Environmental Health Trust, 16 August 2021
(View the August 16, 2021 Environmental Health Trust Press Conference)
EHT WINS COURT CHALLENGE!
IN HISTORIC DECISION, FEDERAL COURT ORDERS FCC TO EXPLAIN WHY IT IGNORED SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SHOWING HARM FROM WIRELESS RADIATION
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit judges in favor of environmental health groups and petitioners; finds FCC violated the Administrative Procedure Act and failed to respond to comments on environmental harm.
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ruled in the historic case EHT et al. v. the FCC that the December 2019 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to retain its 1996 safety limits for human exposure to wireless radiation was “arbitrary and capricious.”
The court held that the FCC failed to respond to “record evidence that exposure to RF radiation at levels below the Commission’s current limits may cause negative health effects unrelated to cancer.”
Further, the agency demonstrated “a complete failure to respond to comments concerning environmental harm caused by RF radiation.” The court found the FCC ignored numerous organizations, scientists and medical doctors who called on them to update limits and the court found the FCC failed to address these issues:
- impacts of long term wireless exposure
- impacts to children,
- the testimony of people injured by wireless radiation,
- impacts to wildlife and the environment
- impacts to the developing brain and reproduction.
On August 16, 2021 Environmental Health Trust held a Press Conference with:
- Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, EHT President
- Dr. Hugh Taylor, MD, Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital; president of American Society of Reproductive Medicine
- Edward B. Myers, EHT attorney
- Theodora Scarato, MSW, EHT Executive Director
- Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology and former President of Microsoft Canada
- Paul Ben Ishai, PhD, Professor Physics at Ariel University
- Cindy Franklin, founder of Consumers for Safe Cell Phones
- Elizabeth Barris, director of the Peoples Initiative Foundation