Environmental Health Trust and 13 petitioners win

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November 6, 2021 (Washington DC) – The Environmental Health Trust recently won a victory in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals with a ruling in favor of the EHT. In its ruling, the court ordered the FCC to explain why it ignored scientific evidence showing damage from wireless radiation, such as that transmitted by cell phones and cell phone towers and 5G technology.

The court ruled that the FCC had not responded to “recorded evidence that exposure to RF radiation at levels below current FCC limits may have negative health effects unrelated to cancer.” The court also said the agency had demonstrated “a complete lack of response to comments regarding environmental damage caused by RF radiation.” The court found that the FCC ignored many organizations, scientists and doctors who called on them to update its 1996 human exposure limits for wireless radiation. The court concluded that the FCC had not addressed these issues.

  • long-term wireless exposure impacts

  • impact on children,

  • the testimony of people injured by wireless radiation,

  • impacts on wildlife and the environment,

  • impacts on brain development and reproduction.

“We are delighted that the court upheld the rule of law and concluded that the FCC must provide a reasoned review dossier for the thousands of pages of scientific evidence submitted by the Environmental Health Trust and numerous other expert authorities in this case. setting a precedent, ”said Devra Davis, Ph.D. president of EHT. “No agency is above the law.”

Davis continued, “The court granted the review requests because, contrary to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the FCC failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its assertion that its guidelines adequately protect against the harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation. ”

The landmark case centers on the FCC’s decision not to update its 1996 exposure limits for wireless radiation from cell phones, cell phone towers and wireless devices. EHT experts have long argued that the outdated FCC limits put Americans everywhere at risk, especially in the 5G era.

“We have submitted hundreds of pages of published and peer-reviewed scientific data to the FCC over the past few years, documenting the harm and the need for health agencies to create safe limits that protect against biological effects and the urgency of an infrastructure policy that prioritizes wireline over wireless communications to reduce public exposure, ”added Davis. “Unfortunately, the telecommunications industry is now pushing millions of new 5G wireless antennas into neighborhoods and billions of new wireless devices putting more people at risk every day.”

“I think we can’t wait for it to work in court,” said Hugh S. Taylor, MD “I think we need to act now. What if I was someone considering pregnancy, or someone? one who is pregnant or mother of a young child, I think it is just important to keep that cell phone away from you and not be exposed to this radiation as much as possible. Taylor is president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. published on prenatal cell phone radiation exposure has been cited in the EHT’s court record, and its research findings have been instrumental in demonstrating the damage caused by RF radiation exposure.

Documents from the Environmental Health Trust file can be found here.

Petitioners in this case include Environmental Health Trust, Consumers for Safe Cell Phones, Elizabeth Barris and Theodora Scarato MSW, Children’s Health Defense, Michelle Hertz, Petra Brokken, Dr David Carpenter, Dr Toril Jelter, Dr Paul Dart, Dr Ann Lee, Virginia Farver, Jennifer Baran and Paul Stanley M.Ed.

Founded in 2007, Environmental Health Trust, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, is a think tank that promotes a healthier environment through research, education and policy. EHT conducts research on environmental health hazards and works with communities, healthcare professionals, education and policy makers to understand and mitigate these hazards. For more information on Environmental Health Trust, visit

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