Safe Schools for Prince George's County

Parents, Neighbors, and Students Against  Cell Towers on School Property


Calming Behavior in Children with Autism and ADHD

The Autism EMF Protocol 

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Why play Russian Roulette with our children?


  US standards were developed 30 years ago, do NOT apply to long term exposure, are NOT protective of children and are NOT "safe"? 

Would we buy a car with all these problems?

Why FCC Standards Do Not Protect Our Kids.

  • The guidelines do not consider the  effect on children's developing brains. A small dose can do a lot of harm to a child's brain because your child's brain is developing. Research is showing that young brains are the most effected by low level microwaves.


  • The guidelines were based on preventing thermal effects, i.e. heating effects. Yet thousands of peer reviewed, published studies report non-thermal effects indicating biological changes​ from exposure to non-thermal radiation levels.


  • The guidelines do not account for the cumulative effects of constant exposure 6 hours a day in class. FCC guidelines are set for  30 minutes of exposure.


  • The outdated guidelines do not consider current research showing “hotspots” can develop in live brains. 


  •  The guidelines were based on an adult male body’s absorption of radiation. Children’s smaller bodies and brains were not even considered when these standards were developed.

“The FCC’s current exposure guidelines are thermally based and do not apply to chronic, non thermal exposure situations.”
-The EPA
Cell Tower Radiation is chronic non thermal exposure.

 China, Russia, Italy, France, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Lichtenstein and Austria have exposure standards 100 times lower than  the US.



RF Radiation Regulations

"Children are not little adults 

and are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, 

including cell phone radiation.

Current FCC standards do not account for the unique

vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children."


-American Academy of Pediatrics
Letter to the FCC  in 2013 calling for protective standards


"As a research scientist and physician who studies how microwave radiation  affects the outcomes of pregnancy, I  am deeply concerned about growing exposures to cell phone and other wireless radiation."

  - Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chief of Obstetrics at Yale


 Cell Tower Radiation is not Safe.

Dr. Samet was the Chair of the World Health Organization’s EMF Working Group when they made the 2B carcinogenic classification.



“The IARC 2B classification

implies an assurance of safety that cannot be offered,

a particular concern, given the prospect that

most of the world’s population will have

lifelong exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.”

- Dr. Jonathan Samet.


"Safety is not assured."


Some Research Studies on Cell Tower Radiation and Humans

Click on the underlined title to go to the research and read more.

Please Also Download This  Fact Sheet

of Cell Tower Research Studies showing serious health effects.

This is an excellent printable to bring around to your community

when people ask about the research. 


Click on the underlined title to go to the research abstract online.


SAFETY ZONE DETERMINATION FOR WIRELESS CELLULAR TOWER  Nyakyi et al, Tanzania (2013): This research looked at the radiation that cell towers emit and states at safety zone is needed around the towers to ensure safe sleeping areas. The authors state that "respective authorities should ensure that people reside far from the tower by 120m or more depending on the power transmitted to avoid severe health effect."


 "Neurobehavioral effects among inhabitants around mobile phone base stations,"  Neurotoxicology, G. Abdel-Rassoul, et al., (2007) "Conclusions and recommendations: Inhabitants living nearby mobile phone base stations are at risk for developing neuropsychiatric problems and some changes in the performance of neurobehavioral functions either by facilitation or inhibition. So, revision of standard guidelines for public exposure to RER from mobile phone base station antennas and using of NBTB for regular assessment and early detection of biological effects among inhabitants around the stations are recommended."


Long-term exposure to microwave radiation provokes cancer growth: evidences from radars and mobile communication systems. Yakymenko I 2011We conclude that recent data strongly point to the need for re-elaboration of the current safety limits for non-ionizing radiation using recently obtained knowledge. We also emphasize that the everyday exposure of both occupational and general public to MW radiation should be regulated based on a precautionary principles which imply maximum restriction of excessive exposure.


A cross-sectional case control study on genetic damage in individuals residing in the vicinity of a mobile phone base station.Ghandi et al, 2014 (India): This  cross-sectional case control study on genetic damage in individuals living near cell towers found genetic damage parameters of DNA  were significantly elevated. The authors state, " The genetic damage evident in the participants of this study needs to be addressed against future disease-risk, which in addition to neurodegenerative disorders, may lead to cancer."

Mortality by neoplasia and cellular telephone base stations. Dode et al., 2011 (Brazil): Aclearly elevated relative risk of cancer mortality at residential distances of 500 meters or less from cell phone transmission towers.

Investigation on the health of people living near mobile telephone relay stations: Incidence according to distance and sexSantini et al, 2002 (France): 530 people living near mobile phone masts reported more symptoms of headache, sleep disturbance, discomfort, irritability, depression, memory loss and concentration problems the closer they lived to the mast. This first study on symptoms experienced by people living in vicinity of base stations shows that, in view of radioprotection, minimal distance of people from cellular phone base stations should not be < 300 m.

