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April 16, 2019
May 15 National Day of Action on 5G — How to plan your rally and make it a big success!



April 16, 2019
Talk on 5G by Cecelia (Cece) Doucette, Technology Safety Educator – April 25, Lincoln MA



April 1, 2019
Brussels rejects pilot 5G installations



March 29, 2019
Must viewing: “5G Apocalypse”



March 25, 2019
Portland Officials Attempt To Block 5G Network Installation Over Health Risks



February 24, 2019
5G and the FCC: 10 Reasons Why You Should Care



February 12, 2019
New York Times Article of 1 Nov 2018 Disregards EMR Science, Misleads Public in Suggesting Newer Cell Phones are Less Dangerous than Earlier Generation Phones



February 12, 2019
Open Letter to Ecovillages and sustainable communities in the US



February 11, 2019
Sierra Club California opposes new FCC rules



February 11, 2019
Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G



January 31, 2019
Take Action: Support Massachusetts EMF Bills 2019-20



January 30, 2019
Congresswomen Eshoo and Speier Introduce HR 530 to Block FCC Cell Tower Preemption



January 28, 2019
House committee investigates FCC over 5G infrastructure order



January 28, 2019
ACTION ALERT From: Cecelia (Cece) Doucette



December 3, 2018
New York Times Article Disregards the EMR Science, Misleading the Public in Suggesting Newer Cell Phones Are Less Dangerous than Earlier Generation Phones: The public deserves the full truth about cell phone radiation, including cancer risks, and a broad range of other serious health risks from the coming 5th Generation (5G) technologies.



October 24, 2018
Physicians for Safe Technology: Cell Towers and City Ordinances

California Cities Now Limiting 5G/Small Cells: Petaluma, Mill Valley and Other Cities Writing and Updating Ordinances to Maintain Control of Utility Poles and Cell Towers.

Read the whole article here:




October 23, 2018
How Big Wireless Made US Think Cell Phones Were Safe:A Special Investigation

https://www.thenation.com/article/how-big-wireless-made-us-think-that-cell-phones-are-safe-a-special-investigation/




April 19, 2018
Re-Inventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks

A podcast of the event “Reinventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks” held on

  • Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy
  • Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University
  • Jim Turner, Esq., Partner, Swankin & Turner
  • Duncan Campbell, Esq., Radio Host, “Living Dialogues”

The report “Re-Inventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks” can be found here. It explains that we do not have to be dependent on wireless to meet our needs.
The Author is Timothy Schoechle, PhD is a communications technology expert, international consultant in computer engineering and standardization, former faculty member of the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science and Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP).
The Publisher is the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy (NISLAPP) under the direction of Camilla Rees, MBA. NISLAPP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to reconcile legal and scientific concerns in the formulation of intelligent, safe and sensible public policy.



March 30, 2018
Why We Think Cell Phones Are Safe: An Investigation

How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation

The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.




March 24, 2018
Animal Study on Cell Tower Radiation Confirms Cancer Link

World’s Largest Animal Study on Cell Tower Radiation Confirms Cancer Link

Scientists call on the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer to re-evaluate the carcinogenicity of cell phone radiation after the Ramazzini Institute and US government studies report finding the same unusual cancers.

Link to the Environmental Health article

Link to the Ramazzini Institute Study




March 10, 2018
Important review by Levitt and Lai on Biological Effects of Antennas

The objective of this paper is to review the existing studies of people living or working near cellular infrastructure and other pertinent studies that could apply to long-term, low-level radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposures. Read the whole article here.




March 9, 2018
What portion of the Radio Band is Used by Mobile Phones in US?


May 31, 2011
World Health Organization: Cell phones as big a cancer risk as “lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform”

After a meeting with scientists from around the world, the World Health Organization announced this morning that it has now categorized cell phone radiation as a “carcinogenic hazard.” This is a label that the WHO has also placed on lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. …

Read the whole article here




November 29, 2010
FaceBook Cell Out 2010

On November 11, 2010, agree to turn off you cell phones for one hour from 12PM to 1PM for three good reasons… Read more here.




November 26, 2010
Important review by Levitt and Lai on Biological Effects of Antennas.

The objective of this paper is to review the existing studies of people living or working near cellular infrastructure and other pertinent studies that could apply to long-term, low-level radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposures. Read the whole article here.




October 26, 2010
Cell-Phone Safety: What the FCC Didn’t Test

By Michael Scherer

We are a nation grown numb to the seemingly endless fine print that accompanies our purchases. But every now and then a product is sold with a warning that should command attention. Consider the little-noticed bit of legalese that comes in the safety manual for Apple’s iPhone 4…  Read the whole article here.




