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30, 2013 –
The EMR Policy Institute filed extensive Comment
in FCC 13-39 along with 19
Exhibits (also see below / with links). In this proceeding
the FCC asks if it should reassess its current radiofrequency
(RF) radiation safety policies. EMRPI’s position is
that the FCC continues to disregard the research published
after 1986, the cut-off date for the research which is the
basis of FCC’s current policies. EMRPI’s Comment
emphasizes that the FCC’s safety policies expressly
fail to protect from “harmful interference” children,
persons with medical implants, sensitive subgroups of the
US populations, and workers whose occupations require them
to spend time on rooftop antenna sites. EMRPI’s Exhibits
present many recent studies that demonstrate biological effects
and harm from RF exposure levels well below the FCC’s
for FCC 13-39 - Comment of The EMR Policy Institute
1. North American Journal of Medicine &
Science, Vol.6, Issue 3, July 2013.
Preface to the
special issue on autism.
of Martha H. Herbert PhD, MD, February 8, 2013, to the
Los Angeles Uni fied
3. Letter of Superintendent of the Los
Angeles Unified School District, May 13, 2012, to
then-FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
of the Austrian Medical Association (OAK) for the diagnosis
and treatment of
EMF-related health problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome).
Adopted 3rd March 2012 in
Budget for EMR Activities – Fiscal Years 1990-2000.
Scientific Statement. “Scientific Panel on Electromagnetic
Field Health Risks:
Consensus Points, Recommendations, and Rationales.”
Reviews in Envi ronmental
Health. Vol. 25, No. 4, 2010.
7. “Induction of Vertebrate Regeneration
by Transient Sodium Current,” and “Cracking the
bioelectric code,” by the research
team Ai-Sun Tseng and Michael Levin, Department of
Biology and Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology,
8. Electromagnetic fields act via activation
of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce
beneficial or adverse effects. Martin
Pall, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,
review of the ecological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic
fields (RF_EMF). S.
Cucurachi, et al. Environmental International, Vol. 51, 2013.
10. Adverse Influence of Radio Frequency
Background on Trembling Aspen Seedlings:
Preliminary Observations. Katie
Haggerty, International Journal of Forestry Research,
and Plants: reference list of 29 studies on effects of
EMR exposure on plants.
Compiled by Joris Everaert, M.SC. in Biology, University of
and Birds: reference list of 25 studies on effects of
EMR exposure on birds.
Compiled by Joris Everaert, M.Sc., University of Ghent.
13. A Possible Effect of Electromagnetic
Radiation from Mobile Phone Base Stations on the
Number of Breeding House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). Everaert
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Vol. 26: 63-72,
14. Electromagnetic pollution from phone
on wildlife. Alfonso Balmori.
Pathophysiology, Volume 16: 191-199, 2009.
and animals other than birds: reference list of 63 studies
on effects of EMR
exposure on animals other than birds. This includes bats,
honeybees, bumble bees, farm
animals, rabbits, rats, mice, tadpoles, frogs, fruit flies,
16. Studies published in the British
Journal of Cancer in 2011-2012 demonstrating successful
treatment of liver and breast cancers with specific modulation
17. Treating cancer with amplitude-modulated
electromagnetic fields: a potential paradigm
shift, again? Carl
Blackman. British Journal of Cancer, Volume 106, 241-242,
18. Changes of Clinically Important Neurotransmitters
under the Influence of Modulated RF
Fields – A Long-term Study under Real-li fe Conditions.
Buchner and Horst Eger,
Umwelt-Medizin_Gesellschaft,Volume 24 (1): 44-57, 2011.
of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) from
cell phone towers and
wireless devices on biosystem and ecosystem – a review.
S Sivani and D Sudarsanam.
Biology and Medicine, Volume 4 (4): 202-216, 2012.
19, 2013 - Below are documents pertaining to EMR
Policy Institute press release 3/19/13 on Wireless Industry
9, 2011 letter
to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Re: Wireless Sites
Nationwide Found in Violation of FCC Radiation MPE Limits
17, 2012 letter
to FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief P. Michele Ellison Re:
Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure Complaint No. EMR026 located
at 121 Riverside Avenue,
Medford, Massachusetts 02155.
are two licensed wireless carriers at this location. Using
the Narda survey system, EMRPI’s expert measured greater
than 600% spatially averaged of the FCC Public limit in
front of one readily accessible antenna and 507% spatially
averaged of the FCC Public limit in front of the second
readily accessible antenna.
