* Zoran: 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)

Zoran: New Report

A new report from Zoran village reveals that at least 25 residents got
cancer and 26 women had misscarriges within the last 2 years. According
to the report, dozens of students complained they suffered from
headaches, vomits and part of the residents wished to leave the village
because of the antennas effect.

Head of the village council, Yossi Malka, said: "We intend to watch
closely after the [critisicm] committee decision [to remove the Hillel
station] implementation, after the government has been dragging the
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

30 University News Stories related to Cellular Antennas, Masts, Exposure
& Removals.


I have noticed there is alot of media stories about towers and churches,
towers and high schools, but what about where all the young cell phone
users are, at the Universities. 

Question 1 : Are University Campuses taking any down?  Yes.

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 are few
complaints from students and staff? Would they not be educated in these
health matters?

- We will let you decide by reviewing the articles. And if you happen to
find another article that is not listed here, please send it, thankyou.

PS. My own emf sensitivity began while at a University that had a
celular tower close by on the campus. That tower still remains there today. 
Educating that particular campus may have a small effect, but if many
were educated all at once this may have a greater effect, as they do
network to  one another also, University - home of the internet, you'd
think the word on emf would be all over campus by now...

Message from gotemf

Plea for support!

Dear Friends:

We have been informing you about neighborhood groups fighting the
installation of base-station antennas in Berkeley, California. They have
filed two appeals; see the following site:


Neighbors have been working for the past 4 months to gather information
that show the illegality of such installation. Please see their appeals
at the above site.

However, today the City officials are recommending the dismissal of our
appeals; see the following site:


PLEASE send e-mails to the Mayor and City Council and urge them to give
us Public Hearing. They will consider our appeals on April 1st.


Thank you,


Study shows drivers using cell phones twice as likely to cause rear- end

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 likely
as other drivers involved in crashes to have rear-end collisions,
according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.
Crashes involving cell phone use, however, are less likely to result in
fatalities or serious injuries than crashes not involving the devices.

Almost 60 percent of licensed N.C. drivers have used a cell phone while
behind the wheel, investigators from the UNC Highway Safety Research
Center (HSRC) found. The most common violations for drivers involved in
collisions while talking on phones were failure to reduce speed, traffic
signal violations such as running red lights, speeding, following too
closely and failing to yield to other vehicles.

"Not surprisingly, cell phone users were less likely than those who
don't have them to perceive talking while driving as a distraction or
safety concern," said Dr. Jane Stutts, associate director for social and
behavioral research at HSRC. "They were also less supportive of
legislation that would entirely ban drivers' use of cell phones or issue
stricter penalties for cell phone users involved in crashes. However,
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 sponsored
by the NC Governor's Highway Safety Program and is an extension of
earlier work issued in November 2001. Co-authors of the new report are
Dr. Herman Huang and William W. Hunter, research associate and associate
director, respectively, at HSRC. Senior computer analyst Eric Rodgman
helped with data gathering and analysis.

The investigation involved a statewide telephone survey of 500 cell
phone users and 150 others to gauge driving-related behavior and
opinions. Also included were analyses of characteristics of cell
phone-related crashes based on 452 such incidents found during a
computerized search of N.C. crash report narratives from 1996 through
August 2000. In addition, the N.C. State Highway Patrol collected more
data for the study over two months last summer.

"We wanted to know how many people were talking on cell phones while
driving and how many crashes were cell-phone related," Stutts said. "We
also wanted to find out more about these crashes." Based on the data
collected, the researchers estimate that cell phones are responsible for
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 was 14.5
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 not always
use it when talking.
Cell phone crashes were more likely to occur during mid-day and
afternoon hours in urban areas and on local streets.
Most cell phone users were at least partially responsible for their

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 by the
N.C. Highway Patrol found that of the 29 identified cases, all but one
involved a hand-held phone. Most occurred while drivers were talking on
their phones but some involved reaching for, dialing, getting ready to
dial, answering or picking up dropped phones or hanging up.

Based on reported cases, the team estimated that cell phones were
involved in at least 0.16 percent of crashes in non-metropolitan areas
or about one in 623 reported crashes, she said. The 29 reported cell
phone collisions projects to 174 cases annually.

Nine out of 10 crashes, however, occurred within municipal areas not
usually reported by the State Highway Patrol.

"In fact, only an estimated 11.8 percent of the crashes identified from
the 1996-2000 narrative search were reported by the Highway Patrol,"
Stutts said. "Although this number represents only a small percentage of
all reported crashes in the state, 1,500 crashes is still too many,
especially for something that could easily be avoided. Drivers need to
remember that their first responsibility is to pay attention to their


Informant: Reinhard Rückemann

Citizens' Initiative Omega

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