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Cell Tower Safety

Health and Safety

Understanding health and environmental impacts of cell tower radiation emissions is complex.

In August, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled the FCC failed to respond to “record evidence that exposure to RF radiation at levels below the Commission’s current limits may cause negative health effects unrelated to cancer” and demonstrated “a complete failure to respond to comments concerning environmental harm caused by RF radiation.” The court found the FCC ignored numerous organizations, scientists and medical doctors who called on them to update limits and the court found the FCC failed to address these issues:

  • impacts of long term wireless exposure
  • impacts to children,
  • the testimony of people injured by wireless radiation
  • impacts to wildlife and the environment
  • impacts to the developing brain and reproduction

Summary by Environmental Health Trust

Dr. Kent Chamberlin on the New Hampshire 5G Commission Findings and Wireless Safety (1hr.)

Scientific and Policy Developments in Radiofrequency Radiation (external PDF download)

Physicians for Safe Technology

Physicians for Safe Technology – Environment & Wildlife Effects

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

New Hampshire Commission Report on Environmental and Health Effects

FCC – Cell Tower Transmitter Studies-28 Summary Findings: Neurological-Cancer-Other Health-Animals and Plants

Electromagnetic Fields Impact Tree and Plant Growth

Cell phones, Cell Towers and Wireless Safety

Electromagnetic Radiation from Cellphone Towers: A Potential Hazard for Birds, Bees, and Humans

Mobile Tower Radiation: Everything You Need to Know

Wildlife and Biodiversity: A Disappearing Act by Cell Towers on Land and in Space?

The possible impacts of communication towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees

Limiting liability with positioning to minimize negative health effects of cellular phone towers

Impacts of radio-frequency electromagnetic field from cell phone towers

Supreme Court of India Order

Risks to Health and Well-being from Radio-Frequency Radiation

Development of health-based exposure limits for radiofrequency

Development of health-based exposure limits for radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices using a benchmark dose approach

Study: Wireless radiation exposure for children should be hundreds of times lower than current federal limits

Adverse Influence of Radio Frequency Background on Trembling Aspen Seedlings: Preliminary Observations

Tree damage caused by mobile phone base stations – Observations

Report says Wireless Radiation May Harm Wildlife

To learn about the Public Utility Process, see this informational video presentation:

Overview of Proposed Verizon Cell Tower in Warren and PUC Process, Dec. 7, 2022