Letter: Attend meetings on proposed cell tower

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To the editor:

A cell tower is being proposed in our neighborhood on upper North Street and we adamantly oppose it. Blocking this tower is important as adequate radiation regulations are not in place, and these towers not only pose health risks they also affect property resale values.

The proposed tower will eventually become 5G, emitting a level of radiation greater than existing cell tower frequencies. Cell radiation safety standards are not established. These towers are known to cause serious health problems, including increased risk of cancer, heart disease, brain damage, memory loss and altered DNA. More than 250 scientists have called for a moratorium on 5G because of the impact this radiation has on our health.

Communities across the nation have effectively blocked the construction of these towers in their neighborhoods. Therefore, it is important to attend the following meetings to make your voice heard: Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Community Development Board, and Nov. 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals. The meetings are held at City Hall on Allen Street in the City Council chambers on the second floor.

Together, we can make a difference.

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Nancy Sommer,

Jane Reusche,

Lorraine Brill,

Pittsfield

The letter was also signed by Gail Beare, Pam Soldato, Janet Ryan, Edna Dugas, Kristina Rifkin, Jeff Rifkin, Norma Grant, Dorcas Abell, George Pinney, Lois and Phil Scalise, Scott Jones, Paula Dambrauskas, Abbie VonSchlegell and Bea DaSilva, all of Pittsfield.


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