Cell Tower Problems to Know About


Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Something is cropping up all over Los Angeles, California, like poisonous mushrooms, with equally toxic effects, but it’s not poisonous mushrooms.

It’s the standard cell tower, along with RF and EMF public relations pitches that are generated. Let’s hear what’s really happening in everyday, on-the-ground life, especially in ‘cell tower haven’ Los Angeles, California.


Concerned Los Angelinos feel there are several issues regarding all the cell towers being constructed in their area, but the most prominent concerns are health effects from EMFs and Constitutional 4th Amendment privacy matters. Numerous groups around the USA also are working on these very same issues. Maybe readers will become activists after having read this information. Those 4th Amendment Constitutional issues are being considered by a member of Congress on behalf of the LA activists. I hope to report more on that as things develop.

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) is an industry group that is active in discounting, nullifying, and educating about the ‘safety’ issues of any ‘smart’ technology, and its inability to cause health problems.

Cell towers in LA, which are cropping up like mushrooms after rain, have been able to unite citizens in a way that few issues probably would. LA’s firefighters dramatically oppose cell towers near their fire stations! Who would have ever thought that, since cells towers are being promoted as part of the homeland security issue. Well, take a read on what’s happened in LA.

Citizens For A Radiation Free Community and other Los Angeles stakeholders and citizens, will join the LA Fire Fighters Union at the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors in a protest against LA RICS, the Los Angeles arm of the federally funded cell tower infrastructure through First Net, which is using “Homeland Security” to force their federal cell tower system into LA County and other areas of California. [6] [CJF emphasis added]

The LA County Board of Supervisors held a meeting for public input about cell towers on Tuesday, March 24th, when firefighters and activists presented their legitimate concerns, which were:

Los Angeles fire fighters and residents do no not wish to get severe health effects like cancer or be surveilled by this new surveillance capable cell tower infrastructure. We believe this is cronyism, pork barrel, federal tax payer money giveaways to private corporations at the expense of our Constitutional rights to health, life, property and privacy. [6] [CJF emphasis added]

According to LA activists, all Los Angelinos need to be concerned because

Even if you don’t live near where a tower is being installed, you will be affected because these are special cell towers that promise to saturate 97% of Los Angeles if they go in! [6] [CJF emphasis added]

Here is a 16 minute YouTube from activist Liz Barris about how cell towers go up overnight.


Everyone needs to listen to that video, which explains what happens to birds, wildlife, and foliage, and the role of Homeland Security! Hear about threats—something that seems to be ‘boiler plate’ activity used against anyone who protests being harmed by technology.

Well, the LA firefighters and activists were successful in getting press coverage at the supervisors’ special meeting regarding cell towers in LA. Listen carefully to what LA firefighters have to say about microwaving people in this CBS news clip. “The cancer risk is there!”

Here is the ABC news report. Firefighters and residents are worried about radiation! Radio waves affect people up to 3 miles away! What happens when cell towers go down during a major crises or weather event? Better think that issue out carefully before putting all your eggs in the cell tower baskets, I offer.

The hearing apparently accomplished some positive results:

LA County Board of Supervisors listened to the citizens they serve and the fire fighters and called for a halt to the roll out in areas where there is citizen backlash, but has asked for an extension on the federal grant money, so the grant might get extended beyond the cutoff date, which is not good news. It was amazing to see the council actually listen to people on this and Liz wants to thank everyone who showed up and spoke, especially the fire fighters union who really had a great turn out! The vote was unanimous amongst the board of supervisors to put a temporary halt to this federal cell tower roll out. [CJF emphasis added]

Close to a hundred people filled out speaker cards to address the Board of Supervisors meeting. According to one report of that meeting, all of the reps (except Don Knabe) did NOT fall for the lineup of bogus industry paid expert witnesses and doctors. They seemed genuinely concerned about what they were hearing from citizen testimony and, of course, the fire fighters who were represented by only one speaker, the Union head. The fire fighters were told not to testify and to just stand when he was testifying…sometimes actions speak louder than words, according to Liz Barris, whom you saw in one of the YouTube videos.