6, 2013 - Reply
filed The EMR Policy Institute in FCC Notices of Proposed
Rule Making for ET Docket No. 03-137 and WT Docket No. 12-357
complaint letters sent to the FCC EB (Enforcement Bureau)
document actual violations, not “potential” violations.
The FCC has had more than a year since December 2011 to act
upon and resolve the violations reported by EMRPI, and to
publicly acknowledge enforcement actions.
February 5, 2013 – Comment
filed by The EMR Policy Institute in FCC Notices of Proposed
Rule Making for ET Docket No. 03-137 and WT Docket N0. 12-357
past time that the FCC adopt RF safety regulations that apply
to today’s real-life exposure environments and that
incorporate current peer-reviewed published research findings
on biological effects of low-intensity electromagnetic radiation
20, 2011 – The EMR Policy Institute’s
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.
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.
24, 2011 - The EMR Policy Institute filed official
comment with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Disabilities
Section in its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Non-Discrimination
on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Web Information
and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public
advocates that the US Department of Justice must ensure that
individuals with Implanted Medical Devices (IMDs) or with
the EMR functional impairments of Electrohypersensitivity
(EHS) and Radiofrequency Sickness avoid injury in their daily
living and continue to have access to Web Information and
Services through hard-wired communications equipment.
Comment submitted by Cindy Sage MA, Sage Associates, Santa
Comment submitted by Gary R. Olhoeft, PhD, Colorado Schools
18, 2009 - EMR Policy Institute Reply
Comment with Exhibits in FCC 09-31 Notice Of Inquiry in
GN Docket No. 09-51 A National Broadband Plan for Our Future.
7, 2009 - EMR
Policy Institute Comment in FCC 09-31 Notice Of Inquiry
in GN Docket No. 09-51 A National Broadband Plan for Our Future.
filed in EMR Policy Institute Comment. Included
are personal statements of 41 citizens from the states
of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire,
New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas,
Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
11, 2008 - The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet
Association (CTIA), a trade association of the wireless industry
in the US, petitioned
the FCC to declare new limitations on local zoning authority
as it affects antenna siting.
28, 2008 - The EMR Policy Institute’s Comment
and Cross Petition in opposition.
filings in this proceeding are found at: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/
comsrch_v2.cgi Type 08-165 in "Box 1:Proceeding"
and click "Retrieve Document List" at the bottom
of the form on this web page.
4, 2008 – [08-258
FCC Memorandum Opinion and Order] announcing its approval
of the Verizon Wireless – Alltel merger. Discussion
of EMRPI arguments along with those of the IBEW is found at
VIII. Other Issues G. Radiofrequency Exposure pp. 92-99 at
paragraphs 202-208. *Other
filings in this proceeding are listed below:
18, 2008 – [Verizon
Wireless – Alltel Joint Opposition] to EMRPI Petition
to Deny and the IBEW letter in opposition. Discussion is found
at: Proposed RF Exposure Conditions Are Neither Merger-Specific
Nor Warranted p. 81 in the pagination found on bottom of the
pages in the document.
8, 2008 - EMR
Policy Institute (EMRPI) Petition to Deny FCC approval
of the Verizon Wireless – Alltel merger WT Docket 08-95.
EMRPI argues that the FCC has not addressed the impact of
long-term exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation on human
health. Providing protection for human exposure to potentially
unsafe levels of RF radiation as required by the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will not occur if the FCC
approves this transfer before updating its present obsolete
and inadequate RF safety guidelines. FCC should deny the license
transfer from Alltel to VZW until VZW implements an RF safety
solution that protects the public and all categories of workers
whose workplaces are found near to VZW’s antenna sites.
8, 2008 - The
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers files letter
with FCC opposing the VZW – Alltel merger until VZW
enacts an RF safety program that protects all workers at its
antenna sites. IBEW represents approximately 750,000 members
who work in every state of the nation and in a wide variety
of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications,
broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.