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News of governments, other than the United States, banning Cell Towers near Schools; and U.S. School Districts and PTAs bucking the U.S. Government by opposing them as well:

Faced with scientific evidence of a link between RF emissions and childhood leukemia, Countries other than the United States have banned or are in the process of banning, the installation of Cell Towers within 1,500 feet from schools. 

In stark contrast, the U.S. government has not only refused to entertain similar restrictions, but has, instead, been engaged in ongoing efforts to empower the wireless industry to install Cell Towers and Cell Antennas virtually anywhere they desire, including atop public schools, with virtually no government oversight or regulation [See Government Related Information & Links]

Across the U.S., State Officials, School Districts, School Boards and PTAs are bucking the federal government, and a movement to exert pressure upon Congress to change the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is underway.

The success of such movements will depend upon whether enough citizens can organize and thereby exert enough pressure to outweigh the lobbying efforts of the $60 billion-dollar-per-year wireless industry.

  • Video addressing how the FCC has failed to protect school children - Cell Tower Radiation Pollution
  • Connecticut House of Representatives passes bill to restrict the installation of Cell Towers within 750 feet of a School, by a vote of 139-0 - Bill now heads to the Senate - April 28, 2010 -  Video
  • BRAG Report recommends that schools, school districts, municipalities and states call upon the FCC for a ruling that requires Cell Towers be set back at least 1,500 feet away from schools - April 26, 2010 - Business Wire
  • Los Angeles Board of Education Votes to Prohibit Cell Towers Near Schools - "There is growing evidence that the radiation they emit, even at low levels, is dangerous to human health" - Press Release
  • Los Angeles Board of Education formally condemns the placement of Cell Towers near schools, and requests that the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors demand that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 be revised to allow local governments to consider the potential adverse health impacts upon children - December 8, 2009
  • Oregon School Board Votes to Ban Cell Towers on School Properties, and to oppose the installation of Cell Towers on Adjacent Properties - OregonLive.com
  • New Ruling Supports School Cell Tower Ban in Maryland
  • "There is no safe level of microwave radiation for children" - RadiationEducation.com - Video
  • Oregon: Mount Tabor PTA Passes Resolution Opposing Installation of Cell Tower Adjacent to Middle School - September 14, 2010
  • "When it comes to protecting children, you take as few chances as possible" - Canadian School District votes to oppose all Cell Towers within 305 Meters of its schools
  • Citing Health Concerns, European Parliament Adopts Resolution to Keep Cell Towers a Safe Distance From Schools - April 2, 2009 - Full Resolution


Radio Frequencies emitted from mobile phone towers will have deleterious medical effects to people within the near vicinity according to a large body of scientific literature. Babies and children will be particularly sensitive to the mutagenic and carcenogenic effects of the radio frequency radiation. It is therefore criminal to place one of these aerials on or near a school.

Helen Caldicott, MD, Pediatrician and co-founder of Physicians For Social Responsibility


  • Connecticut PTA adopts resolution to support legislation requiring that Cell Towers be kept 1,500 feet from schools, and that, to the extent that they are already within 1,500 feet, they be removed at the cost of their owner - Connecticut PTA Resolution
  • Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn moves to prevent placement of Cell Antennas near schools - 
    November 18, 2009 - Press Release
  • Brattleboro Vermont residents say No Cell Tower on School Grounds - January 12, 2011
  • No Cell Towers Near Schools - Facebook Link
  • No Towers at Schools - ExpelCellTowers.org
  • New Zealand: Green Party Calls for Banning All Cell Towers Near Schools - News Story
  • The President of The Irish National Teachers Organization Calls for a Ban on Cell Towers Near Schools - "Individuals have a choice whether to use a mobile phone or not. With a phone mast near a school, children have no choice" - Cellular News
  • The Association of Teachers and Lecturers which represents more than 160,000 staff members of schools across the UK has called for the removal of Wi-Fi from schools citing potential health concerns for the children - April 8, 2009
  • Belgium Court Bans Cell Tower near Elementary School Citing Health Concerns - September 6, 2009 - News Story
  • School Cell Tower Denied - Proposed construction of a Cell Tower at Florida Middle School Defeated - Tampa, FL - Watch Video 
  • Cell Tower a No Go - Residents Say No Cell Tower at Middle School - Tampa, FL
  • School Board: No interest in Cell Tower Proposed For Elementary School - Wykoff, NJ - News Story
  • After parents sucessfully defeated Cell Tower on School Grounds, company obtained permission to build it adjacent to School, and without notice. Parents had no opportunity to stop it
  • India Moves to Ban Cell Towers Near Schools - Story Link
  • Telecom Towers Tsunami - There are medical and political ramifications to Cell Tower siting in our country - B. Blake Levitt, former NY Times Science Writer - Article Link
  • Parents Fighting Cell Tower Over School - "Keep it away from our kids", they say - Oceanside, CA - News Story
  • Proposed Playground Cell Tower Nixed by Effective Public Education Campaign in North Idaho - Lake City, ID - News Story
  • Elementary School to Close, Citing Planned Construction of Cell Towers on Roof of Building - Santa Cruz, CA -
    News Story
  • After hearing from students, School Board bans Cell Towers from Schools in District - Surrey, Canada -
    YouTube Video


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