Just why would a cell phone tower be placed on a church, school or fire station? Money. Cell phone companies pay organizations handsomely to install cell tower equipment on these properties. This eliminates the need for the cell phone company to lease or purchase land or buildings to erect their own towers. They can simply rent existing structures from someone else. This “rent money” can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars a month. What school district or church couldn’t use a few extra dollars to benefit a tight budget? But does the income outweigh the potential risk? The studies say absolutely not.
Two-time Nobel Prize nominee, Dr. Gerald Hyland, a physicist, had this to say about cell phone towers. “Existing safety guidelines for cell phone towers are completely inadequate. Quite justifiably, the public remains skeptical of attempts by government and industry to reassure them that all is well, particularly given the unethical way in which they often operate symbiotically so as to promote their own vested interests.”
Children Have Higher Rates of Leukemia Near Broadcast Towers
Dr. Bruce Hocking did a study in Sydney, Australia, of children living near TV and FM broadcast towers that are very similar to cell phone towers. He found that these children had more than twice the rate of leukemia as children living more than seven miles away from these same towers. (61) So if cell phone companies install antennas on the rooftops of our schools do we really want our children sitting at a desk right beneath the source of this radiation? Do we fully know the potential effects on the developing brains of our children? How many children in school today already suffer from inability to focus, learning disorders and attention deficit problems? Might there a connection? Many studies show a definite correlation.
Living Near Cell Phone Towers Increases Neurological Symptoms
Another study conducted on inhabitants living near or under a cell phone base station antenna produced the following prevalence of complaints: headache (23.5%), memory changes (28.2%), dizziness (18.8%), tremors (9.4%), symptoms of depression (21.7%), and sleep disturbances (23.5%). (62)
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