Letters and Testimony on Health Effects of Cell Phones and Wireless Radiation

Letters and Testimony on Health Effects of Cell Phones and Wireless Radiation
Environmental Health Trust

Health Effects of Cell Phones and Wireless Radiation

This page contains a running list of official testimony and correspondence to legislators and governments on cell phones and wireless health risks by Environmental Health Trust Scientists and Dr. Devra Davis.

Note: If you want to see letters by medical doctors on the issue of wireless in school please click here. If you want to see statements by medical doctors internationally on wireless and health please click here.

Letter from Devra Davis on SB 649 to Streamline Small Cells 

July 28, 2017 

Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Chair of the Local Government Committee, regarding California Senate Bill SB 649: Small Cell Wireless Facilities, which would preempt local authority when it comes to small cell placement in communities.

Recommendations to Maryland State Advisory Council on Public Health Recommendations Regarding Children, Wi-Fi in School and Cell Phones.

November 10, 2016

16 Scientific experts wrote to the MD State Advisory Council in strong support of the Maryland Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council’s draft recommendations to reduce children’s exposure to radiofrequency radiation. They offered recommendations to include in the Council’s final report for schools and public agencies.

Letter from Ron Melnick to British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Addressing The Officers Concerns About The National Toxicology Program Study

October 27, 2016

This letter is a scientific response to the supposed limitations in the NTP carcinogenicity study of cell phone radiofrequency radiation (RFR).

Letter from Dr. Devra Davis and Dr. Ron Melnick to the Chair of the Maryland Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council

October 27, 2016

This letter clarified the importance of the recent findings of the National Toxicology Program Study of Radiofrequency Radiation detailed in the Report of Partial findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in regards to the upcoming recommendations of the Council to reduce children’s exposure to radiofrequency radiation.

Letter from Environmental Health Trust Commenting on Maryland State Advisory Council Report on School Wifi Health Risks

September 19, 2016

The document contains comments to the Council’s Draft WiFi Report to be discussed by the Council in Fall 2016.

Letter to the FCC from Swankin & Turner on behalf of the Environmental Health Trust and the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy on Cell Phone Radiation Testing Procedures That Allow Violations of the FCC RF Exposure Limits.

September 9, 2016

The National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy  and the Environmental Health Trust and warn that the majority of cell phones on market may exceed FCC’s stated RF safety limit of 1.6 W/kg and ask the FCC twelve important questions that have gone unanswered.

Letter to the FCC from Swankin & Turner and Press Release

Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman

July 29, 2016

Dr. Davis urges the health minister in this letter to examine recent scientific evidence showing increased cancer risk due to radiofrequency radiation exposure, as well as a large number of studies showing adverse biological effects from RFR at levels far below international guidelines. She urges the minister to reconsider the use of wifi in schools, and consider using wired connections.

Ron Melnick’s Letter To The New York Times On Aaron Carroll’s Article “Why It’s Not Time To Panic About Cellphones And Cancer”

June 6, 2016

Dr. Ron Melnick responded to an op-Ed in the New York Times written by Aaron Carroll with a letter to the editor of the NY Times Upshot, addressing and refuting the multiple incorrect statements made by Mr. Carroll in his critique of the recently released NTP cell phone study results

Letter to Jackson Hole Town Council Re: Conditional Use Permit: 55’ tall Wireless Communications Tower

June, 2016

Dr. Devra Davis wrote to the Jackson Hole Town Council in 2016, informing elected officials of critical facts pertaining to the construction of a cell tower in close proximity to an elementary school.

Letter from Devra Davis to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval  on the Health Risks of School Wireless

April 13, 2016

Dr. Davis describes the health risks of wireless radiofrequency radiation exposure in Nevada classrooms and offers recommendations for decreased exposure.

Letter from Lloyd Morgan to the Montgomery County Board of Education on The Health Risks of Wireless in School

February 8, 2016

Lloyd Morgan outlines in this letter the multiple misrepresentations and falsehoods contained in on the MCPS website, which give explanations and overviews of the county’s use of technology in schools. Morgan discusses why children are more vulnerable to wireless radiation exposure, as well as the large number of research studies which show adverse effects due to short-term and chronic exposure to radiofrequency radiation, urging the district to heed recommendations for precaution.

Letter to US Secretary of Education on Health Risks of Wireless in Schools

January 21, 2016

Letter from Devra Davis to the Montgomery County Board of Education on The Health Risks of Wireless in School

January 20, 2016

Dr. Devra Davis urged the board of education to reconsider their decision to implement programs within the schools which utilize wireless devices due to the dangers of radiofrequency radiation. Dr. Davis provides evidence for this opinion including scientific reports, recommendations from government and public health organizations, outdated regulations, vulnerability of children, and the need for precautionary measures.

Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to Massachusetts Senator Karen E. Spilka, Representative Carolyn Dykema and Andrea Pessolano in support of legislation addressing the health risks of cell phones and wireless devices.

August 3, 2015

This letter was written in response to Massachusetts Bill MA S. 1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields, providing supplementary information and offering recommendations.

