WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2020—Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a leading scientific think tank, has submitted a landmark brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia opposing the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 24-year-old wireless exposure limits to cell phones, towers, antennas, and other microwave-transmitting devices.

EHT will hold an historic press conference on Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET to present new, never-released information on industry influence in U.S. agencies. EHT will present details of its latest response brief confirming the deceptive tactics of the FCC. Registration Link

EHT attorney Edward B. Myers filed the response brief to the FCC jointly with Children’s Health Defense. The brief documents how the FCC willfuly disregarded  thousands of published research papers and submissions to the federal record and instead invoked unauthorized, outdated, industry-tied materials to justify extending current wireless exposure limits. The FCC also ignored U.S. government studies and misrepresented the position of numerous government agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Cancer Institute.  

“During the pandemic, when our children are becoming increasingly dependent on wireless devices, they should be protected from harm. They are not. Our historic lawsuit against the FCC  shows they relied on outdated science to maintain insufficient “safety” standards for this ever-more prevalent technology,” stated Devra Davis, President of Environmental Health Trust. 

“Years from now our grandchildren will ask, ‘Did our grandparents do the right thing and act to protect us or did they harm us needlessly, foolishly, and permanently because they were blinded by the addictive delights of their technological age?’ I want to tell them that our lawsuit brought them one step closer to safer technology,” Davis said.  

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“The FCC ignored repeated calls for more protective regulations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and numerous other experts,” said Theodora Scarato, Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust. “The hard reality is that no federal health agency has ever reviewed all of the recent research on this issue. To move forward with 5G is reckless.”   

The FCC based its outdated limits on the assumption that heating is the only harm to be avoided from wireless microwave radiation.The EHT brief makes clear that numerous harmful biological effects — from cancer to brain damage to reproductive damage to oxidative stress — occur at levels far lower than the FCC’s heat-based RF limits. 

The response brief concludes, “Obstinacy and willful blindness are not reasoned decision-making. Ignoring facts does not change them. Talismanic repetition does not transmute a false assumption into reality. The ‘picture,’ ‘consensus,’ ‘majority opinion,’ and ‘weight of the evidence’ have all changed since 1997. Current regulations are built on an incomplete assessment of the risks posed by RF/EMF. The evidence is compelling.”

Environmental Health Trust Press Conference 

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Subject: The FCC Misrepresents Scientific Facts and Mischaracterizes Position of Federal Agencies: EHT to Release New Information. 

Date: Wednesday October 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_thsagg_sQhatJAt0HtNQkg 

Links to the latest EHT et al. Reply Brief 

The joint brief is a response to the September 22, 2020 FCC reply to the petitioner’s evidentiary opening brief filed on August 14, 2020

Four Amicus Briefs were filed in support of the legal appeal.

About Environmental Health Trust

EHT is a virtual scientific think tank conducting cutting-edge research on environmental health risks with some of the world’s top researchers, and developing pilot public educational programs in Jackson, Wyoming. EHT educates individuals, health professionals, and communities about policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Currently, EHT is addressing health effects of emissions caused by use of cell phones and other wireless devices and networks and recommends reducing exposure to reduce risk. The Environmental Health Trust maintains a regularly updated database of worldwide precautionary policies on cell phone radiation as more than a dozen countries officially recommend reducing wireless exposure to children and have policies in place to reduce public exposure.

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https://ehtrust.org/press-conference-scheduled-on-unprecendented-challenge-to-fcc/ Source: Environmental Health Trust