Saturday, March 20, 2010

Canadian EMR Concerns / Montgomery County / D.C. Environmental Film Festival / Loudonville cell tower / EMF-Omega-News

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

21 March 2010

Canadian EMR Concerns - Video

Robert Riedlinger
British Columbia Canada

EMR Environmentalist

In 1997 after he became ill, he and his wife were not able to live in their home.  Robert became involved in the world wide debate about microwave radiation.  On a number of occasions he stepped forward to help schools, city halls and other groups around the world know what was taking place in Canada and the province of BC.  As the world continues to debate this issue and health declines, this man is one of the first of the few Canadians that put many years into this - so others would not have to experience the same outcome.  Generations to come may look back and ask how would things have changed if only Industry Canada and Health Canada had of taken these observations seriously.  Other nations have considerably better radiation standards, in turn much less exposure then Canada carelessly sets forth as "safe",

See the video -

Note: Robert Riedlinger is still active and helping others with EMF / EMR issues


Letter to the Montgomery County Gazette

I wrote the following letter in response to an article in the Montgomery County Gazette.  As I have yet to have a letter to any newspaper published I have taken to copying my letters to key people in the government and the people who would be impacted by the cell tower.
So far I have had six of these people thank me and two ask me to never send them another email.  One of the thank you's came yesterday from one of our state Senators.

The Gazette article follows my letter.

~ Angela
Angela Flynn
Wireless Radiation Alert Network

Dear Gazette,

Principal Goodwin at Walt Whitman High School is wise to end his part of collaborating with T-Mobile to place a cell tower on school property.  Numerous studies have shown that the radio frequency (EMf/RF) exposure at the levels found near cell towers harms humans.  This has been established since the 1950s when Russia beamed EMF/RF at our embassy in Moscow. 

Children, with their longer life time cumulative exposure potential are more at risk than adults, however the teachers and and other staff would have faced a longer duration of RF exposure.  The unchecked proliferation of wireless communications antennas should be halted until our government determines a safe cumulative RF exposure for the non thermal biological effects. 

Dr. George Carlo has an article in the recent issue of American Trial Lawyer.  Dr. Carlo brings up these points:

There are violations of propriety, ethics and law encompassed within the insidious partnership between the government and the wireless industry that facilitate the collateral damage and possibly infringe on constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Relevant questions include:

• Is it trespass when wireless signals from base station antennas land on or cross a homeowner's property without permission?

• Is it assault when a tower is constructed in a community causing citizens to fear for their safety?

• Does it constitute battery when a person develops electro-hypersensitivity and cannot live in their home because of the construction of a nearby base station tower?

• Are there infringements on regulatory policing powers as derived from the constitutional Commerce Clause expected by consumers to be protective?

• Is it criminal or fraudulent inducement to force consumers to sign long-term service contracts that in effect force ongoing exposure to dangerous radiation?

• Are packages that contain wireless devices with misleading data about safety violations of 'truth in advertising' statutes?

• Is it assault and battery to require students to sit in classrooms in schools outfitted with WiFi where parents voice objections?

The article also has this section on the Moscow Embassy incident:

Since the Cold War, the U.S. government has known that microwaves are genetically hazardous. Beginning in 1953 and continuing intermittently for about three decades, the Russian Soviets used microwaves to covertly attack the U.S. embassy staff in Moscow, Russia. The ongoing irradiation campaign affected about 1,800 employees and 3,000 dependents housed at the embassy during this period. The Russians targeted the U.S. embassy with 2.4 to 4.1 gigahertz, a range within the same realm of frequencies blasting from America's wireless cell phones, in-house cordless phones, wireless computers, WiFi systems and cell towers. In the mid 1970s, a Johns Hopkins medical team under direction of Dr. Abraham Lilienfield was commissioned by the U.S. State Department to study the health effects of the Moscow irradiation on our embassy staffers.

The draft report documented numerous symptoms of radiation poisoning, including immune system disorders, high white blood cell counts, chronic fatigue, blurred vision, cataracts and muscle aches. Information on cancer was deliberately withheld from the Lilienfield team, but it was later reported that cancer incidence among embassy staff was four times normal… reproductive problems among the irradiated Moscow personnel included abnormal red and white blood cells, above average chromosomal aberrations, higher than normal rates of miscarriage plus pregnancy complications.

Embassy staff with blood abnormalities were advised not to conceive children until six months after their somatic levels had returned to normal in a non-irradiated environment. It should also be noted that then U.S. State Department chief medical officer Herbert Pollack sanitized the conclusions of the Lilienfield report.

The final report falsely concluded that no important health effects were associated with the embassy microwave exposure.

Amy Worthington
The Idaho Observer

We should not be collateral damage.  No child, not one person, should be harmed by the EMF/RF emitted by our wireless infrastructure.  Our nation can move to safer technologies, such as fiber optics.  We do have a choice.

I suggest you watch the new documentary film on the health effects of cell towers, Full Signal.  Director Talal Jabari talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated. Filmed in Ten countries and Six US states, Full Signal examines the dilemma between health and finance, one of the challenges in the fight to regulate antenna placement.

Full Signal will screen as part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival on March 19th and 25th.  There will be question and answer segments after the screenings with the director, former CBS news associate producer, 60 Minutes field producer, and Al Jezeera documentary-channel producer, as well as guests.

