By B.N. Frank
U.S. opposition to cell towers, antennas, and other wireless infrastructure continues to increase due to concerns about public safety (see 1, 2, 3), reduced property value (see 1, 2), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), and environmental risks.
Since 2020, residents of one Massachusetts community have been demanding that a cell tower installed be removed immediately.
Pittsfield health official says city lacks ‘expertise’ to probe cell tower complaints by By Amanda Burke, The Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD — The city’s director of public health said her department is ill-equipped to fulfill the City Council’s request to investigate reports from neighbors who believe that cellular radiation emitted from the tower off South Street is causing health problems.
Director Gina Armstrong responded to the council’s investigation request in a brief letter for its Tuesday meeting, writing that the city’s Board of Health might consider making a referral to the state Department of Public Health, since the Pittsfield Health Department isn’t qualified to weigh in.
“The Health Department is not qualified and does not have the expertise to accurately assess the residents’ health concerns, nor is the Health Department qualified to assess the causes of the residents’ health concerns,” Armstrong said. Read the full article HERE
Other reasons to not want to live near a cell tower – they can catch fire and collapse.
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