Law360: Two Non-Profits Say FCC is Ignoring Evidence of Cell Phone and Wireless Exposure Harm

By B.N. Frank

The Federal Communications Commission is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry. They have been doing the exact opposite for decades. Current FCC Chair Ajit Pai refers to this as being “not heavy handed.” Unfortunately, the agency’s “not heavy handed” methodology has put Americans in more danger than ever with widespread deployment of 5G on land and in space (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) which also includes the densification of additional harmful 3G and 4G infrastructure.

Lawsuits have been filed against the FCC for NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation (see 1, 2) and 5G deployment (see 1, 2, 3). Last week Environmental Health Trust and Children’s Health Defense jointly filed a brief with their lawsuits against the FCC. The filing of this brief was reported by TR Daily News and also Law360.

From Environmental Health Trust:

FCC Ignoring Evidence Of Wireless Tech Harms, DC Circ. Told

The case is Environmental Health Trust, et al. v. FCC, et al., case number 20-1025, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Kelcee Griffis, Law360, Jul 30, 2020

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 5:34 PM EDT) — The Federal Communications Commission failed to address scientists’ and individuals’ health concerns when it concluded its current wireless safety guidelines are still sufficient for the 5G era, two nonprofits told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday.

In an opening brief, the Children’s Health Defense and the Environmental Health Trust argued the agency glossed over crucial evidence when it found in December that its radiofrequency-exposure limits — established in 1996 — still provide adequate protection.

“The FCC received an enormous number of peer-reviewed scientific and medical studies, analyses, and reports demonstrating a consensus of the scientific community that radiofrequency radiation is harmful and sometimes lethal to individuals and the environment,” the brief says. “The factual record in this case is strong. Yet the Order gives no consideration to most of the evidence presented to it.”

The case, filed in late January, argues that the FCC’s rules don’t go far enough to protect consumers, especially when those exposed to long-term or multiple sources of radiation. The rules also “do not provide for sensitive or vulnerable populations,” according to the brief.

Last year, the FCC revisited its wireless safety standards and found that the current regulations are among the strictest worldwide, making them still effective in protecting people from harmful wireless transmissions.

But according to the lawsuit, the rules don’t control for conditions like radiation sickness, which the suit says causes symptoms such as memory loss and fatigue when individuals are exposed to a high volume of invisible radio waves. Prolonged exposure can also impair development in children and is associated with negative environmental impacts, the suit claims.

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American opposition to 5G is not limited to biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2) from radiation. Federal agencies have warned that it can threaten national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy.

In 2019, telecom executives gave congressional testimony that they have NO scientific evidence that it’s safe. Congressional members have formally addressed the FCC about 5G. Municipal governments have filed lawsuits against the FCC because of 5G. State representatives in Hawaii introduced a bill to ban 5G until studies show that it’s safe. Municipalities have passed resolutions to ban it until studies prove it’s safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4. 5) and have passed ordinances to limit and/or control installation.

Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The majority of scientists worldwide are opposed to deployment until studies show that it’s safe.

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