Friday, April 3, 2009

Concern about cell repeaters on SI school

STATEN ISLAND (WABC) -- Dozens of worried and angry parents are protesting a cluster of cell phone towers built on top of and near an elementary school.

They claim the towers are a danger to students. Their fear is that the towers may be sending low-level radiation into classrooms at the Staten Island school.

Some officials are also asking the Federal Communications Commission to scrutinize cell phone towers.

State Assemblyman Lou Tobacco and City Councilman Vincent Ignizio said they filed a complaint with the FCC Thursday about their concerns regarding Our Lady Star of the Sea. They hope the agency will order the towers moved.

The FCC didn't immediately return a telephone call Thursday evening.

Studies indicate radiation detected in the school came from a nearby strip mall. The radiation levels were deemed safe under federal standards, and the mall's owner says the antennas have permits.

But as a precaution, Monsignor Jeff Conway has ordered metal window screens.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

In other news parents are protesting against the sun for sending constant low level radiation and cosmic rays over our children all the time. OH THE HUMANITY!

Anonymous said...

You can put sunscreen on to protect kids from the sun's radiation, which causes cancer. What can you do to protect them from this, especially when they're installed without notifying you first?

Anonymous said...

There are three giangantic cell phone towers on a building
on 59th St., around the corner from Martin Luther High School and Maspeth Avenue.
Was anyone notified about that? Probably not.

Anonymous said...

Oh please, you breathe car exhaust all day, drink water contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs and eat fast food and you think this is what is giving us cancer? Get real.

In fact cosmic rays from the sun are also thought to cause cancer. Tiny barely detectable particles flying through your body at all times are enough to trigger a cancerous growth... and it travels through walls and even the the molten core of the planet itself to reach the other side where its night.

There is no proof in anyway that these towers cause cancer this is a waste of a cause. If you cared that much about it you would give up your cell phone forever.

Anonymous said...

"There are three giangantic cell phone towers on a building
on 59th St., around the corner from Martin Luther High School and Maspeth Avenue. Was anyone notified about that? Probably not."

These repeaters are ON the children's school. If you bothered to watch the story, you'd understand.

You have the choice to hold a cell phone to your ear. Kids don't have a choice when there are cell repeaters beaming radiation at them when they are learning.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comment. these phone towers should not be near any school. why should children suffer? they don't know better to speak up that's what their parents need to do. and the company that installed it should know better, also who ever owns the site where it was installed, they know a school is across the street, apparently their children don't go to the school.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are right that there are forms of dangerous radiation everywhere naturally, but dosage and frequency do matter.

The same "cosmic radiation" you laugh about can do serious damage to the cells of astronauts when they pass through the Van Allen belt.

Lifelong UV exposure from ordinary sunshine will cause cataracts and some percentage of skin cancer.

How much risk of injury and premature death are you willing to sign yourself up for so that someone else can benefit?

Try collecting a worker's compensation case when your employer injures you or suing the city when you are the victim of malfeasance by them.

You can have years of poverty and dubious likelihood of collecting while someone else counts the money.
Why should someone sign their children up to be guinea pigs?

italian girl said...

Can you just imagine the lawsuits in the future?
It reminds me of right after 9/11 when they were saying the air quality was fine. How could it be fine, with sh#@ that spewed into the air that day? I smelled it over here. I remember thinking all of those firefighters etc. down there breathing all that crap is going to make them sick. A firefighter friend of mine survived the collapse and is having trouble breathing. Thankfully so far no cancer.
These cell phone towers will be trouble in the future, for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Wait until residential houses have cell phone towers on them to make a quick buck, like the one Frank's Deli is putting on the residential building next to the store that they own. All those children that attend the Maspeth Town Hall will be glowing in the dark. Nobody cares about the children, adults or the radiation. It's all about money and Greed. That is why the country is in such a mess. Pure Greed!

georgetheatheist said...

Assemblyman Lou Tobacco?

italian girl said...

"Nobody cares about the children, adults or the radiation. It's all about money and Greed."

But what good is all that money when you'll be using it for cancer treatments?

Anonymous said...

I agree. Your health is your wealth. People find this out when it's too late.

Anonymous said...

http://911awakening.com/?p=24

http://proliberty.com/observer/20080508.htm

Taxpayer said...

"They claim the towers are a danger to students. Their fear is that the towers may be sending low-level radiation into classrooms at the Staten Island school."

Now go over to 74th Street in Maspeth between 57th Ave and Grand Ave. Look at the roofline of the Stop&Store. There is an array of 4 or 5 antennae.

They are aimed into the "Proposed" high school.

These antennae predate the notion of a high school, and are under legal contract. Stop&Store is earning some money from the cell company.

So, the city has no power to void that contract.

The Dept. of Education never bothered to (A) look at these antennae, and (B) consider their danger to students being hit with the radiation every school day for several years.

When the students or parents start suing, the city will have no defense. The city could have known and should have known.

Now they do know!

linda said...

omg, that is too funny! i guess dizzy lizzy didn't see that either, how about the SCA... explain that one liz and when you guys did the enviromental study of the area, was it noted in your report? come on you really have to start answering these questions. the great people want to know...

Taxpayer said...

Here's a question for a real expert:

Would it be legal and permitted to place cell towers so they aim at convicted prisoners?

Would that be called torture?

Can they be used in Gitmo?

Anybody?