We are a coalition of citizens advocating for the prevention of cell phone towers on and near school property, to protect all children from exposure to electromagnetic radiation from cell towers.
A 2012 meta-analysis of scientific research concluded that the electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phone towers present a risk of adverse health effects, including leukemia, headaches, behavioral problems and non-repairing DNA damage. It also concluded that children are more vulnerable to these effects, due to their developing brains and thinner skulls.
Even in cases where the scientific evidence is conflicting or unclear, we feel that we - as a society - should be guided by the precautionary principle when it comes to children and their long-term health. Unless it can be definitively proven to be safe, we must err on the side of protecting all children from repeated, prolonged, involuntary exposure to this type of electromagnetic radiation while at school..
Armed with current scientific knowledge and guided by the precautionary principle,
our goals are:
1.) Moratorium on any new cell towers on Minneapolis Public School property - ACCOMPLISHED!
2.) Permanent policy preventing new cell towers on Minneapolis Public School property
3) Passage of state law(s) preventing cell towers within 1,500 feet of school and child care centers
4) Plan for removal/retirement of existing cell towers in Minneapolis and statewide
To these ends, we aim to:
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