- Published: Friday, 11 April 2014 08:40
- Written by Letter to the Editor
My name is Arthur Lake and I live too close to a Bell cell tower at Southcott Pines in Grand Bend. My experience is not encouraging.
A cell tower is a huge investment that completely overwhelms the ability of local residents to resist as an isolated community effort. The amount of money yielded from this investment is considerable and shared enough to persuade those in the community unaware of the health risks to forego normal precautions. People will disregard dangers to young children and newly forming life in order to share in the clear benefits that accrue with a cell tower in one's community. So the problem is intractable.
There are clear benefits which are immediate and obvious and these are set against the potential losses that are abstract and complex at the very least. The risks are set back in time and are discounted heavily compared with immediate benefits. No less real, the damage over time to individuals from cell towers does exist and has been measured statistically.