1996: When Cell Phone Safety Guidelines Were Last Updated

 

In a Washington Post op-ed (June 4), “5G conspiracy theories threaten the U.S. recovery,” Thomas Johnson Jr., the Federal Communications Commission’s general counsel, declared: “Conjectures about 5G’s effect on human health are long on panic and short on science.”

The FCC, however, has been “short on science” for more than two decades. Along with the World Health Organization, the FCC abdicated its responsibility to protect the public’s health from hazards associated with exposure to radio frequency, or RF, radiation. As a result, almost 400 international scientists and doctors have called for a moratorium on deployment of 5G, and 150 community groups have tried to block its rollout in the United States. Recently, the Environmental Health Trust and Children’s Health Defense, along with multiple plaintiffs, sued the FCC over its inadequate RF exposure limits and cell phone testing procedures.

The FCC relies on other agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration, for health expertise. However, without a comprehensive review of all peer-reviewed science and a formal risk assessment, the FDA in a letter advised the FCC that “the available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits.” The letter “concluded that no changes to the current standards are warranted at this time.”

In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, Senator Blumenthal “blasted” the FCC and FDA for “failing to conduct any research into the safety of 5G technology . . . and deferring to industry. . . . We’re kind of flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.”

Last December, the FCC reaffirmed its obsolete RF exposure limits, ignoring critical input from more than 50 scientists, hundreds of scientific studies, and hundreds of people who have suffered illness from RF radiation.

Originally adopted in 1996, these limits were based upon a behavioral change in rats and monkeys exposed to microwave radiation and were designed to protect humans only from short-term heating risks due to RF radiation exposure.

Since 1996, the preponderance of peer-reviewed research—more than 500 studies—has found harmful biologic or health effects from RF radiation exposure at intensities too low to cause significant heating. Thus stringent exposure limits based on biological effects are needed to protect human health.

Citing this body of research, over 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields, or EMF, signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger RF exposure limits. The signatories have published over 2,000 papers and letters on nonionizing EMF in professional journals and arguably constitute the majority of experts in this field.

The appeal proclaims:

Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.

In 2018, a $30 million study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program reported “clear evidence” that two years of exposure to cell phone radiation increased cancer in male rats and damaged DNA in rats and mice of both sexes. The Ramazzini Institute replicated the NTP’s key finding using much weaker cell phone radiation exposure over the rats’ lifespan.

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified RF radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 2011. We are seeing increases in head and neck tumors in cancer registries from multiple countries, which may be attributable to the proliferation of wireless device use. These increases are consistent with case-control studies that found increased tumor risk in long-term cell phone users.

Moreover, cancer is not even the most common hazard, because there is substantial scientific evidence that RF radiation causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm.

The volume of peer-reviewed scientific evidence on earlier technologies suggests that exposure to microwaves and millimeter waves used in 5G is likely harmful.

According to Johnson, “if we delay 5G deployment based on irrational fears and unproven theories, it will only hurt the American people.” But can we trust the FDA or FCC’s evaluation of the science? Should we gamble on our health and invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G, a technology that requires 800,000 new cell antenna sites installed next to our homes and workplaces? Or should we develop RF exposure standards that fully protect humans and the environment and institute a risk management system based upon a formal risk assessment?

SOURCE ARTICLE HERE

FCC Telecommunications Act 1996: 

 

Dirty Electricity Interview

What are the physical effects of prolonged, constant exposure to the electromagnetic radiation coming off of your personal devices, smart appliances even household wiring?

At what point is the need for faster data transmission speeds outweighed by the negative health outcomes of the technology? Are we already there with 5G?

What can you do to lessen your exposure to harmful levels of radiation given off constantly by our “civilized” world?

Author and certified EMF expert Bill Cadwallader joins the program to discuss the effects of “dirty electricity” and proposes things you can do today to protect yourself.

Listen to it here today! 

Can EMFs Affect Your Pets?

