MAJOR U.S. GOVERNMENT STUDY FINDS CELL PHONE RADIATION CAUSES CANCER, Spin vs Facts
- Request Congress to amend Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 so that the health and environmental effects of cell towers and other commercial wireless facilities can again be a legal, legitimate component of all deliberations involving antenna placement, construction, and modification. This would allow communities to remove antennas.
- Request Congress to shift authority for setting and enforcing RF safety limits (for both wireless technology and "dirty" electricity) from the FCC back to the EPA and to provide funding to perform these duties. (FCC is too conflicted by their duty to promote technology to have these key responsibilities.)
- Request Congress to immediately require Government buildings and places of public accommodation, particularly hospitals and schools to use wired connections exclusively and turn off all the transmitters on their equipment.
- Request Congress to immediately require removal of antennas from building roofs since this leads to very high exposure levels for building occupants.
- Congress should instruct the FCC to halt it's 13-39 Rules process that will relax the existing (and grossly outdated) public safety limits. The FCC should not make the existing cell phone radiation standards less restrictive… they should not complete this process until after the full NTP series of results are published, at a minimum.
Press release: June 1, 2016
Last night the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institutes of Health issued the first in a series of reports that contains partial findings from their long-awaited, $25 million study of the cancer risk from cell phone radiation. This report summarizes the study of long-term exposure to cell phone radiation on rats. The report on mice will be issued at a later date.