Save our Kids from Radiation- NO 5G Cell Towers Near our School
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I am a parent of a kindergartner at Monterey Bay Charter School in Seaside who just learned that Seaside City Hall approved a Verizon 5G cell tower installation at our school site. If we don't STOP the installation of a 5G cell tower at our school, nearly 500 children will be exposed to harmful amounts of radiation, at durations of 4 to 10 hours a day, five days a week. Our children will face serious health risks, which may include triple the risk of getting cancer. The proposed cell tower location is at 1431 Waring St., exactly where our playground is. Spin to view the telephone pole on our fence line and See For Yourself
We need your signature as part of an Objection Notification to Seaside City Hall that we do not consent to their approval of a Verizon cell tower near our school and the imminent harm it can inflict on our children.
WHY THIS MATTERS
The effects of EMF Radiation on humans are well documented and occurring more frequently than ever before. This prevalence has given rise to a new phenomenon with a new name: Cancer Clusters.
Did you know that recently in Ripon, CA, a cell tower was installed near Weston Elementary School and 4 teachers and 3 students were diagnosed with rare cancers, including brain tumors, liver and kidney cancer? 7 people. The cell tower was within FCC regulations and still seven people developed cancer. Does this concern you?
Scientists and communities worldwide are concerned over 5G's use of the higher energy millimeter-wave radiation. Since the late 1990's, scientists have seen the same results, study after study: People who live within 500 meters of a cell tower experience much higher rates of cancer, type 2 diabetes, learning disabilities, hormonal dysfunction, DNA damage, and neurological disorders. This includes long-term, 10-year studies on adults, and 2 and 6-year studies on school students who experienced impaired cognitive function, high occurrence of type 2 diabetes, and decreased thyroid, prolactin, and testerone hormone production. (Read study summaries bottom of page.)
THREE of the four approved Verizon cell tower sites are at Seaside schools. Hundreds more are planned after these first four. Although they've been "approved," they are not yet installed, so there is still time to stop this.
Otherwise, nearly 500 young children, ages 3 to 7, will be exposed to harmful and direct radiation at our school for 4 to 10 hours a day, five days a week. This includes our 308 Kindergarten and First Graders, plus 180 preschoolers of Seaside Child Center. Do you believe it is a basic human right for our children to be safe at school?
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We need to apply pressure on the city council to create urgency ordinances that limit cell towers installations to no less than 750 meters away from of our schools and homes.
Your signature will help us provide opposition at our Appeals Hearing 7pm this Thursday, September 19, at Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave. Please invite all parents and concerned citizens to join us in creating a physical presence at this hearing.
Ironically, one month after approving Verizon cell tower installations near our schools, the Seaside City Council and Mayor signed a Proclamation declaring "September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Seaside."
Let's hold them accountable to the Mayor's own words in that Proclamation: "the character of our community is revealed in how we treat our most vulnerable" and "it is important for all Seaside residents to realize the impact of childhood cancer on families within our community."
Wouldn't Cancer Prevention Policies be the best way to do this? Not installing radiation towers at our schools?
Let's tell Seaside City Hall: if you don't have the current ordinances to fight Verizon or the FCC, then update them now or write new ones that specify cell tower proximity limits from our schools and homes. DO your job. You swore an oath to protect the people. BE your word. Prevent Childhood Cancers in Seaside in September - and all the other months! Show us you have the Power!
Please share this with every Parent of a child at MBCS, Seaside Child Center, Friends on your Social Media and Sign Now - before Thursday! Thank you for your support!
OUR SCHOOLS AND HOMES ARE BEING THREATENED
If we don't fight back, Seaside will be blanketed with hundreds of 5G small cell towers throughout schools and residential neighborhoods by the FCC. They will be mounted to telephone poles and light posts every few hundred feet. The FCC has no restrictions or setbacks to schools or homes. It is being pushed through so quickly by the FCC that the public is not aware. Once installed there is no turning back.
Many cities in California are standing up. There have been a few cases already where they've had success in keeping it out of residential areas, such as Los Altos, Calabasas, and Mill Valley.
