Radiation


Net Neutrality: Insights from Glendale’s 2009 Cell Tower Controversy

The FCC’s failed 2009 attempt to enact net neutrality occurred as the City of Glendale was updating its wireless facility citing rules. Covering developments and exploring the issues in context, I observed that net neutrality supports the expansion and commercial viability of wireless networks. Wireless networks are limited by bandwidth […]

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U.S. Interior Dept Says Cell Tower Emissions Could Impact Birds – Calls for Environmental Review

Impacts from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by communication towers could be significant for birds, notes the U.S. Department of the Interior comment letter (a response to this Federal Register Notice). The attachment to the letter cites international studies of tower radiation on migratory nesting birds, saying: “results have documented nest […]


Reducing Exposure to Wireless Radiation

While working with a citizens’ group to protect Glendale residential zones from the proliferation of wireless facilities, I came across several studies that raised questions about the long-term health impacts of wireless technology. I ended up changing how I used wireless devices in several ways. This post describes how I changed my use of wireless devices, and links to two other sites that suggest how to reduce exposure to wireless frequencies.

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Wi-Fi in Schools and the FCC (Newly Revisited) Guidelines 1

A parent objecting to wi-fi installed at Mountain Avenue Elementary addressed the Glendale Unified School District board last week. As the Glendale News-Press reported, it was on the same night “school officials announced plans to boost bandwidth at all the district’s schools by the end of November to improve wireless […]


FCC Replies to RF Exposure Guideline Revisions Due
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The FCC has received more than 750 comments on its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) released March 29, 2013, on RF exposure limits and policies (set in 1997). The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in by the deadline, calling for a review of exposure guidelines for children (the Notice of Inquiry […]

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FCC Seeks Comment on Radio Frequency Exposure Limits

Are radio frequency emission exposure guidelines in the U.S. adequate to protect public health over the long-term? Is it safe to live near a cell tower? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone for extended periods of time? Is continuous exposure to wi-fi in our homes, schools, workplaces, […]


On SF Supervisors Agenda May 7: Settling Wireless Industry Lawsuit, Rescinding Cell Phone Right to Know Law

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote at its Tuesday, May 7 meeting on invalidating the municipality’s pioneering cell phone right-to-know ordinance as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the wireless industry’s lobbying powerhouse CTIA (Consent Agenda Item 8). The settlement includes a waiver […]

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