Resources for Policy Makers

Welcome Elected Officials, Administrators and Policy Makers

Decision makers who give the issue of wireless its due diligence need access to the best available science and current policy developments. Below you will find Q & A plus documents and resources you need in order to be fully informed. Fully informed, you can protect public health while also meeting the community need for technology access.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the stance of the federal government? (United States)
What is the problem with these federal guidelines?
What is a safe level of Wireless Radiation?
What government reports have been issued?
Do all countries deal with this issue in the same way?
What role can policy makers play in the Wireless Radiation health issue?
How can Congress provide better oversight to the FCC on current guidelines?
Have federal agencies ever raised concerns about the US thermally based standards?


The Cell Phone Fine Print Ordinance Briefing

The Fine Print Instructions Factsheet

International Policy Actions on Wireless Exposures

United States Policy Briefing

Schools and Safe Technology Briefing

Alster, Norm. Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates. Cambridge, MA:  Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.  2015.

Comments Submitted to the FCC on Proposed RF-Radiation Standards and Testing by the Environmental Health Trust


An Example of A School’s Safe Technology Policy: The Upper Sturt School

The Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) Low EMF Best Practices


2015 Letter to Arne Duncan on Safe Technology in School

2015 Letter to Massachusetts Lawmakers Concerning Bills on Electromagnetic Radiation

2013 Letter to San Francisco Supervisors “Strengthened Scientific Circumstances further increase necessity for the City’s Right-To-Know Ordinance and Justify a Major Public Health Education Campaign on Cell Phone Safety”


2013 An Expert Panel on Cell Phone Radiation:The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco


LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Read Dr. Davis’s article in San Francisco Medicine: “Flying Blind: The Public Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation”

The Scientist Magazine: Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk? Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones By Scientist and Researcher Allan H. Frey

Consumer Reports November Issue: Does Cell-Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?

Letters From US Agencies that Document Serious Concerns on Outdated RF Exposure Limits

2014: US Department of the Interior Letter (2014) on FCC Guidelines

2003 Interagency Radio Frequency Workgroup 2003 Letter from EPA Norbert Hankin on Additional Concerns about RF Exposure Guidelines

1999: Radio  Frequency Interagency  Workgroup Concerns About RF Exposure Gregory Lotz NIOSH Letter

1995 EPA Letter to the FCC on Development of Guidelines by the EPA.

Read a slide presentation by the EPA in 1995 Briefing the FCC   on the Development of RF Exposure Guidelines.

1993: EPA: Summary and Results of the April 26-27 1993 Radiofrequency Radiation Conference Vol.2 Papers

1992: EPA: EMF in Your Environment: Magnetic Field Measurements of Everyday Electrical Devices

1991: EPA:” Electric and Magnetic Fields: An EPA Perspective on Research Needs and Priorities for Improving Health Risk Assessment

1984: US Science Advisory Board Letter that recommends that the EPA develop radiation protection guidance to protect the public (Note: they were never issued.)

1983: EPA: Biological Effects Of RadioFrequency Radiation

1981: EPA: Index of Publications on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (0-100 GHz)