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OPINION – THE METAL MONSTER
By Debbie Bishop

Once upon a time there existed a beautiful area, set amongst the green lush tropical dry forest. Most of the inhabitants were happy with their peaceful lives until one day, an ogre decided to sell a piece of their property to a giant corporation to create a metal monster, only for their financial well being, and not taking into consideration the well being of those around them. These monsters are known to eat the brains, blood, and other organs of local inhabitants residing close by (within 400 meters, the limit set for health and safety by some nations). The monster will soon be breathing and will begin his daily diet of consuming the brain matter and destroying the heath of the local inhabitants.

He has to be kept in a cage to keep the locals from bothering him, but the noise continues. The people that must live amongst this metal monster are concerned for their health. There is not a lot of “published” research on how danger he can produce, except for the US Air Force, who says he will emit enough energy to cause severe medical problems.

Why would anyone want to have this near their quiet homes? No one does!!! Why would the person selling the property be willing to put a child’s life in danger, or anyone for that fact? Why were the people not consulted about the construction of this animal first? Who will monitor him and how often? Who will let the people know what the amounts of mW/cm² are emitted? Will the public be allowed to know this?

The following are some quotes from research performed by doctors, physicists, and other very intelligent, capable persons:
“Our bodies are exquisitely sensitive to subtle electromagnetic harmonics, and we depend upon tiny electrical impulses to conduct complex life processes,” says Dr. Robert Becker, author of The Body Electric, and Cross Currents, The Perils of Electropollution. He also says that “at the present, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of (these) electromagnetic fields.” Radiation once considered safe, is now correlated with increases in birth defects, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, learning disabilities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and cancer.” “Many researchers, public health officials and citizens believe that consumers shouldn’t be forced to act as guinea pigs in a bioeffects experiment for the next 20 years. In short, “we are the experiment”, for health effects.”

If this is not enough information, I found that physicist Dr. Gerard Hyland, Member of the International Institute of Biophysics, says existing safety guidelines for cell phone towers are completely inadequate, since they focus only on the thermal effects of exposure. Hyland, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, says existing safety guidelines “afford no protection” against the non-thermal influences. “Quite justifiably, the public remains skeptical of attempts by governments and industry to reassure them that all is well, particularly given the unethical way in which they often operate symbiotically so as to promote their own vested interests.””

Let’s hope that Costa Rica can follow serious guidelines and keep everyone safe. If anyone knows what these limits are in Costa Rica, please let this be known to everyone.

Opinions expressed in the Voice of Nosara printed newspaper and website are not necessarily those of the Voice of Nosara, its Editors, Publisher, Board or affiliated parties. All letters and opinions are limited to 400 words, and must be signed by the author and include a passport or Identity Card number. The Newspaper has the right to edit and/or not publish letters at their discretion. Thank you.

 

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