STOP Cell Towers from being erected on Prince George’s County School property!!!!
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STOP Cell Towers from being erected on Prince George’s County School property!
Bowie parents are concerned that the School Board is ignoring children’s health by putting kids at increased risk of cancer.
Cell towers are being erected on public school property throughout Prince George’s County, Maryland. Specifically, Prince George’s County Public Schools has contracted with Milestone Communications to construct cell towers. 73 schools are named as available sites for these towers. Several towers are now in development.
We believe this issue needs a public airing in Prince George’s County. Residents and parents are concerned about safety issues, property value devaluation, and long term health risks. Many community members feel they were not appropriately notified. Many parents had no idea of these plans.
We are calling for cancellation of ALL cell-tower contracts and the halting of all construction of cell-towers at all Prince Georges’ County public school properties.
Please join us in telling the Prince George’s County Public Schools Board of Education and our elected officials that we are not willing to risk the health of our children and that we do NOT want cell towers at or near our schools. To see the the list of schools that the Board of Education has made available for cell towers, please follow this link:
For the full list of schools go to: www.SafeSchoolsPG.org
Potential health risks to children, teachers, other adults and pets – Cell phone towers emit radio frequencies (RF), a form of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), for a distance of up to 2.5 miles. Studies have shown that even at low levels of this radiation, there is evidence of damage to cell tissue and DNA, and it has been linked to brain tumors, cancer, suppressed immune function, depression, miscarriage, Alzheimer’s disease, and numerous other serious illnesses (1). Children are at a much greater risk, due to their thinner skulls, and rapid rate of growth. In 2011, The World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified EMR as a possible carcinogen to humans (the same classification as DDT and lead) based on an increased risk for glioma (a malignant type of brain cancer). In the past five years alone, about 1,800 new scientific papers have been published that show adverse health effects. (2) Dr. George Carlo, a public health expert who coordinated the telecommunications industry’s own study, which was mandated by congress, confirms that exposure to communications radiation from wireless technology is "potentially the biggest health insult" this nation has ever seen. Dr. Carlo believes RF/microwave radiation is a greater threat than cigarette smoking and asbestos.
Lawmakers in countries across our globe are responding to the emerging science on the dangers and risks associated with this type of radiation and developing new safety rules. However, the United States is largely ignoring the warning from the W.H.O. The cell phone industry may argue that there is no definitive evidence that these towersare harmful, but WE argue that there is no clear evidence that these towers are safe. Do we really want our children to be part of this risky experiment?
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