Manhattan Neighbors’ mission is to educate about biological and health risks from microwave radiation-emitting devices and infrastructure, while teaching people how to live more prudently with modern technologies.
Manhattan Neighbors will include a special focus on risks to children.
The founder of the group, Camilla Rees, MBA, a health researcher, educator and author, who previously founded ElectromagneticHealth.org, and is a co-founder of the International EMF Alliance, says,
“Given the density of radiating antennas in Manhattan, and the fact that most people live in apartments, in close proximity to one another, impacted by each other’s wireless equipment, education about the risks and how to minimize exposures in residential areas is of paramount importance to us all.”
In 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified the radiation from cell phones, wireless devices and wireless infrastructure as a possible carcinogen. And in 2016, a $25 million dollar study from the U.S. NIH’s National Toxicology Program confirmed this risk.
Globally, medical doctors and scientists have warned about wireless risks for two decades, yet antennas in urban areas continue to rapidly proliferate, radiating not only where people live and sleep, but people at jobs in offices and children in schools.
Columbia University’s Martin Blank, PhD represented international scientists in an Appeal to the United Nations in 2015 warning about the risks from electromagnetic fields, now signed by 224 scientists from 41 nations. Watch video here.
Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications encourages a serious dialogue on this emerging public health issue. It seeks to remind us all of our common values for health and a decent life free from the hazards of environmental pollution.