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25 October 2020

Children's Health Defense Press Conference: Response Brief Filed in Landmark Case Against FCC

Press Conference: Response Brief Filed in Landmark Case Against FCC
By Children's Health Defense Team, 22 October 2020 

(Press Conference available for viewing in CHD  article)

Children’s Health Defense filed its response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The case against the FCC is challenging the agency’s refusal to review its 25-year-old obsolete wireless “health guidelines” and to adopt scientific, biologically-based radio frequency emissions rules that adequately protect public health.



Clinical Practice Guidelines for EHS: Proceedings from a Symposium on Impacts of Wireless Technology on Health (Proceedings from a May 31st, 2019 Symposium)

Clinical Practice Guidelines for EHS: Proceedings from a Symposium on Impacts of Wireless Technology on Health (Proceedings from a May 31st, 2019 Symposium) - open access

The document is the published proceedings from a symposium for medical doctors on the subject of wireless technology and EHS held at the Environmental Health Clinic at Women's College Hospital (Toronto) in 2019.

The publication is entitled 'Clinical Practice Guidelines for EHS - Proceedings from a Symposium on the Impacts of Wireless Technology on Health': Under categories of 'Science,' 'Clinical,' and 'Policy & Advocacy', the 137-page publication includes papers from:

* Riina Bray MD;
* Anthony Miller, PhD;
* Magda Havas, PhD;
* Meg Sears, PhD;
* Jennifer Armstrong, MD;
* Barbara Payne;
* David Fancy, PhD;
* Shelley Wright
* Frank Clegg;
* Robert Steller;
* Melissa Chalmers.

Open access report (137 page PDF): http://bit.ly/EHSsymposium


23 October 2020

United States: FCC Still Ignores Wireless Harms, 5G Critics Tell DC Circ.

FCC Still Ignores Wireless Harms, 5G Critics Tell DC Circ.
By Kelcee Griffis,Law360, 21 October 2020

Law360 (October 21, 2020, 4:15 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission backfilled its reasoning for last year's decision not to toughen its wireless exposure limits, two groups have told the D.C. Circuit, saying the agency based its decision on the "unsubstantiated" opinions of some health and safety organizations.

Children's Health Defense and the Environmental Health Trust, which have filed a lawsuit to force the FCC to revisit the decision, wrote Monday that the FCC employed "post-hoc rationalization and wrongly cites to extra-record documents, some of which did not even exist at the time of the order."

In the order at issue, the FCC revisited its radiofrequency exposure limits and found that the current regulations are among the strictest worldwide, making them still effective in protecting people from harmful wireless transmissions as the telecom industry switches to 5G service.

Phonegate Denmark : First Withdrawal of a Smartphone (Razer Phone 2) and Intervention of the Health Authorities

Phonegate Denmark : first withdrawal of a smartphone (Razer Phone 2) and intervention of the health authorities
Equipe Phonegate 23 Oct 2020

We are pleased to share with you this important news at the European level. The Danish health authorities have officially considered that users should be informed of the risk to human health and safety posed by the radiation from their cell phones exceeding the regulatory exposure values.

“Excerpt from the position of the Danish Health Authority

Razer Phone 2


“The Danish Health and Medicines Authority has become aware that the use of a specific mobile phone, which from November 2018 has been marketed in Denmark, especially in the gaming environment, can lead to exceeding the limit value. These are mobile phones of the type Razer Phone 2. We therefore encourage users of the phone not to use the mobile phone in question. We also refer to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority’s current recommendations for the use of mobile phones.”
https://www.sst.dk/da/Viden/Straaling/Straaling-i-hverdagen/Mobiltelefoni-og-traadloes-teknologi/Mobiltelefoner

22 October 2020

United States: Press Conference Scheduled on Unprecedented Challenge to FCC in Landmark Case on 5G, Wireless, and Cell Phone Tower Microwave Radiation

EHT will hold an historic press conference on Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET [19h. CET] 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

PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED ON UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE TO FCC IN LANDMARK CASE ON 5G, WIRELESS, AND CELL PHONE TOWER MICROWAVE RADIATION
Environmental Health Trust, Oct 21, 2020

OUR UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE TO FCC IN LANDMARK CASE ON 5G, WIRELESS, AND CELL PHONE TOWER MICROWAVE RADIATION

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.

