On 13 August 2021, the US Court of Appeals – one of the highest courts in the US – ruled that the FCC current guidelines do not adequately protect the public from harmful effects of exposure to wireless radiation, including 5G.
The 18-month legal case against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) challenged the agency’s refusal to review its 25-year-old obsolete wireless “health guidelines” and adopt scientific, biologically based radio frequency emissions rules that adequately protect public health.
The court ruled:
The FCC failed its duty to protect public health and the environment in favour of pursuing telecom industry profits.
There is an epidemic of sickness happening from exposure to wireless radiation (as was the case with Asbestos, Tobacco and Thalidomide).
The FCC failed to respond to evidence of the effects on children especially in regard to testing procedures for cell phones.
The FCC failed to consider the non-cancer evidence regarding adverse health effects from wireless technology including neurological effects, oxidative stress, and effects on sperm and prenatal exposure, etc.
The FCC guidelines test wireless portable devices for 30-minute exposure from a single device, and consider only heating effects on tissue. The court determined the FCC failed to respond to evidence showing effects that have nothing to do with heat (called “non-thermal harms”).
The court’s ruling is a historic win for safe tech advocates globally, and raises substantial issues for both manufacturers of wireless equipment and telecommunications operators.
More information on the historic win is available on the links below.