Additional links to articles, reports, and information on the importance of wetlands, and the negative impacts of cell phone towers on human health and property values.


The Importance of Wetlands

“A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric soil. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.” Wikipedia

NY State Department of Environmental Conservation – “Why Are Wetlands Valuable?”

Audubon New York “The Importance of Freshwater Wetlands”

The Army Corps of Engineers “Recognizing Wetlands” PDF

The Army Corps of Engineers “Wetlands Regulatory Assistance ProgramRegional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Northcentral and Northeast Region” PDF

EPA – Section 404 of the Clean Water Act: How Wetlands are Defined and Identified


The Adverse Effects of Cell Towers on Human Health

“Studies have shown that even at low levels of radiation, there is evidence of biological damage, brain tumors, cancer, weakened immune function, and childhood leukemia. In May, 2011, the World Health Organization classified the type of radiation emitted by cell towers as a Class 2B carcinogen, meaning “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” and included it in the same category as lead and DDT.” 

– Stop LA Cell Towers – Health


The Health Costs of Cell Phone Towers

Expert FCC Testimony on Health Effects on Firefighters in Stations with Cell Towers

Expert FCC Testimony on the Overall Dangers of Radio Frequency Radiation

LA Times Article: Is 5G technology dangerous? Early data shows a slight increase of tumors in male rats exposed to cellphone radiation

FCC: intimidating press, suppressing science at “5G” announcement

Health and Environmental Concerns Regarding Mobile Phone Base Stations (Cell Towers)

Expert FCC Testimony about the Dangers of  Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

A Harvard Physician Addressing the Dangers of Radiofrequency Radiation to Children

BioInitiative Report: The Reasons Why Current Public Exposure Standards for Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation are No Longer Good Enough to Protect Public Health

Center for Health, Environment & Justice 2015 Fact Pack on Cellular Towers

Stop LA Cell Towers – Health

Research on Mobile Base Stations (Cell Towers) and Their Impact on Health

Subjective Symptoms Related to GSM Radiation from Mobile Phone Base Stations

Cell Phone Towers The Invisible Danger

Cell Tower Dangers

Protect Yourself from Cell Phone Tower Radiation

Biological Effects Caused by Radiofreqeuncy Radiation

The Negative Impacts of Cell Phone Towers on Property Values

“People shy away,” Ms. Canaris said. “If they have the opportunity to buy another home, they do.” She said cell antennas and towers near homes affected property values, adding, “You can see a buyer’s dismay over the sight of a cell tower near a home just by their expression, even if they don’t say anything.”  

– TINA CANARIS, an associate broker and a co-owner of RE/MAX Hearthstone in Merrick  From “A Pushback Against Cell Towers” New York Times

“Increasing numbers of people don’t want to live near cell towers. In some areas with new towers, property values have decreased by up to 20%.”

-WILLIAM GATI, AIA, President of Architecture Studio, Kew Gardens, N.Y. from “Examining invisible urban pollution and its effect on real estate value in New York City” 

Examining invisible urban pollution and its effect on real estate value in New York City

New York Times article “A Pushback Against Cell Towers”

Cell Towers, Antennas Problematic for Buyers

Property Values Declining Near Cell Towers

Using GIS to Measure the Impact of Distance to Cell Phone Towers on House Prices in Florida

What evidence exists that property values are impacted by the placement of antenna towers?

The Impact of Cellphone Towers on Property Values