Jim Stacey | March 14, 2019
San Joaquin County Parents believe radiation from a 5G cell tower is causing cancer in school children. Doctors have diagnosed at least four kids from the county’s elementary school system. Parents believe that one specific cell tower poses the biggest health concern.
“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli told CBS Sacramento.
Ferrulli’s son, Mason, is one of the children diagnosed with cancer. The 5G cell tower is located on a path Mason walked on a daily basis prior to his diagnosis. Mason recently relapsed and is currently undergoing brain cancer treatments.
Joe Prime’s son, Kyle, was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016.
“It just seems like coincidence is no longer a reason for all this illness,” Prime told the network.
“Kids shouldn’t be guinea pigs and we shouldn’t be taking chances with the children’s lives,” he went on.
The district claims the towers are safe, however, some experts disagree. Concerns over 5G and cancer health risks are not new.
“I wouldn’t send my kids there at all, it absolutely is dangerous,” said Eric Windheim, an electromagnetic radiation specialist. “Children are still developing and their cells are still being divided. It’s the worst possible time in their life to be exposed.”
Windheim says that the tower transmits dangerous wireless frequencies. Those wireless frequencies travel upwards of 30 miles.
Parents are pushing to have the cell tower removed, but the district is defiant. The parents claim the district receives $2,000 for allowing the tower.
The district sent letters to parents stating that the electric magnetic frequencies are “below federal standards.”