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‪New Inquiry Says Cell Towers Not A Risk‬

Dr Sealey-Thomas, Clement Samuel, Minister Mansoor and Mr. Jorge J SkvarcaAntigua St John's - Working in collaboration with Chief Medical Officer Dr Rhonda Sealey-Thomas and the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Information has this week provided logistical support to Jorge J Skvarca,

An electronics engineer and a member of the World Health Organisation/Pan American Health Organisation (WHO/PAHO) expert advisory panel on radiation.

Skvarca has been conducting a detailed assessment of the radio frequency emissions from cell towers.

His full report to the government is expected soon, and Caribarena is eagerly anticipating these findings and recommendations. The full findings and recommendations will be made public after the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has deliberated on the report.

In a press conference on August 19, Skvarca announced the preliminary results of his research.


He said of the 63 mobile base stations included in his study, all were 20 to 100 times lower than the regulations set by the International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

There are over 100 mobile base stations in Antigua. The specified study lasted three days. Caribarena's study in the article “Are we Living in a Microwave?” took over a week-and-a-half to conduct, and another week to analyze. Skvarca said however that his final analysis would be completed in roughly one week.

Caribarena will, on Monday, release the entire press conference video, including the question and answer period. We will also be releasing an indepth analysis of the study completed by Skvarca.

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Slythatguy

#19 tenman » 2011-08-21 19:09

Slythatguy I hear you and agree with the spirit of what you said. However I would prefer to first see the PAHO report because it may include recommendations(eg. proper regulations for these towers: Limit the number, size and placement for these towers, periodic checks of their frequency,) to fix the problems it claims do not exist. Based on that story about APUA (Building towers without approval) I am sure you see that some elements of government are making it clear that we have had a wild wild west situation.

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Put Up or Shut Up

#18 Southern Beauty » 2011-08-21 18:18

For all those who are TRULY concerned, the answer is to eliminate cell towers all together - goodbye cell phone, etc. Get rid of microwaves and the like as well. EVERYTHING has a risk, the debate between scientist has raged for years and will continue to rage on. I hope no one waxing poet on here about health concern is STILL using their cell phone. Caribarena, lead the charge - ban cell phone use for all employees, manager included =)
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RE: New Inquiry Says Cell Towers Not A Risk

#17 Slythatguy » 2011-08-21 17:54

So what do we do now? Are we suppose to dismiss the results from the tests done earlier by the private company as false and just accept theirs as true? No,not at all.We don't want to play russian roulette with our lives,especially not after learning that signals emitting from towers on wireless road were 16 times stronger than the recomended safe limit.The best way to go about this so that everyone can feel safer is for both group to work jointly with each other.That way,one group's findings won't refute the other's.
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This is pure CRAP! NOTHING LESS!

#16 Aristotle » 2011-08-21 15:46

Rhonda knows nothing about frequency antennae radiation, Mansoor knows nothing, my good friend Clement knows the potential danger we face, but not enough to be an authority on the subject. Then comes a man who is on an advisory board for PAHO and WHO is no authority at all because he , if he were any authority on the subject would know that no conclusive study of this magnitude can find anything meaningful to report on, in a matter of 72 hours. THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRAP SINCE V.C. Bird SNR cashed a cheque of $25,000 for xxxxa Sxxuel from his petty cash at home. Gimme a break Mansoor, I expected better from you... afterall they say you are a doctor of medicine.
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RE: New Inquiry Says Cell Towers Not A Risk

#15 Slythatguy » 2011-08-21 12:17

If these were the first and only tests done on the towers since concerns were raised regarding their safety,it probably would have been enough to allay my fears and anxiety.However,Cari barena brought in a private company that found the strenght of the signals emmiting from the towers to be dangerously higher than the international safety standard.What about the readings taken on wireless road,which indecated an average strenght 16 times stronger than the recomended safe limit? Are they going to tell us that those equipments were faulty,and that measurements inaccurate? They should run that test over again together with the team accquired by Caribarena to see whether it would produce the same result or not.Does minester Mansoor consider every Antiguan to be gullible enough to believe that ,all of a sudden,the towers have decided to cooperate and not let off high-level radiation.
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@ John French II

#14 Skyewill » 2011-08-21 00:15

They did not say the study was done by the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization. They said a man who is a member or janitor ....LMAO.....some thing fuzzy deh to me. I don’t understand so It's a question I would ask if I had the opportunity. As far as I know and by the way I have seen these types of testing done, there would be a team on the ground collecting data. I am not sure put when we order a hazardous or EPA report got underwriting real estate that had some kind of contamination they also do soil samples at various levels and ranges from the suspected site. I personally have not done such **sments and have no experience doing them.
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I am not skeptical.....

