By B.N. Frank
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans from the telecom and cable industries. Instead, the regulatory agency has catered to these industries for decades (see 1, 2). Lawsuits have been filed against it for NOT protecting the public from unsafe levels of cell phone and WiFi radiation, 5G on Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), in space (see 1, 2) and also for allowing telecom and cable companies to overcharge Americans for decades.
Last month, a federal court ruled in favor of organizations and petitioners that claim the agency is not adequately protecting the public from harmful wireless radiation exposure.
Timeline of Development of Safety Limits for Wireless Radiation in US
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After WWII: US begins robust interagency research: 1957 Conference Report, 1967 Air Force Report, 1971 Naval Report, 1978 Report Office of Science & Technology, 1978 Conference, 1979 Dept of Commerce Report, 1980 Dept of Energy Report, 1994 Air Force Report.
1996: EPA defunded from researching EMFs. EPA closed project measuring EMF levels in US Cities.
1999: FDA requests the National Toxicology Program to study cell phone radiation because of the lack of safety data on health effects from long term chronic exposure.
2012: Government Accountability Office Report recommends cell phone test procedures be reassessed to ensure they reflect real world use and are based on latest science.
2013: FCC opens official inquiry 13-84 asking if RF limits should be updated
2013 to 2019: Thousands of pages of scientific evidence submitted to FCC in Docket 13-84.
2018: National Toxicology Program releases Final Reports on large scale animal studies of chronic exposure to cell phone radiation and concludes “clear evidence” of cancer. FDA rejects the findings. EHT and expert scientists write FDA with science based letters calling on the FDA to retract their biased review.
2019: FCC decision 19-126 not to update 1996 RF limits
2021: The U.S Court of Appeals for DC Circuit rules on EHT et al., v. FCC in our favor.
Notable US Agency letters
2003: Scientists from US federal agencies (RFIAWG) again write IEEE on additional issues about IEEE’s RF exposure limits. Both 1999 and 2003 letters remain unanswered.
Activist Post reports regularly about the FCC and unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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