Friday, May 12, 2017

2015 State Teachers' Union Investigated Cell Towers on School Grounds @MSEAeducators

Anyone see the 2015 report generated by the Maryland State Teachers' Union on cell towers on school grounds?  

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  1. Dr. Ron Powell published a leter in response to this travesty of a "report" by the teachers union.
    Here is what he wrote them,
    Subject: MSEA Analysis of the Health Effects of Cell Towers on School Grounds Understates the Health Risks

    April 27, 2017

    TO: Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)
    Betty Weller, President


    Dear MSEA Leaders,

    My respects to all of you for your efforts to provide the best education possible for all of Maryland's children.

    I am writing to you because I have just read a document on the MSEA web site called "New Business Item 14-05: Analysis of Cell Towers on Public School Property in Maryland", dated May 2015. If I understand correctly, this document was prepared at the direction of the MSEA.
    As a scientist (Ph.D., Applied Physics), I was concerned to find that this document reflects multiple misunderstandings about the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF) on biological systems. RF is emitted by all wireless devices, including cell towers and cell phones. Below, I list just some of the generic short comings in the MSEA analysis:
    The MSEA analysis cites only three biomedical research papers, selected apparently to show a lack of evidence of biological effects from RF. But in reality there are THOUSANDS of papers published by the international biomedical research community that have contributed to our understanding of the biological effects of RF.
    The MSEA analysis cites none of the massive reviews of the biological research literature on the biological effects of RF. Nor does the MSEA analysis cite the fact that the conclusions reached in those massive reviews indicate that RF, including cellular radiation specifically, presents significant biological risks. Each of those massive reviews addresses hundreds to thousands of archival biomedical research papers.
    The MSEA analysis relies heavily on comparisons of the strength of RF to the exposure limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). But those FCC limits are based on a false assumption that the only adverse biological effects produced by RF are caused by excessive heating from such exposure. Those FCC limits do not protect against the biological effects caused by exposure to lower levels of RF on a chronic basis. Such chronic exposure is the type produced by cell towers, which transmit continuously, 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
    The MSEA analysis needs updating. For example, the three papers cited in the MSEA analysis are all from 2010. By that year, more than enough information had been published by the international biomedical research community to show that RF poses risks to health. But in the seven years since then, even more biomedical research papers of relevance have been published and have further increased our understanding of the seriousness of those risks.

    Read it in full here


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