PRESS EVENT: Brief Filed Against FCC Challenging Outdated Wireless Radiation Exposure Limits
PRESS EVENT: Environmental Health Trust Files Brief in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Radiation
WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
WHAT: Environmental Health Trust will file its legal brief today, Wednesday, July 29, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in its landmark case against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The case entitled Environmental Health Trust v. FCC challenges the FCC’s refusal to update its 25-year-old obsolete wireless radiation human exposure “safety” limits and the FCC’s refusal to adopt scientific, biologically based radio frequency radiation limits that adequately protect public health and the environment. The brief is filed jointly with Children's Health Defense.
The joint brief proves that the FCC ignored the record indicating overwhelming scientific evidence of harm to people and the environment from allowable levels of wireless radiation from phones, laptops and cell towers.
Furthermore, the FCC “sees no reason to take steps to protect children," despite being presented with scientific evidence indicating that children are uniquely vulnerable due to their developing brains and bodies. Therefore, its decision not to review the “safety” limits is arbitrary, capricious, not evidence-based and unlawful.
The brief contends the FCC has violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the 1996 Telecommunications Act (TCA).
Devra Davis PHD, MPH, President Environmental Health Trust
Theodora Scarato, Executive Director, Environmental Health Trust
Edward Myers Esq., Attorney for Environmental Health Trust