This has caused alarm among many citizens, as the rollout of the towers would mean an unprecedented increase in both electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency radiation. These types of radiation are thought to cause several health issues, despite the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and providers like AT&T and Verizon airing claims about their safety.
Here are some of the health risks associated with living near cell towers:
Constant exposure to EMF and radiofrequency radiation can cause electromagnetic hypersensitivity
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity or EHS is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms, all of which are attributed to the affected individual's exposure to EMF.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these symptoms include dermatological problems such as redness, tingling and burning of the skin, as well as neurasthenic and vegetative symptoms such as fatigue and tiredness, difficulty concentrating, digestive disturbances, heart palpitations, nausea and dizziness.