#13 Antiguan by birth » 2011-08-20 20:59

I am just not drinking the blue cool aid.
Tell Mansoor and Dr. Rhonda and the WHO/ PAHO people that I went to Bird School.
The political slant was just for fun. But seriously I am not buying that. I have too many family members that have died of cancer.
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Antiguan by birth

I am skeptical

#12 Sideahderoad » 2011-08-20 18:01

So they are **sing the strength of the microwaves? Is that the only concern? Is it acceptable to receive low doses for extended periods? I somehow feel these "experts" are bought and paid for. However, I'll wait for the full report.
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bad cell coverage

#11 interesting » 2011-08-20 17:51

did anyone notice that there was poor cell coverage for the last week, interesting that it coincided with a study on levels of radiation. If I bring in the expert and show him what i want him to see. Hummm, reminds me of iraq. could be wrong, but then what did he have to say about the towers in peoples backyards. got an answer for that?
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interesting

The Concept of Patriotism Versus Enemy PT5

#10 John French II » 2011-08-20 15:10

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock. Where the real difficulties arise is in the climate of opinions which have become truisms not based on facts and the derogatory concepts we project on one another (Blues and Reds) rather than a focus on the issues confronting them and how they manage and arrive at solutions. Let me indulge Dr. Paget Henry as he educates on Dr. Charles Ephraim's Resentiment. "In Western literature, this resentiment driven desire to conquer nature and the world has been personified in the character of Captain Ahab in Moby **. In Western Politics, Hitler really embodies this resentiment, and also the Imperial practices of France, Engalnd, Portugal, Spain, Holland and the US. To the extent that such compensatory projection of vengeance against existence eased the anxieties of the European sunject,the more the latter relied on them. This reliance eventually resulted in these imaginary projections of strength becoming what Ephraim calls "existentially necessary defences against Reality"." Blues/Reds are not the enemy. Ignorance is. Heaven Help The Nation Of Antigua & Barbuda - Redonda?
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The Concept of Patriotism Versus Enemy PT4

#9 John French II » 2011-08-20 14:50

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock. Fanon suggests that we “leave this Europe behind”. The Euro-North Atlantic Culture which we have embraced lock stock and barrel has as its base and revels in the concept of Enemy. Everything is based on fighting an enemy. Let’s get rid of the enemy within our small island sate/nation. It has caused us too much grief and **ed our progress. Euro-Buccaneers and Privateers have had centuries to overcome all of the difficulties and resultant problems associated with that concept. Many have suggested that should they try to remove the enemy, their culture and civilization would collapse. Not so for us with only thirty years and a very small clan. You have no one to fight and you cannot defeat someone who is allied and aligned with you. We must understand, our past history, ourselves and the availability of someone to scapegoat (Blues scapegoat Reds: Reds scapegoat Blues.) in order to rise above the concept of Enemy. Those are easily understood. Contd.
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John French II

The Concept of Patriotism Versus Enemy Pt3

#8 John French II » 2011-08-20 14:46

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock. But what matters is not that there be unanimity of beliefs but rather that the Electorate decide for themselves whether a particular course of action by Blues or Reds is in the best interest of this Small Island Sate/Nation. . Hence, this concept of patriotism mandates and requires that every CountryWoman/Man, Ouadadlian, Rasta, “Pickey Head People” must stay abreast of events. It might even require them to study difficult and complex subjects such as history, politics, economics, health, education, tourism, environment and sustainability, agriculture fishery and oceans, telecommunications, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation so that they will be better equipped to arrive at the best judgment. Contd.
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The Concept of Patriotism Versus Enemy Pt2

