We Don't Know the Health Risks, and That's the Problem
There is no definitive science on whether cell towers are safe. There are many studies that show that a small amount of the kinds of radiation emitted from cell phones is not harmful in the short term. There are no studies that can say definitively that there are no harmful effects of sustained, 8 hour per day exposure to constant radiation is safe, as no one has ever studied this! Furthermore, there has never, and will never, be a study done on exposure in children, because no one is willing to use children as test subjects! If you read a study that says cell phones are safe, even if endorsed by the CDC or other large body, it simply isn't relevant to this kind of exposure that our kids will be subjected to.
More and more, studies are emerging that show potential links between cell phones and cancer, and while none of these studies can answer the question definitively, we think that the chance there is potential cause for concern should stop the Fairfax County School Board dead in its tracks. No amount of revenue from Verizon is worth possibly harming our children!
Below are some links to studies we've uncovered that are cause for concern:
United States National Institute of Health (NIH)
The study found that rats exposed to 9 hours of radiation a day had a higher incidence of brain tumors. The study has been described as "game-changing" by experts, and is the largest cell phone radiation study ever performed.
The World Health Organization
The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1 , associated with wireless phone use
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2013 urged the FCC and the FDA in this statement to reassess the levels of radiation exposure allowed for children and pregnant women