To the Editor:
On Monday, April 22 at the Northborough Annual Town Meeting, we will have the chance to vote on a very important article.? Article 33 changes the current Wireless communications bylaw allowing less stringent guidelines.? One of these changes allows antennas to be mounted on our schools.? Once this allowed in our bylaw, we will not be able to prevent the cellular companies from installing them on our schools and there is no limit to the amount of antennas that can be installed on each school. ?Another change in the bylaw is they are eliminating the current setback of 1 mile in between cell towers. The time to stop this is NOW.? Past studies regarding health issues are outdated and many are “inconclusive”.? Inconclusive does NOT mean safe.
The President's Cancer Panel, http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp0109/summary.pdf?? states:
Reduction of exposure to other sources of RF can be accomplished by keeping AM, FM, television, and mobile phone towers far from homes, schools, and businesses given the growing evidence of adverse human health effects from RF exposure, this issue cannot be ignored. (p. 17)
Please attend the Northborough Annual Town Meeting on April 22nd, 7:30 pm at Algonquin Regional High School.? One meeting is easier than a lifetime of fighting cell antennas in our neighborhoods and on our schools. Thank you!
Northborough resident and mother of 3