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08 September 2016

"Whatever Happened to Our Elected Officials Protecting the Public?"

Government Study Exposes Poor International RF Regulations
by Nancy Baer, Sedona Times,
17 August 2016

The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor:

To Whom it May Concern; Sedona City Council, Sedona City Attorney and Manager:

You are receiving this information because you need to be aware that it has been recently proven by the Federal government that animals exposed to wireless frequencies do develop Cancer, etc. Being as all of your residents are also animals, you need to adjust your policy making practices instead of continuing to expose us to smart meters and cell towers. That you are, apparently going ahead without any regard for the health consequences you are exposing us to is unconscionable. Asking residents to pick the kind of cell tower(s) they like verges on insanity and is entirely offensive to this resident.



“On May 27th, 2016, the U.S. National Toxicology Program, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, released a report with partial results of their large study on the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation (RFR, also known as microwave radiation) in male and female rats and mice.

The world’s largest, most well-designed study of its type, at a cost of $25 million, found increased occurrence of rare brain tumors called gliomas in male rats and increases in nerve tumors called Schwannoma of the heart, thymus and mediastinum in both male and female rats exposed to RFR.The released results are “partial” because more rat results and all of the mouse study results will be forthcoming, by 2017.

Why is this study considered a “landmark” study?

These results are very significant for three reasons:

1.  In case-controlled studies, humans develop the same types of tumors from cell phone exposures.

Epidemiological studies in humans show increased risks for gliomas and schwannomas after long-term use of cell phones – these are the same types of tumors that were found in the exposed rats.

2. The results show adverse biological effects at non-thermal levels meaning that current international regulations (based on avoiding heating) do not adequately protect public health.

The NTP study was designed to test if the basis for government safety standards is accurate. Current safety standards are based on the premise that only RFR levels that cause heating are harmful. The study was carefully designed to ensure that the body temperature of the exposed rats did not increase significantly. Yet an effect was shown at non-thermal levels. The NTP study provides well-documented, scientific evidence that current international regulations are based on a faulty assumption.

3. The results add significant weight to the scientific evidence that radio frequency radiation is carcinogenic.

In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC/WHO) classified radio frequency radiation as a Class 2B “possible carcinogen.” One of the reasons for the classification “possible” was because human epidemiological studies showed increased brain tumors after long term exposures, however, more evidence was needed from animal studies showing carcinogenicity and a mechanism of action.The recent NTP results provide new, well-designed research evidence in animal models that links RFR to cancer. As the NTP stated, “These findings appear to support the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conclusions regarding the possible carcinogenic potential of RFR.”

Whatever happened to our elected officials protecting the public and keeping it safe?

Nancy Baer
Sedona, AZ 86336

Sent from my hardwired computer with all wireless functions turned OFF


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