The Microwave Syndrome: A preliminary Study. Navarro E, 2003 (Spain): Statistically significant positive exposure-response associations between field intensity and fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeping disorder, depressive tendency, feeling of discomfort, difficulty in concentration, loss of memory, visual disorder, dizziness and cardiovascular problems. Two different exposure groups also showed an increase of the declared severity in the group with the higher exposure.


Bortkiewicz et al, 2004 (Poland):Residents close to mobile phone masts reported: more incidences of circulatory problems, sleep disturbances, irritability, depression, blurred vision and concentration difficulties the nearer they lived to the mast.

Wolf et al, 2004 (Israel): A four-fold increase in the incidence of cancer among residents living within 300m radius of a mobile phone mast for between three and seven years was detected.

Eger et al, 2004 (Germany): A three-fold increase in the incidence of malignant tumours was found after five years’ exposure in people living within 400m radius of a mobile phone mast.

Hutter et al, 2006 (Austria): A significant correlation between measured power density and headaches, fatigue, and difficulty in concentration in 365 subjects.

Abdel-Rassoul et al, 2007 (Egypt): Residents living beneath and opposite a long established mobile phone mast reported significantly higher occurrences of headaches, memory changes, dizziness, tremors, depressive symptoms and sleep disturbance than a control group.

Oberfeld et al, 2008 (Austria): All subjects reported various symptoms during exposure including buzzing in the head, heart palpitations, unwellness, lightheadedness, anxiety, breathlessness, respiratory problems, nervousness, agitation, headache, tinnitus, heat sensation, and depression.


Want more research?

Well there are more studies than we could fit on this website. 


Just Prove IT:You can search studies here by topic! Full of information. 

EMF Portal: All studies on EMF to search though in one database. 


The National Association for Children and Safe Technology:  They are a National Association of Parents and Teachers trying to raise this issue. NACST.org


Want to READ a 2014 scientific paper by Cancer Research Doctors who detail all the problems with US standards? Read it HERE.


Electromagnetic Radiation Safety  http://www.saferemr.com/
Dr.  Joel Moskowitz of UC Berkeley School of Public Health started this blog to detail the science related to electromagnetic radiation.  This site holds all of his news releases, radio shows and compilations of information on RF Radiation.  We highly recommend you take the time to go to his blog. 

Bioinitiative 2012  http://bioinitiative.org
An extensive report authored by scientists from the U.S. and other countries calling for the reform of outdated safety standards due to the mounting evidence of health effects from non-thermal microwaves.  
  • The 2012 Bioinitiative Summary for the Public: 
http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wpcontent/uploads/pdfs/sec01_2012_summary_for_public.pdf
  • The complete Bioinitiative Report (1479 pages of scientific evidence):
http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/BioInitiativeReport2012.pd

Environment and Human Health http://www.ehhi.org/reports/cellphones/
EHHI is made up of doctors, public health professionals and policy experts committed to the reduction of environmental health risks to individuals.  They prepared a very informative Cell Phone Report that summarizes the Science of Wireless radiation.  

Lennart Hardell's Blog http://lennarthardellenglish.wordpress.com/
Dr.  Hardell is the internationally respected scientist who headed up some of the studies used by the International Agency for the Research on Cancer to classify RF as a possible carcinogen.  His blog is invaluable as he posts his research and critical scientific news events related to microwave radiation.  He also helped author the cell phone radiation chapter by the European Environmental Agency publication Late Lessons from Early Warnings. 

Canadians for Safe Technology http://www.c4st.org/
Citizens for Safe Technology is a Canadian non-profit, "volunteer-based coalition of parents, citizens and experts whose mission is to educate and inform Canadians and thier policy makers about the dangers of the exposures to unsafe levels of radiation from technology and to work within all levels of government to create healthier communities for children and families from coast to coast." 

Citizens for Safe Technology  http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/
Citizens for Safe Technology Society is a not-for-profit educational society made up of Canadian and U.S. parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, physicians, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposures to harmful wireless technologies.

There are thousands of peer reviewed studies showing serious health issues. It was hard for us parents to take in but we are learning more every day. W

Get The FACTS.  Decide for YOURSELF.
Doctors who have researched this are urgently calling for action.

“EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place.”
-Dr. Martha Herbert,  Pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist,
Harvard Medical school.  Letter to the LA School Board

We should not ignore, however, the enlarging body of science that points to real threats to public health and, especially, our children’s safety and well-being. The best approach is precautionary. Reduce the risk by reducing the microwave emissions. It is our obligation as physicians and parents to protect our children. They are the future and our legacy.”
-Dr. Cindy Russell,
Vice President of Environmental Health  Santa Clara Medical Association .

Some Things are Not Easy to Hear. 
Read on... if you want to learn some sad facts about our government's
cell tower radiation standards. 
Don't FREAK OUT, Take ACTION!

Cell Tower Radiation is NOT PROVEN SAFE. 
Perhaps it was stated that  tower radiation is much lower than our federal "safety standards".  Thousands of times lower in fact. This is true.

Here-in lies the Problem: Our thirty year old FCC Guidelines.

