At the end of May, about two dozen Weston Elementary school kids in Ripon, Wisconsin, skipped class in protest and demanded that the Ripon Unified School District remove what they believe is a cancer causing agent: the cell phone tower that sits on school grounds.
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Kyle Prime, aged 11, who participated in the protest, was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor in his left kidney last year. His mother Kellie said, “Having a cell phone tower on a school ground, it’s… in 2011 it was classified as a known carcinogen so that tells me that it shouldn’t be around our children.” 1
Six months later, Mason Ferrulli was diagnosed with brain cancer.
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