October 23, 2010
Radiation from Cordless Phones Causes Heart Irregularities, According to New Research Published Today in the European Journal of Oncology

Boulder, CO.

Cordless phones, which transmit a similar pulsed signal as Wi-Fi networks at 2.4 Gigahertz, have been shown to impact heart rate in new research published today in the European Journal of Oncology. Read more here.




September 30, 2010
FCC Changes Cellphone Safety Guidance

By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer

The Federal Communications Commission has changed its guidance to cellphone users worried about the health effects of wireless devices, dropping a long-standing recommendation that concerned consumers purchase phones with lower levels of radiation emissions. Read the whole article here.




September 27, 2010
A Cancer Muckraker Takes on Cell Phones

by Bryan Walsh

If anyone would be receptive to the idea that cell phone radiation might play a role in cancer, it would be Dr. Devra Davis. The epidemiologist and toxicologist is an expert in environmental health, and she’s made a career out of the idea that cancer often has more to do with what’s happening to us than what’s going on inside our genes. Read the whole article here.




August 25, 2010
Wi-Fi Could Cause Birth Defects, British Scientist Warns

By Glenn Johnson, Postmedia News

OTTAWA — A British scientist and former naval weapons expert has waded into the debate over the safety of wireless networks in Canadian schools, warning generations could face genetic disorders because of prolonged exposure to low-level microwaves. Read the whole article here.




May 18, 2010
Microwave News ~ Interphone Points to Long-Term Cell Phone Tumor Risks

There’s an old saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. Welcome to Interphone. The good news is that the Interphone paper has finally been made public after a four-year stalemate within the 13-country research team. Read the whole article here. 




February 23, 2010
Lab rats with cellphones? Our wireless lifestyle is making us all unwitting test subjects.

By Christopher Ketcham

We love our digital gadgets — “magic” devices that define cool and promise to remake our lives for the better. But there is growing evidence of a dark side to the techno-magic. Your cellphone, and any other wireless device that depends on electromagnetic (EM) microwave radiation to function, may be hazardous to your health… Read the whole article here.




February 3, 2010
Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health.

Article by Christopher Ketcham, Photo by Tom Schierlitz

Ever worry that that gadget you spend hours holding next to your head might be damaging your brain? Well, the evidence is starting to pour in, and it’s not pretty. So why isn’t anyone in America doing anything about it?… Read the whole article here.




January 28, 2010
Is ‘electrosmog’ harming our health? Electrical pollution from cell phones and WiFi may be hazardous

By Michael Segell
Updated Jan. 28, 2010

In 1990, the city of La Quinta, CA, proudly opened the doors of its sparkling new middle school. Gayle Cohen, then a sixth-grade teacher, recalls the sense of excitement everyone felt: “We had been in temporary facilities for 2 years, and the change was exhilarating.” But the glow soon dimmed… read the whole article here.




January 11, 2010
Are Cell Phones Safe? How Teens Can Avoid Risk

Sunday, January 17 1:30 PM
San Francisco Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street

Sponsors:
City and County of San Francisco’s Environment Department, the Main Library Stegner Environmental Center, California Endowment, International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety, Environmental Health Trust, Teens Turning Green, California Brain Tumor Association, Healthy 880 Communities – San Leandro, San Leandro High School Social Justice Academy, and Environmental Working Group

Are cell phones safe? Why do some nations advise that children not use cell phones? Growing numbers of scientific reports find that heavy users of cell phones face increased risks of brain tumors, reduced sperm count and other serious health problems. Read more here.




November 30, 2009
Full Signal, a documentary film about wireless technology, premiers at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

To quote the film’s creators: “Since 1997 and the onset of GSM telephony, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of cell phone users. In fact they have become so prolific in some parts of the world that they disappear into the landscape with the same subtlety as cars on the street. And those that don’t ‘disappear’ are cleverly disguised as chimneys, flagpoles, or water towers.Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated. Filmed in ten countries and six US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.”


For more information about the film and screenings — including information about this Wednesday’s screening in Santa Fe — go to www.fullsignalmovie.com.




