Are you concerned about radiofrequency (microwave) radiation emissions from smart meters, cellphones, WiFi, cellphone antennas, baby monitors etc or you are having health problems as a result of the FCC’s outdated physics-based radiofrequency radiation limits ? This is your chance to make your voice heard!
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Support biologically-based radiofrequency radiation safety limits or the FCC could elect to raise its existing outdated physics-based safety limits. Please submit a reply in the reply round at the FCC by March 6, 2013.
Even if you commented during the comment period, please read on. If there are points that you wish you had included, you can file a reply as well.
For the first time since the passage of the 1996 Telecom Act, the FCC is specifically requesting/allowing comment on its radiofrequency radiation limits.
This is a second opportunity for your voice to be heard on the question of the inadequacy of the outdated thermally-based FCC radiofrequency radiation exposure limits. Submitting your document in an official FCC proceeding is the only way to get information to the FCC that it is legally required to consider.
See “A Primer on the FCC guidelines for the smart meter age” for background information on the FCC radiofrequency radiation limits.
Background: The FCC does not have the expertise to set safety limits so they have to adopt them from somewhere. Thus far, they have felt that they have only two options – the IEEE and the ICNIRP . At the EPA’s urging, they chose the more lower ones and adopted the IEEE exposure guidelines which are outdated and inadequate.
The Industry would like them to re-consider and adopt the more lenient ICNIRP guidelines.
In other words, the radiofrequency radiation limits could be RAISED if the FCC does not receive enough compelling comments asking that they be lowered.
The opportunity to comment on the FCC radiofrequency radiation limits was provided in footnote 95 (click here to read text), buried in a docket on spectrum allocation, probably in the hope that there would be a minimal response, which would allow the FCC to ignore the issue for many more years.
Important Points: Below are some points that you might want to include in your reply comment, then personalize/support them with a brief account of your own experience and your favorite references (which you can also upload for the FCC to read).
- IARC of the World Health Organization classified radiofrequency radiation as a class 2B possible carcinogen in May 2011.
- 2012 BioInitiative Report classifies radiofrequency radiation as a carcinogen. (Here is a sample wording to use to include the 2012 BioInitiative Report your comment without uploading the whole thing: The 2012 BioInitiative Report is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
- “Public safety standards are 1,000 – 10,000 or more times higher than levels now commonly reported in mobile phone base station studies to cause bioeffects.”(Found here in the report – You can find other great quotes relevant to your situation to include by visiting their conclusions section.)
- The Fenton Reaction, which is partially responsible for the carcinogenic nature of exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation, also occurs with exposure to radiofrequency radiation. See 2012 BioInitiative Report.
- The FCC has a duty to the public to protect the public health and safety from harm from radiofrequency radiation.
- US citizens and tax payers deserve radiofrequency radiation safety limits based on biology, not physics. In order for the FCC to fulfill its Congressional mandate to protect the public health and safety from harm from radiofrequency radiation it must update its RF safety regulations.
- FCC does not possess the expertise to set biologically-based radiofrequency radiation safety limits. EPA does. Therefore, the FCC should advocate that Congress direct the EPA to establish biologically-based radiofrequency radiation safety limits and provide the budget and resources to carry out that task. 2012 HR6358 was an excellent example of legislation to authorize the EPA to establish biologically-based radiofrequency radiation safety limits
- Compliance with FCC radiofrequency radiation limits is often cited as an excuse to ignore evidence of harm by transmitting utility meters…etc and force harmful exposure on people against their will. Be sure to support with documentation from your experience.
- A moratorium should be placed on sales of new spectrum, transmitting utility meter installation, and installation of additional base stations for wireless service while biologically-based safety limits are being developed.
These proceedings allow the public to inform the FCC why it must update its RF safety guidelines in order to comply with its proposal “to amend its rules to ‘ensure that the public is appropriately protected from any potential adverse effects from RF exposure.’” For example, FCC’s current RF safety guidelines do not take into account published research on the bioloigcal effects brought on by the ability of RF signals to communicate with living tissue.