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below and on the following pages is the sworn testimony in
the two rounds of Jefferson County (Colorado) Commission hearings
on an HDTV (digital) broadcast super-tower proposal to be
sited on Lookout Mountain just outside Denver. These hearings
led to two separate court cases. The first round of hearings
took place in February through August, 1999. The second round
took place in July and August, 2003. Some key testimonies
are provided here with the citation to the record. Eighteen
physicians opposed the Lookout Mountain super-tower proposal
because the broadcast radiation poses significant health risks.
The case arising from the 1999 rezoning is “District
Court, Jefferson County Colorado” Lake Cedar Group,
LLC, v Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County and
Canyon Area Resident for the Environment, a Colorado nonprofit,
Record. The 2003 forward case is “District Court, Jefferson
County Colorado 03-CV-3045”, City of Golden, CARE,
et al v Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners and
Lake Cedar Group, LLC.
To accurately cite a witness’s testimony, include the
name of the witness, the case title, and the page number of
the record, i.e., 1999 testimony of Attorney Bruce DeBoskey,
“District Court, Jefferson County Colorado, Lake
Cedar Group, LLC, v Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson
County and Canyon Area Residents for the Environment, a Colorado
nonprofit, Defendants-Interveners”, R 6143-50.
*For research purposes we are providing a color-coded
Word file that tracks each citation as being either a
part of the 1999 case or the 2003 case. This document provides
you with the entire text from this and the next six Web pages
in this series.
Testimony of Physicians, Research Scientists, Engineers and
Attorneys on Adverse Health Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation
Exposure Levels Below Current FCC Human Safety Limits in Jefferson
County, Colorado District Court Cases. You may cite this sworn
testimony in your proceedings by using the case name and the
is the attorney representing Canyon Area Residents for the
Environment (CARE). CARE is the umbrella group for Jefferson
County, Colorado’s homeowners associations in the Central
Mountains. It represents over 9,000 residents. Ms. Carney
presents evidence throughout the hearings on all of the zoning
issues related to the Lookout Mountain HDTV supertower proposal.
Her 2003 PowerPoint
presentation summarizes the history of the supertower
proposal and the issues involved in this rezoning application
6143-50 (1999) Bruce DeBoskey is the attorney who represented
the family of Verle Maine, a Lookout Mountain resident who
died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the early 1990’s. The
Maine suit was settled out of court. Mr. DeBoskey attacks
the independence of the broadcasters’ expert witnesses.
He also reports on a radiofrequency (RF) interference case
he handled for another Lookout Mountain resident.
6176-86 (1999) and R
11778-84 (2003) Roger Mattson, PhD, former director of
the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) non-ionizing
radiation standards activities from 1980-81. He also worked
on ionizing radiation protection at the US Atomic Energy Commission
and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His testimony explains
how the US federal government currently does not address long-term
exposure to RF radiation protection as a public health policy
question. In his 2003 testimony he asserts that the county
should require applicants to address the health effects of
their proposed actions, and his testimony includes a PowerPoint
presentation because the potential consequences of long-term
exposure cannot be dismissed by public health officials:
. . the scientists in the field are divided on whether there
are low level effects, but they are unanimous in wanting
to learn more. Nobody has said, we can write this off. All
of them, all of the agencies, all of the scientists who
work in this field whether they say there is an effect or
not say we need to know more. We don’t know enough.
So while they’re studying this, these scientists,
what are we to do as public health officials?
. . . It is an important statement to say that we know enough
to pinpoint the probable consequences, but we don’t
know enough to quantify the risk. If we know the probable
consequences, we should act to avoid them now.
6090-93 (1999) Henry Lai, PhD Research Professor of Bioengineering,
University of Washington, Seattle, testified as an expert
in RF radiation biological effects research. He reports that
RF exposure is a form of stress to animals that causes breaks
in DNA, that RF effects are cumulative, and that RF can interact
with medications and cause them to be more potent or less
potent depending on the medication.
11660-61 (2003) John Goldsmith MD, MPH, internationally
renowned epidemiologist, entered into the record several of
his studies on long-term RF exposure. He describes the symptoms
of radiofrequency sickness syndrome experienced by the US
embassy personnel in Moscow who were exposed there between
1953 and 1976. Dr. Goldsmith passed away in 2003.
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