However, some ‘bad’ news came out of that meeting. According to Barris,

LA RICS is allowed to could continue with the roll out IN AREAS WHERE THERE WAS NO AWARENESS AND BACKLASH FROM PEOPLE!! [Do readers understand how important citizen participation is? If you don’t like or want something, you have to be heard!] This is a VERY important distinction, as this means we must make SURE awareness is raised ALL OVER LA and other areas so that those who are not “in the know” are not subject to this roll simply because they were not aware.

The other bad news is the Board of Supervisors asked for an extension on the grant deadline money, which may be granted to them, which means the wireless industry will ramp up its efforts to try and sway people during this time period…and they use dirty, low ball scare tactics, hoping people will fall for it.

Similar cell tower roll outs are in progress in other cities and states:

  • Northern California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Parts of Colorado
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico

People in those states ought to wake up to what’s going up and around them. For more information about the nationwide program regarding cell towers and the problems associated with them, don’t hesitate to contact Liz at People’s Initiative News via her email: Contact@ThePeoplesInitiative.org.

For those who don’t know, WIFI is part of the microwave RF radiation issue too!

In Liz’s last email to me, she admitted how she’s been suffering from exposure to WIFI at the LA Supervisors’ hearing. Here’s what she had to say:

I just was waylaid with the emergency cell tower issue and actually have still not recovered from the WIFI exposure I received that day (or cell tower) as I, mistakenly, did not wear my shielding at the 5 hour hearing, and so I am rendered a bit useless for a few days. It is now day 3 and I still have debilitating pain in my head from it…a 3 day headache from one exposure! Microwaves are amazing. [Personal email 3/26/15]

If any readers experience headaches or other symptoms that seem to have come on recently, maybe you better check out the smart gadgets you rely on that bring RF microwave frequencies into your body.

RF and EMF Radiation



Non-ionizing radiation is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where there is insufficient energy to cause ionization. It includes electric and magnetic fields, radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, and visible radiation. [1]

So, what’s involved in cell towers that transmit cell phone calls all around the country and globe?

According to the American Cancer Society,

These towers, also called base stations, have electronic equipment and antennas that receive and transmit radiofrequency (RF) signals. [2]

Radiofrequency signals also are involved in electric meters known as Smart Meters.

Base stations built from the ground up can stand anywhere from 50 to 200 feet high. Some can be mounted on buildings, poles, trees or poles made to look like coniferous trees [see above graphic], thereby hiding the numerous cells on them.

How do cell towers communicate with cell phones?

Cell towers communicate by sending out radiofrequency (RF) waves, “a form of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum between FM radio waves and microwaves. Like FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and heat, they are forms of non-ionizing radiation.” [2] Furthermore, at very high levels, RF waves can heat up body tissue and cause cavitation [3]. That is similar to how a microwave oven works to cook foods.

The ‘interesting’ aspect of how cell phone tower energy waves flow is that it is directed toward the horizon, i.e., parallel to the ground with what’s called “downward scatter.” The closer to a cell tower, especially base station antennas that use higher power levels, the higher the exposure to RF energy levels, which cause physical stress for many people.

According to the American Cancer Society, “In theory, there are some important points that would argue against cellular phone towers being able to cause cancer.” ACS also admits “Very few human studies have focused specifically on cellular phone towers and cancer risk.” Why is that and why haven’t such studies been done? Probably the same reason why every vaccine package insert states very candidly and boldly that the vaccine has not been tested for carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, or the ability to interfere with reproduction/fertility. This writer claims those tests have not been done by vaccine makers because they probably know the results that would happen since there are so many neurotoxic chemicals in all vaccines. Not conducting such tests provides ‘legal wiggle room’. Since that ‘scientific strategy’ seems to work for Big Pharma, why not copy it.

What do some agencies that monitor cell towers have to say about RF radiation?

