The proceedings for ?Electromagnetic Phenomena and Health ? A Continuing Controversy??, 10 September 2008, The Institute of Physics, London, UK, are now available at: http://iopscience.iop.org/1755-1315/10/1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ronn Jefferies LL.B
TENANT IS SEEKING 100% ABATEMENT OF RENT DUE TO CELL TOWER OVER APARTMENT
The Hearing was initiated by the Landlord (just say Provident Management) for arrears of rent. The tenant withheld rent and has paid it to the Board pending the outcome of the hearing. Rent was withheld because the tenant (who is a single parent with a 14 year old child) asserts the premises are unfit for habitation, for her, because the landlord permitted the installation of numerous cell towers on the roof which emit microwave radiation. The tenant has a penthouse apartment so these towers are 6 feet above her head. To make matters worse, a number of towers radiate directly onto her balcony.
This occurred in December 2009. The client describes in detail how this has affected her health and life, perhaps permanently. Dr. Magda Havas (Professor at Trent University), a well known researcher and expert in ?electrical sensitivity? will testify at trial.
Bell Canada is seeking standing to participate in the trial and to make submissions at trial.
The tenant is seeking a 100% abatement of rent (refund) as she has been unable to live in her apartment since January 2010. She has moved from place to place through the generosity of friends and has become painfully sensitive to all cellular and wi-fi radiation. She suffers daily and her health has been significantly compromised. She was an active, vibrant personality and person and now suffers daily.
Bell is worried that an Order from the Board will have wider implications and affect it?s ability to place ?towers where needed. The Landlord, who did not consult the tenants on the placement of the towers, will lose income generated by contracting with Cell companies for using rooftops of high-rise buildings for the towers.
Five character witnesses will be called at trial testifying to the debilitating effects on the tenant. One witness still lives at 2 Regal Road and will testify that she has lined her ceiling with steel, wire mess to mitigate the radiation (which can be measured) leaking into her apartment. Magda Havas has videos on You Tube. There is a great video showing the client and the towers as she speaks in front of her building.
Hearing time and place:
Wednesday, May 26,2010 9:30 AM
Where: Toronto South RM C, 79 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 212, Toronto ON M4T1 M6 2nd Floor
You must arrive at 9:00 AM to sign in for your hearing if you are a party or witness.
IT IS A PUBLIC HEARING so anyone can attend.
For more information or to schedule an interview please contact:
Are cell phone antennas on apartment buildings safe?
Posted February 2010
In December 2009 an array of cell phone antennas was placed on an apartment building in downtown Toronto, much to the surprise of the residents who first became aware of this construction as the cranes moved in. Watch the video and listen to what one woman experienced.