Letters to the Editor

Ask Gov. Jerry Brown to veto cell tower bill

California citizens far and wide, help!

Call the governor today at 916-445-2841, and ask him to veto SB 649 (the cell tower bill).

It becomes law if not vetoed by Sunday. This bill passed mid-September in spite of bi-partisan opposition. California spoke out — 300 cities and 47 of 58 counties — against this bill.

It gives authority to the wireless industry to saturate our neighborhoods without local oversight and at the expense of serious health issues. The strongest among us, firefighters, were exempted from SB 649 due to abnormal SPECT brain scans with resultant cognitive impairment from cell tower emissions of 1/1000th of the FCC limit. Cancer clusters and myriad health issues have been recognized near cell towers worldwide.

This level of constant radiation is potentially dangerous for all, but especially for the unborn, the children, the infirm, the elderly, the disabled, the bees, certain pets and wildlife. Thousands of studies either raise red flags or demonstrate harm. Aren’t our laws supposed to protect us?

Linda Ikeda, Atascadero