HR 1555

"Substantial Evidence" to Oppose AB-57

H.R. Rep. 104-204(I), at 94-95, 1996 U.S.C.C.A.N. 10, 1995 WL 442504 (July 24, 1995)
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This is not a matter of concern, but rather a matter of substance:
Direct, Immediate* and Longterm Effects of Manmade, Pulsed,
Radio-Frequency Microwave ("RF/MW") Radiation
on humans and all other living things.

Next Steps: AB-57 re-referred to the CA Senate
Health, Judiciary and Environmental Quality Committees.

*Immediate Effects can prove cause and effect relationships

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ElectroMagnetic Radiation Spectrum

Today, natural EMR (from sun/earth) and manmade EMR (from radar, mobile comms and wireless data transfer) surround us.

Speed of Light = c = f  λ

  • c = 300,000,000 meters/sec = 671,000,000 miles/hr
  • f = Frequency: wave-form repetitions per second (Hz)
  • λ = Wavelength: distance between peaks of a wave
  • Modulation: pulses of data (10-600 Hz) on carrier wave

Five Parameters Needed to Assess Bioeffects of RF/MW Radiation

FCC RFR Guideline only considers two: wavelength and intensity

Natural EMR

  • For millions of years, all life proliferated with regular, smooth waves

  • Gamma & Radio Waves from space: absorbed by atmosphere

  • Earth's Schumann Waves: constant magnetic waves @ 7.83 Hz

  • Sun's Natural Light: IR/Visible/UV @ 300 GHz to 30,000,000 GHz

Unnatural EMR

  • In the last 125 years, man has introduced unnatural, irregular, choppy, pulsed waves at ever-increasing intensities

  • Early Radio/Television: analog signals through the air

  • Early Telecommunications: digital, pulsed signals through wires

  • Current Telecommunications: digital, pulsed signals through the air

  • Current telecomminication is extremeley energy inefficient

RF/WM Radiation is Hazardous Pollution

  • Our cells absorb smooth,
    analog waves in naturally-occurring
    frequencies: the earth's magnetic field
    and the sun's IR/Visible/UV light were
    critical to the development of all life

  • Our cells react adversely to
    choppy, pulsed, data-carrying waves:
    the 24/7 RF/MW radiation of cell antennae.

International EMF Scientist Appeal

Martin Blank, PhD Physical Chemistry Columbia University,
PhD Colloid Science, University of Cambridge

International EMF Scientist Appeal

  • Signed by 220 scientists from 40 nations in May/June, 2015

  • Addresses the public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and cell phone towers and antennas in neighborhoods

  • Urges the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and its member states to assess alternatives to current RF/MW radiation exposure standards and practices to substantially lower public exposures to RF/MW radiation.

International EMF Scientist Appeal

Scientific publications have established that RFR at levels well below the FCC RFR exposure guideline damages: humans, animals and plants.

  • Summary of adverse effects on humans:
  • Increases cancer rates
  • Causes permanent DNA and genetic damages
  • Weakens immune system
  • Lowers melatonin, our body's most powerful cancer-fighting agent
  • Causes breast, testicular and ovarian tissue damage
  • Creates structural and functional changes of the reproductive system
  • Interrupts intra/intercellular communications
  • Causes tachycardia, heart and circulatory problems: blood clumping (Rouleaux formations)
  • Increases harmful free radicals
  • Causes leaks at both the colon and the blood-brain barrier
  • Allows toxins, pesticides and heavy metals deposit into one's brain
  • Causes learning and memory deficits
  • Causes neurological disorders

Effects established by 20,000+ published studies since 1927.

RF Microwave Radiation Explosion 2000 - 2010

Business As Usual

Ending to Thank You For Smoking, directed by Jason Reitman

  • Lobbyist sits down with three executives
  • Lobbyist: "So be straight with me? Is it true?"
  • Executives: "It could be . . . very few cases . . . there is no scientific proof at all . . . there was an unfortunate incident out in Iowa."
  • Lobbyist: "Look, Gentlemen . . . practice these words in front of the mirror. Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cell phone usage to brain cancer."
  • Executives smile, nod and relax

No More Business as Usual: In 2011, WHO's IARC classified RF/MW Radiation from All Manmade Sources as a Group 2B Carcinogen;
In 2013, Dr. Lennart Hardell Called for Change to Group 1

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) convened a committee of 31 international scientists to analyze all of the relevant current scientific literature in May, 2011. The committee determined that radio frequency electromagnetic fields from all manmade sources [mobile communications installations, cell tower antennae, cell phones, wi-fi, wireless computers/tablets, cordless phones, smart meters, wireless baby monitors and more] is a Group 2B carcinogen.

Now Things Must Change

CA Education Code 32060 to 32066 prohibits sale or use of
RF/MW radiation from Wi-Fi in CA Elementary Schools and prohibits
siting of mobile communications facilities/antennae near these schools

  • CA EC 32060: "[Items] which contain/[emit] toxic substances or which are potential human carcinogens pose a significant danger to the health and safety of school children."

