Both sides of border oppose radio towers

Editor:

Both sides of the border, Tsawwassen and Point Roberts, are supporting each other in our common goal of having Point Roberts free from 50,000-watt AM radio towers.

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Regardless of our nationality, we are all blessed to live in our shared peninsula. We want our environment to be free from harmful electromagnetic radiation to avoid the possibility of ill health and serious future diseases for ourselves and our children.

A large study done in South Korea concluded: "In this study, there was an increased risk of lymphocytic leukemia among children with higher levels of exposure to radio frequency radiation from nearby AM radio broadcasting (stations) than among children with lower levels of exposure" (Ha et el, 2007).

Martin Blank, PhD, an expert on electromagnetic radiation effects on the human body, has recently published research on this topic. He concludes that in our cells, "The reduction in stress protein synthesis as a result of continuous exposure to electromagnetic frequencies would predispose an individual to the accumulation of DNA damage and the development of cancer."  (Prof. Martin Blank PhD, BioInitiative 2012-The Cellular Stress Response: EMF-DNA Interaction 2012 Supplement.)

Tsawwassenites are battle weary from the many challenges we have already faced. We are tired and don't want to engage in yet another struggle. But helping in our legal battle with KRPI to prevent the powerful 50,000-watt signal radiating from the proposed AM radio towers is a good fight and one we must engage in to avoid the risk of ill health and disease of our families as well as the daily frustration of not having our electronic equipment working in a satisfactory manner.

Members of the Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers are working tirelessly, freely giving of their time, energy and talents to preserve our way of life and health. We need your help to help you and your family. Please consider sending a cheque to: PRTA-FTT, P.O. Box 158, Point Roberts, WA 98281 or go to: http://notowers.webs.com and select the "donate" button.

There is a big fundraising event, the Art and Lifestyle and Travel Auction, on Sunday, June 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Harris Barn in Ladner. Save the date and if you have an object d'art or a travel package you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. As well, be sure to attend the auction and enjoy the fun. You may contact us at: lrwilk@telus.net or call Lois Wilkinson at 604-943-1821.

Beverly Alder

Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers

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