September 9, 2013 REMINDER - Take
Action to Oppose Thomas E. Wheeler for FCC Chairman
of July 8, there is still no date for the vote to confirm
the nomination of Thomas Wheeler for FCC Chairman. There is
still time for you to contact Senators to oppose this nomination.
30, 2013 – The
EMR Policy Institute filed extensive Comment and 19 Exhibits
in FCC 13-39, the proceeding that asks if the FCC should
reassess its radiofrequency radiation safety policies.
5, 2013 – Take Action - Submit
your Comment in the FCC’s latest proceeding FCC
13-39 on its Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation exposure policy.
20, 2013 Update - Take
Action to Oppose Thomas E. Wheeler for FCC Chairman
20, 2013 09:02 ET - MARSHFIELD, VT--(Marketwire
- Mar 20, 2013) - The EMRadiation Policy Institute (EMRPI)
releases Videos revealing the FCC's failure to protect Americans
from wireless radiofrequency (RF) radiation.
and families are at risk of overexposure to RF at hazardous
levels. Hundreds of wireless industry-operated antenna sites
from Maine to California have been tested by EMRPI and found
to be in gross violation -- up to and in excess of 600% --
of the FCC's public exposure limits. These sites > ...
25, 2013 - 21st
Century Science Denial
Part II: The Politics of Cell Phone Radiation
Part III: Rise of the Machines
of articles was adapted from originals written in 2011 by
Deborah Kopald MBA in response to Felicity Barringer’s
New York Times coverage of the anti-smart meter movement.
20, 2012 - How
safe are the wireless devices on your holiday gift list?
As US holiday shoppers gear up for “Black Friday,”
news outlets are reporting on the findings of the recent Yale
School of Medicine cell phone study funded by the Eunice Kennedy
Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
The Yale study demonstrates that exposure to radiation from
cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development
4, 2012 – Sign The EMRadiation Policy Institute’s
petition on the White House web site. We are requesting that
the Obama Administration support and sign The
Cellphone Right to Know Act” HR. 6358. This bill
calls for the EPA to develop biologically-based wireless radiofrequency
(RF) radiation exposure limits as well as for the FCC to be
required to enact these new RF safety limits. It also calls
for labeling of wireless devices so consumers will know, at
point of sale, the level of RF radiation that each device
here full instructions as well as the link to the White
House website where you can sign the petition, the full text
of the petition, and tips on how to help us get 25,000 signatures
on this petition by November 2, 2012. If we reach that goal
by that date the White House is required to review the petition
and issue a response.
14, 2012 - Open
letter to Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen MD from
The EMR Policy Institute in rebuttal of the February 10, 2012
Vermont Department of Health (VDH) Report – Radio
Frequency Radiation and Health: Smart Meters
12, 2012 - Thank you to Matt Fisken for making this
video on his informative Smarter Meters Blog. Provided at
this link is video
of an RF measurement meter recording the occurrence of
emissions 6 feet away from of a Smart Meter installed on a
home in Vermont. This is at a 45 degree angle (not directly
in front of the Smart Meter) 16 inches off the ground, while
the Smart Meter is 5 feet off the ground, so these are on
the lower end of what a person would be getting standing 6
feet directly in front of the Smart Meter.
5, 2011 – 25
Billion+ At Risk in Obama WIRELESS Broadband Initiative.
At a time when it is essential to cut the Federal deficit,
President Obama is gambling billions of taxpayer dollars on
the theory that massive spending on risky wireless broadband
technology will be worthwhile. The President proposes to spend
at least $25 billion on his “Wireless Initiative”
to deploy wireless signals throughout 98% of the U.S., and
billions of dollars are being spent now on Smart Meters that
are not bringing the benefits touted.
24, 2011 – The
EMR Policy Institute joins calls from the International
EMF Alliance (IEMFA), the UK’s Powerwatch, and scientists
from around the world for postponement of the World Health
Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research
on Cancer (IARC) meeting scheduled to begin May 24th, in Lyon,
France. The IARC panel is to conduct an assessment of the
cancer risks associated with exposure to sources of radiofrequency
(RF) and microwave (MW) radiation and release a Monograph
14, 2010 - Call
Me Responsible: Learning Federal Rules and Regulations
About Wireless Devices by Katie Singer for The EMR Policy
28, 2010 - Global News Report WiFi
Worries – From Ottawa a report on the Canadian Parliament
committee hearing on WiFi in schools – is it causing
health problems for school children.
28, 2010 - YouTube
videos from the Safe Schools group in Canada. These are
news reports that have aired nationally in Canada on CBC and
26, 2010 - Cell-Phone
Safety: What the FCC Didn't Test, Time: By Michael
Scherer / Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
22, 2010 - New
Fact Sheet on studies of harmful health effects to persons
living close to cell phone base station antennas.
presented by The EMR Policy Institute at the March 2,
2010 Maine Legislative hearing on warning labels for cell
of the presentations from the November 8, 2009 EMR Policy
Institute Scientific Conference – Electromagnetic Radiation
Impacts on Human Health. To view all presentations, see right
side of YouTube page. Below the segments of Magda Havas’s
presentation click on See All.
February 2010 – "Warning: Your Cell Phone May
Be Hazardous to Your Health" By Christopher Ketcham
Ever worry that that gadget you spend hours holding next to
your head might be damaging your brain? Well, the evidence
is starting to pour in, and it's not pretty. So why isn't
anyone in America doing anything about it?