Dr. Devra Davis Testimony to the Massachusetts State House Briefing on Wireless Radiation and Health

June 10, 2015

Massachusetts State Representative Stephen DiNatale introduces Devra Davis PhD, MPH who details Right to Know efforts in the United States and the importance of people being aware of the warnings buried in the manuals of their wireless devices. She shares the current science showing the increased vulnerability of children to wireless and what people can do to protect themselves.

Dr. Davis on The Impact of Digital Devices on Children’s Health at Massachusetts Community Forum

June 10, 2015

Dr. Devra Davis describes the scientific research on wireless devices and the impact on children’s brain and physical development in an expert forum at Framingham Massachusetts Forum. She explores a recent scientific study which shows a dose response of heavy cell phone use to children’s increased risk of brain cancer and experimental research which shows decreased memory and increased hyperactivity after wireless exposure.

Dr. Davis Testifies on Berkeley’s Historic Cell Phone Radiation Right To Know Ordinance

May 12, 2015

After year of advocacy in Berkeley, the historic Cell Phone Right To Know Ordinance was passed. Dr. Davis provided testimony on the reasons why this ordinance was a vital piece of legislation.

Dr. Davis Testifies to Canadian Parliament on the Impact of Electromagnetic Fields on Male and Female Reproduction From Current Devices

April 28, 2015

An Open Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

May 14, 2014

Dr. Davis cautioned against the ubiquitous expansion of wi-fi and use of wireless technologies, particularly within schools. She cites the precautionary measures already taken by other countries and urges the United States to follow suit.

Open Letter from Experts Urges Officials to Support the Wireless Information Act in Maine.

March 3, 2014

Fifteen renowned medical and public health experts published an open letter to Representative Andrea Boland and other Maine state legislators urging them to push forward and reconsider a bill that would require safety notifications on the outside of all cell phone labels and packaging.

“Consider the Scientific Evidence on Cell Phone Safety”, Say Renowned Medical and Public Health Experts in an Open Letter to Senator Rosalyn Baker on Hawaii Cell Phone Labeling Bill

February 23, 2014

Renowned medical and public health experts released a letter urging Senator Roslyn Baker to reconsider her stance on Senate Bill 2571, which called for cell phones sold in Hawaii to come with a prominent health warning. The original version of SB 2571 would have required the label to read, “This device emits electromagnetic radiation, exposure to which may cause brain cancer. Users, especially children and pregnant women, should keep this device away from the head and body.” This language was taken directly from legal language within the fine print of phones.

EHT Comments to the FCC on Wireless Industry Submissions for ET Docket No. 13-84 and ET Docket No. 03-137 Proposed Changes in the Commission’s Rules ) ET Docket No. 03-137 Regarding Human Exposure to Radiofrequency ) Electromagnetic Fields November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

The Environmental Health Trust (EHT) calls for stronger radiation protection from cell phones that are consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics in a document delivered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The document is in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s request for input regarding its radiofrequency radiation regulations adopted in 1996, individuals and organizations including the Environmental Health Trust, submitted thousands of documents, testimonials, research papers and scientific publications that are now available to the media and to the public.

Press Release

Testimony of Devra Davis before Washington, D.C. City Council, Health Committee Budget Hearing on Health Risks of Cell Phones

April 10, 2013

Dr. Davis testified on why cell phone education and policy are major concerns for public health and pose a major threat to the budget for health care in the city of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Devra Davis Testifies During Berkeley City Council Meeting on the Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure From Cell Phones

November 8, 2011

Environmental Health Trust individuals provide “Guidelines for Cellphone Use” documents to Berkeley City Council 

November 8, 2011

Dr. Devra Davis Provides Testimony on Cell Phone Radiation to US Congress on the Health Risks of Cell Phones and Wireless

September 14, 2009

Testimony to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services on the health risks of cell phones and wireless from an international panel of scientist including: John Ducher, Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program; Dr. Siegal Sadetzki – Cancer & Radiation Epidemiology Director, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel; Linda Erdreich – Senior Managing Scientist, Exponent Engineering & Scientific Consulting; Dr. Devra Lee Davis – Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Center for Environmental Oncology; Olga Naidenko – Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group; Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski, STUK Radiation & Nuclear Safety Authority, Finland. Witnesses testified about research into cellular telephone use and its potential impact on human health, as well as the potential side effects and consequences of cell phone use. They focused on studies that had examined potential links between cell phones and cancer, and about warnings issued by some groups on cell phone safety.

Full C-SPAN Video & Closed Captioning Record

Letters to the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) on the Health Risks of Wireless Radiation

When the US Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) of California planned to budget ipads and wireless deployment into the schools many health groups testified and sent letters i support of LOW EMF and wired systems for internet connectivity. EHT submitted letters below.

February 11, 2013

Letter of Concern Sent by Dr. Devra Davis on Behalf of Environmental Health Trust and Medical and Public Health Experts in Bioelectromagnetics to the President to the Los Angeles United School District

February 12, 2013

Letter from Toni Stein on Behalf of Environmental Health Trust to LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia on the Dangers of Microwave Radiation in Schools

February 12, 2013

Letter from Toni Stein on Behalf of Environmental Health Trust to LAUSD Bond Oversight Committee Chair on the Need to Implement Best Practices Prior to Installation of Multiple RF EMF-emitting devices in and around LAUSD

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