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Tell T-mobile and FCC: No Radiation for Parkside School!

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T-mobile will construct a RF radiation-emitting wireless communications facility within a residential zoning district 200 feet from Parkside Intermediate School unless we stop them.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, which regulates these facilities, "A number of reports have appeared in the scientific literature describing the observation of a range of biological effects resulting from exposure to low-levels of RF energy. Some studies have also examined the possibility of a link between RF exposure and cancer."  According to one such study, it was shown that subjects living near a cell tower experienced increases in headache, memory loss, dizziness, tremors, depressive symptoms, and sleep disturbances (Abdel-Rassoul G et al. 2007).

By declining to enter into a lease agreement with T-mobile for a transmitter on or near the school, Parkside Intermediate School has made it unmistakably clear that Parkside does not want the facility endangering its students.  By declining such a contract, the school rightfully chose the safety and well-being of its students over much-needed revenue.  T-mobile undermined the intentions of the school district by offering the lucrative contract to a private individual located less than 200 feet from the school property and likely positioned the transmitter in closer proximity to the classrooms than it would have been positioned if the school had accepted the contract.

The San Bruno Planning Commission opposes T-mobile's choice of location for this facility.  Perry Peterson, Vice-Chair of the San Bruno Planning Commission, stated, "While my personal sentiment is that devices like this are better located in commercial districts or on commercial buildings or on public buildings, but, as far as that goes, if the law permits them in a residential zone, then I think you've done a pretty good job."  The Telecommunications Act of 1996 forbids city government to oppose these communications facilities based on health concerns.

T-mobile is misusing The Telecommunications Act of 1996 to override the will of local government and place these facilities within residential neighborhoods against the will of the people.  We are forwarding a copy of this petition to the Federal Communications Commission to voice our outrage over the injustice made possible by these federal regulations.

T-mobile could construct this RF radiation-emitting facility at any time and will likely begin construction the 1st week of may. 

Tell T-mobile and the Federal Communications Commission:  we will not put our children at risk!

Source: Abdel-Rassoul G, El-Fateh OA, Salem MA, Michael A, Farahat F, El-Batanouny M, Salem E.  2007.  Neurobehavioral effects among inhabitants around mobile phone base stations. Neurotoxicology. 2007 Mar;28(2):434-40. Epub 2006 Aug 1.

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