21 October 2020

United States: Response Brief Filed in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Health Impacts

Includes link to Petitioners' joint reply brief to FCC (Environmental Health Trust and Children's Health Defense)

Response Brief Filed in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Health Impacts

Children's Health Defense, 20 October 2020

PRESS CONFERENCE: Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
REGISTER NOW


WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2020—Children’s Health Defense (CHD), the children’s health advocacy group headed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., filed its response to the Federal Communications Commission’s brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.



CHD’s case against the FCC is challenging the agency’s refusal to review its 25-year-old obsolete wireless “health guidelines” and to adopt scientific, biologically-based radio frequency emissions rules that adequately protect public health. CHD is represented by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Scott W. McCollough. The brief was filed jointly with Environmental Health Trust.

The response brief is a response to the FCC brief that was filed on September 22nd. CHD’s principal brief was filed on August 14, 2020.

Continue reading:
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/press-release/response-brief-filed-in-landmark-case-against-fcc-on-5g-and-wireless-health-impacts/

18 October 2020

Switzerland: Open letter to the Swiss Federal Council on increase in limit values

Open letter to the Swiss Federal Council on increase in limit values addressed by the association "Protection against Radiation" and other organizations
https://schutz-vor-strahlung.ch/, 30 September 2020 - translation


Mrs. Simonetta Sommaruga
President of the Swiss Confederation
Bern

Federal Councilors 

30 September 2020

Thank you for your reply to our letter of 15 July 2020. We are very pleased that the Federal Council has decided not to relax the limits, and that the great skepticism in many parts of the population is taken seriously. This shows us that the protection of the people in our country is an important concern.

But we are all the more surprised that the Federal Council - according to Sonntagsblick of 13 and 20 September 2020 - wants to introduce a "facilitation factor" for adaptive antennas, which is highly  controversial. Because in reality, such a "facilitation factor" is a massive increase in the limit values.

With this factor, the operators get permission to transmit with much more power than they are allowed via the approved building permit. With conventional antennas, radiation exposure should still never exceed the limits, but in the vicinity of adaptive antennas, exceeding the limits can be expected with certainty.

14 October 2020

California: Police Violence Breaks Out in Struggle over 4G/5G Poles in Berkeley

Police Violence Breaks Out in Struggle over 4G/5G Poles in Berkeley
by Gar Smith, Public Comment, The Berkeley Daily Planet, 10 October 2020

A long, quiet struggle over the introduction of a new era of "4G/5G" microwave transmitters in Berkeley neighborhoods erupted into violence between midnight and dawn on October 5. Once again, the issue involved a struggle between local autonomy and corporate hegemony.

As the Natural Resources Defense Fund notes, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has sided with the Telecom giants (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc) and "eliminated environmental and historical review for siting certain cell towers and other wireless facilities." Under FCC law, states, towns, and individuals are specifically prohibited from citing health or environmental concerns when objecting to the planned "roll-out" of hundreds of thousands of wireless antennas that need to be placed every 500 feet in business districts and neighborhoods.

France : In the Midst of Phonegate: the “Smoke and Mirrors” Announcements of Cédric O

In the midst of Phonegate: the “smoke and mirrors” announcements of Cédric O
Equipe Phonegate, 14 octobre 2020

Should cell phone users and people living near base stations be reassured by the announcements made by the Secretary of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, concerning among others, digital technology and 5G? Our answer is clearly NO!

Indeed, we see it as a mere communication campaign to try to reassure our fellow citizens, who are more and more numerous, to no longer trust the sincerity of the public authorities regarding the health risks linked to mobile phone radiation.

As a reminder, in October 2019, following the release of the report by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupation Health & Safety), “Mobile phones worn close to the body and health”, the Government had announced a number of measures in a press release. None of the most important ones has been followed up!

12 October 2020

Switzerland: Flood of Initiatives: 5G Opponents Interfere with One Another

Switzerland: FLOOD OF INITIATIVES: 5G opponents interfere with one another
by Gian Signorell, Beobachter, no. 21, 9 October 2020 - translation

5G opponents cannot agree on a common approach. Experts warn that they are wasting their energies in this way.

Demonstration against 5G in Geneva in
January 2020
Image: Martial Trezzini / Keystone
"The time is ripe, now we have to get started," says Peter Schlegel, board member of the environmental organization Frequencia. He speaks of collecting signatures for the Safer-Phone mobile communications initiative. The referendum aims to better protect the population from electrosmog and, in particular, from cell phone radiation.

The central element of the initiative is a new supply concept: interiors are to be accessed via cables. The providers are obliged to expand the fiber optic network into all buildings. This means that cell phone waves no longer have to penetrate thick walls. The antenna power could therefore be reduced and the radiation exposure lowered.