November 18, 2009
FCC Issues Declaratory Ruling Establishing Timeframes For State And Locality Processing Of Applications For Wireless Towers

Washington, D.C. – In a Declaratory Ruling (“Ruling”) adopted today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) cleared the way for broadband deployment by establishing timeframes of 90 days for collocations and 150 days for all other tower siting applications reviewed by state and local governments. This action will assist in speeding the deployment of next generation wireless networks while respecting the legitimate concerns of local authorities and preserving local control over zoning and land use policies. Read more here. For those who wish to view the FCC Commissioners’ deliberations today, here
is the link: http://www.fcc.gov/openmeetings/2009_11_18-ocm.html




November 16, 2009
Listen to the Voice of America radio report on The EMR Policy Institute’s Conference on Electromagnetic Radiation Impacts on Human Health that took place on November 8, 2009 at The School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

Listen to the Voice of America radio report on The EMR Policy Institute’s Conference on Electromagnetic Radiation Impacts on Human Health that took place on November 8, 2009 at The School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Listen here.   If this doesn’t work, go to www.krccnews.org, then scroll down to older posts, and look for Friday, Nov 5, 2009. Also, the KGNU Science Show version is archived at: kgnu.org Go to the “listen to” and “listings” options.  Then choose the day Tuesday, November 3, 2009 and the show “How on Earth” (KGNU Science Show)




November 16, 2009
Dr. Oz will be dedicating his Tuesday, November 17, 2009 television show to cell phones and the brain.

He will be interviewing Alan Marks, who has brain cancer; Mr. Marks’ wife, Ellen; Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, an epidemiologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh and also founder of the Environmental Health Trust; and, Dr. Joell Moskowitz, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Check here for local listings.




November 4, 2009
International EMF Conference – Stavanger, Norway, 17th November, 2009

The purpose of the conference is to share the expertise from many of the worlds leading international scientific experts on the biological effects of microwave radiation and to develop policy recommendations to find a safer way forward in order to protect public health from exposure to emissions from mobile phones, phone masts, Wi-Fi, DECT phones, WIMAX and other forms of wireless technology. Read more here.




October 27, 2009
Listen to Layna Berman, on “Your Own Health and Fitness” radio show, interview environmental consultant Cindy Sage.

Ms. Sage talks about the World Health Organization (WHO) Interphone study intended to set international standards for wireless exposure levels. Although not officially published, it appears that the study has concluded that there is a significant risk for brain tumors from cell phone use. This is far stronger than anyone expected.

In addition to Interphone learn what it means for cell phone regulation, Ms. Sage takes a critical look at the Environmental Working Group’s recent report on cell phones and what Interphone tells us about the risks from other wireless technologies such as WiFi, PDAs (Blackberries, etc.), and cordless phones.

This interview of “Your Own Health And Fitness” was broadcasted Tuesday, 10/27/2009 at 1pm on KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley, CA and on KFCF 88.1FM Fresno, CA. They broadcast from other stations throughout the week. Check their list of stations that carry the show for other dates and times. Click here to view the Your Own Health And Fitness web site and listen to the interview on Wireless Technology Health News.




October 16, 2009
French health agency recommends reducing exposure to mobiles.

15 oct 2009 Telecompaper Europe. Copyright 2009 Telecompaper. All Rights Reserved. Note: Last week, the French government banned cell phones in schools. Read more here.




October 14, 2009
Scientists Talk to Teens About Cell Phone Use and Brain Tumors


October 14, 2009
Analysis of cellphone studies finds tumor risk.


October 11, 2009
FCC Seeking Futher Pre-emption of Local Control

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Industry Camp Seeking Further Pre-emption of Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.

Action: Urge Your Local Government to Join a Coalition of Cities and Towns to Send a Clear Message to The FCC that Siting of Wireless Facilities Should be Controlled at the Local Level. Click to Read More




September 14, 2009
Senator Spector Convenes Hearing on Cellphones and Brain Tumors

Monday September 14, 2009 – Senator Arlen Specter will hold a hearing on brain tumors and cell phones before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The witness list can be viewed here. The hearing will convene at a 2:00 PM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Room 138.

There may be a live webcast of the hearing. If not, there will be a link to video or audio of the hearing a day or two after the event. Check at this link on Monday September 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm for availability: http://appropriations.senate.gov/webcasts.cfm




September 4, 2009
Cell Phones and Health:  Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?

Experts Convene in Washington D.C. Sept 13-15

Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2009) — Are cell phones safe?  Mounting concerns about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation will bring experts to Washington for an international conference on September 13-15.




August 31, 2009
Higher Cancer Rates In Under-18 Cell Phone Users

The Advocate – The great cell phone cover-up may be coming to an end. A new report may finally wake the public up to the brain-cancer risks of cell phones and force necessary preventive measures. A new report, endorsed by a prestigious group of international scientists, finds that there is a risk of brain tumors from cell phone use, that industry studies underestimate this risk, and that children have much greater risks than adults. The report, therefore, sends a message to four billion users worldwide and to the $4 billion cell phone industry that they may be facing the same kind of bad news that first burst on the scene for the tobacco industry. Read the full story.




