Cell phone towers .. to be put up in RESIDENTIAL settings.. with less say from local officials.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – An organization representing city officials from across Missouri is urging Governor Jay Nixon to veto legislation limiting their ability to regulate cellphone towers.
The Missouri Municipal League said Friday the bill could allow placement of large cellphone towers in town squares or residential neighborhoods, which could hurt property values.
This is just wonderful.. lets do a search for what long term exposure to low intensity microwaves will do to your body… summed up, in case you didn’t just do the search, it causes cancer.
Now imagine a powerful tower built on top of you in a building, or next to your property with no say in the matter. You go to your elected official, and they also have no say in the matter. What ever happened to chain of authority, and redress of grievance?
What happened here in Missouri? How can something like this happen when studies from 2011 show major cancer risk? The answer: payoff and graft has its hands all over this one.
Missouri seriously must wake up to this issue. You do NOT want a cell phone tower close to residential living areas where people in their houses are right next to the transmitter.. quite simply put, it is dangerous for the families nearby.
Knowing this fact, cell phone tower microwave radiation DOES cause cancer over long term exposure, it is a terrible idea to take the power of choice out of the hands of the local people who are going to be exposed long term to this microwave radiation.
Anyone who thinks having long term low intensity microwave exposure is “ok” or “safe”, needs to read what the National Institute of Health has to say in light of the newest research on the subject — THE OLD STUDIES HAVE BEEN INVALIDATED — there is a major cancer risk now established .
Title : Long-term exposure to microwave radiation provokes cancer growth: evidences from radars and mobile communication systems.
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In this review we discuss alarming epidemiological and experimental data on possible carcinogenic effects of long term exposure to low intensity microwave (MW) radiation.
Recently, a number of reports revealed that under certain conditions the irradiation by low intensity MW can substantially induce cancer progression in humans and in animal models.
The carcinogenic effect of MW irradiation is typically manifested after long term (up to 10 years and more) exposure. Nevertheless, even a year of operation of a powerful base transmitting station for mobile communication reportedly resulted in a dramatic increase of cancer incidence among population living nearby.
In addition, model studies in rodents unveiled a significant increase in carcinogenesis after 17-24 months of MW exposure both in tumor-prone and intact animals. To that, such metabolic changes, as overproduction of reactive oxygen species, 8-hydroxi-2-deoxyguanosine formation, or ornithine decarboxylase activation under exposure to low intensity MW confirm a stress impact of this factor on living cells.
We also address the issue of standards for assessment of biological effects of irradiation. It is now becoming increasingly evident that assessment of biological effects of non-ionizing radiation based on physical (thermal) approach used in recommendations of current regulatory bodies, including the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelines, requires urgent reevaluation.
We conclude that recent data strongly point to the need for re-elaboration of the current safety limits for non-ionizing radiation using recently obtained knowledge. We also emphasize that the everyday exposure of both occupational and general public to MW radiation should be regulated based on a precautionary principles which imply maximum restriction of excessive exposure.
Governor Jay Nixon should think long, and hard about exposing the states RESIDENTIAL CENTERS (children, pregnant mothers, elderly, and pets) to base station towers without them having a fair say in the matter.
If they CHOOSE to have a tower, that’s their choice, if the government chooses — then the government will be responsible for the problems caused.
Maybe Governor Jay Nixon (and his advisers) just don’t know about the new data that proves the OLD studies from the 90’s wrong — which were PAID FOR by the Telecom companies themselves I might add.
For the record, I worked in the wireless telecom industry for several years. Southwestern Bell, Cingular, AT&T, and T-mobile.