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Mar 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.

US workers 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 > ...

Nov. 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 of offspring.

June 5, 201125 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.

May 20, 2011 – The EMR Policy Institute’s Reply in FCC 11-13. If the FCC's proposal passes, citizens will be denied the right to choose a landline. Existing landlines should not be replaced with wireless infrastructure. The FCC's duty is to facilitate communications for the whole country and for all US citizens. Its new proposal ignores issues of health, safety, privacy, affordability, reliability and security.

April 17, 2011 - The EMR Policy Institute’s Motion for Extension of Time in FCC 11-13 Notice of Proposed Rule Making on the petition of phone companies to abandon their landline phones as well as to bring mobile broadband service to 98% of the US in the next few years. In this FCC NPRM there are no references to considering the impact of the wireless method for the “Last Mile" of connection to homes on the health of people with electrohypersensitivity and medical implants that The EMR Policy Institute documented in our previous filing on broadband that is part of this docket.

Note: The EMR Policy Institute FCC filing from June 7, 2009, has been resubmitted in this proceeding as Appendix A. The EMR Policy Institute FCC filing from July 18, 2009 has been resubmitted in this proceeding as Appendix B.

May 24, 2011The 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 report.

July 13, 2009 - FDA Guts Web Site Cell Phone Safety Pages

May 22, 2008 Evidence Links Glioma Brain Tumors and Heavy Cell Phone Use

August 20, 2007 - Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Award for RF Radiation Injury Below Thermal Exposure Level

April 3, 2007 - Cell Towers and Wireless Technology Forum to Be Held
An educational forum on the health and environmental effects of cell towers and other wireless technologies - such as WiFi and small wireless computer networks increasingly be being used in schools, libraries and homes - will be held at the Mt. Everett High School in Sheffield, Massachusetts, on April 14, 2007 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.

October 16, 2006 - Sprint-NEXTEL Withdraws Falls Village Cell Tower Under pressure from Citizens Group

October 3, 2006Cell Tower Threat to Migratory and Endangered Birds


Maria Gonzalez, a critical-care nurse and mother of two daughters who attend public school in Astoria, Queens, NY has petitioned the United States Supreme Court to block licenses from commencing operations at frequencies designated for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) in the August 2006 FCC auction.

April 27, 2006 - Maria Gonzalez v. FCC Commissioners suit filed in the US District Court for the Eastern New York District.

May 10, 2005 - Citizen Group Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Order the FCC to Study Health Effects of Cell Tower Emissions

April 7, 2005 - IAFF Seeks Study on Health Hazards of Cell Phone Tower Radiation (same in pdf)
The IAFF is seeking funding for a study to establish if the use of fire stations as cellular phone base stations for antennas and towers is hazardous to the health of its members.
Read the full position statement (same in pdf)

December 8, 2004 - US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Hands Down Decision in Citizen Challenge to FCC's Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Policy

August 17, 2004 - Here's the link where you'll find the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) resolution calling for the study of fire fighters exposed to radio frequency radiation from cell towers/mast which was passed in Boston on August 17, 2004 by about 75% of those voting. It is Resolution #15. It is found on pages 21-23.

The key rationale for supporting this study as stated in the Resolution:
" WHEREAS, many firefighters who are living with cell towers on or adjacent to their
stations are paying a substantial price in terms of physical and mental health. As
first responders and protectors of the general public, it is crucial that firefighters are
functioning at optimal cognitive and physical capacity at all times."

For further information, contact:
Kristin Craine
Public Relations
International Association of Fire Fighters
1750 New York Ave., NW as amended
Washington, DC 20006

August 24, 2004 - Boston, MA - International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Votes to Study Health Effects of Cell Towers on Fire Stations: Call for Moratorium on New Cell Towers on Fire Stations Until Health Effects Can Be Studied

Firefighters returned to their home stations throughout the United States and Canada following last week’s IAFF convention after passing a resolution to study the health effects of cell towers placed on the fire stations where they work and live.

Added to the resolution was an amendment calling for the IAFF to support a moratorium on the placement of new cell towers on fire stations until the completion of the study.

February 11, 2004 - Citizens Group Challenges FCC Refusal to Investigate Health Effects of Broadband Transmissions

December 16, 2003 - The EMR Policy Institute Carries Forward Challenge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit On FCC Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Guidelines (pdf)

November 6, 2003 - The EMR Policy Institute Introduces Two New Directors and Science Advisory Group (pdf)

June 17, 2003 - The EMR Policy Institute Forms (pdf)

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