What communities have strong setbacks for cell antennas near homes and schools? – Environmental Health Trust


What communities have strong setbacks for cell antennas? 

Here are some examples. Click on the link to go to ordinance. 

  • Shelburne, MA – 3,000 feet for schools and 1,500 feet of homes; no new wireless antennas in residential zones
  • Copake, NY – 1,500 feet from homes, schools, churches, or other buildings containing dwelling units
  • Sallisaw, OK –  no commercial wireless telecommunications towers within 1,500 of homes.
  • Calabasas, CA – no “Tier 2” wireless telecommunications facilities within 1,000 feet of homes and schools
  • Bedford, NH –   750 feet from nearest residentially-zoned property
  • Scarsdale, NY – No wireless facilities within 500 feet from homes, schools, parks, and houses of worship
  • Walnut City, California: 1,500 feet
  • Stockbridge, Massachusetts: 1,000 feet
  • San Diego County California 1,000 feet (small cells)
  • Bar Harbor Maine– 1500 setback for schools 
  • Palo Alto, California:  School Board supports the City of Palo Alto immediately establishing local municipal zoning setback rules of 1500 feet or more from an operating wireless transmitter and a school site
  • Ithaca New York– 250 feet or more from any residence, school, or day-care facility
  • Davis, CA – no freestanding wireless facilities within 500 feet of residential zone and schools
  • Westlake Village, CA – no facilities within 500 feet of homes
  • Randolph, MA – no wireless antennas within 500 feet of homes and businesses
  • Petaluma, CA – no “small cell” antennas within 500 feet of homes
  • Suisin City, CA – no “small cell” antennas within 500 feet of homes
  • Contra Costa County, CA – no new high-visibility facilities or towers within 300 feet of residential zones
  • Town of North Hempstead, NY – no wireless antennas within 200 feet of homes, parks, environmentally-sensitive areas, historic areas, or scenic areas; no wireless antennas within 350 feet of schools
  • Encinitas, CA – No antennas within residential zone,  within Ecological Resource/Open Space/Park Zone,  or  very high fire hazard severity zone,  500 feet from residential dwelling unit, daycare facility or school and 250 feet of any federal, state, or historic landmark

European Parliament requested a research report  “Health Impact of 5G” released in July 2021 concluding that commonly used RFR frequencies (450 to 6000 MHz) are probably carcinogenic for humans and clearly affect male fertility with possible adverse effects on the development of embryos, fetuses and newborns. 5G will increase ambient levels of wireless radiofrequency radiation. Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated a myriad of adverse effects from wireless radiofrequency radiation including increased brain cancer, DNA damage, oxidative stress, immune dysfunction,  altered brain development, damaged reproduction, sleep changes, hyperactivity, and memory damage. (RESEARCH HERE)