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Citizens and Professionals for the Responsible Use of Electromagnetic Radiation

- cell phones
- antennas and towers
- wireless networks (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
- power lines

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- News Flash-

May 31, 2011

World Health Organization: Cell phones as big a cancer risk as "lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform"

After a meeting with scientists from around the world, the World Health Organization announced this morning that it has now categorized cell phone radiation as a "carcinogenic hazard." This is a label that the WHO has also placed on lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform. ...
Read the whole article here.

November 9, 2010
FaceBook Cell Out 2010

On November 11, 2010, agree to turn off you cell phones for one hour from 12PM to 1PM for three good reasons... Read more here.

November 8, 2010
Important review by Levitt and Lai on Biological Effects of Antennas.

The objective of this paper is to review the existing studies of people living or working near cellular infrastructure and other pertinent studies that could apply to long-term, low-level radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposures. Read the whole article here.

October 23, 2010
Radiation from Cordless Phones Causes Heart Irregularities, According to New Research Published Today in the European Journal of Oncology
Boulder, CO.

Cordless phones, which transmit a similar pulsed signal as Wi-Fi networks at 2.4 Gigahertz, have been shown to impact heart rate in new research published today in the European Journal of Oncology. Read more here.

- News -

October 26, 2010
Cell-Phone Safety: What the FCC Didn't Test
By Michael Scherer

We are a nation grown numb to the seemingly endless fine print that accompanies our purchases. But every now and then a product is sold with a warning that should command attention. Consider the little-noticed bit of legalese that comes in the safety manual for Apple's iPhone 4...  Read the whole article here.

September 30, 2010
FCC Changes Cellphone Safety Guidance
By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer

The Federal Communications Commission has changed its guidance to cellphone users worried about the health effects of wireless devices, dropping a long-standing recommendation that concerned consumers purchase phones with lower levels of radiation emissions. Read the whole article here.

September 27, 2010
A Cancer Muckraker Takes on Cell Phones
by Bryan Walsh

If anyone would be receptive to the idea that cell phone radiation might play a role in cancer, it would be Dr. Devra Davis. The epidemiologist and toxicologist is an expert in environmental health, and she's made a career out of the idea that cancer often has more to do with what's happening to us than what's going on inside our genes. Read the whole article here.

August 25, 2010
Wi-Fi Could Cause Birth Defects, British Scientist Warns
By Glenn Johnson, Postmedia News

OTTAWA — A British scientist and former naval weapons expert has waded into the debate over the safety of wireless networks in Canadian schools, warning generations could face genetic disorders because of prolonged exposure to low-level microwaves. Read the whole article here.

May 18, 2010
Microwave News ~ Interphone Points to Long-Term Cell Phone Tumor Risks
There's an old saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. Welcome to Interphone.

The good news is that the Interphone paper has finally been made public after a four-year stalemate within the 13-country research team. Read the whole article here.

February 23, 2010
Lab rats with cellphones?
Our wireless lifestyle is making us all unwitting test subjects.

By Christopher Ketcham

We love our digital gadgets -- "magic" devices that define cool and promise to remake our lives for the better. But there is growing evidence of a dark side to the techno-magic. Your cellphone, and any other wireless device that depends on electromagnetic (EM) microwave radiation to function, may be hazardous to your health... Read the whole article here.

February 3, 2010
Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health.
Article by Christopher Ketcham, Photo by Tom Schierlitz

Ever worry that that gadget you spend hours holding next to your head might be damaging your brain? Well, the evidence is starting to pour in, and it's not pretty. So why isn't anyone in America doing anything about it?... Read the whole article here.

January 28, 2010
Is ‘electrosmog’ harming our health?
Electrical pollution from cell phones and WiFi may be hazardous
By Michael Segell
Updated Jan. 28, 2010

In 1990, the city of La Quinta, CA, proudly opened the doors of its sparkling new middle school. Gayle Cohen, then a sixth-grade teacher, recalls the sense of excitement everyone felt: "We had been in temporary facilities for 2 years, and the change was exhilarating." But the glow soon dimmed... read the whole article here.