August 25, 2009
Cellphones Cause Brain Tumors, Says New Report by International EMF Collaborative.

Watch a YouTube Introduction
August 25, 2009. A new report, “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern,Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone,” was released today by a collaborative of international EMF activists. Groups affiliated with the report include Powerwatch and the Radiation Research Trust in the U.K., and in
the U.S.,The EMR Policy Institute, ElectromagneticHealth.org and The Peoples Initiative Foundation. Click here to download the report.
Read the full press release here.




July 16, 2009
Cell Phones in Classrooms as Educational Tool?

Cell Phones in Classrooms as Educational Tool?
Please read and forward to others who might be able to sign on to this Sprint sponsored discussion on selling cell phones to schools for students to use as an educational tool in the classroom.

The marketing to cash strapped schools is strong right now and one wonders what motivates school districts to seek additional revenue to pay for new wireless digital technology when teachers are being laid off and many programs and services are being eliminated.

Your participation in this program would provide a public venue where questions about health can b e raised on behalf of children, youth and school personnel. Click here to read more.

Click here to register online now for this webinar which will be held on July 23, 4 pm eastern time




June 30, 2009
Wireless Technologies Cause Harm to Children and Adults, Legislators and Journalists Are Told

Wireless Technologies Cause Harm to Children and Adults, Legislators and Journalists Are Told Washington, D.C., June 30, 2009; Today The National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (“NISLAPP”) mailed a report on the health hazards of wireless technologies to Governors, Members of Congress, President Obama and his Administration, as well as to thousands of health and environmental journalists. Click here to read the NISLAPP report. Additional information on the report can be found at www.electromagnetichealth.org.




May 5, 2009
Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields

“Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields — A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment,” a review by Dr. Olle Johansson, published in the Journal PATHOPHYSIOLOGY. Click here to read Dr. Johansson’s study.




April 15, 2009
New study on cell phones concludes

New study on cell phones concludes that there is adequate epidemiologic evidence to suggest a link between prolonged cell phone usage and the development of an ipsilateral brain tumor. Click here to read more.




March 18, 2009
New York

International Scientists Find Harmful Effects from Wireless Technologies and Urge New Safety Rules for Cell Phones. Click here to read more.




February 18, 2009
Update

CTIA Petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is still pending.




February 18, 2009
Action Alert – Urge Congress on EMF Safety – Petition Now!

Action Alert — Urge Congress on EMF Safety – Petition Now! Let’s band together and create change! Exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields are obsolete, and we are asking you to take action so our health, and the health of our children and unborn children, is no longer subject to the biological effects of excessive levels electromagnetic fields. Please Sign Electromagnetic Health’s Petition to Congress. Click here to read more.




September 26, 2008
Action Alert — Industry Group Seeks to Further Erode Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.

Action Alert — Industry Group Seeks to Further Erode Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.Send Comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by September 29, 2008
Click here to read more details.




September 14, 2008
Attention cell phone, WiMax and other wireless companies:

Attention cell phone, WiMax and other wireless companies: West Linn-Wilsonville School District in Oregon doesn’t want your towers near its schools no matter how much money you offer. Click here to read the story from The Oregonian newspaper.




September 11, 2008
Action Alert — Industry Group Seeks to Further Erode Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.

New Deadline For Comments to be sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now September 29, 2008 (Extended from September 15) Click here to read more details.




September 9, 2008
Industry Group Seeks to Further Erode Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.

Send Comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by September 15, 2008 Click here to read more details.




August 29, 2008
Industry Group Seeks to Further Erode Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.

Send Comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by September 15, 2008 Click here to read more details.




August 9, 2008
Dr. Joesph Mercola of Illinois discusses the risks of cell phone use

Dr. Joesph Mercola of Illinois discusses the risks of cell phone use. Click here to read the whole article.




July 23, 2008
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Pitt’s Cancer Institute warns staff about possible cell phone risks.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Pitt’s Cancer Institute warns staff about possible cell phone risks. The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer… Click to read the whole story




July 5, 2008
Dr. Davis Talks About Cell Phones

Dr. Debra Davis, is the director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Click to watch a video of Dr. Davis discussing the safty of cell phones




July 5, 2008
Larry King Live

Larry King Live – Panelists on the Larry King show weigh in on whether cell phone use contributes to cancer. Click to watch a video of the Larry King interview.




