Letter: Unseen health hazard
Viewed from the neighbor’s yard, overhead towers of electricity can be intrusive as they sweep across the sky; but behind this veil lurks the spread of radiation to those who live in a radius of its sweeping rays.
To place a cell tower or a power line in the midst of a populated area has a powerful effect on living creatures. Not many realize the actual health hazard that is smeared by the existence of these powerful structures. The crashing impact of its radiation affects humans, cattle and vegetation.
Who profits by these whirlpools of radiation? Certainly not the neighboring citizens. What is so startlingly evident is that those who plan to profit by allowing these chaotic structures do not realize the damage to themselves as well as their possessions. For a few outside observers, it may not seem important, but for those more knowledgeable, its construction is seen as lowering the value of their property and a probable health hazard. Perhaps a different positioning in an area less objectionable may be the compromising solution.
MARILYN F. SHEA