October 27, 2023 To theMassachusetts Joint Committee on Education Re:
27 October 2023
On August 13, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in our lawsuit against the FCC that the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to update it’s 1996 safety limits for human exposure to wireless radiation (which includes cell tower and Wi-Fi emissions) was “arbitrary and capricious.” One of the most important aspects of the court. [...] In addition, PTAs and teacher unions are now responding to the strong recommendations by medical organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, by educating and supporting policy and resolutions on minimizing cell tower, cell phone and wireless radiation in classrooms. [...] The EPA should develop safety limits based on a systematic review of the full body of scientific research including cancer and impacts to the brain and reproduction. [...] doi: 10.1136/jech-2019-213595 and 2020 Consensus Statement of UK and International Medical and Scientific Experts and 5G Appeal to the European Union and The Cyprus Medical Association, the Vienna Austrian Medical Chamber and the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health released the 2017 Nicosia Declaration. [...] Despite a considerable weight of evidence indicating serious biological and environmental impacts of nonthermal levels of RFR, the FCC and the ICNIRP risk assess- ments of non-ionizing radiation from phones and other devices have remained unchanged for decades.