Wednesday, April 16, 2014
New communication tower
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:15 am
I attended the community meeting led by Milestone Communications regarding installation of a cell tower on the property of Annapolis Middle School.
Despite the fact that I live in the adjacent neighborhood, my concern is not about the aesthetics of this tower (which will be made to look like a tree) nor the safety issues that were addressed. I'm worried about the health issues for all our school children.
After all the research on the potential adverse health effects of RF emissions from cell towers, we still don't know completely how electromagnetic radiation may affect the development of brain tumors, leukemia and various other cancers. Even if the risks are minor, we have no right to expose our children to this very serious health danger.
Greg Stewart, senior manager of Engineering for the Anne Arundel Board of Education, reported on the installation of the cell tower at Broadneck High School. He seemed very proud of, and pleased with, this accomplishment. I can't share his enthusiasm, as I think it is unconscionable that the Board of Education seems to be showing no regard for the health concerns of our public school children and are apparently only focused on the bottom line.
Their job is to give our kids the best education possible in a safe environment and I feel they should not be in the cell tower business.
I understand the need for more wireless coverage but cannot support exposing our children to health dangers in order to reach these communication goals. I urge the Board of Education to come to their senses and do the job that they were hired for and use our hard-earned tax dollars for the education, health and welfare of our children.