Cell Towers

Cell Tower Scientific Studies

The following studies indicate cell towers are biologically hazardous:
Radiation Experts

Industry Influence
  • Despite the independent science showing biological effects, the industry continues to place 3G and 4G antennas in close proximity to the public. We see towers in neighborhoods, on school and community center grounds, playing fields, antennas on water towers and in church steeples. 

  • The 3G and 4G bands of electromagnetic radiation spectrum are almost maxed out so the industry and FCC are planning their next steps.

  • The FCC and telecommunications industry is fast-tracking 5G/Internet of Things at the Federal and State levels. They are aiming to put cell tower antennas in at street level in our neighborhoods to provide the infrastructure for 5G (fifth-generation wireless technology) and the Internet of things (IoT). 

  • What's the rush? The U.S. National Toxicology Program's $30M study has already reported wireless radiation causes DNA damage, brain and heart tumors. The industry is trying to get this toxic 5G infrastructure in place before the public catches on. 

  • Longtime World Health Organization advisor Anthony B. Miller, M.D., confirmed in 2017 radiofrequency (RF) radiation from any source now fully meets the criteria to be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent:


  • On June 20, 2016 FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated the priority with 5G is to be first to market, regardless of public health or safety.  He states, "Unlike some countries, we do not believe we should spend the next couple of years studying what 5G should be, how it should operate, and how to allocate spectrum, based on those assumptions. Like the examples I gave earlier, the future has a way of inventing itself. Turning innovators loose is far preferable to expecting committees and regulators to define the future. We won’t wait for the standards to be first developed in the sometimes arduous standards-setting process or in a government-led activity." See his six-page speech below:

    Cell Towers in Church Spires & On Buildings

    Schools Banning Cell Towers

    • See the Environmental Health Trust for information to provide schools:

    Communities Taking Action
    To see how the conversation went at the Board of Selectmen meeting, skip ahead to any of the following segments (other non-related items are covered at the beginning of the meeting):
    The town established a website to share with the public each of the small cell applications, letters of concern, staff comments and reports. These provide a view into what this process looks like when telecoms submit applications, how municipalities can retain control, and how citizens can engage in the process:

    The local Burlington cable station, WBCAT TV, produced a 70-minute program called BNEWS In Depth: Potential Dangers of Wireless Tech; Burlington Small Cells Policy which can serve as an example for other communities to emulate:


    See also the 5G and IoT page for additional information.

    Note: The information provided here is publicly available on the Internet.  
    It is intended to provide a starting point to inform you of EMF dangers.  
    Please do your own research, draw your own conclusions, and act accordingly to protect those you love.