April 2, 2006
New Mexico group makes progress in opposing intrusive towers

From: Chellis Glendenning, Chimayo, NM
“Our county commission passed a 9-month moratorium.  It was a wildly satisfying meeting in which our perspective reigned,  we were truly listened to…  Our group also raised enough money in $10 donations to hire the US Supreme Court/Arroyo Seco lawyer to talk to the county lawyer and we’ll see what comes of that.  The county is motivated.  Meanwhile,  the New Mexican offered us a full page of Letters to the Editor with photos on the Sunday before Good Friday,  and we’re filling it…  On that Sunday, you will be able to see it at www.freenewmexican.com.
At least I hope you’ll see it via that venue.  There’s a difference between freenewmexican.com and a paid online subscription.  The village is glutted with NO TOWER signs made by our local sign maker.  That’s our news… Che”




March 24, 2006
Cell Phones and Your Health: The Radiation Question

Cell Phones and Your Health: The Radiation Question – The Sun-Sentinel, a major Florida newspaper, featured a series of stories on”Cell Phones and Your Health: The Radiation Question”. You can access them at this link




February 1, 2006
Tower erected in historic Chimayo, New Mexico

Tower erected in historic Chimayo, New Mexico – Residents of Chimayó, including members of the Chimayó Council on Wireless Technology, were surprised by the construction of a T- Mobile wireless tower at a sensitive location both in relation to the health effects caused by the emission of non-ionizing radiation and damage to the value of the historical and scenic ambience of their traditional community. The tower was erected around February 1 and went on online March 24. The T-Mobile tower looms over the Benny Chavez Community Center which houses the Chimayó Senior Center, provides space for many community gatherings, and hosts a playground.. The Chimayó Conservation Youth Corps is housed not far down the road at the Manzano complex.  Within a short walking distance of the tower are the Presbyterian Church, El Buen Pastor, and the Interfaith LEAP Center that provides interdenominational health and social services.

Chimayó’s citizens are proud of their history and unique natural setting with its special historical and cultural features. The tower degrades the beauty of the cerros that cradle the Chimayó valley to the east and the historical value of the nearby Plaza del Cerro, the only complete fortified colonial Spanish plaza still remaining in northern New Mexico. The Chimayó History Museum is housed in the Plaza. The Ortega Weaving Shop, where local weavers have sold their craft for generations, is even closer to the tower. And one views the structure as one approaches the sacred pilgrimage Santuario church, both from the western and southern routes.

Chimayó residents and their representative organizations were not adequately consulted by the T-Mobile company when plans were afoot to construct this tower. Alarmed by the tower and plans for additional towers,  local citizens want the tower removed.

Photo of Members of the Chimayó Council on Wireless Technology

Letter to the Editor




November 20, 2005
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia: A study will begin in Australia this week to find out if mobile phones are damaging the health of children. Click here to read the article.




February 11, 2004
Citizens Group Challenges FCC Refusal to Investigate Health Effects of Broadband Transmissions.

Citizens Group Challenges FCC Refusal to Investigate Health Effects of Broadband Transmissions. Washington, D.C., — A group of scientists, engineers, and community leaders has asked the D.C. Court of Appeals to order the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to initiate scientific research into the health effects of wireless transmission of 3rd Generation (3G) digital signals from the increasing level of broadband technologies and other radiofrequency (RF) transmitters in residential communities and areas near schools and hospitals.

The EMR Network (EMR) petitioned the FCC 3 years ago to open an inquiry into current environmental impacts of RF radiation.  Last August the FCC denied the request, disclaiming any responsibility.  EMR filed its brief seeking to reverse this action late last week.

Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 the FCC has sole jurisdiction to determine acceptable levels of RF radiation in populated areas.  Its present guidelines were developed almost 20 years ago.  Citing the increasing number of international studies finding biological effects from RF radiation, EMR asserts that the FCC is obligated to review its obsolete guidelines without further delay.

Whitney North Seymour, Jr. is providing legal counsel for this appeal pro bono. His legal career has included private practice, a term as federal prosecutor for New York, and public interest work with a particular interest in environmental law, having co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council in 1969.