1, 2009 - The
EMR Policy Institute Statement in response to the Environmental
Working Group’s Report: Limit
Your Exposures To Cell Phone Radiation
22, 2009 – Two new statements from Cindy Sage,
Co-editor of The BioInitiative Report and Co-Coordinator
of the Working Group on Electromagnetic Fields - Collaborative
on Health and the Environment (CHE):
Talk on Cell Phones - What you can do immediately to
reduce possible risk of malignant brain tumor (glioma) and
acoustic neuroma (a tumor of the auditory nerve in the brain)
if you use a cell or cordless phone.
to tell your employer about cell phones and PDAs in the
workplace. Neurological Effects of Wireless Technologies
- Talking Points on Cell Phones and Health Risks. Ask your
office manager or owner of your business to write down and
distribute an office policy on cell phone/PDA use and wireless
in the workplace.
Statement from Jackie McGlade – European Environmental
15, 2009 – Statement
from the European Environmental Agency (EEA) Executive
Director Jackie McGlade laying out what EEA sees as the
most important practical implications of the current evidence
on the cancer risks from using mobile phones, especially
for children and young adults. Ms. McGlade’s statement
credits the contribution of The BioInitiative Report in
bringing public awareness to the cell phone health effects
Guts Web Site Cell Phone Safety Pages
Summary of developments in public policy on electromagnetic
radiation exposure as well as the efforts of The EMR Policy
Institute in opposition to wireless industry and FCC proposals.
25, 2008 - US
Congressional hearing - Cell Phone Use and Tumors: What the
Science Says convened by Congressman Dennis Kucinich,
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy of the House
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. View recording
of hearing and read the submitted written testimony of the
a DVD of our May 10, 2007 Congressional Briefing
You can purchase a copy of this DVD for $10 by choosing either
“Make a Donation” (above) or “Donate Now”
(at bottom of this page). When filling out the form put $10
in the amount box and “Purchase Briefing DVD”
in the Address 2 box. Read a description
of the DVD contents.
on the basic science of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and
radiofrequency (RF) radiation.
on to the on-line petition to endorse the recommendations
of The BioInitiative Report.
Activities of The EMR Policy in 2007 continue to challenge
current US policy for human and wildlife exposure to radiofrequency
(RF) radiation and to educate the public on the inadequacy
of US RF safety policy. Current US policy does not protect
humans and wildlife from long-term, low-intensity exposure
to antenna radiation. Given here is a listing of the major
EMR Policy Institute activities carried out throughout 2007
to address these problems. These are the activities that your
donations are supporting.
in the US public policy for human exposure to radiofrequency
radiation (RFR) are:
None of us are protected from the hazards of long-term exposure
to low-intensity radiofrequency radiation (RF) in the United
EPA letters clarify the inadequacy of the FCC’s
Rf radiation exposure guidelines.
funding for the EPA to study the hazards to human health
of long- term exposure to low-intensity RF radiation terminated
in1998 in the amount of $25,000.
to high levels of RF radiation can heat, burn and even kill
and has been developed
radiation is a form of non-ionizing radiation emitted
from radar, broadcast TV and FM; mobile phone, WiMax, and
WiFi base stations; and consumer products such as microwave
ovens, mobile phones, pagers and wireless internet devices.
Our exposure to RF radiation is increasing exponentially
with the deployment of new technologies.
evidence indicates that long-term exposure to RF radiation
causes changes in our bodies at levels that are more than
100 times lower than those permitted in the U.S. by the
Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RF exposure
Litovitz, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Catholic
University of America was the author of this PowerPoint
presentation on adverse biological effects from non-thermal
exposure to RF radiation. Dr. Litovitz first presented
it as part of a Congressional staff briefing in July
of 2001, and it was later entered into the official
court record in the HDTV broadcast antenna siting case
for Lookout Mountain, Colorado. Dr. Litovitz passed
away in 2006.
the 2003 compilation of studies entitled Biological
Effects of electromagnetic Fields: Mechanisms, Modeling,
Biological Effects, Therapeutic Effects, International
Standards, Exposure Criteria, Springer Verlag,
2003, first edition, edited by Professor Peter Stavroulakis
of the Technical University of Crete with contributions
from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy and
a summary from the World Health Organization:
p. 524 - There is more than sufficient evidence
of chromosome aberration, DNA strand breakage, altered
oncogene activity and neoplastic transformations of
cells to conclude that EMR across the spectrum from
ELF to RF/MW is genotoxic. This is independently confirmed
by the established biological mechanism of calcium
ion efflux and melatonin reduction.
522 - Genotoxic substances cause cancer, reproductive
health effects and neurological damage.
testimony of physicians, research scientists, engineers
and attorneys in two recent Colorado court cases explain
how federal policy in the United States is not protecting
people from adverse health effects of RF radiation. The
FCC’s Policy on Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic
Fields does not protect against long-term, low-intensity
exposure. Links to the testimony of leading researchers
and medical practitioners are given at the beginning of
than two decades of published, peer-reviewed
research have demonstrated effects to humans from exposure
to electromagnetic fields.
Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TCA) prevents states and
local governments from “regulating the placement,
construction, and modification of personal wireless service
facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of
radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities
comply with the Commission's [FCC’s] regulations concerning
such emissions. Found at: 47 U.S.C. § 332 Subsection
FCC, charged with the deployment of RF technology, sets
the U.S. RF radiation human exposure limits for broadcast
TV, FM, mobile phone and other antennas based upon the recommendations
of a subcommittee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE), a private entity describing itself as
“The world's leading professional association for
the advancement of technology.” The IEEE Mission is
to promote “the engineering process of creating, developing,
integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro
and information technologies and sciences for the benefit
of humanity and the profession.” The FCC relies on
the industry to self-report its compliance with the IEEE-developed
RF exposure limits. These limits are designed to protect
the public from being heated by RF radiation from short-term,
high-intensity exposures and are utterly non-protective
from the adverse health effects of long-term, low-intensity