After four students were diagnosed with cancer in Ripon, Calif., parents attacked the usual maligned suspect, a cell tower on school property which Sprint later removed after community pressure.
Wireless Estimator debunked the RF testing methods used by an independent consultant hired by concerned parents.
The next suspicious agent was the drinking water at the Weston Elementary School since Ripon shut down one of its wells in 2018 after its testing had found chemicals at 90% of the legal limit, one of them being Trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical known to be a carcinogen, was used by Nestle to decaffeinate coffee in its former Ripon plant.
In April, the Ripon Unified School District (RUSD) received a report that tap water tested in March contained a TCE level of .56 micrograms per liter. California places a limit of .5 micrograms per liter in drinking water and requires treatment if it exceeds that level.
However, RUSD did not notify parents about the unacceptable TCE level and it wasn’t until concerned activists requested the data through a freedom of information act request and the city provided the information and placed the water analysis on their website this month.
The Modesto Bee’s headline Friday exclaimed: Tests find carcinogen in tap water at Ripon school. Maybe it wasn’t the cell tower.
Although there isn’t any proof at this time that the elevated TCE level caused cancer, the reporter does not present any credible information that the cell tower caused their cancer or that there should be concerns regarding 5G RF which has been the cause célèbre for dozens of media outlets recently.
A recent article in the Scientific American should be required reading for all editors.
Kenneth Foster, a professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania who has been involved in studies of health and safety aspects of RF energy for many years, tackles with clarity the purported 5G health risks.
Also, a must-read web site is published by one of the most knowledgeable people in the realm of RF hazards, Dr. Phillip Chadwick, a retired United Kingdom government EM safety chief, scientist, and now an independent consultant. Chadwick’s excellent FAQs debunk most of the pseudo-science on EMF and he takes a deep dive into 5G and other RF misconceptions.