Portland, Oregon – Lance Douglas McKee, passed away peacefully at home with family on August 15, 2020 from a chronic illness. Lance devoted countless hours through his work with the Worcester Info Team for Health to advance awareness and precaution relative to wireless devices and infrastructure. His generous dedication supported strong efforts for safe technology statewide in Massachusetts and locally in Worcester schools.

He leaves his wife, Kathy Moran McKee; daughter Caitlin McKee, her husband Brandon, and son Eli; daughter Emily, her husband Futoshi, and son Makoto; four caring siblings, Bill McKee, Martha Fleming, Tom McKee, and Rob McKee who continue to have an equally vibrant impact on this world; extended family, beloved friends, and diverse communities. While there is inevitable sorrow when a life ends, Lance’s creative spirit, dedication to future generations, and his calm and warm soul remain very much alive in all who knew and loved him.

Please read more about Lance at the Memorial site for Lance McKee 

Watch Lance McKee testify to Worcester Massachusetts School Committee below.

In 2017, the Worcester Info Team for Health (WITH) organized to support Worcester decision makers and others in learning about and mitigating the public health risks posed by the rapid roll-out of wireless devices and infrastructure, emphasizing the Precautionary Principle and seeking collaboration on creative solutions.

(Worcester Massachusetts) The Worcester School Committee (WSC) on May 4, 2017 voted to authorize a “Precautionary Options on Radiofrequency Exposure” document regarding reducing exposure to radiation from wireless device use to be posted on the School System’s website and to be prominently posted in all public schools within the  Worcester Massachusetts school system.

The “Precautionary Options” document was developed by the Worcester School administration in response to a request from the WSC Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Teaching Supports (TLSS) to address the possible health risks of radiofrequency radiation exposure from wireless devices in the classroom. The document states, that although regulating agencies such as the EPA and the FCC have not established a link between mobile devices and cancer, “…they do offer some suggestions for those that are concerned about Radio Frequency (RF) exposure.”

The document  lists EPA and FDA guidance on how to to reduce exposure to radiofrequency radiation which includes; “Use a speakerphone, earpiece or headset; Increase the distance between wireless devices and your body.  Consider texting rather than talking; Consider not placing the device directly on your lap. Instead consider placing it on a hard surface such as a desk or book”.

The Worcester School Committee “Precautionary Options on Radiofrequency Exposure” can be found at

  • “In this article, the author draws on his experience in the world of geospatial information technology standards to suggest a path toward acceleration of bioelectromagnetics science. Many studies show biological effects of extremely low frequency (ELF) and radiofrequency (RF) radiation despite that fact that the radiation is too weak to cause temperature changes in biological features. Considered together in worst case scenarios, such effects, many of which appear to have long latencies, could have potentially disastrous consequences for the health and safety of humans and wildlife. Other studies show no such effects, and in both cases, often there are significant research quality deficits that make it difficult to draw firm conclusions from the data. The progress of bioelectromagnetics science is retarded by a lack of standard data models and experimental protocols that could improve the overall quality of research and make it easier for researchers to benefit from omics-related bioinformatics resources. “Certainty of safety” of wireless devices used in digital communications and remote sensing (radar) is impossible without dosimetry standards that reflect the effects of non-thermal exposures. Electrical signaling in biological systems, a poorly funded research domain, is as biologically important as chemical signaling, a richly funded research domain, and these two types of signaling are inextricably connected. Entreprenuerial scientists pursuing bioelectronic innovations have begun to attract new funding. With appropriate institutional coordination, this new funding could equally benefit those investigating environmental effects of ELF and RF radiation. The author proposes a concerted effort among both bioelectronics technology stakeholders and environmental bioelectromagnetics science researchers to collaborate in developing institutional arrangements and standard data models that would give the science a stronger bioinformatics platform and give researchers better access to omics data. What is proposed here is essentially a bioelectromagnetics omics initiative.”

Testimony (YouTube) before the MA State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health, YouTube video December 11, 2017

Article: Connected Controversies: The NTP cell phone study and wireless electric meters Worcester Magazine June 23, 2016

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