Cell Phone 'Towers Of Doom' by gjjur4356


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     Cell Phone ‘Towers Of Doom’
        Threatening Toronto Communities
  England’s Orange phone company to remove mobile Hazel Frape, 63, who has had breast cancer, and 89-
mast from 'tower of doom', where cancer rate has soared      year-old Phyllis Smith who moved out after she con-
  A mobile phone company is to remove a mast from a tracted the same disease.
block of flats after seven residents were struck down by On the fourth floor Bernice Mitchell, 69, has bat-
cancer.                                                      tled womb cancer. On the second floor, 78-year-old
  Three have died and another four have battled the Barbara Watts, who has lived in the block for 31
disease since two masts were erected on the roof of the years, is in remission from breast cancer.
five-storey block which has become known locally as Many of the 110 residents, including Doreen
the Tower of Doom.                                           Sheppard, 74, have complained of headaches and
  The cancer rate on the top floor - where residents of five other health problems.
of the eight flats have been affected and the three who She said: "The masts are bound to be doing some-
died all lived - is 20%, ten times the national average.     thing. I get terrible headaches and I've started suffer-
  Residents of Berkeley House in Staple Hill, Bristol, ing from Meniere's disease, where I lose my balance.
also complain of terrible headaches and other ailments I'm worried about the children on the estate as there
which they blame on radiation from the masts.                are so many of them now."
  Orange has agreed to remove its mast after a five- Both masts were erected in 1994. South Glouces-
year campaign by residents and pres-
sure from the local authority. But it                Toronto                             England
has caused anger with plans to move it
to a residential street nearby.
  The other mast belongs to Vodafone,
which has no plans to move it.
  The most recent death was that of John
Llewellin, 63, who lost his battle against
bowel cancer two weeks ago.
   Two years ago, Barbara Wood died in                                                                                        Gardiner Expressway
her 70s from breast cancer. Two years
earlier Joyce Davies died, also from                                                                                          Has Recently Seen A
breast cancer.
  Danger zone: Residents at this Bristol                                                                                         Series Of these
flat have suffered illness and death                                                                                           Threatening Towers
  The other victims on the top floor are
                                                                                                                             Erected Without Warn-
                                                                                                                             ing By Toronto’s Media

                                                    This tower at Finch & Victo-
                                                    ria Park just 20 feet from apt.                                          tershire Council served a notice asking for them to
                                                    bldg. windows is virtually                                               be removed when the ten-year contract expired
                                                    identical to the Orange Phone                                            three years ago.
                                                    Company Tower on bldg. In                                                   But because current guidelines say there is no
                                                    England pictured at right.                                               risk from radiation the council does not have a
                                                                                                                             legal right to force their removal.
                                                                                                                               After a long legal battle Orange has submitted a
                                                                                                                             planning application to put the mast on top of a
      Left alone: Moira  Lle-                                                                                                shopping precinct in a street near homes, a pri-
      wellin's husband died                                                                                John Llewellin:   mary school and a public library.
      of cancer, one of three                                                                              Died last month     Jeanette McCormack, 69, who has led a cam-
      flat residents to die                                                                                                  paign against the mast, said a petition against the
                                                                                                                             new location had gathered more than 200 names.
                                                                                                                             She added: "People of all ages who live and work
                                                                                                                             near the mast will be exposed to the radiation and
                                                                                                                             so there's a lot of anger about it."

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