#7 John French II » 2011-08-20 14:44

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock. For those over thirty, the duration of our Independence, this should be familiar. Rule, Britannia Rule The Waves: Britons Never will be Slaves. We lustily sang and recited those Lines with great fervor. Our concepts and values of Patriotism were formed in the Slave Trade and Colonial Crucible. Some will suggest that Patriotism is a self-evident virtue requiring no justification. Others will suggest that it is a devotion to one’s Country. You see the Dilemma We as People must endure and struggle with. Thirty Years Free from A Three Hundred Year Electro Magnetic Field will not erase the effects on the Brain and Psyche. Every citizen of Antigua & Barbuda is duty bound to make an independent, reasoned judgment of whether the actions of the Blues or Reds are in the best interest of our Native Land. Obviously, that is a subjective matter: people might have different standards and might reach different conclusions from the same set of facts. Contd.
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The Concept of Patriotism Versus Enemy Pt1

#6 John French II » 2011-08-20 14:38

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock. Notes From A Native Son Of the Rock. Friends, CountryWomen/Men, Ouadadlians, Rastas, “Pickey Head People” two forces have been waging an electric war on my brain: Should I comment on this article or the one on APUA Accused of Erecting Towers Illegally you know the result. Should I join the Scientific Debate? My previous comments have stated that the “Jury Is Still Out” and we should tread lightly not knowing the “Long-Term Health Risks”. Tenman, may I suggest that we give the Government the Opportunity, since they commissioned the study by the World Health Organisation/Pan American Health Organisation, to review and react to any recommendations which the consultant would have suggested. It is highly unlikely that they will be able to suppress and hide the results. On the Contrary, given what has been said so far, they will be trumpeting the findings. Given our propensity to descend into camps, I wish to transmit a different signal to excite the electrical impulses of the Brain’s Atoms in a different Orientation and Chain Reaction
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John French II

Nada!

#5 Buzzbomb » 2011-08-20 12:38

I don't put much stock in this press release and think it's important to wait for the full report which hopefully will detail the testing methodology, the equipment involved, analysis of short and long term exposure, cumulative effects from mutiple towers, etc. And they may not be able to address long term effects because this is new technology.
Plenty tricks can be played with statisics and selective readings, afterall, there were many doctors and experts in the 50's and 60's who told us cigarettes were harmless.
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Buzzbomb

lets see

#4 tenman » 2011-08-20 10:28

Am I to understand that there is nothing to worry about yet Cabinet needs to first see the report before its content is released? Now why would this be? Obviously the studies raised at least some concerns.

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RE: ‪New Inquiry Says Cell Towers Not A Risk‬

#3 I Onanu » 2011-08-20 08:45

For the information of your readers, can you tell us who conducted the Caribarena study and their qualifications?
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IT-consultant

#2 Henrik Eiriksson » 2011-08-20 05:46

With respect to celltowers, it is irrelevant to compare their emissions to the ICNIRP guidelines. The ICNIRP guidelines only protect against short-term, acute exposure. In other words: if the microwave radiation does'nt heat you up within six minutes, it's considered safe - but that view is way out-of-date with the current scientific litterature that shows that very weak microwave radiation can do damage with long-term exposure.
Celltowers transmit continuous, low-level microwaves and 80% of all scientific population studies on people living close to celltowers show a range of health problems in those people. Why doesn't Jorge J Skvarca mention the scientific litterature on this matter?
Most commonly reported symptoms are: sleeping problems, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, light-headedness, irritability and ultimately cancer (after years of exposure).

For info on studies, see:
www.scribd.com/doc/44243288/

For scientific info, see:
www.bioinitiative.org/freeaccess/report/index.htm
(see section 1 "Summary for the Public")
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Henrik Eiriksson

Special equipment

#1 Skyewill » 2011-08-20 05:35

Caribarens, did someone independant document the **sment while it was in process? This type of **sment need special and very expensive equipment and an entire island in 2 week by one person seem quite a short time so to make sure, check and recheck. After all human life is in question. I hope it is safe and I am not doubting anything. My approach is scientific. Always verify, Never take one man word for nothing, the odd are against you. If he is wrong, he will be 100% wrong. So there is only a 50% chance he is right. Not enough, We must have at least 99.97% positive or negative to conclude. Why? Human life is involved - Critical Thinking
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