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19 August 2016

The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers

This 11-page document summarizes the health argument against cellular technology, including the National Toxicology Program study, the International EMF Scientist Appeal, and the 2012 BioIntiative report.  It goes into the reasons why the U.S. Government is not protecting the population against radiofrequency radiation and cites U.S. government agencies and medical organizations that dispute the validity of the FCC's exposure guidelines.  The document concludes by explaining what we can do to protect ourselves and our families from exposure.

The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers
by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D 1., 11 August 2016

The biomedical evidence showing that the radiofrequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers is harmful to health continues to grow. This document summarizes the health argument against cellular technology, whatever the benefits of that technology may be. You may wish to inform yourself about these arguments for any of several reasons:

  • You use a cell phone.
  • You encourage, or do not discourage, the use of cell phones by family members.
  • You live in, or are contemplating moving into, a community close to a cell tower.
  • Your school or college is considering permitting the installation of a cell tower on its property.
  • Your community is considering permitting the installation of cellular repeaters, small-cell towers, or even full cell towers within its jurisdiction.

Below, I introduce myself, provide evidence of the harmfulness of cellular radiation, and show that government is not protecting us from harm and is unlikely to do so in the near future. That means that we must protect ourselves and our families at the individual and the community levels while working toward protective action by governments at the local, state, and Federal levels.

Who am I?

I am a retired U.S. Government career scientist (Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1975). During my Government career, I worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For those organizations, respectively, I addressed Federal research and development program evaluation, energy policy research, and measurement development ins upport of the electronics and electrical-equipment industries and the biomedical research community. I currently interact with other scientists and with physicians around the world on the impact of electromagnetic fields on human health.

Evidence of harm

I present below key evidence, and associated references, that the exposure of humans to radiofrequency radiation, and specifically cellular radiation, is harmful.

In 2016 the National Toxicology Program, at the National Institutes of Health, linked cellular radiation to brain and heart tumors.

The National Toxicology Program (NTP), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
just published the “Partial Findings” of a $25 million multi-year study of the impact of cellular radiation on health. The U.S. Food andDrug Administration “nominated” this NTP study. The NTP indicated that this is the largest and most complex study ever conducted by the NTP.

1 Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D., USA, email ronpowell@verizon.net, 

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