April 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm on “EMFacts Consultancy”.
From Camilla Rees
WASHINGTON-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new report, “The BRAG™ Antenna
Ranking of Schools” (‘BRAG™ Ranking’), will be unveiled
Wednesday by Professor Magda Havas, PhD of Trent University, Canada,
along with Citizens for Health, ElectromagneticHealth.org, EMR Policy
Institute and Moms for Safe Wireless. Media Teleconference Wednesday,
April 28th – 10:00 a.m. Eastern.
The BRAG™ Ranking report recommends schools, school districts,
municipalities and states call upon the FCC for a ruling that requires
a 1,500 feet setback for any/all wireless infrastructure near schools.
The BRAG™ Ranking is the result of a multi-year study of school
children’s potential exposure to cell phone antennas and base
stations in U.S. state capitols. Exposure metrics for approximately
6,000 public and private schools were assessed. A composite grade was
generated for each school based on 1) how close the nearest antenna
was to the school, 2) how many antennas were located within 0.25 miles
or approximately 400 meters (the distance within which scientific
research documents mental, emotional and physical symptoms in adults),
and 3) within 0.6 miles, or approximately 1 kilometer, from the
school. The searchable 173-page BRAG™ report, where grades can be
found for individual schools as well as state capitols, can be viewed
at www.magdahavas.com as of April 28, 2010.
Dr. Havas says, “Symptoms of electrohypersensitivity have been
demonstrated at exposures that are a fraction (0.04%) of U.S. exposure
guidelines, in part because the guidelines exclude biological effects
other than heating. Until guidelines are changed to reflect what
science shows is happening to people with long term exposures, a
policy of ‘prudent avoidance’ would justify setbacks for antenna
infrastructure near schools.”
Dr. Havas adds, “Symptoms people experience near cell phone
antennas, within a 0.25 mile radius include: fatigue, headaches,
difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, dizziness,
depression, visual disruptions, hearing disruptions and much more.
Since we know children are more vulnerable to microwave radiation than
adults, putting cellular antennas near schools, or on school premises,
is a mistake. It is like playing with fire. People get burned.”
See Detailed 7-page Media Advisory Here – http://sn.im/vnil0
TO REGISTER for the Media Teleconference Call on Wednesday, April 28th
at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) RSVP to Emily@electromagnetichealth.org.
Dial-in instructions will be sent.
Prof. Magda Havas, PhD