 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified RF fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based on limited evidence of a possible increase in risk for brain tumors among cell phone users, and inadequate evidence for other types of cancer. (For more information on the IARC classification system, see our document, Known and Probable Human Carcinogens.) IARC also noted that exposure to the brain from RF fields from cell phone base stations (mounted on roofs or towers) is less than 1/100th the exposure to the brain from mobile devices such as cell phones. [2]

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states:

At very high levels, RF energy is dangerous. It can heat the body’s tissues rapidly. However, such high levels are found only near certain equipment, such as powerful long-distance transmitters. Cellphones and wireless networks produce RF, but not at levels that cause significant heating. In addition, RF energy decreases quickly over distance. At ground level, exposure to RF from sources like cellphone towers is usually very low. [2] [CJF emphasis added]

The American Cancer Society website asks,

What should I do if I’ve been exposed to cellular phone towers?

There is no test to measure whether you have been exposed to RF radiation from cellular phone towers. But as noted above, most researchers and regulatory authorities do not believe that cell phone towers pose health risks under ordinary conditions. If you have additional health concerns, you might want to talk with your doctor. [2] [CJF emphasis added]

However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and EMF health risks [4], this needs to be factored in to the RF equation:

In the evaluation of human health risks, sound human data, whenever available, are generally more informative than animal data. Animal and in vitro studies provide support and are used mainly to supply evidence that is missing from human studies. It is mandatory that research on human subjects be conducted in full accord with ethical principles, including the provisions of the Helsinki Declaration. [4][CJF emphasis added]

Is that being done? Many don’t think so in view of the standard claim that RF and EMF, even at low levels, don’t cause harm. Well, from the science I’ve seen, I do my best to stay away from all ‘smart’ gadgets; I don’t have a TV in my house nor a microwave oven; and I don’t engage in computer games, etc. Cell phones, smart meters, and lap top computers just may wind up in the same category that cigarettes did: Declared human carcinogens!


[1] http://www.who.int/topics/radiation_non_ionizing/en/
[2] http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/cellular-phone-towers
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavitation
[4] http://www.who.int/peh-emf/research/health_risk_assess/en/
[5] http://www.who.int/peh-emf/research/health_risk_assess/en/index3.html
[6]The Peoples’ Initiative Press Release 3/24/15


American Association for Cell Phone Safety

The Peoples’ Initiative.org

Stop Smart Grid.org


Catherine retired from researching and writing, but felt compelled to write this article. 

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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23 Comments on "Cell Tower Problems to Know About"

  1. These towers, though sold as cell communication enablers, have a much more sinister agenda, remote mind control, as laid out by Dr. Robert Duncan, who while working for CIA, DoD, etc. helped develop the technology.
    These towers, long with GWEN, are to control us all remotely with supercomputers, nanobot neural replacers, rfid technology and a very sick agenda by the NWO. This technology has been in place since the 1970’s and appears to be rolling out for a much greater audience.

  2. Overexposure to EMFs is partly why people are going crazy, read Toxic Electricity 2nd edition and Dirty Electricity.

    • This image shows how to minimize the negative effects of many EMFs (but the explanation is incomplete).

    • I could draw a similar graph showing that the number of pirates on the open seas exactly correlates with rising global temperatures – thereby ‘proving’ that climate change is ’caused’ by a lack of pirates. Correlation does not equal causation.

      • There’s countless graphs & webpages explaining how overexposure to EMFs changes the brain. but there are other factors like vaccines & glyphosate & everything else so maybe you’re right

        • I agree with you regarding vaccines and glyphosate, as usually when big money is involved we are fed nothing but lies. But I am fairly that cell tower radiation is not a problem. Over-use of mobile phones, however, is a problem, as I explained above. I am an electronics engineer, and I got this from an RF expert who runs an electromagnetic testing lab.