Radiation at these very very low levels (yes thousands of times lower than our standards) have been shown to find serious harm in hundreds of research studies. If anyone tells you the science says "it is safe" please ask for documentation.

No medical organization states RF is safe. 

( "Legal" does NOT mean "Safe for Kids".) 

 We join with parents across the country  not wanting to risk
their child's health.


Read Some Studies

Canada's C4ST headed by the past Microsoft Canada President Frank Clegg put together these research abstracts of note. 


Effects on the Brain and Nervous System

Male and Female Infertility 

Effects on the Eye

Cancer and Genetic Damage 

Biochemical Changes 







The BioInitiative Report 2012 is the most up-to-date and comprehensive compilation of the scientific evidence of biological effects that occur at low levels of EMR exposure, at levels we are exposed to everyday through mobile and wireless technologies.

READ MORE


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Leif Salford Neurosurgeon

Damage to the Brain!










Dr. Salford is a neurosurgeon at Lund University Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.

Since 1988 he has led a team of researchers that have exposed thousands of laboratory rats to microwave radiation.

His research showed damage the blood-brain barrier  even when the exposure level is reduced a thousandfold. 


​This means  means that chemicals and toxins are more easily absorbed into the brain and this can result in brain damage.

“The move by school districts across the nation to raise revenue by leasing school property to cellular telephone networks is a gamble that is placing our children in harms way.  It is unacceptable and dangerous and all parents should be alarmed by such plans,” stated, Dr. Veronica Cruz, a parent with several children in the Bethlehem Central School District.

human rights

Cell Towers on Schools

A recent policy paper by Human Rights Experts argues that cell towers placed near schools and child care centers is an environmental pollution that poses a long-term threat to a child’s rights to life and is therefore- an international human rights violation.








All persons have a right to health, including a safe environment and protection from exposures that may undermine their health. For infants and children, who can not act on their own behalf, a special obligation is incurred.

Current RF Radiation guidelines for risk assessment  do not address children. This is a human rights issue for children who cannot advocate for themselves.

Read More


Juli Chawla

Juhi is former Miss India and a Bollywood Actress who is also a leading advocate for cell tower safety after she found herself living across from cell towers.

READ MORE

Letter from the EPA on how standards do not protect us from long term effects.

Letter by Martin Blank,  PhD. Columbia University scientist, addressing the concern of cell towers near schools.

Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court on Cell Towers on School Grounds. 


A "Dangerous" Electric Meter? 

An advocacy group in Maryland is working hard to address the risk

from the new electric meters 

on our homes. 

They emit radiation also!

Many are concerned. 








FACEBOOK

The

Campaign for Radiation Free Schools

is a Facebook page that deals with RF Radiation and schools around the world. 


Please Join!

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The BabySafe Project










Dr. Hugh Taylor, the Head of OBGYN at YALE recommends that pregnant woman reduce exposure to wireless radiation.BabySafeProject.org

LEARN MORE



birds or kids

Who will get protections first?
The Department of the Interior just wrote (2014) a scathing Letter about cell towers having "lethal" effects on birds from the radiation at very low levels.



 The Precautionary Principle


Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

 -UNITED NATIONS

 RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Fire Fighter's Don't Want Towers! 

Why Would Schools?


INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS

DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND MEDICINE 

Position on Cell Towers

"The IAFF opposes the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members."

READ MORE

Down Load a letter from the LA Firefighters Union asking for an immediate halt to cell towers on fire stations HERE. 


" The evidence has increased.

I think this is an important opportunity we have 

to protect the public.

Dr. Anthony Miller, Expert Cancer Researcher, testifying against cell towers. 

Oregon State Committee on Health 

Briefing by Dr. Dart and Dr. Pall









These Doctors presents numerous studies that examine health effects and proximity to cell towers (starting at 18:30 minute) showing serious health concerns.

Why We Have Concerns: 

  • Children will be exposed to microwave radiation 6 hours a day from the tower.
  • In 2011, The World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer  classified RF Radiation which is emitted from cell towers as a Class 2 B Carcinogen a Possible Human Carcinogen based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer. They are calling for more research.
  • A nearby cell tower results in higher levels of this radiation day and night in nearby homes. Cell towers result in long term chronic exposure.
  • You can turn a cell phone off at night but you cannot turn off a cell tower.
  • Children and the fetus are at the greatest risk from microwave exposure, due to their thinner skulls, and rapid rate of growth. 
  • Doctors and Scientists around the world are calling for urgent action.
  • Worldwide, countries are recommending that parent's DECREASE exposure on children. (Click here to read what other countries are doing.

Health Risks to Children from RF-Radiation

Cell phone towers emit very low level microwaves,  also called radio frequency RF radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation EMF. Studies have shown that even at very low levels of this radiation, there is evidence of damage to cell tissue and DNA, and it has been linked to brain tumors, cancer, suppressed immune function, depression, miscarriage, Alzheimer’s disease, and numerous other serious illnesses.  

No. It is not scientifically documented  to be "SAFE". No medical organization states it is "safe".