With the emergence of any new technology, there is always speculation on how it will affect our health and this has held true with the cell phone industry as well. Ever since cell phones became a part of our everyday lives, people have been questioning the effect they will have on our health. Many people automatically assumed the radiation from cell phones and cell towers was going to have adverse effects to our health. However, numerous studies have been conducted proving that the radio-frequency signals emitted from the cell towers is so small that it won’t have any negative effects.
K.S. Parthasarathy shared in The Telegraph that, “After a comprehensive review of the relevant literature, the World Health Organization, in its fact sheet number 304, stated thus: “Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF [radio frequency] signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects...”
The FCC has determined regulations when it comes to the amount of radio frequency levels that are acceptable coming from cell phone towers. While there has been concern surrounding the effects of radiation, cell tower radiation has a lot less energy than x-rays or gamma rays do. Cell tower radiation does not damage the cells in the body the way that x-rays and gamma rays do. The damage causes the x-rays and gamma rays to change and multiply the existing cells in the body, which can lead to cancer; but this does not occur with the energy from cell tower radio-frequency.