Letters from the US Congress to the FCC asking for documentation of 5G safety

Elected officials are writing letters to the FCC and FDA asking for documentation of safety in regards to the 5G rollout and cell phone radiation. EHT has a compendium of these letters and responses hosted on this webpage.

What you can do: Share the letters  below with your elected officials. It is time for a congressional hearing that will bring the FCC and FDA in to answer questions such as-  Why is the FCC relying on the FDA despite the fact that the FDA has not even done a systematic research review and is refusing to do a quantitative risk analysis? Why isn’t the FDA asking for phones to be SAR tested at body contact? Why is the FDA rejecting the cancer findings from the NTP? Does the FDA also reject the DNA damage results and the heart damage?  At what SAR and MPE  level does the FDA consider RF radiation to be harmful? Is the FDA evaluating science on RF impacts to bees and birds? If not, then what federal health and safety agency is?  Please send EHT any letters your elected official send. 

So far, the FDA and FCC are unable to provide documentation of safety. The FCC refers to the FDA. The FDA makes blanket statements but provides no comprehensive systematic review nor report to substantiate their decision to maintain current outdated US cell phone limits.
The FDA only has authority and jurisdiction in regard to cell phones and wireless devices only. The FDA has no authority nor jurisdiction to evaluate the environmental (bees, trees, and wildlife) and human health impacts of the radiation from cell antennas.  As the EPA was defunded from setting federal safety limits of permissible exposure, there is no health and safety agency with the authority to act concerning 5G/4G cell antennas.

“I believe the American people deserve to know what the health effects are…We are flying blind here on health and safety”.

– Senator Richard Blumenthal

Interested in the above video? See Senator Richard Blumenthal’s Press Release regarding his letters to the FCC and Congress at “At Senate Commerce Hearing, Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology’s Potential Health Risks.”

Letters From Elected Officials to the FCC

“My constituents are concerned that until they can be sure that living in close proximity to cell antennas will not cause adverse health effects, we would like to see these “small cells” shut down and removed from our neighborhoods. We are also concerned with the long-term 24/7 exposure to 2G, 3G, and 4G that are currently in our neighborhoods. They are especially concerned with the more vulnerable populations such as children, fetus in the womb, and the immune compromised.”

US FCC Chairman Pai’s Response to Members of Congress Regarding the Potential Impact of 5G Deployment on RF Exposure

FCC Chairman Pai has a dedicated FCC webpage on 5G safety with all of  his letters responding to Congress.

In a 2019 US Senate hearing on 5G where Blumenthal asks industry representatives about any research on the human health impact of 5G wireless technology and was told that industry is not supporting such research. Watch Video.

Letters from Elected Officials to the FDA 

Additional References

Scientific analyses show industry funding can and does influence research on radiofrequency radiation. Please take the time to review each of these  studies and to review the documentation provided by experts. This webpage has published citations on the influence of industry and vested interests (scroll down). Please also be aware of these investigative reports on industry influence which summarize the issue:

Informative Investigative News Stories  over the Years

Investigate Europe’s Two Part Investigation on 5G: 5G The Mass Experiment (Part 1) and  How Much is  Safe? Finances Effect Research (Part 2) This must read  report in 2019 covers the 5G rollout and the history of industry influenced research on EMFS.

“At least three studies over the years have documented that there is often a link between conclusions of studies and the source of the money that paid for the research. Science funded by industry is less likely to find health risks than studies paid for by institutions or authorities….Studies which are solely financed by industry are likely to be biased” – Investigate Europe, 2019

Investigate Europe alleges the existence of an “ICNIRP cartel.” The journalists identified a group of fourteen scientists who either helped create, or defend, the EMF exposure guidelines disseminated by ICNIRP, a non- governmental organization (NGO) based in Germany. ICNIRP’s self-selected members argue that the thousands of peer-reviewed studies that have found harmful biologic or health effects from chronic exposure to non-thermal levels of EMF are insufficient to warrant stronger safety guidelines.  “The ICNIRP Cartel: Who’s Who in the EMF Research World,” an interactive graphic developed by Investigate Europe (German ICNIRP Cartel). Dr. Moskowitz PDF of ICNIRP Cartel

Is the industry aware of the health effects?  Yes. For example, the  2000 Ecolog report commissioned by T-Mobile and Deutsche Telecom MobilNet GmbH describes the the science showing biological effects from cell phone radiation including gene toxicity, cellular processes, effects on the immune system, central nervous system, hormone systems and connections with cancer and infertility. The report states that:

“Given the results of the present epidemiological studies, it can be concluded that electromagnetic fields with frequencies in the mobile telecommunications range do play a role in the development of cancer.” “Impairment of cognitive functions was found in animal experiments at power flux densities of 2W/m2. In humans, there are indications that brain functions are influenced by fields such as they occur when using a mobile telephone.” “An epidemiological study of children who had been exposed to pulsed high frequency fields, found a decrease in the capability to concentrate and an increase in reaction times.” “Effects of high frequency electromagnetic fields on the central nervous system are proven for intensities well below the current guidelines.



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