          • Milgram Experiment | April 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm |

            Electronics Engineer? “The most difficult thing in the world to do is to try to convince a man that something is true if his livelihood depends on it not being true.” -Mark Twain

          • Yeah, very funny. Only my livelihood is designing video processors, which has nothing to do with the mobile phone industry, and as you may have noticed above, I agree there are likely problems from over-exposure to rf energy at close proximity. Being an engineer means I actually understand the science, rather than trying to appear clever by misusing a Mark Twain quote.

      • James Bennett | March 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm | Reply

        Just because it’s off your radar…
        doesn’t mean you aren’t be radiated.

        The consummate study on the subject might center around the Sutro Tower in SF.

        The incidence of cancers directly correlate with proximity and duration of exposure.

        The numbers don’t lie. Lots of ’em. too.

  3. I am all in favour of exposing corrupt and dangerous corporate government activities, but there is one slight problem with this cell tower theory: Radio waves conform to the ‘inverse square law’, where the intensity decreases by the square of the distance. This means that you only have to move away from the source by a small distance to cause a very large drop in power. This means that the RF energy a body will absorb while standing 100 feet away from a several thousand Watt cell tower, is far, far, LESS than the energy that body will be exposed to by using a cell phone that is 1mm away from your head.

    The irony is: cell phones use power negotiation, so the further they are away from the cell tower, the more power they use. So, when you are standing 100 feet away from a cell tower, your phone is transmitting at a much lower power. Therefore being closer to the cell tower means you are exposed to less RF energy, overall, if you regularly use a cell phone.

    • This all makes sense but the last sentence is too hard too believe. The phone is only 1-2 watts and it also follows the inverse square law?. The tower is probably thousands of watts.

    • James Bennett | March 30, 2015 at 9:38 am | Reply

      Yes, but we’re drenched with it; unless you live in the country (which is another motivation for them to corral people into the Smart Grid).
      Smart Meter communication, Wi-Fi, etc..

      The Sutro Tower in S.F. has documented effects on neighbors.
      The number of cancers directly correlating with the proximity to the tower.

      • There was a similar case decades ago, where it looked like people who lived near to overhead power cables had higher incidences of cancer. It turned out that it was a correlation between poorer areas having more overhead cables, and lifestyles of poorer people were the confounding variable. The issue was settled following a study into power cable workers who work up close to the cables every day, which showed that they had no higher prevalence of cancer than average. As they say, correlation does not automatically equal causation.

  4. The reason the council listened to the people is because the people HAVE the power to stop ALL the rich-induced problems. Don’t fool yourself into thinking the govt runs business, it is the other way around, and this proves the Rockefeller/Rothschild type of uber-rich psychos are getting their way.

    They are not as powerful as we tend to fear because all we have to do is disengage from their agenda wherever possible, and we SO outnumber the parasitic wealthy class that they ALWAYS have to step carefully or risk destruction from angry backlash. Thus they always have plans and distractions set up to keep some momentum going in their direction. Since we don’t have a plan against them (yet) but must remain reactive instead of proactive in our fight against these turds, we can easily lose ground.

    The reason the council asked for an extension is because essentially they are political whores to the rich pimps and want to comply with their real bosses’ agenda. When people have their say, think they made a difference, it will continue during another crisis – maybe a school or public shooting or whatever. Water crisis. You name it.

    Proactive against the wealthy psychopaths? DENIGRATE THEM! Point out how the actual result of their running the world is a world in which EVERY system that makes life possible is dying – at an increasing level of damage, and at an accelerated pace. This is like shytting in their own bed.

    Since it is impossible for ANY ecological damage of significance to be caused by individuals and it IS all caused by corporations, (think about that) we need to stop them by any means possible. Start by never voting their lackeys in – republicans AND democrats, both giving them their wishes for many decades – and making the functional idiocy of the wealthy action/results obvious to destroy their base of support.

  5. look at the california court transripts, from the late 90’s, about what happend to the girls working for the federal parks. in the mountain top ranger station that had a cell tower next to it, pretty shocking, notice it was never in the news

  6. James Bennett | March 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm | Reply

    Good piece Catherine.

    We are electrical / vibrational / spiritual beings…and our handlers know it.

