Say "NO" to the proposed 195 foot cell phone tower on the EAHS campus

Say "NO" to the proposed 195 foot cell phone tower on the EAHS campus

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Louis Daguanno started this petition to East Aurora Union Free School District and

Dear Mr. Russ, we are signing this petition to protest the proposed 195 foot cell tower on the East Aurora High School campus from being built. This tower will not only effect the High School students and faculty, but also the residential areas surrounding the High School.
By this petition you'll see that a number of us in the neighborhood are planning to fight this project for the following reasons:

• The potential health risk to our families and especially to young children.

• It will have a negative effect on property values

Numerous studies both local and international confirm home owners concerns that the radiation emitted from these towers have biological effects. For example, The World Health Organization in 2011 describes radio frequency radiation as a possible carcinogen. In 1992 the US Air Force released a study concluding that this energy causes cancer in rats. Did you know people who live 600 to 1,500 feet away from the base of this tower are possibly at greater risk than the people who live only 300 feet away?

Simply put, the energy that is emitted from this tower travels similar to how a beam of light leaves a flashlight. As the signal travels further from the tower it grows in size. Yes there are studies out there that do not show any conclusive evidence of short or long term effects, but isn't that how the Tobacco Industry started? I think we all can agree that the emissions from cell phone towers are not healthy and why use our children as guinea pigs to find out if this is true or not?

If the school is considering this in the name of school safety we implore you to explore other options first. These options may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Panic Buttons
  • more land lines throughout the school
  • Cell phone boosters in and around the school
  • working with the EA Police Department on other measures that could be taken

We appreciate any and all consideration the Board will make regarding our concerns. 

Sincerely,

The Residents of East Aurora

 

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