Patients from the Sharon sue millions for the antennas damages
11 families from Porat village demand compensation of 15 million
(=about 3+ million dollars) from the communuaction ministry,
broadcast authority and Bezeq. "They knew about the radiation,
but they ignored"
by Dorit Gabai and Eitan Rabin
Maariv newspaper, 31.3.2003
A lawsuit of more than 15 million shekels against the communication
ministry, Bezeq and the broadcast authority was presented yesterday
the families from Porat village, who claim to get cancer from
radiation of the antennas in the village.
In the giant lawsuit, that was presented yesterday in the
by the families of 8 of Porat residents who died from cancer,
12 and 17
years old boys who died after they had leukemia. In addition,
residents who got cancer lately: 3 years old baby who got
the nose and eyes when he was several months years old, 18
girl who got brain cancer a year and a half ago and 43 years
old who got
cancer in the nose 17 years ago.
law suit in Zoran also
A similar lawsuit will be presented very soon in Zoran also.
In Zoran 25
people got cancer and more than 20 women had misscariage within
In a meeting that was held yeaterday of the committees heads
fight leaders of Porat, Zoran and Ein Sarid, it was decided
morning the residents would block the entrance to Hillel station.
Pnina Kanati, of the fight leaders, said yeaterday: If we
need we will
fight with the broadcast station people. This is our protest
and it is
not the final station. We will not enable entrance to the
if we need, we will put tyres on fire".
From tests that were done by Dr Benny Malenski, a senior
environmental and occupational health safety, and chairman
israeli association of occupational sanitation, it turns out
since 13 years ago the radiation was measured. He says that
measurements were taken only in Zoran and not in Porat. Dr.
wrote in his expression of opinion which was enclosed to the
that "There is no doubt that the radiation levels from
the 60's until
the 80's were higher than the levels today."
Malenski clarified that "Considering the significant
levels of radiation
exposure, the causal link between the radiation exposure and
rate among Porat residents has to be acknowledged".
By lawyer David Mena, Porat residents claim that the broadcast
authority, Bezeq and the Communication Ministry neglected
the transmitters in the place, ignored their responsibility,
information about the danger that was waiting to the residents
radiation. It is also claimed that the authorities did not
to reduce the risks to the residents.
"Bezeq, the broadcast authority and the communication
ministry used old
equipment and did not fix a protection mechanism from the
this way they exposed the residents to damaging factors and
their health" it is written. The relatives of the 8 dead
claim they have to be compensated on their dears' death. 3
that are alive and have cancer, demand compensation for salaries
pain and suffering, and medical expenses in the past and future.
* from a private converstation with Zoran head of the fight,
Malka, he says 2 importand things: A. Israel is the first
country in the
world where there is an agreement with the government to reduce
international radio transmitters standard from 87 V/m to 8.7
Zoran resident plan another lawsuit to the high courts of
order to close the station, not connected to the decision
* Today in the newspaper "Haaretz", Israel is the
first country in the
world that is going to have the ICNIRP standard as a ...LAW
it is in the process of making it a law, if nothing will interfer
Message from Iris Atzmon
likely to concede 3G-free zones
March 13, 2003 6:31 PM EST
An increasingly strident campaign to keep third-generation
telephone masts out of protesting communities won surprising
from Sweden's regulator National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS),
now seems resigned to achieving less than 100-percent national
PTS information chief Katarina Kämpe told newspaper
Dagens Nyheter that
local authority planning should take precedence, and if a
decided to become a 3G-free zone, that was its right.
The most vocal 3G opponent had been the local authority of
Mayor Kjell Nilsson declared that Trelleborg would be "a
white spot on
the 3G map" until proof was presented that the masts
3G opponents like Miljöcentrum, an independent environmental
argued that besides concerns about radiation, the masts are
eyesores that lower property values in local communities.
3G Infrastructure Services (3GIS), the joint Vodafone, Hi3G
3G development project, appealed to the parliamentary ombudsmen
Trelleborg's lack of cooperation.
While that complaint remains unanswered, Sweden's Association
Authorities advised that planning committees should ignore
about radiation when considering granting building permission.
Tele2 chief Lars-Johan Jarnheimer warned recently that Svenska
the joint Tele2-Telia 3G development, would petition the PTS
extension if the backlog of building applications does not
within the next two to three months.
The PTS will now examine how many of the current mast- building
proposals have been granted. A recent survey by the Association
Authorities found that a bit less one in four had been granted,
most of the others bogged down in bureaucracy.
The authority of Falun has also decided to be a 3G-free area,
opposition runs high in Växjö, Trollhättan,
Eksjö, Falkenberg and Linköping.
Informant: Volker Hartenstein, Member of the Bavarian
- Cellular Phone Towers make people sick
Phone fires at Gasstatons!!!! ---- warning for drivers
Passing on this info about cell phone at gas stations:
The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three
in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during
In the first case, the phone was placed on the car's trunk
fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and
the gasoline pump.
In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their
fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their
And in the third, an individual suffered burns to the thigh
and groin as
fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang
were fueling their car.
You should know that:
Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes. Mobile phones that
light up when
switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide
for ignition. Mobile phones should not be used in filling
when fueling lawn mowers, boat, etc. Mobile phones should
not be used,
or should be turned off, around other materials that generate
or explosive fumes or dust, i.e., solvents,chemicals, gases,
grain dust, etc.
Another safety warning you should know about concerns static
Below is an email from Pat Cabiling who works at Chevron
Four Rules for Safe Refueling:
1) Turn off engine.
2) Don't smoke.
3) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the vehicle
or turn it off.
4) Don't reenter your vehicle during fueling.
Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on
a campaign to
try and make people aware of fires as a result of "static
at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these
results were very surprising:
1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.
2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their
while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished and
they went back
to pull the nozzle out the fire started, as a result of static.
3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.
4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely
This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.
5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas
6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the
connected with static charges.
7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was reentered and
was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models
resulting in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station,
and to the
8) Seventeen fires that occurred before, during or immediately
gas cap was removed and before fueling began.
Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while
with gas. If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while
the gas is
pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE
before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from
will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.
As mentioned earlier, The Petroleum Equipment Institute,
several other companies now, are really trying to make the
of this danger.
You can find out more information by going to
there, click in the center of the screen where it says "Stop
I ask you to please send this information to ALL your family
friends, especially those who have kids in the car with them
pumping gas. If this were to happen to them, they may not
be able to get
the children out in time.
Informant: Volker Hartenstein, Member of the Bavarian
message from Siegfried Scherer