‘No’ to telco tower via The New Straits Times

The protest was led by the Penang EMF Radiation Protection Association on Tuesday.
Association secretary Ong Bee Lay said the telecommunication tower (telco tower) was hazardous to those in the school and people who live nearby.
“We realise that schools are under pressure to adopt new technologies but based on the warning given by WHO (World Health Organisation) and members of the medical and scientific communities these towers may be harmful,” claimed Ong.
“Compulsory exposure to electromagnetic radiation in the classrooms compromises the safety of those in school.
“The warning by WHO in May 2011 claimed that microwave radiation from wireless devices and cell phones may cause cancer,” she said.
Ong said schools, parents and staff were unaware of the enormous number of scientific studies published which suggest that wireless technologies and mobile phones emit microwave/RF radiation and can pose a health risk.
“We fully support the use of computers in schools but medical experts are calling for wired technologies to be used in schools.
“Schools have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for children under their care.

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Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Tey Yee Cheu accepted the petition from the residents.

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“Though it is not fully operational I have always stated my stand against such projects in my constituency.
“Although the Penang Island Municipal Council has approved it, steps should be taken to remove it due to the residents’ discontent.
“The precautionary approach should be more advisable as the residents would be exposed to health risks round the clock,” he added.

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