us to stop base-station antennas
I just become
a member of EMR-EMF. I am posting this message to seek your help to keep
base-station antennas out of our neighborhood, in Berkeley, California.
is that Sprint and other phone companies plan to install 3-12 base-station
antennas on the roof of Starbucks Cafe in our neighborhood. The Zoning
Board of Berkeley granted permit to Sprint in the December 12th public
hearing, despite vehement opposition from neighbors. We are appealing
the Zoning Board's decision to our City Council.
In the US,
due to a 1996 Federal Communications commission law, people have hard
time to stop the proliferation of antennas. For instance, we cannot argue
that radiation from base-station antennas can be hazardous to health.
I am posting
this e-mail to ask for your help. If you members send e-mails to our Mayor,
Mr. Tom Bates, and some of the City Council members, and the City Officials,
then they will take our case into consideration. Please send e-mails to
the following addresses and tell the recipients that base-station antennas
are invisible, silent, and odorless adversaries to health.
COORDINADORA ANTILINEA OF GAVARRES
YOU THAT you GAVE THEM 22 AND 23 OF FEBRUARY 2003, IN LLAGOSTERA, GIRONA,
THE FIRST STATE ENCOUNTER OF THE GROUPS was CELEBRATED, PLATAFORMAS, ASSOCIATIONS,
PRIVATE, ETC. THAT we FIGHT AGAINST THE ANTENNAE OF TELEFONIA MOVIL AND
THE LINEAS OF HIGH TENSION.
of this encounter is it put in common of the demands, actions, studies
upon the CEM and the health, experiences, normative legal, etc. of all
the ones that fight against the antennae of telefonia base and the instalacion
of lineas of high tension and transforming near our dwellings.
It is the
moment to UNITE US all against the prepotencia and the desinformacion
interested of the businesses of telefonia and the electricas, to the ones
that the central Government and Autonomicos, permit that they attempted
against our health.
THE PRINCIPLE OF PRECAUCION FOR ALL THE OLD AND NEW INSTALLATIONS OF ANTENNAE
AND LINEAS ELECTRICAS.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS ENCOUNTER ANTIANTENAS AND ANTILINEAS, TO REQUIRE
THAT IN THE PROGRAMS OF ALL THE CANDIDACIES OF THE PROXIMAS MUNICIPAL
ELECTIONS, THE ACTIONS APPEAR TO FOLLOW UPON THE INSTALACION OF ANTENNAE
AND LINEAS OF HIGH TENSION IN THE MUNICIPALITY.
provisional program, inscriptions, suggestions, colaboracion etc. upon
this I ENCOUNTER can be found in the web of the COORDINADORA
STATE AGAINST THE LINEAS OF HIGH TENSION, and in the web de PROCEP
Josep M. Ricart. Spokesman of the COORDINADORA ANTILINEA OF THE GAVARRES
Original in Spanish:
ANTILINEA DE LES GAVARRES
QUE LOS DIAS 22 Y 23 DE FEBRERO 2003, EN LLAGOSTERA, GIRONA, SE CELEBRARA
EL PRIMER ENCUENTRO ESTATAL DE LOS GRUPOS, PLATAFORMAS, ASOCIACIONES,
PARTICULARES, ETC. QUE LUCHAMOS CONTRA LAS ANTENAS DE TELEFONIA MOVIL
Y LAS LINEAS DE ALTA TENSION.
de este encuentro es la puesta en comun de las reivindicaciones, actuaciones,
estudios sobre los CEM y la salud, experiencias, normativas legales, etc.
de todos los que luchamos contra las antenas de telefonia base y la instalacion
de lineas de alta tension y transformadores cerca de nuestras viviendas.
Es el momento
de UNIRNOS todos contra la prepotencia y la desinformacion interesada
de las empresas de telefonia y las electricas, a las que el Gobierno central
y Autonomicos, permiten que atenten contra nuestra salud.
EL PRINCIPIO DE PRECAUCION PARA TODAS LAS ANTIGUAS Y NUEVAS INSTALACIONES
DE ANTENAS Y LINEAS ELECTRICAS.
APROVECHAR ESTE ENCUENTRO ANTIANTENAS Y ANTILINEAS, PARA EXIGIR QUE EN
LOS PROGRAMAS DE TODAS LAS CANDIDATURAS DE LAS PROXIMAS ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES,
APAREZCAN LAS ACCIONES A SEGUIR SOBRE LA INSTALACION DE ANTENAS Y LINEAS
DE ALTA TENSION EN EL MUNICIPIO.
programa provisional, inscripciones, sugerencias, colaboracion etc. sobre
este I ENCUENTRO se puede encontrar en la web de la COORDINADORA ESTATAL
CONTRA LAS LINEAS DE ALTA TENSION http://www.terra.es/personal/kirke1/
, y en la web de PROCEP (antenas) http://www.grn.es/electropolucio/index.htm
Ricart. Portavoz de la COORDINADORA ANTILINEA DE LES GAVARRES
Report on the Nature and Incidence of Electrical Sensitivity, Induced
by Exposure to Low Level Non-ionising Radiation
adverse biological effects, resulting from exposure to low level non-ionising
radiation, are already very much in evidence in this country, notably
in those people who suffer from Electrical Sensitivity.
