Schools to be kept away from radiation source
On Wednesday, the New York State Senate Committee on Local Government approved a bill that would prohibit the building of cellular towers and antennas within 500 feet of schools throughout New York City. The bill is also being introduced within the State Assembly.
“There is a continued controversy over whether cellular towers pose health hazards from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. Until there is some conclusive evidence that shows that there are no harmful effects related to this radiation, we cannot in our right mind allow for these towers to be placed near a school, emitting radiation into classrooms, lunchrooms and gymnasiums throughout New York City,” said Bay Ridge Senator Marty Golden, who sponsored the Senate bill, in a prepared statement. ☼