Are cell towers bad for our health?
The Town of Cochrane does not assess submissions for a telecommunication antenna structure with respect to health.

Regarding health and radiofrequency (RF) exposure issues and limits for telecommunication antenna systems, these elements are regulated by Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 guidelines. Health Canada’s position is that there are no human health effects as long as the guidelines are followed.

Any questions or comments the public may wish to make regarding health issues related to cell phones, cell towers and radiofrequency exposure guidelines (Safety Code 6) should be directed to Health Canada ( and to the proponent. Industry Canada, Spectrum Management Operations Branch may also be contacted for information: 403-292-4575 or

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1. What do you mean by “telecommunications”?
2. What is going to Council and why?
3. Why are the protocols being updated?
4. Are there different types and sizes of structures?
5. Can the public have any influence on applications?
6. What is the Town’s role/responsibility in applications?
7. What are letters of concurrence or non-concurrence?
8. Where will towers go?
9. What can the Town do to regulate locations?
10. Why can't the Town restrict telecommunication structures?
11. Are cell towers bad for our health?
12. How far should cell towers be from schools, playgrounds and homes?
13. What's the impact of cell towers on the environment?