Parents, Neighbors, and Students Against Cell Towers on School Property
International Journal of Forestry Research Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 836278,
The above is only a small sampling of the research showing effects at non thermal levels.
A school should be a healthy safe environment.
Damage to Wildlife
Please review this brief selection of research showing damaging effects from RF Radiation (cell tower radiation)
to wildlife from frogs to the birds and the bees.
A review of the ecological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) Environment International Volume 51, January 2013, Pages 116–140
Mobile phone mast effects on common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine [2010, 29(1-2):31-35
Radio Waves Affect Birds
Engels, S. et al. Anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disrupts magnetic compass orientation in a migratory bird. Nature 509, 353–356 (2014).
Balmori A. Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields from Phone Masts on a Population of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Electromagn Biol Med 2005; 24 (2): 109 - 119
Ants can be used as bio-indicators to reveal biological effects of electromagnetic waves from some wireless apparatus Electromagn Biol Med. 2013 Aug 26.
Bees and Butterflies
Research shows that Birds, Bees and Butterflies are sensitive to electromagnetic fields.
Their behavior is disrupted by exposures to this radiation.
A magnetic compass aids monarch butterfly migration. Nature Communications 5(4). 24 June 2014
Mobile phone induced honeybee worker piping Apidologie (2011) 42:270-279
Birds, Bees and Mankind by Dr. Ulrich Warnke
Changes in honeybee behaviour and biology under theinfluence of cell phone radiations. Current Science 98 (10): 1376 – 1378.
Briefing Paper on the Need for Research into the Cumulative Impacts of Communication Towers on Migratory Birds and Other Wildlife in the United States Division of Migratory Bird Management (DMBM), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 2009
Can electromagnetic exposure cause a change in behaviour? Studying possible non-thermal influences on honey bees – an approach within the framework of educational informatics. Acta Systemica-IIAS International Journal 6(1):1-6.
Electromagnetic radiation: influences on honeybees (Apis mellifera). Institute Environmental Sciences,
Detection and Learning of Floral Electric Fields by Bumblebees (2013) Science 5 April 2013
"Particulate matter can travel deep into the lungs where it can aggravate asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung conditions."
“Health studies show that exposure to diesel exhaust primarily affects the respiratory system and worsens asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and lung function. There is some evidence that diesel exhaust exposure can increase the risk of heart problems, premature death, and lung cancer.” -Maryland Department of the Environment
Diesel Fuel Generators Increase Air Pollution.
Diesel exhaust is a health hazard on school playgrounds and athletic fields. Cell Towers have diesel generators that are routinely turned on (at least weekly) contributing to air and noise pollution. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for the Research on Cancer classifies diesel engine exhaust as “carcinogenic to humans,” (American Cancer Society) The toxic air pollutants in diesel exhaust can cause more frequent and more severe asthma attacks in people who already have asthma.
"It has been known for a long time that diesel particles are harmful, and the links to lung cancer have been widely published," says Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation. " For children, especially, this can cause a permanent stunting of lung growth. And the picture may be even worse than current studies show: There is a growing consensus in the medical community that diesel particulate emissions are more dangerous to health, particularly lung health, than previously thought," Read Article Here.
During Sports children inhale deeper and particulate matter goes deeper into their lungs.
Communities are taking steps to reduce exposures to diesel exhaust (see Clean School Bus USA).
Why are we increasing this air pollution
by locating cell tower diesel generators on school property where children learn and play?
Our children need more nature, not less.
Radiation exposure impacts wildlife.
The compound will increase air pollution.