Wireless dangers

It is disappointing to learn that Parksville city council is continuing their contract with Rogers for a cell tower there.

Re: John Harding’s editorial (‘Rookie drama,’ The NEWS, Oct. 13).

I am a former resident of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, I frequently ran in the Top Bridge area. It is disappointing to learn that Parksville city council is continuing their contract with Rogers for a cell tower there.

Running near a source of electromagnetic radiation such as the cell tower emits will cause headaches for me, loss of balance and other complications.

Exposure to microwave radiation caused an acoustic neuroma tumour (benign brain tumour in me). Two medical doctors have confirmed my exposure to microwave radiation caused the tumours. One doctor is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of electromagnetic radiation with books and hundreds of papers written by him on the subject, the second is another medical doctor with papers on the subject and the credit of writing a chapter for a text book for medical doctors on the topic.

Anyone that says microwave radiation such as that emitted by cell towers/phones and many other sources cannot cause harm has not looked at, or understood, the science presented in thousands of papers written on the topic. The radiation can and does cause biological harm and can kill, a fact that has been known for more than 50 years.

If you would like more information:

• Mumford, W.W. Some Technical Aspects of Microwave Radiation Hazards. IRE(IEEE) Proceedings Vol 49, no2 pp427-447 February 1961.

• National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria for Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, page 274, NCRP-Report No 86, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MB 1986.

Also a document from PlanetWorks (a consulting firm in North Vancouver) notes that managers/property owners of a location where towers are located are ultimately responsible to ensure the safety of the location.

Norm RyderVictoria

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