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I have not paid a whole lot of attention to the ambient noise objecting to the proposed cell tower at West School, because that noise seems to be generated by people who lack a PE (professional engineer’s) license, and their objections, as reported in the press, are technically unsound.  

What they ignore is that cell tower antennae have vertical radiation patterns that push out radiation horizontally toward the horizon.  

So, from the standpoint  of an antenna’s emitted radiation, there is less radiation  at the base of the tower, i.e., under the antenna, than anywhere else. It follows that the safest place in terms of radiation exposure is to put the antenna is in a school yard where the children are below the antenna’s vertical radiation lobes.   

They’ll certainly get less radiation from the cell tower antenna than they get holding a cellphone up against their skulls.

William Malone

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