Many communities have successfully stopped cell towers from being constructed near homes and children. The video to the left is of a community that organized strong protests to stop the neighborhood tower. Check out their informative websites.
If parents organize, towers can be stopped. Be loud and clear!
Cell Towers Often Have Emissions Far Higher Than Federal Guidelines.
One in ten cell phone antenna sites violate FCC rules designed to protect workers from excessive radio frequency radiation. Read Lawmakers push FCC to Limit RF radiation exposure from cellular antennas
Juhi Chawla is former Miss India and a top Bollywood actress. When she found cell tower antennas near her home she began to learn about the issue and is now one of India's top Technology safety advocates. She is also fighting hard to stop WiFi in schools. The radiation beams are highest within .25 of a mile around a tower.
Eileen O’Connor tells her story of being a part of a cell tower cancer cluster in this video. She went on to be the Director of the EM Radiation Research Trust. We have detailed the key scientific research that shows increased cancer, cognitive functioning, poor sleep and genetic changes in people living near cell towers. Read the research here.
Cell towers emit nonstop 24 hour microwave radiation. This radiation cannot be turned off and significant research shows increased cancer, sleep problems and neurological effects in residents who live near cell towers. Such high power devices have no place near our homes, schools or parks.
The International Association of Fire Fighters’ has a formal position against locating cell towers on fire department facilities 'until such installations are proven not to be hazardous to the health of our members." Read it here.
If the firefighters are concerned about safety, then we parents are as well.
Cell towers bring a host of safety issues beyond simply the radiation. Across the country communities are concerned about the lack of transparency in informing the community about these issues. The video to the left comes from the Maryland Coalition to Stop Cell Towers advocacy. See their Joint Statement on 25 Reasons school cell towers are a bad idea.
Cell towers are disproportionately placed on schools with higher minority students. For example, in Montgomery County, Maryland cell towers are clearly placed on the schools with higher numbers of minorities and students receiving free lunch. When cell towers are even considered in the more affluent white neighborhood schools, these plans are swiftly shut down.