By B.N. Frank
Firefighters Don’t Want Them on Their Buildings Due to Health Risks So Others Shouldn’t Either
Research has proven many times over that exposure to RadioFrequency Radiation (RF) is harmful to all living beings. This being the case, when cell towers and antennas are mounted on top of residential buildings and businesses, it’s not safe for anyone who lives or works there. This is why since 2004, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has opposed the use of their stations for cell towers and antennas due to health risks to personnel. Their website includes many pages of research including a study done on firefighters themselves.
**Note: A pilot study was conducted in 2004 of six California fire fighters working and sleeping in stations with towers. The study, conducted by Gunnar Heuser, M.D., PhD. of Agoura Hills, CA, focused on neurological symptoms of six fire fighters who had been working for up to five years in stations with cell towers. Those symptoms included slowed reaction time, lack of focus, lack of impulse control, severe headaches, anesthesia-like sleep, sleep deprivation, depression, and tremors. Dr. Heuser used functional brain scans – SPECT scans – to assess any changes in the brains of the six fire fighters as compared to healthy brains of men of the same age. Computerized psychological testing known as TOVA was used to study reaction time, impulse control, and attention span. The SPECT scans revealed a pattern of abnormal change which was concentrated over a wider area than would normally be seen in brains of individuals exposed to toxic inhalation, as might be expected from fighting fires. Dr. Heuser concluded the only plausible explanation at this time would be RF radiation exposure. Additionally, the TOVA testing revealed among the six fire fighters delayed reaction time, lack of impulse control, and difficulty in maintaining mental focus.
When infrastructure is installed on top of buildings, remediation is still possible to reduce exposure to everyone inside. Building Biologist Eric Windheim documented a job he did for a building owner who decided remediation was necessary to keep his tenants healthy and happy.
Activist Post reports regularly about exposure risks from all sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) including RadioFrequency (RF). For more details, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Dr. Madga Havas
- Ecological Options Network
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence
- Wireless Information Network
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