Whitman PTSA vote on controversial cell phone tower called off

But T-Mobile says it may pursue project

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

by Erin Donaghue | Staff Writer

The principal of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda has called off a PTSA vote on a controversial proposal to build a cell tower on the school's property. The vote had been slated for Tuesday evening.

A group of more than 200 parents and neighbors of the school came out in opposition to the proposal, worrying that there remain unknowns when it comes to the health effects of cell towers and arguing that the towers amount to a commercialization of public land.

Whitman principal Alan Goodwin said the issue had become a divisive one

"The possible placement of a cell tower is not worth fracturing the community with such discord, and I have concluded it is not in Whitman's best interest to move forward with placing the cell tower on our campus," Goodwin announced in a listserv posting to the Whitman community Sunday.

Opponents of the tower have hailed Goodwin's decision to call off the vote.

"I'm pleased that Dr. Goodwin has stopped the process, which seems to indicate that he acknowledges that placing a cell phone tower at the public high school is not aligned with the school's goals, which is to educate students," said Christine Ladd, a Whitman parent who opposed the project.

The opponents of the Whitman tower — and others in the county — say that more research is needed to determine whether there are detrimental health effects to people who live, work or go to school near a cell phone tower.

Ladd and other opponents also believe the Whitman tower would have clashed with the surrounding residential neighborhood, and would not have been the appropriate use of public land.

T-Mobile spokeswoman Jane Builder wrote in a Tuesday e-mail to The Gazette that the proposal had received numerous supporters in the Whitman area. Builder wrote that the company respected Goodwin's decision, though it was "disappointed that Whitman PTSA members will not have the opportunity to vote on the proposal."

It was unclear whether the company would pursue the tower on Whitman's property or whether the Goodwin's decision to call of the PTSA vote would forego that.

T-Mobile proposed the idea to the Whitman community in November and a community meeting was held March 8.

Neither the PTSA nor Goodwin had taken a stance on the tower, Goodwin told The Gazette.

Cell towers on MCPS property are expected to bring in $694,000 in fiscal 2010, according to Mary Pat Wilson, a real estate management specialist in the system's department of facilities management.

Towers exist on 12 school sites and one future school site on Woodward Road in Gaithersburg, Wilson said. Typically, each provider who locates equipment on a school site brings in about $24,000 yearly, which is divided evenly among MCPS, the school on which the tower is located and its cluster schools. That number, however, can vary. It's also priced per provider, meaning that each provider using the tower would pay the $24,000.

Twelve county schools have cell phone towers, including Col. Zadok A. Magruder High School, Montgomery Blair High School, Albert Einstein High School, Watkins Mill High School, and Tilden Middle School, Wilson said. Several schools have been approached by providers to build towers, only to have the proposal nixed after confronting community opposition.

"Sometimes it goes over without a murmur, sometimes it becomes World War Three and sometimes it's somewhere in the middle," said Michael Doran, principal of Thomas S. Wootton High School. Wootton's PTSA voted down a proposal several years ago when parents at a cluster school became concerned, Doran said.

Some say the revenue generated is beneficial. Officials at Tilden Middle School say they have used the funds to buy digital video cameras and extra Promethean boards.

"One hundred percent of the fund goes right back to the students," said Tilden principal Jennifer Baker.

Cell phone towers on MCPS property must be reviewed by the county Transmission Facilities Coordinating Group. The proposals are then heard by a county hearing examiner before the Board of Appeals made a final ruling. Superintendent Jerry D. Weast would also need to sign off.


D.C. Environmental Film Festival

Full Signal, Talal Jabari's new documentary on cell towers, had a special sneak preview tonight in Washington, DC.  Angela Flynn, with Wireless Radiation Alert Network (WRAN) and Christine Hoch, with Moms for Safe Wireless ( joined Full Signal director Talal Jabari for the discussion following the screening.  

The Edmund Burke School, a coed, independent school of 320 students in grades 6-12 hosted the screening and announced that it choose this film out of over one hundred films available through the 18th annual D.C. Environmental Film Festival because they believe that this issue is a critical issue for schools.  They will have a future screening for all faculty and students following the festival.

Norber Hankin, with the EPA, attended the screening.  He reported that while he continues to work on the wireless radiation issue, the EPA continues to have no funding for EMF/RF and health concerns and his position has no official classification under the EPA.  He strongly recommended that Full Signal screenings should be provided for all government officials involved in the telecommunications issue.

The Sneak Preview was attended by lawyers, media, wireless health advocates, electrosensitive individuals and environmental advocates.  The general consensus from this audience was that this film must be seen. 

The Washington D.C. Premiere of Full Signal is on Thursday, March 25th at the E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., NW (entrance on E St. between 10th & 11th Sts.)  (METRO: Metro Center)  Tickets, $10, available ONLY at E Street Cinema Box office.

I am sorry to report that this will not be an EMF/RF free screening.  Hopefully future screenings in Washington, D.C. will be EMF/RF free.

If you can make it to D.C. please do look me up.  I may be able to help with low EMF/RF accommodations.

Please find below the write up on the Washington, D.C. Premiere of Full Signal.  We greatly appreciate your help in extending an invitation to this screening. 

Collectively we will make the difference!

~ Angela

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Angela Flynn
Wireless Radiation Alert Network


Loudonville cell tower

Found a CBS report on this tower fight - I contacted Robert Hymes in
Loudonville two days ago and have sent him several of documents and
references to studies.

CBS Video:

These folks and others need all the help they can get. I encourage
others who have experience and documents to contact and support those involved in these fights as they are almost always starting from zero.




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