Model Cell Phone And Wireless Safety Legislation Every U.S. State Should Enact
Finally, at least one state, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has seen the need for and merits of corrective legislation regarding cell phone and wireless safety legislation. As such, five extremely impressive bills have been introduced in 2017 which every state should copy and enact to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of citizens in view of the overwhelming impact of ubiquitous exposures to wireless radiation coming at consumers from all sides.
According to the website Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, these are the bills Massachusetts legislators had the good sense and fortitude to introduce:
S.107 would require manufacturers’ RF safety information to be plainly visible on cell phone product packaging or direct customers to safety notifications within the user manual including information pertaining to RF radiation exposure, compliance with RF regulatory requirements, and the minimum separation distance between the device and the person’s body.
S.108 would require the following language to appear on cell phone product packaging:
“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pocket or the phone is otherwise in contact with your body when the phone is on and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”
This notification is required by the model cell phone “right to know” ordinance that was adopted in 2015 in Berkeley, California. The Berkeley ordinance allows the retailer the option to post the notice in the store or place it on cell phone packages.
- 1268 would create a commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields (EMF). The commission will review non-industry funded science on the health impacts of all sources of EMF on reproductive systems, brain function including memory loss, diminished learning, performance impairment in children, headaches and neurodegenerative conditions, melatonin suppression and sleep disorders, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, immune dysregulation such as allergic and inflammatory responses, cardiac and blood pressure problems, genotoxic effects like miscarriage, cancers such as childhood leukemia, and childhood and adult brain tumors.The commission will study whether EMF has a disparate impact on potentially vulnerable subgroups including children, fetuses, pregnant women, the elderly and those with pre-existing illnesses or impairments. The commission will investigate whether children are more vulnerable.The commission will file a report by July 31, 2018, and recommend legislation needed to protect public health including a recommendation on whether children’s EMF (including Wi-Fi) exposure in schools should be eliminated or reduced. No commission member shall have a financial conflict of interest.
S.1864 would give residents the right to keep non-RF-emitting water, gas and electrical meters instead of “smart” utility meters without having to pay extra fees. Ratepayers will have the right to request that utility companies remove wireless meters and install electromechanical analog meters that emit no RF radiation.
H.2030 would require the state government to develop best practices and guidance for the purchase and installation of wireless internet service in public schools, colleges and universities. The guidelines would prioritize practices that protect the health and safety of students and staff.
My sincerest thanks to Professor Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, for this information and all he does to advance safety regarding electromagnetics, cell phone and wireless radiation issues business, industry, and government agencies are lax to implement and enforce.
Wouldn’t it become a fantastic nationwide consumer and grassroots initiative if everyone were to ask their respective legislators to introduce similar legislation into each of the fifty United States?
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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
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