A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.
The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go.
“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.
Her son Mason was the second child to be diagnosed with cancer in just three years at Weston Elementary. He was 10-years-old and walked by this cell phone tower daily.
“It’s indescribable, it’s really tough,” she said.
“It’s one of the hardest things that I’ve been through,” said Joe Prime.
The district has had several tests done saying the tower is safe and meets federal regulations. But some families weren’t convinced and hired an expert.
“I wouldn’t send my kids there at all, it absolutely is dangerous,” said Eric Windheim, an electromagnetic radiation specialist. “Children are still developing and their cells are still being divided. It’s the worst possible time in their life to be exposed.”