    There is a frequency in which our IQ becomes measurably higher.
    A frequency in which we can become disoriented, lose our resolve.

    With the kind of nano technology that’s been horded, we could be controlled through remote means. Through vaccination and / or airborne means.

    Smart Meters, cell phone towers; all part of the Agenda.

    That’s why some elite have been quoted assuring that ‘when the SHTF; we won’t fight’.

    A technocracy of control.

    • Please be sure your tinfoil hat is firmly secured, as your IQ has certainly been dangerously depleted. Either that or you are a major flaming idiot.
      I am an RF systems engineer, and build radio and TV stations across North America. I have been exposed to thousands of times more RF and EMF in 40 years than you will be in 5 lifetimes, with ZERO physical effects. I also work with many other engineers with similar, if not more, exposure, and we are all disgustingly healthy. Same with electrical workers who were heavily exposed to transformer oil when it contained PCB’s, no aberration in cancer rates from the general population baseline. Most of these “studies” which show increased rates of cancer, leukemia and post-nasal drip are rigged from the start, and aren’t worth the paper they are written on. Radio systems today have receivers with outstanding sensitivity, so the amount of RF you are actually exposed to is infinitesimal, and totally harmless. The “smart meters” radiate no more RF (usually less) than your cellphone, and typically use BPL, or Broadband over Power Line, which transmits data over the utility line, more often than RF. Anyone who has “symptoms” from any such amorphous sources need psychological counseling, as it is entirely in your head, not a real physical effect. But you will never believe the truth, so hopefully it will kill you, as you are too friggin’ crazy to live in rational society. That’s why you live in California.

      • James Bennett | April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm | Reply

        Lil late to the party troll.
        The Sutro tower study in SF is beyond refute.
        You should read it.
        The numbers don’t lie.
        Thanks for your input.
        Why do you guys always use the tired ‘tin foil hat’ crap.

        • Actually they have been refuted in numerous legitimate, peer-reviewed studies. In none have there been any conclusive data that showed a causation of any types of cancers with RF/EMF exposure. This is similar to the powerline cancer legend from the 1980’s, which was likewise fully refuted by proper scientific study. If it were true, my industry would be rife with cancer, and in reality we are at or below the baseline. In reading the Sutro study, it becomes very obvious that the “researcher” has a knowledge of RF that is virtually nonexistant. Also, the size of the population studied is too small to be statistically relevent, and even states such in places. Oh, and it was not peer-reviewed. So another bogus “study” which tries to prove a point in spite of facts and reality. Below are some actual peer-reviewed studies which show there is no correlation between RF exposure and cancer. Enjoy.


  7. dear Liz
    Not only USA!!!!! EU is one EVIL Hypocrite Bchhhhh!!! Here in Sweden more and more cellphone towers are placed on the roof of residential buildings and near schools. We live on the top floor of a building and 8 cell phone towers have been placed AFTER we moved in, about 6 months ago. We thought NIGHTMARES only exist when we sleep… Ca you believe there are 8 cellphone antennas over our heads, only 4-6 meters away!!!!!! The house owners don’t want to remove them and the phone providers get quite mean and dangerous when we ask questions or ask them to remove them

  8. Is the reason that so many cell towers are being built because the remote controlled military drones will need them — they can be controlled from DUMBs
    (deep underground military bases ) via internet but locally they must be controlled wirelessly. my own guess is the real agenda is not merely surveillance but net geo located genocide using drones equiped with face recog cams, etc., though few involved are likely aware of it. the cell phone was invented in Israel as an aside, and America may soon become Gaza II.

  9. Milgram Experiment | April 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm | Reply

    The cell tower numbers are growing and so is all chronic disease except stomach cancer. Naysayers, try sprouting plants close to a WiFi router….they will fail. Even the 9th grade girls over in Europe figured that one out.

    Stop relying on everyone else for info do the experiment yourself. Park all your wireless devices in your bedroom and then tell us how wonderful the world is in a month or two….grumpy.

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