By B.N. Frank
Decades of peer-reviewed published research has determined that exposure to sources of electromagnetic radiation including from common wireless sources (activity trackers, cell phones, “smart” home appliances, Wi-Fi routers, etc.) can cause symptoms, illnesses, and injuries. In fact, manufacturers are required to issue warnings about radiation emissions from these devices. In some parts of the world, government agencies warn residents about exposure risks but not in the U.S. where agencies have mostly avoided doing so for decades. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been confronted about this before (see 1, 2), including last month when organizations formally petitioned the agency. Because of the petition, the agency has opened a docket for Americans to submit comments.
From the Americans for Responsible Technology newsletter:
The FDA Petition…
Ready, Set, Comment!
The FDA has opened a “docket” for our recent petition, so now you can file your own comment.
Please remember, this is about the LAW, not about health effects. This is about FDA’s legal obligation to evaluate how people are being exposed, and to develop techniques for minimizing that exposure.
It’s the FDA that is supposed to be measuring radiation levels in school classrooms, and promoting best practices to minimize the exposure to our kids.
It’s the FDA that is supposed to be warning utilities and consumers about smart meters, mandating opt-out policies and helping people reduce their exposures.
It’s the FDA this is supposed to be promoting point-of-purchase warnings about cell phones, routers, game consoles, tablets, wearables and all other wireless devices.
It’s the FDA that is supposed to be collecting information about adverse reactions to RF radiation exposure.
The FDA is flagrantly defying the law. And they’ll keep doing it if no one complains. The agency needs to hear from you now. Today.
File your comment here. (In the “What’s Your Comment About” dropdown, select “Individual Consumer.”)
Read the full petition and learn more about the issue at
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