A Cell Tower is Proposed Near My Home and Child’s School: I Need Scientific Resources on Health and Safety
Question: I am very concerned about a cell tower that has been proposed near my home and child’s school. What can I do? Where can I get resources?
EHT is often asked for information about cell towers near homes and schools and we have several relevant webpages with resources. Communities can effectively organize for more responsible cell tower placement and to halt towers near their homes and schools.
Please see this video made for a School District who inquired into the risks associated with RF radiation from cell towers.
Residential areas, schools and parks should be considered sensitive areas and RF exposure should be limited as much as possible.
If you are trying to halt a cell tower near your home.
Connect in your community with other citizens and ensure neighbors are aware and educated. Start a group, make a website to voice community concerns.
Get all documents related to the tower, the lease, the plans, the monetary agreement. In the United States you can file public information requests to get this information as well as emails to and from elected officials so there is full transparency in regards to the process by which the tower is proposed.
Ensure your local press is covering community concerns, call them up and tell them to cover citizen opposition.
Contact all your elected officials and communicate your concerns to them. They are accountable to you.
Write local officials involved in this process with all your questions and ensure your questions are answered- share this information with the community.
Ensure transparency in the process, and call for accountability, due diligence and safety for your community.