By B.N. Frank
Current U.S. “safety” guidelines were written over 20 years ago when “a cell phone was the size of a brick and there was no Wi-Fi at the coffee shop” so they don’t apply to how we use and are exposed to technology today. Maybe that’s why – for many years already – Silicon Valley parents have been limiting their own kids’ use and exposure to it. Recently it’s been reported that they are going to even more extreme measures to shield their children (i.e. spying on their nannies). Insurance companies aren’t covering wireless radiation exposure anymore either.
Regardless, because of these outdated federal guidelines, it still seems to be perfectly legal for new and risky technology to be forced on communities by elected officials and government agencies through campaigns like the “Race to 5G,” “Smart Cities,” “Internet of Things (IoT),” utility “Smart” Meters, and more.
Thanks to EHTrust.org for thoroughly explaining these Outdated FCC “Safety” Standards:
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.
Fact: There Are No 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 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.
The FCC guidelines rest on five fallacies (false assumptions) and therefore renders FCC guidelines obsolete. Compliance with “federal safety standards” does not assure your nor your family’s safety. In fact, our federal safety limits are in essence meaningless when it comes to our health.
In regard to personal wireless devices, it’s up to all of us how much we want to reduce our own use and exposure as well that of our children and our pets. Unfortunately, due to state and federal campaigns and legislation, we will have to fight to keep cell towers and other wireless infrastructure from being installed near our homes as well as on our homes (i.e. utility “Smart” Meters).
While President Trump was campaigning, he said many times, “If you don’t like the laws, change them.” Those who are complaining are making a difference for themselves and their communities. Squeaky wheel gets the grease, y’all.
- Action Alert: Stop Congress and the FCC from Installing 5G Next to Homes, Hospitals, Schools, etc.
- Online Petition Requests Changes to FCC Guidelines for Cell Phone and Wi-Fi Radiation
- International Appeal and Petition: Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
For more information, visit the following links:
- Wireless Information Network
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Ecological Options Network
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- Last Tree Laws
- My Street, My Choice
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Our Town Our Choice
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- Take Back Your Power
- We Are The Evidence
- Wireless Right to Know