January 11, 2010
Are Cell Phones Safe? How Teens Can Avoid Risk
Sunday, January 17 1:30 PM
San Francisco Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street

City and County of San Francisco’s Environment Department, the Main Library Stegner Environmental Center, California Endowment, International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety, Environmental Health Trust, Teens Turning Green, California Brain Tumor Association, Healthy 880 Communities - San Leandro, San Leandro High School Social Justice Academy, and Environmental Working Group

Are cell phones safe? Why do some nations advise that children not use cell phones? Growing numbers of scientific reports find that heavy users of cell phones face increased risks of brain tumors, reduced sperm count and other serious health problems. Read more here.

November 30, 2009
Full Signal, a documentary film about wireless technology, premiers at the Santa Fe Film Festival.
To quote the film's creators: "Since 1997 and the onset of GSM telephony, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of cell phone users. In fact they have become so prolific in some parts of the world that they disappear into the landscape with the same subtlety as cars on the street. And those that don't 'disappear' are cleverly disguised as chimneys, flagpoles, or water towers.Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated. Filmed in ten countries and six US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement."

For more information about the film and screenings — including information about this Wednesday's screening in Santa Fe — go to

November 18, 2009
FCC Issues Declaratory Ruling Establishing Timeframes For State And Locality Processing Of Applications For Wireless Towers
Washington, D.C. – In a Declaratory Ruling (“Ruling”) adopted today, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) cleared the way for broadband deployment by establishing timeframes of 90 days for collocations and 150 days for all other tower siting applications reviewed by state and local governments. This action will assist in speeding the deployment of next generation wireless networks while respecting the legitimate concerns of local authorities and preserving local control over zoning and land use policies. Read more here. For those who wish to view the FCC Commissioners' deliberations today, here
is the link:

- RECENT News -

November 16, 2009
Dr. Oz will be dedicating his Tuesday, November 17, 2009 television show to cell phones and the brain. He will be interviewing Alan Marks, who has brain cancer; Mr. Marks' wife, Ellen; Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, an epidemiologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh and also founder of the Environmental Health Trust; and, Dr. Joell Moskowitz, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Check here for local listings.

November 16, 2009
Listen to the Voice of America radio report on The EMR Policy Institute’s Conference on Electromagnetic Radiation Impacts on Human Health that took place on November 8, 2009 at The School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Listen here.  Click here for more on this report.

November 4, 2009
International EMF Conference – Stavanger, Norway, 17th November, 2009
The purpose of the conference is to share the expertise from many of the worlds leading international scientific experts on the biological effects of microwave radiation and to develop policy recommendations to find a safer way forward in order to protect public health from exposure to emissions from mobile phones, phone masts, Wi-Fi, DECT phones, WIMAX and other forms of wireless technology. Read more here.

October 27, 2009
Listen to Layna Berman, on “Your Own Health and Fitness” radio show, interview environmental consultant Cindy Sage. Ms. Sage talks about the World Health Organization (WHO) Interphone study intended to set international standards for wireless exposure levels. Although not officially published, it appears that the study has concluded that there is a significant risk for brain tumors from cell phone use. This is far stronger than anyone expected. Click here to view the Your Own Health And Fitness web site and listen to the interview on Wireless Technology Health News. Read more here.

October 16, 2009
French health agency recommends reducing exposure to mobiles.
15 oct 2009 Telecompaper Europe. Copyright 2009 Telecompaper. All Rights Reserved. Note: Last week, the French government banned cell phones in schools. Read more here.

October 14, 2009
Analysis of cellphone studies finds tumor risk.
Read the full story in The Los Angeles Times.

October 14, 2009
Scientists Talk to Teens About Cell Phone Use and Brain Tumors
Watch the video here.

