Stop the Webster's Corners Cell Phone Tower
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The undersigned are opposed to the proposed cell phone tower at 25762 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge, BC.
Telus is proposing to place a tower at 25762 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge, BC. Within 500 metres of the address that will lease space for the tower there are businesses, residents, a park and an elementary school. Our opposition is based on the following concerns:
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields (from cell towers) as a 2B possible caricinogen. Also in this category: insecticides (such as DDT), fungicides, lead, chloroform, dry cleaning fluids, gasoline and others.
Studies have shown that significant effects on humans can occur within 500 metres from the base of a cell tower. These effects include:
- sleep disturbances & insomnia
- heart arrhythmia/palpitation
- skin rashes & allergies
- irritable bowel symptoms
- agitation & anxiety
- shortness of breath/asthma
- concentration & learning diffculties
- memory loss
- depression & mood changes
- blood sugar fluctuations
- brain & eye tumours
- blood-brain barrier leakage
- double DNA strand breaks
Studies show serious biological & adverse health effects on humans within 400 metres of cellular transmitters.
The results from a German study show a significantly increased likelihood (3x higher) of developing cancer for people living within 400 metres of a cell phone transmission mast. In addition, it found that people that lived within 400 metres tend to develop the cancers at a younger age. www.emrpolicy.org/science/research/docs/eger_naila_2004.pdf
Current studies suggest both short-term and long-term health risks within 300-400 meters of a cell tower. Thus, great precautions should be taken to site cell towers away from the most susceptible segments of the population, such as children.” www.wireless-precaution.com/main/doc/CellPhoneTowerEffects.pdf and ... http://whyfry.org/brazilian-study-cancer-associated-with-radiation-from-cellular-antennas/
Who knows what a safe distance will be with the newer stronger technologies or what the cumulative effects will be? At this point there is also a lack of science regarding the impacts from the combination of multiple carcinogens present in our environment. Do we want to risk impacting the health of our neighbours and more susceptible residents?
Children and Seniors are more at risk
Our community needs to let it be known now that we do not want transmitters sited in residential areas or close to institutions catering to children and seniors.
We MUST be proactive. Research confirms that children and seniors are more vulnerable.
This vulnerability is the reason the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Committees passed a resolution urging Municipal governments and School Boards to prohibit the siting of cell or mobile phone masts in any areas regularly used by students and why the Vancouver School Board has a policy restricting cell masts from within 300 meters of an existing school. Knowing that younger children are more at risk we need to consider the childcare centres in our neighbourhood too.
We request the city of Maple Ridge, including the Mayor, Nicole Read, and the councillors, the owner of the property at 25762 Dewdney Trunk Road and Telus to reconsider the cellular phone tower placement at 25762 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge, BC to protect the residents and students of our community.
For more information on adverse effects of cell phone towers, please visit: http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/The-Truth-About-Cell-Towers--POWERPOINT,75,3534
TM Mobile Inc. (Telus)
℅ Tawny Verigin of Cypress Land Services, Agents for Telus
Suite 120, 736 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z1G3
Phone: 604 620 0877 | fax: 6046200876
Industry Canada- Lower Mainland Office
13401- 108 Avenue, Suite 1700, Surrey, BC V3T 5V6
Phone: 604 586 2521 | Fax: 604 586 2528
City of Maple Ridge- Darrell Denton, Property & Risk Manager
11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9
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