We Do Not Like Cell Towers
Councilman Edward Putens talks about how "We do not like cell towers in Greenbelt, particularly on school sites."
Could My Cell Phone Hurt Me ?
Councilman Rodney Roberts speaks to his concerns about discovering a cell phones could potentially impact his health. His words sentiment expressed by many of us as we learned about this issue.
What Action Can We Take?
Listen to the Council discuss what actions they can take to oppose the school board cell tower leasing agreement.
"We Have Always Opposed This"
The Community Can Take Action to Voice Concerns
Press Releases on the
Greenbelt City Council Story
Jimmy Gonzalez' Story
Health Risks of Wireless Radiation
Testimony is given to urge the Council raise awareness about cell phone and wireless radiation.
Oppose School Cell Towers
Testimony to Call for action on school cell towers.
Petitions to the Greenbelt Council on October 27, 2014
The Council Calls on the FCC to "Protect Human Health."
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Greenbelt Stands Up to the CTIA
The Greenbelt City Council Takes Action
On November 24, 2014 the Greenbelt Maryland City Council voted unanimously to:
These actions were initiated after the county school board signed a no bid leasing deal with a cell tower leasing company making 73 schools " available" as cell tower sites, setting off huge protests and the formation of a MD State Coalition against Cell Towers at Schools.
Parents researched wireless radiation and called for Safe Schools. Greenbelt is located minutes from Washington DC. Listen to the wise words of the Council as they deliberate in the videos below.
Every citizen can go to their city or state council and ask that they raise awareness on the health risks of wireless devices. These documents can be used to inform your elected officials:
5. Expert letters from Dr. Herbert and Dr. Carpenter
10. EHT's Ten Simple Steps to Reduce Exposure
11. The Greenbelt Letter to the FCC.
Please go to the Environmental Health Trust Proclamation Page for more on getting a wireless proclamation in your town.
Please go to SafeSchoolspg for more resources and information on the PG County Maryland Cell Tower fight.
Keep the Cell Phone out of The Bra
Traci Frantz wrote a letter to the Council describing her daughter Tiffany's battle with breast cancer after she stored her cell phone in her bra for five years. She urged the Council to inform the community about the fine print warnings.
The Tiffany Frantz Story
The CTIA Sent a Letter
The Council received a letter from the CTIA, the Wireless Association, trying to pursuade them from taking action. They were not swayed. Watch them discuss this.
Safety Concerns and
Lowered Property Values
Mayor Pro Tem Judith Davis describes how cell towers lower property values and raise serious safety concerns for children.
Reasons Why Cell Towers Do NOT Belong on School Grounds