Please support the Citizen's Petition by submitting a comment to the FDA and passing this on to other concerned individuals.
- Maintains awareness of new and existing radiation-emitting products, their manner of use, and their manufacturers;
- Studies the biological effects of radiation-emitting products and their potential risks to health;
- Assesses radiation emission levels from products in various applications;
- Provides direction and guidance to the general public and users of radiation-emitting products to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure; and
- Oversees product manufacturer compliance with all applicable requirements and pursues regulatory and enforcement action to address public health problems.”
- Absence of regulatory action by the FDA provides the public with a false sense of the safety of wireless devices, causing harm to individual and public health.
- Many wireless device companies, and even governmental bodies, disclaim responsibility for the actual safety of radiation emitting products they manufacture or use based on FDA and FCC regulatory obligations to ensure safety.
- The existence of a large body of evidence (www.bioinitiative.org) documenting that exposure to the pulsed modulated radiation from wireless devices has multiple detrimental health impacts and functionally impairs multiple key cellular and bodily processes and the absence of FDA regulatory action suggests negligence on the part of the FDA with regard to their duties, listed above.
- Therefore, the FDA has a legal obligation to immediately review the literature showing harmful or potentially harmful biological effects caused by exposure to radiation emitting consumer devices in order to protect consumer health and safety, as well as the public health.
- The RF radiation literature and anecdotal evidence of harm from wireless devices leaves the FDA with only one responsible course of action:
- Immediately take action to require placement of clearly visible warning labels in at least 12 point font on the outside of packaging and on the device itself.
- Begin evaluating whether the devices should be withdrawn from the market due to the safety hazard they pose.
- Please support FDA use of this sample warning label in the event they do not withdraw the products:
- The often involuntary, but still harmful, nature of second-hand exposures to radiation from wireless consumer devices supports the need for withdrawal of wireless radiation emitting devices from the market. Please support briefly with evidence from your experience and studies. It is very important to put a face on the issue and ground the effects discussed in scientific papers in reality. Discuss the impairment of civil and human rights.
- FDA does not regulate the emissions of communications towers. However, FDA should request that Congress and the President fund the EPA to modernize the radiofrequency radiation limits, making them biologically-based and public health protective, and also require the FCC to adopt and enforce the updated limits. Personal wireless devices require communication towers, which involuntarily expose vast swaths of the population to pulsed microwave radiation, in order to function. The Department of Interior statement that ““the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.” (http://www.saferemr.com/2014/
03/dept-of-interior-attacks-.. .) and The BioInitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org), along with numerous reports of harm, provide sufficient evidence to support the need for modernizing the RF limits.
- In the header of your comment please put - Comment on Docket FDA-2013-P-1374-0001
- Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!
docketBrowser;rpp=25;po=0;D= FDA-2013-P-1374 (copy link and paste in browser) or go tohttp://www.regulations.gov and search for the docket number FDA-2013-P-1374 (This website can be slow, please be patient, or try back at a lower use time. )
- Click “Comment Now” by FDA-2013-P-1374-0001
- Submit comment - you can either upload a pdf or paste a document that is less than 5000 characters.
- Be sure to print your confirmation for your records.