Replies to all submissions are being received until March 6.
Guides to send in your reply: via electrosmogprevention.org or via electricalpollution.com
View each of the several hundred filings here, from individuals and corporations:
-Josh del Sol
Why Your Comments Matter:
These proceedings allow the public to inform the FCC why it must update its electromagnetic radiation safety guidelines. We must ensure that the public is appropriately protected from any potential adverse effects from electromagnetic radiation exposure. The FCC’s current safety guidelines do not take into account published research on the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation. Instead, they use a standard that measures thermal heating of biological tissue, with the assumption that there are no adverse impacts of electromagnetic radiation on the human body until it is cooked. Dozens of scientific studies have shown the harmful impacts of electromagnetic radiation on human health, even at low levels of exposure. The most commonly accepted guidelines are the Building Biology recommendations that list 1,000 microwatts/m2 as the threshold for “extreme concern” (http://www.baubiologie.de/downloads/english/richtwerte_2008_englisch.pdf). On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
The last time the FCC invited public comment was July 2009. At that time, comments were dominated by industry and corporate interests, discouraging the FCC from further tightening electromagnetic radiation guidelines. Americans who are concerned about their health and safety need to stand up and be heard.
What to Do:
Please take a few minutes to document your concerns regarding any aspects of electromagnetic radiation you are concerned about (such as needless additional RF radiation and electrosmog from “smart meters” when better technological options are available, or inadequate safety standards for wireless cell phones).
Here’s the information on how to file your official Affidavit of public comment to the FCC. (As provided by the EMR Policy Institute.)
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Feb. 2, 2013 – See “Instructions and Background” below for filing COMMENT in FCC Proceedings ET Docket No. 03-137 and WT Docket No. 12-357. Take this opportunity to officially inform the FCC of your desire to change the electromagnetic standards because the Commissions safety rules are inadequate. The current rules are based on physics and engineering rather than biological studies.
Instructions and Background:
Send your Comment in FCC Proceedings ET Docket No. 03-137 and WT Docket No. 12-357. See explanation in this excerpt of WT Docket No. 12-357 at paragraph 53 and footnote 95 on the 3rd page of the excerpt. (See also: complete text of FCC 12-152.)
Don’t wait until the last minute. Send in your Comment by Wednesday morning Feb. 6, 2013.
Using this webpage submission form requires that you attach your Comment either in WORD or PDF. To do so, be sure you use the template below for the first page of your Comment. PDF is the most secure form as no one can make changes to your Comment after you submit it.
Link #1 – Affidavit Template in Word:
1. Click on the above link to open the Word document template.
2. On page one, scroll to the bottom to fill in your name, address, email and telephone number next to “Comment Filed by:”
3. On page two, in the title heading: AFFIDAVIT OF (Your Full Name Here)_______________, type your full name instead of parentheses
4. Make sure the state and county information is correct
5. On the next line under the county name, replace (full name) with your full name
6. Under numbered item 1, type your full name and address
7. Under numbered item 2, type your occupation
8. Under numbered item 3, describe any experiences you have had with electromagnetic sensitivity and replace the bolded and suggested text with your own information. You can also delete this paragraph if you like.
9. We recommend keeping numbered items 4 and 5.
10. At the end of the letter, please type in your Name, Address, City, State and Zip.
11. Go to the “file” menu, choose “Save As” and save as .pdf. This prevents anyone changing your comments.
12. Save the pdf file in a location where you will be able to find it.
Link #2 – Send your FCC Reply electronically:
- First fill in the box for the Proceeding Number with 03-137. Then click on the link <Add Another Proceeding> as you also type in 12-357.
- In the Contact Info section type in your name in the <Name of Filer> box and your e-mail address in the <Email Address> Box.
- In the Details section ignore Exparte Presentation. For <Type of Filing> COMMENT will already be showing in the box. In the File Number box type 12-152. Ignore the Report Number and Bureau ID Number boxes.
- In the Address section you want <Address for: Filer>. Most of you will also want <Address Type: US Address>. Then type in your own address information in the remaining boxes in this section.
- In the Document(s) section click on the Browse button and find the name of your document where you have saved it on your computer in your own Folders. Click on the name of your document. If you have addition information that you wish to submit such as some kind of Exhibit, click on the <Add Another Attachment> link and follow the same procedure.
- If you have made an error, click on <Reset> at the bottom of the page to clear the form and start over.
- Lastly click on the <Continue> button at the bottom of the page to review your submittal and to finish the process.
- Print out the confirmation page so that you have a record of the number assigned to your submittal.
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