People are slowly becoming aware but we need to act swiftly. City Council is under severe pressure from the FCC. They want them to sign off on it now!
Let's join this list of California Towns that are opposing 5G cell towers in their communities: San Francisco,Contra Costa, Danville, Mill Valley, Monterey, Napa, Oakland, Orinda, Palo Alto, Petaluma, San Rafael, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Ventura County, Los Altos, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Encinitas, and now Seaside
FURTHER RESEARCH ON THE HARM OF CELL TOWERS
1. School Cell Tower Study in 2018 Study Shows Cognitive Decline in Students A recent case controlled 2 year scientific study examining the neurologic effects of children, aged 13-16, in schools with nearby cell towers revealed significant decline in cognitive scores when the radiation from the cell tower was higher but still at non-thermal levels. Students in School 1 (124 students) were exposed to cell tower radiation at 2.010 µW/cm2 at a frequency of 925 MHz for 6 hr a day, 5 days a week. Students at School 2 were exposed to cell tower radiation at 10.021 µW/cm2 at a frequency of 925 MHz for 6 hr a day, 5 days a week. Both groups had exposure for 2 years. Cognitive functions tasks were measured by the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB). Participants were excluded who had any confounding factors , i.e. those with any pre existing illness, on any medications, with history of anxiety or attention problems, frequent use of cordless or cell phones, use of Wi-Fi routers in their bedrooms, or those who lived near high transmission lines or cell towers.
High exposure to RF-EMF produced by MPBSTs was associated with delayed fine and gross motor skills, spatial working memory, and attention in school adolescents compared to students who were exposed to low RF-EMF. Most notable is that the current FCC safety “guidelines” for 30 minute exposure are 1000 µW/cm2. This FCC limit is 100 times more RF than the students experienced in the highest exposure group that showed cognitive decline and with non-thermal effects. (Meo 2018)
2. Cancer and Cell Towers
Wolf and Wolf investigated the rates of cancer versus distance from cell towers in small towns in Israel. He found the rate of cancer incidence was 129 cases per 10,000 persons per year in those living within 350 meters of a cell tower versus a rate of 16-31/10,000 in those living greater than 350 meters from the cell tower.
(Wolf and Wolf 2014)
Eger 2004 also found an increase in the development of new cancer cases within a 10 year period if residents lived within 400 meters of a cell tower. Their results revealed that within 5 years of operation of a transmitting station the relative risk of cancer development tripled in residents near the cell towers compared to residents outside the area.
Dode 2011 performed a 10 year study (1996-2006) examining the distance from cell towers and cancer clusters. He and his colleagues found a highly significant increase in cancers in those living within 500 meters of the cell tower. They noted “The largest density power was 40.78 μW/cm2, and the smallest was 0.04 μW/cm2.” The current guidelines are about 1000 μW/cm2. The authors concluded, "The human exposure pattern guidelines are inadequate. More restrictive limits must be adopted urgently.”
Cell Towers and Metabolic Disorders
Several studies on cell towers show metabolic changes and dysfunction in persons exposed to cell tower radiation. Meo (2015) looked at the association of exposure to radio frequency radiation from mobile phone base stations with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and occurrence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in 2 different schools. The cell towers were about 200 feet from each school. One school had about 10 times higher radiation levels. They found a significant increase in elevated levels of HbA1c and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the school with higher RF levels. (Meo 2015)
Eskander 2012 looked at long term exposure to RF from cell towers over a 6 year period. They showed a reduction in volunteers’ plasma ACTH, serum cortisol levels and a decrease in the release of the thyroid hormones especially T3. In addition prolactin in young females (14–22 years), and testosterone levels [in males] significantly dropped. (Eskander 2012)
3. World Health Organization
Exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation is classified as a Group 2B Possible Human Carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at the WHO as of 2011. Many scientists who work in the field of EMR feel there is clear evidence of harm from long term, low level exposure to this pulsating and penetrating non-ionizing radiation which warrants an IARC upgrade to a Group 1 Known Carcinogen. (Hardell and Carlsberg 2018)
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