Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome to EMR Safety

News releases:  PRLog
Twitter updates: @berkeleyprc

"Some Tips to Reduce Your Exposure to Wireless Radiation" (a one page handout)
http://bit.ly/1kVHRug

Overview

"New Federal Policy Needed for Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation Safety"
Prepared for "Oakland Voices: A Town Hall on Our Right to Communicate" (Jan 9, 2014)
http://bit.ly/1cH1Yvf

"Cellphones and Health" by Joel Moskowitz (Oct/Nov, 2013)
http://www.saferemr.com/2013/09/cellphones-and-health_9.html

TelĂ©fonos Celulares y Salud por Dr. Joel Moskowitz
http://www.saferemr.com/2014/02/telefonos-celulares-y-salud.html

"Cell Phones and Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?"
By David Katz, M.D., Huffington Post (Dec 12, 2013)
Based upon my press releases.
http://huff.to/1gtpcsX

Radio Programs

"Wireless Revolution: Research/Policy Implications" 
Host: Layna Berman, Your Own Health and Fitness, KPFA - FM, Apr 22, 2014 (1:00-2:00 PM)
Guest: Joel M. Moskowitz, UC Berkeley


Available for listening or download at: http://bit.ly/QwhjbB

"Today on Your Call: What are 'best practices' for using digital devices?"
Ali Budner, KALW - FM, Mar 13, 2014  (53 minute audio)
Guests:  Joel Moskowitz, director and principal investigator with The Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
                Levi Felix, founder The Digital Detox and director of Camp Grounded
Available for listening or download at:  http://bit.ly/1dWdnJs or http://n.pr/1l41WCz

"Cell Phones and Health"
KPFA-FM, Jan 31, 2014 (1:00-1:30 PM)
Moderator: Laura Garzon Chica
Guests:  Josh Hart, Director, StopSmartMeters
                Dr. Joel Moskowitz, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 
Kevin Kunze, Director, "Mobilize: A film on cellphone radiation and health"
Available for listening or downloading at: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/99666

"What Do You Need to Know about Cellphone Radiation?"
An interview on KAHI radio news (Nov 22, 2013) (11 minutes).

Transcript: http://bit.ly/1heyOFv
Download at:       http://bit.ly/J2XAf9 

"Everything you and your 'Friends and Neighbors' need to know about cellphone radiation and how to protect yourselves"
A 2-part program aired on Calvary Radio Network in Dec, 2013 (50 minutes).

Download at:     http://bit.ly/18xbulT

Community Presentations

"Mobile Phone Radiation and Health: Recent Research and Policy Developments"
Joel Moskowitz, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (Jun 19, 2014)
Slides:     http://bit.ly/1lFp9vc

"Brain Tumor Risk from Wireless Phone Use: Recent Research and Policy Implications"
Joel Moskowitz, Commonwealth Club of California (Part II: Dec 9, 2013) 
Slides:    http://bit.ly/1k9PeRQ
Video:     http://bit.ly/1kxkpto or http://bit.ly/1hx3t5j

"Cell Phones & Brain Tumors What Does the Science Show?"
Joel Moskowitz, Commonwealth Club of California (Part I: Nov 18, 2010)
Slides:                       http://bit.ly/W5tNCN
Video (15 minutes): http://vimeo.com/17266112

"Expert Roundtable: Skeptical about Cell Phones and Health?"
Forum at Commonwealth Club of California (Dec 9, 2013)
Other presentations will be available soon. 
Agenda : http://bit.ly/1aqek9K

Mobilize, a Film about Cell Phone Radiation

Mobilize, a feature-length documentary about cell phone radiation, will be released in September, 2014. The film explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation and examines recent scientific research and the challenges politicians face trying to adopt precautionary legislation. Featuring interviews with experts, wireless industry representatives and prominent politicians, the film illuminates how industry’s economic and political influence can undermine public health. The film was directed by Kevin Kunze and co-produced by Devra Davis, Ellen Marks, and Joel Moskowitz. The trailer for the film and ordering information are available at http://bit.ly/TenYZt.

The 17th Annual California Independent Film Festival has accepted the film. Mobilize will be shown at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga, CA on Friday, September 12 at 1:00 PM and at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 PM. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A session.  Information about the Festival is available at http://bit.ly/1oERxy9.

Latest News Releases

Scientists Call on Government to Protect Public from Wireless Radiation Exposure
http://bit.ly/ScientificDeclaration

Hybrid and Electric Automobiles Should Be Re-Designed to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation Risks

Google Glass Alert: Potential health risks from wireless radiation

Dept. of Interior Attacks FCC regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife
http://www.prlog.org/12299815

Cell Phone Radiation Label Bill Passes Maine Legislature Before Dying
http://www.prlog.org/12299052


Compilation of my press releases submitted to the FCC (Nov 5, 2013)
http://bit.ly/1b9FG37

Cell Phone Use and Prenatal Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation May Cause Headaches in Children
http://www.prlog.org/12269207

The Top Cell Phone Radiation Safety Stories of 2013
http://www.prlog.org/12262295

Everything You Wanted to Know about Cell Phone Radiation: Key submissions to the Federal Communications Commission
http://www.prlog.org/12245111

Did Tom Wheeler, the Nominee for Chairman of the FCC, Subvert Research Showing Harm From Cell Phone Radiation? http://www.prlog.org/12146045

Belgium Adopts New Regulations to Promote Cell Phone Radiation Safety

French Health Agency Recommends Children and Vulnerable Groups Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Exposure
http://www.prlog.org/12226630

Brain Cancer Risk Increases with the Amount of Wireless Phone Use
http://www.prlog.org/12216483

LTE Cell Phone Radiation Affects Brain Activity in Cell Phone Users

Cell Phone Use, Acoustic Neuroma and Cancer of the Pituitary Gland
http://www.prlog.org/12135511

Most Significant Government Health Report on Mobile Phone Radiation Ever Published
http://www.prlog.org/12125230

More News Releases

Everything You Wanted to Know about Cell Phone Radiation (rev. 7/23/2014)

The FCC received more than 900 submissions regarding its cell phone radiation regulations. These documents reveal what we know about wireless radiation health effects, and why we need to strengthen regulations and provide precautionary warnings to the public.
In response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) request for input regarding its radiofrequency radiation regulations adopted in 1996, individuals and organizations submitted thousands of documents, testimonials, research papers and scientific publications that are now available to the media and to the public. 

