By B.N. Frank
Clusters of cancer and other illnesses are NOT uncommon near cell towers whether they are 5G or not. After Sprint installed a small cell tower next to a California school, cancer and other illnesses significantly increased among students and staff. The company took no responsibility for this but eventually removed it due to public pressure. Another cancer cluster has been identified in a New York neighborhood where T-Mobile has installed a small cell tower. A petition has been started asking the company to remove it.
A teenager in South Africa spoke recently about how she has been affected by the cell tower next to her home. Thanks to Environmental Health Trust for sharing this sad story:
Teenager in South Africa Speaks About Illness From Cell Tower Outside Her Front Door
Amanda and Skyla’s story
Amanda Collins lives with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Skyla, in Mitchells Plain—home to Cape Town’s non-white citizens whose families were relocated there during the apartheid years in South Africa.
At the age of four, Skyla was diagnosed with autism at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. With this condition, she will never be able to enjoy a life independent from her mother.
Five years ago, an American cell-tower company—Atlas—erected an unadorned, monstrous cell-tower in the grounds of a church, within metres of their small home.
The City of Cape Town had approved this cell tower, despite a petition signed by over 200 residents in support of Amanda, as well as a personal letter to Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille.
Shortly thereafter, Amanda started noticing changes in Skyla’s demeanour. “She has retracted back into the shell she was starting to escape from and become quiet, introverted and rarely initiates conversations.”
A once-vibrant woman, Amanda has also been severely affected by the non-stop radiation from the tower. She no longer works and has had to learn to live with buzzing in her ears, insomnia, constant headaches and severe depression.
Over the years, I have written copious letters to those in authority; In June 2017, Professor Olle Johansson wrote to Dr Mbombo, the Minister of Health, Western Province; and Olga Sheean highlighted Amanda and Skyla’s dire circumstances in two of her documents: Challenging the Towers that Be—an appeal to Cape Town Councillors (December 2016),