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To: Planning Director Michael Dahilig Planning Department 4444 Rice Street, Suite 473 Lihue, HI 96766 mdahilig@kauai.

gov Kaaina Hull, Planner, Kauai County Planning Department CC: Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. Kauai County Council Members Jay Furfaro, Council Chair Nadine K. Nakamura, Council Vice Chair Tim Bynum, Councilmember Gary L. Hooser, Councilmember Ross Kagawa, Councilmember Mel Rapozo, Councilmember JoAnn A. Yukimura RE: Class IV Zoning Permit Z-IV-2013-12, Use Permit U-2013-11 and Variance Permit V-2013-4 to allow installation and height variance for an 80 ft. high monopine tower that includes twelve (12) panel antennas on a parcel situated in Kīlauea, along the western side of Kīlauea Lighthouse Road, immediately adjacent to the Kaua'i Christian Academy facility, further identified as Tax Map Key 5-2004: 102, and affecting a portion of a larger parcel approx. 13.203 acres in size. KAUA'I PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, April9, 2013 9:00 a.m. or Soon Thereafter Līhu'e Civic Center, Moikeha Building Meeting Room 2A-2B 4444 Rice Street, Līhu'e, Kaua'i, Hawai'i F. HEARINGS AND PUBLIC COMMENT 1. Continued Agency Hearing a. Class IV Zoning Permit Z-IV March 26, 2013 Dear Kaua'i County Planning Commissioners, Please accept this testimony and add it to the public record. I strongly oppose this proposed cell tower in Kilauea. The high powered transmitters on cell towers do not belong in our neighborhoods or next to our children's schools. A recent investigation by the EMR Policy Institute has found that many cellular antenna sites in the U.S. exceed the FCC Maximum Public Exposure Guidelines (MPE) for radio frequency radiation (RFR). The FCC has only 2 employees for monitoring RFR violations and to date they have not inspected these sites or required the telcoms to turn down their emissions. (See;jsessionid=kRnGR4jSXdGwW7kr8k5XDLCryz4Mv2LFgvL2 B2w2dJF9W8pv8QJJ!956499833!NONE?id=7022128278 and v=8oICZOtMwPo&feature=share)

learning. (Compare to U. fatigue. existing bodies and industry professional societies that have clung to old standards.. weakness and insomnia. RFR exposure guidelines.." The report finds that RFR exposures should be kept below 0. One distinguished author is the Chair of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation. Exposure to this energy is associated with altered white blood cells in children. the thermal effect theory ignores a vast body of evidence which documents harm at levels far below the FCC MPE.. available at: www. electrical wiring.magdahavas. baby monitors. and from wireless technologies (cell and cordless phones. the BioInitiative Report presents a solid scientific and public health policy assessment that is evidence-based. These biological effects include increased permeability of the blood brain barrier.S. However even if the antennas do not violate the FCC MPE there is no guarantee of safety. dizziness. sleep disruption. cancer and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. each author is responsible for their own chapter. As in 2007. This study covers EMF from powerlines. Austria recommends that RFR levels be kept to: Outside 0.. and five full members of is that it has been done independent of governments. Another is a Senior Advisor to the European Environmental Agency. Precisely because of this.001 µW/cm2 in order to ensure public safety. The great strength of the BioInitiative Report (www. ten holding medical degrees (MDs). and nerve damage. headaches. attention. In China.. FCC exposure guideline of 1000 µW/cm2.001 microwatts per centimeter squared (µW/cm2) and Inside 0. Health topics include damage to DNA and genes. and other electronic devices).bioinitiative. 1800 new studies have been published in the last five years reporting effects at exposure levels ten to hundreds or thousands of times lower than allowed under safety limits in most countries of the world. ‘smart meters’. According to researcher Magda Havas.bioinitiative. increase in cancer and DNA breaks. Switzerland and Monaco the guideline is 10 µW/cm2. wireless routers. childhood leukemia. Italy. (See http://www. effects on memory. including here on Kaua'i. reaction time and memory. 21 PhDs. cell towers. wireless laptops. Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. used in our wireless communications. MA or MPHs. induced stress proteins.) . increased calcium flux. is not monitoring the RFR emissions at antenna sites and industry is not always in compliance. FCC exposure guideline is 1000 µW/cm2. and three MsC. impaired motor function. The U.. BSc. behavior.0001 µW/ "The BioInitiative 2012 Report has been prepared by 29 authors from ten countries. Roughly. The theory is that our body tissue dissipates the heat quickly enough so that there is no harm. range 5 orders of magnitude in countries around the world.S. New safety standards are urgently needed for protection against EMF and wireless exposures that now appear everywhere in daily life. According to the BioInitiative 2012 Report. appliances and hand-held devices. PhD. All of these exposure guidelines are set at the level that presumes to protect our body tissue from damage from the thermal heating generated by RFR exposure.pdf ) Effects are documented at levels well below those that are known to heat body tissue. Russia. While this in itself is not proven.The fact is our government. WI-FI.

In addition. New Cingular Wireless PCS has other options available for a cell tower. Submitted by: Angela Flynn 1090 Kealoha Road Kapa'a. with bees in particular. the siting of antennas needs to be based on minimizing harm. 2008 at the London EMF International Conference). Kaua'i should not grant a variance on our height limit for unsightly cell towers that lower property values. mar view sheds for our residents and tourists and harm all who must live nearby. If there will be children or homes close to the antennas these people are more susceptible to harm from RFR exposure as chronic long-term exposure leads to cumulative damage and the development of electrohypersensitivty and children’s smaller bodies absorb more radiation. (See http://www. Please deny this application. Symptoms ranged from sleep disturbances to breast and brain cancers.sciencedirect. wildlife. Included in this database are only those studies that are about cell tower exposures. may have their navigational abilities interfered with due to RFR exposure.scribd. ( 808-822-3982 .com/doc/11484728/10-Out-of-14-Peer-Reviewed-Studies-Found-Significant-HealthSymptoms and http://www. HI 96746 _version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=b22f07bbd6f4e2076bdc07dbc4e94df6 The health of our community must not be compromised.While most people want wireless communications. 10 out of the 14 peer reviewed epidemiological studies on cell tower emissions which meet the World Health Organizations criteria found significant increases in ill health effects. Populations close to cellular antennas show an increase in the effects of ill health in those closest to the antennas with the risks factors dropping off as distance and RFR levels decrease.