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2004 letter from David O. Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute
for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, Rensselaer,
NY. Dr. Carpenter has edited a two-volume book on biological
effects of electromagnetic fields. From 1985-1998 he served
as the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University
at Albany, and is credentialed in a variety of issues related
to disease prevention. His letter is not a part of the official
court record. It is included here because it is a comment
on the results and recommendations of the 1999 Colorado Department
of Public Health and Environment(CDPHE) tumor inventory of
residents adjacent to the Lookout Mountain Antenna Farm. Dr.
Carpenter concludes that:
report is carefully well written but, in my judgment, reflects
the excessive conservatism characteristic of many health
departments, including ours here in New York. It is important
to recognize the "precautionary principle" in
issues like this. This principle states that when there
is reason to suspect that there is a public health problem,
even if not all of the results are definitive, it is essential
to strive to protect the health of the public . . . This
evidence for brain tumors needs to be considered on its
own merit, and it shows a clear and consistent elevation
in brain cancer over a prolonged period of time.
The “Recommendations” of the CDPHE
cancer inventory conclude that:
What CDPHE recommends at this time is further scientific
study designed to overcome the limitations of the present
study and advance knowledge concerning health effects associated
with radiofrequency exposure because the scientific evidence
is currently inadequate.
11661-63 (2003) Theodore Litovitz, PhD was Professor Emeritus
of Physics, Catholic University of America. His video presentation
on adverse biological effects from non-thermal exposure to
RF radiation was entered into the record. Dr. Litovitz passed
away in 2006. Included is [Dr.
Litovitz’s curriculum vitae which lists
his published research on biological effects of exposure to
electromagnetic fields and his PowerPoint [litovitz] presentation
on that subject.
6024-30 (1999) Richard Hoffman, MD Since 1998 Dr. Hoffman
has been the Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of
Health and State Epidemiologist. Dr. Hoffman spent five years
at the Centers for Disease Control, three of which were at
the National Center for Environmental Health. His testimony
challenges the conclusions of broadcast experts Cole and Bushberg
and reports on the cancer inventory he conducted of Lookout
6045-50 (1999) Paul Polak, MD has been a practicing physician
since 1958. His background is in preventive medicine and medical
research. Dr. Polak served as Principal Investigator for a
three-year Colorado study of preventive medicine. He has served
on a grant review committee for national studies on alcoholism.
Dr. Polak rebutted directly the broadcaster experts Jules
Cohen and Jerrold Bushberg’s defense of the IEEE (Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) methods in setting
its RF human exposure safety standards.
11618-635 (2003) Mark Johnson, MD Jefferson County Health
Department, testifies that FCC, NCRP and ANSI/IEEE RF safety
levels are based on thermal effects of RF exposure that “assume
a linear correlation between exposure and risk which may not
always be true. These standards may be based on something
that may not be keeping people safe.”
11711-722 (2003) Stephen Frankel, MD is a graduate of
Harvard Medical School, triple board certified in Internal
Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He
is Assistant Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Research
Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
His specialty is cell biology and cell signal transduction,
and he has performed clinical research evaluating therapies
for lung disease. His testimony addresses the limitations
of scientific studies, prudence and public health policy,
and actions to take before all the scientific evidence is
in. His testimony includes a[ PowerPoint
6050-58 (1999) and R
11729-736 (2003) Cindy Kelly, MD is an orthopedic oncologist.
She trained in orthopedic surgery at Harvard UCLA Medical
Center in Los Angeles. She completed a fellowship in orthopedic
oncology at UCLA in Los Angeles. Dr. Kelly’s testimony
reviews the body of research on observed biological effects
from long-term, low-intensity RF radiation exposure and also
RF effects on the inner workings of living cells. Her 2003
testimony includes a PowerPoint
11769-76 (2003) Dr. Joel Bach is a faculty member of Colorado
School of Mines division of engineering and Colorado University
Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine and a resident
of Lookout Mountain. He testifies in opposition to the supertower
due to concerns about health and RF interference with biomedical
research. He expects that new scientific tests will be developed
to detect harm from RF exposure at levels below what is now
considered safe by the FCC.
11922-24 (2003) Steve Grabowski, MD, MPH is board certified
in public health and preventive medicine. He practices occupational
medicine at Boulder Community Hospital. While in the U.S.
Navy he practiced occupational medicine and oversaw the Navy’s
asbestos medical surveillance program in San Diego. His testimony
characterizes the HDTV RF exposure in residential areas as
“setting up an experiment without the express consent
of the experimental subjects.” He asserts that the ethical,
moral, and responsible decision for the county commission
to make is to deny the super-tower proposal.
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