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Exposure to radio frequency radiation on Maxey Hall roof concerns Physical Plant workers; Whitman College cited by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

The roof of Maxey Hall. One of the cell towers is on the other side of the barriers. The barriers were put up to warn workers on the roof about RF radiation. Photo contributed by Jeff Donahue

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Thirteen. That’s the number of years that Physical Plant employees have worked on the roof of Maxey Hall — without suitable safety training — while cell antennas have occupied the same area, exposing workers to varying levels of radio frequency radiation during the completion of projects and regu...

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