Health Organisation states that this condition "poses a challenge
to conventional wisdom" and that, despite the absence of "any
accepted mechanisms to explain hypersensitivity," those "people
who claim they are hypersensitive suffer considerably" and "research
include problems with concentration, dizziness and loss of memory, headaches,
nausea, aches in muscles and joints, unusual tiredness, skin disorders,
sleep problems, audio/visual disturbance and in extreme cases convulsions.
These symptoms occur directly after exposure to low level radiation, such
as that generated by domestic appliances, often resulting in sufferers
having to adapt their homes accordingly.
to date has been conducted in Scandinavia and in 1996, Per-Arne Ockerman,
Professor of Clinical Chemistry in Gothenburg, Sweden, found that damage
to red blood cells occurred in electrosensitive persons exposed to low
level non-ionising radiation.
trade union described a doubling in the number of members reporting serious
symptoms of Electrical Sensitivity from 10 per cent in 1993 to 20 per
cent in 1996.
of the Association for the Electrically and VDT-injured, estimates that
out of a population of eight million, around 10,000 Swedes suffer from
Electrical Sensitivity. If this ratio applied in the UK, some 75,000 people
could be affected.
country, Dr Anne Macintyre of the ME Association states that "ME
sufferers seem to be extra sensitive to electromagnetic radiation".
There are reportedly between 150,000 and 500,000 sufferers of ME in the
Monro, an expert consultant at the Breakspeare Allergy Hospital, has treated
over 500 patients suffering from Electrical Sensitivity. Upon request
she has supplied supporting evidence to solicitors, for example, in cases
of people forced to seek early retirement as a result of the condition.
of Electrical Sensitivity have been consistently reported for a number
of years now in many countries, including the US, the UK and Scandinavia.
There is a direct correlation between these symptoms and those currently
being reported by people exposed to high levels of radiation from mobile
phones and masts.
now an urgent requirement to fund both biological and epidemiological
research into the nature and incidence of Electrical Sensitivity. Until
such research has been undertaken, people should not be involuntarily
exposed to low level radiation generated by mobile phone base stations
adjacent to their homes.
J Scott / May
Heuser, NeuroMed and Neuro Tox Associates Medical Group; Assistant Clinical
Professor of Medicine at U.C.L.A. School of Medicine. 17366 Sunset Boulevard#101B,
Pacific Palisades, CA90272
In and affidavit
dated 11:06:1998 he wrote: As a clinician I can state that electrical
sensitivity is a real medical disease. My more than twenty electrically
sensitive patients and all other electrically sensitive patients are in
urgent need of relief. Exposure to any radio frequency radiation should
be avoided by these patients. 5th September 2002
AND MENTAL HEALTH
or Mental Illness or Both??
with Schizophrenia often report symptoms in terms of being 'controlled'
or affected by external forces such as 'electricity'. The delusions described
by schizophrenic patients are said to be, to some degree influenced by
familiar elements of the society in which they live. (Ref: Living and
Working with Schizophrenia, University Free Press M.V. Seeman et al.,
what can be considered technological advances, causing so much pain and
distress, has not yet caught up with the latest research on ElectroHyperSensitivity
(EHS). Cases 49, 50, and 51 we speculate, give but a hint of the unnecessary
suffering of many people who are misdiagnosed. There are also those who
are mentally ill who suffer excessively due to EMR exposure effects.
a wealth of empirical evidence documenting disability and pain caused
by exposure to electric and magnetic fields. Provocation studies by Dr
Jean Monro et al., Medical Director, Breakspear Hospital. Belswains Lane.
Hemel Hempstead, Hertforshire, Dr William Rea et al., Environmental Health
Center, 8345 Walnut Hill Lane, #205, Dallas, Texas and Dr Cyril Smith
Postal Address 36 Westminster Road, Ellemere Park, Eccles, Manchester
M309 EA, UK. conclude that certain people are sensitized to electric and
magnetic fields to which they react in such a way that adverse health
effects are experienced. This, according to the people so affected, includes
cerebral effects that may exacerbate the symptoms of an established mental
illness or may be misdiagnosed by the physician as a mental illness. Thus
the EHS afflicted person, who may well have been misdiagnosed as mentally
ill, has not only to contend with the logistics of avoiding EMR, but is
also obliged to suffer the effects of the stigma which has always attended