Cell Towers & Cell Phones

If a Cell Tower is Proposed in Your Area

An Introductory Packet
Excerpts and Resources from An Electronic Silent Spring

  1. Give Me a Megaphone
    About Cell Phones and Cancer, Cell Towers and Cancer Cell Phones and Health

    After telling Rich Farver that he had a brain tumor, his doctor said that it came from using a cell phone. Rich was a grad student in political science at San Diego State University. After he died, his mother discovered a cell tower beside the political science building–and more than a handful of others in the department with the same diagnosis.
  2. The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
  3. Cell towers and health
    A synopsis of key, peer-reviewed studies about the health effects of living near a cellular antenna–also called a base station or cell tower.
  4. Suggestions from Elizabeth Kelley
    A longtime public health advocate, Elizabeth Kelley suggests what you can do to prevent a cell tower from going up near you.
  5. Cell Towers and Schools
    In a December 2013 letter, the Electromagentic Radiation Policy Institute explains to the Minneapolis School Board why NOT to have a cell tower on campus.
  6. Documentary Film, Broadcast Blues
    Starting in 1953, radio and TV networks broadcast their signals to the Denver area from Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. In the early 1990s, when the networks prepared to increase their signals’ power, Golden’s citizens (including engineers who had worked for NASA) began to research whether the antennas’ emissions were in compliance with FCC guidelines and whether these emissions affected their health. Len Aitken’s “Broadcast Blues,” completed in 2000, presents the first round of the battle between the Golden community and Denver-area TV and radio broadcasters.
  7. Caution, cell phones and the CDC
  8. May, 2014 Guardian article about study that says that people who used mobile phones more than 15 hours each month have a double or triple risk of developing glioma or meningioma brain tumors.
  9. Cell Tower Fires and Collapsing Towers
    Cellular phone gear (antennas) have snapped and caused severe fires. Towers have also collapsed due to construction errors (31%), to ice (29%), to special wind (19%), to aircraft (11%) and to anchor failure (10%). Here are reports of cell towers that have caught fire and collapsed.
  10. A model letter for municipalities who aim to maintain regulation of telecommunications equipment in their area
  11. See The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s guidelines and challenges to the FCC regarding installation of communications towers and listed, proposed or threatened species.
  12. This video illuminates the electromagnetic radiation emitted in nature and by a cell tower, a cell phone, a cordless phone and an iPad. It was made by Ray Pealer, who provides EMF home testing consultations. www.emrsafety.net.
  13. “Mobilize” is an excellent film about cell phones and brain cancer, children and cell phones and telecom industry efforts to keep the public from learning cell phone dangers.
  14. Cellphones Cause Cancer:
    A Few Worthwhile Minutes from Attorney Jimmy Gonzales, 1972-2014
  15. Testimony of Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D., C.W. B., and Principal, Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Solutions, LLC, on Behalf of Friends of Amazon Creek, Before the City of Eugene City Planning Department in Opposition to AT&T/Crossfire’s Application for a “Stealth” Cellular Communications Tower in the Upper Amazon Creek Corridor
  16. LA Firefighters Do Not Want Cell Towers
    April, 2015: The United Firefighters of Los Angeles oppose the installation of cell towers on their stations because of concerns about radiofrequency radiation on their health. The LA City Council has backed the firefighters’ union–unanimously.
  17. “Civil Rights for Cell Tower Corporations? You’ve Got to be Kidding!”
    Paul Cienfuegos’ April 21st, 2015 Commentary on KBOO Evening News
  18. Testimony of Albert M. Manville, II, Ph.D., C.W. B., and Principal, Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Solutions, LLC, on Behalf of Friends of Amazon Creek, Before the City of Eugene City Planning Department in Opposition to AT&T/Crossfire’s Application for a “Stealth” Cellular Communications Tower in the Upper Amazon Creek Corridor
  19. How we prevented a cell tower in Eugene, OR
  20. In communities like Eugene, Oregon, people are voicing objection to new deployments to their local authorities
  21. Q and A About Satellites

More Resources:

Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy and the Wireless Revolution, produced by the Council on Wireless Technology Impacts (energyfields.org) and Ecological Options Network (eon3.net), 2007. Presents the telecom industry’s cover-up of dangers posed by cell phones and antennas. Includes a Congressional staff briefing by physicist Ted Litovitz about how EMR affects living organisms (also available at electromagnetichealth.org).

Click here to learn about antennas near you: www.antennasearch.com

1800 studies about the bio effects of EMR exposure: www.bioinitiative.org

Resonance: Beings of Frequency (2012)
Directed by James Russell and John K Webster
http://vimeo.com/66149259

Full Signal (2010)
Directed by Talal Jabari
http://fullsignalmovie.com/

EMR Policy’s Citizen’s Tool Box for Cell Tower Safety
A blueprint opposing a tower site/ antenna site proposal at a local hearing level:
emrpolicy.org/public_policy/siting_zoning/index.htm

“Cell-Phone Safety: What the FCC Didn’t Test,” by Michael Scherer, Time, October 26, 2010.

“Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health,” by Christopher Ketcham, GQ, February, 2010.

To minimize exposure to cellular antennas’ RFs, antennasearch.com can give info about a specific address. Electromagnetichealth.org recommends hilly, mountainous regions where cell phone reception isn’t easily accessed. Look at telecom companies’ coverage maps to identify areas where no or few antennas have been installed:
www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/support/coverage-locator
www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/
www.coverage.spring.com/
www.t-mobile.com/coverage/pcc.aspx
www.boostmobile.com/coverage/
www.mycricket.com/coverage/maps/wireless
www.virginmobileusa.com/check-cell-phone-coverage
www.uscellular.com/maps
www.maps.metropcs.com
www.tracfone.com/cellular_coverage.jsp

Davis, Devra, Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What
the Industry is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family,
Dutton, 2010.