Proximity to Cell Tower Increases Cancer Risk

Proximity to Cell Tower Increases Cancer Risk

A mother is Eagle Idaho is fighting for her family’s health and those of her neighbors. <sign the petition> Can you imagine a cell tower being installed 25 feet from your organic garden and not far from your children’s playset? Interestingly, even the cell companies say that “safe distance” is 1/4 mile. Not 80 feet. This family moved here from CA to help their little girl recover from leukemia and years of chemo. She does not need to be bombarded by microwaves all day and night – nor does anyone. The fact that neighbors can sell out to a cellular company without consent from neighbors is deeply concerning. Cellular microwaves are proven to increase rates of cancer, damage cells and DNA, reduce sperm count, inhibit the heart and cardiovascular system and cause other health issues. This should not be allowed in neighborhoods.

In a German study, doctors examined close to 1000 patients to see if living at the same address close to a cell tower for 10 years affected cancer risk. The social and age differences within the study group were small, with no ethnic diversity.

They discovered that the proportion of newly developed cancer cases was three times higher for those living within 1300 feet (a quarter of a mile) of a cellular transmitter compared to those living further away. In addition, they found that the patients became ill with cancer on average 8 years earlier.

A distance of 1300 feet (400m) is of particular importance. This is because computer simulation and measurements used in the study indicated that the radiation at that distance or less (the “inner area”) is 100 times greater than emissions beyond that distance (the “outer area”).

Another important observation from the research is that for the first 5 years of living near a cell phone tower, the risks were no different than someone living far away from one. However, in years 6-10, the cancer risks jumped more than threefold for those living a quarter of a mile or less from a mobile tower.

Even more concerning, the average age of diagnosis was much younger. Risk for breast cancer, prostate, pancreas, bowel, melanoma, lung, and blood cancer all increased substantially.

The risks for breast cancer were most significant for those living in the inner area, with an average age of 50.8 year for a cancer diagnosis compared with nearly two decades later (70 years of age) for those in the outer area.

Israeli Mobile Phone Tower Research

Israeli research conducted by Tel Aviv University confirms a similar pattern.

In this study, 622 people living 1148 feet (350m) or less from a cell phone transmission station for 3-7 years were compared to 1222 controls living further away.

Out of the high exposure group, 8 cases of cancer were diagnosed within just one year. 3 cases of breast cancer and 1 case each of ovarian, lung, bone, kidney and lymphatic cancer.

In the control group, only 2 cases of cancer occurred even though the control group was roughly twice as large as the highly exposed group.

Based on these results, the researchers calculated the relative risk of cancer to be over four times higher for those living 350m or less (about one-fifth of a mile) from a cell phone transmitter.

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Cell Phone Tower Safety. What Should YOU Do?

Check out Type in your address. Look up the existing towers AND the future towers in your area. 

This site provides information on how many cell phone towers and mobile antennas are in your area. The exact distance of each from your home address is provided as well.

Cell towers are increasingly disguised as trees, are placed on existing buildings and other structures. A typical mobile phone tower will hold 10 or more cellular antennas for various companies.

If you are planning to buy a home in the near future, consideration of cellular phone infrastructure nearby is very important. It ranks right up there with schools and other positives and negatives about the neighborhood. (look for those RED tower symbols on the map on

As more research concerning the effects of EMFs on human biology emerges, real estate prices will likely be affected by their relative proximity to cell phone towers and/or antennas.

How do we STOP a cell tower from being built in our residential communities? 

The cell phone companies got a provision in the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 that cell phone towers can not be denied placement due to health reasons alone. They have taken the power and control from States and local communities. Our leadership must now make decisions solely on property value and property rights without regard to health and safety. 


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The links to research on the health effects of EMFs are found in the section entitled, “Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation”, accessed directly by clicking here

Larry is an Electrical Engineer, Building Biology Environmental Consultant, Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist, and president of the Institute’s board of directors. He is based in Ventura, California, west of Los Angeles. Larry specifically mentions research that indicate adverse health effects from long term exposure to AC magnetic fields at levels as low as 1-3 milliGauss. The adverse effects are discussed in terms of elevated risk ratio levels that range from 2 to 3.8 (double or more then triple). Click here to see Larry’s article. 

Lloyd Burrell, a prominent EMF blogger who conducts numerous interviews with experts in the field of EMFs. The article contains links to research on the subject, accessed here. (

Articles and studies on magnetic field EMFs from the website of The Swedish Association for the Electrosensitive can be accessed here.

Microwave News posted an article on August 27, 2017 entitled, “Hiding in Plain Sight, Neglected Low-Level EM (Electromagnetic) Effects”. The article reports on the unsung work of researcher Abe Liboff, PhD, formerly of the Naval Medical Research Institute, New York University and Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Liboff proved that weak magnetic fields below 1.0 milliGauss (mG) interfere with DNA synthesis. The article says, “The results raised questions about the safety of power lines.” Dr. Liboff subsequently went on to show that cellular harm occurs from low level exposure to magnetic fields from a biological mechanism, not a thermal (heating) mechanism. Read the article here.

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