Update on Massachusetts State House Hearing on EMF Bill to Provide EMF Training and Insurance Coverage
Update on Massachusetts State House Hearing on EMF Bill
Which Would Provide EMF Training and Insurance Coverage
On November 28, 2017 medical experts and citizens testified for Massachusetts Bill S. 2080 “An Act increasing medical awareness and insurance coverage of non-ionizing radiation injury and reliance upon credible independent medical research.”
After Cecelia Doucette’s testimony, and Dr. Lisa Nagy, Government Liaison for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the elected officials asked questions. This Bill is one of SEVEN EMF Bills in consideration by the Massachusetts legislature.
This update comes from Cecelia Doucette of Understanding EMFs
Keith Marciniak’s parent and software engineer, details how his nephew’s insomnia lead him to discover wireless radiation is hazardous. He shares his disappointment that his schools, the DESE and DPH could not offer assurances that exposure in schools is safe, yet we continue to expose our collective children, and our medical teams are not yet trained to recognize or treat the ensuing illnesses.
Dr. Lisa Nagy, Government Liaison for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, discusses the illnesses she herself experienced from environmental toxins including EMFs, the patients she sees today, as well as treatments that all medical practitioners should be trained on.
Laura Melanson, parent and occupational therapist, details how a building biologist identified high levels of electromagnetic radiation in her home from the cell phone, DECT phone, iPad, router and other wireless devices. She discusses how neither her primary care physician nor her daughter’s pediatrician new about EMFs nor had they heard of the U.S. National Toxicology program finding EMFs cause brain cancer and heart tumors.
Please consider sending testimony in for all of the Massachusetts EMF bills. It is not too late to do this. Cece Doucette has prepared templates for the four committees tasked with the bills. Click here to go to Understanding EMFS Website to see the templates and get the information to email your letter.
In 2017, Massachusetts introduced seven bills to address wireless radiation and public health:
S.1268 Resolve creating a special commission to examine the health impacts of electromagnetic fields (Senator Karen E. Spilka).
S.1864 An Act relative to utilities, smart meters, and ratepayers’ rights (gives people the no-fee choice of keeping their non-radiation-emitting water, gas and electrical meters instead of “smart” utility meters; Senator Michael O. Moore).
S.107 An Act relative to disclosure of radiofrequency notifications (requires warning labels on radiation-emitting products; Senator Julian Cyr).
S.108 An Act relative to the safe use of hand-held devices by children (requires specific language on packaging as modeled by an ordinance unanimously passed in Berkeley, California; Senator Julian Cyr).
H.2030 An Act relative to best management practices for wireless in schools and public institutions of higher education (asks the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to set wi-fi standards for all schools; Representative Carolyn Dykema).
S.2079 An Act reducing non-ionizing radiation exposure in schools. (Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr.)
S.2080 An Act increasing medical awareness and insurance coverage of non-ionizing radiation injury and reliance upon credible independent medical research. (Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr.)