These documents reveal what we know about wireless radiation health effects, and why we need to strengthen regulations and provide precautionary warnings to the public.

Although fifteen countries have issued precautionary health warnings about cell phone radiation and recommendations on how to reduce risks, the wireless industry in the U.S. has opposed precautionary warnings and wants to weaken our radiation standards instead of strengthen them.

In all, 955 submissions were made to the FCC between June 24, 2012 and June 30, 2014. Many submissions include multiple documents. To access these papers go to the FCC's web site for Proceeding Number 13-84: http://bit.ly/1aGxQiq.

Although there is a crude search engine on the FCC web site, one cannot use it to search the documents that were submitted. Thus, to help investigative journalists, researchers, and activists, I have created a table of contents for this valuable archive about cell phone radiation and its health effects, and cell phone testing procedures and regulatory standards.

The table organizes the submissions by into the following categories: (1) professionals, health scientists and engineers; (2) consumer, environmental and health organizations; (3) municipalities; (4) wireless industry corporations and organizations; and (5) miscellaneous other. The listings contain direct links to the documents.

Not indexed below are submissions from the many individuals who did not provide an affiliation. These individuals uploaded numerous scientific publications which enable the general public to access these papers from the FCC's web site. 


Electrosmog illness


Many individuals not indexed below submitted written testimony documenting adverse health effects from exposure to radiofrequency radiation. This condition has been called electrosensitivity or electromagnetic hypersensitivity and is recognized as a functional impairment in Sweden. Perhaps, it is more appropriately called electrosmog illness.

Boston and Philadelphia Accuse Federal Agencies of Negligence


In a November 18 filing with the FCC, the cities of Boston and Philadelphia in their joint submission accused the FCC and Federal health agencies of negligence for failing to investigate whether electrosensitive persons are harmed by cell phone radiation:
"The FCC admits its own lack of expertise in the field. But the overlap of federal agency responsibilities for RF radiation protection and the merely advisory status of the Radiofrequency Interagency Work Group often leaves leadership unclear and encourages a pass-the-buck attitude ...

The 1999-2000 judicial challenge to the FCC’s 1996 rules never reached the issue of “electrosensitivity” as a cognizable disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (“ADA”) Here again, an agency responsible for ADA implementation acknowledges that the impairment may be disabling but has promised merely further inquiry. After more than a decade, that investigation remains unopened. The dockets here have been updated with massive additional evidence of the crippling effects of RF radiation on an admitted minority – but a suffering minority – of U.S. citizens. The FCC and its sister regulatory agencies share responsibility for adherence to the ADA and should replace promises with serious attention to a serious medical problem. This is one area where the FCC could lead in advice to electrosensitive persons about prudent avoidance." http://bit.ly/1kAYSu7
The table of contents below is not comprehensive. If I missed some critical documents, please send me the direct links, and I will consider their inclusion in an updated index.



Selected FCC Submissions re: 

"Reassessment of Federal Communications Commission 
Radiofrequency 
Exposure Limits and Policies" (Proceeding Number 13-84)
Last revision: 7-23-2014


Professionals, Health Scientists and Engineers



Benevento Resolution (Belpoggi, Blackman, et al)
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941320



http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311191
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017467408


Devra Davis PhD MPH, Alvaro de Salles PhD, Susan Downs MD, Gunnar Heuser MD PhD, Anthony Miller MD. Lloyd Morgan BSEE, Yael Stein MD. Elihu Richter MD MPH
(rebuttal of the CTIA's claims)
http://bit.ly/1aGDa5w

David DeBus, PhD
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520928685

Dr. Jack Dresser

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941543

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7521098235
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7521098074

Cheryl Harter, MD
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017467987

Dr. Suleyman Kaplan
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941388

Toril Jeter, MD, FAACP

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520958097
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941432


Robert Kane, PhD
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941400

Henry C. Lai, PhD & B. Blake Levitt
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311465

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311466
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311543

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311544

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941777
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520939733

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520939734

Victor Leach / Simon Turner   

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941929

Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD

http://bit.ly/1b9FG37  (compilation of my press releases from prior 2 years)

Miriam D. Weber, MD

Grace Ziem, MD, MPH, DrPH
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017467251


Consumer, Environmental and Health Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941318


American Academy of Environmental Medicine
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941435



http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311548
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311547
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311546

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311545
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311542

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311541
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311540

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311533
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311532

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311531
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311530

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311529
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311528

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311527
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311526

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311525
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311522

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311518
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311517

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311516
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311515

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311537
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311538

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7022311510


Pharmacists Planning Service Inc (PPSI)


Municipalities

 
Clear Image
Wireless Industry Corporations and Organizations

Alarm Industry Communications Committee
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520958406

ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941424



Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941477


National Association of Broadcasters
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941561

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520958184
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941659


Miscellaneous Other


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Kevin Kunze (transcript from "Mobilize," a new documentary on cell phone radiation)
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520940431