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Fourth child in school near cell tower diagnosed with cancer

A fourth Californian child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.

Published: March 14, 2019, 9:04 am

    “We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” Monica Ferrulli told CBS Sacramento.

    Her son Mason is the second child to be diagnosed with cancer in just three years at Weston Elementary School. The 10-year-old boy walked past this particular cell phone tower every day.

    Parents are demanding the cell tower at their children’s school in San Joaquin County, California be removed after both students and their teachers were diagnosed with cancer.

    “People who want the tower removed say four students and three teachers at Weston have been stricken with cancer,” The Modesto Bee reported. “The kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school on Stanley Drive has 400 students.”

    In a statement to Newsweek the school board and administration “empathizes with and support these children and their families in their recovery” but added that independent tests show that the tower is performing within the guidelines established as “safe by current government and global standards”.

    “I wouldn’t send my kids there at all, it absolutely is dangerous,” one parent told CBS Sacramento. “Children are still developing and their cells are still being divided. It’s the worst possible time in their life to be exposed.”

    Cell phones communicate with nearby cell towers mainly through radiofrequency (RF) waves, a form of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum between FM radio waves and microwaves. Like FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and heat, they are forms of non-ionizing radiation.

    This means that they could damage the DNA inside cells, which is how stronger (ionizing) types of radiation such as x-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet (UV) light are thought to be able to cause cancer.

    But the American Cancer Society claims that the levels of energy used by cell phones and towers are too low to be a problem.

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