Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Captured Agency - eBook - FCC Is Dominated by Industries It Regulates

Captured Agency - eBook - FCC Is Dominated by Industries It Regulates

Please take a moment to read Captured Agency:  How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates by Norm Alster (  It is an important book which I think can be used to help wake public health officials and others to the fact that the FCC is not looking out for them.  

Then, take a moment to let others know about the book.  Post a link on Facebook, Twitter or whatever other social media you use.  Write a letter to the Editor.  (I pasted one of mine below.)  In short, help get the word out.  

Thank you,

Dear Editor, 

Captured Agency:  How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates by Norm Alster, published recently by Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, supports the contention of EMF Scientists (www.EMFscientist.orgthat the serious health risks of wireless technology are being ignored by regulators and standard setting bodies.  The book can be downloaded free at  

Captured Agency exposes that people naive enough to believe that the FCC is rigorously regulating the wireless industry to protect their health and safety have seriously misplaced their trust.  The fact that the FCC Chairman is Tom Wheeler, a man who formerly headed the wireless industry lobby group (CTIA) and was largely responsible for passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, should make everyone very concerned.  The 1996 Telecommunications Act prevents local communities from protecting public health and safety.  Try to even mention health or safety at a cell/WiFi antenna permitting hearing and you may find yourself evicted from the meeting.  This is because if the telecommunications industry has any reason to think that health or safety were considered in an unfavorable decision, they could and likely would sue the local authority.  

Captured Agency exposes the evidence that technology has not been shown to benefit education.  In fact, independent studies show it can be detrimental.  One expert (formerly in the industry) says “The value of technology has been over-hyped and over-sold.”  However, the FCC continues to promote it and wireless in schools anyway, in spite of the health risks, due to industry influence.  School board members owe it to the children they serve to read this book.

There are steps that local officials can take to protect public health.  One is to use only non-wireless technology in public buildings and public spaces, including schools and libraries.  Local officials could also educate the public about the fact that radiation from wireless technology has been classified by IARC as a Class 2B carcinogen and urge a precautionary approach: minimize use of wireless technology to emergencies.  Local officials could raise awareness that pregnant women should to minimize their exposure to radiation from wireless technology during pregnancy in order to protect their baby’s health ( 

An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound cure when it comes to radiation from wireless technology.  Rates of autism and ADD/ADHD which have been linked to exposure to radiation from wireless technology are rising - quickly.  I have seen numerous obituaries of people, some quite young, who have died after courageous battles with cancer.  Radiation from wireless technologies has been linked to brain tumors, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, testicular cancer, and others.

Don’t wait and regret it! - Start minimizing your exposure now.  See the Solutions page at to find out how.

Protecting my health and that of others by using a hardwired computer in a low RF environment.  For more information, see


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New e-Book investigates industry influence on FCC actions and regulations

Captured Agency:  How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates by Norm Alster.  
Mr. Alster is an investigative journalist who has covered the FCC going back to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The book is published by the Edmund Safra Center for Ethics of Harvard University.


Captured Agency.

That's a term that comes up time and time again with the FCC. Captured agencies are essentially controlled by the industries they are supposed to regulate. A detailed look a FCC actions - and non-actions - shows that over the years the FCC has granted the wireless industry pretty much what it has wanted. Until very recently it has also granted cable what it wants. More broadly, the FCC has again and again echoed the lobbying points of major technology interests . . .

. . . But direct lobbying by industry is just one of many worms in a rotting apple. The FCC sits at the core of a network that has allowed powerful moneyed interests with limitless access a variety of ways to shape its policies, often at the expense of fundamental public interests . . .

. . . with overwhelming application of money and influence, information and communications technologies have almost totally escaped political scrutiny, regulatory control, and legal discipline . . .

. . . Should the Internet have been allowed to develop into an ultra-efficient tool for lifting personal information that includes financial records, health histories and social security numbers? Should wireless communications be blindly promoted even as new clues keep suggesting there may be toxic effects? Should local zoning authorities and American citizens be stripped of the right to protect their own health? Should education be digitized and imposed just because technology companies want to develop a new market and lock in a younger customer base?

All these questions can perhaps be rolled up in one: do we all just play dead for the corporate lobbyists and spinners who promote the unexamined and unregulated application of their products?   

  1. The Corrupted Network
  2. Just Don't Bring Up Health
  3. Wireless Bullies and the Tobacco Analogy
  4. You Don't Need Wires To Tie People Up
  5. $270 Billion . . . and Looking for Handouts
  6. The Cable Connection
  7. What About Privacy?
  8. Dependencies Power the Network of Corruption
  9. A Modest Agenda for the FCC
  10. Stray Thoughts

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Janet Newton, President
The EMR Policy Institute, Inc.
P.O.Box 117
Marshfield  VT  05658
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