“EMR is requesting the Court to reverse the Commission’s dismissal Order and require the FCC to issue a Notice of Inquiry about the need to revise its Rules concerning the environmental effects of RF radiation,” states Janet Newton, President of The EMR Policy Institute, who assisted in preparing the appeal brief file last week.  “Given the explosion in the past decade of RF radiation-dependent technologies that are in continuous operation throughout our environment, the FCC must shoulder its statutory responsibility and take a NEPA-compliant “hard look” to protect the public interest in this evolving public health question, especially in light of the fact that other regulatory agencies – EPA and FDA – have been largely defunded in their fiduciary roles”

See appeal summary at: http://www.emrpolicy.org/litigation/case_law/docs/11feb04background.pdf




January 26, 2004
Local citizens demonstrated the power of community organization in Chimayo, New Mexico

Local citizens demonstrated the power of community organization in Chimayo, New Mexico. Eleven Microwave Towers Beaten Out of Northern New Mexico




May 8, 2003
The National League of Cities’ Executive Director Donald Borut

See the letter from The National League of Cities’ Executive Director Donald Borut to Senator Patrick Leahy endorsing the “Local Control for Broadcast Towers Act” and the “Local Control For Cellular Towers Act.”




April 18, 2003
The New York City Department of Education is considering a proposal to rent space on public school properties as sites for wireless communications facilities

The New York City Department of Education is considering a proposal to rent space on public school properties as sites for wireless communications facilities, i.e., mobile phone antenna base stations. Glenn Encababian of the Bronx is spear-heading the effort to inform parents and elected official about this proposal and about the debate over possible health risks from exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted by these antennas. For more information, send e-mail to: EMR Network

Elected officials and parents have sent letters to Chancellor Joseph Klein questioning the wisdom of this proposal. Letters have been sent by:

Note especially the February 6, 2003, Press Release from Ruben Diaz Jr., New York State Assemblyman for the 75th District in Bronx County. In this Release Mr. Diaz announces legislation he has drafted to be introduced in this session. The Legislation prohibits: “the placement, erection or construction of a wireless communication facility on school grounds or buildings.”




April 18, 2003
March 2003 Fact Sheet entitled

March 2003 Fact Sheet entitled, “Studies on Radiofrequency Radiation Emitted by Cellular Phones,” from the National Toxicology Program/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NTP/NIEHS). The NTP is in the design phase of a number of studies to be conducted on Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR); this fact sheet describes the status of NTP research efforts.




April 9, 2003
A new study provides fresh evidence that mobile phones may damage brain cells,



March 14, 2003
Parents’, students’ and community opposition to placement of AT&T cell phone antennas on Sullivan Heights High School in Surrey, BC prevails

Parents’, students’ and community opposition to placement of AT&T cell phone antennas on Sullivan Heights High School in Surrey, BC prevails. This account comes from Milt Bowling, coordinator of Canada’s Electromagnetic Radiation Task Force and board member of The EMR Network. Milt participated in the public hearings.




February 20, 2003
Environmental Groups Sue FCC over Cell Phone Towers

Environmental Groups Sue FCC over Cell Phone Towers – The Forest Conservation Council (FCC), the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Friends of the Earth (FoE) filed a lawsuit against the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

The suit alleges that the FCC violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Endangered Species Act by allowing 5,820 cell phone towers to be constructed along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. from Tampa, Fla., to Port Isabel in Texas.

The groups say that tens of thousands of migratory birds have been killed by flying into the towers or their support wireless at night and when visibility is poor.




February 7, 2003
Netherlands to Re-Examine Mobile Phone Health Risk

The Health Council of the Netherlands has released a new report recommending the establishment of a “center of expertise” on health effects of electromagnetic fields and also made recommendations for proposed research studies designed to address “important gaps in knowledge and which questions should be answered first to meet public disquiet.” A copy of the executive summary is available in English.

These recommendations are a follow up to the January 2002 report by the Health Council of the Netherlands which issued a review of the current state of scientific knowledge on RF and health issues. In that report, the Council concluded that: “there is at present no reason for concern” and recommended further research be conducted. Source: Reuters




February 7, 2003
A bibliography from Professor Roger Santini

A bibliography from Professor Roger Santini, researcher at the NationaI Institute of Applied Science in Lyon, France: ” PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE LIVING IN VICINITY OF CELLULAR PHONE BASE STATIONS.” He has compiled this list to counter assertions that no studies exist on this subject., that base station antenna radiation is too weak to affect those living near them, or that studies on this subject are impossible to carry out.




February 7, 2003
The Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapy discusses

The Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapy discusses electrical sensitivity and the impact of wireless technology on the development and health of children’s central nervous systems. This article first appeared in their journal Latitudes. See also the archived forum on Electromagnetic Radiation with featured guest Margaret Meade Glaser.




