Washington state residents are against the proposed KRPI radio tower Whatcom County wants to put south of Point Roberts. Residents reportedly fear the radio tower would emit electromagnetic radiation and create serious health risks.
“Recent cellular research has shown that our DNA suffers breaks in its strands with continuous exposure to EMR. Continuous exposure to EMR would predispose an individual to the accumulation of DNA damage and the development of cancer. Our bodies are not adapted to withstand prolonged exposure to EMR. If the proposed KRPI towers are built, we will be subject to powerful 50,000 watts of EMR, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as the towers are operational,” EMR. M. Blank, cellular researcher, said.
Numerous other studies have also been conducted near AM radio towers to evaluate the severity of emitted radiation. One study concluded that “there was an increased risk of lymphocytic leukemia among children with higher levels of exposure to radio frequency radiation from nearby AM radio broadcasting (stations) than among children with lower levels of exposure,” according to Delta Optimist.
It remains unclear whether or not the radio tower will be built. The legal battle continues between residents and the court.