Sunday, August 23, 2009

A little radiation never hurt anyone

This building at Springfield Blvd and 121st Ave houses a group which provides social and health services to the elderly and disabled populations of Cambria Heights. I can't think of a better spot for a cell tower. You can both get cancer and be treated for it in the same place! And as you leave, you may salute the flag of the country that says it's ok to place these monstrosities anywhere. God bless America!


Taxpayer said...

At least after a little time passes, the services to those elderly and disabled will be genuinely compassionate.

Because the providers of the services will be afflicted with the same radiation defects.

Then the service providers call all treat each other as well.

They can update their resumes to indicate how expert they became.

Anonymous said...

Obviously ridiculous since one cannot get cancer from non ionizing radiation which is what cell phone antennas produce

Anonymous said...

The telecommunications industry claims cellular antennas are safe because the radiation they produce is too weak to cause heating, a "thermal effect." They point to "safety standards" from groups such as the American National Standards Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection to support their claims. But these groups have explicitly stated that "safe levels of exposure" are based on thermal levels. The claim that RF exposure is harmless rests on the fact that it is too weak to produce a rise in temperature, a "thermal effect."

There is a large body of internationally accepted scientific evidence which points to the existence of non-thermal effects of microwave radiation. The issue at the present time is not whether such evidence exists, but rather what weight to give it. Non-thermal effects are recognized by experts on RF and health to be potential health hazards. Safe levels of RF exposure for low intensity, non-thermal effects have not yet been established.

Taxpayer said...

"Obviously ridiculous since one cannot get cancer from non ionizing radiation which is what cell phone antennas produce"

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Asbestos, mercury, X-RAYS in shoe stores, radon, were all called safe after length "scientific" evaluation.

Funny how large amounts of cash was called "scientific study".

Anonymous said...

The real truth is that we don't really yet know the effects. We have one of those towers in the middle of Maspeth, around the corner from a preschool, a block a half away from an elementary school and two blocks from a middle school. Thank you Marge Markey!

gandolph said...

I'm a physicist and I just wrote a blog about cell phone and microwave radiation. Please check it out