December 22, 2002
Israeli Researchers Question Safety Of Cellphones: Your Head Serves As An ‘Antenna

Israeli Researchers Question Safety Of Cellphones: Your Head Serves As An ‘Antenna‘” By Judy Siege, The Jerusalem Post, December 20, 2002

Headaches, nausea, dizziness, short-term memory problems, fatigue, and other complaints resulting from cellular phone use are not due to low-level heating of the brain; instead, they’re apparently caused by the head serving as an “antenna” and brain tissue as a radio receiver, according to two Jerusalem researchers. Zvi Weinberger, a physicist who heads the applied physics department at the Jerusalem College of Technology, and Dr. Elihu Richter, head of the occupational medicine unit at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health, suggested this in the latest issue of the journal Medical Hypotheses. Mobile phones, they explained, “broadcast specifically at frequencies at which the head serves as an antenna and brain tissue serves as a demodulating radio receiver.” Thus, precaution must be taken in the use of cellphones, they wrote. They called for a “reexamination of the assumptions” underlying the US Federal Communications Commission statement that the typical radio frequency exposures to cellphones are safe.




October 23, 2002
Twenty-two medical doctors of the Interdisciplinary Association for Environmental Medicine

Twenty-two medical doctors of the Interdisciplinary Association for Environmental Medicine (Interdisziplilnare Gesellschaft fur Umweltmedizin e. V. – IGUMED) met in Germany in order to discuss the increasing burdens brought on by high-frequency-radiation (radiofrequency/microwave radiation) and to talk about possible remedies. A result of this meeting is the October 9, 2002, “Freiburger Appeal.” (See excerpts below. Click here for the entire document: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.) *Spanish version will be posted soon.

“Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we – as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine – turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public. . . .”

“Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see – especially after carefully directed inquiry – a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high-frequency microwave radiation (HFMR), such as:

  • Installation of mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity …
  • Intensive mobile telephone use
  • Installation of digital cordless (DECT)telephone at home or in the neighborhood”



October 10, 2002
Bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate

On Thursday October 10, 2002, bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to strengthen and reaffirm local control for the siting of Broadcast and Personal Wireless Services (Cellular) Towers and antennas. See the complete text of these bills.




September 14, 2002
Sixteen scientists participating at the International Conference

Sixteen scientists participating at the International Conference “State of the Research on Electromagnetic Fields – Scientific and Legal Issues”, which was organized by ISPESL, the University of Vienna and the City of Catania, held in Catania (Italy) on September 13th – 14th, 2002, have published this resolution. These scientists have also agreed to “establish an international scientific commission to promote research for the protection of public health from EMF and to develop the scientific basis and strategies for assessment, prevention, management and communication of risk, based on the precautionary principle.”




August 28, 2002
Director of Old Bird, Inc

From Bill Evans – Director of Old Bird, Inc.: Follow the links below for a significant development in the bird mortality at communications towers issue.




August 20, 2002
Elsevier’s French journal entitled Pathologie Biologie

Elsevier’s French journal entitled Pathologie Biologie has published the study by Roger Santini et al. on the health of people living near mobile phone base stations. It is the first published study looking at exposures from mobile phone base station antennas. This is the English translation of the complete study: “Study of the health of people living in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations: I. Influences of distance and sex.”




July 19, 2002
Lightning strikes rooftop mobile phone and paging antennas


May 31, 2002
Health Registries


May 9, 2002
Study: Cell Phone Waste Harmful Associated Press

Study: Cell Phone Waste Harmful Associated Press / Wired.com- A new kind of cell phone pollution and this one is silent. Within three years, Americans will discard about 130 million cellular telephones a year, and that means 65,000 tons of trash, including toxic metals and other health hazards, a study says. “Because these devices are so small, their environmental impacts might appear to be minimal,” says Bette Fishbein, a researcher at Inform, an environmental research organization, who wrote the report. But, she says, the growth in cell phone use has been so rapid and enormous “that the environmental and public health impacts of the waste they create are a significant concern.”




March 22, 2002
March 22, 2002 Talking on a mobile phone whilst driving is MORE dangerous than being drunk behind the wheel from Direct Line – SHOCK new research published today (Friday, 22 March) reveals that talking on a mobile phone whilst driving is more dangerous than being drunk behind the wheel. Tests carried out by scientists at the Transport Research Laboratory established that driving behaviour is impaired more by using a mobile phone than by being over the legal alcohol limit.

Talking on a mobile phone whilst driving is MORE dangerous than being drunk behind the wheel from Direct Line – SHOCK new research published today (Friday, 22 March) reveals that talking on a mobile phone whilst driving is more dangerous than being drunk behind the wheel. Tests carried out by scientists at the Transport Research Laboratory established that driving behaviour is impaired more by using a mobile phone than by being over the legal alcohol limit.




