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Do you believe cell phone towers are harmful to your health?
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1361 Votes

Do you believe cell phone towers are harmful to your health?

Yes, it's harmful!

5

No, probably not.

13

Yes, it's harmful!

5 Comments
Gina Ribuca
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Gina Ribuca

I’m furious about the city allowing Verizon to build a 4g tower next to the elementary. This is something the people should vote on. The city is putting business before its voters and should be fired

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k san
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k san

Speculation about harmful towers, electrical plants and even cell phones at your head have been around for decades. If not harmful, speculation about such things would have been put to rest long ago.

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Matt C
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Matt C

I know they are bad for health. Several peer reviewed studies show it. Not 'believe' it's bad; I know. You can tell when you camp next to one. Don't believe me? Try it. Don't want to? Why not? lol

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No, probably not.

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Mou Chat Reed
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Mou Chat Reed

I don't know how these parents can worry about these towers when they all have a cell phone glued to their ear all the time, AND they let their children have them too.

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Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

I have lived with one in my backyard for 12 years and no problems.

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Layla Parker
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Layla Parker

Cell towers use microwaves(used in microwaves) and radio waves(used in radios)which have a longer wavelength than visible light(basically anything you can see)and short wavelengths are more dangerous

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Pennie Day Holiday
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Pennie Day Holiday

No more then the sun. The protesters wasn't doing anything to protect their children from the sun.

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Amy
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Amy

I mean, I have a literal microwave generator in my kitchen.

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Rachel Abudaram
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Rachel Abudaram

I don’t think they are harmful at all

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HLH *
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HLH *

NIMBY ! live with it

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Marcia Y
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Marcia Y

It's the cell phone you're carrying you dummies. The cell phone towers is not your problem, you are caring the damn cell phone right in your front or your back pocket it's not tower... hello battery!

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Darren Wolf
Darren Wolf

What are you talking about?? Lithium ion batteries don't emit radiation...

Bob A. Bui
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Bob A. Bui

According to the ACS, they are most likely safe. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/cellular-phone-towers.html

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/cellular-phone-towers.html?fbclid=IwAR0WO3m2yvesvfHlAB_RWWGTL7oy3IKtbUkaXoYY7tNvHSPvaROiTrfAohE

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poor turtle
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poor turtle

Quite frankly there are other things that have an actual impact on your health like drinking soda and exercising that you should be more concerned about.

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Elizabeth Spalding
Elizabeth Spalding

Agree. It's easier to focus on arbitrary things like cell towers than actually have to look at real things that control your health, like diet and exercise!

Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?
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116 Votes

Would you consider using ChatGPT in your job?

Yes!

0

No!

1

Yes!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No!

1 Comment
Dave Stalker
1
Dave Stalker

AI is dangerous, very vulnerable to Misinformation and just spitting it back out. AI is NOT creative, real writers are creative. AI just re-arranges the factoids available to it. Teachers are alarmed that papers submitted by students might not be their work, just ChatGTP garbage.

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Do you think the Bend City Council should hear the gas station appeal?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
545 Votes

Do you think the Bend City Council should hear the gas station appeal?

Yes!

14

No!

1

Yes!

14 Comments
Susan Gaylord (Hidden Hills OR)
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Susan Gaylord (Hidden Hills OR)

This is an issue that has an effect on every commercial development in the whole city. A gas station is a dinosaur and we don’t need any more! The city needs to support walkability, bikability, and connectivity.

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Jane Roeser Gillette
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Jane Roeser Gillette

Voting FOR clean, walkable, bikeable neighborhood activities the encourage getting out of the car, meeting neighbors for coffee, ice cream, day care for kids from the elementary school nearby just makes sense. City council should listen to the residents who live in the neighborhood & act accordingly

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April Baynes
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April Baynes

SE Bend citizens deserve a micro-community that takes people out of their cars and walking and biking to healthy options for food and services. Another gas station in this area is redundant and downright disrespectful. City council listening to this issue is the right thing to do!!

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Jim Bullock
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Jim Bullock

I have lived in this area of Bend for 20+ years. There are 3 gas stations within 1 mile of this location and we do not want another. I ask the City Council to hear our objections to a gas station at Murphy/Brosterhaus. Listen to the homeowners and citizens and not $$$$. Thank You...

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Wendy Oconnor
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Wendy Oconnor

Because it is in direct conflict with the CCAP goals of reducing use of fossil fuel. Allowing a new gasoline station to be built in an established neighborhood with six existing fueling stations nearby does not align with demonstrating leadership in attaining CCAP goals, objectives or goals.

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Susan Cantrell
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Susan Cantrell

We do NOT want a gas station on Murphy and Brosterhaus. An out of town oil company does not make a good neighbor. Schools, a park, homes and multiple school bus stops shouldn't have to share space with this type of business. Our city should support their voters, not big business.

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Foster Fell
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Foster Fell

For transparency. For a more democratic process. 2000 petition signers should not be dismissed in what some might perceive as callow and arrogant.

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Lesley Sullivan
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Lesley Sullivan

Outdated city codes need to be addressed by the city.This is an example of how older codes are not acceptable to residents now. Why would a city allow polluting gas stations and businesses that greatly increase traffic in the middle of a residential neighborhood & blocks from an elementary school?

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James Christo
0
James Christo

The Hearings Officer ignored city code and shifted the burden opposition. This is bad for Bend as developments will no longer have to comply with code and the city and opponents will have hire experts, conduct studies to prove the development doesn't meet code. this will hurt everyone.

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Kevin Johnson
0
Kevin Johnson

Cities are banning new gas stations. Bend is allowing them in neighborhoods? Why doesn't the city of Bend listen to its residents' concerns in this neighborhood, 85% of whom oppose this gas station and have no problems getting gas 1 1/2 miles away? Residents want a grocery, brewpub, daycare.

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Steven Daniels
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Steven Daniels

Were you just kidding about all of your lofty "goals". Or, did the "contributions" from the developers persuade you to look the other way?

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Duane Wyman
0
Duane Wyman

City pushing an agenda w/o constituents support or input. City pushing it down the throats of the neighborhood directly affected. Take it slow w/appropriate discourse of the public!

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Gabe West
0
Gabe West

Bring to much traffic!

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, "to" much traffic? Homeschooled?

No!

1 Comment
Ed Sink
1
Ed Sink

Way to late to worry about traffic, probably little if any increase.

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