Wonders never cease – as my Mom likes to say.
IEEE has been promoting extremely high levels of EMR exposure as safe for decades through their Standard C95.1, recently updated in 2019. Before that the previous version was C95.1-2005. The FCC is not a health and safety agency and admits it, but claims to have taken the advice of “experts” in setting their EMR or RF exposure limits. FCC took their numbers straight from C95.1.
In a soon to be published article in the IEEE Journal they take a totally different approach, acknowledging the studies on health effects several orders of magnitude below what the FCC allows and making some very surprising (considering the source) statements and conclusions.
You can download the paper here or from the IEEE site.
“Electromagnetic Radiation due to Cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies: How safe are we?”
Check out these excerpts from the paper. The Conclusion is absolutely golden!
ABSTRACT The electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted out of wireless communication modules in various electronic devices have been identified by researchers as biologically hazardous to humans as well as other living beings.
However, it is very important to identify beforehand, if any, harmful or adverse effects resulting from increased exposure of human beings.
People should be made aware that the EMR from using day
to day cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices are harmful to human health. The levels of radiation observed in most cases such as phone calls, internet browsing on laptops and
smartphones, using wireless routers and hotspots, Bluetooth
smartwatches and smartphones are unsafe when compared
with radiations limits determined by medical bodies. According to current medical literature, various adverse health effects from exposure to RF EMR have been well documented.
For now, wireless technologies must be avoided as much as
possible. New and innovative wired solutions which provide
the same level of user-friendliness should be encouraged.
Intervention of government and medical bodies with the main
purpose of protecting human health is of utmost necessity to
ensure good economic development without compromising
the health of the population. Countries must adopt the guidelines suggested by medical bodies which take into account both thermal and non-thermal effects of EMR. At present, all
individuals must take preventive and protective measures to
protect themselves from harmful EMR exposure
(End of excerpts)
Now if only Congress would amend the TCA and force the FCC to amend its rules based on this paper!