By B.N. Frank
It’s true. They’ve never said they are safe.
There are federal safety guidelines:
When these guidelines were developed, a cell phone was the size of a brick and there was no Wi-Fi at the coffee shop. Times have changed. The laws have not.
But they aren’t really safety standards:
Currently there are no national or international “standards” for safe levels of the radiation emitted by wireless or microwave devices. Instead, the US government adopted “guidelines” developed by industry based on decades old research. Guidelines have a much lower certainty than a “standard” as proper long term safety testing was not done to ensure the public was protected from all possible harm.
In regard to children and pregnant women:
In fact, no “safe” level has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. Therefore, the claim that a device “meets government standards” or that radiation levels are “FCC compliant” gives a false impression of safety.
A false impression of safety. This 2015 segment of NBC’s “The Today Show” demonstrates how cell phones are tested on plastic heads.
Does anyone you know and love have a plastic head?
Manufacturers are required to provide guidelines when they sell cell phones and other personal digital, electronic and wireless devices.
Compliance with “federal safety standards” does not assure your nor your family’s safety.
- “These studies should have been done before more than 90 percent of Americans, including children, started using radio-frequency-based technologies and devices day in and day out,” said Olga Naidenko, a senior science adviser with the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.
- Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, called them a “game changer.”
Over the years, some countries have been more proactive than others about encouraging adults to limit cell phone use – especially by kids. In France, scientists have demanded the immediate recall of millions of cell phones after government data revealed that 9 out of 10 phones tested exceed regulatory limits.
- 2010 GQ Magazine
- 2010 NBCNews.com
- 2011 CNN
- 2011 PBS
- 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics
- 2014 Berkeley, CA
- 2018 CBSNews.com
- 2018 Daily Mail UK
- 2018 Democracy Now
- 2018 The Nation
- 2018 NPR
- 2018 Newsweek
- 2018 The Telegraph UK
Regardless unsafe tech use and exposure continues to be regularly portrayed in TV, film, and marketing campaigns – even for prescription medications – because unsafe tech use and exposure has become normalized, even for people with severe health problems.
There may be no “safe” level of exposure that has been scientifically determined for children but that still hasn’t stopped Sesame Street from encouraging kids to use smart phones and other digital, electronic, and wireless devices.
Utility companies are NOT required to provide safety guidelines regarding radiation exposure when they install digital and wireless utility “Smart” Meters. According to one expert, “Smart” Meters radiation exposure is up to 160 times more than cell phones. Spending any time within close proximity of one or more smart meters seems like a really bad idea.
It’s best to reduce exposure from digital, electronic, and other personal wireless devices whenever possible. Unfortunately, small cell towers, “The Race to 5G” and “Smart Cities” will involuntarily expose all of us to more sources of radiation and Electrosmog from head to toe.
For more information, visit the following websites:
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Dr. Sam Milham
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence