South Region High School No. 9 RF Study

PlaceWorks completed an evaluation of radio frequency energy emitted from a cell tower on the school site. Adverse health impacts near cell towers is an emerging issue and regulatory agency guidance is longstanding, but actual health effects are not well understood. PlaceWorks conducted a detailed survey and the data were compared with regulatory guidelines and scientific publications, mostly unfounded. We were able to provide LAUSD with sound arguments for meeting Federal Communications Commission guidelines, while explaining the reasoning and shortcomings of certain “precautionary principles.”