s frightening,” he said. “The moms say err on the side of caution.”
News from Moms for Safer Wireless (not affiliated with WhyFry.org, but worth a visit!)

* FCC Takes New Position on Cell Phone Safety Guidelines 
* FCC Announces New Broadband Funding for Schools and Libraries
* Wireless Safety News On Cell Towers and Smart Meters Around the United States
* Canadian Activists Raise Awareness of Wi-Fi in Schools
and more...

Moms for Safer Wireless

News from Moms for Safer Wireless (not affiliated with WhyFry.org, but worth a visit!) * FCC Takes New Position on Cell Phone Safety Guidelines * FCC Announces New Broadband Funding for Schools and Libraries * Wireless Safety News On Cell Towers and Smart Meters Around the United States * Canadian Activists Raise Awareness of Wi-Fi in Schools and more...