February 6, 2002
Revising the Standards: A potential change in radio-frequency limits heats up a long-standing controversy

February 6, 2002
Revising the Standards: A potential change in radio-frequency limits heats up a long-standing controversy. – By Michael Roberts (Originally published in Westword, January 31, 2002)




January 24, 2002
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has retreated from a grass-roots effort

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has retreated from a grass-roots effort to relax mobile-phone radiation safety guidelines, but the group continues to dismiss non-thermal biological effects that some studies suggest could be harmful to human health.

An IEEE working group made the decision to scrap a preliminary draft of the radio-frequency radiation standard at a meeting with federal regulators in Motorola Inc.’s laboratories at Plantation, Fla. The draft sparked controversy after news reports revealed it would significantly lower radiation exposure limits and eliminate the distinction between workers and consumers. See our original posting below and the EMR Network’s press release.




December 27, 2001
Sunday Mirror, December 27, 2001

“THE CHILD SCRAMBLER: What a mobile can do to a youngster’s brain in two minutes.” (Sunday Mirror, December 27, 2001)These are the first images that show the shocking effect that using a mobile phone has on a child’s brain. Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwards. And they also found for the first time how radio waves from mobile phones penetrate deep into the brain and not just around the ear.




December 5, 2001
The mobile phone invasion is an unprecedented experiment

The mobile phone invasion is an unprecedented experiment, pitting market forces against the health of the population, particularly the young. Governments, cashing in on the licencing bonanza, wave through plans for a forest of phone masts. Emissions guidelines are drawn up to minimise costs. Here, The Ecologist looks at the issues, beginning with a damning report which, says David Edwards, points to evidence of a cover-up. It may be good to talk, but why isn’t anyone listening?




November 28, 2001
A working draft originating from Subcommittee

A working draft originating from Subcommittee 4 (SC-4) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES), commonly known as SCC-28, proposes a significantly more lenient standard for exposures (see note below) of the general public to radiofrequency and microwave (RF/MW) radiation. The working draft proposes setting a single standard for all segments of the population and would eliminated the fivefold safety factor that presently is used to give children, the elderly and the infirm more protection than workers.

The EMR Network has received communication from Mr. Stanziola, who is employed as the manager, Standards Licensing and Contracts, IEEE Standards Activities, asserting that these draft standards are copyrighted intellectual property. The EMR Network believes that it is in the public interest to inform the public about this document and that it is “fair use” under copyright laws. The posting is not done for commercial purposes.

In a phone call from Dr. C.K. Chou, Co-Chair of IEEE’s SC4 of SCC-28, the EMR Network has been informed that this draft revision should not be attributed to any IEEE committee or subcommittee. It is a working draft that is subject to change. There has not been any deliberation by any committee members on this proposal as yet. The meeting for those deliberations scheduled for Sept. 13-14, 2001, at the FCC in Washington, DC, was postponed due to the terrorist attacks. That meeting has been rescheduled for January 10-11, 2002.




October 11, 2001
Published in the on-line Industry Standard, By International Data Group

Research Reveals Cell Phone Hazards” – published in the on-line Industry Standard, By International Data Group Aug 07, 2001.




October 1, 2001
FCC REQUESTING REEXAMINATION

EMR Network Files Petition to FCC REQUESTING REEXAMINATION of RULES for RADIOFREQUENCY EXPOSURE




September 6, 2001
It’s time to write to your members of Congress

It’s time to write to your members of Congress and request that they cosponsor the legislation proposed by Senator Leahy and Jeffords of Vermont, Congressman Sanders of Vermont and Congressman Tancredo of Colorado on radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation health effects research, and strengthening local authority for siting of mobile phone and broadcast facilities. Go to Action Alert.




June 1, 2001
Go to our Regulations page to learn about the new

Go to our Regulations page to learn about the new STOA report done for the European Parliament.
THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NON-IONIZING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION – FINAL STUDY – LUXEMBOURG, MARCH 2001




June 1, 2001
As you’ll read, Ms. Devlyn knows whereof she speaks

As you’ll read, Ms. Devlyn knows whereof she speaks. She places Jim Jeffords’ decision to become an independent in its correct historical and personal context. Peg Devlyn, author of “Independent Jeffords.” This commentary was written for Vermont Public Radio and aired on 29 May 2001. Permission was granted to the EMR Network to distribute Ms. Devlyn’s “Commentary” on June 1, 2001.




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