  • CA EC 32060: "Elementary school children are protected by prohibiting the sale of these toxic substances to schools, school districts, and private schools for use in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6"

  • CA EC 32062: "(a) 'Human carcinogen' means any substance listed as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer."

  • CA EC 32062: "(b) 'Potential human carcinogen' means . . . Any substance which does not meet the definition of human carcinogen, but for which there exists sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in animals, as determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

  • IARC Monograph 102, 6.1: "evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation. Positive associations have been observed between exposure to radiofrequency radiation from wireless phones and glioma, and acoustic neuroma."

  • IARC Monograph 102, 6.2: evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation.

Problems with Wireless Radiation & Kids

Children absorb twice as much RF/MW Radiation as do adults.

The American Academy of Pediatrics states "Current FCC [RFR] standards do not account for the unique vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children. It is essential that any new standard for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded throughout their lifetimes."

  • Children's skulls and bones are thinner
  • Children's brains and bodies have higher water content
  • Children's cells are dividing and differentiating faster

RF/MW Radiation is Everywhere: 24/7

  • There is no need for any additional RF/WM infrasctructure.
  • RF/WM infrasctructure is already too close to humans.

RF/MW Radiation at 15 feet from a school's wireless access point
meters the same radiation intensity as 1,500 feet from a cell tower.

### Antennae Are Too Close to Humans - [Duration of exposure](, not intensity, is the more potent factor - FCC RFR* Guideline DOES NOT CONSIDER duration of exposure - Constant exposure maximizes Adverse effects - Total Exposure Over Time Is What Really Matters - 30 minutes of sun = suntan, but 365 days naked in sun without shade or sunscreen = permanent skin damage, skin cancer and death *RFR = RF/MW Radiation = Radio-Frequency MicroWave Radiation

'Low Instensity' Exposure?

Comparison to biological functions is scientific

Comparison to FCC guideline is non-scientific

  • Real science compares real-world RFR exposure intensities to RFR intensitites that cause bio-effects

  • FCC Guideline is ten trillion times higher than the electrical potentials of our body's cells
    • FCC Guideline =     10.000000000000 W = 10 Watts = 101
      10 Watts for each antenna in each device . . .
      For countless antennae . . .
      For 24/7 x 365 days/year
    • Human Cell-Scale = 0.000000000001 W = 1 picoWatt = 10−12

  • One must consider total exposure over time, which the
    FCC Guideline, regrettably, does not

We Can No Longer Pretend

. . . The Emperor (FCC RFR Guideline) Has No Clothes

The FCC Guideline is non-protective; the State/Local Governments must take additional steps protect Public Health & Safety

Local Govt. Must Protect Public Health

The federal Commerce Committee handling the House Bill H.R. 1555 specifically stated on July 24, 1995 that
the US Congress's intent was to protect the public health and safety in the deployment of wireless facilities.
In reporting out H.R. 1555, the Commerce Committee discussed why it believed such action was necessary:

The Committee finds that current State and local requirements, siting and zoning decisions by non-federal units of government, have created an inconsistent and, at times, conflicting patchwork of requirements which will inhibit the deployment of Personal Communications Services (PCS) as well as the rebuilding of a digital technology-based cellular telecommunications network. The Committee believes it is in the national interest that uniform, consistent requirements, with adequate safeguards of the public health and safety, be established as soon as possible. Such requirements will ensure an appropriate balance in policy and will speed deployment and the availability of competitive wireless telecommunications services which ultimately will provide consumers with lower costs as well as with a greater range and options for such services.

Source: H.R. Rep. 104-204(I), at 94-95, 1996 U.S.C.C.A.N. 10, 1995 WL 442504 (July 24, 1995)

Federal Agencies Wouldn't Lie,
Would They?

This entire adventure in Iraq has been based on propaganda and manipulation. Eighty-seven billion dollars is too much to pay for the continuation of a war based on falsehoods. The Emperor has no clothes.

U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in a Senate Hearing speech October, 2003.

In 1996, the FCC adopted updated guidelines for evaluating human exposure to RF fields from fixed transmitting antennas such as those used for cellular and PCS cell sites. The FCC’s guidelines are identical to those recommended by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), a non-profit corporation chartered by Congress to develop information and recommendations concerning radiation protection.

FCC Guideline ignores total exposure = The Emperor has no clothes

FCC Consumer Guide: Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Fields: Guidelines for Cellular and PCS Sites

National Council on Radiation Protection

Although we are congressionally chartered we are not government funded and must rely on contracts, grants, and the sale of publications to fund our work. We have not updated our radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation effects reports lately because of the lack of funding in this area.
James Cassata, NCRP Executive Director, 2013

- Cassata: [This 1986 Review of science through 1982]( is the main document on which the FCC bases its RF/MW exposure guideline.

