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|Von: Iris Atzmon
|Datum: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 23:40:17 +0200|
There is no such thing as freedom of
choice unless there is freedom to refuse.
From Kris in Germany
In Germany, in a small place called Mittelstenahe (bei Bad Bederkesa) the residents, experts and the greens suspect that the 30 cancer cases of 260 residents are the result of the radiation emitted from the cell towers. The green party in the municipality demands to stop the operation of these towers and have a full clear investigation on the matter.
From Mona Nilsson
|J Psychosom Res. 2007 Mar;62(3):283-8.||Related Articles, Links|
From breast cancer list
Residential Magnetic Fields, Medication Use, and the Risk of Breast Cancer.
Brief ReportEpidemiology. 18(2):266-269, March 2007.
Davis, Scott *+; Mirick, Dana K. *
Background: Exposure to 60-Hz magnetic fields may increase breast cancer risk by suppressing the nocturnal production of melatonin. The use of medications associated with reduced melatonin levels could modify this relationship.
Methods: We recontacted participants in a population-based case-control study of residential magnetic field exposure and breast cancer risk and interviewed them regarding medication use during the 10 years before diagnosis. Cases were diagnosed between November 1992 and March 1995, and magnetic field levels were measured in the home at diagnosis. We obtained medication use information by telephone interview from 558 cases and 588 controls.
Results: Breast cancer risk was not associated with exposure to residential magnetic fields, regardless of medication use.
Conclusions: These results support previous findings that magnetic field exposure does not increase breast cancer risk.
(C) 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
From Ronit Brosh http://www.electricalpollution.com/Beyond_Coincidence.html
From Milt Bowling: http://digg.com/videos/educational/Amazing_car_suspension_developed_by_BOSE
Omega News - Cell towers
From Robert Ridlinger
By Robert Freeman
Mar 06 2007
Group says members weren’t consulted before Telus cell phone tower was approved
Will a requirement for consultations - with First Nations - hang up a Telus cell phone tower proposed at a Yale Road West property?
There is no evidence that Telus or Industry Canada consulted with First Nations, Chehalis Grand Chief Rose Charlie told a small crowd of about 50 people at a Thursday meeting organized by tower opponents in Chilliwack.
She suggested that Industry Canada, a federal agency that regulates cell phone towers, had a “fiduciary obligation” to consult with First Nations before approving the project at 44325 Yale Road West.
“As you are of the (federal) government, I remind you governments can’t infringe (without consultations) on aboriginal rights,” she said. “This tower affects First Nations and the children of five surrounding bands ... There has been no consultation with any First Nation.”
Atchelitz Chief Jimmy George said the tower is located on land his people once called their own, and suggested the federal government has tougher laws to protect endangered wildlife than human beings.
“Maybe we should consider ourselves a species at risk,” he said, to applause from the audience.
Bradley Thompson, Industry Canada’s district manager in the Lower Mainland, said after the meeting that whether the agency should require tower proponents to consult with First Nations consultations is an “interesting” question, but he didn’t know if it would have any impact on the Telus project.
“I will take it back and we will talk about it in the office,” he said. “I have not come across this situation before.”
He said IC policies are made by senior department officials, but he was unaware of any policy on consultation with First Nations.
“Perhaps there is already, I don’t know,” he said.
A Telus spokesman said the company regularly consults with First Nations where required, but that was not the case in the Chilliwack project.
First Nations consultations are done “any time” Telus infrastructure on Crown land impacts First Nations, said spokesman Shawn Hall, “but in this particular case the tower is on private land.”
Opposition to the Telus project in Chilliwack was fuelled by anger over the lack of notification by the city or the company. The project only came to the city’s attention because Telus needed a height variance for the 147-foot tower. No other public consultation was required under Industry Canada rules.
The city contends that because Industry Canada has sole jurisdiction, the onus is on the federal agency to set notification requirements.
But some residents at the Thursday meeting wanted their local government to do more.
Resident Clara Hooper wanted the city to “grow a backbone” and not let Industry Canada dictate tower locations.
Business owner Dean Fortin pointed out that other industries, like pesticide manufacturers and the tobacco industry, operated for years before senior governments acted to curb harmful effects of their products.
“At this point I don’t know (if cell phone towers are harmful,)” he said. “But it scares the hell out of me.”
Health Canada sets safety standards for telecommunications facilities, but did not send a representative to the Chilliwack meeting.
Coun. Chuck Stam, who represented the city on the five-member panel at the meeting, announced that the city is looking into a bylaw similar to one at the Township of Langley that would require proponents of telecommunications facilities to consult with the public. The city is also looking at expanding its current 30-metre notification policy to 300 metres, he said.
Stam denied an allegation the city had a “vested interest” in approving the tower, saying that locating city electronic equipment on the Telus tower was not part of any deal with the company.
A Dec. 19 staff report on the variance request states that the Telus tower “represents an opportunity for the City and the applicant to work together to allow for the mounting of City SCADA equipment at this location.”
But Stam said the equipment could have been located at any number of different locations, and did not rely on the city’s approval of the Telus tower.
Greg Balzer, a Yale Road West business owner who organized the meeting, said there is also a contamination concern at the property, which is located in the flood plain.
B.C. Environment officials could not be reached by yesterday’s deadline, but in a letter to the city the ministry states it had no problem with the requested variance permit because the site does not pose a “significant risk” as long as the proponent follows the government’s contaminated sites legislation.
Telus representative Brock Enderton said the tower is needed to meet the rising demand for services in the area, up to 20,000 cell phone calls per day.