Topic

radiation

16 petitions

This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to School District 5 School Board, Mark Flatau, Beth Kornick, Michele Paine, Bette Albright, Anna Marie Bailey, Joe Brenneman, Jon Endresen, Jack Fallon, Mary Kornick, Frank Miller, Diane Morton-Stout, Mary Ruby, Mary Tepas

Not allow cell towers on Kalispell School District property (Flathead High School)

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 5 and Kalispell High School District of Flathead County, Montana, are considering a lease with Gold Creek Cellular of Montana Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless to “… install, maintain and operate communications equipment in and/or upon Flathead High School”. The lease doesn’t say “Cell Phone Tower”, so they would have the right to put any type of equipment up there. Bad Environment: It is important to note that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) worked to achieve legislation, in place today, that prohibits cell towers and masts on fire stations, due to negative health effects experienced by firefighters (see this link.) Among the behaviors they noted within weeks of installation of the towers were headaches, disorientation, brain fog, & aggressive behavior. We have included some links below. Given their reports, concerns and concerted legal action, perhaps we should look further into this matter. Lack of studies: According to the American Cancer Society, " Very few human studies have focused specifically on cellular phone towers and cancer risk." Citation. The few studies that have happened have only occured at a very long distance from the tower.  Most Recent Lab Results: Directly from the site of the American Cancer Society, " A large study by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) exposed groups of lab rats and mice to RF energy over their entire bodies for about 9 hours a day, starting before birth and continuing for up to 2 years (which is the equivalent of about 70 years for humans, according to NTP scientists). In a draft report of the final results (released in February 2018), the study found an increased risk of tumors called malignant schwannomas of the heart in male rats exposed to RF radiation" Payment to School District: The school district board, in return for the communications equipment, would receive a rental payment of $20,400 a year.  Speak up!​ The school board votes on this proposal soon after the public comment period closes on May 11, 2018. Meetings will be held on April 24th and May 15th, 6pm Kalispell Middle School. Send comments to Beth Kornick. You can also express your concerns by calling Superintendent Mark Flatau at 751-3442, although email may be the best way to reach him: flataum@sd5.k12.mt.us For more information, please visit http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=5090 Thank you to Superintendent Mark Flatau and the School Board for giving us a voice and ensuring the safety and well being of our community!!

Stop the FHS Cell Tower
288 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to The Needham Selectmen

Concerned Citizens of Needham Against the West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project

We demand: 1) That the very need and mandate for this project be challenged 2) That alternatives referenced by Eversource that avoid Residential areas be explored (some of which avoid Needham altogether) 3) That routes by Needham schools and the walkways our children use everyday be excluded from all consideration Why: More information at http://www.concernedneedham.com 1)Health impacts of EMF Radiation are not fully understood, and several studies show correlations with increases in cancer incidence – including Childhood Leukemia.  ​ 2)The routes proposed by Eversource go through Needham neighborhoods, by our schools, along sidewalks with children and commuters, and close to many residences.   ​3) The preferred route passes in front of Pollard Middle School and shares a walking route for students headed to Broadmeadow Elementary School. In the past 25 years,  the Town of Needham has either had to close schools and relocate students for an extended period of time (Pollard)  or invest in significant remediation (Hillside) due to perceived health risks to the students.  ​4)There is significant environmental encroachment in the Cutler Reservation.  In addition, Needham will lose more trees along our residential streets thanks to Eversource. ​5)The construction process will be long and disruptive – including potential impacts to other utilities. ​6)THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE THAT MITIGATE THE ABOVE IMPACTS.  

Concerned Needham
429 supporters