Category Archives: Cell Phone Towers

Killer App: A Berkeley Researcher Weighs in on Safety

Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., a Berkeley researcher, directs a research center in the School of Public Health. He participated in a meta-analysis led by Seung-Kwon Myung, an epidemiologist from South Korea. The researchers looked at 23 recent studies of cell phones … Continue reading

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New Cell Tower Near Palo Verde Elementary School

AT&T has asked the City of Palo Alto to approve plans to construct a cellular telecommunications facility (antennas and transmitters) on the Eichler Swim and Tennis Club property. Based on the attached photo, the 75′ tall faux-tree antenna will be … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact

The environmental impact assessment submitted by AT&T in behalf of the Eichler Swim and Tennis Club states that the proposed cell tower site  ” is surrounded by residential to the South, East, and West and by industrial to the North.” … Continue reading

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LA County Calls For Repeal Of Federal Cell Tower Health Preemption

(2009) The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 2, to actively seek and support federal legislation to repeal portions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that limit the authority of state and local governments to … Continue reading

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Towers Near Schools Banned In LA Unified School District

Federal law prevents municipalities from blocking cell phone towers based on health concerns, even with the support of American or European studies that oppose the FCC position on the link between cell towers and cancer. But federal law can’t stop … Continue reading

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US Town Enacts Tough Cell Tower Limits

GARDEN CITY, New York (AP) September 27, 2010— A town in suburban New York has imposed restrictions on the placement of new cell towers that are among the toughest in the U.S., and one phone company says it effectively bans … Continue reading

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Putting Cell Phone Antennas Near Schools Is Too Risky

Washington Post, Thursday, December 30, 2004; Page VA10 I read the article in Fairfax Extra by Karl Polzer [“Schools Are No Place for Cell Towers,” Nov. 18] and the rebuttal [“Cell Phone Antennas No Threat to Schools,” Dec. 2] by … Continue reading

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Say No To Wireless Antennas Near Schools

Parents, scientists and physicians are concerned about the possible long-term effects of exposure to RF (radio frequencies). Helen Caldicott, M.D., pediatrician and co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, has been quoted as stating that such towers should not be placed … Continue reading

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European Parliament Recommendations

Keeping certain establishments clear: MEPs consider that it is in the general interest to encourage solutions based on negotiations involving industry stakeholders, public authorities, military authorities and residents’ associations to determine the criteria for setting up new GSM antennas or … Continue reading

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International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS) 2006

The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS) held an international conference in 2006. The scientists endorsed and extended the 2002 Catania Resolution and resolved that: 1. More evidence has accumulated suggesting that there are adverse health effects from occupational and … Continue reading

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