Pittsfield Massachusetts Mayor Peter Marchetti Proclaimed June 16, 2024 as Electromagnetic Sensitivity Day.  Sixteen year old Amelia Gilardi worked on the issue for her 10th grade civics project. Her family is one of several families that documented injury from a nearby cell tower leading to the Pittsfield Board of Health voting to send a cease and desist order to Verizon. 

Pittsfield Massachusetts policymakers have been involved in several efforts towards wireless accountability. Dr. Kulbergs Pittsfield Board of Health’s letter in Support of MA Commission on Wireless Radiation and stated to elected officials that “Massachusetts cannot wait for the FCC to act. We are asking to your strong support of this bill and for a favorable report out of the Committee on Consumer Protection.”

A 2022 Letter to the Massachusetts federal delegation by the Pittsfield City Council called for FCC accountability regarding its outdated wireless radiation limits.

EHT’s new President, Dr. Kent Chamberlin, who served on the New Hampshire Commission to Study the Health and Environmental Effects of 5G was present for the proclamation. EHTs Theodora Scarato and Dr. Devra Davis and numerous scientific and medical experts have been involved in educating local policymakers for years in the community where local residents have tirelessly worked to remedy the situation. 

Pittsfield is one of numerous communities that have passed Proclamations related to Electromagnetic Radiation and Health. 

City of Pittsfield Electromagnetic Sensitivity Day Proclamation

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsfield values the diversity, equity and inclusion of all its residents, including those with visible and invisible differences and especially those that involve physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities; and

WHEREAS, people of all ages in Pittsfield and throughout the world have developed Electromagnetic Sensitivity (EMS); and

WHEREAS, seven years ago, on June 16, 2017 “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (*EHS”) Day, also known as Electromagnetic Sensitivity(“EMS”) was established; and

WHEREAS, EMS is characterized by a constellation of neurological and immunological symptoms; and

WHEREAS, there is a worldwide effort to raise awareness and visibility of EMS, to assure acceptance, equitable treatment, and inclusion in society; and

WHEREAS, as we work to create equality for all, we join with those throughout the United

States and the world in supporting awareness, acceptance, education, inclusion and equity to EMS and those who suffer from it.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Peter M. Marchetti, Mayor of the City of Pittsfield, on behalf of its citizens and city officials, do hereby proclaim June 16′, 2024 Electromagnetic Sensitivity Day in the City of Pittsfield.

More about the Pittsfield cell tower here. 

https://ehtrust.org/pittsfield-massachusetts-mayor-proclaims-june-16-2024-as-electromagnetic-sensitivity-day/ Source: Environmental Health Trust