Thank You, Environmental Health Trust and Children’s Health Defence!

The U.S. Government Accountability Office in 2013 asked the Federal Communications Commission to reassess their public radiation exposure limits given science was showing potential harm.

The FCC opened Docket 13-84 into which thousands of pages of testimony were submitted by expert scientists, doctors, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, citizens and other organizations documenting great biological harm to both people and planet.

In late 2019 the FCC closed the docket and said their public radiation exposure limits didn’t need to be changed.

In 2020 EHT and CHD sued the FCC for “failing to respond to significant comments” and neglecting the science.

Oral arguments were held in January 2021 before three federal judges in the United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and it did not look good for the FCC.

The judges’ ruling came out today, telling the FCC they must:

  1. Provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to retain its testing procedures for determining whether cell phones and other portable electronic devices comply with its guidelines.
  2. Address the impacts of RF radiation on children, the health implications of long-term exposure to RF radiation, the ubiquity of wireless devices, and other technological developments that have occurred since the Commission last updated its guidelines.
  3. Address the impacts of RF radiation on the environment.

See the judges ruling here.

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