 

Can electromagnetic fields impact our pets? If you are thinking about EMFs, no doubt you’re caught up thinking about how they impact your own health or your kid’s health. But what about your dog, cat, pet rabbit or guinea pig? Your pets probably spend more time cooped-up in your home than you do. Are they affected? How badly are they affected? And in what ways? In this guest post, vet Dr. Patricia Jordan lays out the science (plus plenty of anecdotal evidence) and shares how you can effectively protect your pets:

Both in home visits and in the virtual office consultation practice I have, both humans and the animals are sharing chronic diseases, mental and behavioral issues. Both humans and animals are getting a lot of cancer in particular.
There were plenty of problems for the clients and the pets once smart meters are installed. Most of the time the client is not even aware a smart meter has been installed. Or if they saw it they didn’t have a clue as to what it is and what it does and why it is crucial to the history in the development of the disease.

One of the dogs developed lymphoma sleeping in front of a smart meter that had been installed without the client’s knowledge. The dog performed “coyote watch” every night sleeping on hay bales that were placed in front of this meter. She was gone within a week of finding out she had this cancer…
Find out the rest of this very important story here: https://www.electricsense.com/emfs-affect-pets/

Electronics in the bedroom: Why it’s necessary to turn off before you tuck in.

 

 

 

Electronics, Light and the Science of Sleep

There is robust scientific data documenting the role of light in promoting wakefulness. Photoreceptors in the retina sense light and dark, signaling our brain about the status of the outside world and aligning our circadian rhythms (centered in a small region of the hypothalamus called the suprachiasmatic nucleus) to the external day-night cycle. This signaling of light and dark helps us to be alert in the morning and be able to fall asleep at the appropriate time at night. The power of light as an alerting agent is easily conceptualized when we think of the sun, but may be more difficult to appreciate when considering the light emitted from a tablet or smartphone.

Nonetheless, careful studies have shown that even our small electronic devices emit sufficient light to miscue the brain and promote wakefulness. As adults we are subject to these influences and our children are particularly susceptible.

Children, Electronics and Sleep

The increasing prevalence of electronics in children’s bedrooms creates a culture of evening engagement and light exposure that negatively impacts sleep time, sleep quality and daytime alertness. Literature shows that:

  • Children using electronic media as a sleep aid to relax at night have been shown to have later weekday bedtimes, experience fewer hours of sleep per week and report more daytime sleepiness.
  • Adolescents with a bedroom television have later bedtimes, more difficulty initiating sleep and shorter total sleep times.
  • Texting and emailing after lights outs, even once per week, dramatically increases self-reported daytime sleepiness among teens.
  • Not all electronic usage is recreational as the burden of homework is great for many of our children and their work is often completed on the computer, a significant light source late in the evening.
  • Increased academic demands, busy social and extracurricular schedules and the lure of entertainment conspire to keep our children electronically engaged at night.

Many children are not fulfilling basic sleep requirements and adequate sleep is essential for growth, learning, mood, creativity and weight control.  Understanding the influence of light and evening engagement on sleep is the first step in helping parents address the dilemma of electronics in the bedroom.

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Exposed: The Electronic Sickening of America And How To Protect Yourself

Around here we’re usually sharing some other brilliant people’s articles and research. But it’s worth mentioning again that we also have an amazing resource, and if you haven’t read it yet, it’s well worth the read. And it could save your life.

“Electromagnetic radiation is the tobacco of our digital age. And, like tobacco, it can KILL you.”
-Bill Cadwallader MBA, EMRS
Want to know more?
Buy the book EXPOSED: The Electronic Sickening of America And How To Protect Yourself here: https://amzn.to/2EsTMUR
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The Russians Love Their Children Too… And They’re Doing More To Protect Them From Radiation

The Russians Love Their Children Too… And They’re Doing More To Protect Them From Radiation

“Yes, that line is from a song by Sting. And I don’t really know if it’s true although it probably is.
 
What I do know to be true is that the Russians are doing far more than we are to protect their children from the dangers of cell phone radiation and electromagnetic pollution. This includes legislation to protect children and their developing organisms and the bioelectric processes and that a national study should be funded to determine the possible health effects of chronic EMF exposure on the developing brain.
 
Electromagnetic Radiation And Children
 
You are exposed to EMR, electromagnetic radiation that you are not even aware of. Charlie Teo, a preeminent neurosurgeon, specializes in children’s brains and Charlie is at the cutting edge, literally, of a 21% increase in children’s brain tumors…”
Coincidence? You decide. Check out the rest of the article here. 
 
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