New Report - 30 University News Stories related to Cellular Antennas,
Masts, Exposure & Removals - Plea for support! - Study shows drivers
using cell phones twice as likely to cause rear-end collisions (29/3/03)
A new report from Zoran village reveals that at least 25 residents
cancer and 26 women had misscarriges within the last 2 years.
to the report, dozens of students complained they suffered from
headaches, vomits and part of the residents wished to leave
because of the antennas effect.
Head of the village council, Yossi Malka, said: "We intend to
closely after the [critisicm] committee decision [to remove
station] implementation, after the government has been dragging
process for years at the residents health expense".
(by Eitan Rabin, Maariv newspaper, 27.3.2003)
Informant and translation in English: Iris Atzmon
First Release Date - March 27 2003
University News Stories related to Cellular Antennas, Masts,
I have noticed there is alot of media stories about towers and
towers and high schools, but what about where all the young
users are, at the Universities.
Question 1 : Are University Campuses taking any down?
Question 2 : Are some teaching for the cellular Industry? Yes.
Question 3 : As we know, EMF studies are sometimes done at universities,
Are the universities being left out of the media because there
complaints from students and staff? Would they not be educated
- We will let you decide by reviewing the articles. And if you
find another article that is not listed here, please send it,
PS. My own emf sensitivity began while at a University that
celular tower close by on the campus. That tower still remains
Educating that particular campus may have a small effect, but
were educated all at once this may have a greater effect, as
network to one another also, University - home of the
think the word on emf would be all over campus by now...
Message from gotemf
Plea for support!
We have been informing you about neighborhood groups fighting
installation of base-station antennas in Berkeley, California.
filed two appeals; see the following site:
Neighbors have been working for the past 4 months to gather
that show the illegality of such installation. Please see their
at the above site.
However, today the City officials are recommending the dismissal
appeals; see the following site:
PLEASE send e-mails to the Mayor and City Council and urge them
us Public Hearing. They will consider our appeals on April 1st.
shows drivers using cell phones twice as likely to cause rear-
Press Release - For immediate release / March 26, 2003
By David Williamson
UNC News Services
CHAPEL HILL - Drivers talking on cell phones are nearly twice
as other drivers involved in crashes to have rear-end collisions,
according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Crashes involving cell phone use, however, are less likely to
fatalities or serious injuries than crashes not involving the
Almost 60 percent of licensed N.C. drivers have used a cell
behind the wheel, investigators from the UNC Highway Safety
Center (HSRC) found. The most common violations for drivers
collisions while talking on phones were failure to reduce speed,
signal violations such as running red lights, speeding, following
closely and failing to yield to other vehicles.
"Not surprisingly, cell phone users were less likely than those
don't have them to perceive talking while driving as a distraction
safety concern," said Dr. Jane Stutts, associate director for
behavioral research at HSRC. "They were also less supportive
legislation that would entirely ban drivers' use of cell phones
stricter penalties for cell phone users involved in crashes.
three-fourths of both groups indicated they would support legislation
prohibiting the use of hand-held phones by drivers, except for
Stutts' study, "Cell Phone Use in NC: 2002 Update Report," was
by the NC Governor's Highway Safety Program and is an extension
earlier work issued in November 2001. Co-authors of the new
Dr. Herman Huang and William W. Hunter, research associate and
director, respectively, at HSRC. Senior computer analyst Eric
helped with data gathering and analysis.
The investigation involved a statewide telephone survey of 500
phone users and 150 others to gauge driving-related behavior
opinions. Also included were analyses of characteristics of
phone-related crashes based on 452 such incidents found during
computerized search of N.C. crash report narratives from 1996
August 2000. In addition, the N.C. State Highway Patrol collected
data for the study over two months last summer.
"We wanted to know how many people were talking on cell phones
driving and how many crashes were cell-phone related," Stutts
also wanted to find out more about these crashes." Based on
collected, the researchers estimate that cell phones are responsible
at least 1,500 motor vehicle crashes across the state each year.
Other findings were that:
Drivers most often talking on cell phones were between ages
25 and 39,
and a higher proportion of users drove sport utility vehicles.
The average time per day spent talking on phones while driving
minutes, while the medium time was five minutes. Talk time decreased
with increasing age and was higher among males than females.
One in four users had a hands-free device although they did
use it when talking.
Cell phone crashes were more likely to occur during mid-day
afternoon hours in urban areas and on local streets.
Most cell phone users were at least partially responsible for
Investigators identified cell phone-related crashes by running
computerized searches for collision reports in which officers
specifically mentioned the telephones in their descriptions
of each the
crash, Stutts said. The special two-month data collection effort
N.C. Highway Patrol found that of the 29 identified cases, all
involved a hand-held phone. Most occurred while drivers were
their phones but some involved reaching for, dialing, getting
dial, answering or picking up dropped phones or hanging up.
Based on reported cases, the team estimated that cell phones
involved in at least 0.16 percent of crashes in non-metropolitan
or about one in 623 reported crashes, she said. The 29 reported
phone collisions projects to 174 cases annually.
Nine out of 10 crashes, however, occurred within municipal areas
usually reported by the State Highway Patrol.
"In fact, only an estimated 11.8 percent of the crashes identified
the 1996-2000 narrative search were reported by the Highway
Stutts said. "Although this number represents only a small percentage
all reported crashes in the state, 1,500 crashes is still too
especially for something that could easily be avoided. Drivers
remember that their first responsibility is to pay attention
Informant: Reinhard Rückemann