Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Massachusetts' Cece Doucette Letter to PGCPS CEO Dr. Maxwell on Cell Tower & Wireless Radiation

Dear Superintendent Maxwell, Principal McNeill and Ms. Cox,

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Cece Doucette from Ashland, Massachusetts where we have become the first public school district in the nation to adopt Best Practices for Mobile Devices. I would like to share information with you on the implications of T-Mobile and Milestone Communications putting a cell tower on your school property.

Current Science

Last spring, the U.S. National Toxicology Program began reporting out findings from a multi-year $25M study on cell phone radiation. They went in expecting to prove it was safe, and instead, in their very first set of findings, found statistically significant DNA damage, brain and heart tumors with none in the control group. More findings are expected this year.

Upon learning this, the FCC, rather than protecting the public, pushed to get 5G spectrum approved and now they are pushing to get the infrastructure in before any more of the NTP findings can be reported out. 

Further, BioMed Research International just published a peer-reviewed study concluding "RF radiation should be regarded as a human carcinogen causing glioma."

Why We Don't Know

Unfortunately, much of mainstream media is funded by telecom advertising revenues, so these important studies do not get reported out to the public due to conflict of interest. This issue is coming mainstream though as more citizens become ill. Massachusetts has five bills in the legislature to help educate and protect the public, including one for schools. 

The Whole Story

I have investigated this issue deeply to protect the children and staff in my public schools. On this journey I have had the privilege of working with many of the world's top microwave radiation scientists, doctors, teachers and technologists. I have also been asked to help educate school administrators across the U.S. At each juncture I see the same points of confusion since the industry has been so effective at promoting the benefits and convenience of wireless technology without informing us of the biological hazards. I have put together an EMF Points of Confusion vs. Fact sheet that may help bring you and your district up to speed quickly:

Just Say No

I realize this puts your district in a precarious position. The industry is offering you residuals, which would likely be very helpful, but these funds will be at the expense of the health and safety of your students and staff. I hope you will follow the lead of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and begin to reduce, not increase, wireless radiation exposure:

Children, fetuses and those with known health conditions are especially vulnerable to this kind of radiation. It is linked to not only DNA damage and cancers, but the skyrocketing increase in autism, Alzheimer's, cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, nose/earbleeds, nausea and more. Digital addiction is also becoming an issue for students and adults alike, it hits the same brain receptors as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, etc. All wi-fi all the time is not in the best interest of the industry, but not us or our children. 

A Helping Hand

I have been asked to Skype into school meetings in California, and would be honored to do the same with your district if you would like me to help educate your leadership team on current wireless radiation science and health impact. Such meetings often include the Principal, Superintendent, School Committee Chair, Wellness Director and IT Director.

Or, feel free to just call and have a conversation, I'd like to help protect those in your care any way we can.


Cece Doucette
Ashland, MA