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Parents Blame Elementary School’s Cell Tower After 4th Student Diagnosed With Cancer

By March 14, 2019 Children

By Jennifer McGraw March 12, 2019 https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/school-cell-tower-causing-cancer/

Schools use uneducated, ignorant FCC safety standards that only measure thermal effect on body, to avoid blame for murder.

RIPON (CBS13) — A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and [educated] parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.

The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go.

“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.

Her son Mason was the second child to be diagnosed with cancer in just three years at Weston Elementary. He was 10-years-old and walked by this cell phone tower daily.

“It’s indescribable, it’s really tough,” she said.

“It’s one of the hardest things that I’ve been through,” said Joe Prime.

Prime’s son Kyle was the first, diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016. And two more kids were diagnosed this year.

“It just seems like coincidence is no longer a reason for all this illness,” Prime said.

They believe it’s this cell phone tower that’s harming their kids.

“Kids shouldn’t be guinea pigs and we shouldn’t be taking chances with the children’s lives,” Prime said.

The district has had several tests done saying the tower is safe and meets federal regulations.[ which only measure heat] But some families weren’t convinced and hired an expert.

“I wouldn’t send my kids there at all, it absolutely is dangerous,” said Eric Windheim, an electromagnetic radiation specialist. “Children are still developing and their cells are still being divided. It’s the worst possible time in their life to be exposed.”

He says it’s not just a cell tower, it also transmits wireless frequencies.

“Instead of only going 300 yards like regular Wi-Fi, Y-Max can go 30 miles,” he said.

Parents want the mast removed, but the district won’t budge. Parents say the district gets a kickback of $2,000 a month to have the tower for a telephone company, but the district so far has not commented.

“It’s a real disappointment that it’s taking moms of sick children and dads of sick children to come out and say something needs to be done,” Prime said.

Ferrulli’s son Mason has also since relapsed and is undergoing brain cancer treatments while a fourth child from has recently been diagnosed and taken out of school.

They say it’s not just a battle now for their children, but a fight these parents say they won’t give up.

“There’s a lot of kids that we love that still go to the school, so we are fighting for them,” Ferrulli said.

The district sent out a letter to parents saying that the electric magnetic frequencies are far below federal standards and have completed a thorough investigation and do not have any plans of removing the cell phone tower on campus.

250 Concerned Scientists Issue Major Warning About Potentially Carcinogenic Effects of Wireless Tech

March 12, 2019

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In recent years we’ve seen a number of credible scientific reports indicating that electromagnetic radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices is linked to the development of cancers, including brain and heart cancer. And as the world’s wireless network is upgraded to 5G, we may soon see a dramatic spike in cases of cancer, and people in high places are speaking out to warn the public.

Additionally, warnings about the safety of emerging 5G technology are everywhere, and even the California Brain Tumor Association issued a public warning. But, we’re already living in a world that has grown dependent on wireless and bluetooth technology, with an array of consumer products like Apple’s AirPods which act as wireless transmitters/receivers sitting right next to the brain, nestled among the most sensitive parts of the ear.

This is a recipe for a public health disaster, and to emphasize this, a group of 250 scientists from over 40 countries have signed a petition to the WHO and the UN to warn them about the documented dangers of radio wave radiation from WiFi, cell phones and bluetooth.

The opening statement of the petition lists a litany of current technological products that are all linked to physiological disorders, disease and even cancer.

Read the full petition, here. And for more information on the potential harm of 5G and wireless technologies, please review the following links:

SCHOOLS BUILD CELL TOWERS TO GENERATE REVENUE

AUGUST 31, 2017 By Lindsey Schulenburg

https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/schools-build-cell-towers-to-generate-revenue

Facing shrinking budgets, some school districts are building cell towers to generate additional revenue.

“School districts—hard up for cash—are turning to an unlikely source of revenue: cell towers,” NPR reported in July. “The multistory metal giants are cropping up on school grounds in Chicago, Milpitas, Calif., Collier County, Fla. and many other places across the country.

“The big reason: money,” NPR reported. “As education budgets dwindle, districts are forming partnerships with telecom companies to allow use of their land in exchange for some of the profits.”

Taxpayer Relief

Jesse Hathaway, managing editor of School Reform News sister publication Budget & Tax News, says it’s good for everyone [ except the children who will get cancer] when schools work with the private sector.

“Government schools leasing portions of taxpayer-owned land to telecom companies is a great example of how private businesses and the government can work together for everyone’s benefit,” Hathaway said. “Parents, students, and employees receive better cell service, and pressure on taxpayers for more money is relieved.”

‘A Great Trend’

Although the cell towers provide a good source of revenue for schools, some parents have raised concerns about possible radiation from the towers. Hathaway says these concerns are unfounded.

“There is no credible evidence [in his mind] that proximity to a cell tower increases children’s and school employees’ health risk,” Hathaway said. “Lacking evidence of a credible health risk, [which thousands of scientists say is real] the remaining objections to such deals are financial. As long as school officials are selling access to the land at market rates, this is a great trend. School officials should look for more ways to partner with the private sector, ensuring that taxpayers receive market rates for private use of the property and assets they ultimately own.”

Market Discipline

Kevin Currie-Knight, a teaching assistant professor of special education at East Carolina University, says when school districts build cell towers, only part of the school’s operations acts like a business, and most school functions remain the same.

“The only way this would change how teachers, parents, and students experience school is if the school itself became a business,” Currie-Knight said.

Currie-Knight says market pressures discipline organizations and make them more effective.

“Schools acting like businesses and schools being businesses are two very different things,” Currie-Knight said. “The reason markets work is not because businesses act like businesses, but because market pressures induce certain ‘businesslike’ behaviors from firms.”

The public sector can be privatized only “by opening up a market in that space,” Currie-Knight says.

“Unless consumers can shop around [and] are using their own money to purchase goods from competing providers, and the money follows the consumer, schools ‘acting like a business’ is the equivalent of play-acting,” Currie-Knight said. “Markets are key.”

Lindsey Schulenburg (lindseys.heartland@gmail.com) writes from Chicago, Illinois.

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