- Fact: Over the last 88 years, scientists have concluded many immediate short-term and long-term effects occur at RF/WM radiation intensities many orders of magnitude lower than
the FCC RFR guideline.

NCRP Report No. 86, Issued in 1986!

The Foundation for the FCC's House-of-Cards

FCC Doc 96-326

Written within 180 days of passage of 1996 TCA

FCC Doc 96-326

Now, to really sell this, let's get some other engineers to agree with us;
we won't listen to any biologists that we don't control.

The independent scientists can protest all they want; we made this law.

FCC Doc 96-326

For wireless devices, let's make sure that they all get approved;
Let's ignore total power delivered over time and get everyone to look at only a rate of power delivery (SAR)

. . . and to bypass most of that pesky testing, let's make these approvals easy to get with just spreadsheet calculations. We don't want to be bothered actually monitoring the actual total RFEM radiation power where we live and work in order to actually protect public health.

FCC RFR Guideline Is Not Protective

Guideline ignores biological effects detected at intensities as low as 10 μW/m2

Frequency(MHz)Wave Length(ft.)Power Density(μW/m2)Minutes
0.3 to 1.343,225 to 7221 Billion30
1.34 to 30722 to 32120 Million30
30  to 300 32 to 3.2 feet2 Million µW/m² — why?30
300 to 1,5003.2 to 0.66 Million30
1,500 to 100,0000.6 to 0.00110 Million30

When wavelength = person's height, exponentially more RF/EMF is absorbed, per FCC OET

When wavelength = any body organ's width/height, exponentially more RF/EMF is absorbed.

Why 30 minutes? It's a nominal length of time, chosen by the FCC for measuring convenience.
The FCC RFR guideline does not consider total cumulative RF/EMF exposure, as it should.

FCC RFR Guideline Is Not Protective

Guideline ignores biological effects detected at intensities as low as 10 μW/m2

Frequency(MHz)Wave Length(in.)Power Density(μW/m2)Minutes
800 (4G/LTE)15 inches6 Million µW/m²30
2,400 (Wi-Fi)  5 inches10 Million µW/m²30
5,800 (Wi-Fi)  2 inches10 Million µW/m²30

When wavelength = item's length, more RF/EMF is absorbed.

15 inches: fetus, baby, adult womb, liver, lungs and colon

  5 inches: fetus, child brain, child stomach, adult breast, pancreas and kidney

  2 inches: fetus, child heart, child pancreas, child kidneys, adult testes, adult ovary

### Mobile Phone Carrier Wavelengths

Width shown at approx. 20% of actual size

### Wavelength = 7" (17.8 cm)

Width shown at actual size

### Wavelength = 5.6" (14.2 cm)

Width shown at actual size

#### Human Organs with dimensions of 5.6 - 16.8" (14.2 - 42.7 cm)
#### Human Organs with dimensions of 5.6 - 16.8" (14.2 - 42.7 cm)
### Perception Created by Advertising $

Wireless data transmissions are harmless . . . ?

### Reality: Near-Field and Far-Field Effects - 36" sphere of erratic electric & magnetic fields swirl around child - Pulsed microwave radiation propagates thousands of feet

AB-57 Threatens Public Health and Safety

We need to reduce wireless exposure in order to
protect Public Health and Safety.

Language in AB-57 That
Threatens Public Health and Safety

. . . a collocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility is deemed approved if the city or county fails to approve or disapprove the application . . .

The Legislature finds and declares that a wireless telecommunications facility has a significant economic impact in California and is not a municipal affair as that term is used in Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution, but is a matter of statewide concern.

AB-57 would tie local governances' hands behind their backs and remove their capacity to provide due process. AB-57 is an unnecessary govt. gift to billion-dollar wireless companies, at the public's expense: damaging our health, safety and wallets.

Local Govt. Given Jurisdiction by 1996 TCA

State of California is not authorized to preempt local governance beyond the federal preemptions
in 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act (TCA §704), nor to take actions that would
effectively bar local governances, from fulfilling their non-preempted obligations.

47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7) (1994 & Supp. II, 1996) provides: (7) Preservation of local zoning authority (A) General authority: Except as provided in this paragraph, nothing in this chapter shall limit or affect the authority of a State or local government or instrumentality thereof over decisions regarding the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities.

What We Need on 7/15/15 . . .

Each Senator to support a re-referral of AB-57 to at least one of the following Senate Committees before AB-57 goes to the CA Senate Floor

  1. CA Senate Health Committee
  2. CA Senate Judiciary Committee
  3. CA Senate Environmental Quality Committee

To hear expert testimony about why it is critical the siting decision of mobile communications facilities/infrasture remains with local Governances to protect Public Health and Safety.

Relevant Books & Film

by Martin Blank, PhD
Doubt is Their Product
by David Michaels
Science for Sale
by David Lewis, PhD
Captured Agency
by Norm Alster

Documentary: Resonance – Beings of Frequency
by James Russell.