September 14, 2009
Senator Spector Convenes Hearing on Cellphones and Brain Tumors
Monday September 14, 2009 - Senator Arlen Specter will hold a hearing on brain tumors and cell phones before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The witness list can be viewed here. The hearing will convene at a 2:00 PM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Room 138.

There may be a live webcast of the hearing. If not, there will be a link to video or audio of the hearing a day or two after the event. Check at this link on Monday September 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm for availability:

August 31, 2009
Higher Cancer Rates In Under-18 Cell Phone Users
The Advocate - The great cell phone cover-up may be coming to an end. A new report may finally wake the public up to the brain-cancer risks of cell phones and force necessary preventive measures. A new report, endorsed by a prestigious group of international scientists, finds that there is a risk of brain tumors from cell phone use, that industry studies underestimate this risk, and that children have much greater risks than adults. The report, therefore, sends a message to four billion users worldwide and to the $4 billion cell phone industry that they may be facing the same kind of bad news that first burst on the scene for the tobacco industry. Read the full story.

August 25, 2009
Cellphones Cause Brain Tumors, Says New Report by International EMF Collaborative. Watch a YouTube Introduction
August 25, 2009. A new report, “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern,Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone,” was released today by a collaborative of international EMF activists. Groups affiliated with the report include Powerwatch and the Radiation Research Trust in the U.K., and in
the U.S.,The EMR Policy Institute, and The Peoples Initiative Foundation. Click here to download the report.
Read the full press release here.

June 30, 2009
Wireless Technologies Cause Harm to Children and Adults, Legislators and Journalists Are Told Washington, D.C., June 30, 2009; Today The National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (“NISLAPP”) mailed a report on the health hazards of wireless technologies to Governors, Members of Congress, President Obama and his Administration, as well as to thousands of health and environmental journalists. Click here to read the NISLAPP press release. Additional information on the press release can be found at


October 11, 2009
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Industry Camp Seeking Further Pre-emption of Local Control of Wireless Antenna and Tower Siting.

Action: Urge Your Local Government to Join a Coalition of Cities and Towns to Send a Clear Message to The FCC that Siting of Wireless Facilities Should be Controlled at the Local Level.

Excerpted Remarks from FCC Chairman Genachowski on 10/07/09 “America’s Mobile Broadband Future” to the CTIA, San Diego, CA.

"Well, today I want to announce another type of MBA: our Mobile Broadband Agenda -- our four-part plan to promote a world-leading wireless landscape in the United States... On the issue of tower siting, we have heard your call. This issue is ripe for action. I have consulted with my fellow Commissioners, and in the near future we are going to move forward with a shot-clock proposal designed to speed the process. Click here to read more.

September 4, 2009
Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection? Experts Convene in Washington D.C. Sept 13-15
Are cell phones safe? Mounting concerns about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation will bring experts to Washington for an international conference on September 13-15. The public is invited. Click here to read more.

July 16, 2009
Cell Phones in Classrooms as Educational Tool?
Please read and forward to others who might be able to sign on to this Sprint sponsored discussion on selling cell phones to schools for students to use as an educational tool in the classroom.

The marketing to cash strapped schools is strong right now and one wonders what motivates school districts to seek additional revenue to pay for new wireless digital technology when teachers are being laid off and many programs and services are being eliminated.

Your participation in this program would provide a public venue where questions about health can b e raised on behalf of children, youth and school personnel.Click here to read more.

Click here to register online now for this webinar which will be held on July 23, 4 pm eastern time

February 18, 2009
Urge Congress on EMF Safety - Petition Now!

Let’s band together and create change! Exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields are obsolete, and we are asking you to take action so our health, and the health of our children and unborn children, is no longer subject to the biological effects of excessive levels electromagnetic fields.

Please Sign Electromagnetic Health’s Petition to Congress. Click here to read more.

February 18, 2009
CTIA Petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is still pending. Click here to read more details.